Wednesday, April 29, 2009


April 29, 1978 seems like a long time ago. Today we will celebrate our 31st wedding anniversary! Lots has happened in 31 years!

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Painting Day 7

Wow, what a difference when you can open all the windows! We got to do that today! I started with first coat of trim color on the windows and doors, Peter did that with the baseboards out in the garage.
I'm getting used to the color. I think that it could be quite dingy but with bright accessories the walls will accent the accessories and that will be great! Bright pictures and curtains will help!
I guess I'm a little excited now! Can hardly wait for everything to be back in place, (okay, there are some within the family who will probably be thinking 'I hope she doesn't put everything back in place, because she surely could get rid of some of it.', and I hopefully won't, I really don't want to bring everything back.). I guess painting can be as good as a move. I've never stayed in one place this long since I married, and as with moving a person doesn't seem to collect stuff, but with this painting adventure it does tend to be a cleansing process like moving.

Monday, April 27, 2009

Painting Day 6

Okay! We have the second coat of color on all the walls! Yahoo! I must say that it will take awhile to get used to this color but it is much nicer than the white we've had for the last 12 years! With pictures, etc. on the walls it will be better too!
Lots left to do that is piddly work, like trim and baseboards.
I'm sick of the smell but that is part of the package. I just wish it would warm up outside so that we could have the windows open at night and not for just a short time in the middle of the day. Maybe in a few days.

Saturday, April 25, 2009


I found this on Lion Brand Yarn site and thought some of you might like it. Lola

Sweetest Friend


Thank you, LaDonna for this Sweet Award. It is my very first award.

This award originated from Evening Shade Morning Latte and has been making the rounds in bloggy-world.

The award is as follows:

“These blogs are exceedingly charming. These kind bloggers aim to find & be friends. They are not interested in self-aggrandizement. Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated.”

The rules of the award are as follows:
Please give more attention to these writers. Deliver this award to 8 bloggers that then need to choose 8 bloggers of their own to pass the award to. Include the following text depicting the award…

(I am not up to having to many people know that I even have a blog or that they may have a blog that I can follow, so my list will be incomplete.)

My first choice

1. my daughter LaDonna who influenced me - Just Our Thoughts

2. my son Kirk - Kirk Thoughts

3. a blogger friend I met thru LaDonna - Tammy-Lee of What's TJ thinking?

4. my 'daughter' Candace - I believe she is starting a blog!

and the rest may come later!

Friday, April 24, 2009

Painting Day 5

This shows the white base and the plastic on the doors we are living with during this time!

  Peter finishing up the entrance.

Kitchen area with color!
(Close up)
Peter got done!
Dining area with the beginnings of the second shade.
Well, I thought you'd all like to know I thought of you while painting!

And I think I'm going to be a bit sore! That little treat at the end of the month is sure looking good!!!!
Well that's the first coat of color done. We have trim to work with tomorrow.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Painting Day 4

Okay, today more was accomplished, yeah! We got some more putty work done, and then all the walls got a white base coat put on them!!! It's a good thing Peter has more energy and drive than I do, and staying power! (That's staying power to get the job done, if any of you were wondering.) Everything is soooooooo WHITE! It looks good but that's not the color we have in mind for the end result.
We are going to have to fix on some spots that were missed with putty and sanding as they seemed to show themselves now that the base coat is on. But we will fix that tomorrow.
We got the gallons (5) tinted, 1 for trim, 2 for one color and 2 for the other. The one color had to be with an accent base - good thing we had 2 gallons of that from last years painting that we could use. So it's looking good for everything coming out like we planned.
I'm starting to get excited about the end result now. It's only Friday tomorrow and finally we get to put some color on the walls, I can hardly wait!!!!!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Painting Day 3

You know this will go on for up to 2 weeks or more!
Okay, so Peter sanded the putty marks and I got to wash the walls, and sweep the floors.
Peter painted the final coat on the ceilings and I am impressed. It really looks good and it is so nice and white. It is amazing! (Okay it's not every day that I paint and realize how good it looks.)
Tomorrow's another day.......

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Painting Day 2

I know the day isn't done yet, but we've done some stuff and I'm sure that you are here to know what!
Okay the day started with taking the last few things off the walls - a couple of blinds (now I feel naked in the neighborhood), and light and plug-in covers, ceiling light fixtures, etc. And then it was time to get more boxes because we need to clear out the pantry and above the cupboards in the kitchen. So Peter when out while I stayed and swept and vacuumed. Then he filled the holes with putty.
The ceiling has a first coat on now and I'm thinking we will have a bit of relaxing evening sniffing paint.
So if I don't blog for a day or two you just may have the right to think we're a bit high!
Got to go help now!!!!!!

