Saturday, 16 January 2016

A Cold Day

Here it is the middle of January and we have a very cold day today! We have been Blessed with awesome weather this year so far. A bit of snow for our husky to play in and today a little cooler then it has been. It is also my daughter's birthday today. My how time flies by. I just finished a birthday a couple weeks ago and my baby girl is now another year older today.

I look forward to spending some time with her and the grandchildren in the very near future. As for the cold day today, we will take Boots for a walk in the country, enjoy the crisp, cool temps and later enjoy time with our neighbor over a cup of hot toddy! Enjoy life as it comes.  It's a gift!

Saturday, 26 December 2015

Christmas Greetings

Merry Christmas to one and all.  Another Christmas year has come and gone. Does anyone remember why we celebrate Christmas?  The hussel and bussel to ready for the season and have gifts bought for all. But it is not about all the gifts and food or the holiday cheer. Its about the baby Christ Child born on Christmas day to save us all from our sins. How many people remember or know this?

It is to easy to forget as we make our plans for the season.  Christ is the reason for the season!  Let's not forget that is why we have a Christmas.

So I'd like to wish to one and all a Joyful Christmas because Christ was born and He's with us all year long! May joy be in your heart because Jesus was born on Christmas day and is with you always.

Sunday, 13 September 2015


Here it is almost September 14, 2015.  It has been 1 month since I'm on holidays. Shortly I will retire from my 25 year career with the RCMP.  It has been a great career and I have enjoyed my time there.  Now on to new adventures which I'm sure will take me to places I've not been to before.  Sure I will be able to see my grandchildren more. In fact I get to look after 1 of them for part time!  These are the special times as they grow so fast.

I will be spending more quality time with my husband Larry!  We usually do a lot of things together and now we hope to do more but different things together.  Looking forward to free time for other things now that I'm retiring.

Here's to retirement!!

Thursday, 23 July 2015


It is already July 23, 2015.   Only 16 working days left till August 14, 2015 when I go on holidays and then on October 5, 2015 I retire from my career.  The 25 years have gone quickly and before I knew it retirement was close at hand.  I'm excited and have some plans.  It's a new way to start the next exciting time of my life.  Looking forward to new adventures.

Saturday, 11 April 2015


Hello to all those out there who love to travel!  Larry and I usually don't take a plane anywhere but because of medical reasons have to fly to Ottawa a few times.  We have now flown 2 times & both times on our return trip have had our flights cancelled or delayed.  This second time delay meant staying in Winnipeg over night.  Of course Air Canada has covered the cost but it sure has left us thinking travel via air is not the way to go.

Perhaps another air line will work better for us next time.  We'll see about that.  All in all the hotel we are at is great & along with our free vouchers for meals we will get by.  I think we'll stick to road travel!  Till next time....

Fair weather travel everyone.

Saturday, 14 February 2015

Valentine's Day

Happy Valentine's Day!!

We celebrated on that stormy day!  I had reservations to the new restaurant 20TEN on 2010 12th Avenue. We debated about going because of the storm and a lot of snow.  In the end we decided to take the plunge and go for it.  Larry with his skillful driving made it easy for us to get downtown to this new establishment.

I am so glad we went.  We were able to park out front, but had we not, they have valet service to park your vehicle for you!!  What a plus that is!  The red carpet, which was whiter than red at this time, was a nice touch.  We entered into a nicely lit and excellently decorated restaurant.  It felt homey and not pretentious.  The decor was very nice, plain but tasteful.  We were taken care of right away with the owner taking our coats to hang up and shown to our table.  The meal was a "special" for the weekend so had an appy, main course and dessert.

They had 3 choices for dinner.  Each were described very well in the menu and they looked very appetizingly.  We both went with the 6 oz. steak.  Appy’s were great, the dessert was lovely and main meal...terrific!  The service was outstanding and they were very busy!

Would I recommend this to others?   Oh yes!  Price was a bit higher than some other restaurants, but it was certainly worth the cost!  Try it out!  I'm sure you'll like it!


Friday, 9 January 2015

Happy 60th Birthday!!

I celebrated my 60th Birthday on January 3.  My how the time has gone by!  I asked family and friends to celebrate with me and we did.  Had fun and enjoyed each others company for a few hours.  All my children & step-children say for 3 were there to help me celebrate.  It was GREAT!  I have been so Blessed to have such a wonderful family and wonderful friends.  Thanks everyone for helping me celebrate.  Looking forward to 70 to celebrate again!! LOL