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....
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.
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....
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.
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.
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!
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....
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...
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....
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.
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...
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!!)
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
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.
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!
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!!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!?!?