Sunday, November 23, 2014

Etsy Shop

My little Etsy shop that I have had for a long time.  I am making a lot of purse charm/dangles and cell phone charm/dangles lately.  And some necklaces and keychains. And some Outlander inspired items. Come check it out.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Winter Fun

Why is it that every year with the first snowfall, people forget how to drive??

On another note, I should probably put snow tires on my bike.

Saturday, November 8, 2014

The Poppies Blow

Lt.-Col. John McCrae's poem "In Flanders Fields" was published a hundred years ago but it still rings true today.
He is honoured with a plaque in his hometown!
Read about it here.

In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.
We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.
Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep,though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.

Lt Colonel John McCrae (1872-1918)

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

A House Unfair

Cleaning, dusting, vacuuming, mopping, gardening, yardwork.
Who does that in your household??  How are things divided up?
I wrote about the division of household tasks, HERE, over two years ago and not much has changed.  If anything, it has gotten worse- if that is even possible. 
 We now have three dogs (which I really love and are really fun and great to have around!!) but that is a lot more work and expense.

My Guy and I had a fight about this not too long ago.  His main argument, and I kid you not, was:  "If you do it, why should I??"
It, meaning everything.
His main thing is that if I do it, then he won't have to.  So the longer he waits to do a job, the more likely I will do it (because he knows that I can't stand mess) and then the less work around the house that he has to do.
Truthfully, most men I have known are like this.
My brother is NOT like this at all so I don't understand it.
This is our main fight topic and it is wearing on me.
He has got it made.

Saturday, October 25, 2014


As news of the shooting in Ottawa flowed over the news channels and internet on Wednesday, the shock then the sadness overcame our nation.  And then the patriotism.  Canada is not normally a flag-waving nation like our neighbours to the south.  But when something matters, we get those flags out.

Thousands of Canadians lined the highway and overpasses as Cpl Nathan Cirillo's body was transported along the Highway of Heroes from Ottawa to Hamilton on Friday.  It was a sea of red and white as Canadian flags were waving in the breeze as the hearse slowly made its way past the crowds gathered to pay their respects.
Young and old showed their support.
It was an amazing site to see and makes my proud to be Canadian.

For great photos go here.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Lending a Helping Hand

Do you ever have the feeling that people come to you with their problems?  Friends, family?
Well everyone comes to me- for everything.  It is not that I really mind but.....
Marissa is often texting me for passwords or asking me to mail something to her or can I check something out for her (like looking in her closet for a certain black dress and not knowing which one -of the five or six- so taking a photo of all of them and emailing them to her so she could pick, all the while she had the certain black dress at University with her!!).  
My sister comes over to use my computer and usually needs my help to find something, order something or print something.
My Guy needs help (or says he does) for a lot of things just because he knows I will do it---- then he won't have to.
My brother called me this morning.  He is going through a bad time and he called me because I am easy to talk to.  I guess I am (I talk to myself all the time!!) 
I don't mind helping anyone!  I know one thing about me is that I am a nice person.  But sometimes, I just wish someone would help me.
Ya feel me?

Tuesday, September 23, 2014


September always seems the time of new beginnings to me.  That is originally because of school starting in September.  Now it is because new things happen in September.   I started volunteering with the Sea Cadet Corps that Marissa used to belong to.  I will probably only do it for one year but it should be good. The kids are great.  I also became a Girl Guide leader so I am volunteering with a Pathfinder unit-- mostly doing the crafts, which is never a bad thing.
  Fall is my favourite season - with the crisp air, and brilliant colours.  I love turkey and Thanksgiving, and Halloween is one of my favourite holidays.  I have already started decorating the house.  I made lots of Halloween cards to give out.  (And I already started making my Christmas cards!!  It is never too early!!)  I may even carve a pumpkin this year- just for myself!
I have been doing lots of crafts lately- I belong to a few card swaps and a couple craft swaps.  Those are always fun for creativity.  And I am slowly making an art collage for the living room wall.
I am still riding my bike most places.  I will try to ride as far into the cold weather as I can- I hate taking the bus!!
Happy Autumn Everyone!

Sunday, August 31, 2014

The End of Summer!

  Marissa and I took a trip on the 21st.  My nephew got married.  It was a short trip but it was fun.  The wedding was nice and it was great to spend time with Marissa after her being away most of the summer.  The wedding was near Calgary so we got to drive to Banff for the day as well, which is great because I had never been there!

And now Marissa is gone again.  Back to University!  I just spent ALL day on Saturday driving her, taking her out for breakfast, helping her get settled into her Residence, taking her shopping, taking her out for supper and then spending the 7 hours driving home again!  Man, was I tired!!!!!!!!
So now I have quiet in the house again!  I am really proud of my girl!  She is doing so great!!