Party is over but the joy lives on.

I am still basking in the afterglow of a wonderful party. Twenty friends and family met at the MarinaSide Grill for a great dinner and cake, a great tasting gluten, dairy free wonder from Sweet tooth Cakery. There was toasts and presents,  a slideshow and a  video from Toronto.

Most photos didn’t turn out well,  but here are a couple.



Thomas Haas chocolates from our oldest son and his wife, and flowers from the youngest son and his wife.

The flowers are heavenly smelling and looking and the chocolates are to die for, 9 luscious little goodies per layer of that box.

Thanks to my online friends for their wishes.

Starting February

February is always a bit of a whirlwind in our house. Hubby’s birthday is on the first, mine on the 6th, DIL on the 9th and BIL on the 28th. In between cousins and firends also have birthdays.
Just the two of us this year to celebrate hubby’s with dinner but he is planning a big celebration for my 65th.
In honor of the big 65, I got my haircoloured and cut, got my new glasses a month ago and now exercises as well.

Although I did my usual knitting and sewing this week, nothing really to show for it. Rows that were knitted were ripped back and reknit. Seams were put in and taken out and sewn again. I still haven’t cut out anything new, I am still working on the great unfinished pile.

Walking back from exercises, I saw some art I haven’t seen before,even though I have been down the street many times. It has been there a few years at least. Metal figures on a staircase with writings in the metal, about the early days in our community. IMG_0244IMG_0251<

There was also a bridge in the little park, which had words carved into the planks. All about the life of a salmon, being a fisherman’s daughter, I just loved it.IMG_0248IMG_0919

I bought some yellow tulips and placed them in an old vase of my mother’s.

Bring in the summer

I decided to bring a little sunshine home with me the other day. I couldn’t resist the smell of the peonies in the flower section of the grocery store. I have always had the dark pink ones. but the cream ones were so  appealing.

I had the perfect spot for them. They are brightening up the house, this cold and rainy June.