sky…

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excellent day…

met my grandson for lunch and had a good visit… we ran an errand before he headed back to the bus and home…

the sky was amazing as we left the office at the end of the night… sun through the clouds was lovely…

as I was driving home the sun was setting and it was beautiful

got this shot while I was on the phone with my daughter…

  

the yellows and oranges were quite stunning…

and this…

  

pinks were lovely… 

always amazes me how in just a few seconds the sky can change from beautiful shades to black

busy…

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been busy since I got up today…

started out with a lovely hot tub and watched geese fly right over me…

  

added pictures to the new frame and finally got it set up in the living room… still thinking I might want the 14″ one instead of this 10″ one so I haven’t hung it on the wall just yet…

then it was a cab downtown to meet my daughter and spend two hours at the Home and Garden show… might just have found someone to help me in the garden… also spoke with my pond guy and we have a plan to get it all finished as soon as they can work outside…

  

then we headed to Silver City to meet up with the little guys to see Homeate half a bag of popcorn… can’t help myself where popcorn is involved…

stopped at Safeway to pick up a few ingredients for our supper and headed home to get it made as my son-in-law had to get to work…

cleaned up from supper and got the ingredients ready for tomorrow evening’s gathering… need to be ready as I will be working late…

luckily I am going in a bit later and have made a lunch date with my grandson who is on spring break…

might sleep in a bit in the morning because I am just a little tired, lol…

surprise…

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finally the hot tub is back up to 103… early Friday morning I wasn’t sleeping so decided to go out for a hot tub, only to discover that the heater wasn’t running… came back in and laid in bed thinking of all the things that could be wrong with it…

once it was light, I went out and unplugged and plugged it into the outlet…  was so happy when it started and it has been heating up ever since… it had gone down to 63 Celsius… really glad I didn’t just jump into it…

hoping to go out a bit later tonight, although rain has been coming down for the last while…

did a few chores around the house and spent some time on the computer printing out my food diary and blood sugar readings for the doctor’s appointment this week… also moved 1400 pictures from my phone to the computer…

had a wonderful surprise when I was watering plants…

  

found these two blooms on the peace lily…

good day…

beauty…

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was fasting for blood work this morning so I had a bit of extra time as I wasn’t rushing to get breakfast eaten……

got some shots of the fish tank which is finally clearing up after about two weeks of serious merkiness…

  

and was very excited to see the leaves starting up on the Japanese Maple…

  

as we were heading downtown the sky was spectacular

  

beautiful start to a Friday…

and the day ended as I walked home along the street and got a few pictures of the creek slightly frozen over…

looking forward to some warmer weather over the weekend…

was pleased to get the blood work done today as I see the doctor next week and we will be able to review my A1C numbers… anticipating that they will be much better than the last time they were taken…

lots to think about…

 

time…

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had a wonderful time with a dear young friend… supper out and I did very well I think…

I headed to the restaurant early and sat, by myself, for half an hour… felt very calm and relaxed during that time… had a cup of tea and read emails and checked out Facebook… for my entire adult life I have only ever eaten out twice on my own or spent any amount of time alone in a restaurant… actually I would have rather gone hungry than sit in a restaurant by myself… so, this felt like a very positive thing…

checked out the menu and chose my dinner based on the least calories of the items I liked…

had baked chicken wings…

  

and the most delicious spinach salad…

  

after a great visit I drove home in the daylight...

then, to top off my big girl pants activities for the day, I fixed the time on the clock in the car…

  

had been waiting for my son-in-law to come over to fix it but decided I would give it a try… obviously it was pretty easy

those big girl pants fit rather well today…

variety…

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crazy variety of weather today… 

first thing this morning I looked out the window to see this…

  

could barely see in front of our noses… wet snow falling and strong winds…

around noon the snow stopped but the wind continued…

on our way home the sun was out and the snow was melting…

  

it was beautiful so I decided to walk part way home, although the wind did push me around… was a bit worried about the sidewalks and whether they still had ice on them… mainly dry with just a few wet patches… great walk…

this is what I saw when I got home and looked out that same window…

  

wonder what it is going to look like tomorrow, lol…

sirens…

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left the office at one today, for an appointment…

was going to a place I hadn’t been before so I was a bit worried about time

fairly early in the drive I heard sirens and eventually spotted the fire truck behind me… vehicles were moving over and trying to get out of the way and once it had gone past, everyone tried to get back into the lane they had been in… that doesn’t always happen which can be really frustrating… some people just don’t want to let others back in, sigh…
close to where I needed to turn off the main drag, another fire truck shows up in the rear view mirror… had to pull over two lanes to get out of the way and then it goes by and turns to the right… practically in front and on top of me…
thanks to an app on my phone, I found my way to just where I needed to be, right on time, even with fire truck interference
do love technology when it works, lol…
little more technology and here’s the result…
  

bug…

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been a bit of a bug going around… upset stomachs and headaches…

Thursday and Friday I was dealing with the stomach business… Friday I was feeling a bit better…
Saturday the headache started… went into the hot tub early because I was frozen
ran out to pick up items for Sunday’s  birthday supper for my youngest…
slept for quite a while under lots of covers, and got up thinking I needed to eat, although I wasn’t at all hungry, but felt the need to eat to stay on top of the diabetes
gathered a simple supper of cheese and veggies and some flavoured water…
next thing, I came to on my back on the floor… my glasses weren’t on my face and there was water and veggies all around me…
was able to get to the living room and called my daughter… she came right over and they found my glasses which were not broken, thank goodness…
they cleaned up the mess in the kitchen and brought up some supper for me…
it was a long night with very little sleep… and, it appears that I landed on my hip because it is sore… 
still had the headache and now my neck was sore, likely from the fall…
no appetite but have been forcing myself to eat…
my son-in-law came by in the afternoon on Sunday and picked up all the ingredients for the supper so they could make it at their place…
thought of my beloved and how he was always there to look after me when I was sick, bringing me whatever I felt like eating or drinking… 
made me think of all my friends who live on their own and have to navigate sickness alone… I really have been blessed
hoping that I will feel better soon… 
 

oh ya, this is what I woke up to this morning…

Dobby…

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had a lovely conversation with a good friend who I haven’t seen for a while… 

she has been helping another friend who was recovering from surgery

reminded me of when she came and stayed with me after my cancer surgery… for a number of weeks I wasn’t able to lift anything over a couple of pounds…
while she was here she cleaned and cooked lovely treats which encouraged me to eat… she also recorded everything that was in my freezer, and made little bits and pieces to go into the freezer to entice me to eat…
and she went out and found me a kettle that wasn’t too heavy which I could pick up once I was on my own…
  
nearly every time I use it I think of her and how well she looked after me…

while she was here I referred to her as Dobby, the kitchen elf…

I’ve been thinking about that a lot this weekend as I have been under the weather…

how lucky was I…

parties…

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a few days ago my daughter was texting me about a party she is having tonight…

she always gives great parties… her sister does as well…
she had prepared goodie bags, snacks and decorated her space beautifully… she often has a theme and does a great job of pulling it all together…
I was complimenting her on how well it had come together and she responded with: “Cause my mom taught me to throw a great party!”
I was shocked because it hadn’t ever occurred to me that they had learned this from me…
silly really, because for years we catered and before that we often organized parties for our family and friends… they were usually themed as well…
and, as the girls got older they would help with the prep, and even serving at the event…
not sure why this never occurred to me that my party giving ways wouldn’t have passed on to them, lol…
too funny…
  
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