Tuesday, 20 March 2007

First Day of Spring - March 21st!




March 21st here we come! First day of Spring!

We are leaving in the wee hours of the 21st. Our alarm clock will go off at 3:15 am; plus we will receive a phone call from the "gatehouse" at 3:30 am; and the taxi will be here at 4:15 am.

Am FINALLY packed! Takes time to try things on, then iron them; even if they become creased in the suitcase; at least I know they started off well. Then to pack things in "ziploc bags" - actually worked out for the best; as in "organized!" LOL!

Alan just poured me a glass of champagne; I think I will enjoy this one glass! Skal!

Tidbit - Never put off, what you can do today. I was going to blog after midnight to have the date as March 21st, to welcome the first day of Spring! However, I may need all the spare time possible to do the last minute tids of bits. And, I did so want to bit tid with you before we left. We will be back on April 2nd.

The 2 photos that you can see with this blog, are from Stacey! That is their garden shed; that they BUILT! Such a dear tid bit of a white shed, with window boxes and bright yellow flowers! The other picture is the pergola, that their neighbours have; and they are in the process now, of building one very similar to that structure. I know that the pergola, now under construction, will look totally awesome! I look forward to seeing the completed photos of this "work of garden art!" Thank you, Stacey, for sharing this with us; very much appreciated! Please feel free to comment,or better yet, add to the history of the shed and pergola, if you wish! I think you can reply by "hitting" other or anonymous; and that will allow you to make a comment.

Tidbit - Perhaps this has inspired a bit of creative tid in the gardeners out there! I do not say I am a gardener; but I have an appreciation for flowers! This garden scene looks soooooooo peaceful!

Here is wishing all of you a good start to Spring! Look forward to tidbitcles when we are home!

Good Night and God Bless! And Happy First Day of Spring!

Spring is just one more "sleep" away! So, is our vacation!










Spring is just one more "sleep" away!! So, is our vacation! Believe it or not, there are quite a few tids of bits to do! When we return, we may well be ready for another vacation! Perhaps more so! LOL! I did a "trial run" last night! Set the alarm for 3:15 am. It worked! I was awake anyway; like a bitty tiddy kidlet; raring to go!

Tidbit - Whenever you are fortunate enough to have a holiday, enjoy it to the fullest! Life only goes around once!

I will miss bitty tiddying to, and with you all for approx 11 days. Perhaps you will enjoy a bit of a tid rest from me!

Somehow, I do not think I will be "blogging" from Mexico; as we will be "incognito." Sun glasses and hats! (and suntan lotion / block!) Packing tiddy bitty stuff. Another tidbit, pack light! Now, if I can only follow my own tidbit advice! LOL!

Tidbit invaluable! - Pack EVERYTHING in your suitcase, not in your carry on bag. Pack all liquids in ziplog bags. ie. Hair and skin care products,toothpaste, sun tan lotions, etc. With the constant threat(s) of explosives, and types of explosive carrying methods, the security is more tight than ever!
It is an inconvenience, but vitally necessary.

Reminds me of a time, back in 1985, on route to Europe. Our plane was delayed for several hours in our airport. Finally we were disembarked; there was a "bomb" on the plane! Well, you can imagine! I was prepared not to travel; however, my husband at the time, suggested (and he was right) - our plane will be even safer, than had it not been checked out. We all had to get off very quickly; but CALMLY. We watched from the safety of indoors, whilst ALL luggage was lying in rows on the runway; being thoroughly sniffed by the dog squads, and scrutinized by "the men in black!" Weird scene! The baggage looked like bodies. It turned out it was a false alarm! Needless to say, a bit of a tiddy situation. Champagne (my uncle had a bottle ready for us! I have never forgotten that lovely touch!) was hugely welcomed when we arrived at our final destination. The Air India bombing was at that time as well; hmmmm. Perhaps, this may have been a decoy, or a "trial run"; but not successful - fortunately for us.
I guess I digressed a tid of a bit!

Have to tid for now; but will be back in a bit!

Monday, 19 March 2007

Blinds - How do you OPEN them?



A tid of a bit of question for you?

How do you open your "blinds" in the am? Straight, tilted, or slanted? Of course, it depends where you live. Some areas may not have or permit blinds, others require blinds to be SHUT for privacy at ALL times. Or, perhaps, you just did not have a sound sleep, so you are off and nodding a bit of a tid, when you open your blinds! LOL!

