Well hellloooo! Phew I have had a busy few weeks. I’m a Logistics Coordinator, which means I arrange shipments throughout North America. A couple of weeks ago, the sales person I work with, dropped 60 shipments on me all picking up at the same place in Vancouver and all going to the same place in Calgary, but all requiring different loading times and delivery appointments. Making that all happen was nothing short of a miracle and at one stage, I became quite overwhelmed. Last Friday was the day from hell where 4 of my shipments (separate from the 60 I was moving) all went wrong and ended up in 3 of them being cancelled due to lack of proper information and lack of communication. Understandably, customers were upset and there were lots of irate phone calls back and forth. It was a day I don’t want to repeat any time soon. I consoled myself with leaving work early that day and drowning my sorrows in several vodkas all the while venting my frustration to Tori who took me out to dinner to a lovely little Greek restaurant – probably because he didn’t want to listen to me venting for the rest of the night :). Buuut – it cheered me up no end!
But, I’m getting ahead of myself. I always vow that I’ll post something here at least once a week, and then life just seems to take off and before I know it, it’s almost the end of the month – again. I finally found a hairdresser that I love. The ladies reading this will know what I’m talking about. Since moving here over a year ago (already!) it’s been a battle to find the right fit, but I had a hair consultation with the lovely Mikala and booked an appointment for highlights and a cut.
I love what she did.
The weekend after that saw us back in Vancouver celebrating our friends’, Karen & Chris, 20th wedding anniversary. We started off with dinner at the Keg
and then onto a pub and live band – lovely singer Sally and her band, the Melos
Tequila and vodka flowed. It was a good evening
We spent the night in the cabin again and woke up the next morning to this frosty scene – winter is officially here!
The following weekend (after the Day From Hell), saw us continuing our yard clean up. To read about that from the beginning, click here.
We burned all the extra wood and garbage lying around
and then raked up some more leaves and put a few things in a garbage pile to take to the dump (not the dog – she stays!)
Beneath a huge fern that Tori had to cut back to make way for the garden bed, he found this lovely thing
I think it’s a coal scuttle, or something to hold wood. Either way, I love it, and am going to clean it up and do something with it.
And then we started on the garden bed – this will house the Sweet Peas, Gladioli, Lavender, Spring Bulbs and possibly the Nasturtiums cascading over in the front. There was a gap between the bottom of the shed and the ground, so Tori boarded it up so the soil wouldn’t disappear
and then he put down some stone for drainage and put together the wooden frame
A quick run into town for some soil which Tori shoveled into the bed
It almost looks like we know what we’re doing, doesn’t it? 😀
Once it was all finished, I planted the Lavender in one corner and the Daffodil bulbs for the Spring (yikes! I hope it’s not too late)
Just as I finished, it conveniently rained, so I sat on the shed step and had a glass of wine.
Until next time …