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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, May 30, 2007

Am I crazy ?

This is beautiful Lac la Hache ( not the greatest photo ) but the only one I could get to upload on here ! Go figure ! LOL ! This lake has the most amazing sunsets on it ( and no I did not get a photo ! ) . The name means Lake of the Hatchet and there is a story that goes with it but I think you can figure it out ... it involves a man and a hatchet and the man loses the hatchet in the lake ..... HOW TYPICAL !!! LOL !!!
And this is the female eagle that I walked up on to take it's photo ... to about 3' of it actually ! Too bad the eagle blended into the building as it was a magnificient site !

Call me crazy ...................

Do you ever feel like you are in prison ?

The dogs camping ......... not much fun to be penned when 2 big dogs are running around lose and you have to penned up ... oh well , better safe then sorry ! Camping with our three dogs and our friends each had a dog was really something i can't say I would want to do again ! Don't get me wrong , they are all lovely dogs but it was total bedlam ! One very ambitious 9 month old Border Collie that ran away twice ( yes once right across a busy highway ! ) and a very spoiled , childlike yellow lab that her own lawnchair and blanket by the fire ...........and then our pups who have a barking problem !!!!
I think I will take the pen any day and have my dogs in prison .......

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Home again , home again.....

We met friends from Alberta for a few nights of camping . How " rough " is it camping in a motorhome though !!! LOL !
The mountains around Valemount BC ........ Beautiful to look at but darn cold at night ! Even the water in our hose froze one night !
Another rainstorm coming in !
Dutch Lake at Clearwater BC .... and finally some sun ! Too bad the campground was a fine dirt that clung to everything .... the dogs especially ! We even had to find our own fire wood as a small bundle of wood ( 6 sticks , some kindling and a piece of paper ) was $6 ... and lasted about half an hour ! We did stay for 2 nights though before heading further south by ourselves .
On to Chase BC where we met my friend Lisa and her son Brayden ( what a sweetie and he is going to be a charmer when he is older as he is now at age 4 ! Look out Lisa ! ) . Lisa and I had a great gab session all afternoon and I even managed to feed them a half decent supper before they had to head home to Salmon Arm . DH enjoyed the two of them emensely and Brayden tired him out too ....it is hard work pushing the swing all afternoon !!! Hopefully we will get together again soon .... and she had better bring Wayne the next time too !!!
The next morning I woke with a raging headache and upset stomach but after a nap felt like pulling up stakes and heading on to Lac la Hache to Kokanee Bay . This is where my parents spent many a day camping on their travels to and from the North and this is where a few years ago the family threw their 50th wedding anniversary / family reunion . just about time to have nother reunion there !!! By the evening DH was feeling punk and we hit bed before 9:30 ... unheard of for me ! During the night Kandi , our cocker had an accident on the floor ( so unlike her ) and she crawled in on our bed ( something she never does ! ) .... lucky me got to clean up the mess in the morning and smell her breath too ......ewwww . DH still wasn't feeling well but we headed on up the road to Quesnel and Robert's Roost to spend a few days there with kids .The granddaughters are both turning into such beauties and the little guy is so handsome ! What a sweetheart . ....
Kandi had still not got better but still had accidents and was now vomiting . ( We put it down to the container of ginger snaps she stole off the seat - my fault as I forgot it was there ! ) Dh is not feeling any better either but insisted we would stay until Sunday morning ...we were home just at 10:30 am though ........ By Sunday night Kandi is shivering and listless but we decide to leave her until morning . Monday morning DH is still ill and doesn't go back to work ( that is something he NEVER does ! ) but spends 95% of the day sleeping . He got up long enough to take Kandi to the vet where they ran blood tests and we found out she had elevated ( off the chart elevated ! ) liver infection . So now she is at the clinic on IV antibiotics and we can only hope that will help . I went to see her this morning and she was up and wagging her little tail so she definately was feeling a bit better so hopefully the antibiotics are doing the trick . Otherwise we will be having to make a very hard decision at the end of the week . DH still isn't feeling 100% but is insisting he is going back to work tomorrow ............... and me , well I think I will sleep for the rest of the week ..............................

Sunday, May 13, 2007

Happy Mother's Day

Happy Mom's Day !
Happy Mom's Day to those out there that have a child or more , natural , adopted or step or otherwise . Whether the child is minutes old or hours old or years past . I am one of the fortunate ones to have a Mother still with me but each year you have to reflect back on past years and how many you may have left with her . She has silver in her hair now and probably more then a few caused by me . Of 4 children she gave birth to , only 3 of us remain . A daughter passed on so many years ago ( 1966 at the age of 5 ) but she has NEVER been forgot on Mother's day as she was born on Mother's Day in 1960 . The past has shaped us into who we are today with our own families and hopefully has made my sister and I better Mother's for it . One of us holds her children and grandchildren tight as where one of us has let her little birds sprout their wings and make it in the big worlds . Two have flown into their lives and embraced their lives and the offspring as where one seems to have trouble finding his path out of the nest . Someday his path with straighten and he will find the way ..... but he is my Baby regardless . And some day he will make a connection to his own little girl and have come full circle .A Mother's job is never done from that first second of life until her last breath but she leaves behind her a legacy for those she leaves behind . We do the best we can and motherhood does not come with instruction manuals . Some times it is a thankless job and sometimes it is very fulfilling ...being a Grandma says it all !