Monday, April 20, 2009

Painting Day 1

Okay, so it is now 3:30 pm Monday afternoon, and we are not painting, and I have been informed that it will likely be Thursday before we start painting!
We have taken the 1001 things off the walls, taken the trim off the doors and floors/walls, moved stuff downstairs to a paint free zone, and Peter's now out getting some supplies or at least looking at some. We don't have the paint mixed - we do have the color chosen though. And here I sit writing about it all. Well, this is just to up date you.
Oh, the curtains are gone and I mean GONE! They have hung there for 12 years that I know of, and they will find a home just in that barrel out in the back yard, (not the missionary barrel either).
And, thus it sounds a bit hollow in here. But that's all good as it is step #1 to painting!

Friday, April 17, 2009


Next week Peter and I will be painting! We will paint the majority of the top floor of our house! This is something we have never done before! Well, we have painted rooms before but not to this extent that we plan to do this coming week. The color is the greatest decision, I mean you have to live with it OR paint again - RIGHT AWAY! Having said that I believe we (my sister and I) have come up with 'some color' that will work! I will post pictures at a later date (everything is white right now).

Wednesday, April 15, 2009


Lent is over and this year I wanted to do what a few of my friends have done - not eat or do something for the duration of Lent. Well I decided that my Thing would be not eating anything made with flour (wheat) and limit myself to one cup of coffee per day. Wow, I did pretty good if I have to say so myself and I do since this is my blog! Anyway it was tougher when I went to a funeral or visited and all that was served was made with flour! (And did you realize how much stuff is made with flour, some of you will.) But on the whole I did it and it was really nice not only did I feel better, but it has made me realize that there may be another thing that I could get rid of. You want to know what that is don't you! Well it's sugar - I have such a weakness for candy! We will have to see - Every occasion has candy, New Years, Valentines Day, Easter, Halloween, including Birthdays. This is going to be tougher as I can't go to visit grandkids without candies either! I guess I better starting making more things for gifts, knitted or crocheted. Well that's my musing for this morning. Enjoy your day!

Monday, April 13, 2009

He is not here!

How exciting could this be, HE IS NOT HERE!

He is not here; he has risen! Come and see the place where he lay.

Matthew 28

The Resurrection
1 Early on Sunday morning, as the new day was dawning, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went out to visit the tomb.

2 Suddenly there was a great earthquake! For an angel of the Lord came down from heaven, rolled aside the stone, and sat on it.

3 His face shone like lightning, and his clothing was as white as snow.

4 The guards shook with fear when they saw him, and they fell into a dead faint.

5 Then the angel spoke to the women. “Don’t be afraid!” he said. “I know you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified.

6 He isn’t here! He is risen from the dead, just as he said would happen. Come, see where his body was lying.

7 And now, go quickly and tell his disciples that he has risen from the dead, and he is going ahead of you to Galilee. You will see him there. Remember what I have told you.”

8 The women ran quickly from the tomb. They were very frightened but also filled with great joy, and they rushed to give the disciples the angel’s message.

9 And as they went, Jesus met them and greeted them. And they ran to him, grasped his feet, and worshiped him.

10 Then Jesus said to them, “Don’t be afraid! Go tell my brothers to leave for Galilee, and they will see me there.”

The Report of the Guard
11 As the women were on their way, some of the guards went into the city and told the leading priests what had happened.
12 A meeting with the elders was called, and they decided to give the soldiers a large bribe.
13 They told the soldiers, “You must say, ‘Jesus’ disciples came during the night while we were sleeping, and they stole his body.’
If the governor hears about it, we’ll stand up for you so you won’t get in trouble.”
So the guards accepted the bribe and said what they were told to say. Their story spread widely among the Jews, and they still tell it today.
The Great Commission
16 Then the eleven disciples left for Galilee, going to the mountain where Jesus had told them to go.
17 When they saw him, they worshiped him—but some of them doubted!

18 Jesus came and told his disciples, “I have been given all authority in heaven and on earth.

19 Therefore, go and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit.

20 Teach these new disciples to obey all the commands I have given you. And be sure of this: I am with you always, even to the end of the age.”

Friday, April 10, 2009


Good Friday

"When it was noon darkness came over the whole land until three in the afternoon." Mark 15:33

What goes through your mind when you read that?

