Friday, October 31, 2008


I've been away from the computer and not posting because I went to visit with my Mom in Toronto. She's 92. Her health is not good and she's getting more frail. My brother takes care of her at home, but he's getting overwhelmed with the responsiblity. So we arranged to have home help and ultimately she will go into full time care at a senior's facility. This a hard reality to face up to and none of her children (she has 6) really want to stress her with the fact that she is going to go to somewhere that is not the home she has lived in since 1940. Anyone who has had to go through with the placing of a loved one in care knows how hard it is. I keep telling myself that my feelings don't really's Mom's safety and health that takes top place in my heart. She won't like it, I'm sure, but she will get accustomed to being in a nice place where there is always someone to talk to....she has a lot of stories.....and we will visit with her a lot. Every day she will have someone visit her. I hope she doesn't give up when we have to take her there.

Sunday, October 26, 2008


Not much sun today. I thought we were going to have a torrential downpour. It came down so hard while I was on the highway that I almost pulled over. It stopped as suddenly as it started. But then about 8pm we had THUNDER AND LIGHTNING! Scary stuff. I was living in the Barrie, Ontario area in 1985 when they had a tornado and I never want to be around that kind of weather again! The aftermath of that was like a war zone. So ever since then I am suspicious of the sort of weather that precipitated the tornado we had that day! I am now safe and sound in my little house in Oshawa, Ont. and the rain has stopped , the lightning has stopped and I'm happily knitting (again) my little green beret.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Rain, rain, go AWAY

Ya well it's been raining off and on all day, so I thought that it would be a good idea to catch up with the ironing that's been hanging around for about 2 weeks! Finished the eyeRonning and got somewhat creative and made 2 new pot holders to go with the new chair seat covers in the kitchen. That should have been easy, right? NOT!!!! I don't know what evil sewing gnome gets into that machine, but it would not sew properly....all loose stitches and breaking of the thread! But that evil G was not going to get the best of me! I finally got them done and they look so cute....hanging over the stove. Take that!!! you evil scum sucking sewing Gnome! Now if I have banished the little effer I will finally hem the curtains I made for the hobby/craft room. Now I will sit down and knit my leeetle buns off this evening. Sy on era!!!

Friday, October 24, 2008

Birthday Evening Out

Just got back from dinner out. My good neighbour and friend Collette took me to Kelsey's for my Birthday! Ahhh Beer and Food and Good Company! What could be better? We had a great time So, onward to another year!


Guess who's comin' to my Birthday Party?


Happy Birthday to meeeee! (click on that)Yep today is ma Barfday!
I'm SIXTY FREEEEKIN' NINE!!!!!!!!!! How did I do that? In my head I'm a mature 18 year old! Got some really fun cards from my 'adopted' family....the Leayrods....Nya nya and Fart cards from the kids and a 'Church of Briantology' card from Brian. Sher gave me a sweet and funny card. Lotsa laffs. Oh and this am at 8 Gail and the kids sang Happy Bday to me! Who know what's gonna happen later?Happy Birthdat

Wednesday, October 22, 2008


EEEEK! I've discovered Cording. It's totally mindless and for some reason I'm smiling as I do it! What does this mean? I am finally brain dead?


WhoooHooo! The weather outside is deeelightful today. Got to get out there and breathe in that sunshine. First I must clean up my kitchen, bedroom, etc.
I am admiring the new seats on my kitchen chairs...did them myself and they look quite good if I do say so mahseluf! Got out my staple gun, my set of screwdrivers, scissors and went to town! It didn't take too long, about 1 1/2 hours, including clean-up. The first chair was the longest as I hadn't done this kind of thing before, and the 2nd chair was a breeze. Gee, I might do this again on other chairs!
On a down note...I completely ripped out the latest beret, it was ripped back somewhat twice, completed and it still didn't look right. So, I performed euthanasia on the poor thing. It would have lain in the drawer pining to be worn and that wasn't going to happen. Kindest thing? Undo it and do something else. The yarn will re-incarnate as a better item of knitting. Peace to you poor undone will come back as a better knitthing...Promise!

Tuesday, October 21, 2008


Hey it is SNOWING here in Oshawa. And it is RAINING. And I guess Fall really has arrived. Oh well, maybe tomorrow the weather will be better.


Another great day in Ontareeaireeoooh! Lots to do....lots to NOT DO!