There may be a tidbit here. I personally, like to open our blinds with the slates, straight; so that I can see everything clearly, when I first wake up! When slanted or tilted, I miss appreciating the nature and the life that is around us. ie tree branches, blooming buds, etc. I thought if I were to open the blinds slanted or tilted, at the start of my day, I would not be savouring life to its fullest; even at that time of day. Granted, there are demanding situations when you can not do that; and I can fully appreciate that scenario as well.

However, TIDBIT - when you DO have a choice, go for it! And ENJOY the opening of the blinds! Welcome the beginning of your day! Amazing how, that joyful 'heralding' sets the tids of bits in motion, for the rest of the day. And, "Praise Him In All Things" is always wonderful too!

To be further tiddy bitty, I do not pull the blinds up; where you are totally exposed to an open window. If we lived somewhere where that was possible, I would! However, you just make the bitty tiddy best of things! Although, our blinds look awesome when they are open straight! You can see them in the background, of the photo of both Alan and I.

Well, best I continue getting "ready" for our vacation! As we will be away, we will be SHUTTING our blinds, and leaving our alarm on. So, "shutting" blinds, in this case, is a must!

God Bless!

Imagination!




WOW! To me, this is a major one of the "paradise" places that I would "journey to" in my imagination! So thankful to enjoy various scenes in my mind! I LOVE this photo image! This is where I would retreat to, early morning dews until evening dusk! With pen and paper (maybe a laptop to write my blog etc), reading materials, various kinds of food and drink; I would delight in such calm reverie!

I would be like a "Hemingway"; although, I have "escaped" many a time to a glorious beach, white sands, turquoise ocean, palm trees, gentle breezes, etc. A "Bohemian" way of life comes to mind! Love it!

A garden is SO peaceful; and with this particular rotunda and columns, a statuette, I am immediately immersed in a classic world, elegant, yet simple appreciation of this haven! All my senses; swirling, and being part of life's majesty and nature; and all the ever vibrant sounds of LIFE! ie Birds, bees, whatever comes to your mind!

Tidbit - Imagination, is a wonderful retreat, an uplift, simply a change of scene; just like the snap of your fingers! It is of no cost; save to those, that do not wish to utilize their born gift of imagination! I also Thank Him for providing us with this endless imagination!

Sunday, 18 March 2007

Daffodils with a tidbit of snowfall!






I just LOVE this colour of yellow! I looked at 923 daffodils; to pick certain ones that I liked; be it in a life photo, or in a painted form! This colour is just so cheerful to me!

The interesting thing about this photo image, is that there is a tid of snow that fell overnight on these "spring" flowers! We are going out of town; and the weather has been strange all over the world; as you may know. When we return from our vacation, Spring will be officially here to greet us (we hope!). Although, right now, Winter is still hovering around us a bit.

Tidbit - Appreciate the beauty of nature. ie As in a daffodil; which brings a smile to our faces!

"Zihua, here we come!"







This is where Alan and I are going for our vacation!!! We have not taken the luxury, or been able to appreciate a 11 day holiday; let alone out of the country; save for 4 yrs ago, when we went on our 2 wk honeymoon to the Caribbean. This vacation, will be perfect; and quite literally, what the Dr. (HIM) has prescribed for us!!! Sunshine, here we come; and of course, with our sun block!

ZIHUATANEJO, Mexico, is where we are going. I think I may have mentioned "Zihua", as the locals call it, in tids of blogs a bit ago! The photos are where we are staying.
Have a GORGEOUS view of the bay from our spot; plus our own dipping pool etc.etc. etc.

We hear the news; not the greatest for tourists in Mexico. However, we will do our best to use common sense; as well as enjoying these 11 days. We leave in the tid hours of the 21st (First day of Spring!!!!) and back in the bit hours of April 2nd. With what is going on in our lives presently, 2 weeks is just too long to be away. One week would not have done it justice, either though.

Tidbit - Ask Him for guidance. I do, all the time. Even, when it comes to a vacation! ie where to go; "the whole 9 yards", etc. It is amazing WHAT happens!!!! Just have the faith!

