Monday, May 11, 2009

A Walk in the Park

Geeze, it's been hard to find time for blogging! I'm going to try to catch up today so I'm not constantly posting a day or two behind. Today is a quieter day...I'm at Mom's where nothing exciting it expected of me and I'm working today anyway.

Yesterday morning, my friend Mikey called up me and Tiff and asked us if we were interested in a walk at Beacon Hill Park before he and I headed up island to see our Moms. She and I were both still sort of sleeping waiting to see if our bounty of Strongbows were going to cause us any hangover grief. We agreed to the walk (with the pre-requisite of a Starbucks run first) because the park is soooo beautiful this time of year.

We wandered for about an hour looking at flowers, ducks, geese and squirrels. The park is just the best for finding friendly little squirrels! Mikey comes prepared with a jug of birdseed and a bag of peanuts he keeps in his car. He's an animal lover for sure!

At S'bux I picked up a late breaky and an extra snack for the car ride a little later. And opted for a TRIPLE grande non-fat vanilla latte.

I needed the extra caffeine for sure and didn't want to be going back for another coffee that would probably make me have to pee on the car ride. haha.

(Stooooopid Blogger just did something weird and lost half of my post!!)

After tons of fun with the squirrels, Mikey and I said goodbye to Tiffaney and set out for our drive to Nanaimo to see our Moms. It’s about an hour and a half drive so I was glad for my yogurt parfait and lemon cranberry scone (sorry no scone photo…too busy chatting with Mikey and totally forgot). Overpriced but good food for my “day after drinking” eats.


Once I got to Mom’s we headed out to the garden center to pick up her annual Mother’s Day gifta hanging basket for her front porch. They were fairly picked over because it was so late in the day, but we found a pretty one we think will be beautiful as it grows in. Here’s my cute Mommy!


For dinner we ordered in our traditional Chinese take-out. Anyone of you that has followed my blogging over the last few years know that we always order Chinese the first night I’m in town. So yummy!


Crunchy battered almond chicken, s&s boneless pork, almond gai ding, beef & broc, rice, and chow mein. I usually go for two plates, but I was stuffed and dehydrated. I followed up with two huge glasses of water, then put on my jammies and promptly fell asleep while trying to watch a movie.

I guess my sleep deprived busy couple of days caught up with me!

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tash said...

You're such a sweet daughter!

Jen said...

aw! that sounds like such a fantastic day!!!!

The scenery is so gorgeous!!!

I tried reading your blog where the post was only half there and it completely freaked out on me and sent my computer cowering!!! Glad I could comment on the full post though!!!!!

Rebecca said...

Fun pics, your starbucks looked yummy. Sounds like you had a fun day.

Mikey said...

That Mike guy sure sounds like a swell guy!

Bi0nicw0man said...

Yeah...he has his moments. ;)