Wednesday, March 17, 2010

New Look – But Still Green

For Saint Paddy’s Day perhaps? Nah! It’s a pond. Ponds are green. Lots of lady damselflies are green. (See photo in sidebar.) I like green. It’s my second-favourite colour after orange.

As you might notice I’ve been playing around with the old blog. Well, I did warn you ahead of time! Do let me know if I’ve screwed anything up, hey? Obviously it’s not a huge change but it will likely continue to evolve as I learn how to use the tools available to me in Blogger’s layouts. They are not nearly as comprehensive as I would prefer! I still had to go into HTML a wee bit even though I was trying to avoid it. But at least I don’t have to do that every time I want to add something to my sidebar. And I still use Windows Live Writer for editing posts. It kicks the one in Blogger’s arse. Really. The control over photos it gives you is worth downloading and using the free program all by itself. Even if it is MS Windows. No, they don’t pay me to say this either.

So yesterday afternoon, T-Man and I walked down to Granville Island and went to the Silk Weaving Studio. It was lovely to see Chisako and her current work displayed all over the shop. I did take one photo (kind of out-of-focus, sorry hon’!):


I’m obviously much better at photographing objects than people! But doesn’t she look like she’s having a great time? It was lovely to see her since she’s heading down to WA to visit with her husband’s family before heading back to Japan. Sniff! Hopefully we’ll see her again tomorrow at the guild meeting first.

Then of course T and I had to go shopping for yummy things in the Market! $20 worth of halibut fillets and some honey-glazed pork ribs came home with us. Well, it was dinner time! And we were hungry. I coated the halibut with a combo of curry powder, mayo and yogurt and baked at 375F for about 20 minutes. Sprinkled with some chopped green onion from the garden, some steamed green beans and a salad, and it was a quick meal. Delish! The ribs are heading for the bbq tonight.

On the way home we took the temporary Olympic tram from Granville Island to Cambie St. Just to say we’d ridden it before it disappears. I really hope they do something with that line rather than just let it rot after March 21st when the borrowed trains go back to Bombardier. It cost enough to put it in! Just for a few weeks. Dumb. And wasteful. We got a little sprinkled upon during the walk home but made it without getting wet.

Today is glorious and sunny and I really should go get something useful done.


Anonymous said...

Looking great.

Louisa said...

Thanks, hon'! It was fun to do. Why did I wait so long?