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™‚

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™‚

Little Prince…

DSCN1707 (2).JPG ย  ย  ย ย  Flowers hiding behind the peppers..

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This is my banter for Wednesday August 28th…

Hello all you fine people:: How’s it been going?? How was your Tuesday?? Mine, well it was wet.. The weatherman sure was right when he said rain.. It rained over night, today, and there is expected to be rain again tonight.. How much fun can one person have?? Wet kind of fun I don’t like so much.. Because of the rain it has become hot and muggy again.. ‘Come on I liked the weather the way it was before..’ I hope the muggy goes away by tomorrow.. This whole week is supposed to be filled with rain showers.. By, Saturday the weather is supposed to turn nice again, just a little more like fall weather.. I’m okay with that.. I can put on warmer clothing.. ‘No problem..’ Well, I got to go.. Take care of yours, and be safe.. Till later… Watch out for Pigeons… ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

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Visiting the garden (10)

DSC_0304.JPG ย ย  Even the tiniest of flowers can attract crowds…..

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This is the last part to my story for Friday July 25th.

Hi everyone… The heat has struck the world again. This weekend will be quite warm and sticky. If you are a lot like myself, people will find us inside by the fan that blows the most cool air. I do not like the humidity. I have this thing about my clothes clinging to my sticky body. It feels like, trying to get dressed after stepping out of a shower. And not getting dried off enough. Just one of those things I’m not finding, my most fondest thing to do.ย I hope that if it is hot where you live, that you could do me a favor. Please make sure there is water outside for the furry, feathery, and hairless critters that depend on us to help them stay a live. Bring our pets inside, and out of the heat. Hydrate often, check on seniors, and your neighbors to make sure they are okay.. Lend a hand when ever you can…. Someone will appreciate you for it… Till next week.. Have a great weekend and Friday…. Be safe… ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

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Visiting the garden (9)

DSCN0691.JPG ย  ย  ย  Pretty pink blossoms… two back yards away…

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This is the next part to my story for Thursday July 25th.

Hello all you fine people out there.. Wednesday was a great day, with warm temperatures in the morning and cool temperatures in the afternoon. It is currently seventeen degrees Celsius. Just the right kind of weather for sleeping comfortably. Today was my grandson’s birthday. He turned fourteen. My how time flies. A baby one day and a teen the next. Thursday is surgery for one of my dogs. It’s just spay, and really nothing to worry about. But, worry I will, after all she is so little and tiny. I will worry till I get to bring her home in the evening…. She will be in good hands as the doctor is really nice… Well, Till Later…. Keep hydrated when it’s hot, your life depends on it… Keep smiling… ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

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Visiting the garden (8)

DSCN1215.JPG ย  ย  ย ย  This littleย  beetle is in for a whole mess of trouble….

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This is the next part to my story for Wednesday July 24th.

Hello all you wonderful people out there: Tuesday has passed us by and Wednesday is here. Today will be our inspection day for Fire Safety. Clean out the dryer vents each time you do a load of laundry. Clean and vacuum out your bathroom vent on the ceiling. Put a new furnace filter in the furnace. Check all smoke detectors, and the carbon dioxide detector. All batteries are to be replaced with new ones. This is done twice a year. So now you know what is going to happen in this house today. It’s pretty quick, and makes you feel much safer. If you don’t get inspected, just follow the directions I have written and you will feel safer too… Till later… Keep smiling.. ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

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Visiting the garden (7)

DSCN1192.JPG ย  ย  ย ย  This is our resident Chipmunk….

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This is my next part of my story for Tuesday July 23rd.

Hello everyone. Tuesday is here and the end of the week is now one day closer. I hope your Monday was everything you planned. My Monday was very pleasant. The weather was nice. It was the kind of day a person would like to be outside all day. I had the chance to weed the garden, where my melons are growing. The soil was damp form a small down pour. That made it very easy to pull the weeds. I like the soil to be wet before I even do the weeding. I’m getting older and my balance doesn’t seem to be quite that well. I nearly landed head over heels into the Lilies. I can be such a hazard sometimes… I mean well… I got the weeding done, and the garden looks so much better.. Take care of yourself and others… Till later.. Be safe… ๐Ÿ™‚ :0

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Visiting the garden (6)

20100523_31.JPG ย  ย  White on white….

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This is my next part of my story for July 22nd.

Hello all you wonderful peoples. How was your weekend, and your Friday? Ours was very hot, and when I walked out the patio doors it was like I’d run into a wall. I found my self feeling like I was having a hard time breathing. Like that elephant you see sitting on the guys chest in the commercial about POCD. I didn’t spend much time out there. Just spent my time inside cleaning up for company on Saturday. That day was one of the hot days too. I cooked on the barbeque so the house did not get hot. Going out made me sweat like crazy. But the dinner turned out really good. I made beer can chicken and pork tenderloin. They turned out just right. Strawberries, and whip cream to end off the dinner. I love cooking for others. It’s my thing… Well, this gals gotta get moving… Take care of yourselves and be safe…. Till later… Keep cool… ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

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Visiting the garden (1)

DSC_0763.JPG In the garden grows colors of red and orange….

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This is my first part of my story for July 15th.

Hi: You wonderful people.. How was your weekend? Ours was smashing. I wished it had rained a little more than it did on Saturday. It rained not even enough to dampen the ground. We usually water from the rain barrel, but that has dried up. Come on rain. By the time it gets here the grass will look a bit brown. Fear not as we do have the water in the doggie pool to use next. Our gardens are all a blaze with colors of orange, red, purple, white, yellow, pink and green. It looks beautiful.. All of the pictures in this story are the ones I have taken.. I hope you enjoy them… This girl is way behind with my story so I best get moving.. Be safe… Till later.. Keep the right side up… ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

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