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Monday, May 30, 2011

My Whiskey Barrels....

Just came off my 3 day work week--Friday, Saturday and a split shift on Sunday.  That one damn near kills me...but the $$ is good!!  No complaints here!  I offered to work a party tonight as well...group of 75..coming in for "a few drinks".  Only problem is...they won't arrive until 10:00 p.m.  So much for a good night's sleep!!

Not much accomplished today.  Went to the "bone cracker" this morning, hit a few thrift stores, a moving sale (a mosaic pot and saucer), bank, post office and stopped by the grocery store.  Hubby took me out for a coffee, burger and a muffin...so didn't have to mess with lunch!!!  Nice treat.

No rain...at the moment.  Looks like we're going to see some sun and warmer temps by mid-week.  Maybe this will get rid of those nasty black flies!! 

Got a few more rows done on that baby blanket.  I WILL get that thing done by the end of the week!!!!

Check out my whiskey barrels....petunias, spikes and if ya look close...Vinca vines!!!  Should look "fuller" in a few weeks. Yup...the grass is a real problem this year...guess we better get those brown patches planted before it gets too hot. 

I just LOVE summer!!!

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Why Does It NOT Surprise Me?????

Can you believe it??  More rain...and why does this NOT surprise me??  After all, we had 2 days of sunny weather this week!!!  I shouldn't complain...and slap me for doing so.  We could be in the middle of flooded basements, or worse...strong winds and tornadoes...or worse...these days, the list is endless.

Managed to get my whiskey barrels planted..as well as my flower pots.  Had to replace my dead Japanese bush...with a hydrangea.  Planted a few marigolds, as these are John's favorites.  I need to get out and work on the rock garden some more...but NOT in the mud.  I'm trying to do a small area at a time, so things don't look or become so over-whelming!!!  Wish me luck.

Take a peek at my front yard..it's lookin' good!!

Got a few more rows done on the baby blanket...won't be long now...God willing!!!  Infact, I'm heading to my craft room now, to see if I can finish up this skein of yarn!! 

See ya later...

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Busy Day...

It's been a busy day.  Yesterday afternoon, I had all good intentions of getting the upstairs all "spruced" up....but you know that story.  I did manage to get into our bedroom closet...straightened that up and got rid of several pair of shorts and a bunch of tops.  So...all in all, I did manage to get something done.  I've been wanting to do that for quite some time!!  And it looks good. 

Today, we ran some errands...post office, grocery store, thrift stores, etc.  I bought 1 skein of Sugar and Cream cotton yarn...black.  Might make a good dish cloth or scrubby!!!  Couldn't pass it up.  Also stopped by and got a flat of flowers for my rain barrels.  Should look nice when they're done.

I'd love to have a rose garden...but will wait until I have the time to play in it.  I was given a beautiful rose for Mother's Day.  Isn't it gorgeous???The picture will do for now...

See ya later...better get this upstairs finished!!!

Monday, May 23, 2011


Didn't realize that I've been neglecting this thing...time has a way of getting away from me. 

It's been a very busy two weeks.  Went to Brockville last week, to help celebrate John's parents 60th wedding anniversary.  Went to a lovely Inn for dinner...Robinson House...service was good and food was very nice...but left hungry.  Know what I mean???  It was nice to experience...and celebrate such a wonderful day.  They're great people...take a look!!!

Also "welcomed" Ms. Allie Lorraine into the world.  This is our 5th grand-daughter...and the last grand child.  I can't wait to meet her.  Will share pictures later.

Yes...I HAVE been working on the baby blanket...and I can see the light at the end of the tunnel. 

Will try harder to keep this thing updated.  Really.....

Monday, May 9, 2011


Happy Mother's Day...to my family and friends.  Sorry I'm
late with my wishes...but working all day and all night should be self-explanatory.  I did manage to get in a phone call to my Mom between shifts...but I missed a call from my youngest son, Jeremy.  But...my oldest lad, Jason, did wish me a HAPPY MOM'S DAY via Facebook...I just about "lost it".  He never remembers those special days.

My 4 legged children are seen here wishing me a Happy Mother's Day....between naps!!
Have a busy day planned...going to the doctor's office with my hubby, post office, a few thrift stores and a luncheon at the restaurant for the owner's birthday.  Should be fun...I hope he's surprised.

Nope...it's not finished yet.  lololol

Have a great day...

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

eBay Sales

I sure wish I would have known...patterns...Barbie clothing patterns...are big sellers.  I found 4 uncut patterns about 2 weeks ago, and they just flew out of my store.  Hmmmm...I just wonder if I can find any more???  We shall see what I can find on my trip to Sault Ste. Marie tomorrow.  I'm keepin' my fingers crossed.  Wish me luck!!

Not much going on here.  I worked that NDP party on Monday night.  I thought I would only be there for a few hours.  Boy, was I wrong!!!  I didn't get home until 3:00 a.m.  The tips were UNBELIEVABLE!!!!

Watched "Dancing With The Stars" last night and tonight we have "American Idol".  What do we do all summer long without our reality t.v??? 

In case you're going to ask...NO...the baby afghan is NOT done!!  lolol

Have a GREAT day!!!

Monday, May 2, 2011

News of The Day...

The news about the globe... Osama Bin Laden has been killed.  Awesome news, with the exception that some other worthless soul will take over.  There's a fool born every day.  Congrats to the Navy Seals...plus I'm thrilled that this happened on Obama's watch!!! 

News in Elliot Lake...gas prices are up...AGAIN.  Now 142.9 per liter...or over sized quart, which ever you prefer. It now costs us well over this "Ben Franklin" to fill up our 2 vehicles.  A shame Stay tuned...as everything will be going up...AGAIN!!!  Is it time to "homestead"??  Stay tuned....

Worked all week-end...very quiet.  However, on Sunday night's shift...I ran my "fanny" off for 2 hours.  Nice for a change.  Picked up a few hours tonight...I'm working a banquet for the local NDP (New Democrat Party).

Other than work, didn't do too much over the week-end.  Managed to crochet a few more rows on that damn baby blanket.  I bet you're getting sick of hearing about that thing!!!

In the meantime...have a wonderful Monday!!!