Monthly Archives: June 2010

Clouds on the Horizon…

Tonight I was sitting on my balcony tonight and saw these clouds roll in….(the forecast has a lot of southern Manitoba in a Thunder Storm warning/watch)..
clouds from the balcony
The big dark clounds have moved in, pushing the fluffy white clouds off to the distance…it’s going to rain tonight, I wonder when… ! After picking up Milo today at the dealership, I was surprised that they had cleaned him inside and out!(but well the out won’t stay nice and shinny for long if it rains!)…
clouds...
Feels like my life, clouds hanging on the horizon threatening to blow over my head and dump on me!  I’m so ready for a rest, holiday, time off, to think-or NOT think (depending on the case)… to be surrounded by people that love me and just chill… yep… the count down is on…
its not that I don’t love my job, I really do…but this relocation thing to a new city, where you don’t know anyone..and have to constantly figure stuff out… has really wiped me out! I have nothing left…I need to recharge my batteries, big time!!!
On many different levels, all I won’t get into here, because it’s not the place…I need a break from the day to day…and I feel the need to ‘get on the road again’..have some adventures…
(I sound like a kid who’s waiting for summer, perhaps I am!…Only 8 more sleeps…til holiday time! )

on the other side of the bridge…

…some more photos from yesterday’s photo night!  There were so many cool tress on this street…but also LOTS of mosquitoes and well LITTLE wind, and I had to pee… so didn’t linger long on the other other side of the bridge at all!

tree

..the light was perfectly peeking through the leaves…and so cool to see tress leaning across the sidewalk, to create an awesome canopy over my head as I walked under it!
street with trees and nice light
Such a cool flower, this shot was taken facing the direct sunlight… (sun beam seemed to just highlight, and rest on the top of it!)
flower back lit
This was taken with the sun lighting it… (so other side!)…
flower
Even though right now life might be a little rocky, ok it’s a crazy ball of stress…(which I don’t need to get into details, but if you know me and want to know..you know how to reach me!) The thing I so need reminding myself is how awesome and blessed my life truly is!  Case point: I have a cool friend that I meet once a week and take photos with, something I love doing… and he gets the quest of finding beautiful things to shoot! And he pushes me to get even better!!  So even though work might be crazy, and there is stress in my life… I have to hang onto the moments on the other side of the bridge…where the light is shining down on beautiful things, because there..I can find a moment of peace and happiness!

the BDI…

The BDI or the “Bridge Drive In“…is a landmark here in Winnipeg, for over 45 years, and the focus of my weekly photo night!  After work I had a horrible time moving south on Osbourne (it took me literally 20mins to crawl about 3blocks to get to my house; I could have walked it faster!  But I did observe some interesting things…I can’t believe how many grown-ups PICK their NOSES..while STUCK in traffic!?)
..I heard on the radio that Osbourne was backed up to Jubilee..(which is the street that the BDI is on–bad news for me..because sitting in traffic, doesn’t make me that happy of a camper) and because the Jubilee overpass at Pembina Hwy is closed for construction..(please don’t get me started on that in this city…. now that season is in full swing!) Ryan and I opted to have dinner FIRST in the Village and then head out to get to the bridge, and you know what? It was a PERFECT plan…
It was awesome to arrive, get parking..and enjoy the sun…and a breeze strong enough to keep the mosquitoes away (well for the most part!) I love these bridges…this has been closed off just for foot traffic, and bike traffic.  I love how the old metal looks against the sky—and the clouds floating in the background… just makes me happy…
metal bridgemetal bridge + cloudsmetal bridge
The Red River, watching tons of stuff fly by.. the current seems to be pretty strong!  The smell wasn’t so nice either…
red river from bridgebridge boltscrossing the bridge
I love reflections….
red river reflections
Random shot to show you, yes my feet were here!!
feet shot
Random birds, flying… makes me want to take off and join them…
birds in the sky
The Best part of the BDI is the ICE CREAM; this place has over 11 flavours of SOFT SERVE!! I went with a chocolate/vanilla twist, chocolate dipped coated in peanuts! Mmmmm so good…
mmmmm Ice Cream!
Another sucessful photo night, and if anyone wants to know… there are no washrooms around this area of town, so you might want to pee before you come… or well you might have to leave, and find a place to pee… and drive back for your ice cream!!

Tagged…

Well, it seems like I have been tagged.  I was reading Morena’s Blog late last week, and I was one of the people she tagged to answer a few questions.  Morena and I met briefly last fall when I was in Cape Dorset and got ‘stuck’… and then later that fall when I was in Iqaluit, and she was passing through.  Earlier this year she moved to Pangnirtung…and I’m always insanely jealous of her posts of my old town.  I miss life up there a lot!!! But am glad we can keep in touch via the internets!

So without any more delay I’ll respond to this ‘meme’…which is a list of questions that you answer… which in the process will tell others more about you…the fun part is that you get to ‘pass’ this joy along and ‘tag’ others… and ask questions of them!!!and then ask others to respond to your questions!

So here are my answers…

1. What is your dream vacation if money was no object?
Yikes! that’s a hard question to answer… I’ve done some ‘low-budget’ travelling in my day…like Australia for a year, with $2000 saved!

Hmmmm but where have I been wanting to head lately?  I guess it’s a mix of two different trips–that could be combined?  A. touring around the UK… Ireland, Wales, England, and Scotland… with a good friend!  B. Going to Africa, I’d love to visit Kenya.. go on a safari..but also do some kind of humanitarian thing while I’m there…with the money that’s no object..perhaps helping a project that has come from the people there.. !? who knows…

2. If you could change one thing about yourself what would it be?
I’m incredibly hard on myself. I’ve accomplished a lot of great things in my life–but often look to the things that I haven’t accomplished yet, and then I end up beating myself up over not accomplishing those goals. I’d love to be easier on myself.

3. If you could visit a time in history, when would it be and why?
I’ve always been fascinated about Canadian Social History, hence my first degree…so I’d love to head back and be a fur trader…travelling through the crazy ‘wilderness’ of Canada…Although because I’m a woman… I wouldn’t have been that explorer.. sometimes you can’t change everything in history! But I think that would have been a kick ass time to be around… (although I can’t say I’d be happy with what the colonial white settlers did with the Aborginal Populations…but that’s another story!)

4. What is your favorite thing about the place you live?
Yikes, what a rough question to answer… especially today… Winnipeg is a beautiful city… it’s different that any place I’ve ever lived… I can say I love how things in the ‘arts’ are accessible and cheap (compared to Toronto)…but to be honest, it’s a hard place to figure out where you stand.  After living in Pangnirtung for a year–a small remote community it’s so easy to find friends, network and have that sense of community…and well Winnipeg.. it’s just harder… and well lonesome!

5. What do you think would be the worst job in the word?

I think doing a job that is something you aren’t passionate about.  Something that you are paid, just not well… and doesn’t use your mind.  That would be the worst job in the world!

So thanks Morena for including me. And as the rule goes, I now pass it on. I’m tagging Lisa, Tara, Guy Terrifico and Ryan. Here are your questions.

1. Where is one place you’d love to live?
2. If you could change one thing about yourself what would it be?
3. If you could have lunch with anyone in the world and ask them one question, who would it be and what would you ask them?
4. What is your favorite memory from childhood?
5. What do you want to do when you “grow-up”?

Happy Birthday, Mum!

Mum in birthday hat

You know how to rock a Party HAT! 🙂
mum sitting on a bench
Hope you have a fantastic birthday!! 🙂
Never stop laughing…
I luv you,
Sarah
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