Today’s Photo A Day Challenge prompt is “6 o’clock”. At about 6:00pm the other night, I took this shot of the city. It’s so dark so early right now, but on a clear night, doesn’t matter, it is still pretty no matter what time the sun goes down.
Today’s entry in the Christmas/December mascot parade is “Stitches”, this angel that I got at a Seniors Centre Christmas Bazaar today. Dennis thought Stitches was the perfect name because of the knitting needles. (more on the Bazaar in a sec)
The day’s menu was no breakfast (just happened that way), lunch was sandwich rolls with light cream cheese and pesto, we were out for the afternoon and when we got back we had a glass of wine and some chips and dip, and I made pizza for dinner tonight. Mine had peppers, mushrooms, chicken, light mozzarella and bbq sauce.
I went to an excellent flow yoga class first thing this morning. It is really really cold today (by Vancouver standards) and our instructor thought it best to just keep up moving for the whole class. We not only moved, we sweated and it was great. My yoga class takes place at Granville Island, the big public market in town. I took a few shots on the way back to the car.
On the way home, I made a pitstop at a local Senior’s Activity Centre (no, I’m not quite ready for the yoga classes there myself) to have a quick walk around their annual Christmas Bazaar fundraiser. (Yup Suz, I stopped by…) I like to support this Centre, they do great work for the seniors in the neighborhood, and we can sometimes find some great “finds” on the white elephant table. Today, things were pretty picked over by the time I got there, but they had a big basket of stray Christmas trinkets that made perfect mascots. They were 5 for $1. While I was chatting to the older lady behind the table, I asked her to pick me out her favorite 5. When I looked in the bag, I saw this guy….
I thought to myself “oh how cute, a hat less Santa with a head that pops open and maybe there is an elf or a mini Santa inside” Um, the head didn’t open, but to my surprise when I tried to open it….I moved the feet….and…um….it’s a vibrator. Seriously, a Santa vibrator!!! OMG!!!! This was on the white elephant table at a Senior’s Centre!!!! OMG!!!!! Ah, ha, ha…..truly a bizarre find at the Bazaar. Or is that the “buzzz-aare”?? Wonder who’s gonna get that in their stocking?? Heh, heh….
We move on. LOL! Dennis and I went downtown this afternoon to take in the “Christmas at Canada Place” display. We walked through Jack Poole Plaza on our way there, which is where the 2010 Olympic Cauldron is. The plaza is decked out for the holidays, and the fountains are freezing over.
Can you see Dennis and I?
We also passed by the Convention Centre and the surrounding area. So pretty, so freakin’ cold!!!
It was warmer inside Canada Place, and it was DRIPPING with Christmas spirit. I love things like this!!!! There were Christmas trees, an indoor skating rink, curling, singers, Santa, and a huge display of window displays that used to be in Woodward’s store windows. Woodwards is long gone, but it’s nice the displays are still around.
Can you see Dennis and I here?
Note: Above hats and snowshoes were props supplied at the photo booth….but I kinda want a polar bear hat of my own. HA! So kidding….
On that festive note, I’m going to have a glass of soy eggnog now, hit publish and call it a night. I’ll be back tomorrow with some more touches of Christmas. But no more vibrators!