Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Lord’s a leapin’??

 

2012 has 366 days ..one more day to work..one more day to sleep, eat, drink and be merry!!..and another day to blog about!!!

Why do we have leap years?

‘Leap Years are needed to keep our calendar in alignment with the Earth's revolutions around the sun.

It takes the Earth approximately 365.242199 days (a tropical year) to circle once around the Sun.

If we didn't add a day on February 29 nearly every 4 years, we would lose almost six hours every year.

After only 100 years, our calendar would be off by approximately 24 days!’

here is Tucker’s rendition of Leap Year!!..

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enjoy the extra day!!..

‘Life, something we all, at one time or another, take for granted. We all strive to lead a happy successful life, but how is that done.

One of the easiest ways is to maintain a positive attitude, to cherish the simple things in life.

There is a saying that for us summarizes this well, "What I do today is important, because I am exchanging a day of my life for it."

Reflect on those words and keep your attitude positive - find the good in every situation.’

Sunday, February 26, 2012

quality time…

 

Life can be difficult some days…getting some quality time with family and friends can just add to the stress of life….

and then there are the new found hobbies…that have slowly found a way into my life…

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Some weeks it just seems like there is not enough hours in the day..sort of like  the month when ‘the budget runs out of money before you run out of month’

…another weekend done…two days spent having  some ‘quality time’…

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..the weather was wild and wacky…sun and wind on Saturday…and then Sunday?..

well..we had some white stuff falling from the sky..

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…it didn’t last for too long.but then it got a bit heavier…

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and before long…

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the sun made an appearance…

but in the mean time I had made a  a pot of chili..a great winter meal on a snowy day..

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..the afternoon was spent with my dear daughter…some retail therapy and then a visit with my parents..tea and cookies rounded out our afternoon…

Quality time when you least expect it…

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Monday, February 20, 2012

Recharging…

 

How hard is it to be a ‘couch potato?..

first off..what is a couch potato?..

COUCH POTATO is "Lazy person who sits all day watching TV"

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..not exactly my idea of a good time that is for sure..

..we call it ‘recharging our batteries’..

a weekend filled with a lot of sitting and relaxing….watching TV..knitting..yes the blanket is growing…slowly…

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as is the ‘potato chip scarf’..

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..oh sure there was a walk in the park…on a rainy afternoon..

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throw in a few naps just for good measure…and ‘voila’ you have a nice quiet weekend..batteries recharged and ready to go for yet another week…

if only life were that easy all the time…

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

a day filled…..

 

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may your day be filled with love..

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and flowers…

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and chocolate…

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Here’s wishing all of you in blog-ville a very happy Valentine’s Day..may you be surrounded by those you love!!

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Saturday, February 4, 2012

Staying focused…

 

The long days of winter can be cold, wet and white…

Today on the other hand was a day filled with sunshine, blue skies and  warm temperatures..one may even call it  ‘balmy’!..hardly a normal February day..

and the best thing about today was the fact that Doug has the weekend off..after working the whole month of January with only three days off..it was time for some fun..

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We headed east towards Abbotsford and the RV show at the Tradex..

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…filled with anticipation..more tire kicking and cupboard door slamming was in our future..whoo hooo…!

We paid our admission…$7 each…two coupons..for a dollar off…what a deal..

The place was packed with everything a RV’er could dream about…even my parents were there ‘dreaming right along with us…’

We meandered the aisles..perusing a few of the fifth wheels…and the motorhomes…did anything really strike our fancy?…

not really…sure there was some very nice rigs..too nice for the ‘bus load of dog and cat hair we are going to have’..

Within two hours we were back in the car…heading for the cheap gas at Costco…..$1.12 a  liter…$4.21 a gallon for our American friends..

…all that tire kicking made us hungry so we headed to..

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..lunch was delicious..sure have to love when salad, bread, main course, dessert and tea or coffee are included in the price..

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..one more RV stop for us ..we continued east towards O’Connor Rv in Chilliwack to have a look at a  new 2012 Bounder…

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..sure is hard to stay focused…so many motorhomes and so much time to look and dream…

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..it is difficult to want something … you can picture it in your mind..now we just have to make it happen…

One day at a time…our ‘afternoon date’…draws to a close as we head west towards home..both lost in our own thoughts…wishing and hoping…

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..onwards to the reality of our life for now…as we say so long to the white capped mountains…

Tucker is waiting patiently at daycare…

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..we are holding on tight to our dream…

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