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12/23/16 6:05 P

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Two days before Christmas I lite the BBQ and enjoy a fantastic lunch












Merry Christmas



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12/21/16 3:38 P

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I wanted to go much further but because of Dalhouise I kept it a short easy walk. I plan on going out again leaving the old fellow at home
. A Dalhouise



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I think some drop part of their meal


Common Merganser

What a view !











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12/19/16 8:46 P

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Today the temperature is +2C and sunny. Well not so sunny by the time we hit the trail. It was quite misty ... even romantic in a way
2 hours of fun..























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I just scrolled thru all your pictures. I can't believe I didn't realize till now that they were here! Very very enjoyable! Thanks for sharing!

"You'll accomplish more if you start now."


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12/10/16 8:01 P

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I took the snowshoes off the shelf and dressed very warm and up the mountain Noni and I went









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12/10/16 4:06 P

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Now I got my human home I can rest again




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12/9/16 11:50 A

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Well the Dalhouise is so sure about this











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this is where we went
For the most important reason of the season


Christ the Lord is born
. Joy to the world - peace to all and hope for all man kind
Merry Christmas



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12/4/16 8:03 A

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I had to turn around before I reached my destination as I don't have chains for my snow tires. Nevertheless we parked the car did a steady uphill hike to enjoy a walk In a wet snowing afternoon.




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12/3/16 10:30 A

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It was a very wet Dalhouise walk yesterday



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11/30/16 10:51 A

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Yesterday on the spur of the moment Noni and I and the Dalhouise went eagle watching and then for a day drive north...
























Then I came home and cooked supper








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11/26/16 7:20 P

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Lunch








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11/22/16 11:55 A

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Went out for a drive and found a place to do a little walkabout. We must come back here for a picnic -- it's beautiful



















Driving home it was nice to see





Those pictures might be good, but I'm really really BAD
. I we were hungry and had a craving...
Dalhouise enjoyed it too.. -- actually we received a free bag of popcorn chicken - Dalhouise loved those




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11/21/16 3:33 P

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Eye surgery postponed until this Friday..
So I went for a walk this morning just before a light sprinkle of rain fell.























Well I am a happy person and I think the Dalhouise is happy too



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11/18/16 4:46 P

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No pond walk today, probably not tomorrow either as I need laser eye surgery in Vancouver.
It is very dark and gloomy with a slight sprinkle of rain here in Squamish today. It's a couch day.



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11/17/16 6:13 P

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Our path was a little muddy but enjoyable



















Friends









now he is all pooped out ( more ways than one) and sleeping soundly on his pillow




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11/13/16 12:05 P

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We had to stop because oh knee pain

Then there was yesterday




Supper
fried Tofu with chicken stuffing

lunch

during my morning Dalhouise walk








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11/12/16 6:38 P

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Dalhouise has a new rain coat















A quick review of my rainy wet Dalhouise walk this morning



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11/11/16 10:34 P

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Today's BBQ supper











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11/10/16 10:45 P

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Today was a short walk to Murrin Provincial Park... then I cooked supper





steak

salmon



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11/4/16 2:34 P

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It's not raining and I have no appointments to think about so I take the Dalhouise on a little walk around our neighbourhood pond.

What did I see? You ask!
Let me show you ...

















I can not walk fast because of my knee pain and Dalhouise age. So I get to slow down and just enjoy my moments and smell the forest or a flower or two







Dalhouise was being watched



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10/31/16 9:11 P

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First Monday off - time to walk around the pond before we go for a noontime swim then a doctor appointment. ( my blood pressure is perfect says the doctor... but what's with my heart?)
Well in the next coup,e of days I'll go to the hospital to get blood work and a chest X-ray - in the mean time he wants me to take baby aspirin once a day..
I went to the doctor for my two year annual check up and to have him refer me to a specialist about the pain in my left knee -- from car accident.

Well back to my morning rain walk with the Dalhouise..









American Dipper





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10/30/16 6:39 P

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This morning before church I took the Dalhouise out around the block for a quick walk with camera hanging from my neck -- of course...





























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10/29/16 1:01 P

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Northern Shrike - it's a lifer for me...


