Our move to Lethbridge has been completed - it took the whole summer to do that. I'll still be spending some time in Edmonton but 'home' is now Lethbridge, a five hour drive south.
Far enough south that cactus grows wild up here in Alberta.
We've had company almost steadily since moving down here. I've already posted about the week-long visit from Kenzie and Charlie. Last weekend Rob, Cindy and their two kids came down to visit us
|Papa teaching Brooklyn to skip rocks in the Oldman River.|
|Rob, Brooklyn, Cindy and Anson|
and the previous weekend Amy and Curtis and their four kids were down with us. It was nice having family come and visit us.
|2 year old Tate and 'Duck' on our front steps|
Now, however, the grandkids are back in school and life is getting back to normal - whatever 'normal' is. It's nice to see them all excited about this new beginning, especially the ones who are starting kindergarten and grade 1.
I behaved myself this year and didn't go shopping for school supplies for myself as I usually do - love those pens and notebooks! I only bought one notebook and one package of pens, just in passing. I just can't quit cold turkey.
Lloyd and I were talking about pickles the other day and I reminded him about the mustard pickles I used to make - about 30 years ago!. After a call to my sister in Winnipeg, I had my hands on the recipe. So today I made my grandmother's 'onion sauce' as she called them. The jars are all sitting on the counter now making nice little popping noises as they seal. Hopefully they'll taste as good as I remember them.
I love the sound the lids make as they seal...neat little pop, pop, pops. Maybe I'll make some more.
So now I'm back. Hopefully I'll post more regularly than I did during the summer.