Winter.. Yuck!

winter snow.jpg ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  Trails covered in white puffy snow…

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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)ย  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”ย  your life depends upon road conditions and your speed.. Please be safe…

road conditions.jpg ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  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?” ย  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.. ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

veterans.jpg ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย ย  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..ย 

chicken chili.jpg ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย ย  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 ย  ย  ย  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 ofย  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 Daโ€ฆย  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..ย  ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

gran driving red  lips (2).jpgMAGS… Till later.. be safe on the roads.. ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

 

I have seen…

IMG_0570.JPG ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  The dew on a spider’s web..

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These are my thoughts for Wednesday November 6th…

This day has been average for me.. The sun shone so bright today, and filled the living room with a soft inviting glow.. The trees still bend in the wind as so many days before.. The call for snow has chilled me to the bone.. I am dressed in layers to keep me warm.. Today was not a bad day.. It’s late as I finish the words that so many of you will read.. I only hope that you all enjoy the ramblings of an aging lady.. Take care and be safe.. gran driving red  lips (2).jpgMAGS… Till tomorrow pleasant dreams… ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

I stood tall…

DSCN2583 (2).JPGThese twisted branches, once were strong trees…

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This is my blurb for Thursday October 24th…

How has everyone been doing this fine week? I have weathered the rain and not too bad of temperatures.. It’s not been cold, but not hot.. Tonight I watched a movie about a family that was caught in a tsunami while they were on holidays.. The family found each other in the end.. The destruction cause by the tsunami wave was devastating.. People were tossed by the raging waters, and it was hard to see why more were not killed.. I pray that will never happen here.. Well, take care of each other.. I wish you good fortune and happiness.. Till Tuesday.. Have a wonderful weekend and a great Friday… ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

gran driving red  lips (2).jpgMAGS..ย  Thanks for being here.. ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

By the lake…

 

DSCN2570.JPGShining like diamonds on the water…

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This is my blurb for Tuesday October 22nd…

Hello everyone:: How has your day been? Mine has been unusually warm.. A breeze has been blowing with the slight hint of cool temperatures… I still have plants blooming in the garden, and the colors are beautiful.. Like a breathe of fresh air.. We are hoping that the weekend coming up will be just as pleasant as today.. There is still a lot of garden to get ready for the cold weather.. The man that plows our drive way in the winter put up his drive way markers today.. That’s a sure sign that we don’t have long before the bad weather starts.. I’m hoping that the white powdery stuff does not come early… Till later.. Be safe and help others when you have the means… ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

gran driving red  lips (2).jpgMAGS.. Thanks for being here… ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

Throwback…

DSCN2409.JPG ย  ย ย  This is the kitchen in a rebuilt Air Stream…

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This is my banter for Thursday September 26th…

Hello everyone:: I hope everyone had a good Wenesday ?? Mine was good.. The winds outside were trying to remove all the leaves from the trees.. At least that is what it sounded like.. It was one of those days that if you did not walk into the wind, you would be eating your hair.. I know because I swallowed a couple strans… All in all the weather this Wednesday was really beautiful.. I’m hoping a lot of you beautiful people have a great day today, and all your ventures turn out well.. I’m going to take off.. Take care of those you love, and be safe.. Till later.. Keep your chin to the wind… ๐Ÿ™‚ :0

gran driving red  lips (2).jpgMAGS…ย  Thanks for being here…. ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

Warm day…

DSCN2261.JPG ย  ย  ย  ย  The stories the water can hide…

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This is my banter for Wednesday September 18th…

