Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Before Vancouver

Tomorrow we are flying out to Vancouver to spend time with our favorite daughter.  Whilst there we will see two of Shakespeare's plays, some Fringe Festival works, and we will give whale watching another try.  Truly, if we don't see whales this time, we are never trying again.

However, I don't want you to think we don't have fun in Saskatchewan.

First of all, our yard gives pleasure.  This past week, the flowers have been full of butterflies and bees.  I love them. 
I don't love the kazillion, kabillion aphids as much.

We spent a day at our daughter-in-law's parents' farm.
There we enjoyed Wendy's prolific flower beds and we ate deliciousness from her garden:  corn, carrots, potatoes, cucumbers, squash, raspberries, strawberries.  There were visitors from Chile and they got to enjoy a prairie farm, living skies, and home-grown food.
The trampoline was well used that day.

Nathan and Riley have a new cousin and they adore her.
They also have a new second cousin in Thompson, Manitoba.  He was born on Sunday and we can't wait to meet him ... hopefully at Thanksgiving.
Is there anything cuter than a boy who lost his first tooth?
Glenda and I found time for coffee at a favorite place.  Across from the coffee shop is one of those little take one/leave one libraries.  It's "d'library." 
This week has been an interesting one.  Bob has started his last year at the Comp.  He was informed in June that his contract job would end in June of 2018.  I snapped this "heading to school" photo and posted it on Facebook mentioning that Bob was entering his 50th year at the Comp and also his final year there.  Comments began pouring in and we have enjoyed each and every one of them.
Then neighbors (ahem, Brian and Ellen) posted to Sheila Coles at CBC Radio and she got in touch with Bob to do at interview at 6:45 this morning.

While he was doing the interview on a phone in one room, I was in another room drinking my morning coffee and listening to what he had to say.
I don't seem to be able to link to the print version, but if you do a search with the words CBC radio news Saskatchewan teacher retiring after 50 years, it should come up.

See you tomorrow, Liz King!  Let's eat well, play Scrabble, see plays, and run around like crazy.

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