Wednesday, December 30, 2009

rock band

Well I can't believe it - but I love rock band and guitar hero. I'm struggling with the guitar but I'm way better than when I started and I love playing the drums! LOVE IT! I got bored of the beginner songs in the beatles early on and am now working on the challenging songs - what a great, amazing, fantastic invention! Problems... well between this and the wii fit I don't think I'll be doing anything else with my evenings... oh well.... :)

Yes - it is a video game and I can't believe I'm on here gabbing about it. I'm such a nerd!

Have others been doing this for ages - am at the end of a trend? If you are amazing at it - share your tips... :)

Ok - I need to calm down...

And a final point - yes, swinging your hips and tapping your feet does help... it does... seriously!

oh - what did I do today...

Well we got a GPS for Christmas - that's right a GPS for our big town... so I got up the courage ('cause I knew it cost so much) to ask for an exchange. Today I went back with my mom to the store and picked out something awesome - we got rock band, and the beatles disc and hold for it... the aerosmith one too!!!!!! HOOOOOORRRRRRAAAAAYYYYY!

So now I'm going to get some wine and get singing - yippee!

Happy first day of being 33... yiipppeeeee!

Tuesday, December 29, 2009


First, thank you, Jen, for the birthday wishes. Thank you also to Paula for sending me the fabulous calendar! I love you guys!

Tonight I've gotten good and partially drunk! Hooray. And... I watched dirty dancing - so things couldn't be better.
Why am I extra pleased? I'm extra pleased because my 32nd year has come to an end. It was one of my toughest yet, and there were points throughout the year that challenged me in ways that I never imagined... but I survived... and here I am at the start of my 33rd year. Here's is to a fantastic year ahead, full of excellent things - love, laughter, happiness, and good wine!

Cheers my friends! Cheers all around!


Monday, December 28, 2009

because I knew you'd appreciate this...

The cold that I have is working on leaving... hooray - but my brain must still be dealing with the side effects of being ill... the cold has dried my upper lip and lips so I've been applying lots of gloss/chap stick. In a moment of brainless I was about one inch from applying deodorant to my face - awesome.... I thought everyone might get a good laugh about that this morning :) Even I laughed... mostly I laughed because I didn't actually apply it - phew - disaster averted... now off to have some coffee...

Best wishes for a great day...

Sunday, December 27, 2009

what will help a cold...

That's right - it is time for cooking with ape...

Here is your fearless (ha) cook. This is a moment after me testing the soup and realizing that I'd actually done an okay job.. hooray!

So what did I do tonight... well this came about as a result of a heap of turkey being left over from dinner.

First warmed olive oil in big pot. Then added chopped up onion (1), celery (4 stalks chopped up - not minced - bigger pieces), a cup of mini carrots chopped up (bite size pieces or a bit smaller), a heaping table spoon of garlic (minced) and then all that went into the olive oil on low/med heat.

Then after the onions went transparent I added about 2 cups of chopped up cabbage. I didn't mix the cabbage in - I just let it sit on top. After about 5 minutes I stirred it together. I also added two packages of chicken bouillon (those pouches in the yellow box). Then I chopped up the left over turkey (2 cups-ish). Then I started adding boiled water (I had my little tea kettle going on the side for this). Over the next 10 minutes I added 18 cups of water that was pre-boiled. I also added another four pouches of the chicken bouillon. Once this was all together and I added two potatoes (cut into bite size pieces). Once the potatoes were in I've let it sit to get all flavourful - letting all the yummy flavours dance together. I'm letting them dance for about 45 minutes before I serve it. The potato will be cooked and everything will be yummy.

And here is something you shouldn't do...

The wooden spoon does not add any flavour to the soup... so it should be removed promptly.. :)

So that soup totally tastes better after it has sat for a while - here I am hours later and it is WAY better... so the tip here is patience. Patience in life, patience in soup making

hanging out...

i must be sick

Today I spoke my mind. It was wild.

First stop... I took the guys with me to Wal-Mart to return some duplicate gifts. We waited patiently and went in at the right time, had we been 2 minutes later we would have waited a long long time. As it was, stuff wouldn't scan but they took care of it for us. The problem was that the longer I waited, the more I felt blah... over heating, tired, worn out... but I had one more mission to under take. I had a question I wanted answered about my cell phone.

