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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 !

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Shall we try AGAIN ......

to get a new card or two posted ! These little Magnolia stamp images are just so addictive as are the Sugar Nellies ! Got to love an evening of sitting and relaxing with stamps , the smell of ink and the radio blaring some GOOD music !

Isn't Edwin just the cutest like guy ?

Friday, August 28, 2009

TGIF ..................

 Just a cute Magnolia stamp to start today ! It is another Friday and I haven't a clue where the past couple weeks have gone ! DH is back into the swing of work and has been on his first 3 day road trip up North on business . He survived quite well as did I ! ( Did I say how much I enjoy my " Me " time ? ) . He is off with a friend to go salmon fishing off the west coast tonight so I may head to the RV as it is going to be 30 C here all weekend ! May as well enjoy our last HOT blast of summer while I can .
This week found me decluttering my scrappy room . It was such a mess and I have to find a little better organization for in there so I can actually move ! Seems that the darn room keeps shrinking .... something like my pants !!! I think we both need a diet of some sort ! LOL ! Next week may find some changes in that room . I was almost able to lose the PC out of there as it had died .... again ..... but DH insisted on getting it repaired ( I have my laptop so didn't care ! ) so that is some space I can not utilize ! Whaaaaaa  !
Have a GREAT WEEKEND and enjoy the last rays of summer !!

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Reality week !

DH has gone back to work after 9 weeks of being off . It has been a good week for both of us with more structure to our days . .... more housework , dirty laundry and more noise ! We have some road construction going on behind our house on one of the busiest intersections ( and one with a high crash zone ! ) that is going on 24/7 !!!

But the best part of the week is I got to sit in my crappy room and actually play with some of the cutest stamps I have ever bought ! They are Magnolia stamps and I bought them at an online Canadian store called Little Stamp Shop at http://www.stampshoppe.ca/ .... Great service and a great collection of Magnolia stamps and Copic markers ....... another of my addictions ! LOL ! I have discovered that you can not have too many Magnolia stamps or Copic markers as there is always just one or two more you HAVE to have ! LOL ! But SHHHHHHHHHH ..... that is mine and your secret and DH doesn't need to know that one !
It is also hard to believe that summer is coming to an end so quickly . We are heading off to the RV tomorrow afternoon for the weekend . Hopefully the rain holds off as we are expecting company on Saturday and they are planning on tenting . Our RV is nice but crowded with extras staying in it . We will do what we have to though !
Enjoy your weekend and Happy crafting for those of you that are " HOOKED "

Sunday, August 09, 2009

Timing is everything ......................

Thanks to Louise for this one ..... the timing couldn't be better .......... now we can laugh about the last few months !

ABOUT THE WRITER Dave Barry is a Pulitzer Prize-winning humor columnist for the Miami Herald.

