Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Wonderful Wednesday!

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Today has been a wonderful Wednesday!

The kid and I met with a dear friend of mine for lunch.  Sweet Carolyn who always puts a smile on my face.  It's always good to see her and catch up.  Afterwards, the kid and I had some errands to do and I met up with one of my previous co-workers.  It was good to see her as well.  When I was working I made some great friends over the years who I still maintain a friendship with.  This is very important to me. 


Me and Nat at my garage sale
 
 
Natalie
 
So I had my garage sale last Saturday and although I didn't make any money we had a great day with friends and family.  Started early (4 AM) getting things organized in the garage, etc. and didn't stop for the rest of the day.  After the sale hubby and I also took in Ribfest at Square One.  Needless to say fell asleep exhausted early that night.
 
 
 
My Grandbaby
 
 
 
The Kid
 
 
 
Nat with her mom
 
 
Nat with her Dad
 
So tomorrow it's off to downtown with the kid for a relaxing day of shops and cafes.
 
Until later...
 
Ciao
 
 
 
 

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Terrific Tuesday!

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Why "Terrific Tuesday"?

Well it's a beautiful sunny day even though the heat is horrific but they call for rain for the next three days so the kid and I are going out to visit my mom for the afternoon before the rain.

So last Friday, my son's better-half and her baby girl came for a visit.  I love seeing my grandbaby and can't get enough of her.  She gets prettier every time I see her.

We had a great time as you can tell by the pics I've posted.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
So today I'm going down to see my mom and take her out for lunch.  I try to spend as much time with her as I can while I can.  Her health could be better so I try to make sure she has everything she needs.  I talk to her on a daily basis making sure she is eating properly and getting out for fresh air, etc.  She prefers living on her own and refuses to go into an "independent living" situation so I have to try and monitor her from a distance.  Making sure she is taking her meds and seeing the doctor on a regular basis.  I just want her happy and well.
 
So have lots more to say but will have to pick this up tomorrow as the kid is bugging me to get going.
 
Hope everyone is having a great week.
 
Until later
 
 
 
Ciao
 
 
 
 

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Weary Wednesday!

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

I call this post "Weary Wednesday" because I'm weary of the rain and humidity we've been experiencing here for the past week.

Thankfully, this is all supposed to end by tomorrow when we are to get more comfortable temperatures and less humidity.  We'll see.  I hope they are right.  I long to open my windows and get some fresh air.

Now I must tell you that July is in a "Mercury Retrograde Period" where people will apparently experience confusion, inability to make decisions, restlessness and so on due to alignment of the planets, etc.  There is more info on Google if you are interested in learning more.  I do give it some merit because the month is starting off strange.

First there was the horrific Quebec train derailment.  Then the Asiana plane crash at the San Francisco Airport and of course the weird storm that we experienced here Monday night.  Mmmm...maybe there is something to this Mercury Retrograde Period.  You be the judge.

Also, I wanted to mention to all my fellow Celiacs out there that I bought a product while in the U.S. called "Gluten Cutter".  I have just taken one before my cereal and what it's supposed to do is break down any gluten in your food and aid in digestion.  You take it just before your meal.  It is not approved by the FDA but I thought I'll try it and see if I notice any change.  It does say on it's website that if you suffer from Celiac disease to discuss with your doctor before taking. I did advise my doctor who had never heard of it (I don't think it's available in Canada yet but will investigate and let you know) but did say that the U.S. if far more advanced than us with health products on the market.  For more info, please check out their website. 

So on another note, the kid arrives home tonight from her vacation in Las Vegas.  Actually, she went to attend the wedding of a friend.  From all reports she is having a great time but I'm anxious to get her home, safe and sound.


The Kid as a Redhead
 
 
And as a Brunette with Maria
 
 

 
In Earlier Days

So hopefully everyone has a great rest of the week and until later...

Ciao


Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Back to Normal Tuesday!

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

I call this post "Back to Normal Tuesday" because I feel I can get back to my normal routine now that we are back from our trip and the long Canada Day weekend is over.

We got back from Las Vegas Thursday evening but I didn't feel "jet-lag" until the next day and then again the day after that.  I was exhausted needless to say.  Just wanted to sleep and walked around like a zombie.  I should also clarify that travelling with hubby you need to stock up on vitamins and Red Bull.


The Mirage Hotel (where we stayed)

We had a fabulous time and managed to back home before the horrible heat that they are getting now.  When we were there it was a little over 100 degrees f. every day which was plenty hot for me.  I never drank so much water in my entire life and I don't even like water.

We went to the Beatles "Love" show performed by "Cirque Du Soleil" at our hotel which was amazing.  Anyone who knows me knows that I'm a huge fan ever since I saw my first show in Toronto years ago.

Unfortunately, last Saturday night one of the female performers died during the finale of the show "Ka" playing at the MGM Grand.  She lost her footing and fell 15 metres.  It was the first death in the thirty years Cirque has existed.  They only choose the best of the best for their troupes and Sarah was a seasoned veteran, 31 years of age and trained in Paris from an early age,  who left behind two young children.  Very sad.  My heart goes out to her family.

We toured many of the hotels there and it has changed a lot since my last trip there in 1996.  My favorite being "Caesar's Palace" because having been to Italy the hotel's architecture and d├ęcor make you feel like you are actually there.  There was a piazza with cobbled streets and surrounded by blue sky and clouds that made you feel like you were standing outside in Rome.  Remarkably beautiful.


At Caesar's (in front of one of the many statues)
 
 
 
 
 
We also took in the "Shark Reef" show at the Mandalay Bay hotel.  Reminded me of the aquarium at Treasure Island in Nassau which we went to years ago.  Excellent!



 
 
The first morning in Las Vegas we went to "Denny's" for breakfast until we realized that it was cheaper and better to eat in the hotel at the buffet.
 
 
Hubby at Denny's
 
 
Me at Denny's
 
Needless to say, it was a great trip and a good "prep" trip before leaving for Europe in August.
 
Hope everyone has a fabulous week and until later...
 
Ciao