Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Random Thoughts

1. I just realized that I'm not as daring as I used to be. Now that I'm in my thirties, I feel more cautious. It's hard to explain. When I was younger, I'd just do things on a whim. I'd fly by the seat of my pants, I'd be really spontaneous and I'd do crazy things. A girlfriend of mine would call me up and ask what I was doing and we'd decide right then and there that we were going to drive to New York for the weekend...or drive from Toronto to Montreal just to have breakfast at Chez Cora's! There were other crazy things I'd do, but I won't mention them here! ;)


Now, even with little things like getting my hair cut, I feel more 'prudent'. I always get just a little trim...nothing drastic. I got my hair cut last month and to me it was a big adjustment from having long-ish hair. Today, I felt like being a little more daring. My mom, a girlfriend of mine and I went to get our hair done and this is what I got:It's a little fun and light. Perfect for getting ready for summer!

2. I never knew that spontaneous combustion could actually occur. How on earth does something start to go on fire by itself?? I saw examples of spontaneous combustion in movies and in books, but never knew it could happen in real life.
My husband and I were in the truck last summer and he was telling me how bales (of hay or grass or whatever) could self combust. Another friend of ours told me that she and her dad were moving bales in their barn and two of the bales started to self combust! They just started smoking! I suppose from moving the bales, if the conditions were right (oxygen levels, etc), then it could happen. It's really interesting if you think about it. Trust me, this is not something I probably would have ever thought of if I were still living in the city!!!3. I'm off to Montreal tomorrow morning to spend the weekend with my grandmother. As much as I love, love, love living on the Island, I just miss my family sooooooooo much! My grandma will be eighty-eight years old this August! I'm really close to my family and need to be with my grandma when she's in Canada. She spends the winters in the Philippines and the summers in Canada. I need to spend as much time with her as I can!4. This year we have more maple syrup than last year. Hubby and I just finished bottling our first batch and still have more to do. We're almost done. Aren't these the cutest? They look like little maple syrup soldiers all lined up. I'm not sure if Hubby thinks I'm weird because I need all the labels facing the same direction and everything needs to be uniform. *sigh* I know, I've got issues.5. Don't forget about the contest I've got on right now :) I'll announce the winner on Tuesday!


Don Mills Diva said...

Love your haircut!!!

I am not going to enter that contest because I do not need the sweets...I sooo do not need the sweets!

Lotus said...

Cute new 'do! We must be feeling the same buzz; I just cut about 4 inches off and got lots of layers!!! We're ready for summer sista :)

Autumn's Mom said...

Your hair looks cute! I'm getting mine done tonight..nothing drastic before the wedding. As soon as I'm hitched, I'm hacking it off!

I like jars and what not facing outward too.

mrinz said...

Your maple syrup bottle look so good - I would have the labels all the same too.
And - nice hair cut.

Have a neat weekend.

J at said...

Love the hair, love the syrup! And I'm the same...I would want them all uniform before taking a picture.

Rowing and Sowing said...

Hi C! I have just arrived to your blog for the first time (I saw you over at Jimmy's blog and thought I'd say hello to you.) I can tell that I'm going to enjoy reading your stories! (When I read your profile and saw you were a "city girl gone country", I thought "now how NEAT IS THIS!?!?" (really neat!) I've always wondered what I would do if I were faced with adjusting to "the city" - LOL! And yes indeed that rolled up hay will spontaneously combust and catch fire (and so will sawdust mills and cotton modules.) We had two cotton modules in the field near our house (not our farm) that caught fire because of "spontaneous combustion."

Ahhhh - and maple syrup? The bottles are lovely! How delicious, too - REAL maple syrup. My uncle used to make it and would send us bottles at the Holidays, and we cherished it!

I'm going to check out your contest now. It's nice meeting you. I look forward to reading your stories. Have fun!

P.S. I hope this comment doesn't publish about 10 times (it doesn't look like it's going through) so... here's hoping this one will! Click again :)

C said...

Don Mills Diva:
Thank you! I was feeling a bit hesitant, as this is the shortest I've had my hair in ages!

Thanks! Ooooh! Can't wait to see your new 'do too! You're right...I think we are ready for summer!!!

Autumn's Mom:
Oh, I'm with ya! I kept my hair long for the wedding so I could have it up in an updo. After the wedding, I got it trimmed and layered.

How exciting that your big day is almost here!!! Can't wait to pop over to your blog after the big event and hear more! Will you be posting wedding pics?

C said...

Thank you! :)
We left the Island at 4AM and got to Montreal at 3PM. I'm so excited I'm able to spend the weekend with my family in my "hometown" :)

The Montreal Canadiens lost (an embarrassing loss against Boston 5-1) so feeling kind of bummed. LOL! Hockey is sort of like a religion here in Montreal!

Thank you! I feel like having pancakes and maple syrup for breakfast!

rowing and sowing:
Hi! Thanks so much for popping by! I had seen a post that Jimmy had on his blog and he mentioned you and your adorable dogs!
I am so glad you stopped by! I checked out your blog via Jimmy's and I LOVE it! I will definitely be back to read more updates! Mind if I link you?

caninecologne said...

love your new hairstyle! very chic!

Uncivil said...

Hugs to your granny!
I'm going to my ex'es Granny's Birthday party next Saturday. She's hitting the big 90.
She was always my favorite in-law!

Karen MEG said...

C, your hair is so CUTE!!!! I love it. I just got my hair coloured for spring/summer - you think it's black but in the sun - eggplant. I know, I'm always doing wacky stuff with it! Trying to grow it again after Ian told me he liked it longer...fancy that, the first time in over 20 years that he had a preference.

Awesome syrup! Those bottles are very cute; I also love to see a man in the kitchen LOL!

So, hope you're having an awesome time with grandma in Montreal!

baby~amore' said...

I love your haircut too and I think ti so sweet you wanting to spend time with your Grandmother.
Those maple syrup bottles are something.I find it so facinating.

Rowing and Sowing said...

I don't mind at all, C. I've been gone most this week, and I'm looking forward to relaxing today at the computer and enjoying some good reads!

Fruitful Vine said...

The hairstyle looks really good. I never knew about spontaneous combustion. That's interesting. Thanks for sharing.

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