Monday, June 30, 2008

Orphan to Prodigy

I watched this fantastic movie last night and fell in, not with Jonathan Rhys Meyers (although both his looks and Irish charm is very HOT!)but with Freddie Highmore! That irresistible cheek dimple and big eyes just made my heart melt. The story hits on a deep emotional level and ends with a crescendo of August Rhapsody in C major. I realize this movie has been out for a while already, but watch it's worth watching it over and over :)

Sunday, June 29, 2008


I thought this was an interesting meme over on Stampin' when I Can Blog...

Answer each of the questions below. Surf over to Flickr and type your answers into the search bar. From the choice of pictures shown only on the front page, click on the one that moves you. Once the page with your picture opens, copy the URL. Surf over to the Mosaic Maker, set up your mosaic, and paste your URLs. Click Create. Voila!

The Questions:

What is your first name?
What is your favorite food?
What high school did you attend?
What is your favorite color?
Who is your celebrity crush?
What is your favorite drink?
Where would you go on your dream vacation?
What is your favorite dessert?
What do you want to be when you grow up?
What do you love most in life?
What is the one word that describes you?
What is your Flickr name?



Saturday, June 28, 2008

Splashing thru a River

I went out to the group campground where three brothers and a nephew, with their families, were roughing it in their big new 5th wheels. All of them have Quads, including the kids. My youngest brother just got this marvelous Arctic Cat Prowler, with the cover over the roll bars. Oh what fun to go blasting thru the woods, along trails that have more pot holes, dips and mud puddles than I've ever seen, but I was safely seat-belted in and loved it. The best part was surfing thru the river....with the excuse of "washing" the mud off. At first my brother played it "safe" and went thru the shallow part, thinking I'd freak, I wanted to go thru the deeper part, where the water came over the floor and wet our, that's fun!! haha!
I'm going back tomorrow for more. My poor hubby is going to be in for the shock of a lifetime cuz now I want one of those :)

Friday, June 27, 2008

Long Weekend

Looking up the history behind Canada Day, I came across these facts:

The July 1 holiday was established by statute in 1879, under the name Dominion Day.

On October 27, 1982, July 1st which was known as "Dominion Day" became "Canada Day".

To find out more about Confederation and how the British Colonies became the country of Canada, here is a website for Kids, explaining the process. I makes for very interesting reading not only for kids, but those of us adults that have forgotten how Canada was founded.

Thursday, June 26, 2008


I have a confession to make. Actually, it's become a running joke between my hubby and I because this happens so often. Read this little story and you'll probably guess what my confession is....and have a chuckle at my expense....go ahead, I laugh about it myself :)

*Delivery Suspicion*

There was an unexpected knock on my door, and like I always do I first opened the peephole and asked, "Who's there?"

"Parcel post, ma'am. I have a package that needs a signature."

"Where's the package?" I asked suspiciously. The deliveryman held it up.

"Could I see some ID?" I said, still not convinced.

"Lady," he replied wearily, "if I wanted to break into your house, I'd probably just use these." And he pulled out the keys I had left in the door.

Did you guess right? Ok,'s a really bad habit and thankfully no one has come in and helped themselves to my home. Now that would be freaky!!

I'm Sweet on you....

I found this cool idea via How About Orange What a sweet idea for special occasions or just everyday treats :)

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

To Bra or not to Bra??

This article got a chuckle out of me....who'd have thought that a bra could actually do more than hold our "two girls" from "hanging" out down South :P

The next Saudi-Arabia, Venezuela North? Huh?

I don't generally post articles on news, but this is just too close to home to pass over. I found this article in Time Magazine-Canadian Edition
This article just begs to ask....and we pay high gas prices at the pump, why???

Alberta's sands are poised to increase oil production to Saudi-like levels
Since my Hubby, oldest son, brother and nephew work in the Northern British Columbia Oil fields, this directly affects our household income and therefore our family and city. Only in the BC Oil Industry do we operate on Alberta time.
The other interesting point is that
Canada is poised to become Venezuela north

If you think this is not going to affect anyone outside of the Canadian west....well, think again.
No one working in the oil sands complains about the big paychecks, but beyond the project a serious backlash is growing against the economic and environmental pressures that come with maxing out oil production. A shortage of housing in Fort McMurray has pushed the price of an average home to more than $600,000. Two-bedroom apartments rent for about $3,500 a month.
I could go on but read the story for yourself and see what all the kafuffle is about. I end this with one last thought
The mega-projects across Alberta's oil sands rival some of humankind's greatest engineering achievements, including the pyramids of Giza and the Great Wall of China. After thousands of years, those ancient projects still bear witness to history. Conservative estimates predict the tar sands will give out in just 70 years. Their legacy to Canada is yet to be written, but it may be a great deal bigger than expectations. With new deposits still being found and technologies improving, the sands could produce for a couple of hundred years more. Forget Venezuela. Canada may become the new Saudi Arabia, the last great oil kingdom, right on the U.S. border.

