Sunday, February 28, 2010

CANADA WINS HOCKEY GOLD!! ...what a ride this has been!!

deb, stephen and rob celebrate with
(licorice) cigars after the big win

WOO HOO!! Couldn't be prouder to be Canadian than I am right now! This win is the "Happily Ever After" to these Olympic games!! WHAT A RIDE!!

The last 17 days have been AMAZING!! So glad we could be part of it all.

After losing to the USA in the round robin, I thought, "This is going to be Roberto Luongo's time to shine." He got to play the rest of the way and took us to the gold medal game where Sid the Kid scores in OT to bring it all home!

Canada has (14) gold medals...more gold medals than any other winter olympics host country...EVER! More gold than any other country in the winter games...EVER!!


Thursday, February 11, 2010

2010 opening ceremonies dress rehearsal

Thanks to Sandra, one of our Properties employees that was seconded to the Olympics, I, along with Stephen and our friends, Cindy, Zoe, Ann, Warren and Marianna (apologies if I misspelled your name) were amongst a group privileged to attend the dress rehearsal of the 2010 Vancouver/Whistler Olympic Games last night.

While swore to "not unwrapping the present" by talking about what took place last night, I can safely say that it is going to be one heck of a show and you won't want to miss it!!

I, for one, can't wait to see the entire performance with the real athletes instead of the volunteers who eagerly marched into BC Place Stadium.

So, tomorrow evening, we will all gather to celebrate the opening of the 21st Winter Olympic Games.

The buzz and energy in the downtown core has been growing steadily by the day and as tomorrow will be my last day working downtown until after the games, I am looking forward to heading home in the opposite direction of all those lucky individuals who will be taking part in the opening ceremonies. I plan to take my camera and hopefully capture some of that excitment on my way home from work.

Here's to what I hope will be a wonderfully successful games and that Vancouver gets to showcase itself to the world in a very postive light.

We live on the gorgeous west coast of, in my humble opinion, the best country in the world.

Welcome to everyone who is here to take part as an athlete or a spectator. I hope you enjoy your stay!!

Let the games begin!

Monday, February 01, 2010



...just got back from 'Play' journaling retreat at Fort Worden in Port Townsend, WA, hosted by Tracy and Teesha Moore.

Five fun filled days with amazing friends, art and wine.

Tracy taught us how to make polymer clay journal covers. I completed two journals during the retreat, as well as loaded up a bunch of pages in my new ROD journal. (I'll post some pics of this soon). Didn't expect to spend as much time with the clay as I did, but found it very relaxing and the best part of what I accomplished was adding the eyes to the face on 'apparition'. Ty explained how I to add the eye lids, which really brought the piece to life.

Here are a couple shots of Marcia and Ty's work...too cool.