Saturday, September 26, 2009

Here's a Low-cal Sweet Treat

Hi: Here's a sweet picture for y'all to smile at.
I'm not up to much today, but thought I'd let my 'Village' friends know that I'm alive and kicking (not high kicks so much as kick the can type ).
I've been away from home and staying over at my Heartfamily's home while dad was away in Vancouver on business- to do with the Olympics coming next year.  Things are still a little sketchy for mom, but the children are okay.  I'll be back to their home during the day again next week.  This may go on for another couple of weeks, until mom gets more confidence in herself and her abilities to be the mom she wants to be.
My mom is still in hospital in Toronto, awaiting a place in a full care facility.  I haven't been able to visit her this last week due to the above commitment.  I'm planning to visit her this coming weekend.  Sadly, she will be having her 93rd birthday in hospital.  Not ideal, but she is getting the care she needs and we could not provide while she was at home.  My sister, brother and I will make the birthday celebration the we can  for her.  I bought one of those musical birthday cards that can also hold a personal message, so that could give her a smile, I hope.   As for a cake, I will  get some really pretty cupcakes at the bakery which would be easier to take into the hospital and to distribute to the Birthday Merry Makers.  Sis has a birthday two days before Mom, so we'll  sing Happy Birthday to her too.
So, that's all the news that's fit to print from up here in The Great White North. Hope everyone has a great week.  Muuuwaaaaah!  (that's a great big Dinah Shore goodbye kiss!)

Friday, September 18, 2009

Gotta Keep Those Feets Movin'

Yep, I've been moving those pretty little feets alright!  This past week I've been dividing my time between two houses; my daughter's and my heart family.  It's a great feeling to be needed and I was this past week! My daughter was away on a much needed vacation, so I got to spend time with my 13 year old granddaughter.  She is such a sweet girl.  We went to the Mall on Sunday and bought her some new clothes for school.  We laughed, talked and shopped--my idea of good times.  Reminded me of when I would shop with my girls when they were in their teen years.
My heart family's Mom is on the mend and home for the weekend. She will probably come home to stay by next Tuesday.  I will be getting the kiddos off to school on my own on Monday and the rest of the week we'll work together to take care of the children and the house.  So, I guess I'll be busy next week too.  That's fine with me.  I don't like having too much time on my hands.  So long for now.
Oh, words for the day:  Whatever task you think you should it as soon as possible.  Because if you leave it for later (read procrastinate) as sure as the sun rises, you will not have the time to do it later and you will regret it.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

I'm Still Here

Hi to all my friends.  I have been away from my computer  and my house for awhile and will return home by Sunday.  I'm using my daughter's  PC right now.

I've been dividing my time between my Mom (who's in hospital--soon to be in a full care facility), my grandaughter (who's Mom is on vacation), my 'other' family ( who's Mom is ill again--but on the mend).  More details when my life gets back to normal--whatever that is!

Hope y'all are enjoying this super great September weather.   Take care and stay healthy. <3

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Busy Days

Hi Folks: Wow!  Did the summer holidays go by fast!  I hope everyone that acknowledges Labour Day had a great long weekend.  The weather up here in the Great White North has been perfect for getting outdoors and enjoying all that Nature provides.

I have been busy these last weeks.  My Mom has been in hospital, due to a fall that fractured her osteoporitic hip, the Mom of the family that I help take of has not fully recovered and still needs my help, my house and garden need some looking after and on and on.  I think those of you with children still in school have been busy as well.  It's good to be busy, especially with the people you care about.  I'm trying to keep up with everything, but my posting has suffered.  My posting should pick up now that I've got a few things done. 
Now, off to bed and look forward to another great day.