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 !

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Old friends

When friends meet , hearts warm .

Not old in years but in the number of years we have known one another ! In the past few months a few old friends have reconnected and we have managed to get together twice for dinner . Some of these ladies took me under their wings and kept me sane while my kids were teenagers ! Looking back , we were good friends and reconnecting has just made life come a complete circle . One of our dearest friends , Marlene passed on a number of years ago to cancer and there isn't a week that goes by that I don't think of phoning her then remembering that is impossible . We remember her each time we get together ... and it is like she is there with us . Time passes by but the bond between friends remain , sometimes it is months or years before the connection is made again ...but it is there .
Tonight one friend brought her 93 year old Mother with her as she was up visiting . If I have that stamina that this lady has at 93 I will be out dancing ! This woman is so young for her age and doesn't miss a beat ! What a sweetheart ! Some people get old before their time and then there are those that never grow old .......Positive thinking pays off or the fact that she has been a widow for 26 years maybe kept her young ......just kidding .

Make new friends but keep the old . One is silver , the other is gold .

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Birthday flowers

" A friend is someone who reaches for your hand and touches your heart ".
What a pleasant surprize on my birthday to receive some beautiful flowers from my friend Lisa . Lisa and I met online over a year and a half ago and she and another online friend , Patti came up to visit me last June . It is so strange that we all had an instant repor and how much alike in a lot of things we are . We have our differences in that we are " age gapped " , me being in the middle ( just like in my family ! ) , we all have different lifestyles , one being a divorced Grandma and single , one with a loving commonlaw DH ( but who needs that paper to say they aren't as devoted to each other ) and a 5 year old son and then me ...married FOREVER and a Grandma to 5 ! Although these flowers ended up in the garbage this week ( they lasted almost a month ! ) our friendship is still going strong ! And I can honestly say , they brightened my birthday and they brightened every morning to see them . Thanks Lisa !
" Some people come into our lives and quickly go . Some stay for awhile leaving footprints on our hearts .... and we are forever changed . "

Friday, April 20, 2007

A few cards

I have been busy making cards , just not scrapping my pictures which are piling up all over this room ! I have stamped somewhere on everyone of them ! I don't know what I did before i started with this hobby . Love it and that I can use it with my scrapping as well ! I had a few girls on a message board ask me to teach them how to make cards like I do ...I am flattered but really every card is out of my head with no planning . Don't have a clue how they come together but they do ! They are from my head and from my heart ...each is unique and each made with love ....

Easter has come and gone.....

After a very busy March things haven't slowed down any but just not as stressful . I spent 8 wondeful days at the coast with my family , leaving DH behind to tend the dogs and the cat ! LOL ! His idea I leave on the plane on Good Friday and then come home on the following Saturday ! Got to love that one hour flight as upposed to a 9 hr drive ! I spent Good Friday with my brother and enjoyed every minute of it . We had a late breakfast being I got in a 8:30 am ( yes , I had to be up at 5:00 am to get to the airport in time ! That isn't fun ! ) , we spent a few hours snooping in a few stores and then I got a tour of a neat area called Queen's park in New Westminister ...many older homes and history on every street corner . Some day I am going to get down when the heritage home tour are on so I can see the inside of those old homes . We had lunch at Judy's a quaint little hideaway that was recommended to him . However the guy that told him about it forgot to mention that it is a Granny teahouse ...or that is what it seemed like as everybody in there but my brother was over 70 ( except me ! ) and female !!! LOL ! Good food though . Then a drive up the valley to my family's residence where I spent the next 7 days shopping , visiting and eating .....and admiring all the Spring flowers and green grass ! Yes , we still were getting winter when I left here . Since getting home last Saturday , I have been on a cleaning frenzy trying to get rid of some winter grime and dust . Mind you what gets cleaned , gets dirty almost as quickly as the pups are bringing everything in on their coats .....nice we can finally let them outside though and they can leave most of their business outside instead of wherever !!! They will turned 6 months old this coming week and weigh about 4lbs each now ( give or take an ounce or two with their hair ! ) . I was glad to be home though from holidays . It is always nice to get back to my routine , boring as it may be to some , it is my routine , my animals , my bed and my PHONE ! Our little guy is smiling now and Grandma is having baby withdrawl and really needs to go see our little munchkin ..he turns 6 weeks on Monday !!! DH is going away again on Monday ( he was away Monday and Tuesday of this week ! ) until Wednesday so I wouldn't get down there this coming week ...well maybe !!! Anything is possible !

Was nice to find out Ashley , Christina's little girl is on the mend much like small children do ! It may take some time for her family to get over the horror of the past few weeks though . Ashley , you have a parcel coming your way ! Enjoy ! Ashley's disease sure brought to light what we went through last year at this time with our Granddaughter #3 and just inforces that when a child says they are felling well , something hurts or bruising and marks that appear that shouldn't be ...... then get that little one to the Dr immediately ! By the grace of God both children pulled out of their nightmares and hopefully neighter will have any future ill effects from them .

So here is a final thought , sit back , enjoy life to the fullest , don't sweat the small stuff and most of all , cuddle with your best buddies or loved ones as you never know what the next moment in time will bring .........

Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Scary stuff

You never realize how close online friends become to being real life friends until something happens that makes you realize that although you don't know these people on a day to day bases other then through the computer , that they have become friends . When something happens to one of their children it brings our world so much closer and that friendship becomes so important to all of us . A few years ago I met online a lady by the name of Sue and we had some good chats online . Heck , I even bought her Sizzix from her and had it shipped to Canada from California . Through Sue , I met Christina and invited her over to LP to join the ladies there . Last night Christina happened to post her DD had small marks on her body and then they started to turn to bruises . Today she took her DD to the Dr and they have diagnosed her small Dd with ITP
http://www.itppeople.com/aboutitp.htm ...... scary stuff !!! Tonight this small girl is have a blood transfusion to build up her depleted blood platelets .........Our thoughts and prayers are with you Christina and your DD ( and your family ) .........