Feb 26, 2015

Trying to find the balance….

…in my life.  Between just doing what needs to be done on daily basis just to live here, trying to get some chores done, fitting in some relaxation and going into town for a variety of reasons, not to mention dealing with a multitude of emails and phone calls back to Edmonton, something has to give.  For the past while it has been the blog.  I thought I was back on track but something unexpected always intervenes.  For instance I was going to post first thing this morning but instead after watching Caeli repeatedly scratch her left ear I decided to check her over and discovered that she has an ear infection.  The same thing happened to her last year so I know how to help her and have left over medication.  The thing is, we were at the vet’s yesterday but that is another story.  It’s not that I don’t have things to blog about, it’s that time is too short.  Twenty four hours in a day just aren’t enough any more.

We yet another dog ramp.

We have yet another dog ramp.

They mover so fast it is difficult to capture both on the ramp at the same time.

They move so fast it is difficult to capture both on the ramp at the same time.  Now we can have them go to the beach without having to carry them up and down the stairs.

That makes three ramps here on the Isla.  One to get in and out of the RV, again avoiding the stairs and one up to the sofa where they like to hang out.  All other chairs have been blocked off so no more jumping at all.  Makes it difficult to find a place for us humans to sit sometimes  😕   The girls continue to do very well with their walking and seem to love to use the ramps.  So now when we get back home to Kelowna it looks like we shall become a house with ramps.

My plan was for this site separation to be

My plan was for this site separation to become a hibiscus hedge and for the first time in a few years it almost came to pass the other day with so many flowers blooming at the same time.

This is one of my new plants and I just love the color.

This is one of my new plants and I just love the color.

However I was surprised to discover two

However I was surprised to discover two blooms on the very same plant that don’t look the same at all.  Even the stamen in the top photo is a different color.  How odd.

Monday morning beach walk.

Monday morning beach walk.

We just stood still.

We just stood still….

...and the horses parted around us.

…and the horses parted around us.

However the one on the right was not going to move so I had to move in order to avoid a confrontation.

However the one on the right was not going to move so I had to move in order to avoid a confrontation.  That is the new foal on the left.

Now that was a very fun experience.  It has happened to us a few times in the past but always so special.  I am happy to report that our humidity levels over the last week broke last night and we are down to 56% humidity.  We have been dealing with temperatures around 30C/86F with humidity averaging 87%.  Sleeping at night was a tad warmish.  It dropped to a nice cool 17C/63F last night.

The best part of Monday, next to the horses was my 90 minute massage.

The best part of Monday, next to the horses, was my 90 minute massage.

Who can refuse a ninety minute massage for 450 pesos or 30.00USD/37.60CAD.  Prices are going up to 525 pesos next season.  Worth every penny for a professional massage by a qualified individual.

Loved watching thse two kids play with theis mom on the beach just before sudnset.

Loved watching these two kids play with their Mom on the beach just before sunset.  They had so much fun as you can see by the faces.

...and so ended Monday.

…and so ended Monday.

 

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6 responses so far

6 Responses to “Trying to find the balance….”

  1. chris says:

    Aren’t you glad you’re busy? Looks like you’re having a great time along with your massage, Colin, the girls. What a life!

  2. Nice to find a perfect balance, but is sometimes hard to do, good luck.

  3. contessa says:

    Honestly Chris, no I am not happy to be so busy. This is my vacation and I like to have some free time to do nothing but what I want to do which is read and spend time on the computer. I am not getting that right now and it is frustrating. When we get back home I know I will be crazy busy unloading and doing the year end for taxes. After six weeks or so, then things will settle down a bit but this is my relaxing time. There is always next year.

  4. contessa says:

    I know you understand George as you are going through that right now. Sometime life gets in the way but I do know that for both of us things will eventual even out.

  5. kelsi says:

    quepasa contessa,
    Those horse pics are truly beautiful. Especially the final one with the horse that wouldn’t move. Gorgeous. Could be a painting.

  6. contessa says:

    Thanks Kelsi. It really was quite remarkable to be in the midst of the herd.

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