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Monday, June 17, 2013

Hi ho, Hi ho's off on a trip we go!

We heading off into the great blue sky and
flying out to visit our #2 son and d-i-l 
for a couple of weeks!

My hubby has never flown, so he's quite apprehensive about the whole experience and it's been over thirty years since I've been in a plane, so  I'm sure it's going to be rather nerve-wracking for both of us, but the fact that we will be seeing our kids when the plane lands AND we'll also get to see the Canadian Rocky mountains for the first time will certainly help with the pre-flight jitters. 

Right now we're suffering from the lists/piles syndrome and scurrying about trying to remember everything we need to take (and do!) before we leave.  All this packing and such is definitely foreign to our nature!

AND - on a whole other subject altogether I've been (in my spare moments) putzing about with doing a bunch of zentangling.  Irene (CQTeers group member) was first bitten by the bug and she has subsequently passed it onto Sue and from there to me.  I took a little longer than the other two to succumb fully to the fun.  At our last meeting Sue had a brilliant idea and had a book she was devoting to different zentangle patterns so I am using her idea and have started one of my own.  Who knew this could be so much fun??  The only problem is that I've 'tangled' so much that my arthritis is flaring up...oops.  

Here's a page from my new pattern book....

And now, my friends, I leave you to play amongst yourselves.  See you when I get back!


  1. Have fun. Flying is wonderful. Just remember, they don't feed you anymore, you have to pay by credit card if you want a snack, get earphones so you can actually hear the movie (or radio, or TV program) that's available on the flight. They do sell ear buds on the plane for $3.00 but again, it's by credit card. Take your zentangle book with you, a crossword book or novel for hubby or whatever he likes - in case you don't want to watch any of the movies that are offered. Pack light and make sure you have no liquids with you over a certain amount. They can all go in your luggage or else they may confiscate it.

  2. What? they don't have the internet beyond the Rockies??????? reminds me of the joke about the little boy saying his prayers and saying, well, goodbye God, we're moving west tomorrow!!

  3. I too have been bitten by that bug! I think it is like crazy quilting on paper and yes I find my hand in a bit of a cramp after "tangling" as well. Having a book to keep them all together is a great idea!
    Have a safe and wonderful trip!

  4. Safe travels. Have fun!

  5. Sorry i'll miss you when you fly over and into Calgary, Sweets!!! The Rockies though are stunning at this time of the year and maybe you'll see a bear or two:)

  6. Hi, Mary Ann. Cool zentangle designs. And Bon Voyage!
    best, nadia

  7. Hope you're having a wonderful time! :)

  8. I hope your trip is/was amazing!!


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