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June 27, 2013

Wow - it's hard to believe it's been three whole months since I posted last. My apologies, but life sort of got in the way of blogging. Did you miss me? Please say yes ;)

While I've been away I've been working on some projects, and I hope to share them with you in the next little while (If I can find the pictures - more on this below). In order to catch you up on some of the stuff I've been doing I thought I'd share a few Instagram pictures.
Oh-no computer problems
Directly or indirectly this was the start of my blogging hiatus. I had a small computer malfunction which I though I fixed. A few days later and I was proved wrong and I had to format my hard drive. Luckily I think I was able to save all my pictures. Unfortunately they're currently on SD cards because I've been too busy/lazy to reorganize them on my computer.
I bought a painting at an antique store on Queen east for $40. I love it, but like all my other pictures it's not yet hanging anywhere. At least this one is currently sitting on the back of my couch so I can see it instead of hiding in a corner with the rest of my stuff.
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I started to work on my hutch only to discover the damage to the foot was a whole lot more extensive than I thought. This cheap and easy project got a lot more difficult and expensive.
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I finally did something with my Kijiji chairs - I took them to Paint it like New for a bit of paint.
At the end of March I celebrated 3 years of owning my condo - where has the time gone?
I'm not a morning person, so it's very rare for me to do anything with my hair - I usually just tie it back. I was rather surprised how long it's gotten when I straightened it one day, and I've been plotting a cut since. How short should I go?
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I found a lovely rug at HomeSense that I planned to use in my bedroom and then drove all over the city looking for the right size. I bought it, and before I could return with a bigger car to bring it home returned it when I couldn't justify the cost ($300 +tax) given I had some big expenses coming up (see the last three pictures).
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I bought more art simply because the cows are cute - is that weird? This piece cost just $18, but I'm going to have to find a frame for it.
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Without going out once to train, and with a doozy of a cough I ran the Camp Oochigeas 10K race down Yonge street. I didn't post a great finishing time, but I'm happy I completed it.
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I decided that since I rather enjoy this interior decorating stuff that maybe I should learn more - I enrolled in my first course at Seneca college - intro to drafting. It's quite a bit more work than I thought, but I'm enjoying it. Who would have thought I'd go back to school?
Camp Grounded logo
I attended Camp Grounded in California for a long weekend, and then I played tourist in San Fransisco for a few days.
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Lastly, as of Monday, the new windows in my building are finally being installed after over a year of consultations and negotiations. The old windows are bright white aluminum sliders - the new ones are a dark brown fiberglass window with a double-hung cottage split with divided lights on top. Hopefully they're a bit more historically accurate, but no matter what I'm going to be so happy when they're complete - they were a lot of work.
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