Well..... another 365 sleeps are behind us..... and we're already 20 sleeps into the new year..... **SIGH** Truth be known, I'm actually quite glad that 2018 is over, as I have to say it was a year that will not make it into my top 48! LOL! However, time does not stand still, and with the turning over of the calendar, I am turning over some less-than-fond memories and leaving them face down in the 2018 dust. Onward!
And with that, 2019 is off to a decent start. After a low-key Christmas and New Year's during which I got to spend some very valuable time with my parents, I enjoyed the fabulous outdoors with good friends and have even done a bit of redecorating in my modest living space.
|The usual suspects!|
|My Mom's lovely tree.|
|Me and baby Belle - love|
her cute underbite!
|The drive home from Medicine Hat went from|
tumbleweeds blowing across the road.....
|.....to driving on a curling rink in a whiteout!|
Typical Alberta winter!
In spite of not receiving much snow around Central Alberta thus far, the little gem of a ski hill we have here in the Red Deer River valley is an awesome place to get outside. Both chairlifts are operating and almost all of the runs are open, and as you can see, it is not terribly crowded!
|Check out my relics (on the right)!|
|Canyon Ski Hill|
The snow situation out west is a completely different story - a snowshoeing day last weekend took us into a gorgeous, relatively untraveled valley where there was no shortage of the powdery stuff. It was cold but beautiful, and there were rosy cheeks and smiles all around.
|I am pleased to be able to offer you a|
glass of wine when you come for a visit!
|I've had these whimsical purple chairs for years,|
and now they are part of my zen den.
|My creation - a spinner ring|
for my Dad.