Monday, August 17, 2009

A good weekend...

Two proposals in and even a paper submitted this weekend - can we all say ahhhhhhh! I feel like a great weight is lifted, now just to keep pushing at the lab work, which is going well so far, slow, but i'm used to that now with ancient DNA work. I pretty much have all the samples I need cleaned, prepped and powdered, which considering i'm halfway through, is actually quite an achievement, so i'm happy.

This weekend was so nice too. Saturday I spent the day in the lab and then had Sammy and Taylor for the evening while Carney and Kim went out for their anniversary - the first time they had left both kiddos to go out for an evening. They had a great time out, I had a great time in - spending time playing like a 2 year old, who would not have a great time! Sammy and Taylor are so good too, both sweethearts. We ate pizza, we went to the park, we played playdough (my favorite!) and then we read books before bed. Sunday I was treated to a lovely pancake breakfast and then we went out to Kakabeka Falls, for a fair and a walk around. The fair was pretty low key, but it was interesting. We then had a nice picnic and got kitted up for an hour hike, just as the rain started to pour. So we holed up in the visitor center for a short while before deciding it wasn't going to stop. Ah well. Back to Carney and Kim's place, yummy dinner, a few beers and a game of Bioviva - a fun boardgame and a fun evening - thanks guys!

The best thing is that I now have my extra week here sorted. I booked an extra week at the end of this trip, both for catching up with any final lab work, and to go hiking somewhere - i've done some fabulous hiking here on previous trips. Well, i've been having such a great time catching up with friends I don't get to see very often, that we've decided to book a cabin at the Sleeping Giant Provincial Park, which is a peninsula sticking out into Lake Superior and not too far away. So the five of us are going to spend 4 days in the park, staying at a cabin, doing some hiking on the trails and hopefully some kayaking or canoeing too. I can't wait, Kim, Carney and the girls are so fun to hang out with, it's going to be a fabulous vacation!

Kakabeka Falls. The sepia made it look less overcast......

Chocolate is good......

1 comment:

nicola said...

yay on the progress! gorgeous waterfall and cute kid! :)

by the way, thank you thank you again for the piggy tail hats. the kids loved them at echo. you need to start selling this stuff. in adult sizes, too!