She Cut the Stars out of the Sky

and baked them in a pie.

Has it been lost in the post? November 27, 2011

Filed under: yarny goodness — jlmack @ 10:17 pm

The hat I sent out almost two weeks ago still hasn’t reached its destination (the west coast of Canada). Or, it has, and the recipient hated it. If it’s not there by the end of this week, I’ll let the recipient know there is something out there for him/her.

I am nervous, however. What if it has been received and it was hated? What if it has been received, but not by its intended recipient? Yikes. I’m worried.

I hear from the recipient almost every day, and nothing has been said. Oh well… the mail in Canada can take forever. I guess I need to be patient.

Patience is a vulture.


Still on track… November 26, 2011

Filed under: happy places,running — jlmack @ 11:30 pm

So, I realized tonight that I’ve slightly miscalculated my running distances. I’ve remapped my route, and now I’m back on track. I ran about 7 km tonight. It took me 45 minutes, and I feel pretty good. Tired, but good.

I’m already figuring out where I’ll run when I’m for the holidays (which, for those of you keeping track at home, will be the evening of December 20th to the morning of December 27th). I have to work in the afternoon on December 27th.  At least I’ll get to have some time at home with my family and friends. Especially DeeDee and Ms. TL! Tom’s on the 21st, I hope!


Dreaming of dim sum… November 25, 2011

Filed under: Foooooooooood,Monkeytown — jlmack @ 10:45 pm

Saturday morning is my favourite time of the week. I get up, I go to the market, I pick up the Globe and Mail, some dim sum, and some quinoa salad for the week. Then, I head over to the coffee shop, eat my dim sum, and drink coffee while I do the crossword puzzle in the Globe.

I look forward to it all week. Do you have a weekly ritual you look forward to all week?


Thoughts of turkey and whatnottery November 24, 2011

Filed under: Foooooooooood,happy places — jlmack @ 10:55 pm

When I lived in Japan, I used to celebrate American Thanksgiving with my friends from around the world. The lovely Mr. SQ and I would have a party at his apartment. We usually would cook for normal parties, but for Thanksgiving, we would have a hotel cater the festivities. We would get a turkey and all the trimmings and dessert.

One year, we went to pick up the food, but it wasn’t ready yet. We had to wait in the wedding salon section for a few minutes. While we were sitting there, one of my students (I was working at an international elementary school at the time) walked by with his mother. When they saw SQ (coincidentally, the student had the same first name and last initial as my SQ) and I sitting there, their faces lit up.

SQ laughed out loud, and told me later that he should have laid one on me right there in the salon. I had some explaining to do when I got to school on Monday.

I miss my Japan loves.


Winter’s here! November 23, 2011

Filed under: Monkeytown — jlmack @ 10:42 pm

Really, really here.

It started this morning and quickly turned into a greasy, slippery mess.  I ws happy to get home and drink a bucketload of tea.

This time of year, I always ask myself the same question.

Why are Canadians always surprised when winter comes? It makes me giggle.


They’re finished! November 22, 2011

Filed under: Monkeytown,yarny goodness — jlmack @ 11:04 pm


They’re finished! My lovely coworker was kind enough to model them for me. I think every woman in my workplace tried them on today. The colours are so much fun!

I have started my Christmas presents for DeeDee and Molly. I think they’ll be quick knits… and I can’t wait to see my girls wearing them. Hooray!


Just the thumb to go… November 21, 2011

Filed under: yarny goodness — jlmack @ 11:49 pm

I’m just putting in the thumb of my second mitten, and then I’ll post pictures. Whew!