Sunday, February 10, 2013

Uh oh....she's thinking!

Laura Randolph"If life really begins on your 40th birthday, it's because that's when women finally get it… the guts to take back their lives."

Its not the number...its just a space in my life right now - it could have happened at 30 or even 50, but it's happening now. Truth is, it started over a year ago and is going on still. I don't know what "IT" is, but it is something. Questions, seeking, bouts of sadness and then real happiness. I'm happy with most things in life and really do have it pretty good. But then - I don't know if I have what I want in life. All I know is I want to take control of my life...

Question Hmmmm...make a list? Talk to friends? Talk to a professional? Is it serious that I'm feeling like this? Do others - and just don't really talk about it? Why not?

Wow....there is a rant for you. I'll let you know what I figure out.

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Summer Trip - Kelowna 2012

We took a week and borrowed my parents convertable to head west - 7 hour drive to Kelowna, BC. A friend lent us her apartment and it was quite nice.
Our first night dinner....greek salad, bread with oil and balsamic vinegar with Retzina wine. Yum!

My henna tatoo - a cute little elephant!


A new favourite!

My favourite winery in BC....all fruit wines, no grapes!



A cool water toy - water jet that boosts him out of the water!

Happy birthday to me!

It happened! It didn't really sneak up, I felt it coming. I dreaded it but have since decided to embrace it - my 40th birthday! Why? Because I can! I feel good, still old some days, but feel good. I was invited out for a Saturday night with friends, a backyard drinking night...they surprised me with flowers and a cake. The next day, I was invited out for brunch with my in-laws. Jason was out of town, so I went. They surprised me as well - taking me to a park on this lovely Sunday late morning and found my parents and other family members. I knew then it was a picnic to celebrate my birthday. What I didn't know was that about 40 friends showed up - from all periods and facets of my life. A friend of mine, whom I have been friends with since I was 5, colleagues, friends I haven't seen in years. I was honoured and thrilled!
The day I turned 40 - bad lighting, but that is me!

My cake from the wine night on the patio!

Cake and flowers - oh, and wine!

My birthday picnic!

My amazing cake....40 daisies!

Sunday, June 17, 2012

March Trip - Puerto Morelos, Mexico

March 11, Candy, Kathy, Michelle and I left Calgary early in the morning for Cancun. We landed, a shuttle was waiting for us and we headed to our condo in Puerto Morelos.

Our living room in the condo.

The small pool right outside our patio....we were the only ones who used it.
Our kitchen, with laundry room in the back room.

View from the living room to the front door....patio off to the right.

120 steps from our front door....a gorgeous beach.

Our first meal....tacos and Corona!

The girls!

Beer and marg.....Iceberg time!

The pool and our patio.

Our patio and table under the palapa.

Mmmm....the bakery. Yes, out of a trunk...delicious bread!

Michelle and I....sisters-in-law!

Our last dinner at El Cid.