Wednesday, November 30, 2011

The Last Day of November

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I did it...I blogged every day in the month of November!!
and now we're  going into the last month of the year 2011..WOW!!
Looking forward to the grandkid's Christmas concerts at their schools next week!


Tuesday, November 29, 2011

The Perfect Wife

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This is how some of you are probably feeling about all my videos for my November blogging!!! Oh well...One more blog to do for November 2011...
Wish more of you would post comments....this one just might push you into doing so!

Monday, November 28, 2011

Not all surprises work out...

Not all surprises work out....I went over to Fulford Harbour to surprise Marilyn for her birthday but she did NOT get back there in time for the knitting group!!!  She was very surprised when  she saw me standing in line to get the 3:30 ferry  back to Victoria! We did have a short/sweet visit at the ferry gate...anyhow...HAPPY BIRTHDAY tomorrow Marilyn.
..by the way,Marilyn...Bev and I were going to come over on Thursday but the wind warnings cancelled our plans! darn....

Now let me look for a video for today's blog....
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Sunday, November 27, 2011

The Lord's Prayer

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This singing of The Lord's Prayer by this little angel is enough to melt even a heart made of stone!!

As we now have entered the Christian Christmas Season..let us all be truly aware of all the good things we have in our lives.  We pray for those who are dealing with sadness and pray for those who are terminally ill.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Drawing of a woman from the inside out....  the artist that  did this spent some time doing so..... it is totally amazing!!!

Take time to watch this work to the very end.
Have a great weekend.

Friday, November 25, 2011

Old typewriters...those were the days.

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TGIF..our last Friday of November 2011.. unbelievable.

most of you won't remember the old typewriters where we 'threw' the carriage bar to get to the next line....ha!! this video cracks me up!!.......now I know why I can't go back to work........now I know why I can't go back to work....

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Cro-Knitting Lesson

 



 I do NOT know how to crochet anything more than putting two squares together ..Lord knows I've tried....so the class tonight was more than interesting and a real challenge for me...BUT I think I got it!! amazing but true...
The end result will NEVER be a blanket...NOT a scarf...hmmm...here's a preview of how far I got tonight...
 
Here is my first attempt at a Me-Tube...definitely not a U-Tube.
 
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Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Hugs from a horse

The video below was sent to me yesterday. PLEASE take time to watch it...have a kleenex handy.
I did not know that horses had feelings like that...especially the last bit on the video...the horse WANTED more hugs...unbelievable....
This Youtube video is taken from a regular CBC Sunday AM show Country Canada. It's well worth watching and reinforces all the good stuff between pets and owners.

Please add your feedback to this video!  Have a great Wednesday! Back to my knitting...2 orders to fill!

Monday, November 21, 2011

New Baby Hat

I had made a hat/bootie set for Sally's friend... thinking it was for a brand new infant!!  I have now
finished a larger hat for the little sweetheart who must be 4-6 months old. This hat turned out great.
I must buy myself a 1year old size doll so I can fit hats on it!  Wonder if Charlotte has an extra doll for Grammer to borrow!
PublicTelevision had a weekend of  50's music and Ed Sullivan shows(B&W) from 'the good old days'...I thoroughly enjoyed reliving the past with these shows.

Wishing everyone a happy healthy week!  Can you find the baby in the picture below?  Let me know!

Sunday, November 20, 2011

How To Fold A Shirt

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Sunday's Lesson in Life....

Hopefully you will find this video interesting and take time to learn it thoroughly...it really does work.

Am working on more hats for charity..the deadline for the big Xmas dinner for those less fortunate than ourselves is drawing nigh and they need alot of items to fill the gifts bags.  Please help out!

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Strip Tease

Am starting to hear of the preparations for the Christmas Season beginning. 
One friend has her tree up and decorated already to avoid the overwhelming pressure of scheduling in the month of December.  The school concerts, the shopping.... the invitations to celebrate the Christmas Season are starting and she wants to be relaxed to enjoy them all... a smart woman indeed.
 Yesterday was busy..Met up with a friend to help her with a knitting job...then off to Colwood where I met with a group of friends for lunch... went to Michael's in Langford to pick up a
sale item! then back home for a quick snooze and out again by 5:30 to a 'Celebration Of Life" for Sally.  It was a fine fine evening for a fine fine lady.
Came home and 'crashed'...lots of things to think about before
calling it a very good day.
am attaching a video of a job done well.  Enjoy. (the icon of a finger pointing downwards won't copy for me...oh well....







Friday, November 18, 2011

turn on the sunshine

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We have the need to complain about wind, snow, sleet and rain... Take a look at this video and imagine having to deal with a huge sand storm like this one that hit Arizona last month...makes me choke thinking of not getting any air just watching it.
I think I will take rain any day of the week...
We had a wonderful birthday luncheon today...always nice to be with 'the old gang' and Gillian!!!
Looking forward to seeing another group of old friends this afternoon for lunch..
Don't forget Northern Reflection Stores have 40% off all day today...
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Thursday, November 17, 2011

hoot hoot ...up in smoke

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I certainly am glad I saved alot of short videos to make these "every day in November' entries that much easier.  I'm sure you'll get at least a smile out of this one...

