Thursday, April 16, 2009

Seven Things


Last night, my sister sent all the family a quick e-mail with a list of 10 things she and her family had been doing recently. It was a great way to catch a glimpse into their lives without my sister spend a lot of time writing a long letter or email. I'm doing the same for you today, only it will be a magnificent list of seven:

1. I'm busy getting ready for a weekend away to the mountains with my hubby. Early tomorrow morning, we board a Via Rail train for a 5-hour trip to Jasper National Park. My first-ever train ride, and I'm really looking forward to it!

2. We're staying at the Jasper Park Lodge -- a beautiful place to visit any time of year. Here are a couple of snaps I found on their website... to give you a peek:




3. Went out for a nice breakfast with my mom and sister this morning, a lovely beginning to my birthday celebrations this weekend! Not only did we have the usual breakfast fare, but when the lovely waitress found out it was my b-day, she came later on with a wonderful piece of cheesecake lit with a single candle. Don't think I've ever eaten cheesecake for breakfast, but then, you do need your dairy intake, yes?

4. My nephew found a gift wrapped parcel on our front step when he came home from work. It was for moi! A bag packed with bright cheerily wrapped treasures, along with a card from a dear friend who always seems to know exactly how to touch the soul with kindness and grace. I was joy-ed to the core of me!

5. The snow from our slushy dump of a few days ago is mostly melted. It was fun to drive in the neighbourhood and see all manner of snowmen in front of homes and schools!

6. I went to the shops to look for something new and springlike to wear while we're in Jasper. And what a treasure trove I found today. I thought of Katherine over at Sew Me Something Good because her site is so wondrously colourful whenever I go and visit. There were so many beautiful clothes in gorgeous colours, I felt a little like I'd popped into Katherine's colourful blog or Bert's sidewalk chalk art from the Mary Poppins film!

7. I'm taking my watercolours with me on this trip. I've had a hankering to play with them... more colours to feast my eyes upon!


And so, now I'm off. It will have to be early to bed tonight -- so no late night blogging, reading, or cleaning out forgotten corners at three in the morning!


Wishing you bright, beautiful colours in your corner of the world!
Brenda
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9 comments:

  1. Brenda's very own version of "The Magnificent Seven". Much, MUCH better than the original!

    Let me take a minute to wish you a very, very Happy Birthday, and many mooooooore....

    Cheesecake for breakfast sounds perfect. Not every day, of course. But certainly from time to time.

    I hope we get a full report of your time at Jasper Park Lodge complete with a photo of your lovely, new and colourful frock...and your watercolours.

    I have a tendency to colour everything in my life in scrumptilicous shades. It's just simply my M.O.

    G-nite, mate. Sleep well...

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  2. what a delightful list of joy, love and friendship-have a wonder-filled vacation

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  3. Brenda, thanks for the shots of Jasper! I love them and I hope you have an awesome trip!!

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  4. Hey, Happy Birthday! That sounds like a wonderful weekend adventure! I'm not a cheesecake fan, but I like your thinkins on number 3!

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  5. dear brenda, i hope you had an amazing and refreshing time away with your husband in beautiful jasper! you deserve it! :)

    blessings!

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  6. I have long wanted to do a rail trip! And I will one day! I know you're having a lovely time!

    The gray boys and I have moved to my dot com blog. I just can't maintain 2 blogs any more. So look for them here!

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  7. Hi All! It was great to come back to my blog after being away for a few days and find your wonderful comments. Thanks!

    We had a marvelous time in Jasper -- restful, peaceful, soul filling!

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  8. I LOVE cheesecake! I don't see anything wrong with having that for breakfast. ;-)

    You are going to have the best time on the train! I'm so excited for you.

    Hugs
    Cindy

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