Monday, December 29, 2008

Are they not the cutest Christmas presents you have ever seen. Abigail just turned 4 and Josie is 15 months and still a bit wobbly on her own 2 legs. I am so thankful for my 2 little granddaughters. They are the best Christmas present ever.

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Princess Josephine

Princess Abigail

My Christmas was spent with royalty this year. Princess Abby and princess Josephine! Don't they look so precious in their tiaras! It was wonderful. Even though the poor little ones were sick with bad colds and runny noses. I felt honored to spend time with these lovely little princesses! I had a wonderful time loving on these precious little ones. So now Christmas is done and the new year is soon upon us. I want to take this time to wish a very happy new year to all of my friends and family from my little princesses and I. God Bless you all!

Saturday, December 13, 2008

The weather outside is frightful, but the fire is so delightful!
And since we've no place to go, let it snow, let it snow' let it snow!
It is darn cold here tonight. Minus 45 degrees! I hate winter!!! It is expected to last right through the week. Brrrrr. I worked today and even though I got home feeling like a frozen icicle, I was so thankful that I had a warm home to go to. I am thinking of the poor folk in some parts of the States who have just had an ice storm and power has been knocked out. So besides the temp being frigid outside, they also have no heat inside. I pray they get it back soon. I also think of my parents who are way down south in Texas, very near the Mexican border. I'm thankful that they are there where temps are warmer. Maybe not as warm as the seasonal norm, but warmer than many other places. Every time I step outside, I wish I was way down south, and I also wish I was a bear. I could very easily hybernate in temps like these!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008


This may be mean and offensive to some of my fellow Canadians, but I just had to post it because I thought it was very funny. Someone else sent it to me. For those of you who are outside of Canada and don't know our politics, I will try to briefly explain. In October there was an election to decide who should be Canada's prime minister. Well Canada voted and a man by the name of Stephen Harper was elected prime minister.
Since that decision, the leaders of the opposing parties ( photo above) have decided to form a coalition against the elected prime minister and take over running our country. Many people are in an uproar. After all, the vote was that Stephen Harper be our prime minister. There are also many people who are in favor of the coalition ( non Harper supporters). Meanwhile the Governor general has decided to close Parliament until January when the budget is brought forth. Are you confused? You're not alone! It seems to be a big mess of fighting children calling each other names and hurling insults.The children involved are not children but grown men and women. It's sad really. When I watch politics on T.V. I get so annoyed because all I hear is yelling and name calling. It just makes me want to send everyone to their rooms for a time out. I guess if you think about it , that is what the Governor general has done. She has given every one a time out until January. Stay tuned! It will be interesting to see what happens. Anyway, the photo above is just a humorous way of relieving stress during a stressful time.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

This is my daughter Tiffany and her husband Brian.

My son Jordan and his wife Jen and daughters Abby and Josie.

Today was a very hard day for me! How many times does a person have to hear "you're not wanted " before they get the message? That is the message that I have heard more than once over the last 25 years. I've heard it from my ex and I've heard it from my work, and frankly I'm so tired of hearing it. After awhile a person can't help but start to take that message to heart and really believe it's true. Today I was given that message from work and it made me feel so disheartened ! I came home shattered and in tears. I mustered up the courage to call my kids , and they rallied around me. My daughter and son inlaw came over and brought me a lovely gift. The other day my micro wave zapped and gave up the ghost. Died as in dead, never to pop micro popcorn ever again. Tonight as I was crying on my daughters shoulders about my boss and her harsh words , I blurted out that my micro wave had died and it was just another thing added to my list of things gone wrong. Next thing I know there she and her hubby were at my door with a new micro wave. They knew that they could not do anything about my work situation , but they encouraged me by bringing me such a kind hearted gift. Shortly after they left, my son called and he too was so encouraging to me. We talked for a long time. I am so thankful to God for my kids. When I say kids this means their spouses , and grand babies too. They are all a blessing to me and help me to keep on going.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Why do people have to be such jerks and why do I have to be so sensitive?