Today is 'our cruise' day to Vancouver...but we're waiting to see what the weather holds in store for us. If the wind is still 'giving 'er hell' we've got alternative plans to meet for lunch in the city. 

A friend phoned me this morning..yelling "There is a mouse in my kitchen..help me"...ha! ya right..I'll get right on that one!!  I'm more afraid of mice than she is...BUT I did go and buy a few mouse traps and helped her set them up using peanut butter and cheese as the bait... Tomorrow will tell if this worked.  Just how the heck can a mouse get to the 2nd floor of a building? must be able to crawl up the outside stucco walls? or take the elevator!!!!!  anyhow...buying a mouse catcher was quite the experience..do we buy a snap type one(the old kind) OR the latest "glue trap"...  it's a 6x8" pad of VERY VERY sticky glue...just set it out and when the mouse hits it , it's stuck for life..>BUT it is NOT dead when you find it there...so what does one do with a captured LIVE mouse ... decided we didn't want to find out and went for the old fashioned snap kind...  up date to follow!!

hope the wind dies down a bit...but it's blowing hard at the moment...
time to call it a day...but this is my Thursday blog entry....

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

the proof is in the pudding...or is it?

A Mother is "everything"... i.e. nurse,cook,teacher,chauffeur,counsellor .....the list is endless but when she's busy, Dad tries to step in and help out...
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this video proves that "the proof is in the pudding" or is it in the diaper?

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Life is Good...

Sunshine and good friends...does it get any better than this!  Oh how I need my sunshine and lots of laughs. Laughter/happiness is life's best medicine.
The computer guy came online via his home and fixed all my 'today' problems...yes!!  Now I can
find all MY sites without getting thoroughly frustrated.

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This is my dose of laughter to all of you.  Enjoy.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Monday Morning awwwwwwwww

Rain Rain Go Away
Come again another day
We want to go play


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Sunday, November 13, 2011

Happy Birthday Judy

Sometimes one just can not think of the right words to express one's feelings about a certain situation...well, Judy...  this just about does it!   Love from your MUCH younger friend!!! 
Gotcha!

Saturday, November 12, 2011

keep thinking today is Monday...

So much to absorb/comprehend/accept this Remembrance Day.
The Remembrance Day Ceremonies across Canada were especially 'close to home' with Patty being honoured at Silver Cross Medal Mother...
Her position is as copied down from the t.v. news:
The national role of Silver Cross Mother is second only to the Royal representative to the Queen.
She comes ahead of the Government of Canada
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That's our Patty!!
I must say I spent MANY hours watching t.v. yesterday (got lots of knitting done!!.. if you sit you have to knit!).. so many personal interviews with surviving families of those that 'gave their lives to protect us'...

Have no idea why I keep thinking today is Monday... Wonder if Marilyn has her blog done yet!..
I'm trying to enter one every day of November too.. time to go thru albums for story matter.

Today is 'get serious' about picking out flooring for my kitchen (after my dishwasher leaked into the condo below me)...then finish removing wallpaper in the kitchen..WHY did I even start that job (I was told I could have painted over the wallpaper!! NOW THEY TELL ME!!)

Enjoy YOUR weekend.

Friday, November 11, 2011

11-11-11-11-11-11 REMEMBRANCE DAY

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Video is of Patty laying the wreath this morning in Ottawa....

These numbers will not happen again for another 100 years...

TODAY... November 11, 2011 at 11 minutes and 11 seconds after 11am the clock will look like this:
11,11,11,11,11,11

The 2011th year

The eleventh month

The eleventh day

The eleventh hour

The eleventh minute

The eleventh second
My friend Patty Braun was chosen National Silver Cross  Mother and will be placing the wreath at the Memorial  Site this morning in Ottawa.  CBC televison will be covering this ceremony. Her son David was killed in Afghanistan in 2006.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Hat and booties finished

The hat is finished!! and it turned out so sweet!  Thanks Bev for the flower pattern...simple to do and very effective to finish off the hat.  I got them to the hospital in time.. my knitting friend Sally passed away today 11-10-2011 at 5pm.  She was such a nice lady...deepest condolences to her family.

Remember to watch the laying of the wreath on CBC tomorrow..Patti Braun...National Silver Medal Mother is my friend from Raymore, Sask.  She lost her son David in 2006 in Afghanistan...

I did blog twice today...wasn't sure I could find this picture after downloading it to my new Windows 7...but I did!

An amazing photo

This picture is one of my favourites...have printed it out many times and used it to make greeting cards..take a close look at all the 'things' 'faces' 'animals' within the picture!!