To some of you, this may not be easy to accept, or to believe; for you, to rely TOTALLY on Him; because you do not tangibly SEE Him. He is not visible; however, with our past experiences, I know that He is VERY real; and that, He is THERE! -very much as an endorsement! Alan and I have been given so much! Many many blessings; and we praise Him each and everyday - and, in ALL THINGS! It is just as important to acknowledge and praise Him, when all is well too; not just when things are a tid of a challenge etc. Never lose sight of that. HE IS! - THE ANSWER TO PRAYER! (just Seek, and ye shall Find!)

I genuinely hope that this message also, reaches those that want to know more; and is a wee bit of comfort, as well. It is never too late to inquire etc...It is only too late, if you NEVER accept Him genuinely into your heart. Interesting twist, but it is the truth. Everlasting consequences.

I blog again, "HE IS THE WAY, THE TRUTH, AND THE LIGHT" Just "Let Him In!" I am not "B.S.ing!" ie If you have the chance, watch the vision channel - every Sunday, Joyce Meyers (I just love her! relate to her!) and Charles Price.

You may also ponder and wonder," how do I "Let Him In?"

Tidbit- "THOSE THAT SEEK HIM, SHALL FIND HIM!" He is just waiting for you to accept Him into your heart. All you have to do is ask; knock on His door; and He is there!

For those that are interested in hearing more, please leave your comments; and I will do my best (through Him) to uplift and encourage you.

God Bless.

Another tidbit - Forgiveness is huge!

Saturday, 17 March 2007

HAPPY ST. PATRICK'S DAY!











LOVE ST. PATRICK'S DAY! This year, it just "appeared!" Lo and behold! LOL!

Tidbit - Enjoy the day! Put a tid of a bit dance into your step! LOL! And may all good tids of bits come your way!

Friday, 16 March 2007

DREAM BIG!



I just love this enlightening picture of a sunrise in the Andes! It is exhilarating! Like the 1.5 hr appointment we had in our home this am! Complete with a cosy fire, coffee, and IDEAS! The person we met with, is VERY appreciative of our longterm vision! For the last few years, we have received countless attacks on our entrepreneurial thinking! We "live outside the box"; and our macro vision is now taking place, as we speak! This person is in long range planning; and has a "specialized team" to meet our needs and life expectations. We, and "they", are a perfect "custom made" fit! We are the exact clients they want! And, "they" are the exact team we want! Nice, when it is reciprocal!

Tidbit - DREAM BIG! Never ever give up! If you have ideas, follow them through; even against all odds! It is so worth it!

Tidbit - He wants us to Dream big! With Him, all things are possible! That is our belief; He does provide solution; as "HE IS THE WAY, THE TRUTH, AND THE LIGHT!" Too many times, there is the tendency to rely on our own "self" understandings. Throw it to Him; and rely on Him! He does provide "Answer to Prayer!" My Alan and I met, in an "Answer to Prayer!" Interesting tidbit here; and it is his birthday young, today!
I may blog about our "Answer to Prayer!" in a future blog.

"Where there is a will, there is a way!" So true a tid of bit! As a bit of tid, "they" are also in the business of wills. We are consolidating as we speak, increasing our depth, and building for long term prosperity!

It has been a wonderful start to our day! And, we "praise Him in All things!"

Thursday, 15 March 2007

Ides of March - Julius Caesar


Ides of March

Vincenzo Camuccini, Mort de C├ęsar, 1798.Generally speaking, a term from the ancient Roman calendar. The Ides fell on the 15th day of March, May, July, or October or the 13th day of any other month.[1] Thus the Ides of March was the 15th day of March.

Ides had real meaning only in the Roman Calendar, which had just been displaced by the Julian Calendar. However, the term "Ides" was still used in a vernacular sense for centuries afterwards to denote the middle of the month.

Specifically, the term is best known because Julius Caesar was assassinated on the Ides of March in 44 BC.


