Monday, February 24, 2014

Cough, Hack, Hack...

seems I have a bug that's making my life miserable. Not sure if it is bronchitis or not, but it sure is feeling that way. After hiding in the house all winter trying to avoid the crud - it found me! 

I should probably call the doctor - I hate doctors. I'll wait until denial finally falls on it's face and I have to admit I can't kick it on my own.

I'm blaming the plane on this. It just doesn't seem healthy to stuff a hundred plus people like sardines into a small area and then blow recycled air into their faces. Isn't that asking for trouble?

Yep, I finally flew for the first time last week. We left good ole Ohio in a deep freeze and headed to Seattle! We only stayed there for the night as Seattle wasn't our true destination - Tofino, BC, Canada was. And I must say, all the time Rob and I have thought about this trip was not wasted.

 The mountains were spectacular, the beaches (although cold) were gorgeous, and the food was fantastic! We had a wonderful time and can't wait for our next adventure!

The Craigdarroch Castle
Victoria, BC, Canada
One of the many stained glass windows in the castle.

So much for moss only growing on the north side of the trees!
Cathedral Forest (I've always wanted to take a picture like this!)
View from the Long Beach Lodge
Cox Bay, Tofino, BC
View from a bay further south than Cox Bay

                              Some ferns outside our cottage.

Does anyone know what this is? It seems to be part of the tree not just growing on it.

And this...I'm not sure how to process has to mean something beyond...well, the obvious. I should probably get my head out of the gutter.


And so, with this, I leave you all to go cough and hack some more. May spring soon be here since the snow is all gone.

Monday, February 10, 2014


Sometimes they can surprise you! 

This morning the mailman brought a 
package to the door. 
Hmm, those items I ordered shouldn't be 
here until Wednesday. 
What's this??

A box from Illinois...
I know that address. 

To me and the hubby?? 

Wait to open it 
or dig in?!
Decisions Decisions. 

Bah, DH will understand
I hope...

My darling friend Mary Jane has sent us 
a travel package! 

There is a trip in our future and 
MJ wanted us to be prepared. 

Can you see the Dinky Dyes Canadian 
Maple Leaf scissors? How about the fob?
And on the back of it - 
It says,
Canada 2014

The passbook cover is amazing. 
It's too pretty for the TSA 
to touch. Somehow
I know they wouldn't 
appreciate the way I do.

And that photo album - 
Do you see the monogram 
with 25 in silver?

Until today I did
not have a travel
Ott Lamp.

I do now! 
My eyes thank you MJ!

And those snacks - 
I promise to share them
with DH. I promise!

But, if you look
closely - there is a 
spool of thread.
It's lip balm.
So cool! 
And tasty too. 

Mary Jane and Dave 
you two are the 

Thank you!