Finished the hat and booties for my friend in Hospice who wants to give them to her friend's new granddaughter...now IF I could only find the picture on Windows 7...I will post the picture as soon as I find it... don't want to miss my Thursday blog entry..so this will be it!!


Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Hump Day

We're at the middle of the week already...
Had an excellent visit at Hospice tonight... each visit will hold alot of good memories for me.
Tonight is a great knitting group..always lots of laughs. I need to be where people are laughing and having fun...
Am finishing off a neat hat...will post it in tomorrow's blog..if I finish it tonight at knitting.
3am... a habit of mine waking up at this time... could be the newspaper hitting the door...
Happy Birthday Lynne....hope today is a great day for you.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

stretching my brain to the max



Yesterday  I got my new computer with Windows 7. Lordy Lordy...my old brain has been stretched to the max. Also got a new Kodak printer..basic type... but this one feeds the paper from the back ..not like my old one that the paper went in from the front...another thing to learn..so now..which side of the paper do the pictures show up on...HELP...I'm too old for this nonsense...
Where did I leave my fountain pen and bottle of ink?? ah ha...it's the feather and the ink bottle!!!
Progress continues and I try my best to hang on... can't let the grandkids beat me quite yet.
Did visit my friend in Hospice for just a few minutes last night...not as good a visit as the night before...life just isn't fair at times.
Don't forget to mark Nov. 11 on your calendar to watch the Remembrance Day ceremony from Ottawa and see my friend Patty lay the wreath as Canada's "Silver Medal Mother". Her son David was killed in Afghanistan in 2006.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Hospice Experience

Tonight I went to visit my friend at Hospice...as I stepped off the elevator at the 3rd floor beautiful music greeted me... it was 'heavenly'.
Two university students were sitting in the visiting area playing a violin and a cello...playing Beethoven music. I asked them if they would come and play in my friend's room...they were DELIGHTED that I asked. So while I was feeding my friend supper, my friend was treated to at least 20 minutes of beautiful beautiful music...didn't realize my friend frequented the Victoria Symphony on Sunday afternoons and Beethoven music is my friend's favourite...
What a wonderful wonderful experience....again!

My new computer and new printer arrive this afternoon..then I exchange cars with my son-in-law at 4pm at his workplace...he brings it back in a few days with new brakes when it's ready.

Still pulling down wallpaper in my kitchen...slow and easy does it.

BC step back the clocks one hour yesterday...

Sunday, November 6, 2011

It's a dog's life


A great treat was taking a friend's dogs for a short walk...
or was it the other way around...the dogs took the kids for a walk.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Angels in Disguise

Please take the time to thank the nurses and doctors in Hospice for the excellent work they are doing for our friends and loved ones.
Just spent some time with my friend in Hospice tonight.
I marvel at the calm and peace that this parlicular ward expels.
I came home feeling so relaxed and at peace with my own life...
I KNOW these nurses are angels in disguise...no doubt about it.
My friend keeps mentioning how much she likes being there... go figure!
Free t.v.....Free telephone..."I can eat anything I want"!!! ....etc etc.
The patient is always clean and combed and happy. (must get myself some of those meds! just joking)...

So, my friends, the next time you are around these angels... give them a big THANK YOU.

Friday, November 4, 2011

I have been to many places

I have been in many places,
but I've never been in Cahoots.
Apparently, you can't go alone.
You have to be in Cahoots with someone.

I've also never been in Cognito.
I hear no one recognizes you there.

I have, however, been in Sane.
They don't have an airport; you have to be driven there. I have made several trips there, thanks to my friends, family and work.

I would like to go to Conclusions,
but you have to jump, and I'm not too much on physical activity anymore.

I have also been in Doubt.
That is a sad place to go, and I try not to visit there too often.

I've been in Flexible,
but only when it was very important to stand firm.

Sometimes I'm in Capable,
and I go there more often as I'm getting older.

One of my favorite places to be is in Suspense!
It really gets the adrenalin flowing and pumps up the old heart! At my age I need all the stimuli I can get!

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Adult Surprise Jacket




Nov. 3, 2011 am about to complete my Elizabeth Zimmermann pattern Adult Surprise Jacket. I started this quite awhile ago and somehow got distracted with smaller items to knit. Am down to 3 UFOs (unfinished objects!!) ..


By the way, all my new appliances are installed and now I start to get serious about chosing new flooring...all this started because of my dishwasher leaking into the condo below me.

.. oh yes, I did start taking down the wallpaper in my kitchen...does this all go under UFPs(unfinished projects!)??


My computer is going into 'the hospital' at noon today...are there meds for computer withdrawal? Maybe I should catch the ferry to 'that other' knitting group!?!?

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Hats with cable on side


this eggplant-coloured hat is made with Lopi yarn.


this rust coloured hat is also knit with pure wool/Lopi yarn.

the cable 'makes' the hat!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Halloween 2011




patiently waiting for Daddy to get home from work so

he can go out with all of them for 'tricks or treats'!!!






the grandkids had a great Halloween! Amazing costumes!