Thursday, December 31, 2009
Wednesday, December 30, 2009
Tuesday, December 29, 2009
Shovelling, shovelling, shovelling... that's all I seemed to do today. We've had snow coming down all day since I woke up at 6 a.m. Oh well!!! at least its good exercise... and Brian and I had a "filled up shovel of snow" fight. I couldn't toss my shovel full far enough... but he sure got me... The little deer have come for the twilight snack of corn. A few calls to the field and a rattle of the container and they were there.
Sunday, December 27, 2009
Saturday, December 26, 2009
Wow!... I have just sat through a 24 hr movie marathon ... all old Sherlock Holmes films on Turner Classic movie channel. There were a couple that I remembered so I had a nap then woke up again to a coloured version made in the 1970's about him catching Jack the Ripper. Great stuff. Also shared the movies with my grand-dog when he came for a sleepover on Christmas night. He's beautiful ... Christmas was sort of busy .... I ate too much .... at least our weather wasn't absolutely mind-boggling freezing.
Friday, December 25, 2009
Undoing the goodies, ripping off the paper, making way for the next gift... kids get so much these days I'm amazed. Turkey is in the oven, grand-dog has come for a visit till supper time.... brunch with my Brian.... and a pretty table all set for visiting kids and grands for the evening meal. I haven't seen my little deer yet today .... so I guess they will visit in the night when it's quieter. At least the weather isn't so cold. Santa didn't leave me a puppy ... :-(( It all seems to be hustle and bustle ... where has the peace and joy gone to .... I guess I am missing my parents today ... missing my Aussie mates who would be calling in with cakes and a few drinks.... or inviting me to a barbecue..... One happy thing for me today is that Turner Classic Movie channel has a Sherlock Holmes movie marathon on all day, through the night and all day tomorrow so if this Aussie can keep her eyes open she'll be in Sherlock heaven. :-)
Thursday, December 24, 2009
Nothing better than being snuggled on the sofa reading a nice mystery... here is a list of cosy mysteries with heaps and heaps of wonderful books to read. I love these types of books so I'll be checking to see if our online libary has them. I'm sure they will....
Tuesday, December 22, 2009
Shopping today ... ventured out in the snow ... so cold.. went to the town north of us which has many more shops than our little northern Canadian town. The drive is spectacular with mountains all around, frozen rivers, trees everywhere .. sometimes a moose or a deer or some coyotes in the fields.... Found nearly all the shops had sales on.... but unless I took some lottery winnings with me .. alas... it was a meagre adventure in spending. I could have shopped till I dropped. All the beautiful Christmas decorations were on sale.. up to 80% off ... but how many pretty things does one need in a small house. Wow... I would have loved to have had a big two storey house with room for more than one christmas tree. One up and one down perhaps.... oh well... one can dream. I shall have to keep buying those lottery tickets. I did manage to get a big bag of bird seed for my sweet little feathered friends out there trying to find food in the bitterly cold temperatures we've been having lately. ~~~~~~~~~~~ This morning was a weird example of how low we can go....I went outside with my hair wet from the shower ... only to have it turn solid on my head. Just a few steps to the deck and down to the ground ... and I thought something had landed on my head.... it was icicles forming ... and becoming spikey, crunchy and so weird I began to laugh. I had never had that happen before. My whole head was one frozen mess....... weird and wonderful all at the same time...... :-)
Monday, December 21, 2009
Sunday, December 20, 2009
Saturday, December 19, 2009
Friday, December 18, 2009
I love blogs as you can tell. What a great way to interact with family and friends .. and share some of the things you love.... there's heaps of pretty blog tops on my site ... I called them toppers so hop over and check them out if you are on the look out for pretty goodies to enhance your own blog.
My beautiful little deer visitors. They come each day .... absolutely gorgeous.
I think these two might be twins. They are identical. They remind me of ballet dancers, walking around on tip toes. *(s)
Our little Connor drawing on the blackboard here beside grandma in our "office"... he sure does love standing on the chair and fiddling around with the chalk. And of course rubbing it all off again with a damp cloth.
Thursday, December 17, 2009
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
Monday, December 14, 2009
Saturday, December 12, 2009
Thursday, December 10, 2009
Wednesday, December 9, 2009
Tuesday, December 8, 2009
Sunday, December 6, 2009
Saturday, December 5, 2009
Thursday, December 3, 2009
Wednesday, December 2, 2009
Tuesday, December 1, 2009
Monday, November 30, 2009
Sunday, November 29, 2009
My cute little wooden santa I painted many, many years ago.
He's sitting on my printer here on my desk.
May as well spruce up the old office as well as the rest of the house prior to the real santas visit.....
Gosh these Christmases seem to be coming around faster each year.
I'm not sure if our 9 year old Hannah still believes in Santa or not. Last year I remember her saying that the guy in the mall ... the santa there to have your photo taken with .. "wasn't really Santa Claus.... and she wanted to meet the real one"...... so funny....
Who knows... living up here in the woods of northern Canada we aren't that far from the North Pole and I'm sure he flies over us on his way around the world ...... we might actually meet "the real one" ...one of these days especially if his reindeer need a refuelling stop ...
Saturday, November 28, 2009
There are green vines of pine around the house, the big red stocking with its gold embroidery hangs from a peg on the wall, there are more snowmen all dressed in their finery ... very elegant .. also purchased on sale ... there are red poinsettas, and so much more ... the grands will love them especially little Connor who just recently turned two. He liked it enough last year but this time he'll be able to appreciate it a bit more I think. He'll be into it all, checking it out ... probably to see if there's any candy onboard. Nothing like decorating in December especially in the snow. Aussie christmases are hot and bothersome .....
Thursday, November 26, 2009
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
I think that is the way to go... no more untangling bundles of wires and lights .. and then having to space them around the tree so they look nice. They come already looking wonderful.
As it is snowing today I looked out my window to the back yard and saw three beautiful deer.... into the corn in the feeder. They looked gorgeous with their heads covered in snow. I think they remember me from last year because I went down to refill the container and they just sort of stepped back a bit and watched every move I made... and I hadn't even got back to the deck steps and they were there again at the corn. I'm happy that I can help them. The winters here in northern Canada are bitterly cold. I'm sure they appreciate it and look forward to being spoiled.... *(s)