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Saturday, March 5, 2016

MANY CHANGES and It's Been A Long Time...

Hi There....

Yes, I'm still alive and well and living in a NEW PLACE!  John and I sold our home in Elliot Lake, and although it was listed with a very reputable realtor, we were very uncertain if it would sell.  Well....we called to cancel the listing and she wanted to show our house "just one more time".  Well, you know the ending of this story...it SOLD!!!  We are now living in Lyn, Ontario...a village just outside of Brockville.  An hour away from Kingston and about 1.5 hours from Ottawa.   Closer to John's parents and an area that holds our interests.  The parents are basically the reason for our move. 
Mom has Parkinson's Disease and Dad has lung cancer....it's time for them to sell their home and move into an assisted living residence.  They're dragging their feet and it's understandable.  

Will  share more as time goes on...sorry no photos this time.  But will do a better job.  Great place to vent.

Talk To You Later....

Debi

Saturday, June 27, 2015

My Boy, Sonny!!


                                                  

Here is my boy, Sonny...aka "Sonny The Bastard"...a true hell-raiser in his younger days, let me tell you.  But today we had to say "good-bye"...and it is a VERY sad day.  We've had him for almost 16 years.  An emergency visit to the vet this morning...and tests showed he had either Pancreatitis or Pancreatic Cancer...both of which would have been fatal.  It's better this way...no more suffering...but it doesn't make it any easier.     
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              

Other than that, we took a short trip to Tennessee...the Pigeon Forge area.  Although the drive down was great...let me tell you...it was very commercial, crowded and EXPENSIVE!!  Trust me when I tell you to go some place else.  


But...I did get some crocheting done...3 hats...slouchy beanies.  I'll share them with you next time.


Have a great week-end...



R.I.P. Sonny...I love YOU!!  And I'm so sorry...
September 15, 1999--June 27, 2015

Friday, June 5, 2015

The Paint Job




This is John's 1957 Hudson Metropolitan...well, the shell of it.  Here, he is just bringing back from the "paint job".  After looking at it closely...it is the paint job from HELL!!  My poor hubby is about in tears.  And to think he trusted this guy.  




More money, more time and more aggravation.  At one time, a man's handshake meant the world. Obviously, not any longer.  

Enough of my rant, for now.  I'll keep you posted on the situation.


Crocheting...finally finished a hat.  Still have plenty of special orders to finish.  I purchased a skein of Red Heart Mexicana....and what CRAPPY yarn it is.  Sold it to a person on one of the local Buy and Sell sites on FB.  Hope she has better luck with it than I had.

Well, better think about getting ready for work.  Yes, I said that dirty four letter word again.  Helping out at the restaurant tonight and Sunday morning.  Will help pay the "babysitters"...when we go on vacation!!


Have a great week-end.  Talk to you soon!!  

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Birds...

I love birds...and have several different species that come to my feeders.  I particularly like the Pileated Woodpeckers...those prehistoric looking creatures that grace our back yard...but only on a rare occasion.  I'm sharing a few pictures...which I 'borrowed" from another site.  Aren't they the most fascinating birds?? 




Well...there's a lot going on in my world.  We sold the 2010 PT Cruiser.  We now drive John's Dad's car...a 2012 Kia Sorento.  A big change from the Cruiser....but as long as it gets me from point A to point B...I don't care.

We also put a "For Sale" sign in front of the house...just about a month ago, now.  One offer...and we laughed at it....and an Open House with minimal interest.  But...who the hell schedules an Open House on a holiday week-end??????  Wasn't our idea....

Haven't been crocheting much at all.  Infact, I have several WIP to deal with...and I better get at them soon.  Maybe tonight...if I can keep Maggie The Cat off my lap.  

So...that's about it...nothing real exciting...but enough to keep me on my toes.

Hope you're enjoying your spring!!!  And hope to talk to you soon!!  

Monday, April 6, 2015

Another Easter...

Easter has come and gone for another year.  It was a pretty uneventful day...I worked..if you want to call it that.  I had 10 customers...in a 5 hour period.  Sad...very sad!!  There was a time...maybe 2 years ago, that there was "standing room only" for a wait of over an hour.  I'm a server...and a very good server.  But...those days are gone, I'm afraid.  My new boss...well, he's just a kid and if he won't help himself...why should any one else.  I gave my 2-week notice yesterday...and as of April 19th, I will go into full retirement.  Much to do and see...so I'm not real concerned about becoming "bored". 

How do ya like this??  My Christmas cactus has finally decided to bloom...3 beautiful blooms....at Easter.  Never anything real encouraging around the Christmas season.  


And my violet...one of several...with such pretty flowers.  I wish they would all flower...maybe I'll get lucky yet!!!


Haven't been doing much crocheting...I'm working on a yellow scarf right now...and have a rather large order for more items for the same lady.  And....just received a special order for 2 berets.  They're all "the go" right now.  I've been searching the web for a pattern I like.  Shouldn't be too difficult to find something!!!

Well,  if I don't get off my butt, I'll never get anything done this afternoon....and I've been on "a roll" most of the day!!  Hope this finds you healthy and happy.  Life is good...talk to ya later!!  

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Decluttering

Well, it's spring...or almost.  And the talk of a move is once again our dinner conversation.  We both get itchy feet this time of year...but never do anything about it.  We'll see what happens this year.  But...even before we get a realtor in this house...we need to declutter. I'm not in too big of a hurry...if you know what I mean.  It wouldn't hurt do do a major "purge"...but not for the reason of moving.  For peace of mind, maybe...at least right now. 

Worked last night...nothing major going on, that's a fact.  My boss is one of the laziest people I know....and regardless of what you say or do, it goes in one ear and out the other.  He's 26 years of age, and thinks he knows it all.  And, I will work again tomorrow morning...and nothing will have changed by then, either.  So, I will continue to complain.  I am going to be giving my 2 weeks notice in the very near future.  And then I will concentrate on my eBay store and  special orders.  No more restaurant work for me...although I will miss the few regular customers that I have left.

Og the Dog will be celebrating his 13th birthday this year.  Just had him to "the spa"...and doesn't he look handsome??  Love his little St. Paddy's day kerchief!!

Have a great Saturday...hope your week-end is everything you want it to be.  I'm off to fix dinner and have a glass of vino!!  

Until next time!!

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Waiting...

Just waiting for the kitchen floor to dry...then I really need to get back to work.

Had some good news this morning....sold a hat in eBay.  A chocolate brown slouchy beanie.  Was thrilled!!  Have a look.....


Not much to do for dinner tonight.  A pork roast in the crock-pot with carrots and onions.  Going to have some roasted garlic asparagus with it....new recipe.  Anyway...we bought a pork loin last week...I'm getting 2 roasts out of it...PLUS three meals of pork chops.  Not a bad deal for 9 bucks!!!

Better get busy, before I sit here too long and loose the little bit of ambition I have.

Have a great Wednesday!!