It is moving WAY to fast and Christmas is less then 2 months away ! Heck , I have been home from the coast for almost a week and have accomplished nothing it seems ! Ahhhhhhhhhh !!! I had a very nice visit with my family and Mom's birthday was very nice . We are a low key family so don't go in for the decorations or anything but my sister bought a beautiful fall flower arrangement for Mom that was used as a centerpiece ! 18 of us sat down for dinner and as usual , none of my family were there ....but it is hard to get away from UP NORTH when you have kids in school and have jobs . Mom liked the frame and scrappages . The heritage pages were put into her album and she was surprised by some of the photos as she had never seen some of them nor had she ever seen the words that Grandma had written on the back of the one photo - which I had a scan of and incorporated into the layout !
The Saturday I arrived at the coast , my brother picked me up at the airport then we went to Granville Island and we spent the afternoon walking and snooping in the small shops there . It was drizzly outside ( but that is typical fall weather there ) and the inside of the buildings were very warm ! No happy medium ! )
Was so nice to spend some one on one time with him as we never get to do that ! I stayed with my sister and her husband the week I was there so got to spend a lot of time with her as well . Mom & Dad just live minutes from her so I walked a far bit while there . It is sad to see our parents aging though . Dad is so lame with his bad hip and is too stubborn to get his name on the list for his hip replacement . Mom has aged but she makes herself old too ... always negative about things and never positive - except where Cleo is concerned ! Cleo is the stray cat that they have adopted and are just pouring the money into . Mom can't seem to understand that this cat was almost feral and doesn't like to be picked up and mauled ( heck we would have been in BIG TROUBLE as kids if we would have picked our cats up as much as she picks her cat up ! LOL ) . So then cleo ends up scratching her and then Mom is annoyed at the cat !!! There neighbors must just love it when Mom opens the door and yells at the top of her lungs " CLE-----------OOOOOOOOOOOO " YIKES !!!
All in all , I enjoyed the visit with everybody . It has taken me a week to get back into the groove of being home though and now I am heading down to DD's at some point next week to give her a hand ........ but I wouldn't go into that ! I have been promising Grd #2 & #3 that I would come spend some time with them so now is the time to do it !!! LOL
Maybe I will have some time to work on all my projects sometime after that !
- Donna C
- 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 !