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Monday, March 31, 2014


A busy morning.  Went to the post office and it was suicidal in that parking lot.  The "Seniors" received their monthly check over the week-end...either by direct deposit or mail delivery...and everyone was out and about.  And if you didn't notice, I said the word "Senior" very softly.  I'm counting down the days to retirement!! 

Also spent a good part of the morning on the phone....canceling doctors appointments and trying to get information on John's test results.  It's like pulling teeth!!  We want to make an offer on a house down closer to his parents...but don't want to do it until we receive those results.  He's been having some trouble with his memory....and we're hoping it's NOT dementia or Alzheimer's Disease.  If this is the case, a condo might more to our advantage.  Personally speaking, that is might last alternative!  I would miss my gardens and yard tremendously.  So...here's hoping for the "best"... I guess you get the hand life deals you...right??  I can't wait for him to get home...I miss him.

This afternoon, Oggie Dog and I went for a drive out to the golf course.  Walked along the road...new smells for my little man.  It's extremely dangerous trying to walk the sidewalks here in town.  They're full of uneven ice and once it starts to thaw, it is just a mess!  I don't care to fall and break a hip...or something silly like that!

I didn't finish my hat last night.  My kitty wanted to spend some time on my lap...and that is certainly more important.  She's a long hair ol' girl...Maggie...so crocheting a hat that I want to sell is kind of out of the question.  But take a peek...only 6 rounds left to go.  A lovely blue color, don't you think?  Red Heart "Blue Suede".

So with that...I'll wish you a "good day".  Better go see what kind of trouble I can get into this afternoon.

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Sunny Sunday!


Yes, a SUNNY SUNDAY!!!  It went up to 50 F. today!  Snow is melting and it is just a real "beauty" out there.  It's cooling off now, but there isn't a cloud to be seen.

At home...hubby is still down taking care of his ailing parents.  His Dad ended up BACK in the hospital after major surgery at the age of 88.  Stubborn Dutchman.  Need I say more??   I miss John...hope he can come home this week.

Work??  Depressing...we've lost most of our regulars.  Sunday Brunch is a "joke".  The bar crowd and Friday night patrons are no longer there.  It's a damn shame!  And the new boss won't listen to a thing we have to say....I've had enough.  I can retire in 3 months and 11 days, and I'm going to do it!!

Crocheting?  Tried to finish up another slouchy beanie last night.  Color is Blue Suede...similar to the Ranch Red beanie I shared with you earlier in the week.  But...this time I'm making it a bit larger and one row shorter.

Other than that...not much news here.  I do hope your day was sunny and bright. 

Pictures next time...and, by the way, the squirrels and birds are just lovin' this warmer weather.   :)

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Snowy Thursday!!

Did I hear someone say "SPRING"????  We should tell Old Man Winter to "give it up"!  It is 1:30 in the afternoon, and I have swept off the car, swept the front steps and deck twice AND shoveled the drive-way once.  It's "HEART ATTACK" snow.  I've had enough of it.  I swear, if I was alone....NO...I would NOT go into an apartment, but hire someone.  Changed my mind, and I guess I can!!  :)

This picture I'm sharing with you is from a few days ago.  The Mouning Doves.  And as I call them, "THE LOVE DOVES".  I personally think their habits are far above most birds I observe.  Big bodies and little heads.  Smarter than most people give them credit for. 

 Crochetin?  Nope.....but that's okay.  I'll do that when I'm finished with some house work.

Enjoy your day!  Hope it's spring where you are!!

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Is It Spring Yet??

SPRING???  Hmmmmm...don't think it's ever going to come!  Another BLAST from Ol' Man Winter should arrive sometime during the night.  Another 9 inches called for by Friday morning.  I now call the word "SNOW" a dirty four letter word.
Oggie and I  have been going for daily walks...something John usually does.  And some days we have been going for two. 