Tonight there was an opening at the laundry room to do laundry. In my apartment there is free laundry but we have times that each unit has to do it. It's a courtesy thing. Tonight I saw that unit 22 had booked a time from 5-8. It was 7 o'clock and I really needed to get some washing done. I knocked on apartment 22 door to ask if they would be doing laundry and if not could I sneak in. There was no answer so I decided to put a load of clothes in since it was near the end of the apartment 22 time and all.At 7:20, I went to get my laundry out of the washer to put in the dryer and who was there to great me? Apartment 22. He was grumpy and mad. He said to me" so your the one cutting in on my laundry time?" I said" I'm so sorry, I did knock on your door to ask if you would be doing laundry, but no one answered!" He did not respond back. I looked around the laundry room in search of my laundry as he was already filling the washer with his dirty clothes. I reached for the dryer , thinking that maybe this man was not so grumpy after all and decided to start my clean clothes a drying. No such luck. As I reached for the dryer, he grumpily grunted at me, " I put them in there" gesturing to the yucky laundry sink. I will not tell you the thoughts that were going through my head at this point. This grumpy man was so ticked I had taken his laundry time that he pulled out my panties from the dryer and plunked them into the laundry sink. I wanted to say " did you have a bad day, or are you always this grumpy?" I did not. Instead, I once again apologized and waited for him to clear off so I could humbly take my clean unmentionables out of the nasty laundry sink and slink back to my apartment and hang them up to air dry all over every piece of furniture that I own. I started to fume, and became upset to the point of tears. How could this guy treat me and my undies like this? What did I ever do to him? There has been many times that others have over lapsed on my laundry time, but I did not sweat it. So why did this guy have to be such a jerk to me? I hope it's because he had a bad day and not that he is a grumpy old man. My human nature wants to go take out his laundry and throw it in the nasty laundry sink. But I will not. Maybe I should get him something nice for Christmas and leave it on his door step. Maybe a free coupon saying that he can borrow some of my laundry time if he feels a need! What do you think?

Friday, November 07, 2008

I just saw a cool ad on T.V. tonight. The scene was of a riot about to break out. There were many police in riot gear, and of course the rioters. It looked like a news clip after a major sporting event only worse! All of a sudden, just when you think there is going to be major warfare..... A pillow fight breaks out. Before you know it there are feathers everywhere. Every one is fighting with pillows. It struck my funny bone. The advert just happened to be promoting Absolut vodka. I just loved it. If only all major conflicts could be solved with a good old fashioned pillow fight. The world might be better off huh! I think that is the message that Absolut vodka company was trying to get out. Then again I think it's so wrong. Just give everyone a good stiff drink and all will be well with the world. If only! The ad was cool though. Like I said If only major world problems could be solved with a good old fashioned pillow fight.

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

I just want to say a congrats to the new president of the United States. History was made last night, that is for sure. There is a huge task ahead of this young new president and I do truly pray for him as I do for all our world leaders. I am feeling some what indifferent to his win. I am happy that a black president was elected. But I agreed with many of John McCains issues as well. We shall see what happens. I'm also happy that I can sit back and watch some T.V. without the yucky smear campaigns. As you heard from my last post, that kinda stuff was getting to me.

Thursday, October 30, 2008

I don't know about you , but I am so ready to have the U.S. presidential vote to be over! I'm not even from the U.S. and I'm so sick of hearing the adds that slam, slander and totally put down the other guy or gal! By now I'm sure people know who they are voting for. Why is it necessary to run the same old campaign smears over and over until the very last day? It makes me want to scream. For the last year or more we have heard nothing but " vote for so and so" and I approve this message". I look forward to next week when we hear who is the president of the united states and move on! I know I'm not alone in this opinion. Don't read anything into this because McCain's photo is first! It's just the way it worked out on this page.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

I must share something that happened last night that touched my heart. I looked after my granddaughters last night while there mom and dad went to see David Copperfield. Before they left, baby Josie was not feeling very well and she was clingy to her mommy. ( She is a mommies girl for sure) . I had also not seen her for quite some time. As my son and daughter were about to leave , my son passed baby Josie to me and of course she was crying and wanted her mom and dad. I stood holding a crying baby, while her mom and dad stood at the door waving goodbye. When Josie realized that her mommy and daddy were not coming to her rescue she immediately reached out for her 3 year old big sister to come and take her and comfort her! I did not take offense but just giggled. Little Josephine just showed me that if her mommy and daddy were not going to bail her out then she was going to turn to her big sis whom she adores. Abby and Josie have a wonderful sweet relationship that began when Josie was born and has grown and will continue to grow. Sweet sisters! I have a sister like that. I adore my sister so much. She is always there for me (even though I am 16 months older)! My sister has always been my good friend.. my best friend.. my kindred spirit. So when I saw how Josie reached for her sister to comfort her , it touched my heart. I know that Abby and Josie are going to be close like that even as they grow old. What a treasure they are! What a treasure sisters are!

