Saturday, February 28, 2009


Yes, it has been a week. I have taken a week off from Blogging. It's been busy around here, and quite honestly, I just have not felt up to it. Each day has been a massive list of errands to run, places to drop the kids off, etc. I've had a dental appt, youngest has gotten braces, etc. It's been one of those weeks. It's over...thankfully. Today is DH's Birthday and tomorrow is mine, so I believe we will go out to dinner tonight.....tomorrow is forecasted for freezing rain, ice pellets and know, the norm around here this winter!!
Anyway, I just wanted to pop in to say...I'm still alive..and well....and will hopefully get back to normal posting now.

Have a great weekend everyone!


Friday, February 20, 2009

Baby it's slow out there....

Picking up on something that I have been thinking and my friend Leslie commented's been slow in Blogland recently!! I don't think we have lost our appeal for blogging, I know I still plan to's just that I think we all are feeling that long winter "BLAH". For me, it seems like I have to force myself to post, and really the only different thing is that it's winter and we have had 10 storms...and lots of school's not just Blogging....I am the same with things I want to do here....paint, renovate...I just don't have the energy at the moment!
Now, if you all were HERE, that would be a different story, I'd have lots to chat about! LOL
So for me, please understand, I am not going anywhere, my blog will always be here...I'm just a little lazy and suffering from the winter BLAHS at the moment!!

Take care

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Storm #10...yes, #10.....and a bit of Randomness

Today we are having storm #10 of the season!! The kids are still in school, but will be home before it gets too actually just started snowing a short time ago. I am so sick of snow and winter!! You can't really tell in the photos, but it IS snowing.

I framed and hung up my daughter's grad photo...isn't she beautiful!!

And, I wanted to show you these two little dishes. They are very, very old, and almost a match to my mom's china. I got them from my cousin, who got them from her husband's aunt many years ago...she knew that they would be a close match to my mom's china, and she had nothing to match with them...aren't they cute? I love things like this.

I do hope everyone has a great afternoon. I'm not sure what I'll be doing the rest of the day. I know I won't be taking youngest to her piano lesson!! :)


Wednesday, February 18, 2009

BUSY, BUSY...and another storm brewing...

I know, it's been a while....I have not diasppeared. I have just been busy. With my oldest not having a car at the moment, I did not realize how much extra driving it would involve!! (Not to mention miles and gas on the car! LOL)

It's been hectic here....the kids had ANOTHER storm day last week, and then an inservice day, so actually they had a 4 day weekend...and you know what....another storm is coming tomorrow!! Is it ever going to end??

We had a pretty uneventful Valentine's Day....we went out to supper.....DH, DS and myself. Oldest was working and youngest was at a Birthday party. It was quite nice. We will be going out again not this coming weekend, but the following, as it is DH's and my Birthdays....yes, DH is one year and one day younger than me.......LOL..

I have been working on my Blanket this past week and trying to squeeze some cross-stitch in.

My son has joined the GYM at the Sports Stadium we have here. He had been on a week free trial and last night we signed him up for 3 weeks. I am surprised that he is doing this, but a few of his friends are as well, and it certainly will not hurt him! He is quiet and shy and this will be all good for him. He's enjoying it....ofcourse this also means MORE driving and picking up, but at least with him, some days we drive his friends, and visa versa.

Well, I must get my day going...I've got errands to do and also a dentist appt at 10am. I am so enjoying going to this dentist!! Yes, I really said that!!!

Take care and have a wonderful day!!


Thursday, February 12, 2009

Will it ever return to normal??

It's busy around here...and why? Well, for example...I got the kids up this morning, son was ready for school...I turned on the local Breakfast Television show only to find out...NO SCHOOL once again! What????!!! I had already been out with the dog, and it was really mild....but apparently it's right around the freezing mark and some places are slippery...but get this..tomorrow is an inservice no school!! My daughter is was supposed to be her Valentine's party (due to no school tomorrow) she's kind of sad...and I'm sad for her...the thing is...if they would only put the schools on delay around would be fine! All this missed school is not good. Not to mention my schedule is all blown off in every direction. When there is no school, most times that means DH is home too...he's independant and it isn't worth his while to be out on the slippery roads, etc.....I love my family, but geesh, it is so hard to maintain the house with everyone off schedule!!

So what have I been up to? This is my latest swedish weaving blanket. I am making this for my sister in law for either Christmas or her Birthday...her Birthday is December 24th. I am liking it, and I think she will as well.

I am thinking since I really can't do what I had planned for today, I will put a stew in my slow cooker and start a new cross-stitch project. I may as well give up on a routine of any kind until this winter weather is over!!

Saturday being Valentine's Day is a day of mixed emotions for me. Four years ago on Valentine's Day, I had to leave my family, job at the school and head down to my is the day my dad went into the hosptial and my life changed forever. He passed away 10 days later and I didn't return to my family for 5 weeks. My mom needed someone with her. My daughter mentioned that this morning actually..that year she missed her valentine's party because we had to take her out of school and she went to my husband's sister's place...since she missed her party, she was able to have it another day...pass out her Valentine's etc. She was only 7 at that time.

I do hope everyone has a great day!!

Sunday, February 8, 2009


My yellow blanket that I had been working on has arrived at it's new home, and so I can now tell the story. I made this for a friend whose friendship I value greatly. We may be many miles apart, but we are kindred spirits. We were the girls that shared secrets and had many great times as teenagers. We spent alot of time together and we both loved the beach that is the header photo on this blog. So....I chose to make a blanket for her that represented something dear to both our hearts. The yellow is the sky, the blue is the deep blue water, the white are the whitecaps that wash ashore, and the beige the sand. The beach is "a little piece of heaven" to both of us...

