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Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Racing towards the finish

Pear jam today,waiting for the Concords then will make jelly. Tomorrow a batch of sponge toffee and chocolate rocky road fudge then wrap everything to take to Edm to leave for Xmas for my boys. Imagine by Oct. 7th all my Christmas shopping will be done, wrapped and sent. When I return home it's lab work, blood giving,Cat scanning Pre Admission Clinic, pedicure, manicure, hair cut, color, eyebrows and facial. Then it's ready or not.....

Monday, September 27, 2010



This morning following a light rain, I saw this lovely begonia.
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Saturday, September 25, 2010

Recycling and Dwayne

I have been blessed with the best SIL EVER. Pleasing him makes me so happy and because this often entails hard labour also makes me hurt....alot....but he is so happy when his gift for whatever occassion is canned fruit, jelly, jam, pickles. He generously parts with 1 jar, usually to his son and then quietly moves the entire remaining booty to his current work camp up north, never to be seen again. Now that includes the empty jars....never seen again. So Dwayne, a word about jars no fruit.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Love the fall

The Begonias are so happy with the humid weather and look better than they have all summer. Love the fall.

Rain for the last week has made the fall blooms absolutely amazing. This begonia is one of my favorites.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Preparation is the key

Time is flying and I fill each day with tasks preparing my closet, drawers, bathroom, kitchen, bedroom, laundry area and outside decks so I can reach, use and be more self sufficient (read less demanding) following the surgery. Living with Organo Dude (raw, organic rules) could leave me in the lurch for essentials like coffee, ice cream, salt and vinegar chips and chocolate so items must be purchased and stored within reach of my weak and very short left arm. I have about 20 frozen meals put away but realized that I was remiss in prep of dessert/snack week... Totally cleaned my red girly girl yesterday as driving will be out until early spring...dratted gear shift thingy. Hate, hate, hate giving THAT up. Next is to shop for xmas gifts or everyone will be back to getting items from Princess Auto Home Depo and Canadian Tire. Supply of red wine, tequila coolers and Baileys are now on the low shelf along with Tramacet, Ibuprofen, Gravol and Pepcid AC...Ozzie Osborn would be proud. the studio to sort, file, and make up a beading project container, order years zines, place holds on 50 or so library books,and net shop for easy loose pull ups that retain my sense of style and mature beautiness. New list to make to include paint and copy xmas cards, wrap xmas gifts to take to Alta in October and put xmas decorations within reach....looks like we will have to stay here...sigh..maybe the new Winners store will be open by then....whatever!!

Friday, September 17, 2010

Art Walk, Winnfield

This last weekend, Winnfield hosted the annual festival of Art and good coffee, we know as Art Walk. I look forward to this event each year, always hoping that that "the light of my life", my daughter might be visiting. No one is more fun to walk the art with than her. Lakeland Art Community are so far ahead of the valley crowd in their ability to present the diverse artists of this area. One day I plan to bite the bullet and face the Jury and show my meager attempts at art but that's another day and today was well TODAY and I was a happy, happy coffee drinking art walker.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Om pa pa...Om pa pa


Yes it's Ompapa time in Peachland. Home of the Gausthaus, wherein you beer swigging, Polka stepping, Liederhosin wearing, boob leering, Octoberfestin folk are gathering. I had the pleasure of chowing down to a yummy schnitzel with spratzle accompanied by a litre sized mug of lager the color of tar. Sadly I had forgotten I would be unable to hoist the brew to my mouth. Thankfully my self appointed rehab aid assisted me on my journey to the silly land. There is nothing lovelier than a fall evening on the lake where the peace of the evening is broken only by the sound of Zigge, Zagga, Hoi Hoi Hoi!
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Saturday, September 11, 2010

Mostly about mothers

What week of memories. This time of year really does me no favors, even though fall and Thanksgiving are my favorite times of the year; I have a love hate relationship happening. It all comes down to my mother...having a mother, being a mother ....and on....and on. So! Today finds me still in a puddle remembering my mother and how I sat behind her, holding her in my arms as she was dying and thinking no one will ever love me so completely ever again, and trying to hold her here.Then remembering my own daughters and the fact no one will ever love them as much or so unconditionally as me,their mother and finally rereading, Robert Munsch's I'll love you forever and like you for always as long as I'm living my baby you'll are you starting to get my drift? Time to get the hip waders on and splotch out of this swamp.Want to hear a nice story, my sweettarts? Click on Robert Munsch and prepare to be in tears. The story was written while grieving the death of his own 2 babies.

Thursday, September 09, 2010

Brandon Flowers Oh my

Is he not the best thing? A fan of Killers Forum for a long time because of this guys endless talent....well....and look......

Wednesday, September 08, 2010

A very gifted paper artist, and lovely lady passed away on Saturday. Bev will be very missed by her family and friends many of which are CST members (a Canadian Stamp Talk group). Visit Bev's siteto see her art. It is so uniquely hers and will live on for many of us who have pieces of her incredibly beautiful cards.

Tuesday, September 07, 2010

Monday, September 06, 2010

Toe Thongs needed

As you may recall, Jewelry Slave and I created 126 pairs of Toe Thongs during the early spring in anticipation of the summer beach season. Inventory tells us we have 11 left. I would say they have been quite the little success story and perhaps Dragons Den is in our future...NOT!I am LOATH; read very distressed when thinking I may have to do a repeat on those extremely monotonous and mind numbingly boring Dodads but I have dreams that need independent funding so.....WTH.

Friday, September 03, 2010

September...get ready...

Good like no one is watching. October 27th is the day my dancing days will become possible. Me and my very own Patrick Swazy lookalike (Kid Dr.)have a date in Vernon, so...I am now in preparation mode. Body, house, stuff I need to survive and stuff to make the pain less...Purdy's Chocolate, Autumn Harvest Coffee, Marbleslab ice cream, great bath products and comfy rehab outfits. I am so READY!!

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