Saturday, June 20, 2015

"is there a NURSE on the plane?"

I'd like to take a moment to acknowledge my brother KD who has just graduated from UBC Nursing. He has been an LPN for about 5 years and went back to become an RN Registered Nurse. He did preceptorships in mental health, children's hospital and maternity. 

He does a job I could never ever do. With patience and care and sensitivity on a level I could never achieve. I am very very proud of him. 

Thursday, June 18, 2015


The first camping trip of the year came and went- it was as usual, not disappointing. 
This time we were a mash up of 5 of which some of us had never met each other, camped together or been to this site before... My coworker DZ and 2 friends at GK and I. 
The first luxury was that the boys foraged ahead and set up camp, tents and stocked our firewood. The second was that it was a long weekend so we had time to relax. 

We did a day trip up to Ross Lake, which in previous years I actually swam in- but I'd never seen anything like it- right now as far as you can see.... grass. I had heard it was a field before it gets flooded each summer, but I wasn't expecting apocalyptic terrain. 
Stumps. Stumps everywhere. We hung out in the sun and wandered around for a couple hours...
I'm always mildly creeped out by the darkness of lakes not knowing what is underneath you, but now I know: it's chewbaca fur
(That's the dried grass on the bottom of the lake)

Rest of the weekend was cooking and eating and beer, a round of all terrain bocce and rousing game of "would you rather" and so much laughter. 

And ceasers 
And excess veggies 
Yes, that's a tarp of veg

We also found this crazy little bridge over the river
Fabulous as always!