Monday, December 29, 2008

Christmas Daybook

Outside my window...Blue grey morning is opening up to a more or less cloudy clear day!! in other words we never know what the day will bring by the end of it. it cold snow!!! but there will be sun today too. anyway it is going to be a good day..

I am thinking...Wow, another year has almost slithered by with many things to accomplish that will be pushed into the next year, so many birthdays have happened in this month also and a couple of persons have been laid to rest in the cozy blanket of white snow to await the coming of a Saviour who will raise them up again and take them to heaven.

I am thankful, food, holidays, money, warmth and crisp winter air, family, and all the encouragement and grace that this embraces

From the learning rooms...(if this applies)

From the kitchen...I will be making cookies with my granddaughter to send to my sons who did not get home this year and because i was too busy before christmas they will get it now!!! They also had birthdays on Christmas day --twins and an older daugter --two years apart and on the same day. we will make a small batch of pancakes this morning too. maybe i will post a picture afterward.
Buttermilk Pankcakes

3/4 cup each of white and brown flour
big heaping tablespoon of brown sugar --- 2 tbsp!
1 tsp salt
1 tsp soda
1/4 cup of cornmeal
big dash of bran
mix all that and add
3 eggs
2-3 tbsp of oil
2 cups maybe 1/4 more of buttermilk

i like to add corn or blueberries or raspberrries also, we always put peanutbutter and applesauce on top or pearsauce which is blended up pears

I am wearing...PJs wrapped up in a blanket!!

I am creating...

I am going...for a walk around the block with my grand daughter, to the store and....we shall see
I am reading...the new devotional that my friend gave me for Christmas entitled 'Grace Notes' by ardis dick stenbakken

I am print out a recipe book for my kids this year of all of my favorite recipies

I am hearing...the remnant of the Christmas music playing and the words that say Give Me Jesus! when i am alone give me Jesus. for in these moments we find the peace and strngth for the day. awesome thought.

Around the is so nice to have my house sort of organized this holiday and to have the holiday time from work to do it. but there are still a bathroom to decorate and doors to rehang and skirting for the trailer will have to wait for summer. always something to do. and a blanket to stitch together

One of my favorite things...sitting in front of the pellet sove and enjoying the WARMTH. i can just feel the warm floor and the heat melting up to my legs!!!!!

A few plans for the rest of the week: just as listed above but i may make a trip or two to the city...

Here is picture thought I am sharing...()

Monday, December 8, 2008

one of those days

FOR TODAY (december already it is so close to christmas and the end of the year and my kids birthdays...three of them)..

Outside my window...dark out and beyond that i can't see anything but the plastic on the windows

I am would be nice to sit on this couch all day, i am tired after esterdays party preparations and stress of it all, i am sort f discuted with everyone as a program was planned and they were so rude to talk all the way thru it. guess i will have a meeting where everyone can just talk!!!! there i vented................

I am thankful for...for those who showed up though, and i am thankful for this couch and for the few moments in the morning to relax before work

From the learning rooms...humm what have i learned today........or what should i learn...possibly tat i should just let everybody do their own thing but then the meetings and purpose for the meetings will go down the drain, time to resign?????

From the kitchen...left over salad from last night for breakfast and i wish i had that apple charlotte, it was good

I am wearing...brown pjs and they have sheep printed on the bottoms-should i be sheepish about my comments!!!!

I am creating...a white gingerbread house from styrofoam

I am get ready for work and then tonite is a church board meeting that will have leftover decorations and food from last nite

I am and lesson on the computer

I am hoping...that i will survive the next week full of parties

I am hearing...the dryer just quit and the alarm on my phone just rang and now there is silence but for the clicking of fingernails on these keys

Around the house...oh my there is always lots to dom it never ends, but i will probably just leave everything till next week or something during the holidays we have two weeks so that is when i will decorate the house for next year haah just kidding hahah

One of my favorite monkey

A few plans for the rest of the week:going to dye my hair pink

Here is picture thought I am sharing...()

click on the simple woman daybook

Monday, November 24, 2008


FOR TODAY (November 24)...
Outside my window...dark sky thru plastic on the windows, can't see too much yet

I am thinking...that it is slightly cold in here, the stove is still going but i am going to let it go out so i can clean it this evening. i will use the propane instead today

I am thankful for...everymorning i wake up thankful for the God in heaven who supplies all my nds and that i can turn to Him and know He is alive and is the one constant thing in this whole universe that is true and good and able

From the learning rooms...(if this applies) i am sitting on my couch and i should learn to get off of it more often hahahha!!!!