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Here is my baby( Jordan) , holding his baby( Josie). She just turned 1 not too long ago. There was a sweet little tea party in the garden, with tea and little sandwiches that my daughter inlaw made , as well as a yummy carrot cake. Josie loved it very much. The day was nice and warm and the little ones had cake and played in the sand box. I still can't believe that my baby has babies. You know what they say, time flies when your having fun. I say time just flies.

Friday, September 26, 2008

Last Christmas my mom and dad gave me a book called "Fantastic After 40!" At the time I was not interested, so I tucked the book away and forgot I even had it. About a month ago my sister started talking about this fabulous book that she had gotten for Christmas from our parents and that she was going to start a ladies study group called "Seasoned Sisters" based on the book " Fantastic After 40" By Pam Farrel! She was so excited about it. The book talks about being a smart, sophisticated, and savvy woman after 40! At first I said to myself, " ya right". But then I went searching for the book that I was reminded that I had received as a gift so many months ago! I started reading it( only on the first chapter). And so far I am inspired! I can totally relate as the author approaches the delicate subject of aging with humor and truth.
Here are a few fantastic facts about being over 40:

-I can forget peoples names and just call everyone "sweetie" and get away with it.

-At 40 I learned I could use my "blondness" as an excuse for my forgetfulness and slide right into "menopause" as the reason I can't remember where I parked my car!

-I can recognize when my teen is trying to manipulate me with the " mom, you are so beautiful... can I have the car keys? line .

Mostly I have learned to laugh more. I have recently picked up a birthday card for a friend turning 50, which read;
Do the boobs sorta droop and buns sorta sag? Has the chin multiplied and the eyes kinda bagged?
Do your legs kinda ripple as you run toward the fridge?
Have your maiden tresses turned into drab frizz? Let's face it, you're labeled, and there ain't no cure, But for diplomacy's sake, let's just say you're ...... Mature!

The above is from the book "Fantastic After 40" By Pam Farrel.
I'm excited about joining the study and relating to other seasoned sisters who are going through what I am going through. If intrigued go to or

Thursday, September 11, 2008

I know it's been over a month since I have posted anything. I just have not had anything to share. But now I do. I'm such a proud grandma.My little 3 year granddaughter called me tonight and said" grandma I learned how to read new words"! Then she rattled them off to me. " Cat, mat, sat, bat, pat,.." She's 3 yrs. old and brilliant as far as I'm concerned. Then she put her almost 1 year old sister on the phone and said " Josie can talk too." I heard " ma, ba , ga, ah" At least I think that's what she said. She is also brilliant. She has just cut about 5 teeth in the last little while ( a huge accomplishment, I must say). And both are just soooo cute don't you think! I know. I am a proud grandma. Love those girls very much!

Wednesday, August 06, 2008

Well things at work are still in a big mess. The flood clean up crew has now finally left, and the rebuild crew has been set in place. New sheet rock is being installed. The electrical has been restored, and very soon the sanding and painting will begin. Then I guess it will be time for putting things back to dorms. Making beds, cleaning the washroom that have been neglected and dust, dust dusting. Everyone knows that where there is sheet rock (Gyproc) there is so much dust. Not looking forward to that. But we are finally starting to make a few tiny steps forward. It is going to take many more weeks/ months before we are back to normal again. We are slowly making progress. Ironically, the cadets that caused the major flood graduated today. Hopefully they will not cause water damage in their new homes. My advice: DO NOT PLAY soccer in the house!

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Talk about a busy few weeks at work. Let me start with a warning! DO NOT PLAY SOCCER IN THE HOUSE!!
Why the warning ? Well, a week ago I show up for work on a Monday morning. Not me or my co- workers were prepared for what had transpired over the weekend. It all started with a cadet, a soccer ball and a good swift kick to the sprinkler system. That kick resulted in the breaking of the sprinkler head, that broke a pipe, that flooded the building from 3rd floor down. It took 45 minutes to shut the water off. In the end it was about 7500 gallons of water, or more flowing from the 3rd floor to the 2nd, and 1st floor causing damage to computers, sparks and all, elevators, electrical, walls, ........ and the list goes on. In the end a professional flood crew was called in to rip out walls and wiring... and the like. Every day I go in to work there are more walls gone ! The building is pretty much being gutted. The estimated damage is up to 3 quarters of a mil to 1 million dollars in damage. All I can say is WOW! So I say again. DO NOT PLAY SOCCER IN THE HOUSE! These are adults here. We should not have to post a sign saying " NO " outdoor sports indoors. Yeash!

