my tan is coming along just fine, thank you
Can you believe it has only rained for about an hour and a half in the 17 days we've been here? Most unusual and a true delight since it hasn't been boiling hot either. Despite SPF 30 my cheesy whiteness is slowly turning into a slightly more appetizing light golden brown and I've got the tan lines to prove it.
It's not as if we've been so busy that we don't know which way is up, but I've still had no time, and frankly, not much desire, to blog. The first couple of days I had to work my way through two years of back issues of Martha Stewart Living. That done, my mother presented me with a stack of must-read books and magazines which I was eager to get into. Then tragedy struck - I took a nice slice out of thumb while making dinner one night, seriously compromising my page turning ability. I'm a fast healer and all is well now, though.
We've been meeting lots of friends and families for various lunches and dinners and catching up on all the news, both good and bad. Friends my age are getting on with their lives, some dealing with ageing, ailing parents as I am (but I must say that my own parents are doing extremely well) and older friends, my 92-year-old godfather among them, are wondering what's next for them and how much time they have left, insisting that two years is far too much time between visits. 'Cause you just never know what's going to happen. I agree.
Tomorrow we head south across the Canada/U.S. border to spend a few days exploring Washington State and Oregon. Except for one 'for sure' visit with some friends, there's no real plan - we're doing this road trip style and will end up where we end up. Hilarity may ensue.
We'll be pretty much off line while we're gone, so I won't be able to respond to comments or e mail for about a week. Here are a few pictures to tide you over.
The beach, about a 10 minute walk from my parents house
My mother's beautiful garden
Horseshoe Bay, where B.C. Ferries set sail on an hourly basis to Bowen Island, Vancouver Island and the Sunshine Coast
Last week's trip to Bowen Island, a 20-minute ferry ride from Horsheshoe Bay