Wednesday, December 24, 2008
I feel very blessed in my life - good food, good friends, warm home, a life filled with love! I wish all good things for you and yours as we end this year and begin a new one. Merry Christmas, warmest wishes, my friends!
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
Thursday, December 11, 2008
Sanjay was an integral part of G & I's courtship. He was there on the night we officially decided to become a couple. He danced with us (Indian style) in my living room late into the night and taught me the moves. He helped decorate my Christmas tree - while sitting on George's shoulders - in my studio apartment on Moss Street. He covered his ears when he bowled which made us all laugh hysterically!
There seems to be a lot of questions surrounding his death and I'm sure that will get settled in time. The overwhelming factor tho', is that Sanjay was well loved - and isn't that the most important thing? We all struggle in this life and some have more demons to conquer than others but - hopefully - we leave behind some goodness. Whether that's through our children, our relationships or the people we've affected along the way. Rest in Peace, Sanjay Ablak. You will be missed!
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Tuesday, December 9, 2008
Come join us for our 3rd annual caroling evening on and around the 4500 block of Walden Street. We'll provide hot cider and song sheets. Please bring your good cheer, a mug for drinks, a candle or flashlight and a friend, if you like.
Thursday, December 18th
Meet @ 7pm (our house)
We'll probably go 'til around 9ish.
Saturday, December 6, 2008
Last night was G's annual staff Christmas party at the Sequoia Grill in Stanley Park. Beautiful setting, fun night - too much wine! Will I ever learn? I think G. and I were feeling particularly celebratory with the new house and all!
Today was an all day pj day - movies, blog surfing, hanging out with my G. Also nice. Hope you're all having a great weekend! More pix here...
Thursday, December 4, 2008
Today is the day we put the deposit down for the house which means it will be officially a done deal - OMG! Possession date - December 19th.
Tuesday, December 2, 2008
Monday, December 1, 2008
All in all, a fantastic little getaway. Lots of laughs, lots of dreaming about our future and lots of just walking hand in hand enjoying each other's company!
Oh yeah, we also did a bit of shopping;)
Will show you the other shoes tomorrow!
Sunday, November 30, 2008
Monday, November 24, 2008
Also this week is the launch party of the new Crave Vancouver Book at The Cross in Yaletown. We have been chosen again as one of the featured stores - yay! It will soon be available for purchase at Bodacious. It features all women owned, independent businesses in Vancouver. Great for any friends coming from out of town. They also do a Seattle version and a few other cities.
George and I have some getaway plans for this weekend - I'll fill you in on those later...
Thursday, November 20, 2008
George and I just had our offer accepted on a beautiful house in Gibsons!!!!
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
The best part is that our trainer is so enthusiastic - not just when we're working out, but for life in general. It's such an inspiration to hang out with someone who is always seeing the cup as half full. It helps to put things into perspective and encourages me to look more on the positive side.
Still waiting for confirmation on my 'news'. Will hopefully know something by the end of the week! Hope all is going great for you. What an amazing day - what a beautiful city - what a great life!!!
Monday, November 17, 2008
Friday, November 14, 2008
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
and quite a few other things that I'll try to update on soooon - now that I have a beautiful new computer:)
Monday, November 10, 2008
In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.
We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved, and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders Fields.
Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders Fields.
- John McCrae
Monday, November 3, 2008
Monday, October 27, 2008
To cure my missing him...This weekend I spent time with some rellies over in Powell River that I hadn't seen in much too long. It was one of those perfect visits - we laughed (a LOT! - thanks Robyn;), cried a little (there was a lot of sharing going on:), hiked, sang, danced, ate yummy food, had a few drinks, toured around, enjoyed the sun and really enjoyed each others' company. Someone told me this past summer that I was "easy company" and that's what the whole weekend felt like for me. Such an ease and comfort being with these lovely people that seem to 'get' me.
Loved the positivity - loved the hospitality - loved the LOVE!
Thanks you guys! More pix on my flickr page How was your weekend?
Thursday, October 23, 2008
It's good sometimes, tho', to have these 'apart' experiences. We get to reconnect at the end with fresh eyes, new stories, appreciation for what we've created together and the wisdom gained from spending time on our own. I can't wait for that part:) I'm sure I'll have some of my own stories to share with him.
Happy Love Thursday to you all. I wish for you many special moments of love!
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
Sunday, October 19, 2008
George has apparently landed safe and sound in Paris - whew. How did we ever survive in a world without cell phones/internet?
I have to send a big thanks to Cynthia for hosting my 2nd BeautiControl party yesterday. I think she may post some fun pix but you'll have to check out her blog to see:) It was great to meet her new puppy (sooooo cute!) (I stole this pic from Cynthia's site)
and hang out with some great women! It was quite a trek out to Mission but quite a beautiful drive once you know which way you're going (my navigation skills were put to the test - not my best feature:).
Hope you all enjoy this beautiful day! Will catch up with you later...
Friday, October 17, 2008
And the reward? Coffee afterwards and then chicken noodle soup at the Vietnamese place on the corner - perfect start to the rainy day.
Tonight - date night with my George as he'll be leaving me for Paris tomorrow for 10 days!!! Lucky him - sad me:(
And on another note - I just found this website which I think is very entertaining - let me know what you think. The US election is definitely holding my interest this time 'round!
Thursday, October 16, 2008
I was tagged by Barb and Cynthia so I guess I'd better do this:)
Here are the rules:
Link to the person who tagged you. Post the rules on your blog. Write six random things about yourself. Tag six people at the end of your post. Let each person know he or she has been tagged. Let the tagger know when your entry is up.
**Random Facts About Me**
1. I started smoking in elementary school - ew! I then quit for good about 20 years ago.
2. I always wanted to be a schoolteacher when I was a young girl - I even made my own workbooks.
3. I want to own a dog but I'm too scared to commit!
4. I'm hyper-sensitive to caffeine. A cup of coffee first thing in the morning could very well mean no sleeping that night - unless I'm on holidays which for some reason seems to exempt me.
5. I was "Farrah" in our Charlie's Angel trio in high school. I never did get that flip quite right tho'.
6. I met Whoopi Goldberg. I know I put this in my last meme but couldn't find the pic so here ya go...I'm tagging Tamara , Denise and Carol. I also still owe K8 the Gr8 a meme which I'd totally forgotten about. Oops, I'll get right on that:)
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
We received a note and photo from one of our sponsored children in Sudan at the end of last week. I couldn't help but think of him and his hardworking mother over the weekend and wonder what they might be having for their dinner. I'm trying hard to appreciate my full life without going to that other place of guilt or not being deserving. There is definitely enough to go around...but...Do we do enough to help those who are not as fortunate? Do I? This year and next, I intend to try harder. There are so many ways to give back. What are your thoughts? I hope you had a great Thanksgiving.
The Milnes (G's folks and uncle) enjoying our ham, mashed potatoes, baked yams, corn and beets dinner
Friday, October 10, 2008
They have a doggie hotel called Happy Tails Ranch in Gibsons and when we arrived, we were loudly and lovingly greeted by 16 dogs of all shapes and sizes!!! Not being used to dogs so much, this freaked me out a bit - but in a good way. It was so funny to have all of these lovely creatures so excited and happy to see me - and lick my face, and sniff me and stuff...
Here are some pix of them in their happy place!
I know I feel blessed every day and have so many things to feel greatful for. Don't forget to take a moment to reflect on all of the wonderful things, beings, moments in your life.
Wednesday, October 8, 2008
I'm so looking forward to this mini getaway. Happy Wednesday to you...
Monday, October 6, 2008
Now...off to bootcamp. OMG - my legs are tired!