From the kitchen...salad, grapefruits, and soup for today, subway for the wed and thurs....

I am wearing...ditto from all the other weeks!!!!!

I am creating...a Christmas look for the house this week and sewing curtains

I am work

I am bible lesson on the internet

I am make decisions this week on going to bolivia and also tat the roads will be clear by wed to travel into town

I am hearing...snow fall down off the roof, the pellet drop down in the stove and the fans going, a vehicle just drove by, a train whistles and rumbles by, the wind is blowing, my! a busy morning already

Around the house...still the electrical to get done in the addition

One of my favorite things... is this picture on facebook that everybody is buying, i posted a pic of a brown and white teddy bears sitting together and it has gone over and over again

A few plans for the rest of the week:just to get a program going for the ladies meeting on te seventh of dec.

Here is picture thought I am sharing...(

Monday, November 17, 2008

just a picture today----says it all

FOR TODAY (november 17)...

Outside my window...well this morning we woke up to five inches of snow making things a very pretty winter wonderland. absolutely lovely. so i walked to the window and took a picture. and very warm out for this time of year.

I am would be so nice to stay at home today instead of going to work but there are so many tings to do and no time to do it in.

I am thankful for...for the freedom to pray and for the coice to do so. i am thankful for the Spirit and his leading

From the kitchen...grapefruits and oranges from Florida just arrived, tey are so good and we look forward to them every winter season, just made a green salad with a peanut butter slice of bread!!! nuts and fruit for dinner...........sounds really appetizing doesn't it. i guess you could put it all tgether and have a Thai meal with noodles.....getting better eh!!

I am pjs right now as it will soon be time for bed and then the start of another day

I am creating...not much
I am going...go turn on the pellet stove, it is getting chilly sitting here

I am reading...nothing

I am get all my papers arranged to go to bolivia this february, we booked our hotel for vancouver already and pacific dental conference is coming up so our flights will be the next thing to book

I am hearing...the snow fall off the roof, the TV, cooktop beeping telling me there is something on the stove....that is so aggravating!!!it makes me always hae a tidy stove......hahha

Around the house...are Christmas decorations to sort out

One of my favorite cozy, crazy, unmatched living room with plants all over

A few plans for the rest of the week:mail passport, mail curt his money, put in a christmas present, buy his laptop, birthday for my grandson who is one year old, get the Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes out, and get ready to go to smithers already. i am wiped already besides that i have to phine a hundred people.

Here is picture thought I am sharing...

Monday, November 10, 2008

A new day

FOR TODAY (november 10)...

Outside my window...dark as usual but will get light in about an hour and then the sun will light up the mountains and then it will rain again hahah but it was cold last night so i guess we will have some nice weather today i will let you know.....

I am more day to work and then a day off for Remembrance Day

I am thankful children and their children, for the comfort we find in family and the ability to help them, Praising God for his mercy toward us

From the learning rooms...(if this applies)it does --because each room we go to in the home or the memory we have of things that happened, or the great outdoors, i learn to be forgiving and to look on others as the Masters children

From the kitchen...just Shreddies for breakfast again and Spinach salad for dinner. tomorrow i will make some asparagas soup

I am pjs as usual and scrubs for today

I am creating...a scrapbooking page for the ladies journal

I am have a hot bath before work

I am reading...the man;y magazines for ideas on a christmas party for the ladies

I am hoping...that everything will turn out in the end and everyone will have fun. i am hoping to buy a house or property and that my son will come home to canada to build it!!!!!!!