So someone is helping me, but is new and doesn't know the answer. She gets another person who immediately beaks off. I was advised that even though I'm listed on the account, I'm not the primary person for the account and can't do anything. Now if she'd said this with a smile I would have probably just said fine. Sadly, she was a total bitch about it. I actually couldn't believe it. I mean I wasn't robbing them, and I wasn't being rude. If I was being a jerk then fair enough - be a jerk right back... but I wasn't - I'm standing there sick and tired. So after she beaks off at me I just simply say - well you don't have to be snotty about it - and I turn and leave, actually saying the first thing that came into my head... usually I think of something after and then twist all day about it - thinking - gees I totally should have said X... I walked out of the store thinking she was going to chase me down and shout at me and/or curse at me but that was it... she didn't...

Now we are safely home, had some lunch and just hanging... Michael wanted to watch a movie, so we will tackle that next...

day three

This morning I woke up and thought the cold must be in retreat... departing for a better location. My nose wasn't dripping all over the place and I took that as a sign that things were on the mend. I walked to the bathroom and then quickly realize this cold is nowhere near leaving. I blow my nose and I start bleeding all over the place - great - now I'm a bleeder on the best of days so this doesn't surprise me, but it sucks. Then after it stops I blow my nose again and now I've got air going out my eye... like a stream of air is going out as I blow - what the hell is that... my body is re-routing air ways... not happy.

So it turns out that now rather than my sinus being choked full of all the snot in the free world it has gone back into my throat. Not only does it hurt to swallow it hurts to just breathe air because the passing of air by my tonsil-ish area is torture.

Through all of this I'm happy though - I'm the only one suffering. The guys are just stuck with me not wanting to do much - but really as long as we can play some games or play on the wii or watch some movies they are content. It is still minus a billion here so outside isn't an option anyway.

... later that day....

So we ended up (in true April style) making an agenda for the day..... I know... WTH... but we did... and this appealed to Kyle because this is what his day at school usually looks like. So we made a big list of to do's for the agenda and now we are getting through the list. I thought I was really getting sick about an hour ago but it turns out the heat was just set super high. I went and turned it down because I was going out on the deck to cool off (note that it is minus a billion outside so this is CRAZY) - thinking that I was getting fevers - I actually peeled off most of my clothes and then figured out what was up - I'm still half clothed but whatever.

And what else... well I've enjoyed coffee at the house for a couple of days in a row. Hooray for coffee - and so far I'm not having issues with coffee - no heart burn, no extra pain, no other side effects... you know what is giving me heart burn lately is some wine... there are certain kinds of wine that totally bring on heart burn... what is that... wine is supposed to be a friend :) Anyways - back to the agenda...

Saturday, December 26, 2009

a cold

For those who have called the house today, you will know that I'm sick. I sound like there is an extra large sized frog sitting in my throat... plus I'm sneezing A LOT and have the runniest nose I've had in ages... one box of tissue paper was smoked through today... crazy!

All that said whatever this is it is pretty much in my sinus only. I've got some ear pain, but nothing major and my throat doesn't hurt anymore... so I'm hoping this cold moves on.. I've got some time before I return to work and it would sure be nice to have a few days off where I wasn't feelin' crappy... plus I want to get back on the wii fit and don't have the wind to do anything right now.

I finished 'five people you meet in heaven" and I got say it was only okay. 2.7 out of 5. This is another great example of a book that starts well and finishes light. The chapters were big at the beginning of the book and tiny at the end. There were a couple of really good chapters, but I kind of feel like the book could have been another 50 pages longer. I've read far worse, and this book is a good example of breaking a reading rule. I recently heard that if a book is going to be good you'll know by page 22 - which means you'll also know if it isn't going to be good by then too... in this case I'd say if the book had carried on as good as it was at page 22 I'd be telling you that you must read this book... I'm finding this to be the same for eat, pray, love - you see I got through the first two sections of the book and really really liked the book - then I started the love part of the book and I've been less than interested in finishing it... I'm trying to though, want to move on to the next one...

2 hours later... and now my face is burning... gees - my lip feels like it is on fire... arg! Stupid runny nose... stupid, stupid, stupid.


Today is boxing day.

"Mom, what is boxing day?"

"Well today we get to go shopping and if people get in our way we are allowed to punch them."

See... I am a good parent.

Friday, December 25, 2009


Today was good, today was fun, tomorrow will be a better one.

