I'm quite sure everyone is getting tired of hearing about our upcoming move. So I thought I would show you that it hasn't been all work and no play around here. In the midst of the people-made disaster we are living in right now, there have been a few spare moments to enjoy the simple pleasures of life.
The Kamloops Farmer's Market has had local strawberries for the past two weeks. I felt especially proud of myself for arriving early enough last Saturday to score two baskets of berries from my favourite grower. Their berries are amazing! The week before I wasn't so fortunate. By the time I got to the market my favourite grower's berries were gone, and I had to resort to buying from the other vendor. She is a lovely lady, so friendly and helpful, but her strawberries are a bit iffy. I think of them as the fruit version of Bertie Bott's Every Flavour Beans. There are delicious berries mixed in with mouldy ones, and you can never quite tell which it is you are getting until you bite into it.
Last week I had to go to the bank, a chore I usually detest. I was there to retrieve a document Rebekah needs so she can get her US passport. I had a moment of panic when they told me they no longer do the safe packet program, and hadn't for several years. Visions of them throwing out my unclaimed paperwork slowly receded as a vague memory began to take shape. A memory of me removing all that paperwork six years ago when we got a home safe. Oops. The document I needed was actually at home in my bedroom.
However, it turned out not to be a wasted trip. It was National Aboriginal Day, and the bank was handing out bannock to all their customers. I love this country! Seriously, where else could you walk into a bank and be handed a piece of bannock?
An old friend drove up from Richmond this week to have one last visit with us before we leave Kamloops. After we move we will actually live within an hour and a half of each other, which might make one wonder why he wanted to drive for four hours now, when he could wait a few weeks and be at our house in much less time. This is just a guess, but I think it might have something to do with his mode of transportation.
Yesterday I took some time off from packing and met a couple friends at Starbucks. We knit and talked and laughed and had a wonderful goodbye visit.
When I was editing this picture of the three of us I discovered a terrific feature to ToonCamera I hadn't been aware of. It erases wrinkles.
There has also been some knitting, and hopefully I will be able to show you a finished project in my next post. If only that finished project was the packing...