Saturday, September 30, 2017

Last Day for Monet

Something made me think that I should check the Vancouver Art Gallery website.  I’ve not been to the gallery in probably more than a decade. Today was the last day for the travelling Monet exhibit. It was packed but I think it was worth it.

Knit City Vancouver

A friend mentioned to me last week Knit City was happening in Vancouver. I promptly made plans to go. After an hour I’d had enough. It was jam packed with fibre folks. All seemed to be having intense focused fun. 

There was lots of lovely yarn a little bit of spinning fibre and quite a number of folks that I knew from Olds Fibre Week. The knitted stuff got a real workout. ‘Not Peter’ was repeatedly petted. 

Sunday, September 24, 2017

The 6$ Tomato

I am a sucker for heirloom tomatoes ever since a germinal experience at a quirky winery in the Similkameen. The Hungarian vintner offered a beautiful tomato, sliced with a belt knife and sprinkled with a little salt. Eureka! The Ur tomato. I've been searching for more of that flavour ever since. 
Thus, when I saw this specimen I had to try it. I estimate it weighed about a pound which would've cost four dollars. In fact it was a pound and a half and cost six. Oh well, as my Nana would've said, 'in for a penny, in for a pound'. 

And here's my lunch. A sort of new age ( do I mean millennial?) Caprese salad. 

Pretty tasty, but not the pinnacle of tomato flavour. Sigh. I'll keep searching. 

Chilliwack Bike Ride

Well I'm here on Chilliwack, I thought I would enjoy bicycling around, and I have. It's the first time my black Friday has been out of the case and more than two years. It's really fun to be able to just ride around, stop, or slowdown and really enjoy the quirkiness of the place.
This is the spot not far from me where some folks have made a beautiful kitchen garden with imagination.

Friday, September 22, 2017

Fresh Blue Yarn

Isn't it lovely?! It's a Rambouliet silk blend that turned out really quite nicely if I do say so myself. 

Vedder River Fishing

I enjoy going down to the Vedder River to watch the goings on.  My fisherman brother in law (hi Drew!) tells me that they are fishing for pinks and white spring salmon (chinook salmon with white flesh). 
The setting is lovely. 

Saturday, September 16, 2017


I treated myself to lunch this week and at the end of my meal my waitress politely asked me if I had plans for the afternoon. My reply obviously startled her. "I have to go back to rehab", I said. She evidently thought I'd walked away from drug and alcohol rehab. Explaining that I'd had a concussion and I was going back for my concussion rehab elicited her own concussion story. 

It is amazing to me how many people have suffered concussions and how few treatment options are available. One of my therapists told me tbat the field of concussion treatment is so new changes are happening monthly. All of which causes me to ask, "what happened in the past?"

Tuesday, September 12, 2017