Saturday, July 15, 2017

Bucket List Items

I got to cross something else off my bucket list!
I got the opportunity to drive a Tesla!
Thanks to my brother-in-law, who won a rental for 2 days. He chose the Tesla, and let me take it for a spin.
All I can say is Wow! It was amazing. There is nothing like driving a $100,000 car, and there is nothing like the Tesla. Problem is -- I now want one more than I did before!

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Rain, Rain, don't go away!

Yesterday, we have gone 22 days without any rain. On one hand, it's been nice. After the long wet cold winter and spring, we now have lots of sunshine and dry weather. But, on the other hand, my garden really needs a good watering, and I'm starting to feel a little parched myself. This is Vancouver after all. It's supposed to rain!
Today, we got a few sprinkles over some parts of the region. But not enough to put out all the forest fires across the province. And not enough to really make a difference to my garden. And the long range forecast is for more of the same for weeks to come.
Global warming?

Wednesday, July 12, 2017


What happens when you have an African Violet plant that is like 40 years old, and has stopped producing flowers? You feed it! I picked up some of this at the local garden shop about a month ago...
I gave my little plant a bit of this food a few weeks ago. And I can't believe how many flowers it has produced, and how many are still coming up!

Tuesday, July 11, 2017


Happy Birthday to my wonderful Husband!
Although we both had to work today, I'm happy we got to spend the evening together! Have a wonderful year! Love you!

Sunday, July 9, 2017


A Caesar for him, a Mojito for me, and BBQ'd chicken.
A great way to spend a Sunday!

Saturday, July 8, 2017

Puzzle Fun

We started this puzzle on the Canada Day long weekend...
Tonight, we finished it.

Early birthday celebrations

Hubby's birthday is on Tuesday. But we both have to work. So today, I took him out for breakfast to our favourite breakfast spot (White Spot), and then I bought him a new golf bag for his birthday...

Thursday, July 6, 2017

apricot roses

The apricot rose bush is starting to bloom again...
They smell so good!

Sunday, July 2, 2017

Canada Day BBQ

Today, we hosted a BBQ for our family to celebrate Canada Day, and to have an excuse for all of us to get together. The pool was a big hit. The burgers and hot dogs were great. The food (including potato salad, cucumber salad, veggies, and apple cake with caramel sauce for desert) was fantastic. But the real star of the show was the pink flamingo!

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Happy Canada Day!

Today, Canada celebrates it's 150th birthday.
We are having a big BBQ here tomorrow to celebrate, so we spent the day cleaning house, cleaning the yard, and grocery shopping for tomorrow. But, throughout the day I had the TV on, so I caught a lot of the specials and programs of all the celebrations. I celebrated by drinking one too many mojitos and spending the afternoon in the pool!!
One interesting thing to note: Justin Trudeau is Prime Minister for Canada's 150th Birthday. His father, Pierre Trudeau was Prime Minister in 1967 for Canada's 100th Birthday.