Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Horrible awful week.  tomorrow is the funeral for Boh.  We have talked or seen his dad everyday this week and saw his mom today.  it would break your heart to see them.  Henry came home right away and will stay until Sunday.  IT will be very quiet in our house once he and Ally have gone.  The place has been very busy with people in and out and visiting. 

More bad news, Mrs. Pardell died yesterday and the funeral is Saturday.  She has been really sick for two months in the hospital and did not recognize anyone.  I will be at the funeral for her representing the family.

After the week i want to make sure you all know I love you and appreciate the phone calls and flowers, it does help to have family that cares for sure. 

The family took this picture I took of the boys and blew it up and will have it at the front for the service.  I think is it a great picture of them and i felt very proud they chose one I had taken.  I will miss him.

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Good-bye visitors

Feeling so bad for the Longs. What a sad loss.

Grace was here for a day or so, she had an interview at the hospital here for a summer job. Jovita's aunt was one of the interviewers. Grace is thinking that working here would be very good experience and a good move career-wise. So we may have her with us for one last summer.

Now she and Jude have left. It was great having Jude here. Hope you folks in Kelowna can get as much work out of her as we did. I feel that mopping up the sewer overflow went above and beyond.

Geoff always feels sad when guests leave. He has been busy downstairs doing some cleaning up of stuff that got wet and has taken a lot out to the dump and recycling. There is only so much I can purge, I certainly don't want to be throwing out his stuff so when he gets to it it makes much more progress. He has difficulty tossing things so this is hard on him. So it's not such a great day for him. A bright spot is that he may be done work for a bit so some time at home is something to look forward to.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Golden Nugget

we are going to Las Vegas for weekend in April for anniversary! Staying at the Golden Nugget. Which has a sharktank. Really and for true.

Maybe we'll see some gangsters and showgirls?

Leave Apr 21, return Apr 24.

I have 3, 4 day weekends in April.
I need it.

It has been so busy with getting ready to move at work, course I'm taking. I'm doing a summer distance course-ethics and politics of healthcare.

I hope it's good, though I read reviews of the prof-mediocre at best. It's only a 2 month course June and July, so I can fumble my way through it.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

A visitor

Jude is here for a visit. Another advantage of retirement, visiting during the week. Bonus for us - she is cooking for us every night. We went to the library movie last night, Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy. I enjoyed it, although thinking back, there is quite a bit that went over my head. But Colin Firth, Gary Oldman, Benedict Cumberbatch. How can you go wrong?
We are going out to Grandview Stage to see O My Darling from Winnipeg. Looks to be good.
We are tossing around plans to go to England for a couple of weeks in September. Maybe a week in London and a week outside. Jude suggested renting an apartment instead of a hotel. It is fun looking at places.
Sam has changed his after uni plans. He has accepted a job with Capital Power in Edmonton which starts in May. I think it sounds more like what he is interested in.

Monday, March 12, 2012

Poor Badgers

They are persecuted!


Sunday, March 04, 2012


We have these squirrels living in our yard. This past fall we saw them skittering all over the place hiding nuts. Including in our planters.
I looked outside today to see one sitting outside underneath the trees. Surrounded by all these empty nut shells.
And a crocus is blooming!!!

Saturday, March 03, 2012

Must. Get. Moving.

Sitting around on a Saturday with lots to do and no motivation. I get up, look at something that should be taken care of, then sit down again. Check out FB and Pinterest, then get up. Repeat to infinity. Last Saturday we spent a lot of time checking out warm vacations but due to lethargy more than anything else decided not to book anything. Geoff went to the dentist this week and behold, his teeth need work at about the price of a warm vacation. Good thing he's working.

What I keep getting up to look at are rooms and closets that need to be cleaned and sorted out. I keep telling myself that even doing a little bit will be progress but I don't think I really believe it.

Thursday, March 01, 2012

Back to the land of snow and ice

Everything went pretty well travelwise yesterday, except for the very last deplaning. We landed in Edmonton 5 minutes ahead of schedule, and had to wait on the tarmac for about 5 minutes before getting to the gate. Then when we got to the gate there was a problem with getting the walkway lined up with the plane door, which took another 20 minutes to fix. People were not happy. The guy who was next to me kept saying I travel a lot and this is unacceptable. I thought if you travel a lot then you should know that stuff happens, and moaning and complaining about it does not do a thing.

Breezed through customs, had to wait a while for bags, but then as I went through the doors there was Grace to welcome me home. I don't usually get a pick up when I come home so that was a real treat.

The flight from SB to Denver was good, it was not a huge plane, so the altitude was not that high up, first we flew along the coast for a bit, then inland, over the desert, then mountains I had a window seat so had great views of everything.