Saturday, April 30, 2011

120 of 365 Eva

We babysat today... and cleaned out two buffets and the front hall, painted a vase and rearranged a silk flower arrangement. Sweetheart raked leaves, took down the Christmas lights, cleaned out the central vac and managed a few hours at the office. Spring fever I suppose.

She is starting to miss her Mom when we babysit and sometimes we don't get a smile for three straight hours.

Friday, April 29, 2011

119 of 365 Place of Reflection

The dining room can be a place of great kerfuffle and busyness as guests are served, food passed, dishes removed and yet another course served.
But most days the dining room is a quiet place for the sun to reflect and me to just sit and enjoy.

Thankful for quiet moments.
Thankful it is Friday.
I might go to bed before the sun tonight. :)

Thursday, April 28, 2011

118 of 365 Feeling Blessed

One of my co-workers gave me this orchid and the most wonderful sympathy card.
It is spectacular.
So beautiful. And I am blessed with her kindness and love.
My co-workers all gave me a beautiful card signed by each of them and a memory box that plays Amazing Grace when it is opened. That brought tears and made the first hour of work a little hard this am. :)
Neighbors dropped off warm bran muffins at 7:15 am this morning along with another beautiful card.
I am so blessed with and thankful for loving and kind neighbors and co-workers.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Monday, April 25, 2011

115 of 365 Easter Treats

Yes on occasion I can be domestic. I had planned to take them to work last week to celebrate Easter with my wonderful co-workers, but as you know plans do change when life throws us a curve ball. So I decided to take make them for supper tonight and to take them to work anyways.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

114 of 365 Friends

What could be better then a friend greeting you at the airport at midnight with a big hug? Even though he worked all day?
A friend greeting you with a big hug and a bouquet of flowers.

Thanks Ken.
It didn't feel like Easter until I opened the flowers.

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Friday, April 22, 2011

112 of 365 Swan Lake Hike

Today Dave, Mom and I hiked around Swan Lake - about an hours walk. We took a little longer because I had my camera with me. :) I didn't see one swan - apparently there aren't any. ???
I have lots of photos and a few of birds including a stunning bird with lime green on his back - never seen that before. I also got a shot of a hummingbird. Unfortunately I don't have Lightroom on Dad's old computer here so I can't crop them in to show you. Instead I will share with you pussy willows just going to seed.
We are getting lots of walking in every day - it feels just fine.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

111 of 365 Local Newspapers

You can never complain about not having something to read in Victoria. If you finish all the local news flyers then there is sure to be a used book store on a corner nearby. This morning on our early walk through James Bay, we discovered a lovely quiet coffee shop that was inside a used book store. And just up the street at a flower shop were nine free local news papers from various interest groups.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

110 of 365 Chasing Bubbles

A walk on the boardwalk along the ocean in Sooke with Mom and Dad, Grandma and Grandpa and great Grandma (Oldemar- Norwegian for grandmother)... and some bubbles, made for a fun afternoon.

Love the leggings.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

109 of 365 Tempation

I resisted...easily...since chocolate makes me sick. But it is still beautiful to look at and smell and photograph.
Taking walks in downtown Victoria with family. Rogers Chocolates.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

107 of 365 Victoria Harbour

Stopped by the harbour at sunset on our way back to our hotel so I could geta 365 shot. It has been a busy and exhausting day - lots of visitors. Mom is holding up so well.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

106 of 365 Tanis Emily

Mom's great granddaughter keeps us entertained and distracted and is a sure sign that life goes on.
We are busy with plans and entertaining on Sunday and then we settle into helping Mom tie up all those loose ends. Dad took care of 99% of them already, bless him. Always organized and not willing that anyone should carry a burden that he could carry for them, even after he is gone, he is helping us all and Mom especially.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

104 of 365 Victory

Dad died peacefully today with Mom and my brother by his side. We will be there tomorrow morning.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

102 of 365 Death

I bought this plant a week ago. I tend to it carefully and hope to plant it in the garden. 
The leaves keep growing but the flowers are dieing prematurely. 
My Dad went into the Palliative Care Unit today. 
A time for every activity under heaven. 
I'm not great with words but will let my photos and scripture replace them.  
Will be heading to Victoria shortly and will try to keep up the 365.  

Monday, April 11, 2011

101 of 365 Ken

This is Ken.
He is single.
Hangs out at our house.
Knows every song from the 70's!

Sunday, April 10, 2011

100 of 365 Potholes

Saskatoon.... land off 10,000 potholes!
The place where car washes and wheel alignment shops abound.

Watch your step out there folks! There are a few doosies this year.

Saturday, April 9, 2011

99 of 365 South Saskatchewan River

Evening walk.....

It will green up soon. I see a few buds trying their hardest to produce something new.

Friday, April 8, 2011

98 of 365 Sunrise

Took this on my way home from the gym this morning - 6:55am.
It is so good to see the sun before work after living in the dark for so many months.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

97 of 365 snow sculpture

It is melting, finally, but a few 3 ft drifts remain.
In the process of the slow melt, nature has left behind some art in the back yard.
And it is good to finally get outside for a photo.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

96 of 365 Little Chick

Bought this for Eva for Easter. When you squeeze his hands he makes a peeping noise.
Very cute!
Very irresistible

Saturday, April 2, 2011

92 of 365 Chili (and Scrabble)

This is embarrassing - more food shots. But I am so busy around here and I stopped for a moment to have supper and a game of scrabble with the guys and so got my 365 shot.
Dave has been making chili all afternoon and Harold has been making cookies - guests tomorrow - I supervised and worked on my computer. No, really I worked. The only play was to refresh my blog - that was a mistake but I will live with it for now.

Friday, April 1, 2011