Friday, March 29, 2013

Happy Easter

We have a nice, sunny weekend ahead of us. Since it's Easter, today (Friday) is a holiday for most people, and Monday is another semi-official one. Many provinces don't observe Monday, though.

We have plans to take the granddaughters to the Museum of Anthropology at UBC and also to have  lunch at the "Flying Beaver" -  a Harbour Air floatplane/pub combination on the banks of the Fraser River arm south of Vancouver International Airport.

The cherry blossoms are about to burst out on our street as well. It looks like spring may have finally sprung.

Sunday, March 3, 2013

A Sunny Day

Today is Sunday, with a clear, blue sky, and sunny. It's beautiful, and we intend to go for a walk to soak up some of those rays.

In another way, the memories today are not so sunny: today is the second anniversary of our son Derek's living wake ( At that point, Derek had exactly two months to live; we didn't know this, of course. So today, we also remember that it is exactly twenty-two months since he died.

We'll raise a toast or two regarding these events in our lives, and as a thank you to our extended family and all the friends who helped us deal with those. We miss Derek, but we also have proud memories of him - he made a difference in many peoples' lives.

If you wish to do so, you can also leave comments on the memorial page at

Life goes on.