Friday, June 15, 2018

90 years young

White Spot turns 90 this year!
It has always been the place to go for us.
When we were kids, we loved getting the Pirate Packs.
When I was in my teens, and early twenties, it was the place to hang out for burgers, fries and a shake.
In my 30's it was a nice place to meet friends for a quick bite.
And when I met my husband, it became our place to go for breakfast/brunch on the weekends.
Tonight we stopped in for Chicken in the Straw. An old favourite that they brought back for their 90th birthday.
Super good!

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Work trip

I just got back from a 2 day whirlwind trip to Portland, OR and Vancouver, WA for work. I managed to get some great photos from the plane...
The ferry terminal, and Roberts Bank, with Point Roberts...
Mt. Baker, with Mt. Rainier in the background...
and Mt. St. Helens...

Monday, June 4, 2018


I take pictures of everything. Between my old point and shoot camera, my iPhone, my iPad, and my wonderful Canon digital camera -- well, let's just say, I take a lot of pics.
So, when I thought about buying a new car, I went searching for a pic of my current Acura. Guess what? Not a single pic! I combed through all my digital files, and could not find one pic anywhere! Even on my blog!! WTF?

Thursday, May 31, 2018

Car trouble

My car broke down. My "super reliable goes everywhere I go and is never home 2004 Acura with 230,000 km on it" broke down. I had it towed to the shop, and hubby picked me up there. I'm pretty sure it just needs a new alternator. I didn't get home from work until really late though. And now, I'm thinking about buying a new car.

Monday, May 28, 2018

New Chairs

Today, we both had a day off work, so we went and picked up new patio chairs. The old ones came from a set given to us by my Mother-in-Law...
The table and umbrella are still good, despite being over 20 years old. And the chairs lasted a long time. But about 2 years ago, the first one ripped. Then the second. Early this year, I broke the third, and then hubby sat on the 4th and it split too. We talked about getting a new set, but found these chairs, and ended up picking up 6 of them...

Thursday, May 24, 2018


When hubby gives you his Starbuck's card, and you are on vacation, you get the excuse to try one of Starbuck's new iced teas.
Pineapple Black Tea. Yum!

Tuesday, May 22, 2018


Officially, this is my first day of vacation. I didn't work yesterday, because of the Victoria Day holiday, and I also took the US Memorial Day off too, and all the days in between. So far, it's been a great vacation, with very little time thinking or worrying about work.

Sunday, May 20, 2018

Royal Wedding

Did you?
Did you get up really early on Saturday morning to watch Harry and Meghan get married?
I did.
I went to bed about 10:30 Friday night. Woke up at 2:00am. Crawled downstairs and turned the TV on. Watched it until about 5:30am. Then crawled back to bed and slept until 10:00am. Despite the hours of sleep I did get, I still needed a 1/2 hour nap in the afternoon! But, I'm glad I stayed up to watch it!

Saturday, May 19, 2018

100 ways

According to the sign in my doctor's office, there are 100 ways to live to be 100. I was pleasantly surprised to see that number 23 on the list was "Do Tai Chi"
I'm still taking the course, and absolutely loving it. But I really do need to find the time to practice more!

Friday, May 18, 2018

Oasis of calm

I was early for my doctor's appointment this week. So, I took a quick walk to a small park not far from the clinic to kill 15 minutes or so. The small park turned out to be not so small after all. It had a large lake (complete with ducks and geese) in the middle, and a lawn bowling section off to one side.
I took a quick stroll around, snapped a few pics, and then went to my Doctor's appointment just a little bit calmer than I was earlier today.