Saturday, July 05, 2008

My vacation has nearly come to an end. I am kinda sad. My time off has been wonderful. I have sat on my balcony every evening ( too hot during the day) and enjoyed the cool evening breeze and nice scent of my planted flowers. I have 2 days left of my holiday and I intend to enjoy it to the fullest. I will be going out to my mom and dads tomorrow for a steak dinner and then on Monday I plan on just sitting back and relaxing before I have to go back to work on Tuesday! I'm feeling sad but yet refreshed on going back to work. Sad because .....well it's obvious....... and refreshed because I have had a very nice time off just relaxing and enjoying my time off.

Monday, June 30, 2008

Happy Canada day to all my fellow Canadians. I am reminded of a Canada day 26 years ago when I was in the hospital giving birth to my baby boy. He was one day old. Of course I was not able to go celebrate Canada's birthday because I was in hospital snuggling and getting to know my one day old son ( he was born on June 30) Happy birthday son! I say who needs fire works when you have a new born baby to love. No comparison right! I was looking after my granddaughters tonight so that Jordan and Jen could go out and celebrate his 26th birthday. As I'm reading his 3 year old a bedtime story, I am also thinking back on what I was doing on this day when her daddy was born. I still can't believe that my baby has babies of his own. I am so filled with pride and thankful to God for all his blessings. I am blessed because I have a wonderful family and I live in a free country. Happy CANADA DAY! For more updates and photos of my grandbabies check out Jen's blog

Friday, June 13, 2008

Wow, I can't believe it's been over a month since I have posted anything on this blog. A lot has taken place in my life over the last couple of months. It started with my parents moving in with me at the begining of April. They spent the winter in Texas and, after coming back to Canada this spring we found that mutually it would be good for them and me if they spent the summer living with me. I have had a difficult time of things lately and it has been good to have the support, and encouragement of mom and daddy. Great support but an adjustment at the same time. I am so used to living alone . I must say that for the most part I have enjoyed the company. I think it has been okay for them too since they can get away from their fifth wheel trailer and have a little more space to roam around in. I hope that is the case. So what have I been doing since I posted last? Well I have been focusing on getting myself feeling better and enjoying time with my gorgeous granddaughters. They are the joy and light of my life. Abby is so smart and fun at her 3 year young age. Her imagination is so endearing to me. Every time we are together, we have a lovely time of make believe. Josie is so adorably cute at 8 months. She always has smiles a plenty when ever I see her. To get updates on my beautiful girls check out Jen's
postings. They are cute if I do say so my self. Next I want to wish a great big happy fathers day to my daddy who is the best daddy in the whole world. He truly is terrific. Happy fathers day to my son Jordan . I am so proud of the daddy that he has turned out to be. I always knew that he would be a great daddy. I wish a huge happy fathers day to all the fathers every where. I hope that the day is all that they deserve and more!

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Happy mothers day to all you mommas out there. I have been thinking that no matter how frustrated and upset you may become with your mom, the fact is that she is still your mom and she has done the very best that she knows how in raising you. I hope my kids realize this about me. They may be frustrated and upset at me and even roll their eyes at me sometimes, I hope they know that I love them so much, and absolutely adore them beyond words. I am so blessed to be the mother of my kids. I hope they know that. I am also giving a shout out to my mother whom I love very much. I always pray that God will truly bless my mom for all that she has done for me over the years. Love you momma.

Saturday, May 03, 2008

Home again, home again, jigiddy jig . Mom and dad are back in town, after a long winter away. They were down in the south of Texas. They came back tanned and with a bag of grapefruit in hand. The grapefruit were from where they were staying. All the grapefruit free on their side of the fence. They were so excited to tell of the happy stories from way down south. I could tell they had a great time by the expressions on their faces. They seemed to looked different, happy even. I am so glad that they were able to get away and travel like they did. We all missed them so much here in Canada.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Spring has truly sprung! Boing boing! It is so nice here lately. We do not have the flowers that some of my blogger friends have , but we are on our way. We have had the typical April showers that bring May flowers. On Monday it was plus 28 degrees. A total tease I must say. We all wanted to turn on the A.C. for sure. The next day it was cloudy, rainy and cool. Weather we would expect for April. Aside from that I do notice that things are starting to bud. I know that we are many weeks behind many others, according to photos posted on my friend Wanda's blog. She has many beautiful photos of blooming things. She also is way more south than I am here in the North. Any way, I am pleased to report that it is looking more like spring everyday. I adore spring! I not only adore it but I'm in love with it! I love to see things bloom right before my very eyes. It's one of my favorite seasons of all. I enjoy every day that spring has to offer , rain or shine. So I want to wish all my fellow friends in the north, "Happy Spring"! Don't you just love it?

Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Okay ladies and Gents. This photo was sent to me from a cousin of mine . Apparently it was taken just out side of a town I grew up in. The place is north of the town of Ft. St. John B.C. Do you believe what you see. In all my life I have never seen an albino moose. Regular ,brown fur, long horn moose, yes. Moose that my daddy as a butcher would make into sausage, roast, and steak. I never was a fan of that type of meat. I think I take after my momma. She was never a fan of wild game of any type. I say me neither. Any way, what an incredible sight this albino moose is, don't you think?

Sunday, March 30, 2008

Okay I spoke too soon. It is still snowing in our neck of the woods. However it does melt by afternoon. It is March 29 and we should be over the snow bit. At least that is what most of us think. My theory is, the more we complain about the bad weather, the longer we will get it. What is the saying " march comes in like a lion and out like a lamb or visa versa..... Well it seems that march did indeed come in like a lion so it would only make sense that it should go out like a lamb. Right? I know ... God is in control of the weather. Soon enough it will be blooming every where. That reminds me, a co-worker of mine just came back from a weekend in Victoria B.C. She said it was blooming every where. Fruit trees, and daffodils, and crocus.....I knew it would be. I myself (having lived there) have experienced the lovely blooming things in Febuary and March. How I miss it. Okay so aside from the snowy weather we are having here, my happy sunny day is when I can spend time with my grand babies. It does not matter what the weather is outside, it is always sunny in Abbyville. She is my sunshine and so is her 6 month old sister. They truly bring joy to my other wise gloomy day. I got to spend time with them this afternoon and it was delightful as usual. Abby was feeling a little bit sick with a cold as was I, so it was just nice to snuggle on the couch and watch some kiddie shows while baby sister had a nap. I am so thankful for my little grand daughters. They are a happy part of my life.

Wednesday, March 19, 2008


Friday, March 07, 2008


Friday, February 29, 2008

Meet me at the net... cafe!

I was watching an interesting episode of Dr. Phil the other day. It was about a woman who was engaged to a man that she met on the Internet and for 3 years had a relationship with him. They even became engaged. The thing is this couple had never met in person. The woman was lured into a deceptive web, even to the point of her giving this man 5ooo dollars. She sent him a check! When I heard this I was almost yelling at the T.V. It turns out that this woman was lied to. With the help of Dr. Phil and his team of investigators the man was exposed as a fraud and even had a significant other. His name , age, occupation and photo were false. The photo he used was of a not so known actor from many years ago. For 3 years he led this woman to believe that he was a pilot for the US air force and was stationed in Iraq. Of course this man did not want to go on the Dr. Phil show to try to explain himself. He was caught. What made me astonished even more was this woman tried to defend him saying that she did not want to destroy the connection because she was hoping to get her 5ooo dollars back. Dr. Phil told her that she would probably never see that money again and that she should move on. While I shake my head at this crazy scenario, I have to say that I know of 3 people in my life who have gone the route of the Internet dating thing and so far have been successful. These 3 couples are happily together. Kinda funny don't you think. I guess that it's okay to take a chance as long as you are smart about it. Like maybe meet the person a few times. Get to know them before sending them money. One of the couples I know did meet someone else online and when it came to her actually meeting the guy she knew right away that he was only after one thing and one thing alone. Her money. She quickly ended the relationship before it could even get any where. Good thing she did because she met a wonderful guy who has now become a part of our family. She met him on the Internet too. She lived in the States and he in Canada. But after several months of chatting and such they met. And the rest is history. So I have witnessed first hand that a net romance can work. But I also know that a person must be cautious. What do you think about the whole Internet dating?

Monday, February 25, 2008

Scattergories This game brought to you by Wanda

Not me but the other Wanda(see link)........Answer the questions begining with the first letter of your name.

