Sunday, February 27, 2011

My Dear Friend Krista

I friend of mine - someone I have know since forever but I don't remember why or how - has a blossoming blog called Twirl.  I covet it and her amazing creative energy.  She is so interesting in all the areas I need to work on.  Visit her blog and you will see! Her vision is great - her photos have a professional quality to them.  I covet that as well.

I am going to try to do a collage of photos of the shop this week, she suggested the subject matter and so I am hoping it will be fabulous.  Should I use the standard camera or the Hipsamatic??? I suppose I can try both.  Stay tuned...

Saturday, February 26, 2011

The Long Journey...

On Thursday the DH and I road tripped to Vancouver for a last minute doctor's appointment. We rented a car and got two! The first one ended up, well... check it out for yourself!

So, we took out a runaway lane sign. No good, but not that bad either. We are alive and totally uninjured. Our own car is fine. Countless kind people stopped to see of we were okay and some nice guys from Fruitvale pulled us out!

The second car was much nicer! and after we unthawed from our four hour wait in the mountains in -15, it was very comfortable. The rest of the drive was uneventful - thank goodness - and the next day we woke up to a beautiful blue sky day.

I took a million pictures in hope to get some really goods ones from the moment I walked out the door in Trail and all around downtown Vancouver. These are the ones I really liked.

This is a barn near Midway and Rock Creek - my iPhone takes really god moving pictures!

The tunnel going onto the Second Narrows at about 11:00 pm - finally almost there!

One of downtown Vancouver's gorgeous old buildings, somewhere near Georgia and Broughton.

This is the old part of St. Paul's Hospital.

The historic First Baptist Church on Burrard Street was built in 1911.  It is one of many cathedrals in downtown Vancouver - all of which are very beautiful.

Doily art in the hallway at St. Paul's Hospital.
(This one is for you Jack!)

This is a new building but the stone color makes it look old in this picture.  I did not take this for any reason, I was just snapping away and I thought this turned out really well.

I hope you enjoyed my photos - I enjoyed taking them - and the trip.  Eventful AND I got to see some people I really really love and I was home before I had a chance to miss my kids!

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Thursday, February 10, 2011


I have had a lot on my mind lately.  I have become very reflective and was just thinking that I am pretty sure no one ever reads this blog so I am going to use it to vent and to talk about what I am doing or whatever is on my busy mind and not worry about how every little word or image comes across. I am might jibber jabber on but as I am the only reader WHO CARES!

I have always been a firm believer in the whole "everything happens for a reason" theory and that people come into your life for a "reason or a season". But what happens when you wish that you could roll the clock back - not all the way - just to the point where you made the decision to go or to stay or to enter into the relationship or whatever.  Knowing what you know - would you make the same choice again???

For those of you who know me, you must know that I am very loyal and that I will do whatever it takes when you need me too.  That has not always been the case.  I have not always been this strong (self taught!), nor this dependable.  I feel that is a quality that I can thank my first husband for (eeck!  yes I have had two. I am still working on the second one.  If you know me you also knew that.)  I also came away from the relationship with a vague business sense and an amazing son.  So those would be the reasons for that debacle.

The things is, I don't believe in divorce.  Don't think I don't know how ridiculous that sounds - I am divorced - but it was not my plan.  I did not (I don't think) do it out of selfishness or impulse.  I did it out of desperation.  Even now, happily married with another child and a very wonderful life I question the decision.  My husband, Steve is a wonderful wonderful person and I love him more than I can even begin to put into words - it is not that, at all.  In fact, I am not sure what it is.  My sense of failure?  I am not someone who gives up - ever - and I guess I feel like I did... it was just enough already.

Anyway, I have been really internal the last couple of weeks and I wish I could shake it.  Good thing is though, that it has been keeping my mind off of the other junk that turns my hair grey.