Main article: Julius Caesar#Assassination plot
Caesar summoned the Senate to meet in the Pompeii's Theater on the Ides of March, 44 BC the purpose of reading a petition, written by the senators, asking him to hand power back to the Senate. According to the Greek biographer Plutarch, a few days before, the soothsayer Titus Vestricius Spurinna apparently warned Caesar, "Beware the Ides of March." Caesar disregarded the warning:

"The following story, too, is told by many. A certain seer warned Caesar to be on his guard against a great peril on the day of the month of March which the Romans call the Ides; and when the day had come and Caesar was on his way to the senate-house, he greeted the seer with a jest and said: "Well, the Ides of March are come," and the seer said to him softly: "Ay, they are come, but they are not gone." [2]
As the Senate convened, Caesar was attacked and stabbed to death by a group of senators who called themselves the Liberatores ("Liberators"); they justified their action on the grounds that they committed tyrannicide, not murder, and were preserving the Republic from Caesar's alleged monarchical ambitions.

Acknowledgement - Thank you, Cathy, for your wonderful help in accessing some info on the Ides of March; via wikepedia. AND, also for your instruction on how to copy and paste!

Tidbit - Always take appreciative delight in expanding your horizons! Now having learned a tid of a bit, with the copy and paste technique, a whole new world is open! Thank you Cathy; or should I say, "Hail or Salvete Cathy!"

Ides of March! March 15th!



Tid of bit - Interesting, that today's date, the 15th of March, is the "Ides of March!" Hmmmmmm. The "special" friend that I had lunch with earlier today; she is a "true" friend. I think the earlier posted tidbit, was appropro. hmmmmm.

Bit of tid - It goes to show how invaluable a true friend is.

Tidbit - DISCERN between "friend or foe!" It may help to reflect, and "separate the wheat from the chaffe" - from what is truth or not. Hmmmmm. Separating the "wheat from the chaffe", goes back to Biblical times; AND, it is forever true.

My husband, Alan, is of Scottish descent. He immigrated here to Canada; when he was only 4 yrs old. His family clan, which goes back a 1000 years or so, has a clan motto - "Force no friend; and fear no foe!" I think that is an invaluable "tidbit!" of truth.

Lunch with a special friend!



Today, I had lunch with a "special" friend! And, indeed, it was very special! There were no false pretenses; no nothing. We could just enjoy being ourselves! That is really the way life should be...however, it isn't! Alas, it is not a perfect world!

At least, we know that our thoughts are safe and honourable with each other. There is a camadarie, a trust, an acceptance, an appreciation etc!

Tidbit - If you have a friend like that in your life, enjoy them, and let them know! I can count on my fingers (or half of them) how many TRUE friends I have. To me, that is a rare blessing. The rest, is just fluff.

Bit of tid - Hope you will take heed of my tid of bit, and reflect upon this true tidbit.

Wednesday, 14 March 2007

An "escape!"



I LOVE this "fanciful" photo! Good on the photographer, who captured this garden window of "escape!" I love flowers; but particularly roses! They are such a magnificent uplift! Their unique designs, their colours, their blends, their fragrances. As a bit of tid, fragrances vary from extremes; strong smelling, to fainter fragrances, to no scent.

Tidbit - Look at how you savour a rose! And, how do you smell a rose? What appreciation or joy do you experience from seeing a rose(s)? Life can be very similar to that of a rose. Enjoy the bloom; and NUTURE and NOURISH it! Even with tids of bits of life's challenges, take a pause to refresh your senses.

Tidbit - Gardening time is around the corner; and how you care for the roses, is how you may be treating your life. Treat yourselves to a moment of appreciation! It may help, in a tiddy bitty here, and in a bitty tiddy there, to enjoy being "young at heart!" LOL!

Please feel free, if anyone has any "rose garden" tales, or special rose stories, to blog and share! Or perhaps, you have some delightful gardening tidbits to contribute about other flowers that you love!

Tuesday, 13 March 2007

Rain!








Rain! Throughout the world, rain has different appreciations, meanings, and needs for us all!

Here in our part of the world, we are fortunate to receive lots of rain; and the lush green of our province, is abundantly apparent! And there are days, when it is "dreary!" Like, "oh no, not rain again!" Well, as a bit of a tid, I am grateful overall, for the rain; compared to other places in the world, where people are starved for lack of rain!

On the other tid of a bit, realistically, I would not want to be deluged with rain every day! There are seasonal times, when you want and require sunshine and warmth!

However, this morning, I wanted to share some photo images of roses in the rain; as a cheerful tidbit! Thanks to those who take the effort to "capture" on film, such precious, colourful moments!