Common Merganser


. Double crest Cormorant

. A Dalhousie

my walking area





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10/20/16 7:04 P

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Well the last group has left the camp. I'm finished- - almost. I have to feed twenty five staff tonight, then I'm off three days. Monday I must work until Wednesday feeding 10 staff and close down the kitchen.
Am I going back next year?.. I don't know, this has been my most difficult year ever and struggled with owner, director and the staff they hired to do dishes and front of house. Why do young people expect to go to work yet not work or complain about too many dishes to many pots, too hot, too cold, not enough breaks, - the list can go on and on. Yet Noni and I keep doing long days in all extreme temperatures and wrong numbers of guest given to me for menu cooking and ordering not to mention vegetarian, vegan, gluten free and picky eaters I must feed. So now I'm winning!
Well it's all over .. the next three working days will be easy and then.... we'll see



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10/7/16 6:18 P

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I'll be cooking one more just like this Monday and three turkeys and all the trimmings to celebrate Thanksgiving.




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10/4/16 7:24 P

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this is our first camp fire since the accident 10 years ago



so much for a sunny day



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10/3/16 11:48 P

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Wow. Here it is October and I'm down to the last few weeks.
It's been a very long and stressful year this year, I wonder if I'll be going back next year?



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9/2/16 10:03 A

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Summer camp ended.. And it seems summer weather has too. Windy, cool much cooler and rain has come. This didn't stop me from having a great three days off. Will try to post later some pictures... Now I'm back in the kitchen preparing food for "fat camp" I mean family camp.



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8/17/16 10:25 A

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I can smell hotdogs a cooking

surely there must be something here for me!

. Someone - anyone have a hotdog for a hungry dog?

thank my lucky stars, I am loved! I have a hotdog finally.



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8/11/16 10:50 P

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Just stopping in to say hello



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7/21/16 11:29 A

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emoticon relaxing pics! Plan on catching me some r&r when I go on vacation this September emoticon emoticon

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I went on a short hike, to Alice Lake Provincial Park earlier this month, I left Noni in the kitchen to serve our guess after I had prepared the meal. This me time was so needed.
I brought our little MSR camp stove to make tea and heat up some chili down by the river.
All in all I spent three hours just relaxing soaking up some sun and unwinding mentally.







The baby was left home too



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I'm still alive, been dealing with so much stress at work this season,,





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5/23/16 11:47 P

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Celebrating Victory Day






















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5/22/16 12:14 P

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This was Saturday



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I'm off three days - three days ... Yes YES
So far I am up early - laundry started - coffee made - cooked eggs for Noni and me. I wrote two postcards and I'm going to place my food order in for Tuesday delivery.. ( ok that is work - but once I do it I don't have to think about it again - do I ?)

Then the decisions of what to do on this long weekend -- hoping to go on a bike ride in Vancouver area some where..
- not too warm or sunny where I am right now...



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5/16/16 11:35 P

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Part two

















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So yesterday I took Noni up to the highlands where Dalhouise and I had hiked at the beginning of February. We did the same rout s without getting lost this time. What I noticed was it seemed so much shorter to reach the end point then when I did it the first time. Much more comfortable hiking in known territory then going into the unknown.

So these are our signs of Spring bursting upon our beings, and take note of the Dalhouise wallowing in a little creek bed..



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Way to go Deborah Lee!

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I'm still around... emoticon Sparkversary was on New Year's Eve...2015 was a strong year for me emoticon so my goal is to get to the finish line emoticon by reaching my ideal goal I set when I joined three years ago... emoticon everyone... emoticon !!!

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Hello Marty! I have wondered who is still around, fighting the good fight. Nice to see you!!

I'm still attacking my goals. Not losing much now. I seem to be stalled these past 6 months. But,,, I've taken on new challenges. I started running in 2015, and I think I like it! :)

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Hello out here - another new year has begun since we all joined in 2013..
We don't seem to be so active .. But just in case... I hope we have achieved some of the goals we made for ourselves away back then...
If we have - Fantastic- if we have not- well this is a time to renew and make our goals and dreams a reality..
We can do it.



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