Feb 25 The weather here is still well above
freezing, really nice weather for late February in Edmonton!
Yesterdays lunch was fun and everyone got my message that we were
moving north. However I got asked by a couple of them why we had
to move because the other restaurant was still there! It is, but
it's not open! We all brought beads, the first three people
there were all sitting around being very polite, sipping our water,
until someone asked if anyone would like wine.... I guess no one
wanted to be the first 'lush'. Our beads were all very
different. It was fun, the restaurant was totally empty by the
time we left...? I don't think we were that loud! As soon as
I walked in the back door of my parents house and heard on the
radio that there was an accident blocking traffic between mom and
dad's house and the freeway hope my ride home wasn't stuck
for too long!
My mother's computer is a Mac that talks, it keeps
saying to me when it doesn't like something that I have done 'It's not
my fault' and since I don't know much about Macs I hear it quite
often! Tonight I am visiting my sister again, (we didn't go
shopping today, actually I went out for lunch again,!) My husband
is suppose to arrive tonight, his plane did leave Halifax, and the
second leg left Ottawa so he should arrive about 10:30 tonight,
tomorrow we're staying in Edmonton, amongst other things we have to
pick up my mothers latest new bicycle, in our borrowed truck,
this is the third bike she's won in the last 6 years! Sunday we
leave for the Mountains, hope the snow conditions are good, I
haven't skiied since I tore the ligament in my right thumb in 2000, I
did ski one day with the cast.
Feb 23 The weather in Edmonton has made it
above freezing and the ice ruts now have water in them, tomorrow I am
having lunch with 4 women who make beads that I have never met!
I'm not sure who's idea it was, but I picked the restaurant, one that
has been open for over 20 years! Guess what they closed last
month and haven't reopened yet! Fortunately I tried to make the
reservation on Monday night not tonight so hopefully everyone got the
message and will know to show up at the Italian Restaurant 3 blocks
The gift show was fun, getting to talk to people you
only see once a year, commiting myself to spending lots of money on
stock for my gallery, looking at all sorts of neat things that I don't
sell! Not much glass bead jewellery has made it onto the
Wholesale scene in Western Canada yet, however, there is quite a lot
of diachroic fused glass jewellery. Although I used to
do production stained glass, mass producing the same peices of
jewellery over and over again doesn't inspire me in the least!
A friend who owns a gallery and Fine Art Cafe in
Saskatoon met me at noon yesterday and we spent 6 hours getting stock
for her galleries, (and more for me!) she still had to buy
clothes for her Waskesui gallery today. She got to do that by
herself. I have no clue what sells when it comes to clothing,
since mine all comes from the rag stores in the Maritimes, what's new
and hot isn't in my vision!
My husband has torn apart the plumbing while I'm
gone! Hopefully everything will be put back before he leaves on
Friday morning. So far he has drained one sinkful of water into
the basement forgetting that things are no longer connected. The
original stack in the house 1940's vintage is not compatible to 21st
century plumbing peices, so he had to take out the old stack and
anything that connected to it!
Feb 19 Survived my flight cross Canada, only
had one minor delay in Toronto when they lost the gas cap off of the
fuel tank after refueling. But at least the pilot noticed we
didn't have a fuel cap, and we didn't spew fuel in flight and have to
glide into the airport at Gimli. Spent quite awhile in the
parking garage at the Edmonton airport looking for my fathers car on
level two, it was actually on level three....
Left NB and the temp was -11 C /14 F same temperature
in both Toronto and Edmonton, today is a bit warmer and the sun
shone occasionally. The good news is, is that they are
forcasting snow for the Banff area, I really don't like skiing
when it is icy.
Spent a couple of hours shopping with my sister, we
went to buy me a pair of ski mitts, the first store only
had gloves, I don't do gloves I like my fingers together, they
stay warmer that way. Of course we didn't make it out of the
first store unburdened, my sister decided that she needed a ski
jacket like mine... only hers is blue, it was a really good deal
though! Then we had to shop our way back to the truck.
Tomorrow is the first day of the gift show, don't expect to buy much but it's nice to see what is new!
I discovered that I can't update my Rant using my mothers computer so the updates this week may be less frequent than I hoped!