Tidbit - It is always "rosier" on the other side; however, my spirits are invigorated by the fresh beauty of these roses, rain drops and all!

Hope this uplifts you a tidbit or two!!

Monday, 12 March 2007

Our Canucks came in second in last night's game.





Our Canucks came in second in last night's game! The final score was 4 -2 for the Annaheim Almighty Ducks. The Ducks played well; however, I think our Canucks were a little weary, as last night was their 3rd game in 4 days. The Ducks were fresh; and were lying in "wait for us". Both teams are very tough opponents! Brian Burke, GM, of the Ducks, has done a masterful job with the Annaheim team.

However, as a tidbit of info, the "reffing" and the penalties were attrocious; in favour of Annaheim. Life can be "unfair" at times, can't it? Even the newspaper(s) touched on the blind eyed behaviour of the refs.

Tidbit - You do your best; and there are times when you come in "second". You re - adapt, take a deep breath, and go forward!

Bit of tid! "The past is gone; it belongs to no one. Tomorrow is promised to no one. It is TODAY, that matters".

So many of us get 'hung up' on things that have happened in the past; and, it is hard to "let go." Or, we become 'anxious' about tomorrow; as in 'worrying', being 'fearful' or 'angst'. No need to be; it is a lot easier to just live the day, and make the best of what unfolds during that day. Life becomes a whole lot simpler!!!

Another tid of bit, at the end of the day, you can look back on the day; and be joyful that the day has come and gone; and that you have survived! Regardless of the challenges; and / or the unexpected obstacles.

Hope these 'tiddy bittys' are of encouragement to all of you! Certainly, has been a bitful of helpful tidfuls to us!

Sunday, 11 March 2007

Our Vancouver Canucks!








YES!!!!!

Go Canucks Go!

My dear husband, Alan, greatly appreciates the game of hockey; and has always been a LOYAL fan of the Vancouver Canucks! And now, more so than ever! Playoffs / Stanley Cup material!!!

Tidbit - Learn to appreciate (or tolerate! LOL!) your partner's interests and passions! Tidbit or not, I now LOVE and APPRECIATE the dynamics of this game; and have a genuine, soft spot for our Canucks! I think Luongo has been just AWESOME! And, the team has now "gelled!" The coach, Alain Vigneault, has been outstanding; and we now have 4 very strong, SOLID lines! There is a highly visible, and felt chemistry and camadarie, that has evolved; both in the locker room and on the ice! The team, now, as a WHOLE, has "stepped up CONFIDENTLY to the puck!"

I have posted 3 photo images; because I want to make sure that ALL team members have been included; including the newest members! ie. Cowan, who has scored magnificently in his first few games! WOW!

There is a paperview game on tonight at 5:00 pm. You know where I will be! Cheering in tids of bits; and bits of tids!

Tidbit - Am going to really enjoy this particular game, with the Annaheim Mighty Ducks!(Brian Burke, who was the GM for the Canucks, is now the GM for the Ducks).

Am about to go and prepare a wonderful dinner! Yes, actually COOK! Alan loves to cook! - so a bit of tid advice - to those, whose beloved partners love to cook! - Why not LET them! LOL! All tiddy biddying aside, I used to cook; and was considered a "Gourmet Cook!" My dear husband, is "still waiting!" for that "day/night" gourmet delight!

However, it won't be today or tonight! He will, and so will I, be completely focused on the game; not on the food! However, it will be a palate pleasing dinner! (if I say so, myself! LOL!)

That is what I mean about sharing your partner's passions and interests! Why not get into the full "swing of things, and enjoy!" Amazing, how much more fun, life becomes!

Saturday, 10 March 2007

Cedars of Lebanon



Here I am; blogging away, with cups! of coffee in hand! Hmmmmm. What to tidbit blog this rainy am! hmmmmmmm.

My friend, Cathy, (she is listed in my "other blogs" section!) posted the above photo image!I LOVE THIS PICTURE & THE SENSES I FEEL AND APPRECIATE FROM IT! I am going to "reblogcap" on her article - tid by tid, bit by bit! I do not think she will mind a single tidbit! BIT TID! -Appreciate what you can learn from others!

