About Me

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BC, Canada
I have been married to the same guy for a LONG time ! We have 3 grown children and the 5 loves of our lives that they have given us ... 4 girls and one boy ! I have been crafting all my life and found my true addiction when I taught myself to use Copic Markers and introduced them into my card making ! I am NOT certified in the use of Copics but that doesn't stop me from creating with them ! I always been a bit of a crafting rebel and don't follow directions well !I love crafting with my hands and seldom will you find them idle as they usually have a crochet hook , knitting needles or a book in them . Exercise is not my strong suit ! LOL ! My husband and I also love camping in our RV ( weather permitting ... as in NO snow !) so most weekends from Spring to Fall you find us camped somewhere with our 3 Yorkies .... though don't tell them they aren't BIG dogs ! Hope you enjoy my little touch of my life .... the creative and the real life !

Thursday, July 20, 2006

Bump , bump , bump

That is me hauling stuff down the driveway to load the MH ! Yes , it arrived back yesterday - 4 hrs late but it is here ! So now the bed is made , the laundry is partly put back in ( and YES even when you camp the laundry does pile up along with the dirty dishes ! No room for the housework fairy ! ) , new Cd's loaded in the CD changer ( okay Carly Simon you are getting really old - FAST ! ) with some Caroline Dawn Johnson , SheDaisy and my men Toby and Tim ! LOVE MY TUNES !
The Mh has a new awning ( a foot shorter then it was supposed to be but it interfered with the storage doors ! NUTS ! ) , the antenna is new - and will probably NEVER get used ! , the water pump is supposed to be quiet - instead of shaking the MH like a milk shake and the air bag in the back is NOT fixed !!!! They had to order parts for it that I think will be coming over on a slow boat from China if the last " fixes " are any indication ! Yes , this is a brand new motorhome and the manufacturer is going to get a LONG , unhappy letter about the service and the quality ! Hopefully everything that can go wrong , has !!!
DH got the 12' aluminum boat loaded on the boat trailer thanks to #1 son . Now DH is complaining because he has no room to store anything here......... Do you think maybe that means he has to many toys ? I wonder what the fall or spring will bring ... a different house , less toys , more toys , another dog ............ LOL ! Why are MEN NEVER happy ? Tonight we will pack the boat with all the fishing stuff and tomorrow I will get some food to put in the fridge and some REFRESHMENT for Dh !!! Saturday morning ( this changes hourly ! ) we will be out of here - after DH overthinks how he is going to get the boat trailer out of the garage , down the driveway which is a bit steep and onto the the back of the MH when our neighbor has his 37' MH overlapping OUR driveway !!! Men , they always make a mountain out of a molehill ! All I am worried about is getting the City to pick my garbage up tomorrow with 2 MH's parked to close together - ahh, the joys of the new automated garbage trucks ! Just what I need , my garbage NOT to get picked up for 3 weeks ! YUCKKKKKK !
Time to go bump , bump ,bump ..........

Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Life moves on with just another bump !

Gosh , I am usually an optomistic person but lately it seems to be just one thing after the other ! How can a person stay smiling with everything going on . Hopefully today things will brighten - at least if the sun would shine it would help ! We have had rain , rain and more rain in the past week . Everything is soggy and wet ! Thought this was supposed to summer ! The forecast is for sun and heat by next week and I am sure if that happens we will be complaining it is too hot !!! But with all the rain it means the campfire ban will be lifted and we will be able to enjoy our evening coffee around the campfire after an evening fish ! Holidays start on Saturday and if all goes well then we will be out of here Saturday afternnon ..... that is if the motorhome gets back from the service department after they have had it for 2 weeks today !!! All they had to do was replace the crappy awning they sold us with it and fix the antenna crank that fell apart in my hand the first time we tried putting it up ! Plus the air bag that wouldn't hold air ............ just a few things that have gone wrong !! Needless to say , the motor home is NOT back yet and although they promised it for today I am NOT holding my breath ! Heck with the way things are going it may be here by Saturday !!!!
Just one more tiny bump ......

Sunday, July 16, 2006

Sad day

Today my Dh had to make a very hard decision . He had to decide what was best for our cocker spaniel Buddy . Buddy has now gone to Doggie Heaven , hopefully no longer in pain and chasing squirrels !
Kandi will miss you as who will she lean on a and Tigger will miss you as he wouldn't have you to torment , because that is what cat's do best ! And we will miss you as you were our Best Buddy !

