After an especially intense period at work, we finally made our annual trek to the beach in Osoyoos, BC. Same beach, same hotel, same unit. Boring? Well, my older son thinks so and doesn't come anymore, but the rest of us find the sameness relaxing. Both my husband and I still had to do a … Continue reading Back in My Happy Place
Hope Let's start with the good news, from a personal point of view. I finally had my appointment with the rheumatologist, who said that, even though the X-ray shows severe arthritis, the pain in my hip is likely from trochanteric bursitis and/or tendonitis. He gave me a cortisone shot where it was most painful, and … Continue reading Hope, Smoke, and a Sad Reason for a Trip
Wineries, Again As planned in my last post, we visited and did a tasting at my husband's favourite winery, Burrowing Owl, where of course we ordered a case to be shipped home. Our reasoning is that we will drink wine over the course of the year, and it might as well be wine we really … Continue reading Almost Back to Reality
Pixabay Hello, everyone. First of all, apologies for my absence... I have not even been able to manage more than a cursory glance at any blogs over the last several weeks. I have a situation at work that feels like "death by a thousand cuts". I am the point person in the middle of something, … Continue reading Ahh… Vacation
One of the things I love about driving to Osoyoos is seeing the changing scenery as we move towards the desert. (Osoyoos is a strange mix, having both desert and lush fruit-growing areas.) I try to snap pictures as we go, but most of them get discarded due to my unique knack of snapping just … Continue reading The Journey and the First Days
I came back from the beach with new resolve that somehow I would get my life organized enough to do the things that feel good to me, like blogging. We were going to make time to swim every day (did it twice) and I would be home cooking dinner more often instead of working (didn't … Continue reading I Can’t Believe It’s Been 4 Weeks…
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!
No, Raymond, not that beach! And don't you own a bathing suit? It's going to be hot! (Blurry picture of the Guylty RAPS that will, of course, accompany me.) We're heading for our annual trek to Osoyoos, British Columbia for a week in the sun. Here's the view last year from the window of the … Continue reading Heading to the Beach!