Monday, October 20, 2008


Here's a tea cosy

isn't it too Kitchy?


Finally!!!! The hobby/work room is sorted!!! Now I should be able to actually do some work in there. The Scrapbooking materials are still taking up more area than they neeed to, but that shouldn't pose too large a problem, as it can be stored in a better way.
I solemnly promise NEVER to let the mess take over again! Good....In the sight of God and all those gathered here today...I now pronounce me an organized knitter/scrapbooker/crafter and tidy room.

Sunday, October 19, 2008


Today the weather is again beautiful....I'm driving to Bowmanville to help my friend Beth and on the way I'm stopping in to give #1 daughter the cardigan I started in Feb.

SOME TIME LATER: Daughter loves her cardigan and was/is planning to wear it to her office tomorrow.

Craft Day

Today I went to the Bowmanville Apple Fest with 2 of my girlfriends. Wow, it's a lot bigger than the last time I was there, many years ago. So many beautiful crafts and fresh food. Then we went to the Taste of the Country at the GM Centre. Again so many talented people! I bought some things at both places and I very happy to have started (continued ) my Christmas shopping.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

True Confessions

I confess....I bought more yarn today!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I will use it ...Proooomise!!!!

Thursday, October 16, 2008


I am knitting sis needs them for her Gallery in New Brunswick. Don't I look cute!?

Great Site For Kids

I have discovered a great site for children. It has been designed for Autistic children, but it really is suitable for all children. It's called Zac Browser. Find it at

Errands and Shopping

PHEW! I got a lot done today. Took the car in for an emissions test so I could get my licence plate renewal and got my picture taken for my new driver's licence. Went to get it Tuesday after voting and as I was in line for about 5 minutes I thought I'd get out the papers and make sure I had everything in order. To my chagrin..I had missed the notice that my car needed an emissions test. Scooted out of there (thank goodness I hadn't got to the front of the line)and went immediately to Cooper's..(the BEST auto service place in the world!) and they booked me in for 9:00am this morning. so I could go back and give the government my $$$$ for the privilege of driving. It was beautiful outside so I went for a drive to my local Michael's and Wal-Mart and of course bought some more yarn and a few groceries from WM. I should have gone for a walk, but the hobby room was calling out for some more organization and I have made some inroads on the mess. I SWEAR I will never let it get so messy again!!!! Ya, ya, I know, the road to Hell is paved with good intentions, but THIS TIME I MEAN IT!!!!!! ;o)

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

I Voted

I voted this a.m. and I hope my vote will mean something. You know it takes everyone doing their part to make a difference in this country. I want a great place to live in for my children, their children, and their children....on into the future. We need to be more active in this great country in the way we treat our earth and air. I want to look down from heaven (hopefully) and say, "Yup, they are doing good down there."


VOTE VOTE VOTE VOTE VOTE VOTE Get out and vote today!

Monday, October 13, 2008


I'm feeling verrrry virtuous right now...I have actually cleaned up my bathroom vanity! Even thrown out all that OLD cosmetic stuff (I can't say how old some of it is/was) and I won't EVER let it get that bad again! So, time now for a coffee and Knitting!


Happy Thanksgiving Day Canada! Most of us celebrated TG day yesterday and are now lazing around thinking of the leftovers in the 'fridge and asking yourself "Do I feel hungry today? Well, punk do you"? LOL Hunger does not enter the equation...leftover turkey and dressing are good anytime, anywhere, hot or cold. So, go for it people. Then wash up and pick up the needles to knit a 'one size fits all' something so that you will feel good about yourself....after all one needs refueling when you are knitting!

God's Blssings on Everyone...Remember..He provides and you will always have enough!

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Weekend Off

Hi: I have taken some time away and will be back after Thanksgiving (Oct. 13) ;0)

Thursday, October 9, 2008


Hmmm...Thursday..looks like a good day. Going to visit with my friend Sher and go for coffee at the new Zeller's. What more could a girl want? A friend, coffee, and the possibility of shopping. Got to check out what is available in the yarn department. So, I'm off to a great day! ;o)

Wednesday, October 8, 2008


Hi..Just a short note to catch up on the House work as the Bedroom is getting scary! I am getting verrrry lazy about keeping up with the everyday cleanup. Too wrapped up in the fun stuff, like knitting, cooking, looking out the window at the garden (don't actually want to WORK in it!), and playing on the Computer. Oh, oh, seems I need a boot in the derriere to get up and get going! Well, heeeeeres yer BOOT! b! (that's supposed to be a boot) Gotta go ...pitter patter, let's get at'er!