I am hearing...the furnace and the tapping of the computer keys, the silence of the room and my mind going on what i have to do today---hahhahah

Around the the grandkids bike, papers on the couch to sort out, dishes to wash from this morning and geraniums to water and the hearth to put together
One of my favorite things...facebook contacts and my other blog

A few plans for the rest of the week: maybe my pellet stove will come which should have been here last week, no special things happening other than that

Here is picture thought I am sharing...

make sure to click on the link back to the other daybook logs. it is fun

Monday, November 3, 2008

Monday, November 3, 2008

For Today... it is early and the second day for the time change and it seems lots of people are still wide awake this time of the morning..... it is 5'30 am or actually 4'30. a couple of hours to go before we have to get ready for work.

Outside my is still dark--i am a morning person i always get up early and go to bed late too for that matter!!! It has been raining all night again and am wondering if our Christmas will be white or brown
I am thankful home, and property, i enjoy the beauty of its surrounding area the the people who are around me. i am thakful for Gof in heaven who has granted me health, and riches and protection and for the saving power in his life giving hands. Do you know the song that Ivan Parker sings.....Saved by the hands

From the kitchen...a quart of warm blueberry tea and Shreddies for breakfast again! Schneider's puts out a real nice fake chicken made with soy protein that is actually very good called Oh Natural........will make a nice chicken burger for dinner.

I am wearing... right now pink nite shirt with little white lambs but later scrubs again--that's my life! although the seminar last week said that for the uptown lifestyle in a dental office, you can wear co-ordinated colors on certain days! but different styles and not scrubs! lab coats???NO.

I am reading...Victoria, Martha Stewart, i have magazines i have saved for 20 years that i am looking thru. time to thow some away i guess but some of them have such nice pictures in them. or i could cut them out and scrapbook---a good idea! i wonder where you all get your antique pics from......

I am it is the fridge fan!!!!! and one of the wall clocks steadily ticking. don't think i have changed all of them yet!!!1

Around the house.....For the third time i have lost my bank card and this morning i thought i lost it again. Something strange is going on here but not really because i just happened to empty the contents of my purse in a box and put it away where i would not forget--hahah---and after searching a few places this morning found it again. That was a relief!!!! Time to sort thru Christmas is a setting i used a couple years or so ago for a ladies meeting....

I am actually going to sort thru some of my books and give them away
I am creating----I am going to work on making a catherdral quilt and a truck birthday cake for the grand boy who will be one in a couple of weeks

One of my favorite of my kids and grandkids

Few Plans For The Rest Of The Week...going to have my car detailed this week and its winter oil change, wipers too.

Here is a picture thought I am sharing with you...

have a good week everybody.............!!!!

Monday, October 27, 2008

same old same old

Monday, October 27, 2008

For Today...blackbirds and christmas

Outside my is still dark

From the kitchen...a quart of warm blueberry tea

I am wearing... scrubs again

I am magazines and christmas recipies--looking at biscotti, food gifts in a jar with decorated tops, sewing table runners, and tiny quiches

I am hearing...the furnace jiggling fan

Around the house.....I have to change the water faucets outside so they don't reeze. I would love someone to build me a small shed for the car. oh well!! make sure the skirting is intact for the winter

things never change around here but i did get some leaves raked before the rake broke!!! have to buy a new one today

One of my favorite snap dragons and purple something flowers that i brought in from the porch, they might bloom for a little while in the house---still blooming. the white christmas cactus is blooming now and i only have two or three blossoms on the red one. i think it needs repoting as some large branches fill off....

Few Plans For The Rest Of The Week...humm have to think about that just work--getting two tons of wood pellets today, cleaned out the porch yesterday

Here is a picture thought I am sharing with you...

Monday, October 20, 2008

work and play

For is the start of a new week and I am going to like it rain or SNOW or with or with out sunshine!!

Outside my a bright sunshinny day with grey clouds that threaten to bring down snow or slush! Green and yellow leaves glisten in the sun and with a slight breeze leaves are shuffling here to there. It is beautiful

From the kitchen...fresh asparagras soup made in a hurry with water onions, celery, chicken seasoning and boil just until barely done, then put in the blender. it leaves a rather chunky version of soup but that is okay, add a dab of cream and there you have it-- Soup before i rush off to work!!!

