Wednesday, March 2, 2016

I was trying to transfer all my posts from my other blog..the one
with the same name as this, but its taking me too long.. I will still
plug away at it, but have decided to just write in this one in the meantime.

Last week was hard... sooo hard.
Let me start at the beginning.... our student Kendrick left... we felt
so close with Kendrick, so as much as we are happy for him ( he is
travelling in South America for 50 days ).. he will go to 5 countries  and
stay for 10 days in each country.. anyway, it was still sad for us when
he left.
 Then our oldest son was using a hunting knife to cut something
and it slipped,it slit between his thumb and finger, but it went deep.
It was bleeding badly all day, and by 9pm he sent a text to Ken.
When Ken arrived at his apartment, there was blood everywhere, so
Ken took him right away to the hospital.. it was so bad that they
took him in right away... he had 5 stitches, but they kept him there
for hours afterwards, because they weren't sure if he cut an artery..

Our 2 almost 3 year old grandson fell out of a loft window
onto concrete... it was the scariest thing to get a phone call
and told this... but its a miracle... he didn't break one bone..
his wee face is bruised and cut up, and they kept
him in hospital for a concussion, but every day his cute
wee face is getting better... its amazing how fast he is healing.

That same night we were in our van and hit from behind...
but he took off !! A hit and run...
Ken is still having problems with his neck.

Our other student left ... she has gone to work on a farm
in Nanaimo for 3 weeks...and by her photo's, she is
loving it....  but it was sad to see her go..
We do have two new students who are lovely.. but
its also hard missing the ones who have left.

My computer broke... and although its just a small thing
compared to everything was kind of the last straw
the icing on the cake in a way.
After everything that happened I felt defeated...down..
and honestly, I cant seem to shake this feeling ..

Amidst all of this, I got a phone call..I basically have
a job. ( have to do the orientation, and get a police
check done ). It will be in the lunchroom at the school.
I also will get to read to the kids... just two and a half
hours a day, four days a week.
I should be excited more than I am.. I mean, I am
excited for this opportunity, its just that it came when
everything else was going on, but maybe that's the
point... maybe that's why it came then.. maybe it was
meant to come when it did.....

Friday, January 29, 2016

January 29th, 2016

I got homesick today.. yes I did..
I dont often get " homesick " although I think of Scotland a lot, but
today it hit me like a ton of bricks, and then....... I was okay again..just like that !

I stopped doing childcare in my home at the end of June last year.
It was a combination of things that came together, that made me realise that
it was time, but it was still a hard decision to make.
I missed the kids at first, then I was okay, then I missed them again... can
you see a pattern happening here ??  Lol...

I turned 60 last month.. I heard that 60 is the new 40
I turned 40 last month !!!!!!
In all actuality, I don't feel 60.. I don't feel 40 either though
just kind of in between.

I've been taking a few pictures...  I realised that I really love
or sky pics... especially sky.. I'm a sky lover for sure... and we have been getting
the most awesome sunrise or sunsets.
I wish I could take better pictures of them.. I mean... I want to take
the kind of photo that shows what I'm feeling... maybe one day.

Just in closing... there's only 47 weeks till Christmas...
I don't care about the gifts... what I love is the lights...I love lights.
I love seeing our city skyline in lights
And I miss our sparkly Christmas tree

I have a lot I want to write about.. and I will
--- just not today :)

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

January 27th, 2016

My other Blog ( with the same title ) was hacked.. I have put a few posts
over to this one, but have many more to do... not sure I have it in me to do all
of it as there is over 300 posts.  I may just bring some over, delete the rest, and then
delete that whole blog.  I did add a Christmas post,..and now this.

I made banana bread yesterday, have'nt done it in months, and everyone
loved it ... yeah !

Ken and I went and finished our hometeaching today for this month.
I'm loving the people and families that we go see.
It's nice to sit and chat and get to know them better, and we learn so
much from them.

I love Alberta... I love its beauty, I even love the crazy weather that we
get... what I don't love , is what's happening right now.
Anyway... its just a crazy time we live in, and I'm not enjoying
all the craziness.

