Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Just Another (Snowy) Day In The Life….

 

Truly – I try NOT to complain – but really? It has snowed here nearly every day for the past week.

On one hand – there’s going to be great water for rafting! I’m talking BIG water!!

On the other hand – well……..It looks pretty – and it makes picking up after the dogs much easier! Still ----- it weighs on you.

My girlfriend in Ontario is talking 26C! for the last week! And what are we getting?

THIS!

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Pretty isn’t it? (that’s the neighbours back yard)

And since I was feeling – um – beaten – I took another looking a bit northward and into the snow…..

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SIGH

But look on the bright side! Because it’s always snowing here, I finally got my dining room finished except for hanging pictures etc.

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And now that the dining room is finished and it’s still snowing, I can’t work outside painting trim…..so I’m back to working on my jewellery. I even took a weekend course on metalsmithing and had a fabulous time and met some fabulous people! Because of it I signed up for a week long course in July with Christi Friesen working with polymer clay and mixed media. I can hardly wait! It might not even be snowing then – but I’m not going to bet the barn on it!'

Now – back to real life (as if taking courses to improve myself is just playing – it sure felt like it though!)

There is one month left before whitewater rafting starts at Otter Rafting Adventures. My brother is already hard at work and he keeps telling me to take it easy and just work on my jewellery. Sounds good doesn’t it! Our new guides arrive around the long weekend we get in May – the 24th to be exact. My brother is having them do all the hard work it needs to revert from a pottery studio into a rafting center.

And what am I going to be doing for the next month?

The Man told me on Monday morning that he had booked us a month in New Zealand!!

GASP!!

He also rented a campervan so we are touring around the North Island and we are going to meet up with Mickle and Zebby Cat, and also visit with her parents! {Sorry Fiona! We hope to do the South Island in the future.} We leave on the 29th of April and come back on the 26th of May!

DOUBLE GASP!

(drats – where’s my puffer?)

I don’t care that I will be taking all my pills with me so that I can get around and do things. I swear I’m not going to let anything stop me! I hear they have a great Class 5 whitewater rafting adventure. If everything goes right – I’m in there! Just to say I did it!

What we are going to do is black water rafting which involves wetsuits and inner tubes, and a helmet with a light on it so that you can see the glow worms in the underground caverns that you ‘drift?’ through. It sounds wonderful! There’s water! and there’s adventure! That puts a smile on my face!

I know I’ve been terrible about posting for some time now, and it’s going to be at least another month of silence while we make our way around New Zealand in search of hobbits and friends. But when I get back I promise pictures! Maybe not right away because – you know – rafting is starting up again for my brother’s business and I’m a part of that.

But when I can – I will post pictures so we all can share in the adventure!

Have a wonderful life while I am away! I promise I will!

12 comments:

Rachel Green said...

What a great post. You know I hate the snow but what an adventure you'll be going on!

FlowerLady said...

Sorry to hear you are still having snow, but I'm happy to hear about this upcoming adventure to New Zealand. What a great trip and time you are going to have.

Your artistic classes sound wonderful too.

Love and hugs to you ~ FlowerLady

Fi from Four Paws and Whiskers said...

I saw that! Missing the best island but thrilled you get to see some of it at least :) have a wonderful time!

Akelamalu said...

WOW what a great surprise for you! Be sure to take lots of photos to share with us won't you?

I adore the chandelier in your dining room. :)

aims said...

About that chandelier....

It came from my parent's store and was bought in Montreal for the first store they opened. They bought 2 of them and I was lucky to get this one when the store closed.

Mickle in NZ said...

An extre

Zebby is gonna love that The Man has long legs so Zeb will fit on his lap - Zeb's human is too short for Zeb's laptime needs. It could never be said that Zeb is too fat!

TSannie said...

What fun! To heck with the snow - it will be a distant memory soon enough as you're basking the the hospitality of New Zealand!

softinthehead said...

aims - thanks for dropping by - check out my response :)

Soooo sorry to hear you are still getting snow, oh I know how depressing that can be but glad to hear you found a silver lining. Keep busy indoors! What a great trip - really looking to forward to hearing all about it, have fun!!

Maggie May said...

It must be depressing to get so much snow!

Wonderful that you are going to meet up with Mickle & Zeb cat. Marvellous to be going to NZ. Looking forward to photos.

Pleased you got to my blog for a catch up of news! Have been thinking of you.
Maggie X

Nuts in May

aims said...

So our forecast for the week is rain - except for Saturday - SNOW! All Day!!

Sharon Lovejoy said...

Wow, glow worms? EXCITING adventures.

Wish I could be with you!!

All joys,

Sharon Lovejoy Writes from Sunflower House and a Little Green Island

mischy said...

I've never seen and experienced snow before. Its a dream of mine to be able to experienced it. Oh how I would be glad if ever that happened.
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