Monthly Archives: October 2016

Wordless Wednesday LXXII: Fall Days…

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From Thanksgiving Weekend…one of the many walks I went on with Gus.

Happy Thanksgiving

Just wishing my my Canadian family and friends a Happy Thanksgiving! Turkeys... Sitting with the Turkeys

“Gratitude can transform
common days into thanksgivings,
turn routine jobs into joy,
and change ordinary opportunities into blessings.”
William Arthur Ward

sneaking up on Turkeys 101

Hope your turkey hunting was as successful as mine! I’m thankful for a job I love and for family and friends that support me no matter what. Feel free to leave me a message in the comments… What are you Thankful right now?

Side Note: The photos in this post are some of my favourite shots my friend Ryan Bealer snapped of me the fall of 2010.  We were in Birds Hill Park just outside of Winnipeg, Manitoba.  We were out taking photos on our weekly photo night…and happened upon this wild ‘flock’ of turkeys…the rest is history! They might be oldies but they are goodies…. 

Adele

Last December I was able to get 4 tickets to go to see Adele on her 25 Tour…when she came to Toronto for 4 shows on October 3rd, 4th, 6th and 7th!  I must admit the last year it was the LONGEST wait until this week arrived… and finally the time was here it was time to go see Adele Live in concert.

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So Party of 4…who came? Well the first choice was easy–as part of my Mum’s 60th Birthday celebration this year…I decided her big gift would be to see Adele live. The second choice was my friend Josefina….it was actually her birthday this past week as well…so for her birthday gift  she joined the party!  And last but not least I invited Sole (Josefina’s sister-in-law) and that  finished off our party of 4.  adele_0003

…just waiting for Adele to start.  Even though we were up high..in section 324….we had the BEST view of the stages and could enjoy the whole concert without people obstructing our view by standing in front of us! adele_0002The concert was everything I thought it would be and so much more.  Adele is so down-to-earth and her monologues and stories between her songs were amazing! Even though she’s a super star…she’s just so real and down to earth. (At one point told us all that the only reason she works out is to eat junk! Honestly, she’s so right…part of the only reason I work out.) It was so cool to hear Adele explain what she was thinking about when she wrote certain songs and the inspiration behind them. Everything from the stage design…and all the details large and small of the concert made it feel like it was held in a small venue, not a huge one like the ACC.

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She even made it rain in the ACC… when she set fire to the rain.  adele_0005

I did take a few video clips throughout the evening…but I have a few problems with sharing them.  One: I don’t know how to edit them…I wanted to string a bunch of the short clips into one video.  Two: I didn’t realize at the time of the concert that me singing would be so clear…LOL no one needs to hear my voice along with ADELE… so I suppose the videos will remain in the vault for now.  I really do need to figure out how to edit clips though…might have to ask a friend that has seemed to mastered sharing short video clips via their blog. Yahoo, for learning new technology right? adele_0006

The encore and last song of the evening was Rolling in the Deep…. where Adele encouraged us all to get on our feet and dance! So of course we did…Later via social media I found out that all of the confetti…had Adele lyrics printed on it!

It was such a fabulous concert,  the kind of night that you were totally in the moment… and the two hour seemed like two minutes.  Don’t worry though I enjoyed every minute of the two hours as Adele shared her stories and songs with us. I am so glad that I had the opportunity to go to the concert and I could have picked three better people to share the experience with me.

Update on Milo…

So it turned out like I thought for the last few months… Milo’s starter was Kaput plus an immobilizing ring in the steering column (which sends the signal to the engine that the key is in the ignition—it was just sending a signal like 20% of the time)…hence why it only started once and awhile.  After a few days in the shop…they had to order parts, I got the call that Milo was ready to pick up.

milo-saga_0001I thought it was all good…I paid my bill and drove home but then got half way there.. and realized my speedometer and odometer weren’t working… so back to shop I went.  Seems like the mechanic didn’t hook them back up after replacing the starter!  Luckily I caught them before they left for the night… so up went Milo on the hoist again!

Thankfully it was an easy problem to solve… hopefully nothing else happens for awhile.

October Walks

This past weekend I went away to a Fall Retreat.  During Saturday afternoon there was some free time…before the scheduled ‘tea party’…I went off with two friends for a walk along the trails on the property. weekend-hike_0010

…the first time I came to Fair Havens I was in high school, and came with my youth group for a winter retreat in the winter! weekend-hike_0002

It was so much fun to walk and talk…and take some time to take photos…stopping along the trail.  weekend-hike_0001

It’s funny how a short walk…with my camera and me taking photos can make me feel so alive.  I really need to start adding this back into my life on a more regular basis. weekend-hike_0003

Always need to find me a RED maple leaf…Canadian at heart over here!

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We interrupted our hike and conversations…for a ‘selfie’ moment!

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“The true charm of pedestrianism does not lie in the walking, or in the scenery, but in the talking. The walking is good to time the movement of the tongue by, and to keep the blood and the brain stirred up and active; the scenery and the woodsy smells are good to bear in upon a man an unconscious and unobtrusive charm and solace to eye and soul and sense; but the supreme pleasure comes from the talk.” ~Mark Twain

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The colours and textures of the forest floor were so gorgeous… weekend-hike_0006

Just a wee bit of fungus on that tree stump….
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As we wandered past the camping spots and trailers that are on the property…we passed one trailer that had so MANY rocks…ALL over the picnic table…and lined up in plastic boxes all over the deck.  They had such an awesome rock collection—and I only snapped a few photos of it! weekend-hike_0008

It felt so good to get outdoors and enjoy the fresh air…October is an awesome month because fall has arrived.

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