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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 15, 2009

Crazy Rain .................

Crazy weather hit July 5th , 2009 where we are camping . Thunder and lightening built around us all day and at 4 pm the sky opened up over us and let us know who was the BOSS ! For over an hour we had torrential downpouring with some hail thrown in for good measure ! It was crazy ! The owners flowerbeds were under water and we knicknamed it Canyon Creek Campround Lake .... even some crazy Canadian Geese with 3 goslings were going to check it out untill Momma Goose headed them all back into the creek when something scared here .

At the end of the storm the ski cleared off and by the weekend we were back into the 20 c degree weather and sun . We have never seen it rain so much here while we camped but the flowers all survived and they are no worse for wear other then some holey leaves from the hail and a few knocked off flowers .
A little rain and hail with thunder and lightening made for an interesting day and at least it wasn't a tornedo or hurricane or snow ................................ LOL !
Never underestimate Mother Nature !

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Yikes !!!!!

Where is the time going ? DH had his surgery almost 5 weeks ago ( one month and 3 days ) and every day is a better day as he is getting stronger . Still fighting the infection in one of his staple sites but it is slowly clearing ........... not fast enough for his liking though ! He did get the okay to drive again though so we now have our vehicle at the campsite for our use ...... not that we are going far but it is the feeling of independence that brought a smile to DH ! We did take a quick trip down the road to get some groceries on Saturday and to visit the kids in Quesnel for a couple of hours . DH was completely exhausted by the time we got home though . It is times like this that make me wish I had been pushed at an earlier age to get my driver's license though . ( I am the world's worst passenger though and very uncomfortable at the thought of being another idiot driver on the road so I can't see it ever happening either ! ) .

We are enjoying our time at the campsite and are not looking forward to the reality of being home any time soon . Not sure how many more weeks we can sit here before DH gets the okay to go back to work but he sees the specialist on Monday next for a checkup and we may have a better idea when " normal " life returns . We have had a tremendous amount of company here though ! It is amazing the amount of people that just stop by on their way home from holidays or just pop down for a coffee ! We appreciate all the visits :-) Shannon brought some yummy goodies on Sunday when they stopped by and Rick & Afroulla brought us a container of Maine Maple Syrup today on their way home from their cross country trip to P.E.I . ................ tomorrow it will be sampled on our pancakes ! Thanks again everybody !

Our weather has been a real mixture of hot summer days to rain , coast like weather . We have had some fascinating thunder and lightening storms ( along with the hail that came with it ! ) go through as well . Thanks heavens we have only had one night where it didn't really cool off much ! We have lots of nice evenings to sit out around a campfire but DH is played out early so most nights we just sit and sip a cup of tea then head in . WILD TV has become DH's friend but I am not wild about the channel as it is all hunting shows ( not porn .... LOL ! ) and seriously hunting turkeys and geese is rather annoying ! LOL ! Thank heavens I have my laptop and a lot of books with me ! Today I even baked a cake ............................ DH was laughing as I don't even make them at home ! I noticed he ate more then his fair share of it though :-)

Have a great week everybody and I hope the sun shines where you live and you get out and make some memories !

Friday, July 03, 2009

Baby steps forward ......

What a week but it is getting better :-) DH came down with an infection in his incision but the increase in his antibiotics have made a world of difference . Tuesday he saw our family Dr whom gave the okay for us to go to the motor home and relax . ........ although DH had to be in town for an early morning appointment with him this morning . Youngest DS has been playing taxi for us so brought us down and stayed until last night when he and DH went back home for the night ( a quick 45 minute trip ) . DS then took DH to the Dr and for a few groceries and as DH got the okay to stay out here and not have to go on IV antibiotics , we will be here for awhile with just quick trips in to town for groceries and Dr appointments . DS brought him back down then went home again so after 3 weeks , DH and I actually have a few minutes alone with no family or " roommates " hovering or listening to what is being said ! Or we can just sit in silence and enjoy just knowing that we are there for each other ............... " in sickness and in health " . I have been playing nurse maid but am finding I don't mind the roll at all . I just do what has to be done .... with a little ( okay , a LOT ) of nagging :-) . DS will come back next week and taxi DH to the Dr and hopefully DH will feel strong enough to drive and get the okay to do so just so we have our truck here .

It is nice to see our kids have kicked in and been there when we have needed them the most . Oldest DS visited DH in the hospital at least twice a day and made a point of the evening visit to last a couple hours after everybody had left .... helped DH's evening move along . He has actually been by the house more then once since DH got home and makes a point of calling too . He is stopping by tomorrow morning just to bring DH something he forgot at home . DD was my shoulder and rock the first few days DH was in the hospital and she and her family brightened DH's Father's Days by being at the hospital before heading home after the girls swim meet . She calls every day to make sure things are okay . Youngest DS has been a big help by just being where we need him and when we do ............ guess that can be reversed too as he does live with us and is having his own health issues to contend with . Still, it is nice to have somebody that can drive us around ! ( yes , I still do not drive ! ) . Thanks to my Mother and Brother for phoning and keeping up on the happenings in our household .

The sun has shone and the temperature is rising here so hopefully we will see some summer over the next month or so . Not sure when DH is supposed to go back to work but he has to be strong enough before he even thinks about it ! Tomorrow night the owner of the campground is putting on fireworks for Canada Day ( July 1st ) and July 4th .......................... more because July 1st fell on a Wednesday and more people are here for the weekend ! As a matter of fact , the campground is full so it will be a busy weekend here . There are kids and dogs everywhere that my yappy Yorkies seem to think they need to bark at !!! Grrrr ! Little buggers ! LOL ! Mind you , the neighbor has 2 big dogs that bark just as much and then mine start ....... or the campground owners 2 Shelties get everybodies dogs barking !!! I can hardly wait for Monday and quiet ! LOL !

Hope everybody see some sunshine this weekend and enjoys life to the fullest !