Sunday, June 5, 2011

Today I...June 5th

Today I... sharing yesterday's peacock sightings with you. Isn't he a handsome fellow? If only their cries were a lovely as their feathers! If you've never hear a peacock's cry before, look it up on YouTube and you'll see what I mean :o)

...did the laundry and was most disgusted when I came across a Frenchwoman who lives in my building and who, by some odd coincidence often does her laundry at the same time as me. She was heading out of the laundry room while I was heading in and she looked most uncomfortable as she told me that she had removed my clothing from its washer. No bloody kidding!!! I was downstairs at the most two minutes after the machine stopped and she already had all of her clothes in the TWO washing machines and was on her way out. I'm pretty darn sure that she took my clothes out during their final spin cycle. I can't stand having people touch my clothes and therefore never, ever remove anyone elses clothes from the washing machine unless I have been waiting for over five minutes after a machine has stopped. It's a good thing I didn't come across her again, otherwise I might have had a bit of trouble being civil.

...went grocery shopping. Normally grocery shopping is quite an ordinary experience, but it was enhanced today by a woman getting caught stealing ten steaks and then very loudly resisting arrest. This is not the first time there has been theft at my grocery store. I live in a very safe neighborhood, but there are a few 'special' people who live in the slightly less safe neighborhood a five minute walk from my place where the grocery store is, namely a few kleptomaniacs. The last time I heard of theft in my grocery store, it was a lady who had tried to leave with a large number of bottles of wine. I have a sneaky suspicion it may have been the same woman. She should try stealing dish gloves, they're much easier to hide.

...made chocolate raspberry bread. It is currently baking and smells divine! You can see the recipe for it here.


  1. Hello Karine! I've so loved catching up on your blog posts this past week! Your pictures are amazing, and the peacock is beautiful! The farm across the road from us has 3 of them, and we hear them all the time. I've gotten used to hearing them (it wasn't easy!) and sometimes they even wander into our yard--One is all white my hope is to get a picture of it sometime.

    Crazy about what happened at the grocery store, and I love the idea of a 'journal' for your sweetheart! I hope you're having a good evening!!

  2. A peacock is beautiful to see, but cover your ears at the same time! Oh my, you have plenty daily adventures. Interesting shoplifting story -maybe she resells the stuff:)

  3. well the peacock is lovely even if your neighbor was none too pleasant...your baking sounds scrumptious!