Now, before, I begin - a TIDBIT! - Appreciate beauty; and drink in joyfully each bit of knowledge through each tid of your senses! They say, "Knowledge is Power!" Enjoy the journey! Inhale; as if savouring a freshly brewed cup of coffee etc! Are you all ready?

"We've all heard about the Cedars of Lebanon before. This notorious tree is mentioned in the Bible 75 times. The Phoenicians used it to build their trade ships. The Egyptians used the resin for mummification and placed the sawdust from it in the tombs of the Pharaohs. Jewish priests used it for the treatment of leprosy.
Cedar is one of the most aromatic type of wood known. Their name symbolizes strength and magnificence. Here, this famous tree is resplendent with its natural beauty."

I would like to tid a bit on a bit of a tid more! LOL! Cheers! The 2 COMMENTS - my comment to Cathy's blog, and then her reply to my comment.

Gina - "WONDERFUL history! WONDERFUL TREE! The tree provides many awesome uses; back in Biblical times and today!
This was inspiring! Thank you for sharing that with us, Cathy."

Cathy - "Thanks! The Cedars of Lebanon are majestic, large and provide welcoming shade. They say the California redwoods are comparable to them........God says He will make us like the Cedars of Lebanon.......not the large part, I hope; just the strength part....that's what I want."

Tidbit - Just think of the Cedars of Lebanon; and delight in what you feel; and you will be uplifted and fufilled in many ways!

Friday, 9 March 2007

Friends



A week ago tonight, I went to a 40 year school reunion! Guess I am now really dating myself! LOL! Some of my classmates, travelled thousands of miles to attend; from Montreal even! Now, I call that dedication! As per the blog, "School Grad Reunion" dated, Saturday, March 3rd, I tidbitted that I would email each and every one of those women that attended; and let them know how "special" they each are!

Tidbit - When you have the opportunity to tell someone that they are "special", do so! It is amazing how uplifting that can be! Both to them; and to you, even! Particularly if someone may be experiencing sad or difficult times! Or just a recognition of their uniqueness; be it their wonderful sense of humour; or whatever qualities you appreciate about them!

Tidbit - Best to follow your heart; and genuinely tell a friend they are "special!" Simply, because you may not have that moment again. Make the most of each and every moment, of each day, that is given to you!

Another bit to tid! As an afterthought! If you are not having a good day; the best thing to do, is to go and encourage or uplift somebody else. You feel instantly better! hmmmmmmm. that is more tid for a bit of thought, isn't it?

Thursday, 8 March 2007

"Double Rainbows!!"



We left on the Sunday, March 4th, and returned on Tuesday, March 6th. We enjoyed a tiddy bitty of tidbit "R & R"; and now, we look forward to our "siesta" in Mexico! And, from March 21st to April 2nd, I will be in " blissful blogless incognito!" for those, that might miss a tid of my blog bits!

The reason for the image photo of the "Double Rainbows". is because yesterday, we saw TWO, as shown in the picture! AWESOME treat! LOVE rainbows! Such a wonderful inspiration to the soul! Lest we forget, that the "rainbow" is to remind us, that it is God's promise that He would never flood the earth, as He did in Noah's time. To remind Him, He wears a rainbow in His crown! Now, that is a true bit of tid for you!

Tidbit - Today, we see many times when the rainbow and the unicorn are always together???
This being the case, we must always remember that a unicorn never was, and never will be an animal in God's Kingdom! It certainly was never in Noah's Ark! The "New Agers," believe, that they are from the same source; however, they are not! Wanted to share those truth tids of bits with you; and, as to the ORIGIN of "rainbows!"

Tidbit - Be thankful! Be appreciative & joyful for each and every day! And take extra delight, like a child, should you be fortunate enough to catch a glimpse of a rainbow; and / or, in this wonderful instance, a DOUBLE RAINBOW!! THAT DOUBLEY made my day!

Wednesday, 7 March 2007

The Sea to Sky Highway



Well, the day has come and gone! I guess that can happen when one has been away for a couple of days. Bits of tids of "things" pile up! And yet, at the same time, got a lot of tidbitty things accomplished!

Tidbit - There are times when you do not feel like doing the "boring" yucky tids of bits...however, if you apply an "attitude switch!" - ie, this has to be done; and may as well attack it today...It is amazing how good you feel when "that" task (I say task)has been started and / or ultimately completed! Maybe we should go away more often! LOL!

