What if…

lights ours - Copy.jpg              Our Christmas lights in the front yard…

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This is my post for Tuesday December 3rd…

The weekend is over and we are into another week.. It will not officially be winter until the 21st of this month… We have received snow already that seems like it will stay on the ground… We are not too far away from Christmas Day and it just keeps getting closer… The stores are filled to the capacity… The shelves are empty after all the shoppers head home… Over night the shelves are filled, and the shoppers return… The holiday ritual is on the go again… I wish everyone a great shopping experience… 🙂 🙂

gran driving red  lips (2).jpg MAGS… Thanks for your being here each day… 🙂 🙂

Decorated…

IMG_5638.JPG     A beautiful glass blown ornaments…

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This is my post for Tuesday November 19th…

As I sit looking at our Christmas tree, I think of Christmas past.. The way the children were and still are very excited on Christmas morning… There was no sleeping in on that day.. The children would not allow that to happen.. I remember when I was young… My Dad would cook breakfast and get us to eat before we opened presents… He made bacon, eggs and toast.. A breakfast that we only got on Christmas Day… You got an orange as well, and that hard ribbon candy… It was a time of the year I will never forget… 🙂 🙂

gran driving red  lips (2).jpgMAGS… Till Wednesday.. Be safe… 🙂 🙂

 

 

Half way there…

cold.jpg                  Now, that’s cold…

I looked at the calendar today… I was hit with the reality that by Friday we will have hit the middle of November.. Where the heck has this month gone?? The start of the month was looking pretty darn good… Now, it has all gone to pot.. It amazes me how quickly the days pass by… I don’t know about you but, I’m cold, and I’ve even turned the heat up a little higher.. That’s not like me at all… If anything, I’m the one turning down the heat.. I have covered the bed with warm blankets, and a down filled comforter.. Sure the bed is cool under all those covers… Once you thrash around a bit, the sheets warm up some.. Unlike the couple in the photo above, I haven’t gone to winter coat wear as of yet… I hope you are keeping warm as well.. I’m speaking about all those who are experiencing winter conditions.. If you live in a place that is always warm.. I’m very jealous… 🙂

toung on pole.jpg             Stuck to a pole… Like that… Not so good…

While looking through the buy and sell adds on Facebook… I happened to notice various people asking for orders for Christmas desserts… There were also decorations for the outside of a person’s home.. Those decorations were quite impressive.. Lots of gift ideas for the holiday season.. On our news there was an arsonist that started a fire in a car repair shop a few days back.. Today, (Wednesday) the news showed the video tape of the fire.. The person who started was running from the fire… The only thing was, he was on fire… It’s pretty sad… The burns he would have experienced would be rather horrific, and very painful… The ski hills were all talking about being open by this weekend.. Wow! That’s really fast.. They have been working each night to build up a solid base of snow.. I never have been a skier, and never will… Each time I think about trying skiing, I see myself  out of control… Speeding down the hill, headed for a group of  skiers.. I take all of them out, all at once.. There I am laying lifeless in a pile of moaning bodies.. May sound pretty funny, but not to me it don’t.. So if you decide to ski this coming weekend, watch out for the out of control person speeding down the hill behind you… 🙂

fella cold.jpg                     This photo is fascinating..

I applaud the photographer that took this photo.. The frost that has gathered on this creation is stunning.. The eyes are almost real in reflection… The pose in it’s self is so realistic, that one would think this is a real living man.. I believe it tells a story of aging and being frozen in time.. He is waiting for a return to his former self, and a life he once lived.. At least this is what I see… 🙂 🙂

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MAGS… Till Tuesday next week, be kind to others and be safe.. 🙂 🙂

Winter.. Yuck!

winter snow.jpg                   Trails covered in white puffy snow…

I will be writing from this blog, as http://www.marionbell.com is having some difficulties.. What they are I have no idea.. Till I get the site mended I will write on this blog site.. I thank you for all your patience in this matter.. 

It seems to be the time of the season for snow to fall.. Not only will snow fall but temperatures will take a big drop as well.. The snow has been falling here all day long.. There is a call for snow into Tuesday, and that weather is supposed to be quite nasty.. So, if you live around where I do.. (Canada)  Be careful out there on the roads.. The conditions have changed and you will need to pay attention to your surroundings.. And for goodness sakes,, “Slow down”  your life depends upon road conditions and your speed.. Please be safe…

road conditions.jpg               Bad weather, nasty road conditions…

Today, was remembrance day… I watched the laying of wreaths for the veterans lost in the wars.. There was snow falling pretty hard, as the soldiers marched down the main street of our city.. I remember hearing an older fella answer the question he was asked.. “How do you keep warm?”   The man answered with a smile and a chuckle.. “I wore two pairs of pajamas.” He chuckled and said, “Shush, I don’t want anyone to know.” The reporter laughed along with him… Little did he know he was heard over the televisions in many homes, around the world.. 🙂 🙂

