Monday, March 1, 2021
Saturday, February 27, 2021
Anyone who knows me well is aware that I spend most of my summer on my knees praying to " the God of weeds" to be kind. May is a time for lush fresh growth and as we were home at the end of March I had a head start on the weeds.
First come the crocus.
Yes it's almost March of 2021 but I have decided to update the blog chronologically so that it actually follows what happened over the last year.
Although it was snowy and cold when we returned home from Mazatlan in March the month of April turned out to have the best weather while we were at home. Sunny and warm and the snow soon melted. As we were dealing with lock down at that time we celebrated Easter outside at our daughter Erika's with her husband Wade, grand daughters Holly and Abby as well as Holly's boyfriend Chris who was living with them. Holly returned home with Chris from Vancouver to Terrace in late January to live with Holly's parents, work and save money so they could go to Scotland in the summer. Chris is a trained chef who came out from Glasgow in Scotland and as his Canadian work visa was ending in Feb.2021 they were planning to head back to Scotland, work and then do some travelling. Holly had just graduated from UBC with a degree in kineseology so she was hoping to get a job in Terrace as well. Well....you know how all of that turned out. Covid hit, everyone was locked down, restaurants were closed and their lives ground to a halt. Abby was just finishing college and hoping to continue her summer work as a vet assistant and that didn't happen either. We had just finished our two week quarantine but we obeyed the rules and met outside for Easter dinner.
A perfect day and not even a picture of the food. I must have been hungry!
Friday, February 26, 2021
This morning I was feeling nostalgic and I had a look back through some of my old posts. I realized what a great diary of our travels and special family events the blog is. I have been doing some small posts on facebook because it's quick and easy but it's not the same as the blog. Last winter when blogger stopped supporting my off line open live writer draft program the blog became difficult to keep up. We do not have access to to internet when we are at home. It wasn't a huge problem until I couldn't do an off line draft and then publish it later. Now I must be online to create a draft. We are in Mazatlan and never got the internet installed in the house until late December and then it seemed like a big pain to try and catch up the blog. Well I've decided to give it a go.
We arrived home last March after a whirlwind 8 day dash from Mazatlan to snow.
Over the coming weeks I will attempt to put the last ten months in some semblance of order now that I've decided that the blog is still a worthwhile venture. These are difficult times but hopefully things will get better by the end of 2021 and people will be able to get back to some semblance of normal.
Monday, March 30, 2020
Friday, March 13, 2020
dogs and cake set out. We had just eaten but I did take a couple of pieces of cake home for later.