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, July 30, 2008

A month of holidays !

Unfortunately they aren't all together so we headed out just south of town for 4 days last week . We had a good break and even managed to get DH to have a couple good naps ... much needed as he hasn't been well again ... or still ! As for the weather .... well it was a real mixed bag but we still managed to visit around the campfire most evenings ! One night the neighbour strung a tarp so we could enjoy the fire even though it was pouring rain . They lived in Prince Rupert on the coast of BC so know how to camp in any type of weather and go prepared ! Seemed funny to camp without our Kandi but the " boys " ended up sleeping with us most nights . Tucker did put himself to bed in his kennel one night and wouldn't come out so it was just Ryder that buried himself in our bed . At 5.5 lbs and 6 lbs they don't take up a whole lot of room ! LOL !
Dh decided he would work for the last 3 days of this week as he has been off sick so much lately and felt he needed to tie up some loose ends . Also the fact that his office is short staffed at the moment with people on holidays and didn't think it was fair to leave when they are so busy !!! That is who he is though and I will never change him ... unfortunately his health comes last with him and he pays for it ! However , on Sunday we will head out to try out a new lake ( no the lake isn't new , just new to us ! LOL ! ) and it is less then 2 hours away from us ! Plus they have cell phone coverage which is a must right now ! No , I am NOT taking my laptop though as this is going to be a holiday for sitting relaxing , napping and some fishing ! We are taking our small 12' aluminium boat and will be giving it a run before we come back for one week so DH can go to a meeting out of town ..... then we will head out again for almost 2 weeks of fishing and meet with friends ! August will be a busy month for sure !
" It never hurts your eyesight to look on the brightside of things Make each day count . "

Friday, July 18, 2008

It seems I have been amiss in updating ....

It seems I have been ignoring my blog ... not intentionally but who wants to always read about negtive things happening in our lives ! We did get away camping ( not far with the gas prices such as they are ! ) just 45 minutes south of our home . I spent 5 days just lazing around with the pups while K & Kandi came back home so he could go to work .... we also wanted to break the pups in gently for not having Kandi around as we knew the day was coming quickly . It was a welcomed break from all that has been going on here . July 1st fireworks at Canyon Creek Campground in Hixon , BC were spectacular . Thanks Merv & Kim for being such awesome campground owners ! We love it there to just kickback and enjoy the peace and quiet ! Not so peaceful this time though as we had a few campers that didn't know enough to give some relaxing time ! K had a heck of a time trying to get a nap in without being woke up ( though he and J did manage in this photo .... probably the one and only time ! We even managed to have 5 straight days of HOT weather ........................... though it definitely didn't stay around here ! The motor home is perfect for us as the layout inside is roomy enough to be comfortable for the 2 of us if we have to spend any time inside .... which we try NOT to do but sometimes it is the only way to have some quiet time ( and to get out of the rain ! LOL ) . We did find when the hide-a-bed got pulled out it definitely cramped up the space and made it almost impossible to get outside ! All the more reason not to bring family with us ! LOL ! A few gliches with the motor home though and it had it's first ( and hopefully only ) ride on the back of a tow truck ! Battery problems that hopefully are fixed ! We will find out soon enough as we leave on 2 weeks holidays .... don't know WHERE we are going but have wheels will travel ..... somewhere !

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Good -Bye Kandi Girl

Kandi has gone and crossed the Rainbow Bridge as of July 14th , 2008 . She was 12.5 yrs old and the most laidback dog we have ever owned . She loved everybody and everything ..... especially food and the Yorkie pups ! The past 16 months she had defied all odds and out lived more health problems then we ever thought possible . The worst was last may when her liver shut down and we thought she wouldn't make it but she pulled out of that . Since then she had fought one infection after another , small strokes and then the last being mammery gland infections . She was even senile .... though she always thought it was time to eat !
Good-bye Kandi Girl and I hope your brother Buddy was waiting at the other side of the bridge waiting for you . Today I hope you are pain free and running through green meadows !
We will miss you girl and the boys will too ! Tigger , the cat has called for you but finally just curled up in your bed and gone to sleep !
" A dog's love is unconditional ........ R.I.P. Kandi "