Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Creating Pages

Thanks to LaDonna for searching out how to do this!
"adding "pages" or the appearance of pages"
This is just great! You can get to the new pages on the links under my blog title and description. (Click on the words: "PROJECTS", or "GALLERY" to go to those pages and see what's there, and "HOME" in those pages to come back again!) She got this from I Simply Blog. I didn't know that you could do more than one, but that is not true! It does look like it can do quite a few!
Hope you enjoy the Gallery, hope to add or change pictures in it as time goes by, and family and friends change!

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Another Spring Day

Just got back from a walk along the river. What a beautiful day! Spring is sure showing through now. The leaves are starting to come out and show their green against the blue sky. I took some pics but they are on my camera and I've not yet educated myself on how to get them off and onto my computer without downloading them all. (I don't know maybe you can't do that.)
Took some faraway pics of a woodpecker too.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Today it snowed!!

I know all of western Canada has been getting snow off and on all spring, but I thought I'd take a few pics and post them. In a year we'll look back and it will be just as unbelievable as it is today!















Front yard and,















back yard. Sorry I took it through the screen.

Three days ago I posted pics of the tulips in the front flower bed, let's just say they are a little cold today!

Monday, May 18, 2009

My Husband Shot A Moose!

Many years ago, my husband shot a moose, when we lived in the Yukon, and he wanted to get the hide tanned. So he did. That hide has been used very little, and I'm a bit tired of it just hanging on the banister and nothing being made of it.
So awhile back I got L. to find me a pattern to make those cute soft leather bootees for kids. And today I finally sewed up a pair. I maybe should have tried a pair out of cloth first, but I cut these out of the leather a month ago and they were calling me to sew them up today. It sure didn't take long, as I already had the pieces cut out.
I thought the leather was pretty thick and kind of stretchy, but I think they are the softest pair I've seen. I just wished they fit me, or that there was someone here to try them on to see how they fit.
I knew you all would want pics, so voila!

Garage Sales

Well it's garage sale season!
Have you been out to any yet?
We went on Saturday, and it was fun. We had company and they went with us - or did we go with them? Anyway, I got some more yarn for my little projects, that's always exciting. And just happened along some Wooden Knitting needles - I've only heard about them, now I own a few pair. I'm a bit excited about using them, they are suppose to be really good.
Also picked up another doll. She will be a model for my doll clothes and be added to "The Best Toy Box in the Whole World!" which I happen to own.



Saturday, May 16, 2009

Tulips

Here's the proof!


Tulips

Spring is here whether the weather wants to agree or not! My front flower/weed bed is proof - the tulips are blooming! I have red and yellow and red/yellow ones. It sure is nice to see. (now to get rid of those plants in there that don't belong.)

Thursday, May 14, 2009

The Foreward

(warning you may cry when reading the following - I did writing it!)

Okay, I read the Foreward today at noon and I really enjoyed it. It made me excited about reading the rest of the book.

One sentence that really hit me was,

"I suppose that since most of our hurts come through relationships so will our healing, and I know that grace rarely makes sense for those looking in from the outside." (Page 11, THE SHACK by William P. Young)

Of course the bold is what hit me. If that is true, and I kind of think it is, although I wish it wasn't, I will have to have relationships to heal. That makes me want to cry inside (and out) because it was relationships that hurt me, and I have to have relationships to heal.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Projects

Okay, I don't usually go on to another project until I've finished the one I'm on, but I have done it. And I'm about to do it again. I don't take much time to read a book - like my noon hour break and that hasn't been happening very much lately either. I'm going to put aside "The Appeal" by John Grisham and start reading "The Shack" by William P. Young. I just don't have it right now to finish reading The Appeal, but I do plan on finishing it later. I may have to start at the beginning again but that's okay.

I know that there is alot of controversy about 'The Shack" but it's been recommended by one who did read the book and by one who didn't (you know who you are). Some others say not worth the read and that it's not good for a person to read because it causes more confusion, etc. etc. I do know that it is a work of fiction, which I will keep in mind as I read.

I guess I'll make my own decision although I am open to you giving an opinion, in fact I'd appreciate it. (I've also wanted to read "The Da Vinci Code" by Dan Brown. We'll see!)

I imagine I'll let you know about how I feel about the book, too.

(Got to go to work and read my book at noon.)

Painting Day 10

Okay, so I have some new developments - we have the light fixtures back in place - Thanks, Peter! And we have the doors back on - Thanks, Grandpa! (He did this when I was chatting with grandchildren!) We now have privacy when we sleep, dress, and shower! Poor guest that used the bathroom with no door ( I can't even figure out the symbols to use for the face I would want to make!). Now we can have guests without feeling awkward!

