Happy MLK Jr Day

I can’t remember the last time I blogged. That usually means it’s time to blog again.

We made it back from our trip to Vancouver safe and sound. It was so great to see so many of our friends and loved ones. The weather was also nicer (for the most part) than I was expecting.

This last week home has been a blur. We finally took our Christmas decorations down (last night) and I found myself humming Christmas tunes in spite of it.

I’ve been babysitting for the daughter of a friend of Brian’s. She’s about two and a half and has the ‘tude to go with it. But I get a good chuckle at least 5 times a day with her. On Friday, she was preparing tea for herself and her friend, a moose whose name she was pronouncing KAH-nick. But then I deduced that she was saying Canuck. It’s funny because she’s half Canadian. …but probably doesn’t know it. 😉

I’ve also had some time to finish a few knitting projects and start some new crocheting and knitting projects.

And we finally got to just chill and watch tv with friends. Oh, and a few YouTube videos.

If you’re looking for some fun, family friendly, feel-good vids, just do a YouTube search for “bunny cam” or “baby bunny rabbits eat” or something along those lines. You’re welcome. 🙂

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‘ello from Vancouver

We arrived in Vancouver late Sunday night and for the first time, there was no familiar face waiting by the wooden statues to pick us up. We walked to our rental car (finally) and drove back to our old neighborhood, talking about past memories and pointing in shock at 50 homes that stood on what was an open field when we left in August.

It has been weird being here. It feels more like home than Raleigh. I think because we work from home and travel so much on weekends, we haven’t really established a routine. We don’t have “something” to miss while being away. (I mean, obviously we miss Lola. But that’s different.)

Anyway, I stopped in at my former go-to grocery store.

It’s still the same. 🙂 Except for this new “product” that caught my eye…

I thought about buying some. But’s nearly $10 for a tiny bag. No thanks. I’d rather be bent over and forced to spend way too much money on stretchy fabric that reminds me that I’m not an athlete. (See Lulu reference below.)

Yesterday I had lunch with a friend who was a student when I worked at SFU. We had sushi, of course. I think I’ll only be eating sushi in BC. It’s just so good here.

We also got to meet our good friends’ baby, Asher. 🙂 Look at that FACE!

It’s just so squishable!

I also got to do a little shopping (thanks Lulu, there goes went most of my Christmas money) and meeting up with other friends… no pictures from those. I was also seriously starting to miss my gym! …maybe that’s why I don’t work out anymore! 😉

One thing I don’t miss about this place, the rain. I debated bringing my rain boots. Definitely should have. Wet jeans/feet is the worst. Looks like I’ll be staying inside to  hang out as much as possible. 🙂