Wednesday, May 16, 2018


When I woke up this morning, on the 74th anniversary of my birth, 
I acknowledged that the path ahead is shorter in terms of time...
but...I will ensure that it continues to be rich in experiences.

Thank you to family and friends who sent special wishes today!

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

New kitchen counters

New kitchen counters were installed today. 
Now I have to decide on a colour 
for the small sections of kitchen walls...maybe "curry"?

Sunday, May 6, 2018

Outdoor Painting challenge

Opus Art Supplies hosted an Outdoor Painting challenge in several communities today. There was no cost for participants and we each received an 8"x10" canvas board, a map of the designated area and a pin that indicated we didn't mind if photos were taken. So, I joined about 200 other participants in Langley in the quest to create a small image before 3:00pm.

Artists ranged in age from 5-85 years of age and used a variety of media...watercolour, oils, pastels, ink, coloured pencils and even a glue gun to adhere found objects onto the canvas board.

I chose to do a simple collage with a painted background

At 4:00pm Opus employees drew for prizes. The lucky winners (of course I was not in that group) took away valuable art supplies and gift cards from Opus. The prizes were amazing!

Friday, April 27, 2018


It is starting to feel like home.

Dining Room with a gorgeous "plum" coloured wall

The Musician's Corner

Monday, April 23, 2018

A great weekend!

What a great weekend!
August and his parents visited to help us 
with offloading "stuff" from the condo.

On Sunday we joined John, Doug and Shelly for lunch and a performance of "Shakespeare in Hollywood" at the Metro Theatre. Heather, Chris and August were in the audience too... so August saw his Uncle Adrian on stage for the first time. It was a hilarious production, very entertaining!

Sunday, April 22, 2018

Great helpers!

We had a wonderful and supportive visit this weekend from Vancouver Island. Heather, Chris and Augie helped to load a u-haul van with various items from the condo. John and Chris drove to the Surrey Transfer station and deposited the load before returning to enjoy a pre-dinner toast of high quality scotch...a reward for their hard work. The stove cooperated and yielded a delicious roast chicken with stuffing, potatoes, peas and carrots topped with tasty gravy!

We also discovered one more painting in the same theme as the other five... a slightly different size.

We have set tomorrow as our official "move-in" date.

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Transition almost...

The chairs arrived today along with a young woman from Telus who managed, 
after several hours, to hook us up to the internet.

We have almost transitioned from my sister's home to our new home!