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Another awesome weekend here at the Chateau Tabitha Urban Homestead, despite the very, very cold weather.  We’re sitting at about -25 C right now, although Enviro Canada has forecast +2 C for Tuesday.  We’ll see.  I never trust the forecast.

After mentioning that we ran out of homegrown potatoes and onions in November, my friend Betty offered to share some of her harvest with us.  Friday night, I received two large bags of potatoes and onions.  Yay!  I am so impressed with her onions.  How do you even grow onions this big?!  We are plagued with onion maggots in our garden, and even if the maggots don’t get to them, they sure don’t get to be this size.  Way to go, Betty!

Betty's onionSaturday afternoon, I attended an Aerial Hoop (or Lyra) workshop at ClubMynx.  This is the studio where I teach (and take) pole dancing lessons.  Aerial Hoop is their newest offering, and it is AMAZING.  The next day, the backs of my knees were bruised, my arms were sore, and my hands newly callused, but I didn’t care.  It was like being a circus performer for an afternoon.  So much fun.  Perhaps trapeze lessons next?

Aerial Hoop WorkshopSunday, I finished the cardigan I started knitting waaaaaaay back in August during The Importance of Being Earnest.  Considering our re-mount of the show begins in three days, I finished it just in the nick of time to start a new knitting project.  It took a long time to knit, and putting it together was a bit confusing, but it’s warm and cozy, and (thankfully) I like it.

Minimalist CardiganI also got to spend some quality time with the girls on Sunday afternoon.  And by quality time, I mean I cleaned up their poop and refreshed their food and water, while they squawked at me, begging for treats and scratch.  I was strong; I did not give in.  Layer ration only.  I put some more Vaseline on Ginger.  It seems to be doing the trick.  Only one little spike got hit.

Ginger's FrostbiteIt’s super hard to get her to sit still for a picture; she’s constantly on the move.  Didn’t help that I had just finished chasing her around with a jar of Vaseline.  She wasn’t too pleased with me.

How was your weekend?  How’s the weather in your part of the world?  I hope you’re staying warm.  Leave a comment below.  I’d love to hear from you!

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