Well things started well this year, commenting and visiting everyone was successful…then my laptop broke. It electrocuted my legs and hands! So here is a 3 week post for everyone 🙂 I am also running out of WordPress storage so whilst I decide what to do next, I’m using PicCollage to create a grid of photos to upload. Hopefully the photos are still clear!
20th Jan – Wallace Falls. This is a lovely little hike not too far from me, and again there is a waterfall! We live in a very lush and beautiful part of America at the moment and it is the local views like this which I hope never cease to amaze me.
21st Jan – Blooming Garden. It is nice to know that despite a cold winter with some snow our little plot of land survived and the bulbs have begun to pop their heads through the soil. Means I need to find time to clear the tat away!
22nd Jan – Sewing Machine. My mum brought me this machine not long before we relocated to the States, I had a few lessons on how to use it and then BAM we moved. I needed to buy an adapter thingy to make it work because the electricity is different and then I couldn’t get the machine to stop tangling up. My friend looked it over, and all that was wrong was that I loaded the bobbin the wrong way round *sigh*
23rd Jan – Marie Cat. Humpf…she is in the bad books. She kept us up most of the night, meowing, bashing the closet door/bedroom door/bathroom door, knocking things off the bedside tables. You name it, she did it. She didn’t want fussing, she didn’t want food, she didn’t want to play. My alarm went off at 6:15am to get up for work. At 6:45am when I leave, she was on the bed sleeping. So I woke her up!
24th Jan – Dinner. We live in an gated community, or complex. We are lucky to have a clubhouse with kitchen and bar, there is one chef who we love to go and eat with because his food is delicious. He’s been away since Christmas so we were very excited for his pulled pork sandwich!
25th Jan – Coffee Flower. Every now and then you need to go to an expensive coffee/chocolate shop during the work day. Today I think the barista knew we needed a little love. Beautifully decorated mocha with a flower.
26th Jan – Crochet evening. It is Friday. My big plans for the evening involved sitting in front of the tv with Netflix on, continuing to work through all my Little Box of Crochet boxes. This one is a cowl.
27th Jan – Garden is coming to life. I managed to get outside for a very short time, cleared away some of the winter remains and started to give the spring bulbs space to keep pushing through the ground. It will be nice to have a break in the rain so I can get outside and sort it properly, ideally for a whole afternoon.
28th Jan – Grotto. Me and Hubster planned to hike on this day but we’re both too exhausted. Instead we opted for a walk around one of our nearby parks called St. Edwards State Park. It’s really beautiful in any season. This little seminary is there, it was built in the 1940s but has been in this location since 1952.
29th Jan – Brunch date. Went to see Hubster for brunch at work today, the cafeteria had this lovely display of carrot cakes, chocolate cakes and chocolate brownies. I resisted somehow!
30th Jan – Dumplings. Managed to go bouldering with some friends over lunch time today, and as we hadn’t been in such a long time we decided to treat our weary arms, legs and core with some yummy dumplings. Mmm.
31st Jan – Max cuddles. Wednesday’s are my longest work day and I’m often tired when I come home, this one was extra late so I fell on the couch for a little rest before dinner. Max jumped right up for some cuddles, which is lovely of course, but he is a 12/13lb fluffy cat who loves to be on your chest or face….it makes it tough to breath 🙂
1st Feb – Photo of a photo. Okay this is a “ahh I need a photo”. The cats wouldn’t sit still and nothing else took my fancy. So my Instax Camera it is. I love this little camera, I got it at Christmas and it makes me smile each time it spills out a photograph.
2nd Feb – Clematis. We brought two clematis plants at the end of the season last spring. They looked worse for wear and we weren’t sure if they would survive, but clearly they have. There are many blooms due to open, and this one is already trying.
3rd Feb – Thai food with a girlfriend on Mercer Island. It was lovely to have a girls night out, even though we ate at 7 and were home by 9:30! It is always nice to see her outside of work based things. She was the first person I made friends with when we moved. I shadowed her at work so I could see how my field is different in WA, and then from there we hit if off and became external friends too!
4th Feb – Max cat on a bag. Clearly Max wanted to be near to me this evening as he commandeered my bag as soon as it hit the ground and I sat down to eat dinner, he promptly fell asleep and didn’t move again until we put food down for him and his sister before going to bed.
5th Feb – Today was my birthday, Hubster brought this lovely small cake in my favorite color. It is a Valentine’s Day cake because the heart on the top is actually a ring, but that’s okay because I got a BRIGHT PINK CAKE for my birthday. Also a wonderful iPad Pro which replaces my laptop which broke ❤
6th Feb – Brownie. Mmm mmm mmmm. I love cake, any cake I love, but chocolate brownie covered in cream and ice cream has to be my favorite. We ate at the clubhouse in our complex again this week as a) it’s $9 for a meal and b) we have no food in the house!
7th Feb – Marie wanted to come to Canada with us! She was very grumpy when we took her out to continue packing.
8th Feb – Touch down in Calgary, Canada. We weren’t sure if we were going to make it here, even though we left Seattle on time, they had already announced poor visibility in Calgary and if we couldn’t land the plane would simply turn right back around and take us back to Seattle….we made it though.
9th Feb – We had our appointment at the American Consulate this morning, and then went for a wander around Calgary in the cold. So we entered the Calgary Tower and went up high. The views were amazing, mountain range in this direction….flat land in all the rest. You can see for miles and miles!
If you got this far, thank you for reading and catching up on my life!
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