Only a short time ago I blogged about the joys of early spring.
Tonight we went over to a friends for our weekly “Lost” night and when we came out the door, not only was it snowing, but I had to pull out the trusty credit card to clear the windshield. After a winter like this one, I may invest in a proper window clearing thingy next year. My credit card, which I really only use for snow emergencies looks like it has spent the last three months on a shopping spree — I wish…
I have a twitter account now, but I am not yet a twit — no time, but loads of my brilliant suite101.com writers and editors are there with lots to say. Check it out.
Well spring has finally sprung in the Lower Mainland and I am back into a great routine with writing/editing and exercise. Today I rode around UBC on my new road bike — a Norco VFR 1 — lightweight and faster than a speeding bullet
It is such a joy to do sports without having to wear glasses — if any of you are considering getting laser eye surgery — don’t hesitate a second more. It is really worth it. Sometimes I forget that I have had the surgery — my eyes don’t bother me at all, but then I see a tiny little bud on a tree and realize how lucky I am to have 20/20 vision in one eye.
My front yard is full of crocuses and sprouts are popping up everywhere. My son James spent Saturday raking up the dead leaves and has drawn out a plan for this year’s garden. We are going to hold off planting the flower boxes until the Cherry Blossoms pop and it is predicted that this year, this will happen in the first week of March. I hope so!
I have posted some photos of some of the things I did on the weekend to celebrate spring.
Floating Around in the Creek
Looking South East From Gambier
Dusk on Gambier
More of my favourite tree
Excellent Places to live in False Creek
My best friend in Toronto is snowed in…hmmm.
I have not blogged for a long time and I know this is death for a blogger…I am not sure why this happened == I did get a new computer and it is a MacBook. I have to admit that it has taken a few weeks for me to decide if I should keep it, or return it to London Drugs and find a PC.
I have decided to keep my little MacBook, although switching between my desktop and Mac can be confusing at times. Little Mac is lightweight and easy to use, although I suck at the photo program and might end up with Picassa again, but it is a challenge to learn to use iPhoto and I love a challenge.
Since I last wrote, I’ve been to Cuba — Ola — no pictures yet :), but was it ever super great to be warm for a while. I think the highlight was Havana, but I totally enjoyed the all-inclusive hotel in the tourist area — first time I’ve ever done that and I may never do it again, but Holy Pina Colada, it was excellent not to shop, plan meals or think about anything except for my book and the warm sea.
I took a manuscript to work on, but didn’t. I did manage to log on to the slowest Internet in the world to edit my suite101 articles, but apart from that I had a big big break from life.
So, perhaps I am back to blogging. Hope so.