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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, December 28, 2006

For the New Year - a prayer

May God make your year a happy one!
Not by shielding you from all sorrows and pain,But by strengthening you to bear it, as it comes;
Not by making your path easy,But by making you sturdy to travel any path;
Not by taking hardships from you,
But by taking fear from your heart;Not by granting you unbroken sunshine,
But by keeping your face bright,even in the shadows;
Not by making your life always pleasant,
But by showing you when people and their causes need you most,and by making you anxious to be there to help.
I pray God's love, peace, hope and joy to all of you in the year ahead!

I can't take credit for this but thank you Shellye for posting it on the MB

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

It will be over in a week !

Gosh , where has the time gone ? I can't believe that n a week Christmas will have come and gone for yet another year ! After spending hours working at my craft table , I have completed quite a few gifts ( and I am not posting photos YET ! ) , have done very little baking and did the Christmas tree myself ! Last Boxing Day DD & I hit a sale at Canadian TIREand I bught the cutest little train . I never had taken it out of the box until it was time to set it outside . Well being we had HUGE snowbanks we decided to set it on a bench inside at the front window . It is so cute and of course I could not resist giving it some passengers ...the Santa is an Anne Geddes baby that #1 Granddaughter gave me years ago for Christmas .....
So , the rest of the week will consist of me trying to get some baking done and getting ALL our parcels boxed up as we are heading to DD's for Christmas - we may need a moving truck though !SIL is working off and on through the holidays and DD really shouldn't be travelling so we will just bring Christmas to them . Oldest DS is having Christmas at his sister -in-laws's in town with his family so we will try have Christmas when we get home with them . Sometimes it is very hard when one side does not try to accommodate the rest...they were invited to join us ...but they seldom do .. Youngest Ds is going to come with us but who knows , this may be the last year for him too ..... Life is just so unpredictible when they grow up and have their own families .
So I wish each and every one of you and your families a Merry Christmas ...may the season be the best possible and may all your Dreams come true ....

Every Good girl deserves BLING !

Every good girl deserves Bling even if that girl is a dog ! I bought this CUTE daisy collar with BLING from Yvonne on LP as she was selling some stock from a pet store on EBAY . It was so cheap that I couldn't pass it up . She even has a daisy charm with rhinstone on it so now she sparkles ....but as you can see Tigger the cat is NOT impressed ... or maybe he is just jealous ! LOL ! So Santa came early to our Kandi !

Monday, December 11, 2006

Happy Birthday to my baby Girl !

Daughters are little girls that grow up to be your best friend . Happy Birthday on December 12th ! And how did you grow up to have a family of your own when it was only yesterday you were a baby yourself ?

Saturday, December 09, 2006

Snow , snow and more snow

And just when you thought it may quit the City got dumped with 43 cms ( 17" ) in 36 hours - over and above what we already had ! This was the evening of December 4th when it started coming down ....But the sun is shining and our temperature has risen about 0 C so maybe some of the white stuff will melt !

Friday, December 08, 2006

I love Maxine !

my dear 70 year old aunt ( okay she is my Mom's cousin ! ) sent this and as I love Maxine , I thought everybody could use a good chuckle .

The Banister of Life As You Slide Down the Banister of Life, Remember ....... 1. Jim Baker and Jimmy Swaggert have written an impressive new book. It's called "Ministers Do More Than Lay People." 2. Transvestite: A guy who likes to eat, drink and be Mary. 3. The diffe rence between the Pope and your boss...the Pope only expects you to kiss his ring. 4. My mind works like lightning. One brilliant flash and it is gone. 5. The only time the world beats a path to your door is if you're in the bathroom. 6. I hate sex in the movies. Tried it once. The seat folded up, the drink spilled and that ice, well, it really chilled the mood. 7. It used to be only death and taxes were inevitable. Now, of course, there's shipping and handling, too. 8. A husband is someone who, after taking the trash out, gives the impression that he just cleaned the whole house. 9. My next house will have no kitchen - just vending machines and a large trash can. 10. A blonde said, "I was worried that my mechanic might try to rip me off. I was relieved when he told me all I needed was turn signal fluid." 11. I'm so depressed. My doctor refused to write me a prescription for Viagra. He said it would be like putting a new flagpole on a condemned buil d ing. 12. My neighbor was bit by a stray rabid dog. I went to see how he was and found him writing frantically on a piece of paper. I told him rabies could be treated, and he didn't have to worry about a Will. He said, "Will? What Will? I'm making a list of the people I want to bite." 13. Definition of a teenager? God's punishment for enjoying sex. 14. As you slide down the banister of life, may the splinters never point the wrong way.

Monday, December 04, 2006

Winter Wonderland

Winter has added more white stuff over the weekend ! A good foot fell and then today we got another 6 " ! I can't believe it is only the beginning of December . We may be in for a very white winter , which means we wouldn't be rid of the snow until at least April or May ! It has been years since we have had such an early winter and for the snow to stay . Usually it melts and it is January or February before it starts accumulating . For the first time in 23 yrs . DH got stuck on the big hill coming home as 4 chip trucks hadn't chained up before attempting to come up it . He waited over an hour and a half in a lineup before the vehicles behind him cleared so he could work his way back down the hill and come up a different route home ! Oh the winter joys ! This photo is of our front at 3 pm today ! I think tomorrow DH will be going to buy a snowblower - something he always swore he would never own !

