My girlfriend Carrie bought me a box of lovely Lindt Dark chocolate as medicinal consolation for not being able to bake my own brownies when I truly need them most. Unfortunately, by the time I got home and discovered these little treasures, I found that the box was lighter by more than half - with only 4 chocolates remaining - courtesy of Kevin - who thought they were for both of us.
Yesterday, I refreshed my supply, gave Kevin his own Cream Egg ahead of Easter, and have hidden the rest. Am taking 2 a day so far. Although, as I get further into this book-keeping tax prep I may have to increase the dose to keep myself going. And, should that sugar fix not be enough, our good friend Lorne has given me a case of Kosher Coke (available only in a few neighbourhoods in the Toronto area during Passover) - this is the Coke that is made with sugar only - no corn products. What a blast from the past - could almost imagine that I was little again and was holding one of those little rippled bottles in my hand. Interesting though - we've shared with a number of people - and some can definitely tell the difference - others don't know what we're on about, hence the popularity of using corn products in so much of our processed food.
Light table growth moving along nicely - stuff needs to be transplanted, but am forcing myself to do tax stuff first. Just like everyone else, we've had several cold days - can you believe how depressing Lake Ontario looks? It was -12C with the windchill on Tuesday.
When I saw these little Winter Aconites at first I thought some sort of children's toy had been scattered about. They were frozen solid - could have shattered the blossoms just by tapping them with my finger.
However, today is much nicer and I've gone and cheated by buying some potted-up primula, pansies and daffs - stuck them in a pot and can see them from my kitchen window. So very cheerful and pretty.
Down in the back garden, Ivory Prince seems to be standing in a pool of discarded clothes.
Carex muskingumensis - one of my largest Carex - stands about 1 meter (3ft) high mid-summer is sending up nice strong new blades.