Friday, November 27, 2009

Hello folks.

The Christmas season is almost upon us. *shudder* I'm still having nightmares about "winter wonderland" playing in Superstore last week.

I've been busy Christmas crafting, nonetheless. I wish I could give specifics about the crafts/gifts but some of the recipients read my blog!

I will tell you that I'm working on a rather large project for Jill and I made six tutus for all the little girls in my life with capes for all the little boys. I've also finished all the Christmas cards (including mom's) and they're ready with postage for Monday the 1st. I'm working on a scarf for Jess, too, but that's a thank-you gift.

I'm housesitting for mom and dad til Monday. They're driving a friend of theirs home to Calgary. She had surgery in Chilliwack a few weeks ago but is more recovered and can handle the long drive. I talked to mom at 9 and they were in Golden and we're going to keep goin'. Haven't heard from them yet but am heading to bed with the phone.

That's about it for now.

Talk to you soon!

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Hey there!

Sorry this post didn't get written last night. Not sure what distracted me. Oh well!

I can't remember if I posted a pic of the yard but lets just say that this pic is a major improvement! We hacked back the tree big-time to let more light into the yard and house.

A view of the livingroom. Fresh paint and a clean floor.

View of the bedroom. Fresh paint and twice-washed curtains.
Other wall in the livingroom. I painted the window trim blue in both the livingroom and bedroom. The door is new. Dad installed it - should help with the heating bills. There was no door there when we started and only an 'inside' door on the very outside. No wonder their electric and gas bills were through the roof!
Finished kitchen. I'm not a fan of the curtains there at all but ya gotta work with whatcha got. Mom gave them a good wash (twice). At least they don't smell like tobacco anymore!
We didn't do anything with the bathroom - just gave it a good scrub. And the backroom got a new coat of paint but its so small and awkward, I didn't get any good pictures of it.

So that's a wrap, folks.

Will post more in the days to come about my life in general.

Talk to you soon!

Friday, November 13, 2009


Sorry for the delay in posting.

Dad and I took a trip northward to Crescent Spur and visited with some family and friends. Dad snapped this pic of me smoochin' Monty on our last day there.

Good pic of dad, not so much of me.
It was a good visit up there. I got tons of sewing done. Just have one rather large project yet. I have to pick up supplies next week so I can get crackin' on it. I also have to sew Eli's footsie PJs and make him a cape. I'm going to make Shea a tutu, too. These projects won't make themselves so I need to get a move on.

I got a new computer. The tower is new-to-me but is a million times faster then my laptop. Its really a breath of fresh air! I've been saving up so I bought a nice new screen (I bought a cheap Acer one but then returned it and got a nicer one by HP). And of course I needed a keyboard and mouse. Lovely!

I got caught in today's rain/sleet/snow/hail storm. I was at the postoffice, mailing some stuff, and by the time I got outside it looked like it was easily 6pm - overcast, gray and gross. My bike seat was soaked but I made it home ok.

I haven't been feeling too great, probably just because I was eating food up north that my tummy isn't used to (mostly tomatoes)... but I'm feeling better today. It was great to get out!

Tomorrow is Barbara Visagie's memorial (a friend from church). She was a really great gal who would call and wish me a happy valentines day every year. I regret that I didn't make time to go visit her. She died of cancer a few weeks ago. I'm glad we got back in time for the service.

Well. I do believe I still owe you guys finished pictures of the cottage/cabin in Hope. I'll post those in a seperate post next.

Talk to you soon!