Category Archives: General

My Sunshine

I’m used to almost everyday being a sunny day. And I love being outside. Today was a beautiful, crisp, sunny (but still cold) day. No rain at all. It was probably the same temperature today as on rainy days, but there’s something about the cold rainy days here that are miserable. It feels so much colder when it rains. So I decided this afternoon that I needed to take advantage of the sun as much as possible. Or what was left of it because it was 3 PM already. I went to the Wired Monk for coffee and to do my Bible study homework, and I decided to sit outside. It was nice to have the sun shining on my face, even if for a little while in 50 degree weather. Ahhh…I’m remembering it right now.

3:05 Sitting down outside with my drink. It’s nice out here.
3:15 I zip up my hoodie (for you Americans, that’s a hooded sweatshirt) and button up my coat. A little chilly.
3:23 I put my gloves on. Do you know how hard it is to write with gloves on? Getting cold.
3:30 I pack up to go inside. I’m just too cold.


The polls are almost closed on the east coast. I hope you voted. If not, go do it quick! I voted by absentee ballot and mailed it a few weeks ago. I hope Florida got my vote. You know how Florida is. Thanks to Rob for the graphic!

Food and Cold Weather

What is it with cold weather that makes me want to eat and bake more? And not just normal food, but sweets and breads and all the bad stuff. It’s been cold, rainy, cold and rainy lately. These days I just want to turn on the fireplace and sit with a cup of hot chocolate. Either that or bake. A lot. Or bake and then sit by the fire with my cookies and hot chocolate. I should do that tomorrow.

Wiped Out

Okay, so we were only out for about 6 1/2 hours yesterday and today I’ve been wiped out! Dragging all around the place. We got up early for church and then spent the day at home. I haven’t been able to fall asleep until 2 am this past week. So I pray I fall asleep quickly tonight. I just have to finish stretching, then I’m off to bed. Good night.

White Rock

We went to White Rock yesterday after church. One of my co-workers, Claire, lives there and she kept telling me how great a place it is. So we went to check it out. It’s about 30 minutes from Surrey.

It’s a nice beach town with a long boardwalk, pier, and shops and places to eat along the boardwalk. It was a great sunny day to go. I didn’t see the beach though. Apparently it was high tide because the water came right up to the rocks. And it was COLD! But then again, I’m a wimp and won’t even go in the water in Florida until August. We saw several huge purple starfish on the rocks near the pier. I’d never seen starfish in the water before. We also saw the big white rock the town named after.

For lunch we had a super healthy serving of fish and chips at Moby Dick’s! Claire said it was the best and it was! But I don’t think I can handle another deep fried meal for awhile, even though the best foods are always deep fried. It was a nice relaxing afternoon in another beautiful place in British Columbia.

Trip to the Grocery Store

After staring at the shopping cart for what felt like 5 minutes I finally decided I needed to ask for help. So I found a bag boy to help me. The look on his face was something like this: “huh? what? you need help with, okay”. It turns out that the coin goes into the handle sideways, then the key gets pushed in, and after all that I can finally unlock it from the other cart! I know grocery stores do this in the U.S, but I’m not used to it.

I love this grocery store, Save On Foods. It’s Canadian owned. I can buy everything I need in BULK! Well, maybe not everything, but just about.

Today I purchased in bulk:

  • chocolate chip cookie mix (just add water, not bad but I won’t buy it again, they also had other cookie mixes)
  • candy corn (for Rob)
  • basil
  • bay leaves
  • croutons
Other bulk items I didn’t purchase:
  • all kinds of seasonings
  • 10 different types of rice
  • 10 different types of soup mixes
  • all kinds of candy and nuts
  • pasta
I can’t wait to buy more stuff in bulk!