It's looking alot better, but there is lots to be done before we have things back into place. Maybe by the middle of June it'll be done (for one reason or another!)

I also picked up some fabric that was in the missionary barrel that will do just fine until I can get real curtains for the living room. Now to get a curtain rod for the fabric that needs a little sewing. The window trim needs to be put on yet though.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Mother's Day

I read this little devotional from RBC and thought I share it with you.

Magnets And Mothers Proverbs 31:26-31

A teacher gave her class of second-graders a lesson about the magnet and what it does. The next day, in a written test, she included this question: “My name has six letters. The first one is m. I pick up things. What am I?” When the test papers were turned in, the teacher was astonished to find that almost 50 percent of the students answered the question with the word mother.

Yes, mothers do pick up things. But they are much more than “magnets,” gathering up clothes and picking up toys around the house. As willing as many mothers are to do such chores, they have a higher calling than that.

A good mother loves her family and provides an atmosphere where each member can find acceptance, security, and understanding. She is there when the children need a listening ear, a comforting word, a warm hug, or a loving touch on a fevered brow. And for the Christian mother, her greatest joy is in teaching her children to trust and to love Jesus as their Savior.

That kind of mother deserves to be honored—not just on one special day a year but every day. And that recognition should involve more than words; it ought to be shown in respect, thoughtfulness, and loving deeds. — Richard De Haan

Of all the earthly things God gives,
There’s one above all others:
It is the precious, priceless gift
Of loving Christian mothers. —Anon.

Godly mothers not only bring you up, they bring you to God.

Painting Day 8 & 9

Did some more painting the other day and today. It was fixing some mistakes and painting trim around the windows and doors. Being that it's just the two of us here, having the doors off the bedroom and bathroom are no problem, but we have guests coming this next weekend and I think we will have to do something about that.
We still have to put the base boards around the floor and the trim around doors and windows. I'm kind of anxious to get that done as it seems like we are living in an unfinished house.

Saturday, May 9, 2009

10 Things You Are Dying To Know About Me

(well I thought you did)
The dear blogger LH tagged me for this.

1. What is your current obsession? painting, and being on the computer, blogging and just looking!

2. Which item of clothing do you wear most often? Black slacks and a top.

3. What's for dinner? Don't know.

4. What are you listening to? TV.

5. Say something about the one who tagged you. L.H. is mother of six of my grandchildren.

6. Favorite vacation spots? Florida or where the grandkids are.

7. What am I reading right now? The Appeal by John Grisham.

8. Four words to describe myself. excitable, blonde, perfectionist, overweight.

9. Guilty Pleasure? being on the computer.

10. First Spring thing to do? Start walking outdoors.

Tagging all YOU who read this!

Blogging

Blogging is fun and you will notice some changes to my blog. I am still trying to get my blog to be all it could be. Thanks LaDonna for helping me with finding out about static pages.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Common Scents

Okay I know, you're thinking, that's the wrong 'scents'.
No, it's not!
I have grown tired of the paint smell in this house, it just doesn't seem to be leaving. So I thought, and told my husband, "You know I think that if I cook a nice smelling meal it might start smelling better in this house, or better yet if I burn a meal, the paint smell will go away!" I got a smile (I burnt microwave popcorn in the microwave a week or more ago and he hasn't let me forget it).
Well anyway, today I thought I just GOT to do something - the smell is not leaving!
(okay this is where some of you will get horrified, or not!)
I received some perfume (eau de toilette - $$expense stuff$$) from a 'friend' and at first I thought it was very pretty. The more I used it, it seemed to smell exactly like it's name. So I was told to just give it away and not worry about it. Well it so happens that Peter and I decided that I would continue to wear it until it was all used up and then we would get me my regular perfume.
So, yes you can guess where this is leading! I just sprayed a few spots (I didn't use the whole bottle!) in the house (on washable items) and Boy does it smell different in here now. And you know what, it's not so bad. It sure beats the paint smell!!!!!
Reading about the perfume I found out that it is for evening wear! Now I know why it doesn't smell so good when I put it on in the morning!
We'll see what it smells like in here in the morning! (I'm so glad I didn't throw it out!)

A Joke for you!

Thot you would enjoy the follow:

If lawyers are disbarred and clergyman are defrocked, doesn´t it follow that electricians can be delighted, musicians denoted, cowboys deranged, models deposed and dry cleaners depressed?

Laundry workers could decrease, eventually becoming depressed and depleted! Even more, bedmakers will be debunked, baseball players will be debased, landscapers will be deflowered, bulldozer operators will be degraded, organ donors will be delivered, and even musical composers will eventually decompose.

On a more positive note though, perhaps we can hope politicians will be devoted.