Hello folks. How time flies! I can’t believe it’s been over 2 months since I last posted here.
My excuse is that life’s been pretty hectic around here. The kids moved in and there was a bit of a transition period with us all getting used to living together. In the middle of it all, I started a new job and then began a period where we all got sick, not once, not twice, but three times! I got 3 different cold viruses in the space of a month!!
But I digress. We were very excited to have our kids and grandson move in
and there was still a bit of time to enjoy playing outside before the cold weather set in
And there was a bit of extra shopping to be done
Before long, our house started to look like this
And we settled into a new routine of playing on the living room floor, babysitting and family meals at the dining room table
And with Fall came Thanksgiving
followed by a belated birthday party for Neil in true Korean style. DIL (daughter-in-law. LOL) and I made a Cookie Monster cake for him the night before.
And some cupcakes
And once he was in his “birthday suit”, we were ready for the party
Neil was definitely star of the show and loving every minute of it, wearing his traditional Korean outfit.
And enjoying opening his presents, with some help
And then I turned around and it was Halloween already. We dusted off the pumpkin-carving kit for Neil’s benefit
He seemed more interested in whether he could eat the raw pumpkin!
The finished product was awesome!
And then it started raining. And raining. And raining. And raining. In October, in rained for 28 days straight! Uuugh. So the first break in the weather, was a big deal. I had to photograph the sunrise before it disappeared again
And take our dog out for a car ride.
And then it rained some more. On and on and on and on throught November. At the end of November, it was DIL’s birthday and we had a small cake ceremony
After that, we all got sick
And the housework went downhill
And then the person who was a least sick cleaned up
And then it slid back into chaos
And so on for several weeks. Even the cat thought about drinking
In the middle of all this, our rain turned to snow, which was actually a welcome break
This hardly every happens in Vancouver, so it’s a big deal. The entire city shuts down! It’s hilarious. I managed to slide into work every day but the traffic jams were horrific and very frustrating.
A welcome break came in the form of an Ugly Sweater Party at our friends’ house
Where a good time was had by all
Helped along by quite a bit of tequila
All that Christmas cheer and hugging and kissing brought about another cold virus on top of the one I already had. I spent most of last week either in bed, or coughing and sniffing my way through the day at work. Finally, I gave in and visited the doctor yesterday – antibiotics for bronchitis. However, today I feel much better – thank goodness! There is life after the flu.
Next time – my Dollar Store Christmas.
See you soon.