I need sanity , therefore I scrapbook

A number of years ago my DD introduced me to scrapbboking . Well a few albums later and a few dollars less in the bank ( thanks to DH for kindly giving me access to it - only he doesn't know how much !!!!! ) I now have a Crap Room ( as DH likes to refer to it as ! ) . What used to be a spare bedroom has been taken over over by my stash of goodies , paper , patterned paper , ribbon , embellishments , containers , racks , two dog kennels , my computer and all my magazines and novels that I read when I need a break ! So what to I do will all this stuff besides add to my containers you may ask ? Well this is my sanity ! I create layouts to put in albums that someday my kids can all fight over when I am gone ! I am sure each one of them will want them ! LOL ! And I will just watch over them smiling , thinking life is good if they are still fighting over something ! Hey at least that means they are still communicating ! LOL ! And if I am not creating a layout ( I will never be famous for doing this nor do I want to be ! LOL ) , I am creating my personal greeting cards ! I would love to be famous for them but that means I would actually have to try submitting something somewhere ! Only in my dreams I guess !

This is our Buddy . He is my DHs pet though he was actually a gift to me from Dh & J . Two days later we went and got Kandi , his sister . I haven't scrapped her page yet but I felt that Buddy needed to be done for I don't think he is going to be with us much longer . This morning he couldn't even get mobile until he was lifted onto his feet ......... and this is why I scrapbook , memories , tears and sanity.............................................

Saturday, July 15, 2006

I always knew my youngest wasn't all there !!!!!

Seems that we always knew the youngest son wasn't all there ! LOL ! And fianlly a Dr confirmed it , only it isn't what you are thinking ! J. has been having terrible back pains as of late ( to go with all the other aches the boy has ! ) so finally after threatening him and then the Dr phoning him about a back Xray that he had had , J. made the trip down to see the Dr. Seems he has a condition known as Lumboscral Hemivertebrae ( that is a mouthful ! ) which in my terms means he isn't all there - well one of his vertebae ( #4 I think ) is missing half . Instead of rectangular it is triangular . If it move or rotates to far , it causes pain as the pointed section rubs on the next vertebrae ( or something to that effect ! ) Actually it is very rare for this to happen and is a birth defect . From what I read , it is prevalent in Dwarfism and animals . Boston Terriers and Yorkshire Terriers are prone to this !!!! Okay , no comments fronm the peanut gallery now !!! LOL ! For now , he has to just put up with the misery until he has a CT scan to rule out any other trouble there . Advil is the only pain meds recommended .
Just one move string of things this fellow has ! All his life ( all 26 yrs of it ) he has had one thing after the other . Started when he was 10 days and kept on - from tonsils and adnoids removed when he was 3 after being a pucky baby for 3 yrs ! YUCK !!! To breaking his leg , arm , wrist , fingers , tooth ( after the handle bars of his bike broke and he went over face first on the pavement ! ) - he was our walking wounded at all times ! Did I miss anything ? ........ Oh yeah and all the choking on food over the years . One Christmas dinner ended abruptly with DH rushing J to the ER because a piece of turkey got lodged in his throat ! That lead to a number of throat scopes to find out that his stomach and his esophogus don't connect properly with his stomach ( see I told you he wasn't put together properly ! ) . Damage has been done from all the ' pucking ' - much like an anorexic suffers . This has been treated with meds for 2 yrs and finallyy after being so skinny ( 110 lbs at 5'8 " ) he has filled out considerable . He is a good cook - or maybe the beer he drinks has added to the weight ! LOL ! This can be fixed by surgery but he is chicken and the recovery time is much to long for him - he says !
So for now , this is just one more bump in the road ......

Thursday, July 13, 2006

A couple more bumps in the road....

It seems I am not very computer literate ! In fact , I am a complete idiot where it comes to this thing ! After fooling around with my Blog I think I may finally have it figured it out ! Only took me two months though ! LOl ! Nothing smart about this gal ! Now if it was only as easy as scrapbooking - but then I had to teach myself how to do that ! I have discovered that life is nothing but comedy of errors - more errors in order to get things right ! Whatever right may be !! So I am going to plunge start into this and start really blogging !
Summer was here in the beautiful North but dear old Mother Nature has decided to rain on our parade ! Approximately 25 mm has been accummulated in our rain collector in less then 24 hrs and it is still raining - sporatically now but it is still coming down ! Was a good weekend not to go camping it seems ! Next weekend for sure as it will be 2 weeks at the lake to relax and fish ! Boy do we need to get away ! Just too much stress happening here with Dh's Br having health problems , Dh's colitis is kicking into full gear and #2 son off to the Dr because he has a back problem they want to see him about tomorrow . That means he is back in our house for the weekend ( why do I bother changing that bed when he is home more then he is away LOL ! ) . This is scary as he already has a few major health issues and was just finally getting his life together with a great job , a transfer to another town futher north at the end of the month and a new apartment to look forward too !
Definately we need a holiday !!!
Our Buddy is so lame with his knee and do we put the BIG bucks into having an operation that may or may not help him . He is only 10 and Dh's dog ............
Just another bump in the road