It's around a 5-hour drive from Vancouver to Osoyoos, and the scenery changes as we move along the road. Osoyoos is Canada's only desert, so as we approach the town, you can see the vegetation start to change. In a bit of a contradiction, though, the area in and around Osoyoos is also known for … Continue reading The Journey to Here
Leaving this (temps are Celsius of course): For this: Didn't leave by 10 o'clock like we'd hoped, more like noon, but we should be at the beach by dinner time. I worked late last night again, trying to get it all done before I left, but in the end I figured that since I'm not … Continue reading Vacation: Here I Come!
So, how do I get myself back into regular blogging? It's not that I don't have any topics... in fact, my backlog of ideas is so long that I don't even know where to start! Overwhelmed by choice! (A bit of a longer post today to hopefully get me back into the rhythm.) But really, … Continue reading This and That
Yesterday's birthday was pretty low key. I'm so consumed with trying to help my youngest finish up his high school career (as well as with my work) that there is little mind power left to even think about a birthday. I asked him if for my birthday he could try to get out of the … Continue reading Another Year; Another Birthday
Sorry for the 'radio silence'! My sister texted me to make sure I was still alive, given that it has been much too long since I've posted. I wish it were because I was having way too much fun, but alas, no. Just trying to keep my head above water. On the weekend, though, I had … Continue reading One Sunny Day on the Weekend
So, Guylty was asking if the view in Toronto is a nice as the one I left in Vancouver. Well, there are no mountains, but here's the view from the conference centre I'm at during the day. Nice juxtaposition of old and new. (The old is Toronto's Old City Hall.) My hotel has a swimming … Continue reading Toronto Revisited; and Vancouver
Leaving this behind for a week.
A neighbourhood street on a gloomy day: And a little spot of pleasure reminding me of my childhood:
Hard to believe, but Sunday was my first day off in I don't know how long! I slept in and then went outside to find that it was sunny -- and warm enough to forgo the jacket and just wear a short-sleeved shirt! The Weather Network says it's going up to 19 Celsius (66 Fahrenheit) … Continue reading A Day off and Sunny Weather!
Today at work we had a party with lots of purple and a fabulous cake. The organizers showed this video with the song "Bread & Roses", with a folk duo singing. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=XdDXqoxljTI As a finale to the day, I am taking myself out to see "The Favourite" to enjoy the reportedly fine female performances. Happy … Continue reading Happy International Women’s Day!