Sunday, February 27, 2011


We are staying at the Alpine Meadows lodge.
We are digesting supper from the bistro downtown and then plan to hot tub!
We had a good though too short visit with Theresa and Geoff. Went to hot springs in Radium yesterday-it was so nice. It was quite cold out, so hair got frosty and droplets froze in hair. It was not too busy either. The spot is lovely as you look up at the rock wall.
I will post more later

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Heart and Stroke Month

Geoff usually canvasses our street for Heart and Stroke. He always puts off going out till the end of the month because he doesn't like doing it. But this year he found a solution to get the job done - he paid Grace to go and do it. And she covered the whole street, collected a lot of money and got home in time for Glee.

Monday, February 21, 2011

Why no post?

There really is not anything new with us, but surely someone has something going on?

Saturday, February 12, 2011

It's been an interesting couple of weeks.

As you might expect, we have a weekly community worship service here at school. In the fall these are planned and led by the faculty, and in the spring the graduating students take turns. I wanted to get it over with before the work of the semester really picked up, and so I volunteered to be the first student this spring. This involves not only simple things like picking hymns, but preaching to all the other students and all the professors.

The musican for community worship, who comes in just for that, has a reputation of being fairly bossy when it comes to the music. He also insists on including at least one piece that he wrote in every service. Knowing this, I didn't consult him at all when I picked my hymns, and just let him know what they were. He pushed back on a couple of the hymns, but when I pointed out why I had a chosen them, he agreed. A few of them were traditional texts (the Magnificat) and I let him choose what music they were set to. He chose music he had written.

The sermon part went pretty well. It took quite a long time to write, and I still had a bit of finishing to do the night before. This was also the night of the inaugeration of the new Indigenous Studies Center (a new name for work that has been going on for a while). I thought I'd slip down there for an hour, and then have lots of time work on my sermon. I didn't realize that Native time is a lot like Sri Lankan time - things take as long as they take! The keynote speaker alone was an hour, and there were lots of other speeches, and some west coast dancing. It was great, but I didn't get home till 10:30, which meant that the sermon got finished quickly!

It went well though. People seemed to like it. Our Distinguished Theologian in Residence Sallie McFague, told me that it was good, and she was proud to have me graduate from the school. That was nice to hear, especially since Sallie is not shy about speaking her mind!

That was the first interesting thing. The other is adventures in babysitting. A fellow student, Patrick, is around the same age as I am, and is married with a 20 month old daughter. Mallory (Patrick's wife) is taking a course at UBC, and yesterday she had to get some work done. Patrick was at his field placement. So, they asked me to babysit. A toddler.

Actually, it went ok. I was only there for an hour or so, and Esther and I spent the whole time playing. She likes to read, and her book of the day was one that I remember from when I was growing up "There's A Monster At The End Of This Book", starring Grover. I was pretty happy to read that to her, and she was happy to listen.

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Monday, February 07, 2011

And you thought I was bossy

I howled when I read this

Trip to Conneticut and New York is booked

We leave on March 12, fly to Hartford, stay a couple of days in New Haven then off to New York, I can't wait. We have hotels booked in both places, a penthouse suite in New Haven a hotel owned by the Baptist church in New York.

Has anyone seen the show Boardwalk Empire? It has Steve Buscemi and is set in Atlantic City during prohibition. I have only seen the the first one, but I am looking forward to seeing the rest of the season.

For some reason this weekend I felt so tired, all I wanted to do is sleep. I missed seeing Grace on Sunday so I was a bit sad about that, but I feel as though I have caught up on my sleep now.

Kay called me on Dad's birthday just to let me know that she and George were thinking about him.

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Sunday, February 06, 2011


Score the hockey musical has it all, hockey, singing, Canadian content, love, drama, home schooling, classical music. We rented it this weekend and laughed and laughed.

Saturday, February 05, 2011

Guilty Pleasures

Geoff should participate in this.


fiddy fiddy?

Latitude is having a 50-50 raffle. Tickets are $5 each, and you could win $5000! We are hoping to raise 10 -- so 2000 tickets will be sold in total.

Would anyone like to buy tickets for your chance to win and support us? thanks!


Right On!


I am feeling better from illness and my funk seems to have lifted.

Tuesday, February 01, 2011


Just to keep you informed about something that will end up being nothing I am sure-I went to dentist a couple weeks ago, and had what I thought was canker on tongue. Actually it wasn't a canker anymore, just raised spot. He wants to biopsy as it is human papilloma virus, which there are about 75 kinds and a couple are associated with oral cancer. I was weirded out by this, as I know I have not kissed anyone, other than Richard for about 20 years-but dentist assures me that transmission is unclear-that many people probably have it without knowing.
So, the office will call to set up an appointment to get it excised. Which means freezing and a needle in the tongue, which does not seem appealing but I am hoping that it will not hurt as much as biting your tongue.
In other news, it is colder but sunny.
I said to Richard on Sunday that next year we have to go somewhere warm and sunny because I am irritable and short tempered. Related to the lack of sun, despite what others may say.
I feel like work has been very busy this week too-not sure why-and normally I like to be that way, except when crabby from lack of sun.
Paper is handed in, whew. Apparently anti depressants work, because doing a paper for this class is much better than when I did my 1st paper when I went back to school to become a nurse.