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

March 2009 Prayer Letter

Sing Praises With The Salmonds

Dear Family and Friends, March 2009

“As for me and my house we will serve the Lord” (Joshua 24:15)

Wow, 2008 is history, 2009 is in the making! We are getting settled into our part of making it. We are writing to report the goodness of God, He is faithful. We have seen our support level increase. GOD IS GOOD!

Diane continues to enjoy the work God has called her to with Tribal Trials. But she can tell you about it better than I can so I will let her tell you. Here she is:
Since our last prayer letter (Sept/08) Bonnie Knight, one of TT's hosts passed into the Lord's presence on Oct. 29, 2008. Philip and Bonnie served with NCEM since 1983. She will be missed by all who have been touched by her life both over the air ways and in person. To God be the glory for all He has done in and through her.
This past summer, we expanded our airing on VisionTV to include Friday 12:30pm and also began airing on JoyTV in Winnipeg and Vancouver. Although Central Canada usually brings the most response from viewers, there were more calls from BC in August than from any other province except for Ontario. Beginning November, we began airing daily on JoyTV Winnipeg, using five reruns each week, and the new program aired Sunday and Friday.
Continue also to pray for the transition to HD (high definition), buying equipment and learning new software, etc. The switch over to HDTV seems to require more understanding than we have.

Peter - back to you.

In January 2009, I started back at the mission full time. Praise the Lord for meeting our needs so that I could. I am now serving as the maintenance man at the headquarters site. My job is in the up keep of the buildings, minor and major repairs. Hauling of garbage and recyclable materials, keeping the yard clear and clean (snow removal in the winter). Also I do the general maintenance on the NCEM vehicles.
Right now I am building small 8' x12' garden sheds for missionaries and for storage use at headquarters. I also have some projects coming up that I hope to have a couple work bees that will help get those wrapped up quickly this spring. So if you would like to come and volunteer for a weekend or a few days during the week or even just for one day, please contact me for the dates and we would be very happy to have your help and fellowship as we work together. Some of the jobs needing doing are listed below:
1. Siding put on to all of the little sheds I am building now.
2. To put metal roofing on the Tribal Trails Building.
3. Some flooring to be laid in the print shop office and kitchen.
4. The trailer home guest suite needs to be finished.
5. Landscaping and planting grass for some new lawn by the trailer and where a plow wind caused damage.
6. Some of the buildings are needing painting.
I am sure I will have more added to the list. ====== April and May are good months for this kind of work, since spring is a great time of year for working outdoors.

Now Diane would like to catch you up on our ever growing family:

Jason & LaDonna Harris, Kristyn
Cora-Jean, Marrissa, Wyatt, Rayna

Kirk & Candace Salmond
Keelyn, Keirsten

Jason & Becky Salmond
Nolan, Makenna

John Salmond & Rachelle Atkinson

God Bless you,

Peter and Diane Salmond

Tuesday, April 7, 2009


I am learning about blogs and twitters and I still don't understand but I like it and I will catch on if I keep at it. (Positive thinking, no stinkin' thinkin' allowed!) It's a good thing we have people that help! (Thanks LaDonna!)

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Palm Sunday

Today we are traveling to Middle Lake to minister there. They are a wonderful congregation! And they love us! It will be a full day for us by the time we get home but very rewarding!

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Crayola Giveaway

I was informed about this great giveaway and would love to share it with you. Crayola Giveaway

First official blog!

Hi, I'm new at this and excited too about this! Hope to do a lot of this!

Wednesday, April 1, 2009




November 2010 quilts

November 2010

mystery afghan
June 2010
This naked doll got a tutu with ballerina slippers and headband!

This boy doll got a one piece suit with shoes and hat!

December, 2009

Small pink sleeper, hat and blanket. ( it is for a small doll)

November 2009

Small purple sleeper, hat and blanket. ( it is for a small doll)
October 2009

(these are cute'er' than they look here) The dress ensemble was fun to make, slipper, panties, hat would fit better if the bow wasn't there!

June 2009
Finished another sleeper just before a visit to grandchildren.

April 2009
I've been knitting doll sleepers for all the granddaughters dolls, and some will get nighties. Plans are to make the grandsons something too.

I have sleepers made: 2 purple, 1 pink, 1 yellow, (1 small purple pictured above )

I have soft leather booties made: 2 pair size 0,1 pair size 1 (both sent away June 3/09),

January 2009