veterans.jpg                      Veterans…

This weekend, that has just passed was pleasant enough.. The yard got a leaf removal done.. There are still leaves on a few trees, and a plant of mine that is outside had a white bloom on it.. That plant and it’s bloom have all but died and been frozen.. I have rescued my pepper plant and have it under a grow light… It seems to be doing quite well so far.. Today, I seen some aphids on a couple leaves.. I cleaned them off and I am still wondering where the heck they would have come from.. Guess I will be googling later to find out how to protect this plant from these bugs.. The plant is inside the house and has been for a couple weeks now.. So, all I can do at this point is crush these bugs, and hope I got them all.. 

chicken chili.jpg              Chicken chili..

During this last weekend I took my first stab ever, at making a chicken chili.. The results turned out pretty darn good.. My daughter-in-law can not eat beef at all.. Her tummy says “No way” and in light of that I made it for her.. I really like the taste, and will surely make it again.. I went shopping at Costco, and the place is all festive looking.. Toys, clothes and books for young and old fill the isles.. The pretty colors of wrapping paper and large bows brought a real spark to the surroundings.. Personally, I am not any where near ready for that time of the season.. And, I dis-like shopping all together.. “Grrrr.” I know I will have to make a trip to the stores, but I will have to do that soon and get that over with… We have to find a new tree this year.. We just need a small one, as it is just the hubby and me.. I would imagine the children will plan a get together before the day.. I kind-a hope one of my kids will make Christmas dinner this year.. We will see.. If push comes to shove I will take on the task..

DSCN2807 (2).JPG       Swimming lessons…

This Monday evening was our grandson’s last swim lesson… He received his certificate for being a good new swimmer.. He does pretty good.. Grand-parents were able to come take photos of  the babies in the water.. He was smiling most of the time.. At least till the dunk time came along.. He came out of the water spitting, and sneezing, as tiny tears rolled down his face.. It only took a minute for mom to turn those frowns into smiles.. He just turned six months old and is crawling, and spoke his first clear word.. That was Da Da…  To say the least dad was very happy… Mom, well not so much, but she just laughed it off… She was hoping for him to say momma first.. Now they need baby proof all the house, as he will be all over the place.. It’s cool sitting back and seeing him achieving his growth..  🙂 🙂

gran driving red  lips (2).jpgMAGS… Till later.. be safe on the roads.. 🙂 🙂

 

It’s here…

DSCN2799.JPG       Dusted by snow and still holding in there…

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This is my chatter for Thursday November 7th…

Today was cold, and snow fell on the ground.. Not much stayed, but some of it did and that’s not a good sign.. For all those that got more snow than us I feel your pain.. The gas prices will be hicked-up soon as skiers and snow boarders trek to the hills for fun.. I have yet to see a reason to raise those prices… Other than there is a lot of gouging money from the pockets of people… Why is there not something being done about this injustice.. Now we have the carbon tax added to the price of gas.. How wonderful for all of us.. The government needs the money to cover their frivolous spending.. And to think they are back in power again and can repeat their spending.. 😦

gran driving red  lips (2).jpgMAGS… Thanks for your company… 🙂 🙂   See you all on Tuesday next week… 🙂 🙂

Mending…

DSCN2725.JPG        The color of red.. I really love this plant…

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This is my Tuesday in a nut shell for Wednesday October 30th…

Today has been a better day as far as being sick is concerned.. I think I’m on the mend.. The symptoms have changed a little.. Today weather wise was nice enough considering the call for rain snow mix.. I hope it does not come so the trick or treaters can have a warm night to go out in.. Please be safe out there on the roads.. Till tomorrow.. I wish you prosperity, and good fortune..:) 🙂

gran driving red  lips (2).jpgMAGS… Thanks for your kindness.. 🙂 🙂

Outdoor time…

DSCN1673.JPG            I believe this is a corm flower…

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This is my banter for Friday August 23rd..

Hello everyone:: How was your Thursday?? I hope it was incredible.. Ours was the best day so far.. The sun was up and the wind was blowing a cool breeze.. It was not sweltering, nor rainy, nor overcast.. It was perfect for sitting outside, and taking in the day.. I noticed that some of the trees are losing leaves.. I don’t know if it could be the wind, and rain we have had for the past couple days.. I witnessed one of the neighbors cutting down a large branch from their tree.. The tree covers the area over the driveway.. It was a big enough job, but the two of them got the mess cleared away pretty fast.. Well, this gal is going to get going.. You have a good Friday, and good weekend when you get to it.. Till later.. Watch where you pee in the bushes…  🙂 🙂

gran driving red  lips (2).jpgMAGS.. Thanks for filling my day with your beautiful smiles…  🙂 🙂