Hello everyone out there:: I trust all of you had a pleasant Tuesday.. I myself spent sometime in the warmth of the sun on Tuesday.. It was a pleasant treat for all of us.. The bees were busy flitting from flower to flower.. Their buzz could be heard over the soft blowing of the trees.. I had one bee that must have mistaken me for a flower.. It just would not leave me alone until I decided to hide inside till later in the day… I caught a bee attacking a hornet.. I was quite surprised by the sight.. Not something you see everyday.. I did accomplish a lot around the house today, and that felt good.. As I sit writing down my words, I can see the moon lightly covered with thin clouds.. It’s beautiful yet scary at the same time.. Well, I got to go.. Till later.. Take care and be safe…ย  ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

gran driving red  lips (2).jpgย MAGS.. Have a wonderful day… ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

 

Home again…

DSCN2204 (2).JPG ย  ย  ย  ย  ย ย  By the light of the fire pit…

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This is my banter for Tuesday September 17th..

Hello everyone:: How have you all been doing?? I trust all is well and good with everyone.. I hope the weather has been great where ever you may live.. It looks like fall is closing in on us.. I like fall and not because it is cooler, but because of the colors mother nature displays for all of us to enjoy.. It will be time soon to remove the gazebo and the yard ornaments… Time to find places to store them for the winter months.. I know that’s sounds depressing, and it is.. It’s coming and we can be in denial, but it will be here before we know it.. Yuck.. We got the notice from our plow guy and that is a sure sign the white crap is coming.. No shoveling the drive for us older folks.. Well, I’m on the run and gotta go.. Take care of those you love, and be safe… Till later.. Have a good day.. ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

gran driving red  lips (2).jpgMAGS… Thanks for visiting… ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

An adventure…

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ย  ย  ย ย  The tracks that lead no where….. ย  ย  ย  ย  Photo taken by myselfย 

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This is my banter for Friday September 6th…

Hello everyone:: I hope your Thursday turned out as you had planned.. The weekend is just around the corner.. A time to rest and rejuvenate.. I must let everyone know that I will be away on an adventure for the next ten days.. There fore I will not be posting any banter or stories till the day of Tuesday September 17th.. There will be no internet where we are going, and no cellular service either.. I am looking forward to the adventure we are taking.. We know not yet what we will doing.. I’m sure it includes a roaring fire, and the outdoors.. I have plenty of things to do before we leave.. So I will be signing off, and wishing everyone of you a safe weekend and the coming week.. Take care of those you love, and be safe.. Till later… Keep the shiny side up.. ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

gran driving red  lips (2).jpgMAGS..ย  See you in ten days.. ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

 

It’s over…

DSCN1969.JPG ย  ย  ย ย  I love the beautiful color of this flower…

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This is my banter for Tuesday September 3rd..

Hello friends:: I trust everyone had a great weekend, and went away for a bit.. We had a great weekend and ventured out like most people did.. The weather was perfect, and so was the company we shared.. School is back in.. I would like to ask everyone to take care around school zones.. Look out for the children crossing the roads each day.. The police will be watching and looking out for speeding in school zones.. Have good day on this Tuesday back to work.. This gal has got to run.. Take care of those you love, and be safe out there.. Till later.. Keep the shiny side up.. ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

gran driving red  lips (2).jpgMAGS.. ย  Thanks for being such a wonderful person.. ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

 

Visiting camp..

DSCN1459.JPGย  There is always many hidden treasures to be seen in the woods..

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This is my banter for Monday August 12th.

Hello everyone.. Well that was another weekend done and over with.. We are starting another week. We will be drawing even closer to the middle of August, and creeping up on the last long weekend of summer.. This spring and summer have flown by like the geese that fly over head.. I hope allย  of you enjoyed your time with your families and friends.. The smell of barbeque still linger on my mind as I sit with a full belly.. I think it feels like a nap is coming my way.. Took a trip to visit family at a camp ground. The place was great, and I wouldn’t mind going there to stay myself.. If anyone went camping this last weekend, I hope you all had loads of fun and relaxation. It’s nice to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city, and breath in the fresh air.. Well, I need to work on getting rid of this rotten headache… You all take care.. Till later.. ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

gran driving red  lips (2).jpgMAGS.. ย  Thanks for joining me…. ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