What is your name...........................Wanda (Wandi)
4 Letter word....................................Wand
City......................................................Wolsely Saskatchewan
Boy Name...........................................William
Girl Name...........................................Willamena
Alcoholic Drink...................................Wiskey
Something you wear..........................Watch
Celebrity..............................................Winona Ryder
Something found in a bathroom........Wash cloths
Reason for being late...........................Weekend off
Cartoon Character...............................Wanda the witch.
Something you shout...........................What the heck?????
Body part...............................................Waist
Word to describe you............................Wacky
Lately I have been faced with stuff in life. I have had to ask myself some very difficult questions. Those questions are as follows......

If I had a chance to do it all over again, would I????
My answer to that is a resounding yes, yes, and by all means yes!!!!!! I seem to have so many regrets in my stage of life right now. As I think of the long list , many things stick out to me.

1) I would yell way less! ( Except if it is into a pillow or out on the lone prairie where I know I am alone. My poor kids! I do realize that a person can't keep it all inside and not bust. I am famous for stuffing things under the rug. A dangerous thing I know!

2) I would trust more! Or at least I would would try my very best. Trust is very huge thing for me and I have been betrayed many times in my life!

3) Love deeper! Although I do not know how to love my children, grandchildren, and daughter, son, inlaw more than I already do. I love them so much that it hurts. I would give my life for them!

4) I would take more risks! This too is so huge as I am a very cautious person.

5) Exercise more and eat less! Need I say more?

6) Exercise more and indulge less! Need I say more?

7) Take the risk of making friends (even though they always leave). I now realize that friends can be long term or for just a season. I seem to have friends that I get so close to and then leave. It is so painful.

8) I would be more patient! I have had a hard time being patient in the past. I want it now.!!!!!!!

9) Trust God more! After all I do realize that God does know best!

10) Even though I know God knows what's best for my life , I always take back control. What the heck is wrong with me??

11) I would matter!!!! I do matter!!!! I think I matter?????? I feel I don't matter. These are all lies....... In actual fact I do matter...... RIGHT!

Saturday, February 09, 2008

I dream of somewhere warm and sandy. A place to sit and reflect and drink a cocktail of choice.
My what weird weather we're having! Yesterday was only -2 and today it has been minus 30 . All I can say is, What the ????????? I do know we are lucky here in our neck of the woods though. I am hearing about the tornados in the States. How awful. It makes me feel ashamed when I complain about cold temps, when peoples homes are destroyed and lives are lost . I am so thankful that even though it is cold outside, it is warm in our homes. Then I think about the folks that are homeless, even in our own city. I do pray they are okay. I hope they can find shelter somewhere. Lord forgive me when I whine about it being cold when I have a warm home to live in and I work in a warm building. We are a bunch of whiners though. Really we are. Not just me. Everyday when I go to work I hear other co-workers complain too. So I want to end on a positive note and say that I truly am thankful that I have a warm home to sleep in and an equally warm building to work in. I also secretly, positivley, wish that I can be somewhere warm so I can sit outside and enjoy a nice cocktail while dipping my toes in the sand and surf. I have been told that it is okay to dream.

Friday, February 01, 2008

With the Superbowl coming up this weekend I thought why not post this. This is dedicated to all you die hard football fans.
SuperBowl Seat!

A man had 50 yard line tickets for the Super Bowl. As he sits down, a man comes down and asked the man if anyone is sitting in the seat next to him. "No", he said, "the seat is empty". "This is incredible", said the man. "Who in their right mind would have a seat like this for the Super Bowl , the biggest sport event in the world, and not use it ?" Somberly, the man says, "Well... the seat actually belongs to me. I was supposed to come here with my wife, but she passed away. This is the first Super Bowl we have not been together since we got married in 1967." "Oh I'm sorry to hear that. That's terrible. But couldn't you find someone else , a friend or relative or even a neighbor to take the seat?" The man shakes his head, "No. They're all at the funeral." Ha! Ha!Hee! That's one super, diehard, superbowl fan. Enjoy the game everyone.