So what does that say.. well to be honest, it was a very laid back kind of day. There was no rush to open gifts - it was very casual. My parents made it for lunch - we had lunch... my brother made it for dinner - we had dinner... opened some gifts and enjoyed each others company. I remembered that giving hugs was better than wearing my grinch costume... it was good.

What was bad... well there had to be some nuggets to share from today... and there were - there nearly wasn't... but one showed up at dinner. First, I'll point out that my mom started swearing. Now I know she's a big girl and likely swears more than I do - well maybe not that much - but she curses... and I've seen that grow over the years... but today, my dad actually made a face once when she cursed. She said both ass and shit in front of the guys and frickin' - which I don't mind as much - but I really don't want them to say it so I don't say it very often... (ok I really try not to... ) Then at dinner Michael was being fussy. It wasn't chicken and fries... turkey - WHAT? Plus I don't think he is feeling that well... but we managed to talk him into eating a few peas. My sister in law and my mom started to tell him to eat a carrot. My sister in law says something smart about carrots and rabbits eye sight and then my brilliant mom says - yes, you want to eat your carrots cause then you'll be able to see at night. So when the monsters come into your room you'll be able to turn on your eyes and scare them away.... WHAT! My mouth dropped open and I couldn't blink - did that just come out of your mouth and my (nearly) four year old just heard that... WHAT! At this point I changed the topic by saying he didn't have to eat carrots, just the peas... and please stop talking - just put some food in your mouth and stop talking.

And now... well everyone is gone. I've got the fireplace going, the guys are watching a movie and then we'll be heading to bed - or they will in about 20 minutes and then I'll be enjoying a glass of wine by the fireplace... what is important for me today is that I actually felt like I had the day off. Yes I checked my blackberry - twice... but I didn't check it incessantly... and I didn't feel like I needed to be thinking about work - I just thought about being with family and had a good day. amazing ;) I hope others had a great day and if you are lucky enough to have a few more days off I hope you'll enjoy them with your family and friends. Our love to you - my friends and family... hugs and kisses and cheers to a pleasantly finished day. xxoo

dec 25

Well after two visits on Christmas eve and some serious clean up we appear to be ready for christmas day. The guys were pretty excited. I said I saw Santa when we were driving tonight - it was a blow up christmas light one - and Michael nearly jumped out of his seat... WHERE, WHERE, WHERE....

Kyle is questioning all of the Santa stuff, seems to believe in Santa, but not... I don't know. The song that comes to my head is the Age of not believing.. I believe that's from bedknobs and broomsticks... I've always struggled with the santa stuff...

What else? Not much tonight. I had a big to do list today, and didn't really get anything accomplished. Oh well. We had fun today - I took the guys to the alvin and chipmunk movie - the second one - the guys really enjoyed it... I mean really really... it was ok - I didn't really pay close attention. This was my first trip to the theatre in ages and I've never taken the guys alone.

Turkey will be celebrated at my house tomorrow night, along with some yams, potatoes, stuffing and cranberry sauce... mmmmm cranberry sauce - LOVE IT! I hope everyone has a great day - free of stress - full of love - and I hope that love fills you up and it stays with you every day...

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

wrapping, tomatoes, blahs

I let the boys help wrap presents tonight - I was thinking I wouldn't because then the cat will be out of the bag when it comes to opening the gifts - Michael likes to share what is inside before it is opened.. but what the heck - Christmas isn't supposed to be about gifts - it is supposed to be about loving our family and friends.... so they helped and it was fun... they had a great time.

I accidentally left a container of grape tomatoes in the car over night - well it is minus a billion here and they froze - well tonight I found them and then promptly dropped them all over the place. Now why is this anything to be interested in - well my musical side got a little excited about this because they made the nicest sound when they fell - so when I went back out to pick them up - I tossed them a little bit just to hear the sound again. Alright - so I'm queen of the lame... that shouldn't be news to any of my readers.

Blah... well that's just how it is... I'm taking vitamin D again to help things out because that has helped me in the past - and since the sun sets at about 3:30 and it is just getting up when I roll into work at 9 - the days are just TOO short... and I'm hoping vitamin D will do the trick. What would I like to do tonight - I would like to have a pineapple blizzard and some chocolate - can I have either - hell no - why... cause I'm still pretty much dairy free.... but I would totally love to binge (might be part of the short day stuff too.... ) but even that isn't possible because eating too much makes my side hurt.. ARG! So here I am - bitchin' and whining... yes, I'm sure that is just what you wanted pre-Christmas... alright - before I get worse I'll go
I love you - my friends, my family - I hope your day is better than mine and that tomorrow will be filled with smiles for us all.

