Saturday, February 17, 2018

Odds N Sodds

Thanks for all your kind words on my last post - I am back to 100% health and feeling good.  Did I do my 10,000 steps while I was sick?  Well, I ended up doing 60,000 of my required 72,000 last week so the answer is no, two days I was just too sick.  I am not worried about it though, I am back on track this week.

Monday, February 12, 2018

Under The Weather

I've not posted as I have been quite sick this week.  I thought I was on the mend Saturday so expended a lot of energy cleaning my house top to bottom and going to Costco for groceries....and by that evening I was feeling yucky again.  I am still not over it, usually I rebound back quickly but this time I am on day five.

In the mean time I was trying to get year end done for the Company to take to the accountant (done and delivered) and had to do a bunch of Company work for hubby to deliver training this week.  Yes, self employment sucks when you aren't feeling well but the show must go on as they say.  Oh yeah, hubby's 90 year old Aunt died and we would really like to attend the funeral but it is exactly when hubby has to deliver training in another city, training that cannot be rescheduled.  So he also has to "suck it up" as they say and miss her funeral. She was a very sweet woman who lived a full life and hubby is very upset we can't go.  Usually we have a more flexible schedule and could have gone...

I will be posting again when I feel more like a human and less like a train wreck :)

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

January - The Longest Month Of The Year

Doesn't it seem like January just goes on and on?  Maybe that is why I managed to read 8 books this month, probably a personal record.  I haven't always kept track but as I get older I hate seeing a book and then wonder if I have read it before.  Most times I can tell from the brief on the back but sometimes I get a couple of chapters in before realizing I have already been there and done that.  Now I keep track of Authors and Titles on my phone in lists (I also keep my ongoing grocery list there, so handy).  In 2017 I read 27 books in total.  I think 2018 might be the year of reading.

8 Books Read this month:

Camilla Lackberg - The Lost Boy
Janet Evanovich - Wicked Charms
Louise Penny - Still Life
Louise Penny - The Long Way Home
Sue Grafton - X
PJ Parrish - A Thousand Bones
PJ Parrish - Paint It Black
Peter May - Entry Island

Friday, January 26, 2018

Wake Up Call

Around 1 am Pacific time Tuesday morning there was a large earthquake in Alaska.  We awoke  to find that there had been a tsunami warning for the whole BC Coast and all of Vancouver Island but that the warning had already been called off by the time we got up.  It was a weird feeling turning on your phone and suddenly seeing all these social media posts about potential disaster, not knowing what was going on.  We turned the TV on and realized any danger to the Island had passed.

Monday, January 22, 2018

After The Storm

We had a very interesting week weatherwise here, lots of rain, wind, and at higher elevations massive amounts of snow.  Thursday we had a large windstorm and thought that was the worst of it.  On the other side of the island near Tofino there were 30 foot waves and all beaches were closed as the ocean raged and threw gigantic logs around like toothpicks.  The waves were pounding the beaches so hard that you could detect the earth movement on the richter scale.

Sunday, January 14, 2018

The Grocery Wars

If you don't live in Canada you may not have heard that we have had a bread price fixing scandal involving almost every large Canadian grocery store.  Loblaws which is one of the largest admitted to being part of it and came out before they were charged/sued.  They are giving everyone who bought bread there before 2015 (*no proof required) a $25 GC if you register at  I have registered and had my husband and Mom do the same.  This price-fixing happened over a very long period of time including before I was married so that is why we both registered as had independently shopped there.  

Sunday, January 7, 2018

Staying In

While the rest of Canada is experiencing bone chilling temperatures we are experiencing rain - I'll take that any day over the extreme cold days that we previously lived in when living through Alberta winters.  We need to take down the Christmas lights but I don't really want to do that in the rain so it will wait a few more days.  I might gather up the ones at the back of the house to dry off and organize before we store them.  This weekend has been slow, all about doing laundry, hubby unpacking from his trip and cooking.

Hubby did make it home on time on Friday night, what is a complete miracle based on all the weather cancellations and delays.  And the fact that his Westjet plane was preparing to depart at the exact same terminal at the exact same moment as this collision of two aircraft which resulted in a fire and the passengers deplaning by chute at Toronto Pearson airport.  He had been texting me wondering why after boarding it took 70 minutes for them to take off.  They were told it was a cold weather delay then a problem with catering as they were the opposite side of the terminal and couldn't see the fire.  I think that the crew decided to tell people another story rather than what was really going on but fortunately he didn't miss his connecting flight at Calgary and got home on time.  I watched the news and immediately realized what had happened and texted him so when he got to Calgary he was filled in.

Friday, January 5, 2018

What Were They Thinking Edition

Mom and I did some errands yesterday which included dropping some things off at the thrift store for donation.  I cannot simply drop things at a thrift store so we had to go in.  Mom starts laughing at this picture.  Seriously, what bride needs to have a gigantic (2 ft tall) picture of herself in her wedding dress framed and hung on the wall?  Wouldn't you want your husband to be in it?

Monday, January 1, 2018

A New Year - A Clean Slate

This is not a post about New Years Resolutions as I don't believe in them.  If you want to change something in your life then do it, a date shouldn't be the trigger.  I always see the new year as full of possibilities.  If you've had a bad year then close the door on it and look forward, not backwards.

Friday, December 29, 2017

Hill Billy Christmas

I've emerged from work long enough to get this post up.  Originally, we had planned on taking a work break between Christmas and New Years but due to complications with our largest client and the fact that hubby has to fly out on business on Jan 1 at 6am (really!) we are doing loads of work this week.  I also had a bunch of year end financial stuff to process before our corporate year end of Dec 31.  

All the local kids here were happy as we got 3 inches of snow on Christmas Eve afternoon as many a snow man got built that day.  As the boys had already safely flew on on the 23 it really didn't effect us but made for bad local roads that day.