The soothing sounds of water.

Today’s adventure saw the sidekick and I heading north to meet up with another couple about 40 minutes away.  The town they live in has an ice cream bar that has something like 50 different flavours of soft serve!!  50!!!  I had banana… yuuummmmmm….drooooooool …………

I had met with her before, and was most excited to be able to spend some more time getting to know each other better.  What started as a cold morning, ended in a warm lovely afternoon.  Seriously,  it was cold.  It was nuts.  I belong in the south somewhere.  Banana soft serve was calling though 😉 Plus they had identical baby girls.  Gorgeous little wee ones!! The sidekick, (aka the baby whisperer), had one of the babies smiling and cooing.  I gave them back before they could have started screaming – cuz you know it would have happened.

One of the topics of conversation was where they were from.  The coast of BC.  They spoke about the lifestyle, and the ocean.  It really hit me how much I miss living and being by the water.  Water you can walk in and that moves without fear of leeches or something.  This whole afternoon I’ve thought about the calmness I have felt around water.  The calmness of hearing the ocean waves when we were blessed enough to go to Australia.  The calmness the sidekick felt while we were on the riverboat in the middle of Saskatoon.  The calmness of watching the kid play at Wasaga Beach.  The calmness of walking through the waves in the North Atlantic Ocean.  In a world gone to fast and to confusing at times, I can feel at peace and more connected to our creator by just listening to the soothing sounds of water.

Off course I was a dork and bombarded the sidekick with plans of moving to the BC coast now  on the drive home 🙂 …. I miss water.

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My first flood

The past couple of days has been grey, cold, wet and depressing.  Heavy rain was non-stop for a little while.  Sadly we’re under heavy rainfall warnings until Tuesday last I looked.  This morning the mayor of Yorkton declared a state of emergency.  I’ve never been in a state of emergency zone before.  Thankfully we live on a ‘hill’, so our basement is fine.  A lot of people in the province though have been hit pretty hard though.  I was reading on one facebook site, that due to the heavy rains that have been falling the past couple of years, the deductible on basements is something like $25 000………I am thankful to live on my ‘hill’ right now 🙂

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Road by our house that has become a lake.

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Ford Dealership waterlogged

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Road closed off by downtown Yorkton.

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Jubilee Park underwater.

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Worms have been left homeless as well. Massive amounts of them in the water the kid said.

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To the baseball diamond ….. nope … canoe there.

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No way my little Yaris could have gone down the road to home.

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Grass should be there. It’s like a lake.

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Just outside of Yorkton.

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The Regina Leader Post found my picture on instagram 🙂

For a better view of my now ‘famous’ picture on the Regina Leader Post, please click this link.  I was quite surprised and thrilled to see my picture in the paper 🙂 Can I put this on my works listed page?  I wonder if they would hire me to be a photographer out here.  My  delusions of grandeur now have visual confirmation.  One day soon I think…one day soon 😉

In the meantime, I will continue wearing my sexy rainboots and building my boat….you know – in case my ‘hill’ is breached.  Sunshine on Wednesday can’t come soon enough.

In other news, I did not win the guaranteed million in any of the Lotto 649 for the month of June.

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