Another week goes by and life is speeding by again. After our accident on October 6 there was talk of cancelling our Mom-Daughter weekend away to Victoria which was last weekend. By Wednesday we both decided that no matter what it was important for us to go rather than postpone it and potentially end up with crappy weather. Life is too short and needs to be seized, even if we weren't both back to full health. I am glad we did. The primary purpose of our weekend in Victoria was to see the Royal BC Museum's Egypt exhibit with many real ancient artifacts. It didn't disappoint!
We spent about two hours at the museum and then watched an IMAX movie about Egypt. It was well worth it and I am so glad we didn't cancel our plans. We tried to take it easy and just concentrate on the museum rather than doing a bunch of siteseeing in Victoria. I was fortunate to go to Egypt in 1995 and would love to go back as it was most amazing trip of all my travels. There are some areas of Egypt that are safe to go to (many aren't because of ISIS) and my plan is that within the next 5 years hubby and I will go as I want him to see it too. We will go on a guided tour, something I don't do in other countries but due to all the terrorist activity in the region necessary for safety.
After the museum we had a lovely early supper in a restaurant overlooking the harbour and then retired to our hotel. The next morning we had planned on visting a bucket list item for Mom - the Bateman Centre Gallery. Robert Bateman is one of the most amazing wildlife painters in the world and it was so interesting to see his sketchbooks from his teen years as well as his paintings from Africa and the Bahamas from when he was teaching there. They didn't allow any photography so there are no pictures - but it was well worth it if you like his work.
|A Victoria Whale Sighting|
|Victoria Inner Harbour|
Back home....the weather is still lovely. Sunny warm autumn days which are quite unusual as the last several years we have had nothing but rain in October. This weekend we need to do some winter prep with our patio furniture and yard. I also need to attempt to do some housework. I have been cooking and sweeping no problem but due to still having a lot of pain in my chest from the seatbelt I have not felt like vaccuuming - the dust bunnies are rioting right now. I even went back to the Dr to make sure they didn't miss a sternum crack when I went to the hospital but after reviewing the xrays we are certain there is no crack (he showed me and we inspected every inch of xray) but he thinks the joint between the chest bones is highly inflamed. Only time will heal that. Once that is sorted I can go to the chiropractor for unknown number of treatments.
I admit to feeling overwhelmed now. Driving Mom was no issue before, but now that she has physio, I have Dr and Chiro, we both have a dentist appt Wednesday, our truck was supposed to get fixed today but the bumper didn't come in so now it will be fixed on Tuesday - life is just too freaking busy. Basically between our really busy day jobs (just signed 2 more clients) and all that there is not much time for much else :( It's a good thing we went ahead with our weekend away as scheduled.
Anyway, enough moping. Enjoy your Autumn everyone!