Saturday, December 27, 2008


This one is about geothermal heating. You can bring in air that is heated (or cooled) in the ground before introducing it to your home, that way its less work to heat (or cool) your house.

I attended the urban agriculture meeting last week, which was good. We had a good talk about our motivations for being involved. I think its such an amazing concept that brings interesting people together. There are people involved with promoting urban agriculture in the city, and educating people about it. Its amazing how much people do because it is what they believe in, and not getting anything in return. Such passion and positive vibes.

Anyways, while I was there I thought it would be cool to share these paintings on their forum, as they are about sustainable ideas. I posted a few and have got some positive feed back. Its so much more inspiring being an artist when you get feed back, otherwise you can get insular and feel isolated. Anyways, as a result I am going to put them in the 1111 show, and perhaps participate in a booth with the garden path society at the lilac festival next summer.

So thats been cool.

Christmas around here was quiet. We are sort of half-way between the whole Christmas thing. Being Baha'i we have many other celebrations, festivals and holy days through the year, that we try to focus on. But having grown up in a Christmas culture, we find it hard to not get caught up in it. We were booked to spend Christmas in Edmonton with wonderful family, who have such beautiful festive activities for the day that I hadn't really planned anything here. But then the holidays came, the husband was finally home, and we got to spend more than a couple passing minute together, and none of us could bear to break that bubble...for four days. We stayed in out PJ's till noon, played lego, lit the fireplace, read a new book to each other at night, and categorically "vegged out". It was boxing day before we actually got it together to head north. It felt a bit like a time warp that all went too quickly. We did house chores like mopping the kitchen floor and vacuuming the bedrooms - its been too long! ick! but we also backed pumpkin cake, watched "Madagaskar", and playes the "hello" game, till we dropped! We did venture south to my parents for a Turkey dinner, which was nice seeing as with all that playing and time warpedness, I hadn't made anything to eat!

Also I discovered that thrift store shopping is the best at minus 30. Also, pre-Christmas, everyone is so busy at T'R'Us and Wall Mart - the thrift stores were empty! We went to Value Village, and brought home a huge basket haul, I mean I bought a ton of baskets! - and in passing I found 4 100% cashmere sweaters - in my size!) So that was kinda cool.

Sadly when we did arrive in Edmonton, the water lines in my sister's new house had frozen and burst while they were in England, and the whole place was flooded. We are still dealing with the plumber, who is hopefully going to get us running water again. Its been a huge learning for all of us - when you leave the house for more than a day - TURN THE WATER MAINS OFF!!!!

OK, so now Ive shared with you some wisdom, I hope you have a lovely holiday and New Years, and be happy, warm, dry and prosperous! Love Angie.


oakleyses said...

louis vuitton, polo ralph lauren, nike free run, oakley sunglasses, polo ralph lauren outlet online, sac longchamp pas cher, michael kors pas cher, longchamp outlet, tiffany and co, uggs on sale, prada outlet, replica watches, tiffany jewelry, nike free, polo outlet, longchamp pas cher, prada handbags, louboutin pas cher, chanel handbags, nike air max, air max, ugg boots, nike air max, nike roshe, burberry pas cher, ray ban sunglasses, oakley sunglasses, oakley sunglasses, christian louboutin outlet, gucci handbags, louis vuitton, louis vuitton outlet, tory burch outlet, louis vuitton outlet, longchamp outlet, christian louboutin uk, louis vuitton outlet, longchamp outlet, christian louboutin shoes, cheap oakley sunglasses, nike outlet, kate spade outlet, jordan shoes, jordan pas cher, ray ban sunglasses, ray ban sunglasses, oakley sunglasses wholesale, replica watches

oakleyses said...

converse pas cher, burberry outlet, michael kors outlet online, hollister pas cher, timberland pas cher, michael kors outlet online, michael kors outlet online, hogan outlet, kate spade, nike tn, true religion outlet, nike air max uk, michael kors, true religion jeans, uggs outlet, nike air max, nike free uk, north face, ray ban uk, north face uk, true religion outlet, nike blazer pas cher, true religion outlet, michael kors, uggs outlet, abercrombie and fitch uk, lululemon canada, vans pas cher, sac vanessa bruno, nike air max uk, michael kors outlet, michael kors outlet, ray ban pas cher, michael kors outlet, oakley pas cher, nike roshe run uk, polo lacoste, nike air force, ralph lauren uk, coach purses, coach outlet, guess pas cher, new balance, hollister uk, coach outlet store online, sac hermes, burberry handbags, replica handbags

oakleyses said...

iphone 6 plus cases, giuseppe zanotti outlet, hollister, reebok outlet, mont blanc pens, abercrombie and fitch, jimmy choo outlet, iphone 6s plus cases, iphone cases, nike roshe run, north face outlet, s6 case, new balance shoes, mac cosmetics, iphone 6 cases, timberland boots, instyler, celine handbags, asics running shoes, ferragamo shoes, beats by dre, ghd hair, oakley, baseball bats, valentino shoes, herve leger, wedding dresses, babyliss, vans outlet, nfl jerseys, p90x workout, mcm handbags, ralph lauren, bottega veneta, nike huaraches, longchamp uk, soccer shoes, iphone 5s cases, iphone 6s cases, ipad cases, insanity workout, north face outlet, nike air max, lululemon, chi flat iron, soccer jerseys, nike trainers uk, hollister clothing, louboutin, hermes belt

oakleyses said...

louis vuitton, pandora jewelry, coach outlet, montre pas cher, moncler, ray ban, canada goose uk, karen millen uk, ugg uk, pandora uk, moncler, converse outlet, juicy couture outlet, gucci, moncler, moncler, canada goose, swarovski, replica watches, ugg pas cher, lancel, wedding dresses, canada goose jackets, hollister, canada goose outlet, moncler outlet, hollister, supra shoes, juicy couture outlet, moncler outlet, louis vuitton, vans, canada goose outlet, barbour uk, ugg,uggs,uggs canada, links of london, ugg,ugg australia,ugg italia, nike air max, pandora jewelry, louis vuitton, louis vuitton, canada goose, converse, barbour, pandora charms, swarovski crystal, louis vuitton, thomas sabo, marc jacobs, canada goose outlet, canada goose, moncler uk