Wednesday, July 30, 2008
These are the rules:
1. Put the logo on your blog.
2. Add a link to the person who awarded you.
3. Nominate at least seven other blogs.
4. Add links to those blogs on your blog.
5. Leave a message for your nominee on their blog.
I have to admit, I read quite a few blogs but I'm a bit of a lurker so I didn't feel comfortable (I guess I'm shy in this dep't) listing them all.
So...here you go...you only get 5!
Barbie - http://letmeaxeyousomthin.blogspot.com/
Lovella/What Matters Most - http://lovella-at-home.blogspot.com/
Jen Lemen - http://jenlemen.com/blog/
Carol - http://www.carolbrowne.com/
Shutter Sisters - http://shuttersisters.squarespace.com/home
Well, as I mentioned before, my George is away this week and I'm missing him somethin' awful. Monday was our 18th anniversary and he wasn't here to mark it with me - we'll have to celebrate when he gets home!
My George is my...
sharer of dreams,
massager of feet,
and the best cuddler in my world!
Tuesday, July 29, 2008
My friends invited me to join them at Sproat Lake this past weekend and since George is away in England all week, I decided to take them up on the offer. It was a fantastic time - one of those 'everybody-gets-everybody-lots-of-laughing-singing-dancing-drinking-swimming-eating' kinds of times. I didn't know everyone very well which made me a bit shy about crashing their party but it worked. I made some great new friends.
last night's yummy dinner (Kathleen and Wilma's delicious chicken with rice, salad and corn-on-the-cob) I learned a brilliant new trick about using a big lump of butter on a slice of bread to butter your corn (apparently its from Martha Stewart)
Click here for more pix...
Friday, July 25, 2008
Ok, all you foot fetish people out there (I'm pretty sure that's not anyone who actually reads my blog but hey...you never know), this is for you. I just had my toes done the prettiest blue ever - and now I'm ready for swimming in the lake this weekend!!! Can't wait! I'll tell you all about it after the weekend.
This other pic I took of myself so I could check my eyebrows - I think they'll do for another few days...(I think I really look like my dad and my brother in this one). What do you think?...thin upper lip, intelligent high forehead...(but I have the best eyebrows:)
Thursday, July 24, 2008
In December 2005, George and I went to Barbados to attend some very good friends' wedding. We had a week to play before the festivities started so we amused ourselves by frolicking at the beach, shopping in Bridgetown, and spent one crazy day in a little shanty bar, tucked in a corner, partying with the locals. The video is of a woman outside the bar who was getting her groove on. I love it! Here's some more pix of some of the people we met that day...As you can see, the 'Banks' beer was in abundance!
Tuesday, July 22, 2008
Monday, July 21, 2008
- from the ferry going over...
Jarid's Corner B&B...
- Ladysmith on a sunny Sunday...
Il Terrazzo. Amazing, yummy, delicious!
More pix on my flickr site...
Hope you all had a sun and fun filled weekend!
Friday, July 18, 2008
Today, I've decided to loan some money to a fellow entrepreneur in Cambodia who is a weaver through the KIVA organization. Here is her story - http://www.kiva.org/app.php?page=businesses&action=about&id=56273
Here's some info about KIVA -
Kiva's mission is to connect people through lending for the sake of alleviating poverty.
Kiva is the world's first person-to-person micro-lending website, empowering individuals to lend directly to unique entrepreneurs in the developing world.
The people you see on Kiva's site are real individuals in need of funding - not marketing material. When you browse entrepreneurs' profiles on the site, choose someone to lend to, and then make a loan, you are helping a real person make great strides towards economic independence and improve life for themselves, their family, and their community. Throughout the course of the loan (usually 6-12 months), you can receive email journal updates and track repayments. Then, when you get your loan money back, you can relend to someone else in need.
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
Monday, July 14, 2008
swimming at Kits pool in the mornings,
swimming at the lake with good friends,
sailing with my family
and hanging out with my 11 year old (soon to be 12!) nephew (I have been able to keep up at work as well but it's great to have flexible work hours).
It's been a fantastic summer so far - I know I'm spoiled - but also know that I'm enjoying every moment and appreciating all the gifts that life is bringing to me! How's your summer going?
Wednesday, July 9, 2008
Sunday, July 6, 2008
I can't believe our beautiful honeysuckle vine which covers our whole front porch is almost done blooming. Last year I think they bloomed twice so maybe there's more to come?
Friday, July 4, 2008
Oh yeah, Carson Kressley of Queer Eye for the Straight Guy fame was hilarious as the host. And...Sarah McLaughlin and Cyndi Lauper singing Time After Time together.
The B-52's also rocked! They were one of the first bands George and I listened to together on one of our first dates about 18 years ago!
Here are some pix...(just so you know - George and I are not attached at the head, it just seems that way sometimes:)
The last one is of me in the limo on the way home - there were no taxis to be found!
Thursday, July 3, 2008
True Colors Concert at Deer Lake Park
This - for me- was amazing!!!! I think I'll fill you in on the deets tomorrow. I saw Rosie O'Donnell!!!!!!!!! Pix to come...