Friday, January 10, 2014

After much pressure to blog.....

Oh wow!  It's been a long time since I've been on here.  Not even sure where to start or what to write.  I guess a lot has changed since my last post, and maybe I'll dive into some of that, but not right now, not this post.  I'm writing now because I am getting together with some really great blogger friends this evening, and I would really like to not get kicked out of the group.  Some of us know each other from way back, and others are newer friendships.  I love these girls, and when we get together we always have a great time and have lots of laughs.  So please ladies, forgive me for my absence, please don't give me the boot yet.  I look forward to seeing you all tonight!

Bye for now!

Monday, October 15, 2012

Friday, October 12, 2012

Boy is it handy having a laptop. Who knew? I'm here in my hotel in Fargo! Jeff and I decided to get away for a weekend, do some shopping, some for Christmas. We got a bit done today. I would love to get my Christmas shopping done early this year, If I'm not too late for early. It's kind of hard deciding what to get everyone though. And it's not always easy finding the gifts I do think of. If anybody has some different ideas they would like to share, I would love to hear them!

Well, it's getting late, I'm going to go watch some TV before I go to sleep. Gotta get ready for another day of shopping tomorrow!

Thursday, October 11, 2012

My boys Jamin and Aaron share a bedroom. We had started them out in the basement when we first moved here, but it wasn't long and I moved them back upstairs. One night I happened to get up to use the bathroom and when I opened my bedroom door I could hear one of the boys crying down in their room. I couldn't hear them when the door was closed, so after that I decided they needed to come up. Their room upstairs has been a bit cluttered, there were a couple of shelves, a can of paint and a large picture frame that were helping with the clutter. Today I finally got it organized, moved out the stuff that didn't belong and even unpacked a couple of boxes. Yep, still have stuff to unpack. Now I just need to move some of this stuff out of my hallway. Out of one room and into the hallway. Maybe I'll get this place organized yet!

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Blogtober Day 10

10 days in a row! Not bad for me, especially this year!

Last night I went to the city to spend some time with Heather. Of course it went by way too fast, time always flies when you are having fun. We went for supper and did a bit of shopping and then went for coffee/dessert at a little coffee house. I had this Italian soda that tasted like slightly flavored club soda. I have no idea what Italian soda is supposed to taste like, but this stuff didn't taste like much. It was fun anyway and we stayed until the music stopped playing so we knew it was closing time. I got home kinda late, but it was worth it.

On the way home I ran over what appeared to be a skunk. It was dark and all of a sudden there was something that was black and white just laying in the middle of my lane of the two lane highway. I didn't have much time to react, so I just kept going. I heard the thunk thunk thunk and knew I had hit him. I felt pretty bad. I hope he was killed and wasn't laying there suffering. Every time I drive down these two lane highways I worry I'm going to hit something. I almost hit a deer one day driving from Southport to Oakville. I hit the brakes (thankfully nobody was behind me) and barely missed it.

So that's my excitement for this week so far! Until next time.....

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

latest project

I've been wanting to post some pictures on here, but the thing is, I'm too lazy to upload the pictures onto my computer. It's not hard to do, but for some reason I just don't like doing it. If I wait long enough maybe Jeff will take care of that for me. I want to post some pictures of our latest project. I say "our" as if I'm somehow actually involved in this project. Jeff is building a garden shed this week so we can store all our junk for the winter. His dad was here helping yesterday and is here again today, and Heather was here yesterday helping us too. So thankful for all the help! Heather and I moved a tree that was in the way and planted another one, so I guess I might be involved in it after all. :)

Anyway, so once I get around to actually uploading the pictures, I'll post them on here. Exciting times in Winkler, eh?

Monday, October 8, 2012

A few favorite things

1. favorite song - Shameless by Garth Brooks
2. dessert - caramel chocolate pecan cheesecake from Sobeys
3. animal - hippopotamus
4. flower - Lily, Gerbera Daisy
5. movie - Robin Hood Men in Tights
6. vegetable - broccoli
7. favorite t-shirt saying - If life gives you lemons, keep em, cause hey, free lemons (and one about hedge hogs)
8. commercial - the one with the house hippos
9. Favorite Christmas song - O Come O Come Emmanuel
10. clothing store - Rickis