This photo is of the "Sea to Sky Highway" - the route to Whistler Mountain. It is an absolutely gorgeous drive; and it is so wonderful, to see all the work being prepped and beautified, to widen the road, to 4 lanes, for the 2010 Olympics. The famous Canadian artist, Tony Onley, often depicts these "blue misty isles" in water colours; and he has done many a scene along this breath taking highway.

We had a fabulous 2 day stay; Monday, walked about the Whistler village; then went on a Timeshare tour; not what we had planned for our afternoon; however "best laid plans of mice and men!" We were "nabbed" for 90 mins - we even said, we would not be "buyers" at this time. We were told, not a problem; we can give you a dinner certificate anyway; plus we get a $15 payment, for "steering" you there for the "presentation."

Tidbit - It always is nice to help someone out! Right? LOL! Look what happened to us! A lovely surprise! So, "unexpected" things can also be good!

And, it was a fun "adventure"; we had nothing to lose! It was an interesting experience; and we enjoyed our dinner at Hy's, all the more, with our $100.00 gift certificate! No complaints at our end! I gulped down raw oysters on the half shell; I think I was given an extra one! Also, there was a cute tiddy bit of a wine decanter; and I asked our outstanding waiter about acquiring one, if possible. He came back with one, that had a bit of a tid of a chip; and that made my night as well! We will just get the rim smoothed; and the decanter will be "as good as new!" It holds a 1 / 2 litre of wine. We also drank sooooooo much water; the Whistler Mountain water is just the best!

And then, it was time to go home again the next day...back to reality!

Tidbit - Taking a few tidbit of days tidded here and bitted there, is a positive R & R plan! It makes you appreciate everything, all that much more!

Tuesday, 6 March 2007

"Sweet Dreams"



"Sweet Dreams." That is the tidbit, I can come up with at this time!

We have not been home all that long; and we totally enjoyed ourselves. As nice as it was to be away for a few days, there is "no place like home!" And, I am looking forward to bed!

Will blog more fully tomorrow.

Tidbit - Good Night & "Sweet Dreams".

God Bless.

Sunday, 4 March 2007

Whistler Mountain!



There it is, in in all its glory! Magnificent Whistler Mountain! We are off today, to this wonderful part of the world! AND, only about a 2 hr drive, from where we live! Imagine the 2010 Olympics coming here!!!! WOW! And, here is our Canadian flag, pictured in the foreground!

Feel a bit "rested" already; just the thought of "getting out of town" for a few tids of days, is uplifting! We will not be skiing at this time; although the snow is fantastic! We will "l'apres ski" instead!

I have not skied for about 10 to 12 years; and ultimately, the equippment that I bought, is now out of date! Alan has had the "boards" on a few times in his life; however, he will pick it up again! I will "teach" him! LOL! We are thinking that within the next year or two, we will take up skiing. It is such a great and invigorating sport!

Tidbit - Appreciate and be "ready" for whatever comes your way! Embrace life; and enjoy!!! When you are always "content",(in good and in not so good circumstances) you will "glow" from within! ie. an inner joy; and "Praise Him in all things"; and be thankful for all that you have or do not have....And now, I had better "kangaroo" it out of here! LOL!

Here is wishing you all a Happy R & R Sunday! Will be blogging in again, on Tues pm.

Our beloved "Blue" is at "Camp" Waggers. Apart from his food, and a few "treats", he has his pillow and "blankie" with him!

P.S. LOVE that particular picture of Whistler!

Saturday, 3 March 2007

The Art of Marriage - About as Major a Tidbit, as it gets!!!



A good marriage must be created,
In marriage the little things are the big things...

It is never being too old to hold hands.

It is remembering to say "I love You" at least once a day.

It is never going to sleep angry.

It is having a mutual sense of values and common objectives.

It is standing together facing the world.

It is forming a circle of love that gathers in the whole family.

It is speaking words of appreciation and demonstrating
gratitude in thoughtful ways.

It is having the capacity to forgive and forget.

It is giving each other an atmosphere in which each can grow.

It is not only marrying the right perrson,
IT IS BEING THE RIGHT PARTNER.