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

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A blizzard is a heavy snowstorm with very cold temperatures, sustained winds of at least 35mph, and visibility of less than 0.25 miles. When a mass of polar air and warm air meet, the polar air pushes the warm air up and settles in the atmosphere where the water vapor forms snow clouds. Then winds and low temperatures combine with the snow to create a blizzard. Ya ya ya ya. That was a scientific expalination. In my own words, it is stormy and minus freakin cold. and you can't see very far cuz of the blowing snow and cold. We had a blizzard here in our city on monday that lasted for about 36 hours. Every time I looked out the window , I could not even see accross the street at times. Eventually the snow stopped falling and the temperature dropped to minus 38 with a wind chill of minus 52. So for 2 days now our city has been in what you call a deep freeze. I only remember a winter chill like this once since moving to this province. It was the first winter we were here actually. The kids and I moved here from the mild climates of B.C. just after my husband left. I did not have a car that first winter and when I needed to get groceries or go to appointments it was the bus. Sometimes my sister was available to drive us where we needed to go. One night much like tonight my son was invited to go to a birthday party at a school mates home. I called to asked my sister if she could possibly drive Jordan to the birthday party? The answer I got was " no I don't think so." I was somewhat miffed at that answer. Only because I'm the type of person that does not ask for help unless I trully need it. So when I was turned down flat I was feeling dejected and disappointed. We were new to the community and for my son to be invited to a class mates birthday was a big thing. My son was determinded to go. The only other option was to walk. I was not about to let him go out at 12 years old all by himself in the dark , in minus 38 winter weather( -50 wind chill). So we bundled up as best we could(it was dark at 6 oclock) and started off walking to his school mates home . We only walked 2 blocks and we were freezing. We stepped up the pace and made it to the party house. In all it was about 7 blocks away. I left my son at the door and I had to face the long walk home. By the time I arrived home I was frozen and in pain. Every where the skin was exposed was numb. My feet and legs were hurting so bad. As I began to unthaw it hurt so much. I sat and cried. I think that was the coldest I have ever felt in my life. I had never experienced the Saskatchewan winter deep freeze before. I had a warm bath, a cup of tea and wondered how my son was feeling at the party. I'm glad he did not have to walk both ways with me. Luckily my son got a ride home after the party. When he came through the door he was all smiles and happy. He had a great time. We survied that frigid time and I know that we can survive this frigid time as well. I have a vehicle now and am not expected to walk in these freezing temps. I wonder if Jordan remembers that time. I'll have to ask him. Maybe he remembers things about that night in a totally different way. Or maybe he doesn't remember it at all.

Sunday, January 27, 2008

Fourteen years ago my husband of 16 years left me . I took the kids to a park and told them the news. We then prayed together and asked God to bring us rainbows to help us through the difficult times. That same day a friend of mine picked the kids and I up to take us to her house so that my ex could have a chance to clear out his things. As we got into her car my son announced(He was 11) "mom, look it's our first rainbow". He was pointing to a decal on my friends car window of an actual rainbow. I started to cry because, even though it was a picture of a real rainbow, our true rainbow was my friend Angela who took us in and comforted us with food, tea and love. I don't know if Angela knows this or not but she was our first rainbow in a stormy time. I was reminded of this by my dear blogger friend Wanda, who captured an amazing rainbow and I hope she paints it one day. I am reminded of Gods faithfulness and his promises to us. Over the years God has brought many rainbows to my life through people like you, and you and you. You know who you are.

Friday, January 25, 2008

Our church is having a class on mentoring, and how important it is to have one. I have never thought much about this. It made me start to think about who I would want to be my mentor if I had one. I was wondering if a mentor could be someone that I have never met yet admire very much? The person I think of also lives many miles away. Actually I think of 2 people. I've only gotten to know them through my blog. Just reading about them and their lives makes me want to get to know them even more and meet them in person. I love the fact that they love God and want to serve Him. I also love the time they devote to the bible and others. They also have a positive attitude and seem to enjoy life very much. The more I read about them the more I think I have in common with them. What do you think about mentoring? Do you think it's important to have a mentor?