I am scrubs again

I am reading...martha stewagetting ideas for a ladies meeting

I am hearing...the furnace jiggling fan

Around the house.....I have to change the water faucets outside so they don't reeze. I would love someone to build me a small shed for the car. oh well!! make sure the skirting is intact for the winter

One of my favorite snap dragons and purple something flowers that i brought in from the porch, they might bloom for a little while in the house

Few Plans For The Rest Of The Week...humm have to think about that just work

Here is a picture thought I am sharing with you...

remember those days!!!.........................

Sunday, October 5, 2008

daybook time

we were helping dad clean out the stove.....................below is the clean version......

Monday, October 6, 2008

For Today...monday ~~Good Morning!!!

Outside my dark, cloudy, hear a train in the distance, car drove by otherwise there is silence and leaves all over the place

I am thankful for...for the priviledge of being out of debt, that i was able to help the kids in a small way, for two part time jobs, one or the other should keep me going in this recession

In the kitchen...blueberry tea as always, buckwheat berries that have been soaked over night, rinsed, with raisins and bananas, with hemp milk on top for breakfast, salad for dinner and probably for supper too

I am wearing...Scrubs again.

I am bills

I am apron made out of black and white striped material and lace-you can see it on the other blog

I am hearing...dryer, water dripping and my stove has an annoing beep beep because i left something on it, i must turn it off!!

Around the house...trying to decide whether to put in a pellet or ordinary wood stove for heat

One of my favorite striped curtains with pink lace!! actually it is a dusty rose color and the stripes have a bit of brown in it

A Few Plans For The Rest Of The organize my house again after jaimie moving, we moved more of her stuff today. making josie a birthday cake which will be on the 7th she will be six years old !!!!!!

A picture thought.... these are some photos when i was a little girl and there are a couple of my sisters also. we were born in Oshawa, ont. and lived in a renovated garage.

Monday, September 29, 2008

Daybook for September 29

For Today...monday ~~Well it is actually evening now

Outside my Window...the day has been so beautiful and clear and warm. everone was saying why do we have to work or why can't we see our patients outside!!! I am sure protocol does not allow us but if given an individual choice no one would mind!!! But we are stuck inside with no windows and peoples' comments on the weather or as some did-not show up!!! Now it is a clear dusky sky that promises to be another warm day. Golden leaves are fallen on a green lawn and the garden begs to be retilled.

I am thankful for...for a God who is patient with us when we make mistakes and tr to make decisions on our own. How He patiently works around us trying to iron out each circumstance. I am thankful for the presence of Christ in our lives.

In the kitchen...
Blueberry tea, spinach/banana smoothie that i didn't finish which will probably go to the compost worms!!!, salad, just something simple for the only one at home--me!!

I am wearing...Scrubs still. there is a new pink and plack printed top with pink bias tape around the neck. it is pretty

I am reading...nothing really just listening to Amazing Discoveries by Walter Vieth on last day events of this world, my bible lesson on line
current lesson

I am creating...a space in this silent room by where i sit

I am hearing...hummm walter vieth talking and making dry jokes

Around the house...Jaimie's stuff is still in places around the house and Josies room has little girl stuff all over the floor!! We are waiting to see what she does in the next couple of days.

One of my favorite large pink coffee mugs that now has cold Caf-lib in it because i am writing this blog~~

A Few Plans For The Rest Of The Week...well i think i am going to keep on dreaming instead of buying a new car. the economy is so unpredictable now it is scarry to go into debt over a car. i shall wait....................just another work week..........still have to get out my pink blog for womens ministry ladies which is three weeks late because i have too much going on in my house right now. washing carrots!!! braiding onions and cooking beets........

A picture thought.......

Monday, September 15, 2008

Daybook for sept 15

For Today...monday morning again!!!!!

Outside my Window...grey cloudy morning but the clouds are high so it should be an average warm day,

I am thankful for...again for a God who is all knowing, who exists, merciful and compassionate even in our troubles. I have learned in this past week that the devil would have our very lives taken and sometimes he does, but if i am alive it is because God isn't finished with me yet!!!!

In the kitchen...sprouted buckwheat for breakfast with hemp milk bananas, and raisins, in the dehydrator-- tomatoes

I am wearing...oh dear pj's still must hurry have to go to work

I am reading...the instruction book on how to install microsoft office, my bible lesson on line current lesson

I am creating...some new ideas for my blog--me too or thinking about it!!!!