Many years have passed since those teen years, our lives have taken us to opposite ends of the country and we missed many years of that friendship, however, fate, or whatever you want to call it, brought us together again a few years ago and though our lives have gone in different directions, we realized that we still had that special bond. We have renewed that friendship in the past few years and it's something I value very much to this day. We don't have to live in the same town, or province, we don't have to email every day, but we both know that "we're there" and it's a friendship that will last for the rest of our lives.

"Many people will walk in and out of your life, but only true friends will leave footprints in your heart."- Anon

I took this photo just before I packaged up the blanket to send and I've since apologized to her for any dog hair left behind on it!!!

Saturday, February 7, 2009


First of all...thank you SO much to Sabine Foster, if you are reading this, please let me know! LOL I got the chart and fabric in the mail yesterday!! Thank you!! I've lost your email, so I thought I would acknowledge you here.

It looks like it's going to be a nice (but cold) day here in Nova Scotia, so in a bit, my youngest and I will head out to do some errands.

People have been asking for updates on the dentist appt....well, it went very well! Once I got there I knew I had made the right decision concerning the dentist and in fact actually going. I have another appt this week, and also next week. Eventually I need a bit of gum surgery (fun, fun) but I will get that done...and then the worst will be over. I'll space the appts out over time, and what insurance allows for the year...but bottom line...I'm proud of myself for going and I'm very excited about getting the work done!!

I know that I am long overdue to show you some photos. It's been a long week, and my camera is downstairs (pathetic excuse)....LOL

I have a question for anyone reading this blog that will care to answer....what type of person are you, in your lifestyle, etc? I consider myself a very basic needs person, to a certain degree. I don't expect extravagant gifts, I don't have expensive tastes.....and I love my home and being at home. I guess in respect some may consider that I lead a sheltered life. When the kids are older, I would love to travel to other parts of Canada and to the US, but I cannot see myself ever travelling extensively. I have certain people that I want to "meet" and visit...and I do hope to do that one day, sooner rather than later, but I have no desire to "see the world"....I am and will be happy to life comfortably in my home. You many wonder, why is she asking this? Well, I have several friends that travel what I consider extensively...and while it is great to see the world through them, I don't think, given the opportunity, that I would travel to some of those places.
There is one place I would love to visit though and that is Alaska! I've always wanted to travel looks so beautiful!

Anyway, I do hope everyone has a great Saturday!!

Take care

Thursday, February 5, 2009


My dental appt that was scheduled for last Thursday has been post-phoned until today...because of a storm we had last Thursday. I have been up since 5:30am......but I am feeling positive about this......I know it will be a good thing in the end....needless to say, I am please....think kind thoughts for me.

Thank you...and I will try and update you later.


Wednesday, February 4, 2009


LOL...I was going to post the new blanket I am working on, and still may later today....but I am not in the mood to go downstairs and get my camera....pretty pathetic, right?, I'm not in a bad mood.....

Anyway, as I mentioned last week, my oldest has finished High School early...and she is working basically fulltime at her job...until September....with this came the realization by me, that my life as I knew it was changed......I wasn't anticipating that her hours will mean that she isn't up and out the door around the time she would be going to school.....she's HERE...not that I don't love my daughter here, but it will take some adjusting on both our routines will have to change....and so will hers........add that to the fact that the kids are basically averaging at least one school storm day a week, which means DH is also home, as there is no point in him being out on the roads if they are that treacherous (he's a salesman) routine has fallen by the wayside....I need to regroup and replan my days!

While at Costco the other day I picked up this book...and am really enjoying it......

There is a story inside it which may apply to me.....about a mom that ends up realizing she loves getting up early and getting things done, etc...before her family gets up.....I do get up before everyone else, but I think I may try getting up a bit earlier to get some things this may give me the time I need to get things done.....
Anyway, must go....DH is trying to get our snowblower working, not sure what happened to it, and there is a ton of ice to scrape off the cars!!!
I will try and get back with my blanket later today...

Tuesday, February 3, 2009


Okay, so 5:45am my alarm goes off....and it says on a local radio station that there IS school today, students may be disappointed, but there might not be tomorrow because of the impending storm this I get up...and go about my morning routine....6:50am, my son gets up, has his shower....and I turn on the local Breakfast Television show to get the most recent news and updates on the weather...and.....SCHOOL IS CANCELLED! this time youngest had also gotten up! I know I didn't dream what was said at 5:45, but usually there isn't indecision like this! We are due to have #8, or is it #9 storm this year.....snow, ice pellets......yuck!!

I also have to say this, I am a morning person, I LOVE mornings....and I found that since the New Year, I have gotten up and looked forward to the days....before that...not so much, despite my morning personality....I know the reason...and it is very son was THE WORST person to get up in the morning...I was cranky and exhausted and irritated every morning...I was at a loss as to what to do......we got him his own clock radio for Christmas...and not ONE morning since have I even had to knock on his door and say "time to get up"'s a miracle, I tell you...nothing short of a miracle! It may be a small thing, but it has made life so much easier in the mornings! And, he's getting up in a good mood!! AH....simple things in life...who would have thought that a cheap clock radio would change our lives SO much!!

So, my origional plans for the day have been kind of swept under the rug, with everyone home I will not be painting as planned...but I have lots of other things to work on....and I'd also like each of you to take a look, if you have the my friend Sara's blog...and her wonderful nativity collection....isn't it awesome!!

Have a great day everyone!!!