Tuesday, May 29, 2007
This is the fourth "lad lit" I've read by Mike Gayle since discovering him this year ... and it's probably my favourite.
It's written in an interesting style ... going back and forth between Jim and Alison's perspective over the years.
The usual conversational tone was there as was the humour.
Would I recommend it? Yes!
She has a chronic eye infection ... so he got more drops for it.
She has a few more cysts lately and I was concerned about one. But the vet said it was fine ... it must have gotten irritated when she got clipped a couple weeks ago.
They did some blood tests, etc. and left a message today saying she is in great shape for her age.
So when I got home from work today, I took her for a walk to a park before I headed to the gym.
Sunday, May 27, 2007
After a delicious breakfast made by Ron and Smitty, we went to Bobcaygeon to check out the 25,000 pairs of shoes at Bingley's Shoes.
Then we went to the Kawartha Dairy in Bobcaygeon for an ice cream. As usual, I got maple walnut. Very yummy!
The Chillin' Chicks
Deb, Franca, Liz and Teena
Teena, Julie, Liz and Franca
Last weekend I kissed a dead frozen cod ...
This weekend I hugged a fake cow!
The Chillin' Chicks are celebrating 15 years of friendship this year. There's nothing better than having good friends!
Our plan is when Liz turns 40, the four of us are going to go on a big trip! So that gives us four years to save $$ and lose weight. Ha!
Saturday, May 26, 2007
Deb's daughter, Julie, (who Deb lives with during the week cuz it's closer to work) was also there.
Deb's husband, Ron, and their friend, Smitty, took good care of us!
where we relaxed for the afternoon
Franca, Teena, Deb and Liz
Franca, Julie, Liz, Deb and Teena
Smitty BBQing our ribs and potatoes
Smitty and Ron, our "chefs"
The sun is going down ...
There are 50 dairy cattle living next door
Deb, Teena, Liz and Franca
The sun is setting ... but the mosquitoes are out!
Wednesday, May 23, 2007
When I was about six (so about 1968), we drove to Toronto to visit Liz and my grandmother (we lived in Nova Scotia). When my father died in 1971, we lost touch.
I always wondered what happened to them and I started looking for them in 1996. I found Liz's husband's name and address on the Internet but their phone number was unlisted. I wasn't sure it was them so I sent a letter saying that if my father's name meant anything to them, to get in contact with me.
Liz called right away. She was so excited to be in contact with again. They were living a couple hours north of Toronto. Sister Sarah and I got to know her and her family (she has five daughters our age).
Liz moved a lot over the last few years, she got sick and we lost touch again. The last I heard from her was a voice message a couple years ago saying her husband had died.
There was a voice message from Cheryl, one of Liz's daughters, left sometime today. Not a good sign. I just called and she said that Liz died peacefully on Sunday.
There is a memorial service next Saturday afternoon and I'm going to go.
Monday, May 21, 2007
Victoria, queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland and empress of India, was born on 24 May 1819. She ascended the throne after the death of her uncle, George IV, in 1837 when she was only 18. She ruled until her death in 1901 when her son Edward the VII became king of England.
I spent today heading home from St. John's.
Sister Sarah and I had lunch at the Sundance before scampering to the airport to catch our 3pm flight home. She got home around 4pm and I got home just after 7pm.
Sunday, May 20, 2007
They took us out to Gull Island to see the amazing amount of birds.
Saturday, May 19, 2007
Sister Sarah recognized him as Con O'Brien from the Irish Descendants. So we stayed for his three sets. Because it's the long weekend, there weren't too many people in the pub so he sat with us and chatted.
Sarah's new friends, Diane and Mike
They took us around the Harbour ...
And then out into the Atlantic Ocean ...
Cape Spear - the most eastern spot in North America
At times it was a rough cold ride.
Teena and Sarah
With St. John's behind me
We hiked down as close to the Ocean as we could get ... quite a rugged climb. Going down wasn't too bad ...
It's quite a steep decline.
That's the Tower behind us from the first picture.
Sarah at the bottom of our climb
Back at the top again!