Colonoscopy Journal: I called my friend Andy Sable, a gastroenterologist, to make an appointment for a colonoscopy.
A few days later, in his office, Andy showed me a color diagram of the colon, a lengthy organ that appears to go all over the place, at one point passing briefly through Minneapolis.
Then Andy explained the colonoscopy procedure to me in a thorough, reassuring and patient manner..
I nodded thoughtfully, but I didn't really hear anything he said, because my brain was shrieking, 'HE'S GOING TO STICK A TUBE 17,000 FEET UP YOUR BEHIND!'
I left Andy's office with some written instructions, and a prescription for a product called 'MoviPrep,' which comes in a box large enough to hold a microwave oven. I will discuss MoviPrep in detail later; for now suffice it to say that we must never allow it to fall into the hands of America's enemies.
I spent the next several days productively sitting around being nervous.
Then, on the day before my colonoscopy, I began my preparation. In accordance with my instructions, I didn't eat any solid food that day; all I had was chicken broth, which is basically water, only with less flavor.
Then, in the evening, I took the MoviPrep. You mix two packets of powder together in a one-liter plastic jug, then you fill it with lukewarm water. (For those unfamiliar with the metric system, a liter is about 32 gallons). Then you have to drink the whole jug. This takes about an hour, because MoviPrep tastes - and here I am being kind - like a mixture of goat spit and urinal cleanser, with just a hint of lemon.
The instructions for MoviPrep, clearly written by somebody with a great sense of humor, state that after you drink it, 'a loose, watery bowel movement may result.'
This is kind of like saying that after you jump off your roof, you may experience contact with the ground.
MoviPrep is a nuclear laxative. I don't want to be too graphic, here, but, have you ever seen a space-shuttle launch? This is pretty much the MoviPrep experience, with you as the shuttle. There are times when you wish the commode had a seat belt. You spend several hours pretty much confined to the bathroom, spurting violently. You eliminate everything. And then, when you figure you must be totally empty, you have to drink another liter of MoviPrep, at which point, as far as I can tell, your bowels travel into the future and start eliminating food that you have not even eaten yet.
After an action-packed evening, I finally got to sleep.
The next morning my wife drove me to the clinic. I was very nervous. Not only was I worried about the procedure, but I had been experiencing occasional return bouts of MoviPrep spurtage. I was thinking, 'What if I spurt on Andy?' How do you apologize to a friend for something like that? Flowers would not be enough.
At the clinic I had to sign many forms acknowledging that I understood and totally agreed with whatever the heck the forms said. Then they led me to a room full of other colonoscopy people, where I went inside a little curtained space and took off my clothes and put on one of those hospital garments designed by sadist perverts, the kind that, when you put it on, makes you feel even more naked than when you are actually naked..
Then a nurse named Eddie put a little needle in a vein in my left hand. Ordinarily I would have fainted, but Eddie was very good, and I was already lying down. Eddie also told me that some people put vodka in their MoviPrep. At first I was ticked off that I hadn't thought of this, but then I pondered what would happen if you got yourself too tipsy to make it to the bathroom, so you were staggering around in full Fire Hose Mode. You would have no choice but to burn your house.
When everything was ready, Eddie wheeled me into the procedure room, where Andy was waiting with a nurse and an anesthesiologist. I did not see the 17,000-foot tube, but I knew Andy had it hidden around there somewhere. I was seriously nervous at this point.
Andy had me roll over on my left side, and the anesthesiologist began hooking something up to the needle in my hand.
There was music playing in the room, and I realized that the song was 'Dancing Queen' by ABBA. I remarked to Andy that, of all the songs that could be playing during this particular procedure, 'Dancing Queen' had to be the least appropriate.
'You want me to turn it up?' said Andy, from somewhere behind me.
'Ha ha,' I said. And then it was time, the moment I had been dreading for more than a decade. If you are squeamish, prepare yourself, because I am going to tell you, in explicit detail, exactly what it was like.
I have no idea. Really. I slept through it. One moment, ABBA was yelling 'Dancing Queen, feel the beat of the tambourine,' and the next moment, I was back in the other room, waking up in a very mellow mood.
Andy was looking down at me and asking me how I felt. I felt excellent.. I felt even more excellent when Andy told me that It was all over, and that my colon had passed with flying colors. I have never been prouder of an internal organ.
On the subject of Colonoscopies... Colonoscopies are no joke, but these comments during the exam were quite humorous..... A physician claimed that the following are actual comments made by his patients (predominately male) while he was performing their colonoscopies:
1. 'Take it easy, Doc. You're boldly going where no man has gone before!'
2. 'Find Amelia Earhart yet?'
3. 'Can you hear me NOW?'
4. 'Are we there yet? Are we there yet? Are we there yet?'
5. 'You know, in Arkansas , we're now legally married.'
6. 'Any sign of the trapped miners, Chief?'
7. 'You put your left hand in, you take your left hand out...'
8. 'Hey! Now I know how a Muppet feels!'
9. 'If your hand doesn't fit, you must quit!'
10. 'Hey Doc, let me know if you find my dignity.'
11. 'You used to be an executive at Enron, didn't you?'

And the best one of all:

12. 'Could you write a note for my wife saying that my head is not up there?'

Now really , isn't it time to have your checkup ! Colon cancer is no laughing matter !!!!!

Tuesday, August 04, 2009

August already ?

I am not sure how this happened but August is here already ! Crazy !!!! Well after that crazy rainstorm we had in July and windstorm that went through a week later that knocked a few trees over in the campround ( thank heavens not on anything but the side of the highway and over a few paths and nobody was hurt ! ) summer arrived with a vengence ! Not since the 1880's has the North seen temperatures like we have seen for the past few weeks ..... + 30 C and higher ! No rain either so everything is tinder dry ! Scary if we get a thunder and lightening storm go through ! We are on a no campfire ban all over the province . As we just had a long weekend here , the campground was full all weekend . Only one idiot tried to have a " small " fire and got a blast from a fire extinquisher and evicted from the campground ! He didn't even plead that he was " ignorant " to the fact but said he figured it was a " small " fire so what did it it matter !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Bet those people that have lost homes and businesses to a forest fire could give him a lecture ! SHEESH ! STUPID !

One thing about DH still being off recouperating , we have got to use the AC in the motorhome and be comfortable .... at least for a couple hours a day when the shade was almost non-existent around here . DH is recovering and is actually looking forward to returning to work on August 17th ......... and holidays soon after ! LOL ! ( Though I am sure those may get changed after the guilt sets in about all the work on his desk ! ) . Lots of changes happening with the company he works for as well so there may be some major changes happening there as well ........... we will roll with the changes whichever way they may go ! We have been through this 3 or 4 times already with the company over the past 30 years . What will happen , will happen !

Not sure when life will return to " normal " but we plan on relaxing here until the 16th of August then I may or may not stay on until after Labour Day . I may need some " ME " time ! LOL ! We have had a few trips in to home but not in any hurry to return for good either ! Winter was far too long and not that far away so we will just play this out as long as we can !

Enjoy the sun , play safe , travel safe and relax as summer is moving far to quickly !