Thursday, August 21, 2014

ANOTHER NICE DAY IN VANCOUVER


How come I have such a boring site when everyone has lovely backgrounds? It's been a year since I last blogged...or is it two years? Anyway, I'm back on the Blogger and nothing about the Blog making site has changed, that I can see.  
I will have to do some more research into this!

Tom bought me this super new camera with an amazing zoom that I can do sleuthing work without being detected with this camera. 
I've gotten so lazy and seem to have lost some interests in not only the blog, but photography as well. Is this a part of aging, this non interest in ANYTHING...or downright, complete boredom?
Maybe, the camera is smarter than I am in being able to conquer all it's many feature's! It does so much and my mind has become so slow!

Just ran into another problem! I thought I could show you some pictures from the camera, but because this is a Microsoft program, it won't let me into iPhoto on the Mac, where those pictures are.

So, I hate to do this, but going to end this blog for today, and do some more work and searching to see if either I can get it to work the way I want or find another blog site.
Back soon to you, and please keep checking back to see if I've solved my many problems.
Remember the brain cells are decreasing rapidly!!!!

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

BACK AGAIN

About Time EH?


Hi everyone!

Well, my first blog back is very boring looking I know, but it has been so long since I've been on this site and I must say, it's taken me all day to get it back up and running again.

I'm testing the water's on this first blog, until I can figure it out how to work it again. So much I have forgotten!!

I have been back on this forth all day on the computer figuring out and overworking these poor, feeble brain cells as I cursed and gave up a few times then picked the computer back up again, and got a wee bit smarter with a rest in-between another attempt.

So, I've got it working this far, now, I need to go back and fix a few more things I've messed up along the way!

So please excuse this short attempt and hang in with me and please come back again.


Monday, December 31, 2012

GOODBYE 2012, HELLO 2013


I believe I'm losing it at the beginning of 2013, so Lord help me by the end of this new year!
I though LAST night was New Year Eve, and I went around all day yesterday, wishing people  a Happy New Year, while they looked at me funny.
We had a lovely invitation out to a large family dinner last night and I was even thinking of buying all the paraphernalia to celebrate New Years.
So, here we are, finally, and tonight, will see us in bed at midnight where we usually snore it in.

I'm going to make another attempt at doing this blog and adding some events that happened between now and Halloween, but it will be just a smattering of this and that because, I've just had a glass of bubbly on an empty tummy, and a minute ago, I felt a shaking and asked Tom, if that was an earthquake I just felt! I know I felt it, but he just looked at me then at my glass and nodded his head with a grin on his face!

By the way....I think 2013 is the year of the snake!


I added that because I CAN'T find my pictures!! But came across the snake. (2nd glass of bubbly!)

Jean and Rose, two friends of mine, toured Park and Tilford gardens to view the light display. It was incredible!
It's lovely in the summer when all the flowers are in bloom also.



Our Christmas group lunch at a beautiful golf course. 

 What a great bunch of friends!
After our lunch, Debbie and Dave took us to another garden centre with Christmas decorations. (Good Lord, my mind is really going because I can't remember the name of these place! Can I blame it on the wine?
Anyway this fellow was tucked into the woods. It would be a great prop once it becomes dark! Being me...I can't help chuckle at his private part! Chuckle, chuckle!
Tom and Rose, have a mutual admiration thingy going on. So, he bought her this Christmas present.

Rose, gave this advert. to Tom as a hint, hint, hint. But she wanted him to include the receipt, so she could return it and keep the dough! Smart thinking Rose!
Actually we found this bling in our favourite shopping store. The Dollar Store!

I'm not sure if it was Rose or myself that gave him the bloody nose, that he had to nurse even the next day! LOL!!


Well, everyone, I'm having a terrible time finding my photo's of the last few days. I have been taking them off my camera using my camera card instead of the plug from camera to computer and it seems to load the pictures differently. I just can't find them!
I've go Christmas Dinner with Tom's family as well as dinner with Tom's sister's family and last nights event with the Bill and Dianne's family. Plus, a few other fun things from the last month just seem to have disappeared. 
So, hang in there, those that are waiting for them. My eyes are sore trying to find them, and I'm not drinking past that 2nd glass of wine either, so until I get them found and posted, I'm saying goodnight, and whatever you are doing this last few hours of 2012, I hope it's enjoyable.

Saturday, December 29, 2012

HAPPY NEW YEAR TO EVERYONE

Wow! From Halloween to New Years and I'm just getting back to this blogging! Like we all say, "Where does the time go?"
I think one reason, I've delayed doing a new posting is because my iPhoto library is such a horrible mess, that I'm beyond figuring out how to search my way through the mess to fix it all, plus my attention span seems to get less each passing day. I don't know how I manage to get picture's I've taken a few weeks ago, scattered into different albums, folders and some folders from years ago!

Maybe if I start this new blog now, it will be out in time for New Years day.

Well...after typing this last sentence, I went to add some photo's and ended up spending nearly 2 hours trying to split events and sort dates. Horrid task, that if I set my mind to it will take me hours and hours, so instead of bringing the blog up to date from Halloween, I'm going to go backwards from today, make this blog short as I can and promise to work away at the pictures, so, I can show you what is new. However, thinking about it...there isn't much of anything to report!! 

Weather...everyone mentions the weather, so I'll tell you in West Vancouver, is the friggin pits! Nothing but rain, rain, and more rain. I can't remember the last sunny day in ages.
My walking has gone downhill... not meaning, I'm walking downhill, it means, I'm not walking hardly at all, and it's my weight that's climbing UPHILL on the scales! Rain is the culprit! Pretty good excuse eh? But, I'm not like Gene Kelly and enjoying the rain. (Some people will remember Gene Kelly).
It's become a game of getting out, doing the 5 miles and getting home again, before the next downfall. Usually, I manage some of the walk. 

