Hope you are all having a fabulous week! I know its downhill to the weekend but I want to go back to last weekend and share a bit more. I was going to do this post yesterday but I left my camera with all the picts at home, so today it is!
On Saturday my Mom was in town. She was "on a mission" to pick nearly 200lbs of blueberries for orders back home and a few for herself. I went to help her pick at a no-spray farm which was located across the street from a parachuting business. Every 12 minutes or so there were anywhere from 12-20 parachutes in the sky. It was pretty fun to watch, especially the pros who would do a few tricks in the air. Don't get me wrong, its scares me half to death just thinking about jumping out of a plane but watching them glide back to earth looked kind of fun. I told my mom if I ever was to jump I would need complete silence..no talking to me, no talking around me. I also wouldn't want any lag time...just jump and fly! Otherwise my logical mind would take over and I would run to a corner of the plane and rock back and forth.
Have you ever parachuted? I would love to hear your stories:)
PS With some help from her sisters my mom reached her goal:) I took a few blueberries home but in my household they are gone in a flash!
Before I met up with my mom at the farm, I ventured over to one of my favorite thrift stores in the valley called MCC (Mennonite Central Committee). I took this little excerpt from their website explaining where the money goes that they generate at the store.
Your purchase or donation supports the disaster relief, sustainable community development and justice and peace-building work of Mennonite Central Committee locally and globally.
YAY!! A dehydrator! Mine looks just like the one in the pict! Now, its no Excalibur but for $3.50 I could not resist. Yes, it was that cheap and it works! It needed a a little elbow grease but its shiny and practically brand new! I don't know when I'll be able to get an Excalibur so I thought I would just play around with this model for awhile and make some yummy treats and dry some of my herbs.
These two pots for some house plants were $3 in total!
I don't know what it is but I love just browsing for books and titles that catch my eye. I find it very relaxing and you never know what you are going to find:)I loved the movie, PS I Love You, so I thought I would enjoy the book even more. I've just started but it's already a great read:) The bottom left is The English Patient. Another movie that was amazing, so I'm hoping the book can deliver!
This book is by SARK. Have you ever heard of her. She writes sometimes on CSL and her articles are so inspiring and they turn on the inner-child in me that sometimes gets buried with adult "stuff". So I can't wait to read this! The lovely Lauren actually just wrote a post on that subject so check it out!
I love my herbs! This book has detailed information on a gazillion herbs and also recipes to use them in. I'm really interested in making my own beauty products so I can't wait to give some of these a go.
I could have bought a bunch more but I thought that should do for now. I need to get back to the library one of these days and just rent out the books! I already have too many books, not including the textbooks I kept from university.
Hey hubby! Can you build me some bookshelves, please? From: You know who:)
It fits like a glove!
The hubby's meal! MASSIVE burrito!
My yummy dish!! It's called the Dragon Bowl. It has steamed veggies with shredded carrots and beets. It lays on a bed of rice with miso gravy. It's SO good!!!
We then proceeded to a part of Vancouver that we really love called Gastown. It's a very old part of the city and I'm in love with the architecture there. It's also a very popular tourist spot and so I didn't hear a word of English for quite a few blocks. Love it!
Not the best representation of the buildings there but you get a small idea at least:)
We then headed more downtown and walked around Granville Street. It was pretty bumpin' as it was Pride Weekend in Vancouver! It's a fun place to walk around because they shut down the street to cars.
This was written on a wall besides a guy who was singing some rap music on a street corner. I never would have seen it if it wasn't for that artist! I really love it.
After a little downtown fun, we headed back into the valley to watch a flick. I had heard great things about Inception so I was really excited to see it! Okay fine, I love Leo..just a little:) He is not only a hottie, he is a huge activist for this ailing planet of ours. Just check out his site!