Saturday, April 30, 2011

A Taste of the Wildside!

We took a trip over to Vancouver Island for the last couple of days to take in a few of the must see places. One of the police officers, a long story I'll get to another time, suggested we go to Ucluelet while there. What a fantastic drive!! The views were astounding and the weather perfect. We did a little sight seeing, threw some stones into the ocean and picked sea glass. On to Tofino. Cute little village! We were getting a little hungry by this point so we stopped at a gas station and asked the man behind the register for a good restaurant. Without hesitation he recommended the "Wildside". Remember that. Always ask a local where to eat. What a favor he did for us. The place looks horribly shabby. It's a tiny shack nestled among other tiny shacks that happen to be adorable little shops and it serves food to kill for. The husband ordered a salmon burger. A beautiful, fresh fillet of salmon on a wholewheat kaiser roll with fresh green leaf lettuce, fresh tomatoes, onion, mayo, corn relish, smoked tomato relish, and avocado. The boy ordered a chicken burger: again green leaf lettuce, fresh tomato, onion, mayo, bacon, cheese, smoked tomato relish. I had the shrimp burger: panko crusted fresh caught shrimp with chili mayo, green leaf lettuce, tomato, and red onion. These were the freshest of ingredients straight off the boat and tasted like heaven. They use local products and you can taste the difference!! Oh and the fries? Fresh cut potatoes with chunky sea salt; just right!
If you ever have the chance to drive the Pacific Coast Rim make sure you stop here for a meal. You won't regret it!!!

Friday, April 22, 2011

Recommendation Day

I've been hanging out on the web a lot lately as I try to plan the daughters wedding and have found some great sites. I was thinking about presents for upcoming events and saw this site called They can put a picture on almost anything. So cute!!
One more recommendation for the day. Have you discovered "As Sistas in Zion" yet? These women are hilarious!!! I love their fresh take on life. It is so refreshing to find women who love the gospel, don't take themselves too seriously, and spread the fun!!

Monday, April 11, 2011

Oh the pain!

I love popcorn! I've admitted it, finally! It's not that I just love it; I eat it at least 3 times a week. Things have now changed. Popcorn has betrayed me. As I was eating my lovely snack late one night last week, I heard a crack and began to feel grittiness in my mouth. I spit it out and felt around my mouth with my tongue to see if something was amiss. I found that the wisdom tooth on the upper left side had a rather large section that was now missing with sharp edges poking my cheek. Being new to town, I hadn't yet found a dentist so I left it for a couple of days while I found one who could fit me in. Two days later I found myself in a dentist chair with a large pair of pliers in my mouth as the dentist wrenched my tooth back and forth, back and forth with all his might to remove the offending tooth. I thought he was going to rip my head right off my neck. It was unreal! Finally I heard a popping sound and it was over. Now I have a massive hole in my upper jaw and liquid foods are my new food of choice. Popcorn you have betrayed me! ...........But I still love you!!!

Saturday, April 2, 2011

More Pics!

I've posted some more pictures on the work blog

Friday, April 1, 2011

It's Spring!!!!

Today I went outside at my lunch hour to find that suddenly the sun was shining, snow melting and it was warm. Really! I'm not kidding! I was so excited that I texted the hubby and told him to go out too. When I arrived home I found him and the boy outside shoveling the last of the icy snow off the edge of the driveway and onto our 1.5 metre high snow pile. Just a reminder of all the hard work the hubby has put in over the long winter. I was so thrilled by the warmth that I went into the garden shop and bought 5 hydrangea bushes to add to my collection of orchids. Now it looks like springtime in the house too. So lovely to see flowers blooming and hear the birds chirping again. I feel a bizarre sense of excitement and freedom. I LOVE spring!!