Cathy, in her Blog of today, mentioned about the right couple combinations; ie in "becoming the right person." This inspired me to include this message; that I have had in a frame for all these years! It is sooooooo true. It hangs in its own tidbit space, on our bedroom wall! It is a very loving daily reminder!

Thanks, Cathy, for providing me with yet, another little tidbit! However, this is no minor tidbit! Hope this is "food for thought" and "music to the ears!"

School Grad Reunion!



Had our School Grad Reunion last night! It was just great! Held at "Debbie's" lovely home; (LOVED HER KITCHEN; AND HER GOURMET FOOD! LOL!) and we all enjoyed ourselves!We were all surprised of the good time we had! The appies, the wine, the DINNER, and the desserts! Out of 50, 17 showed! No one had really changed! EXCEPT FOR THE LATE BLOOMERS!!!! LOL! We were / are still all "young at heart!" Three, unfortunately, have passed away; scary - so, "a wee tid of info" bit - make the best of your life; and live EACH day at a time; and to the fullest appreciation!

Tidbit - Appreciate the reminiscing of "old times!" and enjoy the BLOOM! And, if it is a later bloom, enjoy it all the more!

My classmates eluded to me - "you never were a story teller! And, you are just glowing!". My response, was " Well, I am OUT of there now!" And, am a "late bloomer! and STILL BLOOMING!" LOL! They all agreed; and in short, it was an "appreciation" night for us all! I am going to email each and every one of the women who attended; and let them EACH know how "special" they each are; and what I enjoyed most uniquely about them at this particular "get together!"

Personally, I was not "into" attending the evening; however, I am really glad I did! Interestingly enough, a few of the "others" had the same thoughts! LOL!

Another Tidbit! - Have empathy for others; and when it is said, "the grass is always greener on the other side" - never so. Remember to impart genuinely, a confident gentleness and a "calm" enthusiasm!

There is another "gathering" tonight; but just a tidbit of a few of us, that are still remaining in town. I am fortunate that I live here; and not to have had to travel for the Reunion. Hmmmmmmm. Now THAT is dedication! LOL! We shall see..."significant others" are included in tonight's ongoing story! I think if I go, there will be my Alan, and one or 2 of the other husbands. Hmmmmm. We are leaving early tomorrow am to go out of town, for some "R & R" for a few days; but, I think we can "go for it!"

A bit again of tid! - "Go for it!" You live only once!

Friday, 2 March 2007

Be "creative!"



Just LOVE this mix and strong contrast of colours! Such a bright and vivid beginning to the day; and also, it is T.G.I.F.! (Thank Goodness it's Friday!) We are going out of town for a few days; and I have been "like a little child" counting the days off UNTIL this Sunday!!!! Whoopee! And, at the same time, doing my tids best to live each bit of a day AT A TIME, with appreciation and delight!

Tidbit - It is always good for the soul, to have something to look forward to! Even if you have to be "creative" at times! ie. even a small bouquet of flowers; or seeing fresh blooms....think of Spring, which is just around the corner! When you have or "create" a bit of tid to look forward to, it helps uplift your spirits, doesn't it?

Another Tidbit - It is just as vital to live and savour each day; whatever the day brings; and enjoy the moments of each and every day.

Thursday, 1 March 2007

Fresh raspberries!



This has been a rather interesting week! For some reason, I have felt that today has been "Friday!"; and it is only Thursday! I found this photo image of "Giving Thanks"; and the raspberries grabbed my attention! A tid of a bit of thought - Could the 7 raspberries in the palm of the hand, represent each day of the week, that we should give daily thanks? Hmmmmmm.

Tidbit - Whenever possible, enjoy fresh fruit; as it is so wonderfully healthy for you! Raspberries, blueberries, and strawberries are delicious; either made up in a nourishing fruit salad or, mixed into a refreshing "smoothie" shake!

An extra bit of tid! - I LOVE raspberries! When I was pregnant with my children, raspberries were my "craving!" - day and night! LOL! Fortunately, the latter part of the pregnancies were throughout the summer months; so this was a happy relief, for all those concerned! I am surprised that I did not turn into a great big raspberry at the end of term! LOL!

So, at the end of this day, I give thanks for what we have; and, for raspberries!

Until tomorrow, which will be T.G.I.F. Day!