Sunday, March 24, 2013

Sunday At Home

I took pictures of the power lines this morning.  The way the light was hitting them made them really stand out against the grey tones of the trees underneath in a way that I hadn't ever noticed before.  The towers made me think of the Eiffel Tower in Paris.
Yes, there are still spots on my lens. I can actually see
a small hair sitting on the lens! Will have to take the camera
in to the store, hopefully it can be fixed easily.
I was just heading out for a walk before noon today when a voice came over the intercom system in our building to announce that we were having power outage issues in the neighbourhood.  As a result, I didn't want to risk getting on the elevator, nor was I keen to walk down a double digit number flights of stairs (or, more accurately, to have to climb up again if the power was still off when I came back).

The weird thing was, the power hadn't been off before the first announcement was made.  Over the next 8 or 9 hours, it went off three times for 10 or 15 minutes each.  The rest of the time, everything seemed to be working so I kept on with the rest of my planned activities for the day. 

I filed my taxes - that only took half an hour online and I felt sooo virtuous afterwards to have gotten that task done well before the deadline.  My refund is a whopping ...wait for it...forty-two cents!!  Make that forty cents, now that rounding is a fact of life here in Canada. :)  Not worth writing home about but considering that I had to pay $200 last year, I am more than happy with the results.

Surprisingly, I've been blowing my nose like crazy all day.  Seems like it's too early for allergies - everything is still pretty frozen out there! - so I'm guessing it's a cold.  Drat.

I puttered around with some art supplies, and cut up Peerless paint squares to tape onto a palette I got from Steve Salik's blog, based on one developed by my friend Jane Davenport - you can read about her version here.  This process has been taking longer than expected but it's very relaxing.

I cuddled cats, watched a little Nascar (bit of excitement at the end, one of the drivers crashed in the final lap and was airlifted to the hospital - because of the post-race traffic rather than the urgency of his condition, it sounds like he's going to be okay) and toured around online.

Just a quiet late winter Sunday at home.

1 comment:

Jane Perala said...

Yes, you are very virtuous - I haven't even started mine yet!
As for allergies, mine started at the end of February - but that is here in BC where pollen has been flying around for weeks.