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...