Saturday, July 21, 2007

wes and harry

The plan has been set for months. Saturday, July 21, 2007 - Wes would arrive at Costco for store opening. Mission accomplished. Let the marathon reading begin! With no work shifts this weekend, he has plans to finish the book before Monday. He's a fast reader, so I have no doubt he will get it done.

Bonus for me, because as soon as he is done, it's MY TURN! [maybe I can sneak in a chapter or two after he's gone to bed]

It does seem strange to see the basement dark and his computer silent.

Friday, July 20, 2007

the book is finally finished!

Yay! The scrapbook commission I have been working on is complete! Kev seemed very pleased with the end result and I couldn't be happier that this long and challenging project is behind me. Kevin wanted to thank me for the hard work involved and showed his appreciation by giving me a lovely gift...a framed autographed Elton John - Greatest Hits LP! How cool is that? What a terrific client - thanks, Kev!

I will try and post a few more pics from the book this weekend.

Next up, my August DT assignment for the studioWERX street team. Stay tuned.

Monday, July 09, 2007

better than a typical monday

What an enjoyable and productive weekend. It included a wonderful pancake and bacon breakfast prepared lovingly by my amazing hubby; making some major headway on my scrapbook commission; seeing 'Live Free or Die Hard' (good movie, by the way); watching some of the Live Earth concert; watching some kick a** tennis in the form of the Wimbledon men's final; and one heck of a fun margarita party with some neighbour friends! Yep...I'd say it was one heck of a fine summer weekend.

I met up with Janice and Pat (two of my bestest art friends) for a trip to N Jefferson Ltd. (a local wholesale quilting/notions supply store) over lunch. A bit of retail therapy to help take away those Monday blahs...ahhhh. Then, I get back to work to find an email saying that I had won a prize from the radio station that I listen to - JACKFM. I had entered some of my JACK points in one of the little on-line contests and what do you paid off!

I won a "TUMS Time Out" prize package, which included a TUMS luggage tage, BC Lions t-shirt and a Heys International x-case! It's carry-on size and looks quite cool. How perfect! We have been talking about getting new luggage and this is a really nice start. The radio station is only a few minutes from where I work, so I popped out this afternoon to pick up my prize. I got to choose between army green and turquoise. Turquoise it is! Not bad for a Monday.

Monday, July 02, 2007

woo hoo! a long weekend...happy birthday, Canada!!

We just got back from a great weekend camping up at Alice Lake. Alice is located about 1.5 hours from our place, just north of Squamish on the Sea to Sky Highway heading up to Whistler.

The boys headed up on Thursday and I joined them on a very rainy Friday evening. It poured all night long, but when we got up the rain had stopped and it never came back, even though the weather reports stated it would.

We drove up to Whistler on Saturday and enjoyed some shopping and a lovely lunch. We also got to listen to some great live music, including a team of drummers.

Saturday evening was terrific. While Wes stayed back and watched the fire, Stephen and I walked down to the lake. We heard a strange bird sound (kind of like a saw being sharpened) and found out it was a pair of owls. We watched as they flew silently from tree to tree. It was only once they landed that they would let out their call. Ah, the great outdoors. And nothing compares to sitting around the campfire late into the evening. The stars were was a perfect night to be camping. I wished on the first star for the rain to stay away...thanks, twinkle!

On Sunday we toasted Canada's birthday; she turned 140 years old on July 1st. We played The Beatles' "Birthday" in celebration.

Hope all my fellow Canadians enjoyed a great long weekend and I wish the best to all my American peeps as you prepare to celebrate your nation's b-day! Hope it rocks!