Friday, February 26, 2010

The week end looms.

Ever notice how long the weekend seems on Friday? Two days filled with possibilities, plans and ... laundry.
The knit together is tonight at Little Red Mitten and as much as I would like to go, I shouldn't. That's all there is to it. I will buy wool, more wool, lovely wool and they stock the yummiest. There is cotton on order from them now for the next table cloth.
I have to get back to Sophia's sweater. Actually I want to get back to it before the winter is over. Not that that appears to be anytime soon.
On the knitting front I have been busy with the Knitting Olympics. I could actually take an evening off as I am down to the last 2 rows and then the cast off. Go over to Nantyglo to see the latest progress.
Speaking of the Olympics I have to say the sight of all those reserved Canadians unashamedly decked out in red and white and flag waving has been a revelation. Almost American-like in our patriotism. So unlike us and about time too, I must say.
Carl came across this on YouTube. It is excellent and I would like to share it with you .

Thank you Tom and the P.M. is right we will probably apologize for our exuberance when all is said and done. A few more pictures in the summer when the temperature gets over 30C would have been a little more realistic.
A typical Canadianism is "Thank you" we say it all the time. I caught myself at the Tim Horton's drive thru. The conversation went like this:
:Welcome to Tim Horton's
me: I would like a medium steeped tea with milk and a tea biscuit.
: Will there be anything else?
me: no thank you
: that will be $2.08 please drive thru
me: thank you
at the window.
: passes me the tea
me: thank you
: passes me the the biscuit
me: thank you
: gives me the change
me: thank you
: Have a good day.
me: thank you
That's 6... SIX thank yous all for a cuppa tea. Shaking my head. I had no idea. I started listening at the check out at the grocery store. I am not the only one. Who knew? See we do have something else beside "eh" and I am not going to count the number of times I say THAT word in a day.


Happyone :-) said...

That was a wonderful video!! I learned quite a few things and parts of it made me cry.
Thank you sharing that.

Susan said...

I am glad you enjoyed the video. He did a pretty good job, except we do have swimming pools and beaches for the