So I'm back in Ottawa again. Its hot out, I'm slightly sunburned on one arm from driving around in the car, and once again I'm stuck in the realm of having loads of research to do, and even more entertaining distractions to keep me from doing that work...
individually frozen strawberries, which I cleaned and froze on cookie sheets earlier today... just perfect for use as ice-cubes, or when you only want a few berries, and not the whole bag of rock-solid strawberry mush. :) (this is what happens when I forget to bring a book to the cottage and end up reading back issues of Martha Stewart Living!)
my other, not-so-fun distraction of the day was the demise of the clothes dryer... which means I've had to hang all my laundry outside on the clothesline, after first scrubbing the darn thing clean (the line hadn't been used in over a year, and the last thing I want are dirty grey marks on my clean white clothes!). Admittedly, this isn't such a bad thing - especially since its almost 30 degrees out - but its just another headache we now have to deal with (I'm just glad we're still renting, so we won't have to pay for this repair!).
blah. i guess I should go hang out another load of laundry... catch ya later!
ETA: I just remembered why outdoor clothes lines aren't really all that popular in Ottawa, despite the great summer weather we get here: hot summer days (like today) frequently end in warm summer thunderstorms in the late afternoons, which means you end up drying your rain-soaked clothes in the damp basement instead of outside! (the storm clouds are building as we speak, so my laundry is now hiding out in the basement. blah).