October 4, 2015

Sunday - Cool but sunny

A good day.

I got up this morning at 6:15 on purpose.  We were going to watch my nephew play hockey in Leduc.  It would probably be my only chance this visit, so I really didn't mind.  I got up, dressed and had breakfast.  After that, I made some tea and took it with me.

My sister, her husband and my nephew and I took off to Leduc.  While they took care of team stuff, I did some walking around the building so that I could get in a bit of exercise.  When the game was about to start, we went upstairs to watch the game.

The game was good, but sadly the team that my nephew was on was much better than their opposition team.  It was a exhibition game at least so it didn't count, but they stopped counting the goals after my nephew's team hit 5-0.  I'm rather glad.  The other team didn't give up, and their goalie was working so hard at the end of the game, so it was good in that respect.

We came home and had lunch.   Today it was omelettes and I made them.  My sister had prepared a bunch of the fillings, but I mixed up the eggs and made 4 individual omelettes.  They turned out fine and everyone had a good lunch.

We had a quiet afternoon. I spent a bit of time with my nephew advising him on computer use and also called an elderly relative in Edmonton.  I asked if my sister and I could come and visit her, so we'll visit her for a bit on Tuesday.

My sister made dinner tonight and it was very good.  We had roast pork, boiled potatoes and Greek Salad.  It was delicious.

After dinner, my sister and her husband went out and left me with the kids.  After a bit, we played a few trivia quizzes from YouTube and had fun.  When my sister and hubby came home, we watched an episode of Dr. Who and then I came downstairs to go to bed and blog!

I may go the city tomorrow with my sister, or I may not.  Who am I kidding?  If I have the chance to go to the city, of course I'm going to go! I'll try and fill you in later.  Until tomorrow....

A Few Pictures From the Mountains

Saturday, October 3, 2015

I'm back from the mountains and thought I'd fill you in with a few pictures of my time away.  I had an amazing time with my friend and we walked all over the place, ate some amazing food, and hopefully burned off the calories with our walking!

I hope you'll think the pictures are a worthy update to my blog!

Getting ready to  take the ski-lift style chair up the mountain near Lake Louise.

At the restaurant near the top of the mountain. We had coffee or tea here.  What a view! 
The amazingly beautiful Lake Louise.  We had grabbed a quick bite inside the Chateau Lake Louise, but ate outside. 
The view from the top of Sulphur Mountain.  We risked life and limb* taking the gondola up and down!
My friend and I at the very, very top of Sulphur Mountain.  

*Not this time happily.  We could tell you a tale or two about the time we came down on the gondola about 25 years ago.  

It was a brilliant, amazing trip and we had the greatest time together!

Until next time.....

September 29, 2015

Tuesday - Cool and Sunny

A good day.

I had a busyish day today.  I woke up early, around 6 in the morning, but didn't get up for a while.  I played games on my phone and finally got up around 7 and watched some TV.

I had breakfast and then came and kept my sister company while she used her treadmill.  After she finished, she showed me how to use it and then I tried it too.  I used it a couple of times, I liked it, but it took a bit of getting used to.

I took a shower before lunch and then my sister had one after lunch.  We relaxed a bit, I came downstairs and crocheted another square while I watched junk TV.  After my nephew came home, my sister and her son and I went out shopping.  I toured a couple of drugstores and got a few things for my trip and my life!

We came home and did a little bit of work on dinner, then my sister and her husband made dinner.  I did help today, I cut up the potatoes for boiling.  We had boiled potatoes, grilled pork and guacamole and chips too.  It was very good!

I found that I was getting very tired after dinner, so I bid everyone goodnight and then came downstairs.  I'm going to go to bed very, very soon!

 There won't be any updates tomorrow or for the next few days as I'm going away with a friend for a little rest and relaxation.   We're going to the mountains. I think we are both looking forward to it.  I'll try and update in a few days.  Keep an eye out for my next blog entry.  Until then....

September 28, 2015

Monday - Cool but sunny - gorgeous day

A good day.

I went to bed early last night, but woke up early, played a game on my phone and then went back to bed! I overslept a tad, but no big deal.

I got up and had breakfast.  I had Prince Charles' cereal and greek yogurt.  It was yummy!

My sister had agreed to take me out to Leduc today, so we drove out there and I did a little shopping.  I had some good luck today. I bought a few tops and a couple of pairs of pants.  I got some jewelry and a belt too.  I liked that.  We toured through a Michaels too, but even though they had cool yarn, I didn't buy any.  I didn't have a project in mind and I have too many lined up at home.

We came back to my sister's and we had lunch.  We relaxed for a bit and then my sister picked up her son and I did a work out at home.  Afterwards, I did a workout, just a short one.  It was fun to do it in a place with lots of space.

My sister and her son and I went to the grocery store.  I did a little shopping for things for me to take back.  I got some popcorn flavouring, gravy mix and a slow cooker flavourer.  Hopefully  they'll all be good.

We had a good dinner of fish fingers and oven fries, then laundry was done by both my sister and me.  I am down in the basement trying to get my clothes washed and dried so that I can take things with me to Banff.  Some of the things are hang to dry so they may take a little longer than I have.