So this handsome dude, below, and I decided to jump in the car and go for a drive yesterday.  We ended out by the golf course.  Wasn't too bad...until we got further down the road.  It was a sheet of ice!!  But someone was looking out for me....and that little car of mine got us out without  a problem.  As we were leaving, the sand truck came through...so all was good with the world.  Security!!  I DID bring my cell phone...but what good would have done out in the bush?? 

Today was kind of a "ho hum" type of day.  I did some ironing, cleaned the half bath and did a load of laundry.  Tomorrow I will do more house work, as John SHOULD be home by Saturday night.  :)  Makes me a happy girl! 

I started another hat...but put it aside.  I LOVE Red Heart yarn...but this skein is a damn mess. Color is Dark Orchid...a super color for Fall 2014...but unless this yarn improves before long, it will end up in my yard sale. 

So that's my day...had a ton of sales in my eBay store...hope it continues... 

Enjoy your evening.  American Idol tonight!!  :)

Friday, March 21, 2014

My Latest...

Just stopped by to say "hell-o"...and to share my latest hat with you.  It's a slouchy beanie...made with Red Heart yarn in the color Ranch Red.  Simple basic pattern and I love it!  Infact, I think I like it better than the rasta tam pattern I've been using.  Regardless, I'm going to make a bunch of them and  get them listed.  And if they don't sell this spring or summer, I'll have a stock pile for the winter months ahead.  I might even try making a few out of cotton yarn for the summer. 

Haven't been doing much.  I managed to clean out several kitchen cupboards and drawers.  Didn't get rid of much, but they're nice and clean. 

And I've been listing like a "mad woman" on eBay.  I need to get rid of some of these patterns!!  Think I might have told you that I picked up over 100 patterns while we were away. 

Went to the post office and grocery store this morning....just picked up a few items that were on sale.  But...since I was out, I might as well stop at the local thrift stores, right??  I found 12 more patterns (shame on me) a hairpin lace loom and fabric...all for 7.00.  And they're all for eBay!!  ;)

Other than that, no news is good news.  It's such a beautiful day...think I'll take Oggie for a walk.  He'd like that.

Hope the sun is shining wherever you may be!! 

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Home Again...

Yes, we were away...for 17 wonderful days....and Sunny Florida was our destination.  It's odd how it works...takes us 26 hours to get there and 5 days to get home.  Tell you something???

And now...we're home...and it's snowing....AGAIN!  Imagine that!!  Old Man Winter just doesn't want to give up.  But...only calling for 6 inches today.  Can you feel a note to sarcasm in my voice???

I’ve been down in the dumps lately. I’ve been home bound a lot. I seem to be on the edge of some transition with my career...and since I've been a waitress most of my life I guess you can call it a career.  The elder family members have been ill..worrisome being so far away.  All of that is reflected in they way I see myself and where life is going at this moment in time. It's messy and frustrating...and when I get "down"....I seem to bring the world down around me.  I attribute it to "distance".  I know so many people, and still feel terribly alone.  I miss my family, my extended family, my boys and my grand-daughters. 

I should feel fortunate...I have my health... a roof over my head...a warm house...food on the table...and we're free of debt.  What more could I ask for???  But...and there's always a "but"...I live in a small town in Northern Ontario...at the end of a highway...an old mining town that prospered "back in the day".  The main words being..."in its day".  It's time for a change...and John and I realize this more and more as time passes. 

On a brighter note...the sun MIGHT shine tomorrow...and the temperatures just might hit the freezing mark. 

And...I've been doing some crocheting.  I tried out a new pattern for a "slouchy beanie".  I like it!!  It's seems to be "all the go" now...with the hat styles changing from the rasta tams and berets, to beanies.  Here is what I've accomplished lately...a few tams.  Now I will move on to the "latest in fashion"...(not that I really care, but the current trends seem to sell better!!)


I've been listing patterns like CRAZY in my eBay store...I picked up over 100 of them while we were traveling.  Come check things out... http://stores.ebay.ca/debeeedosnewtoyoushop.   You just might find something you can't live without.  :)

On that note...I'm going to go clean out my closet.  Have a "groovy" day...or make the best of it!! 

See You Soon!!!