Saturday, April 19, 2008

It’s really my own fault!

I ordered some flannel lined Levis for me and Diane. They were on clearance since it is spring and all. They came in the mail yesterday. And then this morning, we have 10” of snow. One bright spot is I get extra activity points for shoveling snow. And we did shovel snow. We had a service man down finishing up the door repairs from the break-in. He stayed a little too long. We had warned him that our driveway was very tricky in the snow. But he was sure he would have no problem. After an hour of shoveling (3 of us) his van is pulled off the side of the road right past our driveway. He couldn’t make it any further.

Right now? It is warm and sunny with almost a foot of snow on the ground. Welcome to spring in Eastern Canada. This is not our typical spring weather for Victoria.

Saturday, April 05, 2008

I haven’t posted in a while and wanted to talk about our trip to Seattle over the Easter holiday. We had a wonderful and restful time. We didn’t worry about the B&E since we hired a house sitter. Everything was fine when we got home.

We went to help celebrate our friend Glenn’s birthday. We felt quite at home and like family with Glenn, Clara, Leslie and Leo. We enjoyed spending time with the wonderful house pets, as well.
I must now admit that the fine drinking and dining in Seattle almost made me cry it was so wonderful. I won’t go on and on about the comparison between Victoria and Seattle when it comes to the prices, but I could. Oh my gosh! If I could find a way to have a case or 2 of the McManis that is only $7.99 per bottle at Cost Plus, sent media mail through the post office I would! It was so wonderful to spend time with folks who love and appreciate wine as much as we do. Glenn always pulls out very special bottles from his closet (that Clara is not allowed to touch:) From the Leoville that was purchased in 1998 when grandson Leo was born to the Chateaux Margaux. We were spoiled by the fabulousness of it all. I already lust for my next trip to Seattle. If I lived on the mainland I’m afraid the trips would be much more frequent.

Then last weekend we went to the open house for Wild Arc. An organization that hospitalizes and releases back into the wild injured animals and birds. It was a great experience. The picture below is one of the success stories.

We are now preparing for our upcoming trip to Las Vegas. The weather here is starting to turn into spring. If you don’t count last week when it snowed, then hailed, then was sunny, then rained and snowed again. All of this, in the span of 1 hour. That is life on an Island!

At work our accounting department at work has joined a walking challenge sponsored by UVic. Our team name is the Beancounters. Our friend Heather and I have a personal bet for the month of April. Whoever has the most steps buys lunch. Right, Heather? Or is it the other way around? Can I use the I’m-old-enough-to-be-your-mother excuse if I lose the bet? It is fun. We wear pedometers all day long and log in our numbers everyday. I’ll keep you updated on the progress.

Well, I’d better go for now. I have a date with the treadmill before our doggie walk.