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Delta, British Columbia, Canada
I took very early retirement from teaching in '06 and did some traveling in Europe and the UK before settling down to do some private tutoring. As a voracious reader, I have many books waiting in line for me to read. Tell me I shouldn't read something, and I will. I'm a happy, optimistic person and I love to travel and through that believe that life can be a continuous learning experience. I'm looking forward to traveling more some day. I enjoy walking, cycling, water aerobics & and sports like tennis, volleyball, and fastpitch/baseball. I'm just getting into photography as a hobby and I'm enjoying learning all the bits and bobs of my digital camera. My family is everything to me and I'm delighted to be the mother of two girls and the Gramma of a boy and a girl. I may be a Gramma, but I'm at heart just a girl who wants to have fun.

Sunday, August 27, 2006

Alaska Trip Part 1

Here are some of the photos I got during the great adventure to Alaska. I thought most of you'd want to see people since Umberto takes such good shots of the scenery. I hope you all enjoy the photos.

Leslie, Eileen, Cathy at the champagne party when we embarked.

Dancing up a storm at the nightclub first night on board.

Here's Georgette and I - we met in Manhattan Beach and remembered each other instantly.

More dancing - we didn't need to work out after all this!

Eileen (in green) and Cathy (in blue) trying some line dancing.

This is another new friend, Judy, from New York state.

And another new friend, Jane, from Chicago. She is a real sweetie! Our cabins were just 2 doors down from each other!

Alaska Trip Part 2

Here's my new friend Bev and I dancing on the 2nd night.

This is one of the men who was with the group (Dave)

Every night when we got back to our suite, we'd find towels wrapped up in the shape of an animal. Here's the elephant.

This is at one of the glaciers - me, Cathy, Eileen (my friends from home who came with me)

Eileen and I at one of the big stage shows.

Here I am with Captain Crabby. Does he look familiar?

At the Christmas Store in Victoria, I fell in love!

Final night Pyjama Party - he's still ticking!

But Eileen and I are fading fast!

Tuesday, August 15, 2006

New Floor - all welcome to visit.

Okay, here's a before shot from halfway up the stairs showing the icky beige carpet. Check out the new 3 1/2" baseboards in the next shots.

This is from the top of the stairs showing part of the living room. Hopefully, you can see the colour of the wood.

I haven't finished putting in the final touches yet - things like what goes on the coffee table and mantle. I'll do it after the cruise.

I'm thinking of putting in a small area rug between the sofa and loveseat.

And, finally, the dining room. I just put one leaf in the table so there's still lots more room for anyone popping in for a meal. I might put an area rug in here, too.

Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Robbie Loves Starbucks

Oh yummy! Mommy bought Starbucks!

Humph! This is hard work getting the dregs!
That was exhausting! I better take a nap. I love Mommy's chair.