Flu and Colds Slow Us Down

Trip Start Jan 08, 2008
Trip End Apr 09, 2008

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Saturday, February 16, 2008

One would think that with the sun shining and blue skies above, viruses would have a hard time.  We found out the hard way that it takes more than that to slow these little beasties down.  Oh well, a quiet week has meant more time for reading - Don's almost finished the 3rd book in Wilbur Smiths Egyptian Series - 'Warlock' and I've just finished the 4th - 'The Quest'.  Great reading.  He is one of my favorite authors.  A trip to Borders allowed us to stock up on our favorite maganizes and I've also had some computer time to catch up on some e-mails.

We did go to Mesa for the Canadian Snowbird Extravaganza on Tuesday before the flu bug caught up to us.  We expected it to be a 'trade show' but found that there were a few booths and a concert hall with great entertainment throughout the day.  The Canadian Snowbird Association sponsors one in Florida, one in Texas and one in Mesa each year and they have become so popular that they repeat the performances a second day in the various locations to accommodate the interest.  We were privileged to watch performances by The Harmonicats, John Bressler, Bob Anderson and Bowser & Blue.  No pictures to post though!

For those of you familiar with the Camino de Santiago, watch for a new book to be published in late May or early June.  The manuscript is entitled 'A Journey of Days' and I am anticipating that the book will be published under the same title.  A friend (Guy Thatcher), made this journey of almost 800 kms last spring to celebrate his 70th birthday.  His wife and daughter convinced him to keep a diary and the result is a very warm and readable insight to his adventures.  I have been privileged to read the manuscript and am looking forward to the publication of the book. I recommend it highly.
I have just received word that one of my photos from an earlier post has been selected to be featured on the travelpod web page at a future date.  If I get notice of when, in time, I will let you know.  It's the one entitled ' Couldn't resist this guy'.
This post is turning out to be a catch-up for items that I haven't been able to work into previous posts.  For those fibre artist friends out there I am posting some pictures of the vest that I have just mailed back to Canada for a competition that takes place the end of February.  I'm crossing my fingers that it gets there in time.  Entitled 'Memories of Arizona 2008' it features fabric and thread by Linda Palaisy who is sponsoring the competition that will be part of the Quilters Retreat at the NAVCAN centre in Cornwall the end of February.  It was great fun to do - especially when you are away from home and only have access to materials and tools that you thought to pack.  I had to improvise in several ways but think that it should be fun to wear once I get the camisol and skirt completed to wear with it.
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