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Driving Miss Donna - what does this mean? Whenever I want to go somewhere, if Don is home he will usually drive. He always says he is driving miss Donna! This blog is for our travels, usually with our truck and fifth wheel trailer, but sometimes in our other wheels. When we are not vacationing check in for updates, although less frequent, about our life at home and our wonderful family:)

Sunday, February 6, 2022

A New Year A New View

Point of view that is!

That being let's stop letting Covid take over our mindset. That doesn't mean not acknowledging it.

January was a crazy month as we determined WE ARE GOING SOUTH!! WOOHOO

So now we navigate the packing, the birthdays we need to celebrate that we will be missing, and how to fit my work and trips to Saskatoon.

But we are old hands at this and the flow returns.

We had trips to make and dates to be had prior to our approximate end of the month departure.

First for me was the start of celebrating my 60th birthday! My dear friends Anais and Maria whisked me off to Canmore for a girls weekend. We did not pursue any crazy activities other than long walks, and actually stayed in the condo mostly, laughing talking eating drinking binge watching TV and even working! For the 3 of us it was just what we love.

You know you have raised your kids well when they grow to be loving and caring woman. Between Don and the girls I had the most special family day to celebrate my BIG birthday! One of my favorite meals, chocolate cake, an amazing gift and best of all everyone together in one place! We have always appreciated that part, but this pandemic makes it all the more special after almost 2 years of not being able to gather.

Then Don and I were off to Tisdale. We really wanted to see Mom as Covid and the world in general had hindered that for a while. We were so lucky while there to have a dinner with all of Don's siblings!

After the quick trip to Tisdale we were off! I'll let you know how this goes! See you in February. 

Friday, January 7, 2022

Farewell 2021

Well this winter has been fantastic since travel restrictions to the US have opened and we can start to plan a trip down after Christmas, it changes your mood a bit.

Unfortunately Don did have Covid, it took him down hard for a few days and he still feels the effects a bit. I guess we may never fully understand this pandemic, as I never did get it. Odd…

We celebrated Reese’s birthday in November and were able to get her to the mall for the traditional shopping and lunch trip. Crazy kid has wanted to rent one of these animals for along time. Why not on her birthday?

And Tracy had her birthday. Last year we decided that Tracy Lindsay and I would go to a spa for our birthdays instead of figuring out what to buy. It is a wonderful new tradition!

As soon as November approached it was time to start the Christmas Box tradition again! We started this last year and it was so much fun. The first box contains cookie kits for each kid, and then other ideas I get along the way. The second one is gingerbread house kits. The kits are all handmade by Don and I!

december xmas box

Again we been so fortunate Covid has not shut sports down yet, and we have been BUSY with rink appointments for everyone.

We were so excited to have Christmas at the house with everyone, and were so sad for the Stecyk family when just days before Christmas they all contacted Covid! I felt so bad for them, and mom and dad were sicker than the kids for a longer time, so combined with arctic temperatures that stopped the boys from playing outside, it was a hard holiday.

We did enjoy our days with the Camerons though, and look forward to a time when we will all celebrate together.

Don and I did something odd for New Years Eve - we went out! LOL

We bought tickets to a dinner and show at the Yellowhead Casino. It was a Beatles show and it was fantastic!!

All in all the last 2 months have flown by, and I must say we sure are looking forward to 2022 and hoping for a more normal world in general.

Merry Christmas, Happy New Year!

december xmas card