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Thursday, December 30, 2010

Best of 2010

Year of NO FEAR began with this
Men's Olympic Speed Skating....enough said
Month of mix and mingle...initiate and participate was a challenge
Always a slow month...April completely redeemed itself with this surprise
Leaving for Edmonton...birthdays, and best of all moving into the new house.
The big day arrives and 6 weeks of Real Estate, Lawyers, and packing is so worth it.
Pot Luck, forgotten house guests both man and puppy and yearly humiliation.
HOT,HOT,HOT.....Not painful enough, I decided to add this.
Good stuff happened....The Red Hat Society adopted me as their very own Jewelry designer. I wore a bathing suit in public and I met a new neighbour.
Enjoyed the the canning frenzy....all for the love of Dwayne and my Dude.Gratefull for discovering Brandon Flowers CD and still in awe of the magnificence that was my begonias.
Christmas in October...tree, decorations, presents, turkey dinner all in the new house, priceless.
Blessing my dear girl for being with me....washing,feeding,dressing,shopping for me.
Putting mascara on both eyes.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Sunday, December 26, 2010

So much better than expected

Christmas has been somewhat of a challenge for us since 1990 and 1994 for my brother and his family. The years we both lost our 18 year old precious children. We handle the season much the same..... working hard to be Christmassy and reassuring our selves it will soon be over. The real solution is to surround yourself with family and friends and yesterday, feeling the abscence of our best family, we completely were saved by the generosity and love of friends.Lovely company, and delicious Christmas dinner made the Christmas day.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

What I love to remember

Maybe it is because we are physically home alone this year and my heart had left the building to be with the best family or the spirit of the season has finally come to pass and I am besotted with the sweet memories of Christmas's past.....nothing to do with presents.....memories like....

Making popcorn balls with mom...her signature treat....true by my birthday one needed a hammer and screw driver to bust them into mouth size chunks but the love was in making them together.

Watching the Christmas Tree bubble lights, a well documented fire accelerant, so hypnotizing in the dark.

First Christmas married, first open house in our 1 room basement suite with shared house....ha, ha,still makes me laugh and cry at how proud and happy we were.

Laurie's first Christmas, sitting under the tree, dressed in her pink popcorn puff Onesy, clutching shiny tinsel and laughing at her daddy.

The 4 of us bundled up, the babies wrapped in sleeping bags trekking out with toboggans, hot chocolate, Christmas cookies and ever present chainsaw to find the perfect tree.Still my favorite part of Christmas preparations.

Sending the girls off to school morning of December 1st and tearing about putting up lights outside and in and decorating the house so that when the school bus pulled up at 5pm the lights were on, cookies baked and hot chocolate ready.

Carolling the neighbourhood in the hay wagon,dressed as Mr. and Mrs. Claus,Elf and Reindeer. Handing out homemade gifts and goodies and sipping the random hot toddy.

Christmas Eve Mass if all the stars aligned, supper at home with the Sevigneys then lying awake waiting to hear the sound of little feet Christmas morning.

The dinner...brocolli rice casserole, moms stuffing and the best pumpkin pie ever better the next day.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Christmas Card for you from moi

Dear friends,Please feel my arms around you and hear me whisper in your ear....Merry Christmas and thank you for making my year....PERFECT!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Merry Merry

In the words of the Profit Alf....SANTA'S COMING...SANTA'S COMING....

Monday, December 20, 2010

Love this

It was the day after Christmas at a church in San Francisco.

The pastor of the church was looking over the crèche when he noticed

that the baby Jesus was missing from among the figures.

He hurried outside and saw a little boy with a red wagon,

and in the wagon was the figure of the

little infant Jesus.

So he walked up to the boy and said,

"Well, where did you get your passenger, my fine friend?"

The little boy replied, "I got Him at church."

"And why did you take Him?"

The boy explained, "Well, about a week before Christmas I prayed to the

little Lord Jesus and I told Him if He would bring me a red wagon for

Christmas I would give Him a ride around the block in it."


Friday, December 17, 2010

It's my birthday in 2 wks honey.....honey

In a 2 day period, I heard about this new spa at least 5 times. Every room is a floor to ceiling window suite.......It's my birthday......hon..ney....

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

This is what I know

I can brush my teeth...almost without the screaming that ensues with bending my right elbow over baseball size swelling caused by my new BF donar bicept.

I can now pull up my own underwear...true I am wearing my old granny pants.

I had my head shaved last week and my hair...the last vestage of my lost beauty is no longer my concern.

I have 45 degrees left in my quest to straighten my right arm...though Madame Pain, my Physio can do it by sitting on my shoulder and bracing her feet against my forearm.

I no longer miss my bra and am loving my new BOHO look.

I am the lady wearing the summer tops in a snow friends bicept won't fit in my size XL sweaters.

I will never shop again, at least not as long as the Dude feels the need to follow 1 foot behind me you need this?....were talking a friggin box of Turttles PEOPLE!

YES...I'M STILL A TAD CRANKY.....this I know ..oh...and I can now do caps.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

I'm back....

Yes Blogsters...I was away...I had a moment, well maybe a week where the reality of 8 months of physio and the cavalier no pain, no gain attitude of my Physio brought me to my knees and somehow totally turned my resolve into.. fuck this! So like the gutless before me I turned to my bed, the TV, ice cream, and a really cranky...oh, I am so entitled attitude. Then today!!! my Physio cancelled...she is sick, and the sun came out, I made brownies, dirty dancing was on cable and I ....felt....better.

Friday, December 03, 2010


every morning,bathroom trip,bed time.....the household, the neighbourhood, the community hear my frustration. it has brought me to this difficult decision...i am going to become a NUDIST....

Thursday, December 02, 2010

my day dream today

so....while clutching my gilded waste paper basket and seated on my porceline throne for the last 2 days, i had a dream...hallucination, whatever....and saw him and he sang to me....of our love,my beauty, and my amazing 13 lb weight loss....listen and feel the love.

Wednesday, December 01, 2010

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Mesa Vista West, Okanagan, Canada