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

What a boring life I lead. All I do is work, sleep, and go to work again! Who wants to hear about that? It's the same thing every day. The only thing different about my day is that I am still sick with a very bad something...... I still have not got a voice. I guess it's called chronic laryngitis. I will be off to the doc again in the a. m. to see what is up. This time I will have him listen to my breathing and not just look down my throat from afar and tell me yep I do indeed need antibiotics. That's what the last Dr. did. He sat about 6 feet away from me and told me to open my mouth wide. Then he shone his Dr. light in my mouth and said " oh yes you need medicine". What the heck is that? I was feeling too badly at the time to confront him on it. So I just went on my way trusting that the Doctor knows best all the while knowing that no the Dr. does not always know best. I am so frustrated with the medical profession right now. They have not helped me at all. I have been sick since Christmas. Does anyone out there have any advice for laryngitis and a dry cough that my doc could not give me. I have tried, hot tea, hot showers, silence (not using my voice), antibiotics,... Vick's on the neck ...... What am I missing? Perhaps this is just something that has to run it's course. I have heard that this is a nasty virus and it takes a very long time. I have been known to have laryngitis before but not for 4 weeks in a row. It feels like I will never have a normal voice again. Does it sound like I am wining? It feels like I am. I don't mean too. I feel very guilty especially since I have just heard that my cousin who is my age has had 4 strokes in a row. She is now in hospital with loss of sight in one eye and has been sedated because she can't stop crying. Poor Belinda. Please pray for her. It put things into perspective does it not. I feel bad for getting frustrated cuz I am feeling poorly over a long term viral infection. On the very positive side of things, enjoy my precious grand babies. No matter how bad of a day I may be having, these sweet little ones brighten my day every single time. God bless the little children. How precious they are.

Monday, January 07, 2008

I know that people are probably tired of hearing about these quizzes. A cousin of mine sent me this and I thought I should respond. I like reading about them when others answer. It lets me get to know ya better. I'll try to be creative. Hope I'm not a snore.

Not that I know of .




5. DO YOU HAVE KIDS? Yes, 2 by birth , 2 by marriage, and 2 by the grandma route. ( gotta love it).

I think so.

7. DO YOU USE SARCASM ALOT? Not a lot. Only occassionally.


If I had the chance , No freakin way. So afraid of heights!!!!

Don't care for cereal.

11. DO YOU UNTIE YOUR SHOES WHEN YOU TAKE THEM OFF? Absolutley not. I told my kids, don't do as I do, do as I say!

No! Weak weak weak.


The expression on the face.

15. RED OR PINK? Red for sure, or maybe pink... I like blue.

16. WHAT IS THE THING THAT YOU LIKE LEAST ABOUT YOURSELF? Every thing from the neck down. ;)

My parents living in the states.


Bare feet and cotton pj bottoms.

Many times. Isn't it the in thing these days. I hope so cuz I'm broke. Not cheap, just broke. ;)

the hum of my computer.

Blue, my fav. But I also love color. I don't know, can I be a rainbow?

Fresh baby.( granddaughter) and home cooked meals, plus fresh laundry.


Yes. Avery nice person who I am not able to be with much cuz of miles.

Football! Go Rough riders go. Yay for the grey cup.

Brunette spiked with a tint of grey.



Nachos. No Turkey dinner. No Chinese food. No, Pasta. Have to be honest I am torn right now. Could you tell. I guess depends on my mood.

Happy endings of course!

32. LAST MOVIE YOU WATCHED? Mr. Beans holiday. Silly but funny. Dear dear Mr. Bean.


34. SUMMER OR WINTER? Summer, summer, summer........ Winter is yucky!

Can never get enough of either especially from my grandbabies.

36. FAVORITE DESSERT? Cheese cake.

Your guess is as good as mine .

Your guess is as good as mine .

"The Demas Revelation" by Shane Johnson

Nothing but the desk.

Greys Anatomy. Love that show.

Grandchildren and happy children sounds.

Beatles! Hey Jude.....

Hawaii. Italy in my dreams.....


Quesnel B.C. Canada.

Anyone interested in responding. Actually I hope that
Wanda, Susie, Andrew, Carol , Imran, Robyn, Kim and Jen
pick this up and post so we can get to know them better too. Anyone else would be great too.

Tuesday, January 01, 2008

Happy New Year to everyone. Here is a photo of my mom, her twin sister Peggy, and my grannie. They are all gussied up to celebrate New years Eve. My mom is the twin on the right and my sweet adorable grannie is 92 years young. I think she looks fantastic. We were unable to ring in the new year with them as they are still down in sun, surf and sand. I did go to sisters house and although feeling very sick and not having a voice(I'm sure the family was thankful for that) we ate, played a game and watched a movie stopping it halfway through to say Happy New year to everyone. I left early. About 12:30 and the kids stayed on to watch more movies. Today I woke up feeling worse than ever. My throat is all tight and I cough so much my ribs hurt. I wanted to go to the Doctor today but of course none of the clinics were open today. I'm not so bad that I needed to go to emergency at the hospital, so I stick it out until tomorrow. Any way enough of my ill woes. My wish for everyone is that you have the best, brightest and happiest 2008. God Bless.