Friday, July 2

Well, my, my, my. . . I’m finally on holiday!  Unbelievable how great it feels!  It’s always a little disconcerting the first few days when I wake up and think I need to be rushing to get ready for work, and then I go “wait!  I’m on holidays!  I don’t have to go anywhere!”  (Sorry for all the exclamation points — sign of very immature writing, but, really that’s how I’m thinking in my head at this moment.)!

Okay, more mature Kathy is taking over.  An explanation is in order I guess for my absence lately.  My son took my computer to fix it — but he’s had no time to do that.  I have access to this laptop, which is essentially not mine — it belongs to the union for which I am a member (president of, actually — sounds more impressive than it is, so I try not to advertise too much) .  ANYWAY, being the kind of person I am — slightly skewed — I try not to use it for anything but union business.  I’ll do the odd little thing on here, but anything personal I reserve for my personal computer.

Is any of that making sense?

To continue. . .

. . . I haven’t blogged then for over a week, because of my computer woes.  I am feeling the effects.  I have taken many pictures that I’d love to share and so, have decided to damn my ethics and post a blog or two by using this laptop.  (thunder-clap in the background).  don’t know whether or not I’ll be able to get pics downloaded — because the software for the cameras is filed away somewhere that I can’t recall.  I really hate my organization skills sometimes — they make all the sense in the world when I’m in the midst of organizing — later, however, I can’t remember what rationale I used when I was putting things in order.  Sigh.

I’m starting to get geared up for my trip to New York next week.  I’ve got the hair under control, tomorrow it’s the toenails.  Pretty toes for the summer!  woo hoo!  In the meantime I’ve got all the little details to take care of — like getting some US dollars, making sure reservations are still in effect, etc.  I am so looking forward to this trip!  It’s been 2 years in the planning.  The last year was researching and getting the details ironed out.  With me in Alberta, sister #1 in Manitoba, sister #2 in Ontario and sister-in-law in Nova Scotia, it’s been a little bit of a challenge.  However, we have managed to coordinate things seamlessly and agree unanimously on everything we’ve got planned.  We’re going to have such a blast!  Can’t wait to get together with them all.  The train ride for Niagara Falls, NY to New York city is going to give us our first chance in a year to be face to face.  Bring on the travel Scrabble!  Hope that train has a bar car!

Well, this blog is kind of going nowhere — just me blithering, but that’s what happens when you’re away for a while.  Kind of a mental and verbal diarrhea.  Will endeavor to be better for the next  one.

Am going to attempt to download pics.  Fingers crossed!

Have a good day everyone.



  1. souldipper said,

    July 2, 2010 at 12:44 pm

    Great photos and successful download. You cause this whole sensation of warmth to pour through me when I see those pics. Honestly, I am that little girl heading through the bush with my dog whose sudden appearance from behind a bush scared me more than any bear, lynx or bull moose!

    Alberta sky. There’s nothing like it. Africa came close, but the drama, distance, smell and darkness of an upcoming prairie storm is indelibly etched in my prairie heart.


  2. klrs09 said,

    July 4, 2010 at 1:36 pm

    Thanks Amy — nice to hear from you. Yes, I have to admit there is just SOMETHING about an Alberta summer.

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