Singin' Loud and Proud for Quesnel

Here is a youtube video of a community competition Quesnel is competing in right now... you can help us win $100,000 for a sports facility by voting for us....

Ok and one more video - if you feel like you need something to do.... A very cool video about the universe - this takes a few minutes but is worth the watch - or at least I liked it....


14 dozen cookies

Monday, December 21, 2009

the tooth fairy

I've been bugging Kyle about his newest wiggly tooth - it was definitely dead and gross and since he pulled the first one out I've been asking him to get on with the second one. Last night at dinner I bugged him because he was having pain when he ate and then (shockingly) he pulled it out.

He wanted to trap the toothfairy and asked me to put some special food for fairies in the bag with the tooth. Then he could show his own personal fairy to everyone in the morning, the following happened:

"Mom, you won't believe it."
I'm thinking... You got another couple of bucks for a tooth - awesome
I say "What, babe..."
"Mom,...." disgruntled voice...
"Mom, she ate the whole bag."

This stops me in my tracks.
"What do you mean she ate the bag?"
"Mom, the bag isn't there, so she must have eaten the whole thing."
That's right friends - Kyle's toothfairy doesn't keep teeth somewhere... she eats them.

So I try not to laugh.

"Why don't you take a second look?"
"Mom, it isn't there. She ate it. I checked."

Fast forward to tonight....
"Mom, the bag is here - I guess she didn't eat it after all. Can you put the money in my piggy bank?"

Ah, small joys.

Sunday, December 20, 2009

life without cell

So I turned my cell phone off on Friday night and didn't turn it back on again until late Saturday night - it then received about 70 emails and a bunch of other stuff... I did the same today - I'm tired and need a vacation. I have a couple of days this week and then - done... vacation time.... my body is in desperate need of a break - plus my mind is tending to wonder right now and worry... worry about all the stuff that happened this time last year and I have to keep re-assuring myself that I'm fine. I think with the addition of wine - I should be significantly better this year. I went to reiki this week and I know I'm off because my mind wouldn't settle... just keep going from idea to idea... she noted that I was like a dark cloud when I came in and left with a turquoise glow... sounds good to me - it did help!

Today was my annual diva lunch - and it was a fantastic treat again. I spend a few hours with some great friends I've met through work - this is our fourth year doing it. I got this beautiful picture frame that bends and rotates - it is pretty cool - I also got some yummy shortbread (my favorite kind), and then a raft of other stuff... spoiled - as usual :) It was a beautiful day though. We spent the afternoon shopping - but then at about 2:30 a headache that appeared yesterday rolled back in and has pretty much stayed at my side since. It isn't a regular headache - it is more on the surface of my head... like it hurts to touch my scalp in one spot, and then just aches.. oh and on top of that (listen to me whining..) my earring hole is infected - freakin' hurts - I took my earrings out while we were shopping today and it started bleeding - gross - it was terrible.. so ear infection plus all this stupid head pain - I'm pretty sure that is all connected to my jaw and that it is just making a statement right now... so I'm bulked up on tylenol - which is really keeping it away tonight and plan to go to bed early.

Reading: I've started reading the five people you'll meet in heaven - I'm enjoying it so far... easy language and enjoyable so far. This is from the author that wrote tuesdays with morrie - which I know nothing about... so this is all new for me... I think I'll probably read his other books though now.

Thursday, December 17, 2009


Need something to do?
Visit Starbucks - they did this great "All you need is love" video thing - with people singing from all over the world - it is great!

Need something else to do?
Well I made butter tarts tonight - now I kind of made too much filler - just didn't have enough shells... but that's ok
Usually I follow my mom's recipe - every year - every year... and for some reason (and after a glass of wine) I decided it was time to look at another recipe....

So here is the recipe I followed tonight... just in case you have a glass of wine and nothing to do....
1 cup raisins
1/2 cup butter or margarine
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup corn syrup
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 eggs, lightly beaten
18 unbaked tart shells

Preheat oven to 450ºF. (that's right friends... 450 degrees - freakin' hot and yes I totally thought I was going to burn the damn lot of them... and because I totally overfilled them it smelt burned-esk....)

