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 !

Friday, January 23, 2009

They ARE my sunshine ....

The pictures say a thousand words ... my reason for being .
" Dance as though nobody is watching , Sing as though no one is listening , LOVE as if no one will get hurt "
* thanks Kathleen for the beautiful frame for my grandkids photos *

Friday, January 16, 2009

Got to LOVE relatives :-)

Guess it pays to ask whether you should stop blogging as you don't think anybody is reading it ! Well thank you to my dear relatives that have fired me off emails and one dear cousin that took the time to leave a beautiful comment on my blog .... so YES I will keep blogging ! C.P. , it is so nice to see you drop in and now I know that you and your family survived the snow that fell in your area in the past while ! Mind you , you grew up in Alberta so you should be used to the snow ..... and the nice part is , your winter will be over LONG before ours is !

So at noon this strange thing came out in the sky .... it is bright , has some warmth and oh so welcome ! Yes , we have been blessed with some sun .... a bright spot in a very dull , dismal week - both inside and out ! DH has had such a rough week that he was home in bed for 2 days - something so unheard of ! Next week he will have one more test then the Vancouver Dr will decide what the next step is but we know it will be surgery , just not the extent of it .Youngest DS also has 2 Dr appointments in the next month ... one over the head issues and one over the stomach issues - which caused the head issues to begin with ( or at least we found out there was a head issue ........ guess it doesn't really matter just that we did find out before anything really bad happened ! ) . He ( and his 2 cats , Frank and Miss Kitty ) is back living under our roof again and that has been an adjustment but being he is self-contained in the basement , we are coping quite well . It is actually good to know he is there as I feel better knowing at night that we are here if he needs us and he is here if we need him ...... 2009 is the year to just get these health issues under control and get on with life and hopefully by summer !!!!

With DS moving back home and taking over the basement as his living area , that means I have had to do a lot of decluttering and organizing ! Of course my crappy room ( craft room ! ) is going to get a major overhaul of decluttering ! It is just damn scarry as to what I have been stashing in that room since I started scrapping and now more into the stamping !!! I know some kids are going to be excited with all the paper they are going to be handed too :-) .... and then there are all the paperbacks I have as I am an avid reader as well ! Gosh what to do with all those books that I haven't read - just accumulated !!! OOPS ! Another addiction ! LOL !

Well that is my life in a nutshell this week so time to go back to my decluttering ........ or maybe I will just read one of those many books :-) Oh , guess some housework should be done before DH gets home from work too as that has been hit and more miss over the past couple of weeks ! It is too hard to do anything wwhen you have a sick DH at home ................ Welll ..... that is MY story and I am sticking too it ! LOl !

Have a good weekend everybody !

Monday, January 12, 2009

To blog or not to blog ....

And on to 2009 ......

Mandy is settling in just fine and is still trying to let the boys know she is the Princess of the house so therefore she rules ! All 2.7 lbs of her ! Today the dogs were all sleeping in a huddle on the couch so I think they are all friends now ......... As for whose dog she is ? Well I have come to the conclusion that she is my DH's and that is why he bought her for me ...... after all a MAN would never admit to wanting another little dog ! Last week DH wasn't well and spent the week at home on his chair with all 3 dogs on his lap ............ Hmmmmmmmmmmm , seems awfully suspicious to me !

It sometimes becomes apparent that doing some things may not be worth the effort as you wonder who cares ... or in this case who even reads this ! So the question is , to blog or not to blog , to throw in the towel and forget about telling my world about my life ..... as really who cares ? Then out of the blue somebody sends you a message that they do read the blog and that they actually do like to hear and see what you have been up too even if they don't make a comment ! So for now , a BLOGGING we will go !

As you see , winter has hit us with a vengence and it just keeps coming and coming . The snow is almost up to our 4' retaining wall in the backyard so we have had to dig runs for the Yorkies to run in . Our own little yellow brick road ....... ewwwwwwwwwww ! LOL ! For the first time in weeks it seems we have finally managed to hit temperatures above 0 C so maybe we are hitting a turning point in winter .... yes I know it is only January but who cares .... enough winter already !
With DH being sick all of last week I spent a lot of time just lazing on the couch reading or playing on the computer as I didn't want to disturb him ..... well it was a darn good excuse to be lazy ! The weather was so crappy outside that inside was a good place to be regardless ! I did manage to stamp and play with my Copic markers . After I play with them a bit and learn some of the proper techniques with them I will share some of my new cards .