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Tuesday, August 28, 2012


I know ...get a life...words being repeated by many as you read this. The truth is, my daily choices have dwindled to one this summer....the beach, only the the sun burned on for over 2 months. This morning, I woke to rain and my day had a hundred possibilities......all of them related to work. So today Dear Reader I must bite the proverbial bullet and do all that I set aside the last 2 months to swim in the warm crystal waters of my beloved lake. Butter out to replenish the freezer cookie dough, Crisco out to restock the pie crust, iron, clean, dig potatoes, pick grapes, pull dead flowers, and start fall clean up and pruning, file bills, clean garbage bins, cook a roast and bake a batch of that the SUN?????

Monday, August 27, 2012

Yes...I still do Art

I have been asked numerous times this last week (OK 6 times) if I am still an Artist.  How forward of you, my friend. I was born and will transition an Artist, it's just some weeks I am more of a Beach Slug than an Artist. Last week, I finished my new and improved Light Box for taking photos of my art and at the same time, because I am amazing made a few Polymer bracelets. Yes, today I am at the beach....exhausted from my spurt of creativity , I voted on an Rand R day.....Where are you?

Friday, August 24, 2012

A moment of silence

Today the greatnortherners flew over and the wind felt like fall.....OH NO.......

Wednesday, August 22, 2012


Earlier this year, I had this thought??? Where are the favorite recipes of our family and do the younguns (now not so young) know the recipes and the origin of said recipes to continue our family culinary legacy? Well the answer is No and NO! Enter the Green Binder. The Green Binder missing a front cover, torn and stained became the vault of all our favorite family recipes when we were a beginning family. What was missing however was the hand written boxes of cards and scribblers of recipes from our moms, aunts and grandparents. Recipes recovered sadly after our loved ones transitioned into a better kitchen. My mission this summer has been to go through these recipes and rebuild the Green Binder for the new generation of family cooks, and yes they are all hand written because that is part of the experience. Original owner of the recipe and a bit of a family story is included. This winter, I plan to cook each recipe and include adjustments as needed and a picture. Another addition to the Binder Solution......

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

My love affair

 Painting it.....or swimming in it. I cannot resist it and openly profess my unending love for it.

I can't remember a time when I wouldn't drop everything to go to a beach....any beach...anywhere. Starting with Alberta Beach when a kid to an Ocean...any ocean and my beloved Okanagan Lake. It's the water...watching it, smelling it, feeling it. I am drawn to it. This morning it happened again.....

Monday, August 20, 2012

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Friday, August 17, 2012

Beach Day

So happy... today. I'm off to the beach with a friend....Armed with flotation devices, water shoes, shade chairs, egg salad sandwiches, watermelon and refreshments  and you Madame sunshine. If it's going to be hot, I'm going to be floating in the cool more stinking fan for me. Come on ....everyone is welcome.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Oy....Please give me some space

It's hot here.....beyond hot, it's 36-42 C....that's hell like temperatures agreed? WTH is wrong with you people who continue to hug me when saying hello or goodbye.....I am damp, cranky and do not want my flesh pressed but you continue. I carry  damp washcloth in a plastic bag in my purse, extra deodorant, and scented body lotion. In my car is a towel, bathing suit and ice water....I am doing more than my part to stay cool. PEOPLE!....Give me some space....PLEASE

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Living the heat

Dentist chair was sticky, car was like a toaster oven, house could incubate eggs for hatching, dinner was a delusion of someone's imagination and sleep was impossible until wee hours of the morning. We scared each other over and over as naked and sporting a damp towel we crept around the dark house looking for the cool.......AC repair is underway....the dude has ordered the part, a motor and will pick it up today. Sadly it is a 2 man repair so presently meditating to get into my peacefull , cool place Good news the AC will be fixed by the weekend heat surge..w.expected highs in  the 40.

Monday, August 13, 2012

Happenings and not

These last 10 days have raced past me as does any time I am lucky enough to spend with the best daughter in all the world. Things that were supposed to happen didn't and others did causing pause for much anxious wondering about my near future. Today I am still somewhat in shock about the lack of safety net the medical system has for folks like myself and very afraid for the future. Seeing my other lifeline drive away early this am, blonde puppy and perfect grands sleepy in their seats, while she drove the bright yellow car made me think that the sunshine of my life was leaving just as I saw it come into my life 10 days ago and again felt the anxiety return as my safety net pulled out of the driveway. Life happens as the Universe dictates. My challenge is to enjoy the ride and learn from each is just so damn hard sometimes.

Sunday, August 12, 2012

The ups and downs of motherhood

Last Saturday I was full of girl and her chicklets were here for a WHOLE week. My world was so full I could not breath, only gaze at them endlessly in wonder that they would leave their Dad/love and busy fun lives to spend a week with us, the Rents. In a blink the daily beach jaunts,the,dog walks,the movies,birthday celebrations,card games made my  life better ....then today they all had to return to their lives, friends, jobs and lonely dad. So... I put on my game face, waved goodbye got promices of safe driving but knew they did not realize they were my life and my life was so much less now that they were gone....

Wednesday, August 08, 2012

Theme song for worries

This is my worry song....a song I sing when afraid or if I have really screwed up.....singing it now...
CANCELLED.....for the third bummed about this.

Thursday, August 02, 2012

Cat Scans....thoughts?

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GOTCHA!! CT of a twinkie....
Just had my 1 week  prior to surgery CT .....Verdict...still a shoulder....just very yucked up...

Wednesday, August 01, 2012

Blaze Of Glory

Known for my love of the rock god Jon Bon Jovi it seems only fitting that my theme song for the next week should be Blaze Of Glory. The next 8 days are filled with social stuff....lunching with, making meals for, viewing movies, imbibing cocktails, playing cards and imbibing more cocktails with my Peeps, Time is closing in quickly and  mobility and freedom ....(until I can wear underwear) will be very restricted. News flash for those brave few who will venture into our home to visit...."cranky Me" are safest if carrying good coffee, ice cream, chocolate or Tequila.... Body armor, safety glasses and ear plugs advised.

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