January photos

We went to Jen & Trev’s wedding on January 4th…and it has taken me this long to say – yay! Congratulations to the happy couple; it was a beautiful (& fun) wedding.

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Isn’t this shot a scream? Thanks Pop for supplying from your fancy phone.

T and J's wedding

That same weekend we welcomed friends from Zambia (who are now living in Whitehorse) for a visit. It was fabulous to chat about old times & to make some new memories. We had delicious Zambian food and laughed late into the night.

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I have also completed my first set of ‘zucken’- my Gran would have been proud. The pattern is actually very simple- & once I had the correct size of knitting needles they turned out quite cute. The recipient laughed long & hard about the journey it took to end up with these.2013-01-07 19.31.03

A little behind

I have started heading to Calgary for work fairly regularly and in the winter that involves flying the short distance (this fact will come into play later in my post).

On my most recent trip I was able to link up with my dear friend Jennifer & her hubby. Jennifer recently left our fair city for Calgary to start her married life. I would say we’re not the best at staying in touch; but whenever we get together it’s clear that we haven’t missed a beat. I left Calgary earlier in the week beaming. Low maintenance friends are the best!

The trip before I had written a couple of “airport musings”…in the sentence above I have inserted an exclamation point. When you read the sentence did you read it with the emphasis that an exclamation point demands? I must have been reading something in the airport that was littered with exclamation points- I think it’s hilarious reading emails from people who over-use the exclamation point. In my mind I end up rather shouting. (This is apparently one of my pet peeves). Now…back to the more memorable bits of my flight delay. For the first time in my life I saw a gentlemen (live & in person- not watching the NBA on TV) with facial tattoos. Where there was meant to be a hairline there was a tattoo all the way across the forehead.  No need for eyebrows- there was a script outlining the eye socket. It was very difficult to divert my attention anywhere else but on this fellow. I have since determined that he must be famous & I just don’t know who he is. I somehow forced my gaze further down the hallway & saw a couple (perhaps in their 40s) happily leaving the airport. They caught my attention because the female half of the couple leapt up to tap her heels in the air; the physical expression of joy has stuck with me. How many times of you landed at home (or in a new city) and with sheer excitement  or anticipation your body demands expressing the energy; and how many times have we quashed the desire by trying to behave more adult-like?

Here’s to a week of clicking heels in happiness.

Neglecting my Blog

I’ve been so busy having fun that I’ve been neglecting sharing any of my stories.

So I’m going to start with how we saw 2012 out. Most of you know how much I adore Alvin. One of the reasons is that he keeps me trying new things. He had gone out with some workmates for a lunch; the featured lunch item was a waffle-chicken-sandwich. So what does Alvin do? Comes home to try to re-create the experience. I will say it was rather delightful. Certainly not recommended to any of you who have resolved to lose weight in 2013*grin*.

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Let me know if you’d try it…It provided solid energy for the tobogganing that soon followed. Belated thanks to Dev for hosting a lovely New Year’s Eve event.