Margo…5

margo 5.jpg                          Margo as she learns new things…

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This is my story for Thursday December 19th…

Cold, Cold, Freezing… I would not want to be anyone who has to be out in this cold tonight… I hope that there is enough room in the shelters to have the homeless off the streets this evening… A warm bed and food will be the best medicine for the less fortunate… The food banks have been filling their shelves with food to help those in need… The Christmas hampers will be out next week for the less fortunate families… I wish everyone a very happy weekend, and be safe out there on the roads… 🙂 🙂

gran driving red  lips (2).jpgMAGS… Thanks for stopping by… 🙂 🙂

Margo…4

margo 4.jpg                            Margo as she grows up….

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This is my story for Wednesday December 18th…

It’s getting closer to the day Santa comes to all the good boys and girls.. Soon the stations will be tracking Santa all around the world, like they always have… Soon the Christmas Story will be playing non stop on a channel everyone can get… What ever happened to Daniel and his dog Goliath and the story of Jesus?? I used to watch that when I was a lot younger… I kind a liked that little animation… If you know what I am talking about drop me a line… I’d like to know how many of us remember him and his dog… 🙂 🙂

gran driving red  lips (2).jpgMAGS   Have a wonderful Wednesday once you get to it… Thanks for coming around… 🙂 🙂

Margo…3

margo 1.jpg                              Little sweet Margo…

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This is my story for Tuesday December 17th…

How was the weekend for ya that just passed?? Mine was good, and the snow fall was amazing.. I have photos of the huge snowflakes that were falling… I have been working on getting ready for Christmas.. The majority of the family will be here Sunday to receive their gifts… The children all have different plans for Christmas this year… It seems when the children grow up their lives become busy… We all seem to find away to spend sometime together… 🙂 🙂

gran driving red  lips (2).jpgMAGS… Have a wonderful Tuesday… 🙂 🙂

What if…2

robbers.jpg                       A line up of bank robbers…

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This is my post for Wednesday December 4th…

When you get down to it, asking the question “What if” can cover a lot of ground… There are so many things that can happen in your daily life.. A ‘what if’ can spin ya around and leave ya wondering just what the heck just happened… So think hard, and do the right thing when a “what if” comes along…. I wish you all a wonderful Wednesday, and a prosperous day… 🙂 🙂

gran driving red  lips (2).jpgMAGS… Take care of those you love and be safe on the roads… 🙂 🙂

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… 🙂 🙂

Silence…

quiet.png                 Silence, a peaceful time for thought….

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This is my post for Wednesday November 20th…

Do you ever have days that seem to be slipping away too darn fast? Well, I do… Today happens to be one of those days.. There just doesn’t seem to be enough hours in the day.. I scurry around like a squirrel hiding it’s nuts for winter.. This has to be done, and that does too.. Dinner will soon fill my time and so will the clean up.. Then I will have to poke away at the left over laundry that has been stalking me since yesterday.. That which is left over from the laundry the day before…  Once the sun goes down and I am fast asleep… I will wake to not enough hours in my next day of getting it done… Eventually, it will be finished as time and hours have a way of doing that to us… 🙂 🙂

gran driving red  lips (2).jpgMAGS… Till Thursday… Enjoy your Wednesday… 🙂 🙂

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… 🙂 🙂