I am hearing...dehydrator

Around the arranging for my family to come

One of my favorite comfy overstuffed chair that my mom re upholstered

A Few Plans For The Rest Of The Week...stacking wood getting my new car ordered and weekend groceries and buying a new daybed

A picture thought.......
which on shall i choose the jet or the car~!!!!!!!

Monday, September 8, 2008

another week in my life in the fall

FOR TODAY (September 8 2008)...

Outside My Window...i am getting up at 6:30am and it is dark, thick clouds envelope the mountains, all the trees are still, leaves are turning yellow, boletus mushrooms have grow out of nowhere to a huge size, heavy dew on the ground, birds are ravenous tis year as the feeder was just replenished yesterday....

I am is daylight now and i have an hour to get ready for work. i am glad i only have ten minutes to drive to work for the next two days and in the daylight!!

It's going to be a big change for me as my daughter and her girl mmove in with me for the school year but it will be nice for company..

I am thankful for...the miracles God has provided in his mercy and in hard times. He does his best work in these times!

From the kitchen...blueberry tea for now and a spinach green smothie with banana for breakfast--i should add some mixture of ground flax/sesame/hemp, then i will have nuts to eat also and another banana!!!!!

I am wearing...pj's of course now but i shall change into brand new scrubs i bought last week--pink/black patterened ones

I am creating...pencil or flower vases out of cans and putting decorative paper and lace and ribbon and stuff around to make it look pretty

I am going...would like to make a trip to calgary soon still haven't picked up my organ yet

I am reading...bibleand lesson on line

I am hoping...that this school year wil be rewarding and productive and a blessing for the children and that te teacer will have strength thruougt the year

I am hearing...the dryer

Around the i got up there was this very deep baritone hummbuzz--scared me as i listened to it for a few minutes wondering what on earth it was and where it was coming from . the dryer door ws open and it had flown into it and then on the door. below is a very poor picture but you get the idea. i have no idea what it is and have never seen one before.........

One of my favorite water jug

A Few Plans For The Rest Of The Week:....just work and re arranging my house so daughter can move in

Here is picture thought I am sharing...

Sunday, August 31, 2008


FOR TODAY (August 31)...a holiday for the provinces

Outside My Window...I am writing at night for tomorrow and it is dark as ink out there, but surprisingly warm as last week has been cold. On the mountains it has been snowing every day. It actually snowed in Canmore this weekend as I was looking at some pictures my friend had as they were celebrating their wedding anniversary.

I am thinking...why does my leg have to ache constantly making it difficult to walk even, it hurts as i have those v veins. Doctors appt coming up!

I am thankful new kichen, but a flattop stove is not the best thing to use for canning, it ruined my canner that i had borrowed and so i will have to buy her a new one, thankful for 3ABN station-you can find it on the net also, my bed as i have to get there right now --it is past 12 o'clock and i might turn into a pumpkin tomorrow!!!!!!!!!!!!

From the kitchen...bread and butter pickles as you can look at on my other blog--and carrot and bean dills and one beet pickles all made with lemon juice.

I am mom always made these nightgowns when we were home as kids and when she died she had left a pretty pink flowered one. it is comfortable anyway for lounging in.

I am creating...i create a mess everyday and somehow it just does not clean itself up--i guess i am missing kids at home!!!!!

I am going...or would love to go to Calgary on sept 18 to see Neil Diamond!!!!!!!!!!!!that would be so much fun but i am too far away.............

I am reading...files on the internet about dental things i have to know in ordr to keep my job--all about bioblocks, rhino and pharo machines and such things.

I am buy a Mazda 3 with all the accessories, but maybe i will just stick with my sons toyota pickupas he is in bolivia, i am hoping my other son will bring it and the organ out from calgary

I am dehyrator is running with bananas and pineapple in it

Around the house...still the things of last week to do

One of my favorite things...sweet potatoes with sea salt and lime juce

A Few Plans For The Rest Of The Week: would like to can more pickled carrots tomorrow, and work starts on the second here this week so will be working one day here at home and then two days in smither again. drs appoint for legs on friday.

Here is picture thought I am sharing...


