Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Christmas Cards, Fa la la la laaaaa

So, having got out all the Christmas decs and wrapping, along with the cards, I started doing the Fa la la la things. Addressed all the cards, wrapped a few pressies and put up a few decs. "It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas...." as the song says. I'm not going overboard with the decs because I's the one to put them away and that is a booooring job.
I must finish that pillow cover for the Jacky boy. All stocking stitch and kinda boring, but I can do it while watchin the Judge Shows. Man, I'm to see the dirtbags, asshats and bums get their just due! Judge Judy is my fave. She should rule the world! Nothing gets by her!
Well, back to my knitting and a cuppa. Fa la la la,, la, la, la...Deck the halls with Boston Charlie, Nora's freezing on the trolley, fa, la, la, la,........

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

What The $$**@@!

Okay, annoyance factor going up here! It took me a couple of hours to get the internet going. It kept coming up cannot display page. WTF!!!!! I just fiddled around, wasted MY valuable time, until I got it going.
I RULE!!!!!
ARGGGGHHHHH! It's now almost 1pm and I have done some things, but am totally PO'd about this stooooopid machine! CPU? read Crappy Pissy Unit!
Later the same day: Deep breathing, another cuppa coffee and some knitting....calmed down now and will get on with my day. Got out the Christmas decs and other Christmassy things and now I'ma gonna dec-or-aaaate!

Sunday, November 23, 2008

LOL - aka Lady of Leisure

I am a Lady of Leisure today. Just gonna sit an' knit. Have a pillow cover to finish for the little Jacky Boy(youngst grandboy) before Dec. 13th.
I have cleaned 4 houses, including my own, this week. Not really hard work, as I love the finished job...everything in it's place and looking serene. Am I a 'clean freak'? No, definately not, I just get off on the order and peacefullness of the whole thing. Okay, slightly freak-ish, but I believe that if your surroundings are neat and peacefull, your mind and body will follow. I do make quite a untidy area around where I am knitting, and crafting, but when I'm finished it's all cleaned up ready for the next mess.
Also, roasted a chicken, slow-cooked a beef roast, made chili con carne, processed other meats...all last evening so I am set for a while with ready-to- eat meals in the freezer and 'fridge. Would I say that I have earned a LOL day? Betcha boobs!

Thursday, November 20, 2008


Well, we got hit with a good dumping of snow last night. Had to find the boots, the shovel, the mitts/gloves, so I could dig out the car. Wasn't too bad and I got on my way without too much trouble. When I got back home at 1:30 my neighbour had shoveled both our driveways! Yay for good neighbours!!!! I think I'll bake them a loaf of bread as a thank you. Now to get busy on that pillow cover for baby Jack.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008


Aaaggghh! Our first real snowfall! Must admit it looks very pretty...the novelty will soon wear off, but for now, I'll just enjoy the view. Have to find all the winter gear so I don't freeze my tasty bits! I think I'll enjoy wearing all the nice knitted-by-me sweaters, hats, scarves and mitts. This just the kind of weather to get into my stash and start some Christmas knitting. So, the weather outside is frightful, but the fire is so delightful, let's turn the lights way down low, and let it snow, let it snow, let it snooowww.! **************************************************************************************

Monday, November 17, 2008

November -- Snow?

So, we are well into November, and had some snow--a mere sprinking--so now to get out the boots and toques! There are still leaves on the trees and the grass looks green still. Hard to get into the "Get ready for Winter" mode. Winter tires are now on the car, thanks to #1 son, and also oil undercoat. Isn't he a gooood boy? My girls are very good to me too. They look out for me and make sure I'm okay. I guess I did something right when I was raising them. Well, yeah their Dad did help too, shouldn't discount that. Now that the weather is turning chilly, guess I should start some indoor projects...toute suite!!!

Sunday, November 16, 2008


Hello: Haven't posted in awhile, I have been busy with Mom and other personal things.
Plus, I don't have that interesting a life! LOL.
I've been busy Knitting for my sis in New Brunswick, so she'll have some pretty hats, scarves, and mittens to sell. People in Cambridge-Narrows, (which by the way, is a place you should visit in New Brunswick) are happy to have her Studio/Gallery to shop in, learn weaving from her. This is her at King's Landing in NB (again a place you don't want to miss) in costume and setting up a loom. She is soooo talented, I wish more people knew about her work.
So, today looks bright and sunny for November...I'm going to get me some outdoors today!

Wednesday, November 5, 2008


So, I asked myself what did I get up to today? I did go out today with friends for lunch and some shopping...that was fun, but, I think I have too much time on my hands. Yes, I could sit and knit all day, but that's not as productive as it sounds. I need to vary my activities, not sink into a sitting posture for hours on "end". Well, what am I going to do about it? First, a plan...I love get real physical activity in my routine as well as the sit down stuff. Housework is a given, but not really a hard physical job. I think the morning is the best time for me to work out....soooo starting tomorrow (I mean it!) up at 6:30 am ....which means no TV after 10pm and in bed before 10:30pm....and an hour total on the rebounder, bike, walkfit, weights. You vill swett mein heren!! Und you vill luf it!!! We hef vays to make you hellthee. So, that's the plan, Stan. NOW DO IT!!!!!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008


Today is beautiful. I was driving around and it still looks like it's early Fall. Too bad I have to rake some leaves soon. I'm catching up on the knitting for Sis's Gallery in NB and so I'm using that as an excuse to not rake the leaves.
I had a visit with Brianne this am. She had an orthodontist appt. that her mom couldn't do, so I got to drive her there and back. She's growing up so fast! So well-spoken and cute for 12.
So now back to the, click, click....

Monday, November 3, 2008

Old Friends

I have just come back from a lovely lunch with an old girlfriend I met ...I can hardly believe this...51 years ago at my first job out of high school. When we were just 18 we went to Bermuda and New York City for a total of 2 weeks. We were in each other's lives until marriage and moving around kept us physically apart. We had connected a few times over the last 30 years, but completely lost touch about 18 years ago, when I divorced and moved again. We found each other through Facebook and her daughter who found me and asked if I knew her Mom. Well, we, along with her husband and daughter went to lunch. Geez we better keep in touch from now on! We're both too old not to! Pushing 70 is not giving us a lot of time to fritter away!

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Cleeening Woooman, Cleeening Woooman (Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid (film)

Yep, I gotta get some deco done here in the ol' homestead. First tho' I gots to get me up offen the couch and clean up the mess I seem to leave behind me. I think I'm related to that little kid in Peanuts who walked around with a cloud of dust and dirt. Biggest thing for me lately has been that I'm easily distracted by ...oh the Rav site, my curren wip, the telephone... I have an incentive today....'cause tomorrow an old galfriend I haven't seen for decades is comeing by for a visit.....clean house, clean house, clean house! So guess I should get off the computer and actually do something!

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Post Hallowe'en

So Hallowe'en is over for another year and now it's back to standard time. Turn the clocks back 1 hr. and what am I going to do with that hour? Probably sleep it away! I must finish my WIPs and clean up the hobby/craft room...again! That place is like a black hole in space. It sucks stuff into it and somehow they are never to be seen again! I think I should turn the dining room into my h/c room. Then, if I had to look at the mess every day instead of just closing the door, I would get more done and find what is missing. Oh yeah, like that's going to happen! I can hardly have a dining room on the second floor! Well, rethink and try something else!