week 1 in a nutshell
Geez. All this family togetherness is really cutting into my blogging time. And my mum's slowwwww computer located near a window where the blazing sun shines right in your eyes no matter what time of day you're sitting there isn't helping much. It's like being in Internet Addiction rehab. No, not really, but the qwerty keyboard and the wonky mouse are kind of driving me nuts.
It is SO good to be here. This is definitely where I belong. Many things have changed, but the more things change, the more they stay the same, you know? I feel perfectly at home.
My mum and dad, 70 and 77 respectively, have overcome the monumental health obstacles of the past year and are doing amazingly well - full of vim and vigour as always and enjoying life to the fullest. They have a beautiful home with an amazing garden and although this is not the house I grew up in (that house is only a few blocks away but has been turned into a pink-and-glass nightmare), it sure feels like it. It is peaceful and serene and very spiritual.
When we're not out shopping, this is where we've been relaxing...
There's a nice beach about a 10 minute walk away from my parents' place and the boys love spending time there.
Here's the view from the beach looking over to downtown Vancouver. Washington State's snow covered Mt. Baker is visible in the background.
Well, my blogging time is up for today. But guess who we had the pleasure of meeting last night? The lovely Jen and her charming husband P! Bloggers are everywhere! We had a great time and I'll tell you all about later. Family barbeque tonight. Must get cooking.