Our alarms were set for 3:30 but our internal alarm clocks which never ever need alarm clocks buzzed us awake at 3:15.
The coffee maker switch was flipped on and our clothes which were carefully laid out the evening before were pulled on and we were in our car in time for our 4 am meeting with other egg farmers .
Dozens of eggs were prepared by Chefs and carefully packaged in biodegradable wrappers.
They were then transported in containers to keep the heat in.
We had lists and addresses and off we went.
We felt a bit nervous.
What exactly do you say to someone when you are handing them a sandwich?
We practiced between the two of us and laughed.
He has always been glad that it is me talking to media.
It's not my thing...he says...
and yet here he was...
about to leave his comfort zone.
We visited various places where people were already working before we even woke up.
Two were especially special to me.
We went to the Hospital where my Dad had quadruple bypass surgery in 1986.
The ER was already busy and to be able to appreciate the doctors and nurses in this way was a true privilege.
We quickly forgot our "lines" and just chatted with those coming to the nurses desk.
We can now add...
giving Vancouver PD swat team breakfast...
onto our "things we've done".
Over the years..
they have had the job of giving us something on occasion but this time we were stopping them and giving them something.
By 8:30 we were wrapping up our unique morning.
We found a coffee shop where the sun was shining on their outdoor veranda.
We bought a muffin and coffee and laughed...and chatted.
Did you click on the link yesterday?
I hadn't had a chance to see it earlier as it only went live yesterday.
There is a contest...which would be so lovely for you to win if you are eligible.
Remember who your friend is if you win...
Today I expect less excitement here...
and maybe I will get busy and post more about my time in Saskatoon.
all for now...