Thursday, September 18, 2008

A good week


It's been a really good week, for which I am grateful.

My sales are up -- a huge thank you to my customers -- so my budget is a little more comfortable, and I'm working on some items for GreenCraft, a new eco magazine from Stampington that's due to make an appearance next year.

Yesterday I had an appointment at Women's College Hospital. Every two years (because I'm deemed to be low-risk), they send me a letter to go and have my mammogram. They take such good care of you there. It's all over in 5 minutes and you see the results on a monitor. Clean, go home. Thank you. Then a follow-up letter is sent to you confirming the results.

The election people came to the door to make sure I was on the voting list for the Federal elections next month. In Canada you don't have to register with any party to vote; you just have to be on the voters' list. It's a privilege to cast my vote, so I always do it. Someone, I forget who, asked me about our elections: We have a Parliament and a Senate. If a government is behaving badly they can be brought down by a "No Confidence" vote in Parliament and we elect a new government. If a government feels safe, it will call an election believing it will be re-elected (still a risk because it can backfire). A couple of months of campaigning and we go to the polls, and presto! a new government.

This evening I'm getting together with a couple of good friends to see The Women and have some R&R.

Have a wonderful day!

6 comments:

  1. So glad for your good news at the doctor's. Hope you enjoy the film - am anxious to see that one. I saw The Duchess in London and liked it, although I found K Knightley's eyebrows distracting and her expression doesn't change that much. But all in all, an excellent film. Good news about your work for the new mag, too! xoxox

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  2. Lots of beautiful art, no wonder your etsy shop is doing so well, you have been busy.

    Still love your darling birdies!

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  3. This is beautiful!! Hope you had fun with your friends!

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  4. I love this heart -- is it part of a larger piece?
    I have mammograms yearly (I'm high risk). They are pretty wonderful at Mount Sinai too! I always have mine in August.
    And YAY ! -- I'm glad that your sales are up.

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  5. your texture-y heart is bee u ti ful! I love the way I can almost feel it from here!

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