We did see Santa one day at the mall and because they didn't have little kids lined up, we decided we'd better take the chance to get our requests in. Notice, I never sat on Santa's knee! Knee replacements are so painful and because of my weight gain, and this was St. Nick knee, I didn't dare get into his naughty book!

 Tom however, kept Santa busy with his list, and look at Santa's face! I think he's saying "Are you kidding, I don't think so...
Little girl, come get your husband!"
 Dundarave always has about two dozen trees all decorated just after the sea wall. It's a beautiful sight with really lovely decorations, that I'm amazed never get snatched up by Grinch's, but they don't. I was tempted, but I didn't!
I bent over to pick up one decoration that had fallen to the ground to place it back on the tree, and I could feel eyes on me from somewhere, so the decoration police probably had a camera hidden somewhere. So, as I walked away, I stuck my hands out in the air to show them empty! Goodness, why did I feel such guilt...I'm not a thief!  Well...maybe some pens and pencils from my working days. There Ron, if you are reading this...I confess one or two or three went home with me! Whew...got that guilt off my chest!

 This one below, was all jewels and SOOO beautiful and so tempting! Isn't it amazing how honest the West Vancouver people are! You can tell with my thoughts, that I'm an import!
 Aghhhhh, another beauty!
A rare day when we had sunshine. Taken on my homeward walk from Dundarave. See the Lion's Gate Bridge in the distance, and Mt. Baker in Washington. The sky doesn't look too promising though!

Horseshoe Bay where I was hunting down some moccasins from Santa. Loved the sun on the mountain and couldn't resist taking a picture.

 A Mermaid popped up to say hello!

Darn, I'm now having problems getting to my photo files from here, so I'll finish this blog off and will try again soon.
At least you know, I'm still alive and well, and will admit at closing off this blog forever and ever, but, I guess, I'm not finished with it yet. It encourages me to keep at it with your kind comments and queries as to where the thing is!
See you soon, and hopefully tomorrow.

Friday, November 2, 2012

ALIENS AT OCTOBER GROUP LUNCH AND BEAUTIFUL SKY

ALIEN PEOPLE ARE AMOUNG US!
IF YOU SEE THE PEOPLE IN THE FOLLOWING PICTURES...DO NOT APPROACH THEM!


DOUG AND DIANNE
DEBBIE AND BILL

TOM AND LINDA
DEBBIE AND DAVE

AHHHH..RETIREMENT IS GREAT!

AFTER OUR LUNCH AT ULI'S. GREAT LUNCH, FANTASTIC COMPANY AND THE TRADITIONAL B'52's AND WE ARE FEELING "GOOD!"
THE GUYS DON'T LOOK AS CHEERFUL!
YUP! WE DINED IN WHITE ROCK ON A VERY RAINY DAY!


THE SKIES FROM OUR BALCONY IS JUST INCREDIBLE IN THE MOMENTS BEFORE DARK.

 WHILE JUST STANDING AND WATCHING, THE CLOUDS CHANGE INTO DIFFERENT PATTERNS WITHIN A MINUTE OR SO.

Saturday, October 27, 2012

OCTOBER COLOURS AND HALLOWEEN

THE AUTUMN LEAVES,
Float by my window...

I have always loved that pretty song, and must say I love it even more, when I think of not having to rake a yard full of leaves anymore! I don't even own a rake!
However, I actually do miss doing outside work this time of the year. Fall runs a close even with Springtime in my books. Summer it's just a given to be always a popular season.Now winter is another thing all together!
But even shovelling snow, brings good memories of being out with the neighbours after a snow storm and helping one other with the shovelling, all working together and passing back little bets of who could finish first. Then the winner would go help someone else finish up.

Winter in West Vancouver is much different though, as you can't shovel rain and it's not as cheerful to watch it fall as big fluffy, flakes of snow.

Tom and I went for a little drive through Stanley Park last week, and took a few pictures of the changing scenery.

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We are on the other side of the water from where we live. That is the Seawall below that goes from Stanley Park into Vancouver.


They have a lovely sandy beach on this side. Where I walk it's big stones and logs that have floated in. We live way across to where those buildings are. Each side has its own beauty to it!



I was wishing I had a rake with me here!  Lovely red and gold colours!

A huge holly tree.


Of ALL the tree's in Stanley Park and there are so many, it is beyond count...this is my favourite tree. It just seems to stand out in any season in all its glory. Even almost naked, I love it! I must admit, I'm a tree person..not a tree hugger though!

We've driven clear around much of Stanley Park and now on the other side, facing North Vancouver.

Looking toward the Lions Gate Bridge towards West Vancouver.



See them thar hills...well...rich folks live in them thar hills!
We live at the bottom of them thar hills and we ain't rich!
That cluster of trees on the other side of the bridge is where I walk though to get to Park Royal Shopping Center and like a carrot dangling in front of me, I pick up my step, because there is a coffee with my name on it there! Ahhh, relief for a spell before heading home again.
THE MAPLE LEAF FOREVER!






These next pictures I took near the Stanley Park Halloween Train. A fun ride at night for the young ones. Not being young, we skipped the train and admission and only took pictures of a few scary looking things.


Someday, I'll look like this...yuk yuk!




Then we went for lunch and took a few pictures of the decorations for Halloween.




Well, the end of my blog for now. My best friend Janet is on the phone having a talk with Tom while I finish this up and let me tell you how BOMBED she is!!!
Guess, I'll go have a laugh with her!!
Byeeeee Jan!!

xoxoxoxoxo

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