Thursday, 13 February 2014

February 14, 2014 Having a Heat Wave!

Well, this week is over!  TGIF!  It has been a challenge!  
A long weekend...Family Day

The beginning of the weekend is upon us and so looking forward to some milder temperatures....YES, finally on the + side of 0!    May even get a BBQ or two in!  Pity the Maritimes, forecast is for 25-35 cm of snow by Friday night!  Where does one put all that white stuff?  
Sorry sister, I feel your pain!  

**Little know fact about Ms. Lawrence:  I don't do winters well!** 

Family Day!

The holiday was first celebrated in 1990. Alberta was the only province in Canada to have a statutory holiday in February, until it was proposed in Saskatchewan beginning in 2007.
The holiday was proclaimed by Lieutenant Governor Helen Hunley, on the advice of her premier, Don Getty. Premier Getty said it was important for all Albertans to take time for their families and this holiday would emphasize the importance of family values.

Getty came in for considerable criticism at the time. Many employers felt that an additional statutory holiday was an unnecessary financial burden. In response to the criticism, the holiday of Heritage Day was downgraded to a civic holiday, meaning employers are not required to observe this day. Under Alberta law, the employer may choose to observe Heritage Day as a general holiday, under which rules applying to general holiday pay will be used. (DAM RIGHT ON THAT)!

Oh Family Day Celebrations I'm thinking will involve a little Cheer (s)!

To all my Friends , Family & Others!
 I hope everyone has a wonderful Valentine's Day as well.

Valentine Treasures

Valentine treasures are people who
have often crossed your mind,
family, friends and others, too,
who in your life have shined
the warmth of love or a spark of light
that makes you remember them;
no matter how long since you've actually met,
each one is a luminous gem,
who gleams and glows in your memory,
bringing special pleasures,
and that's why this Valentine comes to you:
You're one of those sparkling treasures!

By Joanna Fuchs

Soon be time to head back to Las Vegas and meet up with friends, Jackie & John.  So excited!  (Perhaps Jackie can help me with my blog set up....pretty it up a bit!)
I know it's been a short period of time since holidays, but I need another vacation!  Going to get some lotto MAX tickets as well....50 million....don't need nearly that amount, just want enough to retire on and not see another snow flake!  

Pics of last vacation!  December 2013 & January 2014

These people have had way too much Happy Juice!

Welcome sign...wasn't willing to wait to get pic under sign!  Better things to see and do in Vegas!

Hoover Dam 2011 panoramic view from the Arizona side showing the penstock towers, the Nevada-side spillway entrance and the Mike O'Callaghan – Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge, also known as the Hoover Dam Bypass

Hoover Dam December 2013Hoover Dam, once known as Boulder Dam, is a concrete arch-gravity dam in the Black Canyon of the Colorado River, on the border between the US states of Arizona and Nevada. It was constructed between 1931 and 1936 during the Great Depression and was dedicated on September 30, 1935, by President Franklin D. Roosevelt. Its construction was the result of a massive effort involving thousands of workers, and cost over one hundred lives. 
Lake Mead December 2013

One DH to another!  LOL
Hot Air Balloon made of flowers!  The Wynn Casino  December 2013 Las Vegas

1 comment:

  1. Sitting here while the maid cleans!!!

    Great post. I think you're doing just fine!!
    Forgot it was a long weekend at home LOL!!