I'm now getting ready for bed and watching Storage Wars, which is insane.  Usually I stay tuned to the Food Network but I'm trying something else.

I'm not sure what I'll get up to tomorrow.  Come on back and find out.  Until tomorrow....

September 27, 2015

Sunday - Cool and sunny, with warm moments

A great day.

I woke up just before my alarm this morning.  I took a shower right away and then got dressed.  I checked my email and my friend had said he was debating bringing his truck or his brand new to him smart car.  I was quite leery about riding in something so small on Alberta Highways, so was a little nervous about the whole proposition!

When he showed up a little late with his smart car I was nervous, but thought that I should give it a chance.  I got in the car and I was surprised at how roomy the car was inside.  We drove to Camrose, catching up along the way.

We had a great time at the Homecoming event.  We were both a little sad because neither or us saw any of our contemporaries, but it was lovely to see our College again and wander through the buildings and just see the changes since our 30 (!) years since we went there.  We had our brunch there and went to Chapel as well.  We ended the time there with some photos of us in front of the main building and a trip to the bookstore.  I got a t-shirt, which is something I never had when I was there as a student.

During the day, we were given a coin to commemorate our service as Resident Assistants.  I have read about other people receiving theirs so I was rather pleased and happy to get my coin.  It was special in all honesty.

We drove back to Beaumont in my friend's little car.  It was a wee bit scary but all in all not a bad experience.  He did say that he'd probably keep it for driving in the city after today, it was just that he received it yesterday!

When I got back to my sister's house I went in.  Everyone was home from Hockey and the Comic Con in the City.  My sister and her husband were working on dinner, so I changed a little and then joined everyone for dinner.  We had steak and baked potatoes and salad.  I don't get a lot of steak, and none at all that had been cooked outside on the barbecue so I was happy to have dinner today.

After dinner and clean up my brother-in-law went out and my sister, niece and I did face masks!  They did two of the ones I brought over from Japan, I did a mud pack of theirs.  We did have pictures but unfortunately I can't put pictures into this from here!  We looked quite frightful!

After that, and the cleaning off afterwards, we took a quick trip outside to see the lunar eclipse.  It was kind of neat, but it was cold outside so we didn't last out there very long!

When we came back in, I sat on the couch and basically fell asleep.  My sister chased me off to bed and  I went to bed but had the TV on.  I woke up a couple of hours later and got up and now I'm writing this.  I think I'll be going back to bed fairly soon.

No ideas what we're going to get up to tomorrow.  I'd like to go shopping again, but it doesn't matter if I can't!  Come back later and see what I get up to.  Until tomorrow....

September 26, 2015

Saturday - Cool but sunny

A good day.

I am writing late today because I went to bed very early Saturday night.  I couldn't keep my eyes open, and have an early day today, so it was a good thing.

I did a little shopping in Edmonton yesterday, got a new shirt and a pair of trousers.  Didn't get around to exercising much, which could be why I had no energy!

Today I'm off to Camrose in a few minutes to see my College and go to Homecoming.  A friend is picking me up in a couple of minutes, so that's all you get for now.  I'll try and update tonight if I'm not too tired!

Until later....

September 25, 2015

Friday - Cool but sunny

A good day.

I slept well last night so when my alarm went off this morning was quite surprised!  I got up and went upstairs.  I think I had missed my nephew, but I saw my niece briefly before she went to school.  I came downstairs and got dressed after breakfast.

We stopped in at the bank in Beaumont for me to exchange a little money and pay a bill.  Then my sister and I drove into Edmonton and went to West Edmonton Mall.  It's been years since I have been there.  There was a bra shop having a sale there and we went to check it out.  I got myself sized since I have lost weight and don't really have a good fitting bra at the moment.  I was quite surprised at the size of the one the specialist suggested.  I did buy it, but I'm going to have break it in a bit like breaking in new shoes!

Since we had some time left, we went looking for jeans for me.  I tried on some in Mark's, but they weren't right.  I ended up at Additionelle and tried on a couple of pairs.  I found one pair I liked, so got them.  Yay!  My sister got herself a dressy t-shirt.

On our way out of the mall I bought us a drink at  The Second Cup so we drove home with them.

We had lunch when we came back to my sister's house.  We both had eggwhite omelettes with veggies and avocado.  I had mine in a pita bread.  Yum, yum.

The rest of the day was kind of cool.  My sister had to go to a hockey meeting for parents and a practice for her son, so I was at home with my niece.  I washed my new jeans and my plane pants, then put on some music and danced around the living room.  It was so nice to have room.  My niece and I talked about music a lot and I asked her to send me 10 new songs a month that I should listen to because I never hear new music where I live!

We had leftovers for dinner which were great and then my sister and her husband went out for a while. I stayed in with the kids and we watched a movie together.  I was hoping for Holes, but we decided on The Maze Runner.  It was okay.  I did have problems staying awake at the beginning, but then I started munching on potato chips.  Sigh.

I came downstairs when my sister and her husband came home.  The kids were on their way to bed too.

I'm not sure what is going to happen on Saturday.  I have no plans, but I'd like to do a bit of shopping, even if it is in Beaumont at the drugstore! I might do a bit of laundry too, we'll have to see about that.

Come back later and find out what I get up to.  Until tomorrow....