Sunday, August 24, 2008

Monday Morning

Outside My Window... grey dusk of morning, logging truck is just pulling out to go to work,
I am thinking... Oh to be smart and witty
I am thankful for... rain, the lawn is mowed, peas are in, green out yet, most beautiful view in the valley, and that God is still my friend-- i am glad for rechargable batteries too
From the kitchen... fresh raw salad for breakfast
I am wearing... pj for now as i am trying to get my clothes dry for work i have to leave in a half hour
I am creating... another mess in the kitchen as always but it is fun i love to cook
I am going... drink my blueberry tea, and read my bible for a few minutes.............going to wish you all a good and prosperous week
I am reading... about Rhinometer and Pharyngometer and Jaw Tracker and Intra and ortho phots and that likd of stuff. I am overwhelmed and brain dead and it is taking me such a long time to learn and even at my age i am going to take the ortho module----HELP
I am hoping... that i can spend my money wisely
I am hearing... silence of the trees and clouds sitting still, dull rushing hush sound of the river in the distance, donnie and lorna talking as they go by for their walk, dryer
Around the house... make whipping cream icing --i use plain gelatin in it to stabalize , skirting to fix for the winter and wood to pile and a garage to build
One of my favorite things... pickle sandwiches
A Few Plans For The Rest Of The Week: Church board tomorrow, making bread and butter pickles, planning for a ladies meeting, work for three days, put notice of meeting in church bulletin, make shopping list, decorate chocolate cake for Alice bennett who is 87,
Here is picture thought I am sharing.. S'mores for today, S'mores for tomorrow, and S'more work for the day................and S,mores to eat...


Monday, August 18, 2008

Monday Night

FOR TODAY (August 18,008)...

Outside My Window... The moon speaks - last night it was a full moon clouded over by night clouds, this morning while driving to work i saw it over my shoulder so clear in the blue sky, it's fuzzy shadow outlined just like a huge cotton ball, a real nice sight. Now a car or two is speeding by to get home to watch the lst of the Olympic games or to go to bed or just to get home before dark and it is very quiet out. It had rained today while i was working.

I am thinking... I am so tired of driving back and forth to work already and i have a whole winter to go!! but there is the garden to bring in and hay to spread on it, bills to pay and the house to get ready for winter and wood to bring in and how can i do it already.. are you tired yet?

I am thankful for... for my job, for people being patient with me, for God teaching us how to forgive and be fair and honest.

From the kitchen... parsley juice, dried bananas, nuts and raisins, peas and dishes to do..........

I am wearing... garden clothes and soon to don night clothes

I am creating...a mess that needs to be cleaned up later

I am going... to work to train tomorrow on photographs, Bio paks, tomos, cephs, ortho records, and such things dentally related, then i am going to visit the grandkids and then i am going home to bed

I am reading... bible and the nice little verse on my other web site

I am hoping...for a great amount of something to pay off my bills, for my daughter to come and visit and for all my kids to be ready to meet Jesus in the clouds when He comes the second time

I am hearing... another car go by

Around the house... I refilled the bird feeder, wire to roll up grass to mow, shed to build, Hey does this sound like I need a servant or something hahahha

One of my favorite things... are my pink water jug, pink wooly sheep pj's and the cheesecake that is still in the freezer thatwill stay there until someone else buys it another hahahh

A Few Plans For The Rest Of The Week: It's all described above

Here is picture thought I am sharing...


Sunday, August 10, 2008

23rd Psalm

Yesterday..............the grandeur of a storm

FOR TODAY (August 12, Monday)...

The Lord is my Shepherd;
I shall not want.
He maketh me to lie down in green pastures:
He leadeth me beside the still waters.
He restoreth my soul:
He leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for His name' sake.
Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
I will fear no evil:
For thou art with me;
Thy rod and thy staff, they comfort me.
Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies;
Thou annointest my head with oil;
My cup runneth over.
Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life,
and I will dwell in the House of the Lord forever.

