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Friday, April 29, 2011

4 AM is way too early!

Wow...4 am up and having coffee and wearing joggers and sweatshirt but I did put a hat on :),  watching the parade of Royals and Royal watchers. It's now 10 am and it feels like it should be 10 at night.
That was some spectacle for sure. It reminds me of just how much money that is associated with that family. The money in just the cars alone would be enough for me to buy an island of my own in some tropical place with maids and all of the 20 year old pool boys I could ever want.
She did look beautiful and they make for the cutest of couples, but in my opinion the dress was nice, but wasn't really 'regal'.
Perhaps because of her upbringing that was the look she was going for, but nonetheless they  both looked so happy and 'cute'.
Did you hear what Willy said to Harry while he was standing at the alter?
He said 'I thought we were having a small family wedding', lol
I am also wondering how all of those hats stayed on their heads. Especiall Victoria Beckham, and what the heck was up with the hat on the one of Sarah Ferguson's daughters head?
It looked like some kind of television, cell phone ,or WiFi antennae, lol

Anyway after 5 hours of Royal watching I am kind of royaled out, so off to other ventures.

Finally we are getting some sunshine. I just got back from my walk and actually had to take my sunglasses out of storage. It's getting really nice out and I can see or at least anticipate sitting out on the deck this afternoon to take in some sun and get a bit of Vitamin D that we lack during the winter.
I do need to get some work done around here though and do some grocery shopping as I have my brother and Sister in Law coming tomorrow for a visit to help declutter our home of some of our furnishings.
As I said we left most of our furniture with our home but they will take most of our patio furniture, bed, a couple of dressers etc.
Once they leave we will then know what we are left with and it will make things/packing a lot easier.
It saddens me that we can't take a lot of things that I really wanted to take but it was going to cost $8K to ship those things and we do figure that we can replace everything for less than that.
I am taking a couple of boxes with pictures etc, things that are important, and Don is taking his screwdriver!! LOL

The sales of the lots in Costa Pedasi are going great. Most of the waterfronts are sold now. I sure wish we could have afforded to buy one, but with being a partner in the hotel we just couldn't afford to.
The hotel area is being cleared (video attached, and will need audio) and things are looking up there too. It's going to such a nice Boutique hotel. Just 6 rooms with indoor outdoor restaurant, gym, spa, and a 90 foot infinity pool directly on the Pacific Ocean.
I will be running it, and as I have never attempted this kind of work experience before, I think I had better take an online crash course in Hotel Management or you all will get free rooms, meals and drinks, lol
Gotta run and do some grocery shopping for my guests tomorrow.
Looking forward to 17 degrees and complete sun tomorrow as Ribs on the BBQ are on the menu. The weather 'experts' better not be wrong.

Have a great weekend all and TGIF.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

My toes are becoming webbed!

Don and Sadie draining water from the pool!

Well another day of doom and gloom. I have decided though, much to my shagrin, that I will now embrace the rain. As the old saying goes "if you can't beat them, join them", so I must succomb to the elements and at least pretend that all is well.
It looks like rain, and more rain until Saturday and then it's going to be nice and sunny.
Above is what my poor hubby had to do today even in the rain.  He's a trooper for sure:)
Better him than me though lol. Found a huge frog as well, but fortunately that is all that we found. Usually there are all kinds of critters in the water that didn't make it through the winter's harsh grip.
We did manage to get the main coat closet cleaned and things thrown away. It's amazing how many boots/shoes that one collects. I had two pairs of high heels that were at least 4 inches high. What was I thinking?
They were from my 'Victoria Secret' days....those and the sexy back baring dresses are all long gone ...Sigh!!!!!!!!
I will pass them on to my daughter but she is kind of a 'klutz' so worried that she may break a leg. (sorry Beej)
One day she and her dad were in a store returning a 6 X 8 foot carpet. They were at the check-out and Bobbi had the carpet on her shoulder. Her dad asked her something and she turned to answer him and knocked a few articles  off of the counter with one fell swoop, and when she turned around to see what all of the commotion was about she knocked the remaining items off of the counter.
That is just one...there are many, so you may understand why I am reluctant about giving her the VS high heels.
Maybe I will give her my flip flops instead, lol.

