Monday, April 30, 2007

Ahhhh.... Bless the long weekends!

Well, another week has gone by and we're still enjoying this great weather. Before I really get going, I'd like to come back to my last post. This is what the Marigolds look like a week later. They seem to be enjoying the warm temperatures as much as we do. Look how they've grown!!!

To add to the pleasure of wearing summer clothing for the past 4-5 weeks, I have the luck of being off today, since tomorrow is a public holiday (Labour Day) and my new company makes a bridge. Four glorious days off! Unfortunately, O-X had to get up at 4:30am this morning to drive all the way down to the south of Tessin for a presentation.

On Friday after work, I had the pleasure of getting together for a quick drink with Brian*, one of my former bosses, who was in Basel on business. Even better, his wife Sonja had accompanied him on this trip. I hadn't seen her in about 10 years. And she hasn't changed a single bit. Still as pretty and radiant as ever. I have to have a girls talk with her and find out what her secret is. Anyhoo. We chatted for a good hour and a half -what had seemed like only 20 minutes - and I left them to go back home while they were on the leap to go out for dinner with a few customers who had decided to stay an extra night. It was really great to see them again.

Saturday was our relaaaaaxxxxx day. Orange-X had been driving around Switzerland and Germany all week and I had been suffering from a very painful stiff neck since Friday morning, so we were more than happy to just lazily enjoy the sun in our small back yard and grill some meat for dinner. Very cosy - except for the painful neck, of course!

Yesterday, we were invited to a BBQ, but I'll do a separate post about it. You'll read about little kids, big kids, belly buttons and adults that will just never grow up.

I'm off tomorrow, so I'll post it then. Right now, I have to get dinner ready. My godson is coming over for a BBQ!
*He knows he should update his blog.


Ex-Shammickite said...

I've heard from people all over Europe and in Uk that the weather has been warm and sunny with very little rain. It's kinda scary.... not normal. A product of global warming?
Nice to have 4 days off in a row, enjoy it while you can.

CanadianSwiss said...

Ex-Shammi: Yes, it is quite unusual to have this kind of weather around this time of year. I wonder if it will hold a pattern in the coming years.

Shelli said...

Sounds beautiful. It's nice here, too. I should be out enjoying the sun, but I am not very good about that since I burn easily. I don't really like sunscreen because it leaves me feeling greasy and gross. *sigh* Maybe I will anyway.

CanadianSwiss said...

Just enjoy the nice weather with a BBQ. And be careful, if your skin is prone to burn. A little sun is always good for the soul, but too much is "irritating" ;)

Expat Traveler said...

I ventured for jeans and a sweater today... 15C

Ginnie said...

It was sunny like that in A'dam our last trip, CS. I wonder what it will be like now this week while Donica is there...and then the last two weeks of May when I'm there as well. We need rain so desperartely here in Atlanta that we're on rationing. So scary indeed.

And yes, I saw that you won't be in A'dam this time but one day you will be! I can hardly wait. :)