Tuesday, 22 April 2008

Pitiful progress

As you can see from the picture above I've made very little progress on Secret Flower Bed. Let's face it, I started working on this on the plane on my return trip from Florida. That was almost 3 weeks ago! Plus I've put in very few stitches on Weather Wise and poor Cirque has been banished temporarily. Blame it all on the weather! Now that the weather is nice, there are just too many things that need to be done and it seems we have a lot on the go at the moment. I need to get outside today and start raking up the lawn. Now that the snow has disappeared I've found all those leaves that I didn't get to in the fall. I'm not complaining though because I sure have missed this weather. No coats, yeah!!

Yesterday Bob and I headed up to Drummondville to celebrate my granddaughter Oceanne's birthday. She turned 3 on Saturday and because I was working we had to postpone our visit until Monday.
I can't believe how fast the girls are growing! Little Summer is walking now and has already started speaking. She has a mop of curly hair which is usually quite wild since she won't still long enough for combing! Oceanne is learning more English now especially since Dad has been the primary caregiver. Both girls are very busy and the day passed by so quickly. I'd forgotten how much mess two little ones can make in such a short time! Before you knew it the time had arrived for us to head home again. I felt like I'd just got there and really wish that they lived closer to us. Here are a few pics of our fun afternoon.

This past Thursday involved a celebration of a different sort. July 2007 was the thirtieth anniversary of my employment with the hospital. Every April the hospital has an awards ceremony for all the milestones of the previous year including the retirees. In the past there was a quick ceremony in the cafeteria where the awards were handed out. Since our amalgamation however, there is now a dinner with entertainment including spouses. From the lab we had 3 of us celebrating 30 yrs, one celebrating 35 yrs and 3 others celebrating 15 and 20 yrs. Quite a lot of experience all told! For 30 years service I had the choice of a pendant or ring with the hospital logo on it. I chose the ring in sterling silver. We also received a pin initalled with our years of service that we can wear on our lab coats. It was a lovely evening and a good time was had by all.
My thoughtful MIL provided me with the lovely rose coursage!

Looks like tonight I have the evening to myself. I still have some work to do on our taxes. April 30th is the deadline for filing in Canada and I've been waiting for #3 son to provide me with some info so I can finish up his claim. Then I think we're done and can file. Not too much damage. My DH has to pay but I'm getting money back which will cover it and a little left over. The extra will cover the cost of carpet cleaning which I'm anxious to go ahead with because then I can go about setting up my craft room. Bob has told me to start looking for a stitching chair which he'd like to give me for my birthday in May. I'd hoped to head into Ottawa on Saturday to start looking but I've ended up with an overtime shift instead. That'll teach me not to answer the phone without checking the number first!
The postman arrived with some new stash this past week but I haven't got around to taking any pictures yet. Next post, I promise! In the meantime I'm heading outside to enjoy some sun and some stitching. Hope you can too!


tkdchick said...

Congrats Lynn!

Cheryl said...

Congrats on your 30 years service! Those pictures are lovely.
Oceanne...i really love that name!
I am the same now the weather is nice, too many other things to do :)

Suzanne said...

Congratulations on 30 years of service! That's quite an achievement. Thank you for sharing all you lovely photos.

Wendy said...

Those are 2 sweet looking little girls! I bet after raising 3 boys, its such a treat to have little granddaughters.

Congratulations on 30 years of service! That's fantastic for you. You definitely deserve to treat yourself.