Posted in February 2012

SPREADING THE WEALTH!

SPREADING THE WEALTH!

Lately I’ve been de-cluttering.  Painting the pumpkin room has led to cleaning and getting rid of the clutter.  I had too much stuff in that room and once I calmed the colour I needed to calm the clutter.   I’ve made several trips to the Salvation Army and I said to my husband “we could of … Continue reading

SOMEWHERE OVER THE RAINBOW!

SOMEWHERE OVER THE RAINBOW!

After work as I sat on my porch watching my boys playing roller hockey, I turned to the sky and saw this – it’s been such a miserable couple of days and I’ve been feeling rather exhausted and here is this beautiful rainbow showing me that things can improve.  This quote says it all: “Life … Continue reading

A FEW FAVOURITE QUOTES

A FEW FAVOURITE QUOTES

Quotes inspire me and I feel when you find one that touches your heart, it is your duty to share  – I plan to share quotes in the future. I found this one while searching blogs – studiolightblue – This lady’s blog inspires me! “Let me ask you something, what is not art? Author unknown Another … Continue reading

BYE BYE GREAT PUMPKIN!

BYE BYE GREAT PUMPKIN!

It’s done – I’ve sent the great big pumpkin room to a room in the great big sky!  Gone forever, although I have to appreciate that the great big pumpkin served it’s purpose for my need of bright colour at that time of my life.  I now want something soothing, relaxing a place where I … Continue reading

ALZHEIMER’S REVISITED

ALZHEIMER’S REVISITED

When my mother was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and was still living close to me – I spent some time reading about the disease so I could prepare myself and other family members for the eventual fate of Alzheimer’s.   One book that meant the most to me was “Losing my mind” by Thomas DeBaggio, a … Continue reading

HUMMINGBIRD

HUMMINGBIRD

If you have ever had the chance to watch a hummingbird you would know that this is true: “Legends say that hummingbirds float free of time, carrying our hopes for love, joy and celebration. Hummingbirds open our eyes to the wonder of the world and inspire us to open our hearts to loved ones and … Continue reading

BE MY VALENTINE!

BE MY VALENTINE!

I have to admit I am a Valentine scrooge.  I’ve never really liked the occasion, I’ve always found the day to be a little silly!  I love my husband and children every day so I don’t really feel the need to run out and be crazy on Valentine’s Day.  No insult to the people who … Continue reading

hot pot fever

I had to re-blog this post.  Great idea – invite friends over and let them pick their ingredients, let them cook their choice  of food and then friends serve themselves. You provide the hot pot and enjoy your friends without feeling stressed or too busy to really talk – this is simply brilliant!  Click on … Continue reading

FLYING SOLO!

FLYING SOLO!

As usual this past weekend my husband and I had seven different events happening at rinks.  I have to admit, the weekends wear me down somewhat as I’m trying to catch up with housework, shopping and other stuff.  Today we got home from our day at the rink at about 4:00 pm and both my … Continue reading

MAN’S BEST FRIEND

MAN’S BEST FRIEND

“He is your friend, your partner, your defender, your dog. You are his life, his love, his leader. He will be yours, faithful and true, to the last beat of his heart. You owe it to him to be worthy of such devotion.”  pittieful love  Several years ago we visited my sister in Toronto.  Jag … Continue reading

THE AIR IS DIFFERENT UP HERE!

THE AIR IS DIFFERENT UP HERE!

This past weekend I found myself in 100 Mile House, BC for an Atom Hockey Tournament for my youngest son.  I’ll be honest, when this trip was first mentioned to me I wasn’t all that thrilled about driving 5 hours for a tournament.  Then to add insult to injury, I found out my husband and … Continue reading

SAVINGS IN THE BAG!

SAVINGS IN THE BAG!

I bought this bag back in September and I love it.  We run around all weekend for sports and there are countless times we’re running out the door to get to a rink by lunch.  It’s too early to eat before we go but everyone is hungry half way into the game.  Concession stands and … Continue reading

OUT THE DOOR SOFT TACOS!

OUT THE DOOR SOFT TACOS!

I make this recipe often when I’m in a big rush.  Very simple and quick to put together – faster than driving through the drive through! Beef – as much as you like white onion – diced fresh garlic – as much as you can handle(minced or diced) diced celery, red or any colour of … Continue reading