I have booked my flight home for late June, and number one daughter has once more offered a bed! They are a great family, and I will love being there with all the mayhem and activity this busy family embodies. I will celebrate Canada Day in Canada again, and I am sure I will attend the festivities in Fraser Regional Park in Mission with joy, seeing old friends, having my pancakes, and maybe witnessing a citizen swear-in this year. I will have my usual doctor, dentist etc appointments, but these take little time, and I plan to spend as much time as I can with family and friends. At least, those who remember me! With luck, there will be an opportunity for a reunion lunch with high school buddies. Last year we spent three hours talking and almost forgetting to eat! Our lunches got cold.
Chris and I are very grateful for the pool each afternoon. Just as the temperature seems to be absolutely unbearable, and we are weary of the heat, we can jump into that 90 degree water and drift. Yes, it is a mite warm, but an ideal temp for a beginning swimmer like me. I can put my face in the water, and even open my eyes underwater now. A huge moment when that happened! I am learning to front float and although only seconds of this, another big step in my life has been achieved. For those of you who fear water as I did, the book I am reading and following is a must if you wish to banish your fear. I actually love the pool now, and look forward to our hour or two of splashing and relaxing. I can relax too! Afterwards, a light cocktail as we dry off in the late afternoon sun, and all seems right with the world.
|Iris learning to swim|
|Pool Boy, Chris|
We are both very tanned now, although we look a little paler in the bright sun! Who knew retirement could be such fun?
|Mitzi walks UP ladders, not under them!|
We have seen no sign of those kittens, but Momcat and Fredi stop by about once a day for their snack. I hope the babies were adopted! I have written a short story for children about Fredi, and rather than self-publish, I need an agent to shop this around for me. With illustrations it may be a seller! Looking, looking.....
|Fredi and Momcat wait for dinner|