Saturday was a special day for myself and a few family members, we participated in the "Spring Sprint" which was a walk/run in Edmonton and many other cities across Canada to raise money for Brain Tumour research.
Now anyone who knows me well,knows I don't run, or not often . I have been known to say "I wont even run from a fight" But I do walk, and walk I did. Along with and in honor of my cousin Kirk, who has lived with an inoperable brain tumour for several years now.Kirk is well right now and I pray he remains so but I was proud to be a part of the team that raised money for this important research and hope one day we can look back say Kirk had a brain tumour but he beat it . Team Horricks ,is pictured below Kirk in blue, his wife,Amber, his 2 sisters Wendy and Kim, and nieces Kandace and Alie, and I in my snazzy new rainbow shoes with memory foam soles!On each shirt there was a place to put who or what you were running for. I tease Kirk a lot that I only sort of like him sometimes ,when the truth is I adore my cousin so I simply had printed on my shirt I was walking for love.
rainbow memory foam Sketchers (they kept this arthritic old girls stepping out just fine)
Today was a quieter day made up of housework, and a little more yard work, I put my new gazebo topper on (the old one was ripped by the wind) Its is a really pretty reddish rust color, I will have to take some pics of it soon. Then out to the pasture to show the renters where their cattle will be going tomorrow.
A little excitement on the trip out, Skeeter and Winston were riding in the gator as always when a deer ran out .I guess Skeeter takes his deer patrol duties as seriously in summer as he does in winter ,and before I could stop him he jumped over the seat back and out of the gator ! I had slowed some because I thought he was looking pretty excited but he hesitated and I thought he was staying. Nope hit the ground rolling (literally) then on his feet and in hot pursuit of the deer! Winston was lying in the back and didn't even react other than to sit up and look. I was worried but Skeet seems fine , hopped back into the gator like it was nothing and was running around all afternoon with no signs of trouble.
Back home to putter around weeding flower beds and cleaned out the "dipping pool " ready to fill for the summer . Meant to work with the yearlings but the rain did come after all for a short time and either it cooled down an awful lot ,or I got too much sun earlier because I was just plain cold! And a little worn out . Tomorrow is another day .
I will leave you for now with a few pics from around here this week
they are back! let the reign or terror begin! demanding little birds!
FV Casino Quest, Casey (reminds me a lot of Classy FV Canadian Classic her half sister)
FV Shall we dance!(Tango)
And of course FV Rainmakers Quest (Maks)
Stay safe my friends