Happy Birthday Pretty Niece!

You are nine-years-old today!

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Breathe Deep

I'm sitting here browsing through Blogs and listening to the rain fall. My son came over to mow the lawn for me this morning and my olfactory delighted in the summery this summer shower stirs more delightful garden and floral smells. Stop to take a deep breath of fragrant air.

Live a Life worth Scrapping

Scrap a Life Worth Scrapping.ScrapHappy
I seem to be into posting little tidbits these days....not too sure why...BUT, I found another neat Blog with totally cool stuff like this

Cool Drink in hand.....

It's turning out to be a hot, sunny day. I can't help but crave a Margarita :)

Great Give Aways

As I browse thru Blogs, I come across some pretty spectacular Give this Play house. It's as easy as leaving a comment, so for this one, just click on the button at the bottom and leave your comment. Hope I win but, if not me, then you :P

Monday, June 23, 2008


Yesterday morning I was simply going to open my bedroom window wider and then go take a shower, when I clipped my toe on the chair leg. It didn't develop into a bruise until mid-afternoon....kinda ugly and sore!

Big Giveaway

Just click on this's that simple.

Sunday, June 22, 2008

These are a few....

......of my favorite things :)
I saw this on a Blog I was reading and decided that since I don't really have much to say today, that I'd summarize this post with this:
* Dutch black licorice
* spending time with grandkids
* a balmy summer day
* fresh, ripe peaches
* snuggling with a good book to read

If you're so inclined to name your five favorite things, just post a comment that you're doing so and I'll make sure I go over to read them.

Saturday, June 21, 2008

A Pair of Shoes

When browsing thru my Blog list, I came across this poem that SO touched my heart that I could not help but post it. Like Heather, I too will forever walk in the shoes of a woman who has lost a child.

A Pair of Shoes

I am wearing a pair of shoes.
They are ugly shoes.
Uncomfortable shoes.
I hate my shoes.

Each day I wear them, and each
day I wish I had another pair.

Some days my shoes hurt so bad
that I do not think I can take
another step.

Yet, I continue to wear them.

I get funny looks wearing these shoes.

I can tell in others eyes that they
are glad they are my shoes and not

They never talk about my shoes.

To learn how awful my shoes are
might make them uncomfortable.

To truly understand these shoes
you must walk in them.

But, once you put them on, you can
never take them off.

I now realize that I am not the
only one who wears these shoes.

There are many pairs in this world.

Some women ache daily as they try
and walk in them.

Some have learned how to walk in
them so they don't hurt quite as much.

Some have worn the shoes so long that
days will go by before they think about
how much they hurt.

No woman deserves to wear these shoes.

Yet, because of these shoes I am a
stronger woman.

These shoes have given me the strength
to face anything.

They have made me who I am.

I will forever walk in the shoes of a
woman who has lost a child.

*Author Unknown*




Today was our Church's Annual Party-in-the-Park. It's a complimentary Community outreach where we set up those air play stations for kids, face painting, crafts, a Stage with some great shows, song and dance, a Prize tent and hotdogs and drinks. It's great family fun! I have volunteered for the past three years in the Prize tent, which gets me out of the sun. It's also a great way to see all the kids and the face painting.

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Friday, June 20, 2008


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Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Eye Candy

Sean Connery to Sir Sean Connery....this James Bond hunk has always captured my heart. Is it that sexy Scottish accent or the chiseled handsome face, his rugged good looks?? He has only improved with age.

Plain Truth

My girlfriend handed a novel to me the other day and said I "Had" to read it. It's a very captivating tale about an Amish girl having a baby out of wedlock, which dies and then she is charged with First Degree murder. The story-line captivates from the first word and doesn't let up until the end. This is the first book I've read by Jodi Picoult and you can be sure that it isn't the last.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Granville Island Part 3

Don't you just love the house-boats, yaghts and bridges? It's kind of cool to see the Science Center from the False Creek side. I well remember that going up for Expo '86!! Wow!