I forgot to share this years 1st visit to my local garden centre. No pics of Jack the cat, yet. The season is still young, plus he was sleeping so soundly in his basket. I did learn that the vast amount of turtles are there because of drop-off's. People that think an inch-sized turtle is cute until, it doesn't stop growing. Or one of the big reason's. Parent's of college/university students dropping turtles off after the 1st or 2nd semester because they don't want to look after their kids turtle. I wish people would think before they get certain animals. Whether it's animals that need special care or animals that may outlive you. By the way the turtle on top refused to come off the rocks during snack time, to get her treats. Apparently she's a hand-fed diva. The attitude she gave off was too funny.

turtle 2014 2

I'm also making my way through the Blackbird Sisters Mysteries by Nancy Martin. I finished Cross Your Heart And Hope To Die. Now I'm on to A Crazy Little Thing Called Death: A Blackbird Sisters Mystery. I treasure my reading time on the bus because that is the only time during the week that I have to read for pleasure, without guilt. Are you reading any good books or book series?


My 1st Tilley. Loving it! A lifetime guarentee  for replacement if it wears out. Insured against loss. This model has a UPF of 50+. Which is great for me because I can't wear any kind of sunscreen on my face. Breakouts galore. Don't mind the fluffy robe, I was getting comfortable for the rest of the night.:)

my first Tilly

Anyway it's  homework time now, so I can enjoy my weekend later. I hope you enjoy yours!

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Overall my 1st semester was a success. Many bumps in the road but I didn't quit so that's the most important thing. I did gift myself to 2 spring/summer nail polishes. ("bikini so teeny" and "turquoise & caicos") Which by the way are holding up well.  With all of the baking, cooking, scrubbing and digging around in the shed that I've been doing, I'm waiting for chips to start, but so far so good.  A trip would have been nice but maybe at the end.

essie nail polish

My week off was just that, a week off. Not nearly long enough, but better than nothing, so I'm doing my best to enjoy the remainder of it and not complain. Relaxing has been hard for me, as it is when you're used to having something to do all of the time. Especially when I keep going over in my mind and dreams about what I could have done/should have done in order to make a project/assignment better. I will be redoing several things, because I need to get working on my online portfolio. That is a project in itself.


I made another set of freezer foods, so I feel somewhat accomplished. Although there was a casualty with one jar of tomato sauce. I thought I left enough room for expansion but apparently not. Not enough food for everyday, but for the 1 or 2 days of the week that I'm too tired to cook and want something that tastes good and is healthy.


I also had some frozen bananas in the freezer, so I decided to make some healthier banana & stuff muffins. Great for breakfast or a snack.

banana muffins

I'm going to do my best to blog every Friday and stay on schedule. Although I still have my mind set on podcasting. It's just a matter of getting a good microphone at an affordable price. That's the one thing that is important when I'm listening to my favourite podcasts. If the sound quality is bad, I'll turn it off no matter how good the content is.  Anyway, have a great Friday and weekend, I plan to!

Book of the Month: The Affairs of Others: A Novel, by Amy Grace Loyd. The story of a young window, her tenants and how they intermingle, no matter how much she wishes they and she would stay separate. I'd give The Affairs of Others: A Novel a  3/5. (Links may not work in all countries. All videos belong to the artist/corporation. Links may be affiliate links.)

Till next time,