Well we booked our flights today to Panama City from Miami.
It brings our flight time that would have been 5 1/2 hours from Toronto  to just a little under 3 hours so it will be easier for Sadie.
We are having this huge problem with Sadie though. She has never been cage trained, so we have been getting her used to being in it for the past couple of months and she is actually liking it UNTIL we close the gate and leave her in it while we go out for an hour or so.
She barks the whole time we are away. We left today for an hour, snuck home, and she was still barking.
I'm not sure what to do so any help on this matter would be appreciated. We can't have her barking the whole time in the belly of the plane, even though we will have her sedated slightly.

We have the appraiser coming through the house tomorrow so poor Don will have to get up extra early to get the house spic and span:)
No, I will NOT clone him but have had many requests to do so from my friends. He's too good and precious to share. You will have to find your own! lol

Well better go and get my chicken cooked. The menu tonight is Ceasar Salad with Chicken and home made bread.
There may be a glass of wine thrown in there too. I just might!!
It is raining sooo hard right now and so dark that I need lights to type this.
I would take a pic to show you but it's even too dark to do that.
But hey....I'm embracing it..right?
This is harder than I thought:)

Have a great night and let's hope that tomorrow the weather man will get it wrong and the sun will shine.

My beach in 7 weeks!

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Weather/Packing, Etc.

What our Windows have looked like almost every day in April!

I must start out by saying that I don't think in any of my 38 years (ok....42 years) lol, have I ever experienced an April like the one we are currently encountering! The above picture pretty much sums it up. Rain, rain, fog, dismal and COLD...Who teleported me to England anyway?
Yesterday started out just like it always does so hubby decides he wants to pack. Ugggghhhhhh!! I was NOT supposed to pack....it was supposed to be the one job that I was immuned from but I guess Don is starting to think that it really shouldn't be all up to him to do. Ok then. I will help a BIT..but just a bit!
So we have this sofa table in our entry way with a few of my precious family pictures and he wants to pack them. What? We are not moving until June 17th and you need to take my family pic's and stick them in a dark, gloomy place for no reason?
Well he won! My nice table is now barren from any life form. All I see now is a couple of speakers and dust!! Damn!!

Then Don says we need to tackle our closets. Oh boy. Now that was some fun.
I started in my main bedroom closet as was shocked to find that someone must have entered our home while we were away. There were a lot of pants and skirts in there in a size 8! I even found a pair of pants in a size 6!
What the??? Who wears those size clothes?
Do those people even exist?
Are they some kind of foreign beings..some kind of aliens?
I am not sure, but I got rid of them quickly. I ended up having two large bags of these strange articles of clothing. 
This whole thing reminds me of the joke where a person gets a call from a charity, asking them to donate all of their used clothes to the starving Africans. They told them that if they could fit into THEIR clothes they surely were not starving:)
Anyway we got through all 4 closets and my goodness we ended up having 6 bags of clothes that we haven't even looked at in years. Why do we keep stuff like this anyway? Do we really think that by some magic way we are even get close to the size we were years ago?
We took them all down to the used clothes drop off bin, and as most of my clothes were in really good shape so I do hope that some young girl in her teens will be able to get some use out of them:)
We packed a few more things and then something miraculous happened! This strange bright glow from the sky came down and lit up the outside. It was from heaven!
It got so beautiful out. We quickly cleaned up from packing, set up our patio chairs and plunked ourselves down to take in some well needed rays and indulge in a well deserved coctail or two.
Around 6:30 when the sun was starting to fade we went in and bbq'd some delicious home made burgers. Yummy!!
Watched the Habs get beat (YEAHHHHHHHHHHHH) and then stumbled off to bed.

Had my walk this morning with Sadie. It's not sunny but not too bad and at least not raining, but still wearing the mitts and scarf. One day I will be burning them and that day better come sooner than later.
They (whoever THEY really are) are calling for some sun this afternoon but after that wonderful surprise yesterday I am not putting much faith in their predicition for today. Really..Could they be right two days in a row? I think not.
I told my friend Jan who I see on my walk a lot that I would mention her in my blog....Hi Jan....I'm working on our 'patent' :):)

Well I hear Don out in the garage banging around. He wants to clean that out today. Really does that man never stop? Sometimes he annoys me beyond belief, lol
He just came in, looked at me and gave me the 'stare'. I guess I had better to and at least pretend to help. I may have a episode of 'bad back syndrome' coming on any minute:)

Have a wonderful Easter Sunday friends.
I am cooking a prime rib roast, baked taters, asparagus, Yorkshire pudding for dinner. Pic attached:)

Oh yes, and tons of horseradish! Can't have prime rib without it.

"Stay in the Light" as a very wise and good friend of mine always says.

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