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.