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™‚

Spooky day…

20180313_232601873_iOS.jpgI wait for ‘Trick or Treaters’ to arrive… For this my time of the year…

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This is my story for Thursday October 31st.. Halloween..

This is a wonderful time of the year as we all get the chance to be something else.. Other than our usual selves.. The streets fill with smiling faces of children pumped with adrenalin.. The weather never seems to matter to them as fly down the streets in the search for treats.. Be safe out there, and watch out for the little ones on the streets.. Till Tuesday next week.. Enjoy your Halloween… ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

20180313_232601873_iOS.jpg ย  MAGS… Thanks for joining me… ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ Yes, that is me as the witch…

Mending…

DSCN2725.JPG ย  ย  ย ย  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..:) ๐Ÿ™‚

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

Day dreaming…

DSCN2569 (2).JPGAย  fallen tree bathed in the cold chilly waters of the lake…

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This is my blurb for Wednesday October 23rd…

Hello everyone:: Today was a day filled with rain in the earlier part of the day.. The wind has been working very hard at shaking the leave from the tree branches.. Leaves dance down the street, flopping to and froe in the gusty wind.. There are so many leaves on the front lawn and there is not a leafy tree out the front of the house.. The wind has pushed leaves from houses up the street to our front yard.. This is the time of the season that tends to make more work for some and none of others.. The once red leaves on the tree outside the back yard fence, are now blown away.. The bare branches show their skinny limbs.. Fall is a mysterious time, but also a beautiful one…:) Enjoy your fall days, and take care of yourselves.. Till later.. Be safe..

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™‚

 

Quiet day…

DSCN1789 (2).JPG ย  ย  ย ย  This bee is so darn busy that he didn’t even try to get away…

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This is my banter for Thursday August 29th…

Hello everyone out there in the world:: Today I found myself deciding what I should do today..(Wednesday)ย  The devil one my right shoulder didn’t want to relax and do nothing.. She wanted to go out and paint the fence red.. Not a bad idea.. The angel on my left shoulder was all for relaxing for the day.. She wanted us to drink tea and feast on glazed donuts, and read about princes and fairy tails.. ‘ How boring is that idea.’ย  ‘Every bite of a glazed donut would work it’s way straight to my butt.’ ‘No thanks.’ย  I’m trying to shift a pound or two away from my body.. I thought hard and long… Finally I flicked the angel off my left shoulder, and did what I wanted with the devil riding high on my right shoulder.. I relaxed and did very little for the whole day.. ‘I love days like this.’ย  Well people this lady has got to go and arm wrestle with the devil.. You take care, and be safe on the roads.. Till later… Don’t run from a bear… ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

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

Beautiful day…

DSCN1489.JPG ย  ย  ย  ย ย  This is the moon on Tuesday night…

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This is my banter for Thursday August 15th..

Hello everyone:: Wednesday was a perfect day as far as I am concerned.. The cool in the shade and the soft breeze brought me out of the house, and into the light.. I wish that Thursday is just like Wednesday.. If it is, I will be outside for the day.. I sat on the porch and watched people go by. I watched the squirrels playing in the trees, and in the bird feeder.. I also caught a glimpse of the chipmunk today.. He hurried past the flowers, and vanished through the back fence.. The dogs did not even bother with him as they wanted to inside the house.. Take care of those you love and be kind.. Till later.. Don’t try to run with your pants down… ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

gran driving red  lips (2).jpgMAGS… Thank for being who you are… ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