Here it is ,an hour and a half from the very last day of 20-10. Ask me if I thought I'd live to see double digits past 2000 and I would say that I never dreamt it. Now we are heading into twenty eleven and I find that amazing to even let those numbers slide off my tongue... 20-11, 20-11 ....20-11. Seems like it is all in a dream, but here we are, bigger than life making plans for the upcoming year...and it is going to be one of the best since probably 1999!
To wind up 2010, we will have a little games night over at Deb and Ashley's house , with Randy and Francis and with any luck, we will all keep our peepers open long enough to ring in the new year. Then we begin a fresh new year at midnight with loads on the horizon, because it is going to be an awesome year!
I want to stay and chat all night and let you know all of our plans for 2011, but I am fading away as the clock ticks closer to 11:00pm . We have had a heck of a busy week at work and I have been mostly on my own.... our lovely city is filled with visitors who have come home to spend holidays with their parents or grandparents...and every kid in town has come back to their favourite jewellery store, Kolmels.
Now I am pooped but still need to tell you about an important email someone sent me about a phone scam. A caller calls your number then says you have won a trip or prize or a relative is sick or she has something to tell you, then asks you to call her at a number that begins with area code 809, or 284, or 876. The email has been in circulation since 1996, but still bears some important info. It tells you never to dial a number with area code 809.284,or 876 as these are foreign countries that can be dialed without a 011 prefix that is the usual for foreign countries. 809 gets you to the Dominican Republic, while 284 takes you to the British Virgin Islands and 876 is to Jamaica. You can run up quite a tab if you get some long winded prerecorded message.
Always be wary of anyone telling you won something and that you have to call up a certain number or give up credit card info or send a cheque. You can google an area code to find out where its location is.
On the other hand, if you get a call from Canada Safeway telling you that you won the Grand Prize in the Texas Hold'um contest, you better believe it! I know, because last year, I did get that call and guess what? We are finally going to get our prize in a few weeks... to Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic and best of all, my cousin Lynn and my daughter Sonia are joining us in the fun. See what I mean about 2011!!!! It is going to start off with some fine Tropical weather, great company and 2 weeks to lolly gag on the beach.... I can't wait! .....Now it is time for bed...for real!