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Sunday, June 12, 2011

Single Woman and Dog

Me age 2 (with Barbie) and my sister Theresa
More baby shots of me as my own babies are out of town.
They are having a blast on the prairies. Peter keeps emailing me his iphone photos of their adventures and I must say, they are leaving no prairie stone unturned! Quite jealous at some of the photos of all of them at my favourite restaurant ever: Amigos Cantina and the Mendel Art Gallery and the best carousel ride ever at Rotary Park!
Back to life as a single woman with a dog...
I went down town yesterday to walk Fernando along the lake front. But alas, the Fat Cat Children's Festival was in full swing and the lake front was closed and we ended up caught in the middle of the parade. An odd experience watching a children's parade without kids. I found myself waving Fernando's little paw at all of the parade people as they passed and waved at us. I actually laughed out loud--it was fun acting stupid by myself.
Picked up a bottle of wine from the wine museum to take to a party I attended last night (the museum staff took to Fernando and invited him in with me as I shopped). Made a lovely card and attached it to the bottle--only to discover I'd left it at home 1/2 way to the party. Instead of driving back up the mountain, I stopped at the nearest beer & wine store and bought my hosts a new bottle. The party was across the lake up yet another mountain off of Bear Creek road. The party was located at a home way up the mountain and the view of the valley was breath taking. As dusk approached, the lights surrounding the lake reminded me of Monte Carlo at night. I felt very blessed to live in the Okanagan Valley--one of the most beautiful spots on earth to live, I believe.
 The party was at my friends Armelle & Phil (we chummed around together in Malaysia). They had so many birds on their property and such beautiful ones. Some of the most stunning were a pair of Evening Grosbeak. Their beaks were florescent yellow and parrot like and their feathers yellow, black and white. I had a lovely time at the party, chatting with many interesting people. Armelle is from France and thus so are some of her friends. I was particularly thrilled that the owners of Sandrine were there (a French patisserie in town) and they brought dessert. YUM! Anyone who knows me knows I have a weakness for French pastries.
Last afternoon I played a little tennis with Miranda and her darling girls. Nemi is a natural. She loved tennis and is determined to start lessons immediately. Artemi tried her best but like my Pip, she found hitting the ball a little tough (they are too young for tennis). And Miranda? Well let's just say she and I are pretty evenly matched...
I have been dancing for 3 hours a day and sometimes my legs are so tired and sore I cannot sleep and must rise at midnight for a bath.
Walked my darling Fernando up the mountain this morning and passed a local "dog whisperer" and his giant posse of naughty dogs and their owners. He has a show on TV about dog training. I am proud to say, my darling Fernando was a perfect gentleman as we passed them all (can you tell he is being spoiled rotten as all of my human babies are out of town and I am missing them so?).
Tonight I have been invited to dine at Miranda and John's. Enjoy your Sunday!

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