treats…

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this morning I put on my newest dragonfly… it was a gift from one of our group who spent some time in Cuba recently…

20140422-214158.jpglooks lovely and was a great treat…

often when we pick up a treat for one another we kind of have one person in mind for each item, but we usually put them out for everyone to choose… usually the right person gets the treat we had imagined they would like… of course we have been together for close to thirty years…

mid-morning my son-in-law arrived with treats that the Easter Bunny left for me at their house…

20140422-220155.jpgmight have eaten a few of them this evening…

fit…

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got up and out this morning… found the Fitbit at the Apple Store and got some help getting it connected to my phone…

20140421-225150.jpgonce it was charged, got to play with it a bit… think it is going to be fun and an encouragement to be more active…

ran a few more errands including treating myself to a new bowl… because I hardly have any, lol… saw it on Cityline last week and went searching to see if I could find it… with some great customer service, was in and out of Pier 1 in record time, and it was on sale…

20140421-230331.jpgfinally, had a visit from a young friend who lives in Vancouver… she brought me some very nice maple syrup

20140421-230526.jpglife is good…

Easter…

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lovely Easter Day…

started with time in the hot tub listening to sparrows and a woodpecker, seeing my first robin, and geese flying overhead…

later laid out in the sun and actually have a bit of pink on my arms and face…

kids came over and we had a lovely afternoon hunting for eggs, painting chocolate, colouring and reading…

then a great dinner with turkey and all the trimmings, and a small rack of lamb…

cupcakes and a visit from friends before everyone left…

20140420-212342.jpg some Easter eggs from the hunt, left behind for me… yum…

ready for my bed, lol…

pretty…

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this afternoon I was wishing I had some flowers for tomorrow’s Easter dinner…

not an hour later my nephew stopped by with a lovely orchid for my birthday from he and his mom…

20140419-203106.jpg she and I had a lovely conversation earlier in the day… we don’t see each other often as she is living in the West…

20140419-203346.jpggot to sit on the deck for a while before the sun went behind the clouds and spent time preparing for tomorrow’s dinner… stuffing is done and the potatoes are peeled…

tried to find a pedometer online and over the phone, as we are starting a walking contest at work on Tuesday… no luck yet, but hope to get one on Monday…

took care of a few chores around the house and watched tv…

more melting outside…

20140419-204507.jpgsure hope the Easter bunny stops by before the kids arrive tomorrow, lol…

was always George’s job to make sure the bunny had been… last year I wasn’t able to deal with it, but this year I will check in the morning to see if the bunny came… hope we get mini eggs…

birthday…

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had a wonderFULL birthday…

started early in the morning with a hot tub where I listened to sparrows and blue jays and watched geese flying over…

talked to my kids here and away, and made a few plans for my trip to Ottawa…

then out for brunch with my BS friends…

20140418-222939.jpgwe had a great time together, as always, and enjoyed our meal at Elements…

spent the rest of the day with my family… went to the zoo and visited the lions and tigers, played in the new Tundra playground and had a quick drink…

20140418-223250.jpgthen dinner at The Captain’s Table and a movie…

when I walked into the bedroom one of the glass hearts in the window was glittering, which I haven’t seen before…

20140418-223504.jpg just the way my heart felt…

friends…

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really a great day…

watched the rising sun peek out through the trees in the garden…

20140417-204002.jpglunch with a friend… we were celebrating our birthdays which are ten days apart… we talked and laughed and giggled our way through a really bad meal… it was wonderful to spend time together…

it seems hard to find the time to be with friends, as all of our lives are full…

tomorrow I am having lunch with my BS buddies… we are one birthday lunch behind so will be celebrating a January birthday and my April one…

was talking with someone a few days ago about how we often sign the card right at the table… one or another of us gets the attention of the birthday woman and they pretend not to notice what is happening…

we have a gift bag that has circulated for many, many years… it is always fun to figure out who has it, and where they might have put it, lol…

tonight I spotted more of the pond edging and last night the solar lights were glowing

20140417-212301.jpgalso got to catch up by phone with another friend…

special moments… need to remember to celebrate them…

surprise…

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I was surprised this morning when I looked out the window and spotted the edge of the top portion of the pond…

20140416-210046.jpgyou can see the small gray spot in front of the waterfall rock…

there is still lots of snow in the backyard, even though every day you can see more has melted… maybe there really is going to be a Spring…

when I walked up the sidewalk tonight I realized that one of the front flower beds was almost completely clear of snow… seemed like just a few days ago the snow was a couple of feet deep…

20140416-210837.jpggoing to have to clean out the bed soon, although the ground will probably be frozen for some time…

ready…

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last night before I went to bed I set the camera up on the tripod so it would be ready to take pictures of the eclipse… I didn’t set the alarm because I can usually wake up on demand…

20140415-213549.jpgapparently I needed my sleep, as I didn’t wake up until 6:30…

got a few nice shots of a colleague’s birthday rose…

20140415-213855.jpgended the day with an appointment where I met a new doctor as mine is away sick… was feeling quite nervous, worried that my blood pressure might shoot up… happily it didn’t and I was pleased with my time with him…

it was warm as I drove home and I enjoyed seeing how much snow has melted… yay…

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