In heavy saucepan, combine the raisins, butter, sugar, syrup and salt. Heat on a warm stove at low heat until butter is melted and the mixture is warm. Remove from heat and add vanilla and eggs. Spoon fill tart tins 2/3 full. (First note the whole blending the eggs into the warm mixture - that means you actually have to do it properly and not like me - kind of rushing and not realizing the mixture had overheated a bit... darn it... and it also says - fill 2/3 - which I also didn't listen to - I filled them right up and I actually think that wasn't such a bad idea cause then the tarts are full of raisin-y goodness...)

Do not fill the tart shells to the top with the filling or they will spill over while baking. 2/3 full should be fine. (Yes, yes - see the recipe even reminded me to take it easy and did I listen - NO - because I'm a nut... and while I'm noting nuts - I would have totally put nuts into this recipe - more filler and maybe even currants - cause I like them too...)

Bake for 10 minutes (that's right - back for 10 minutes at 450). Reduce heat to 350ºF and bake for 5 minutes or longer until pastry is golden. Do not let the pastry filling bubble. (I'd love to know how you are supposed to stop this from happening - mine bubbled they still tasted yummy... cause I totally tried one) Let butter tarts cool completely before removing from the tart tin. (This is an important note too....)

What next... well I'm finishing a glass and watching Braveheart - because I was in the mood for some scottish-ness...

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

and some photos...

Sushi - yum!

I judged a naughty gingerbread man competition :) - this was the winning entry. Big "O" Wedding Night (Yes... that's another gingerbread under the dress and in this scene it happens to be a female friend under the dress...)

A simple Christmas wish that did the trick for me. Smiles are extra important.

I'm one of those weird people that like the accordion - I mean I probably won't listen to hours of it - but I enjoy it... this is a shot from my last trip to Vancouver - these two olders guys seemed to be really into what they were doing. I wanted to go up and kiss them... watch out old men with accordions...

You should be able to make out a sun circle in the right hand side of this photo.

Today was a busy day. More tests, a site visit, coffee (mmmmmmmm - hooray), Christmas board party... I'm tired, but not tired... I didn't really get a great sleep last night. Tomorrow night is another event - a meet & greet event - same on Thursday night... Friday is a staff lunch... crazy week.

Favorite new product: Twisted peppermint - this product smells great! I love it! It is a 3-1 body wash, bubble bath and shampoo - now ordinarily I would have been worried about something that can be used as bubble bath and as shampoo - I thought it might be too bubbly... but it was great... and it made my head feel tingly... best product! BEST! Where is it - Bath and Body Works - right now it is $10 per bottle - and it is buy two get one free! WICKED!

Great IKEA ad... for those celebrating christmas IKEA is selling christmas trees for $20, if you do not celebrate christmas IKEA has great 5ft tree scented air fresheners for only $20... - love it! I want a 5 foot air freshener....

Thursday, December 10, 2009

stupid side pain

So things aren't any better on the pain front. My ultrasound was clear - or largely clear - doctor couldn't see anything. Then he makes a face and says so that means we need to look at other stuff... so bring on the crappy stuff... now I'm getting booked for not only a ct scan, but also a surgerical consult... so that sucks.

So what's my problem? Well initially I thought I'd just pulled a muscle because when I stretched I'd feel something that just didn't feel right in my side. I kind of wrote it off, (three months of writing off) and then it started happening more often and then it turned into when I ate that area hurt. Now it hurts all the time. It is a dull ache most of the time, kind of feels like the stitch you get in your side when you run to hard to fast - with the exception that it isn't happening when I'm running.... when I eat it gets worse...

Am I ok? Yes... the doctor seemed more upset about it then me. Of course he knows that I have anxiety and I think maybe wondering if I was going to have a fit, but I haven't... and I guess I'm just thinking this is going to go away.... just as quietly as it showed up... I'm stressed out and maybe that is a big piece of it because high stress also makes it hurt... so there is the lame update... blah...

Despite all that - I send you my hugs and kisses and for some (you know who) some extra lovin' - :)

Monday, December 07, 2009

and today...

