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, August 30, 2007


How can it be the end of August already ? We never even had summer for all of August and it has done nothing but rain and be gloomy ! But life goes on regardless and we are going to go camping this weekend regardless to the weather . It is a LONG weekend after all !!! LOL !
So first off , Happy Anniversary to my parents for tomorrow ... 56 yrs ! Wow , that is a LONG time ......... Congratulations and know I love you both so very much . Distance doesn't make a difference as I am there with you in my thoughts .... and will see you in October !

A HUGE Happy Birthday to my older sister for the 1st !!! Thank you for all you do ...and I don't have to tell you what that is ....just wait for the doorbell to ring for a surprize ... and no it isn't me ( tried that once and just about gave everybody a heart attack and don't do that with the age everybody is getting to now ! LOL ) ..... all I will say , is the surprize will smell pretty !

August has brought some very good news too ...and we could use it with all that has happened this year ! BIL has had his brain cancer go into remission ! That is a miracle but after radical radiation it is everything we all hoped for . Now if they could just get the cancer in his stomach to go away ........... BUT miracles do happen ! Who knows , he may outlive us all ...we can only hope ! MIL had a brain tumor many years ago , went to Sweden and had the gamma knife ( ray ) done and her's has never completely gone away but it hasn't grown either .... and she is 86 yrs old ( think ) ....her sister is 99+ this year though longevity runs in the female side !

Dh is struggling daily with health issues but is back to work full time . We are hoping to take another week off soon to go camping for one relaxing holiday before it is time to pack the MH away for the season . I am having rotator cuff problems so have been going to physio trying to get some strength back into it ....which limits what I can do or for how long . I did manage a couple scrapbook pages and a couple cards this week though ............ it has been a challenge just to sit for any length of time at my desk . So many supplies and no mojo .............. does not make me or DH a happy camper ! More supplies coming in then I will use in a life time ! LOL !!! Oh well , those 100 pocketbooks sitting here are getting read at least !!! I am working on #4 already this week ! Crappy weather certainly helps too !

Happy Labour Day everybody and I hope the sun shines for you ! I figure we had September weather in August so we should get August weather in September ....RIGHT ? Play safe and enjoy your families and the end of summer !

Friday, August 17, 2007

Where is the sun ?

It seems the past 4 weeks have forgot it is supposed to be summer and we have had nothing but rain , gloom and cool weather . Occasionally Mr Sun does come out but it seems that the dreary days out number them . We have been camping but it is so hard to admit that the season is coming to an end within the next 6 weeks . I sure hope we get a good Indian Summer here though as we really deserve it ! Last night we had an amazing light show of lightening here ... it lasted for over 4 hrs and it was all kinds from the jagged to the sheet ... and the the rain that came with it was really something . No pictures though as Mr Rebel is in the camera hospital ..........We are loaded and ready to go camping regardless .
It has been a busy summer regardless . Dd & family have been up a number of times and it is great to see our Little Man growing so quickly and now getting active ! Wouldn't be long before the dogs will all be running from him as he will be crawling ! The girls are becoming such little ladies now and one evening we had the 3 granddaughters have a sleepover her ( well DD was here too ! ) . That was a good time but next time Grandpa needs to go away so we can really party ! LOL ! We really have been blessed with great kids and and a full load of grandchildren . We even received more photos of the " lost " granddaughter . She has turned 5 and will be starting kindergarten in September ... hard to believe as she was only 8 months old the last time we got to hold her ....maybe some day she will come looking for us . We do know where she is though and by all indications she is a happy , well adjusted child ............ We still miss the physical contact and it is sad that she will never " know " her cousins as they grow up or her Father ...though he may never grow up ! LOL !!!!! Just kidding but it is a hard situation all around .
Dh is slowly starting to feel better and isn't so tired . He is working long days though and that isn't good but it is his decision and he will have to live with the result of such ! I can't do it for him !!! He plans on sleeping all weeknd in his lawnchair and I am more then happy to let him as I have a book I am reading !!! I have managed to injure my rotator cuff of my right shoulder so have not been doing much except for the necessities ...no scrapping , no stamping and little computer time as it just hurts too much . Physio seems to be helping but it also seems to irritate it ! Gosh , I hate this getting older as everything feels like it is creaking or hurting ...... LOL !

Time to get in that motorhome and bump our way down the road .... hopefully to some sunshine ..............

Have a great weekend and I hope the sun shines where you all are !!!