Outside My Window...Have you ever seen those mornings when you wake up, glance out the window and the sun is just at its best in promising its going to be a great day, yet the grey clouds that are silver lined are all around, little bits of blue sky showing in the background, you rush to get a picture and the moment is is gone. batteries are dead. But what a beautiful morning! Still I caught the tail end of the rising sun.
and much later here it is and you can see the scarlet runners beginning to open up by my bedroom window where i can reach out and grab a bean when they get large. They are so yummy raw... I see the lady next door who lost her husband several years ago but still keeps going with bringing in her hay and wood and selling bread at the flea market. She is out walking with her red sweater on, dress and jeans underneath picking up stray bits of garbage on the road........

I am thinking... Oh! that poor bird. He just flew into my window... It has been a really long weekend and I have enjoyed it because i did some shopping and because it was nice to do things around home and get paid for it from holiday pay!!!

I am thankful for... neighbors who lent me their truck to go pick up a bed, my sons who built the addition to put it in, paychecks, the rain is lovely too, all the 50 so birds that are feeding at the feeder that is empty now but there is almost half of it on the ground!!! Bananas!!

From the kitchen... Baking bread again, dehyrating bananas into thin strips - they are just like candy. last year i did blueberries and cherries-very good!!! making a couple of cheesecakes to sell, maybe a tray of cinnamon buns too for work

I am wearing... yellow shirt-i love yellow and could only wear it when i got older but it has to be a lemon yellow and brown cargo jeans that roll up from the cuff. and brown rubber slippers

I am creating...

I am going... I have already gone to Terrace but today i stay at home, will go to the garbage dump to get rid of junk and paper that the bed was wrapped up in, tomorrow is work again

I am reading...Bible on the life of John.

I am hoping... so much that my oldest daughter will come here to stay for a year, same wish as last week

I am hearing... a train in the distance, cries of a family who has lost a wife in a car accident this weekend, a daughter who is on life support, the laughter of a wedding, the engines of a truck as new owners move into their home, groans as we decide wether to keep our school going, prayers of all for their children and work and life

Around the house... organizing the computer and sewing rooms, burn the cardboard that was around the bed, check my compost worms

One of my favorite things...Handcream -

A Few Plans For The Rest Of The Week: no plans yet

Here is picture thought I am sharing... this is BOB, a dog i used to own who i gave away to a farm who had big dogs and lots of room to run around in---- i really miss him but i wonder what he was thinking on top of my car????? He is a Great Pyrnee with something else

Sunday, August 3, 2008

Long weekend in Canada

FOR TODAY (August 4)...

Outside My Window... wonderful view of the mountains and Roche de Boule peak

I am thinking...that i gave this lady hot dog buns instead of a loaf of bread, oh well she has kids so hopefully she can use them!!! So nice to have a few sunny days where the garden can grow. The raspberries are really huge this year. I would love to have some extra money to go to Calgary this coming weekend!!

I am thankful for...the sun, my ramp , peas are loaded with pods, glad Sheri is doing well after breast cancer surgery, for the yellow bird that was in my yard-western tanager , Mouse traps???!!!!!

From the kitchen...made bread and gave it away to about five people around supper time, so i got a lot of smiles!!! and the house smelled of fresh bread for a long time!!

I am shirt, black denims, brown clogs, hair tied back

I am creating...I did make a ramp for the back entrance, it works!!! otherwise nothing---although I did go visit my friend and she had just finished quilting a bear claw blanket that she made. I should be so inspired. She will put it in the fair for display.

I am going...outside working in the garden and mowing the lawn

I am reading...still 'annapurna', can't seem to get it finished but probably will this week --video on Anapurna youtube

I am hoping...that i will hear from my son who is bolivia

I am hearing...the roar of engines as hot rodders roar up the road with their trucks and four wheelers, the other day 8 of them went roaring past the yard, rototillers and logging trucks in the morning, the wind is galing up a storm for the night--i hope it will not rain until we go back to work

Around the house... dishes as usual to do, clean sheets for the week in the dryer still

One of my favorite my new kitchen and the white quilted pillow case from IKEA that has the folded opening in the back and the pillow is the crunchy-up kind that is always comfortable!!!!

A Few Plans For The Rest Of The Week: go see the lawyer to get a letter drawn up for my car refund, make oatmeal raisin cookies and get them sent off to the kids along with the peanutbutter ones, go to smithers tomorrow and see the grandkids, general work week, and give the two remaining loaves of bread to the flea market person

Here is picture thought I am sharing...