Not really a magically Monday... I took the afternoon off to see the doctor and he moved my ultrasound up to Wednesday instead of January - so that was nice... and in the very positive news I took my brother to the doctor after my appointment and turns out they had his test results - and hooray - he doesn't have MS - so that is great news. They found nothing else significant with his brain - so that is great! He still has surgery ahead of him and some questions to be answered, but they ruled up something - so that is good news.

Anyhow - I'll share some photos later - I'm going to go work out and blow off some steam.

Kisses xxoo

Sunday, December 06, 2009

loblaws holiday giveaway

You can go to and scroll down to the Loblaws contest to win a basket of treats...
Just a little something for the holidays.

Since I'm here and sick we put the tree up. Still not into it...
So I had some rockets tonight - I guess I'm reverting to Halloween.

Night my lovelies! Here is to better insides tomorrow.


I'm on hold.
I'm starting to loathe westjet.

What now?

Well I started feeling sick at about 2am - now I'm really sick. How can I type.... I don't know - how can I sit on hold for 28 minutes waiting to make a change to my flights. There is only one other option for flights right now and I need to see if that can work between throwing up. My guts just ache and I hate throwing up. I want to blame food poisoning, but I gotta say that Kyle was also throwing up tonight and I was going to write about that horrifyingly disgusting experience (maybe you don't want to know - you'll be scarred to) and now I'm sitting here trying to adjust flights with a bucket in my lap praying for a break in the throw up.

What's that... 29 minutes and I'm getting service.

Now it is the battle of not throwing up while getting stuff dealt with... fudge.

So not only am I not getting a flight, I wouldn't have gone anywhere. They told me the weather is so bad that they aren't flying to where I'm going.

And back on hold... flamin' crap - people I need to throw up! 41 minutes - I got a five minute break from the crappy music - and WestJet - PLEASE just put the radio on - if I have to stay on hold for the length of time I have to stay on hold you should at least AT LEAST have good music. This could be my cranky, throw up side talking - but WTF! FFS!

Pain... maybe this is the last hurrah of my gallbladder cause now that hurts - stupid freakin' westjet - please just let me get off the phone... going on 50 minutes.... please

58 minutes....

62 minutes....

66 minutes....

71 minutes... and finished - now to continue throwing up

Saturday, December 05, 2009


So these little pez dispensers are actually jump drives and pez dispensers - you'll find them with piles of other cool things over at etsy... find these great things by click here


Well I leave tomorrow - not looking forward to the 4am departure from Q-town - blah! - so I'm trying to get some stuff done... we had a christmas party to go to this morning - so the guys got to see Santa and have some treats and a present. I gotta say I'm just not into christmas this year. I have no interest in decorating the house and we are usually decorated by now. I guess we'll put up decorations the week before Christmas now... since I'm not back home until Dec 14.

This afternoon holds a few to do items... minor kitchen clean up, guys hair cuts, finish packing (I'm actually ahead on this for once...), and I need to stop by my office and turn off my computer because it is messing up my home account - arg!

I think I'm just shocked that I'm going away on this training. I can't believe I'm going to be gone for so long and that I've got three flights tomorrow to "enjoy" - two hour layover in Van - which is fine because they have good wi-fi, then about 40 minutes in Calgary and then off to Saskatoon. I just wish starbucks was open early tomorrow morning so I could load up before I go...

Tuesday, December 01, 2009

and back

Well I survived another road trip. Made it back to Q-town this evening after a longer ride home from Lillooet. The roads were ok - normal winter conditions, but there were some yucky spots. I got to drive back with one of my staff who grew up in Lillooet so I got to visit her homestead and also hear about some of the history of the community.

This is a rock face that is along Hwy 99 which runs from Hat Creek (near Cache Creek) to Whistler. Now there isn't a pull out where this rock is - so you need to find a safe place to pull over and then you get yourself in front of the rock. So we are probably .5 km from the base of the rock where I took this picture. And then you shout at the rock... and it echoes right back at you... so I totally yodeled... yodel-a-he-who... This morning, before we got going, I went and took a few more pictures and also got some more GREAT coffee.... hooray!

Next trip - I leave for Saskatoon for more training on Sunday... I have to leave Quesnel at 4:30am for my 7am flight... blah...

And now a couple more pics...

This is the view from the east side of the Fraser River about 5 km outside of Lillooet on Hwy 12... beeee-u-teeee-full!

Frost covered rose hip - if you click on this one you'll be able to see the tiny crystals shooting up off the rosehip