At 4 pm I was in the back of the house which is facing south and this is the sunset I saw ! Isn't it amazing ! The light pink is east and the west has a fire in the sky !

Sunday, December 03, 2006

This could be us if the stinkin' snow doesn't quit !

Another from my dear Aunt ! Very appropriate as we had between 8 and 10 more inches in the past 24 hrs !

Subject: : Diary of a Snow Shoveller

This is old but still funny!

Subject: Diary of a Snow Shoveller

December 8: 6:00 PM. It started to snow. The first snow of the season
my wife and I took our cocktails and sat for hours by the window
the huge soft flakes drift down from heaven. It looked like a Grandma
Print. So romantic, we felt like newlyweds again. I love snow!

December 9: We woke to a beautiful blanket of crystal white snow now
covering every inch of the landscape. What a fantastic sight! Can
there be a
lovelier place in the Whole World? Moving here was the best idea I've
ever had.
Shoveled for the first time in years, felt like a boy again. I did
both our driveway
and the sidewalks. This afternoon the snowplow came along and covered
up the
sidewalks and closed in the driveway, so I got to shovel again. What a
perfect life.
December 12: The sun has melted all our lovely snow, such a
My neighbor tells me not to worry; we'll definitely have a white
Christmas. No
snow on Christmas would be awful! Bob says we'll have so much snow by
end of winter that I'll never want to see snow again. I don't think
that's possible.
Bob is such a nice man, I'm glad he's our neighbor.

December 14: Snow, lovely snow! Eight more inches last night. The
dropped to -20. The cold makes everything sparkle so. The wind took my
away, but I warmed up by shoveling the driveway and sidewalks. This is
the life!
The snowplow came back this afternoon and buried everything again. I
didn't realize
I would have to do quite this much shoveling, but I'll certainly get
back in shape this way.
I wish I wouldn't huff and puff so.
December 15: 20 inches forecast. Sold my van and bought a 4x4 Blazer.
snow tires for the wife's car and two extra shovels. Stocked the
freezer. The wife
wants a wood stove in case the electricity goes out. I think that's
silly. We aren't in
Alaska, after all.
December 16: Ice storm this morning. Fell on my ass on the ice in the
putting down salt. Hurt like hell. The wife laughed for an hour, which
I think was very cruel.
December 17: Still way below freezing. Roads are too icy to go
anywhere. Electricity
was off for five hours. I had to pile the blankets on to stay warm.
Nothing to do now
but stare at the wife and try not to irritate her. Guess I should've
bought a wood stove,
but won't admit it to her. God I hate it when she's right. I can't
believe I'm freezing to
death in my own living room.
December 20: Electricity's back on, but had another 14" of the damn
stuff last night.
More shoveling. Took all day. Goddamn snowplow came by twice. Tried to
find a
neighbourhood kid to shovel, but they said they're too busy playing
hockey. I think they're
lying. Called the only hardware store around to see about buying a
snow blower, and
they're out. Might have another shipment in March. I think they're
lying. Bob says I
have to shovel or the city will have it done and bill me. I think he's

December 22: Bob was right about a white Christmas, because 13 more
inches of the
white shit fell today, and it's so cold it probably won't melt 'till
August. Took me 45
minutes to get all dressed up to go out to shovel, and then I had to
piss. By the time I got
undressed, pissed and dressed again, I was too tired to shovel! Tried
to hire Bob, who
has a plow on his truck, for the rest of the winter; but he says he's
too busy. I think the
asshole is lying.
December 23: Only 2" of snow today, and it warmed up to "0". The wife
wanted me
to decorate the front of the house this morning. What, is she
nuts!!! Why didn't she tell
me to do that a month ago? She says she did, but I think she's lying.
December 24: 6". Snow packed so hard by snowplow, I broke the shovel.
Thought I was having a heart attack. If I ever catch the son-of-a-
bitch who drives that
snowplow, I'll drag him through the snow by his balls and beat him to
death with my
broken shovel. I know he hides around the corner and waits for me
finish shoveling
and then he comes down the street at a 100 miles an hour and throws
snow all over
everywhere I've just been! Tonight the wife wanted me to sing
Christmas carols with her
and open our presents, but I was too busy watching for the Goddamn
December 25: Merry freaking Christmas. 20 more inches of the @%$* slop
Snowed in. The idea of shoveling makes my blood boil. God, I hate the
snow! Then the
snowplow driver came by asking for a donation and I hit him over the
head with my shovel.
The wife says I have a bad attitude. I think she's a freaking idiot.
If I have to watch "It's a
Wonderful Life" one more time, I'm going to stuff her into the
December 26: Still snowed in. Why the hell did I ever move here?
It was all HER idea. She's really getting on my nerves.
December 27: Temperature dropped to minus 30, and the pipes froze.
Plumber came
after 14 hours of waiting for him; he only charged me $1,400 to
replace all my pipes.
December 28: Warmed up to above -50. Still snowed in.
December 29: Ten more inches. Bob says I have to shovel the roof or
it could cave in.
That's the silliest thing I ever heard. How dumb does he think I am?
December 30: Roof caved in. I beat up the snowplow driver. He is now
suing me for a
million dollars; not for only the beating I gave him, but also for
trying to shove the broken
snow shovel up his ass. The wife went home to her mother. 9" of snow
predicted tonight.
December 31: I set fire to what's left of the house. No more
January 8: Feel so good. I just love those little white pills they
keep giving me.
Why am I tied to the bed?