On another note, its almost Valentines Day !!!
I've already started planning... EXCITED !!!!

By the end of March, all three of the students that we have now
will have left...sad is not the word that I feel.
All three are just so lovely, so respectful, and we love them.
Two will be gone by the end of next month... my heart is
already breaking...but... I am excited for them, for their new

Here's some photo's that I love...  I love nature, and sky and weather

Have a great day...

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Christmas Memories 2015

I hope I don't forget to write down something, because its been a few weeks now since
Christmas... hard to remember everything...

Our Grandaighter's Ashley and Teylour, Ashley's Hubby Chad and their twins
came over on the 20th December... they had their own wee Christmas this year
at their came to us earlier, which is great, because I feel like we
had Christmas going for a week.

Ken set the table so nice for our early Christmas dinner

but first we opened gifts

They loved theirs..
Here's Gramps helping show L what to do..or is it the other way around??

The very next day ( the 21st ) we did gifts with Bruno, as he was leaving
to go to Brazil for Christmas..

This is what he gave us... we love it so much
It plays Silent Night

We had a visit from Elias, before he moved to the West Coast

And our Granddaughter Skyla came over

At the beginning of December , we had the families we Hometeach
 and also my visiting teacher
over for a dinner.
I enjoyed it so much...

I love get together's..and we have the nicest made Christmas
feel more special...

Our Family also went to a Filipino party, and afterwards we
went to Spruce Meadows to see the lights.
it was sooooo cold when we
walked around Spruce felt
like our hands and toes could fall off.
Filipino food is so delicious !!
Just arriving at the party

Here we are at Spruce Meadows

I love lights, and even though it was freezing, I loved
walking around and seeing everything
Do we look cold ??  lol

We also had Christmas Carrollers come to our door
with goodies too !!

Christmas Eve, Ken had to be up at 3:30am for work, but
was home by 3:30 pm
We do mostly finger foods for dinner on Christmas Eve, and
Ken and I go out for a walk.
Its so calm and peaceful.. we looked at some lights and
just talked about the year, and our family

We came home and got the gifts around the tree.

Christmas Day was busy, preparing food, opening gifts
and being surrounded by friends and family..

Love my new P.J's

Love everyone here so much

After everything was cleaned was lovely
just watching everyone talk and laugh..
I chimed in once in awhile, but I
mostly sat on the couch and
enjoyed everyone else.....

It's over for another year.. we are 
in the middle of January already

I wonder what this year will bring

Monday, December 28, 2015

Kernal..... originally posted in 2008

We took him to get his hair cut yesterday.... cute or what ?????
He always looks like a poodle when he gets a haircut, but he's a Bichon/ Shi Tsu.
See the pretty bows in HIS ears... already gone 

WISE WORDS.... originally posted in 2008

We watched a movie tonight... it was
one Ken wanted me to get for him for
Father's Day.
It was funny, sad, and overall a good
But there were some wise words... words to make me think......

........ Well .....
Something to think about...
at least something for me to think about....

Surprise Cookies... originally posted July 2nd, 2008

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt; set aside.
2. In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream together butter and sugar until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes. Add egg, milk, and vanilla, and beat until well combined. Add reserved flour mixture; mix on low speed until combined.
3. Using a tablespoon or 1 3/4-inch ice cream scoop, drop dough onto ungreased baking sheets, about 2 inches apart. Bake until cookies begin to spread and become firm, 10 to 12 minutes.
4. Remove baking sheets from oven, and place a marshmallow, cut-side down, in the center of each cookie, pressing down slightly. Return to oven, and continue baking until marshmallows begins to melt, 2 to 2 1/2 minutes. Transfer cookies to a wire rack to cool completely before frosting.
5. Spread about 1 tablespoon of frosting over each marshmallow, starting in the center and continuing outward until marshmallow is covered.


Makes 1 cup

* 2 cups confectioners’ sugar
* 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted and cooled
* 1/4 cup cocoa powder
* 1/4 cup milk
* 1/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract


1. Place confectioners’ sugar in a medium bowl. Whisk in butter and cocoa powder. Add milk and vanilla, and whisk until well combined.
Makes about 2 dozen.