Saturday, July 31, 2010

Full Summer

Hey gang! Full summer is upon us. There's lots of fresh produce, the days are sunny and warm, people are in vacation mode, and in just a few short weeks, we'll begin to feel the shift in the air toward fall...

I took yesterday off work and next Tuesday as well. Monday is a holiday already, so I have a very nice long, long weekend. Then, we'll be in August with just over a month to go before we head to France for a couple of weeks with Brad's sister and brother-in-law.

Hopefuly this evening we'll have dinner with our good friend Paul at a patio overlooking the beautiful river that flows through our town. Generally the food and service there suck, but the scenery makes up for it. And sometimes you do luck out with the meal and service.

Here's a nice tune I found surfing the Net... Perfect for a day like today. Have a good weekend, my friends.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Plus ça change...

The more things stay the same... Hey all... Just doing a little check in... Just so as you know that we're still alive and kicking...

Not a whole lot new with us, though I HAVE been teleworking for the last 4 days! Yay! Everything went very smoothly this time around, though the IT dudes from work did have to come and take my computer back to the office to "reset" it, since I couldn't remember my password from the last time I used it here at home. But that was the only glitch. I was up and running within an hour or so. Hopefully, come September, it will be an official 6-month trial period, and if all goes well with that, then it will, in shalla, turn into a full-time gig! Brad, I must say, is thrilled! (He's actually having to make a little adjustment, since he has been used to having the whole house to himself from 7:00 to 5:30 on work days, but I'm sure we'll manage.)

Other than that, I've so far managed to get 9 quarts of raspberries off my backyard patch! That officially makes me self-sufficient in the raspberry department! They are all safely frozen and awaiting their incorporation into a pie, one of which I will probably make tomorrow as one of my nephews and his girlfriend will be staying with us for 3 days for a wedding here in the city. My nephew is best man.

We've also had several nice get-togethers with Mary's sister and her friend who are visiting the Maritimes from Ontario. Brad took last Friday off and took them to Fundy National Park, which lies on the Bay of Fundy, wherein are found the highest tides in the world, in case you were wondering... They are great folks and we've shared a lot of laughs.

My sister, who is now in Saudi Arabia, is adjusting very well to life in the Kingdom and has actually gotten herself a job at an Institute there teaching English to Saudi girls. It's still very early days, but I think she will like it a lot. Certainly beats sitting around doing nothing all day. And they already know that they will be coming home for Christmas, which makes my mother happy no end. I think she's been worried about my sister being so far away from home and family.

Kaiser continues to plod along. He's not throwing up quite as much, thank goodness, but it's always quandry as to what he will and will not eat next. Ah, the privileges that come with old age!

Have you already heard of Robyn? If not, you soon will. She a very talented pop star from Sweden and she's very good friends with Francis Strand! Check her out!

Monday, July 05, 2010

Thursday, July 01, 2010

Happy Canada Day!!

Happy Canada Day to all my fellow Canadians! It's a great day here - mostly sunny, with the odd shower sneaking in. We're invited next door for a little doo in honour of our national holiday. I've got tomorrow off too - Yipee, a 4-day weekend!

Here's a little (a lot actually) Kylie Minogue to get your weekend off to a good start!