Well my poor little computer is on its last legs. I took it in to be repaired after my last post - they thought it was the fan but it turns out it needs a new logic board, which would be mucho dinero for a five year old computer, so it's not really worth it. So in the end, I will see how much more life I can squeeze out of it. It works for now, but needs much babying with ice packs and frequent breaks. But on to more important, alive things...It's really becoming spring now, and I'm so grateful for the sunshine
Mr. L and have been taking walks along the Lachine Canal, which runs through the whole southern end of the city and is just a few minutes from our house. I often miss the countryside and the ocean of Cape Breton (where my father lives and where we plan to end up) and all the concrete and cars and litter in the city can get me feeling quite morose. But walking along the canal is a great curative...the presence of water and wide-open space clears the cobwebs out.
The bouganvillea blooming in our living-room window also does wonders for my mood. It's so impractical having a tropical plant in this climate, but my Grandmother always used to talk about having them in Brazil, so we baby it along and every summer it rewards us with a few gorgeous flowers.
And speaking of tropical beauties, here is my sweet-but-fierce, miniature panther, dutifully guarding his favourite dollies...