Monday, April 24, 2017
It was a lovely sunny day. There are so many rainy days here, I like to sit outside and enjoy a sunny Spring day. I love just seeing all the fresh green leaves on the trees and shrubs, along with all the mix of delicate colours interspersed in between.
I've pulled out the coconut, citrus and fruity smelling lotions. I love to switch up the fragrances for the seasons and also use a lighter daily lotion, except for after-sun exposure when I use one with oils and aloe.
Posted by Faye at 6:56 PM
Sunday, April 23, 2017
Well, unlike the name of this weekday, it wasn't a sunny day. It started out with a wicked rain storm last night and just remained overcast all day today. It started raining again later this afternoon, but was actually quite nice earlier. It wasn't chilly until the rain started.
I like Sundays. It's Hubby's designated day off and nothing gets in the way of that. It's not that he works six days per week all the time, but Sunday we can count on having off and can plan to go to church and then out for lunch. In the summer we can go to the earlier service and take off to the lake or do some outdoorsy activity. I love it!! This is the first time in years Hubby has booked a regular day off!!!
Posted by Faye at 9:51 PM
Friday, April 21, 2017
The only step to get a better clean would be to use a power washer and I think our downstairs neighbours would not appreciate the "waterfalls" they'd get.
Posted by Faye at 9:31 PM
Thursday, April 20, 2017
No, I am not Spring cleaning the apartment we've only lived in the 3 1/2 months. What i am going to clean is the balcony. Since we plan on spending a lot of time out there I need to clean the floor so we're not tracking the dust and such indoors. Also, Hubby has Kettle bells he exercises with and the rain has caused them to leak rust and stain the floor. i bought a jug of CLR and a squeezable mop and hope I can get the rust cleaned up.
Tomorrow is supposed to be a sunny day in the middle of rainy ones, so I plan to be out cleaning tomorrow.
Posted by Faye at 3:50 PM
Wednesday, April 19, 2017
Hubby had the Easter long weekend off and we enjoyed doing activities together as well as down time. We went to Red Robin's for Hubby's Birthday last Thursday and did some various shopping. Saturday was so beautiful and sunny so we went to home Depot Garden Center and bought another planter of flowers. Our balcony looks so pretty now, with a few planters! I certainly enjoy sitting out in the sunshine and "people-watch"!
Yesterday we drove out to Abbotsford and checked out a Meat store. We also stopped in to have a visit with our Son, at the cemetery. It's so peaceful there as well as so green, with new grass, sprouting leaves on the trees and blossoms bursting.
So, today I needed to catch up with the laundry and cleaning. It doesn't take long but it needs to be done regularly.
Posted by Faye at 3:57 PM
Saturday, April 15, 2017
Yes, I am! I a little obsessed with Spring!. I walked into the home Depot Garden Center and was immediately overwhelmed with the smell of perfume that wafted over me! The beauty of all the different blooms and the greenery of the shrubs and vines! The warmth of the sun just intensified the colours and aromas.
I have made my selections....chosen the few planters I want for the balcony. I also picked up a few solar lights and arranged them outside. Now I have all Spring/Summer to enjoy their cheerful presence when I sit out in the sunshine.
Posted by Faye at 8:18 PM
Wednesday, April 12, 2017
Yesterday I had two Specialist appointments , one downtown and one at the hospital and my Hubby had the vehicle for the day. I was challenged to take Transit, since both appointments were too far to walk to. Now, I've always been hesitant about taking Transit for some odd reason. Not sure what's up with that, but anyhow. Hubby helped me research and go through the route, time and connections the day before. It was a gorgeous sunny day out and I discovered that I actually enjoyed myself and it went more smoothly than I imagined it would. I know for sure that I will be using the Transit system far more now. What an Adventure!!
Posted by Faye at 3:57 PM
Monday, April 10, 2017
So, the saying is: "April showers bring May flowers". Today this is very true here. Actually, it's done more than shower.....it poured "cats and dogs"!! But, it's stopped and there is just a sliver of blue peeking through the clouds.
While I am glad not to have been out in that pouring rain, I did step out onto the balcony to watch it rain. There is always something so beautiful in Nature and even when the weather is frightening, it can strike us to the core with it's beauty. It can capture us. We watch video's of tornadoes, hurricanes or lightening with fascination.
For today, enjoy whatever weather you are having.
Posted by Faye at 3:34 PM
Sunday, April 9, 2017
There is anticipation leading up to Easter. In the stores I see all the pastels of Easter. The retail industry entices us with chicks, rabbits, eggs and chocolate. To those of us who are church goers, we celebrate the Resurrection of Christ. It's a time of year that's fresh and new and time to spend outdoors with family and friends.
Wishing you a great week.
Posted by Faye at 7:27 PM
Saturday, April 8, 2017
We have moved to a different city in B.C. just after Christmas. It was a big move, not only location wise but emotionally. There was a huge down turn in the Oil & Gas industry which affected my Hubby's job and we were left scrambling with what to do. Hubby took on a "temporary" job down south driving Tour bus, but doors opened up for him to continue being an Instructor for St. John's Ambulance as well as expand out into the Safety courses he had been teaching up North. What that meant was relocating down to the Lower Mainland and moving away from family and friends.
I love living here. The climate is more moderate and it we found a small, cozy apartment that is so close to everything that I can get out to walk to. Of course, there are the negative aspects too, like traffic, parking and rain...haha!
We have found a church to attend and I have jumped right into the Ladies program to develop new friendships and Hubby & I also meet with a group one evening a week to socialize as a couple. There is no shortage of entertainment and things to do.
So, I find myself inspired to write again.
Posted by Faye at 2:37 PM