Tuesday, October 7, 2008


Hi: Here it is another beeeyooteeful Fall day and the garden looks great. All the outdoor furniture is put away and it looks so bare out there. I must get some new bird food for the feeder outside my window. Those little birdies are going hungry and probably bad-mouthing me 'cause the seed is getting very low.
I'm working on a cardigan for my oldest daughter. I started it in the late winter and it was waiting for her to try it fault..I kept forgetting to take it to her house when I went there! It feels good to finish another project. When I finish all the UPs I will start new ones with a clear conscience. Christmas is coming and I want to try some things to give to my family. I hope they like them. Now , back to work!;o)

Monday, October 6, 2008

What Kind Of Donut Am I?

You Are a Caramel Crunch Donut

You're a complex creature, and you're guilty of complicating things for fun.

You've been known to sit around pondering the meaning of life...

Or at times, pondering the meaning of your doughnut.

To frost or not to frost? To fill or not to fill? These are your eternal questions.

Monday, Monday....

Gooood Mondaaay Morrrning to Everyone!!! So, I thought "what makes a Good Monday Morning?" Weell, waking up is always a good start to any morning, especially Monday, as traditionally, we view Monday as the beginning of the 'dreaded' work -week! EEK!! What if, (she murmurs to herself) we thought of Monday as a chance/opportunity, to make up for what was done/undone, last week? It will require a complete change of thinking...more 'positivity' on my part....look for opportunities to find the best of a situation....e.g...I really don't feel like going out to the garden and putting the summer furniture away, pulling out the dead stuff in the garden, etc., etc. How could I get the positivity going? Well, it's a beautiful day right now, the Fall colours are exquisite, the air is fresh, and I won't be 'sweating like a sow' as when it was Summer....hmmm, I believe they are all excellent reasons to get up off the ol' duff and move it, move it, move it!!!! After a nourishing lunch I will be outside breathing in God's air, basking in God's sunshine, and getting my blood moving! I can hardly wait! ;o)

Sunday, October 5, 2008

What Kind Of Sandwich Am I?

You Are a Ham Sandwich
You are quiet, understated, and a great comfort to all of your friends.
Over time, you have proven yourself as loyal and steadfast.
And you are by no means boring. You do well in any situation - from fancy to laid back.

Your best friend: The Turkey Sandwich

Your mortal enemy: The Grilled Cheese Sandwich
What Kind of Sandwich Are You?


You Are 12% Phobic

Wow, you're scared of very little. And you're always conquering new fears that come up.

Have you considered a career as a stunt double? You should at least go on one of those crazy reality shows where you eat bugs!


Sunday..isn't that a nice word...' Sun Day'. Today the sun is shining and the air is brisk, but pleasant to be outside. The leaves are turning to beautiful shades of gold and red. Makes me want to get out the artist paints and brushes and try to capture it all on canvas.....alas....I'm not a talented painter, so maybe I'll go the route of gathering pretty leaves and put them on waxed paper, iron them and maybe keep them as a souvenir of beautiful fall days. Remember doing that when you were a child and the world was so beautiful you wanted to keep it in your treasure box forever? Well, there are some great buys of yarn in Fall Colours. I think I'll go to my fav yarn shop and check out the deals....a scarf in gold and red, a hat in matching colours...yum!!!! Tormorrow I'll check them out...can hardly wait.


You Are An ESFJ
The Caregiver

You are sympathetic and caring, putting friends and family first.
A creature of habit, you prefer routines and have trouble with change.
You love being in groups - whether you're helping people or working on a project.
You are good at listening, laughing, and bringing out the best in people.

In love, you value harmony and mutual understanding.
You will apologize or give someone the benefit of the doubt, if it means getting over a fight sooner.

At work, you are good at building relationships and connecting with people.
You would make a great nurse, social worker, or teacher.

How you see yourself: Organized, dependable, co-operative

When other people don't get you, they see you as: Opinionated, critical, and know-it-all

Saturday, October 4, 2008

First Entry

Hello: I am pleased you stopped by.  I want to say Hello and won't you stay for Coffee?
My aim for this blog is to share ideas, thoughts, jokes, what is going on in my life.
C'mon back ya hear!