A quick trip to the coast to see family .... quite unexpected or planned but I flew down and spent a few days .... out of the snow and cold ! Well sort of ! Spent one day with my brother and we had a great day as we hit the neatst store in Vancouver called the Gourmet Warehouse , looks of food stuffs , kitchenware and gift ideas ! Too bad I didn't have a huge suitcase to fill and and unlimited credit card because I could have done a LOT of damage to it in that store ! Then we went down to catch the seabus over to Lonsdale Quay for a quick walk around and some lunch . We were lucky to be inside as it started raining ( It is North Vancouver after all ! ) . Back on the seabus to Vancouver and a tour of Gastown ....... but just a part of it as I wanted to go to Stanley Park and walk the seawall . The sun had come out and it was beautiful so wanted to enjoy the rest of the day outside . we stopped at the point and I discovered that I had a dead battery in my camera !!!! The charged one was in my suitcase which was not with us ! Uck !!! I can not believe the downfall from the windstorms there and the distruction it had caused . The parks board is cleaning and rebuilding as fast as they can though . Then off to Second Beach where we climbed down what felt like a kazillion steps to get to the seawall so we could walk over to Siwash Rock ..... only we didn't get there . Seems I am a bit of a klutz and walked off the path right onto my face .... face planted right onto the walking path !!!! So little brother and a nice man picked me up and got me to a bench ( Oh I was sooooooooooo embarassed ! ) where I gathered my brain together and took off my glasses which took the brunt of the fall .... they are toast but at least it wasn't my face ! ....... and I dinged my knee really well too ! So Brother got me back up those zillion steps and back to his place where I sat on the recliner for the rest of the evening with an ice pack on the swollen knee . The next day we headed up valley to my parents and sister's where I spent a couple days . loks of walking there ... or limping as the case may be as it was back and forth between one place and the other . I did manage to walk around Cultus Lake with my sister and BIL one afternoon . I have never been there and it was nice to see ........ between snowflakes ! We had a blizzard go through while we were up there ( what is it with the SNOW this year ? ) ... so we couldn't see across the lake or much of it actually ! LOL ! After a nice turkey dinner with all the family I headed back with Brother to his place and we walked in Colony Farms ........ what a nice place to walk even though there was ice on the ponds ....at least there was no snow .... at that point !!!! When I left Vancouver the next morning we sat on the tarmac for over an hour waiting to de-iced due to the snowstorm that went through !!!!!!!!!! YUCK !!!! I got home to COLD weather and a mound of dirty laundry !!!! Guess DH doesn't know HOW to do that job nor how to clean a bathroom sink !!!!!!!!!!!! YUCK !!!!!!!
Last week was spent cleaning the house and trying to organize a bit more ...... and reading as I am still pretty bruised and stiff in the knee . Our little grandson turned 2 on the 12th so we headed down to see him yesterday with his gifts .DH was in Ottawa for a couple days so we couldn't go sooner . We left here in a snowstorm and had crappy roads part of the way . They were clear for the trip home . Was nice to seee DD and her family and Aiden seemed to really enjoy the Thomas the Train stuff we gave him ! DH is home today as he is having another bad bout of Chrone's .............. this never seems to end !!!!!
Well that is my life in the past bit in a nutshell ................................... now it is time to get back to creating some cards and maybe even getting some srapbooking done !