Running back to Saskatoon...

I went back to 'Toon town for the weekend.

I stayed with friends, C & J, and we managed to get here to see a new play, The Walnut Tree, even though the extra ticket C. bought for me was "lost" by some sort of screw-up. But thanks to karma and the generosity of a friend, all 3 of us got to see one of the best performances I've ever seen.

Persephone Theater

I stopped by my old workplace to reconnect with some great people. And for coffee. Because you know, that's what work is really about - coffee time.

I spent some time absorbing the energy of the never-stop twins, almost-four-year-old K & R.

(R's self-portrait. K didn't stop long enough to get a photo taken!)

But mostly I went for this event:

Which leads me to today's version of...

You know you're at a prairie wedding when:

1. The guys running the bar have cowboy hats on.

2. These are the table decorations.

3. Everyone at the table, including the engineer, can identify the seeds used for the wedding decorations.

4. There is a discussion about the apparent frost damage on some of the seeds.

5. And one about the under-representation of pulse crops.

6. This is played at the wedding dance.

7. More than one wedding guest is "dressed up" wearing new Wranglers and a big belt buckle.

8. The DJ plays a polka, followed by a country song, followed by a current rock song. And the age group of those dancing to each is not what you'd predict.

9. Introductions to strangers include what chemical/seed company they work for (and you immediately know 5 other people they work with).


10. Much discussion is about the fact that thought it's only 4 C and overcast, it was a nice day for an October wedding because, you know, it might have snowed.

Traditional Norwegian wedding cake - very yummy!


  1. I came to your site through your comment on Sharon Astyk's blog.

    Oh my goodness, this made me smile. They played Rasputin at our wedding 26 years ago and hubby did the Russian kick step to it. And yes, there were cowboy hats in evidence even though we were married in February.

  2. Welcome - and glad I could give you some joy!! Gotta love the "Russian dancers" at weddings!



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