Decorated…

IMG_5638.JPG ย  ย  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… ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

gran driving red  lips (2).jpgMAGS… Till Wednesday.. Be safe… ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

 

 

Half way there…

cold.jpg ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย ย  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… ๐Ÿ™‚

toung on pole.jpg ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  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 myselfย  out of control… Speeding down the hill, headed for a group ofย  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… ๐Ÿ™‚

fella cold.jpg ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  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… ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

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MAGS… Till Tuesday next week, be kind to others and be safe.. ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

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™‚

 

It’s here…

DSCN2799.JPG ย  ย  ย  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.. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

gran driving red  lips (2).jpgMAGS… Thanks for your company… ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ย  See you all on Tuesday next week… ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

Out and about..

car.gif ย  ย ย  Driving down the high way….

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This is my banter for August 8th.

Hello everyone.. Today was my chance to get away from home and go visit. I wanted to see my grand-baby Parker and his mom. Today he was three months old, and he has grown like a weed. My how time flies.. It’s nice to get away for a few hours. I don’t do that as much as I should. But I’m doing my best. Grant you, during the winter I will likely not be out as much.. I can drive the roads with no problems. After all I’m an old trucker.. When I did that job, I loved the traveling to different place in the USA. I even got to see the ocean for my first time. It’s beautiful. If you’ve have never seen it before, make the trip it is worth it. I met a lot of nice people and some pretty nasty ones. I want to travel, and live in a motor home for a couple years. But that seems to be nothing more than a dream.. Well I must go.. You take care… and I’ll see ya tomorrow… ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

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

Long weekend..

DSCN1233.JPGย  Two, baby Robins waiting for mom or dad to return with food…

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This is my banter for August 6th…

Hello everyone.. I trust all of you had a great fun filled long weekend. The weather in this corner of the universe was quite hot during the day, and cool in the evenings. Cooler temps at night always make sleeping much nicer. The heat tends to keep all of us night owls up for most of the night. I have somewhat of a hard time sleeping, as I tend to think too much, and walk a million miles, brought on by restless leg crap. One way or the other I fall to sleep in the wee hours of the morning.. While I was sick and off for the last week, I had no problem sleeping for the first few days. I guess, being sick will cause that. I’m feeling some what better, but the head aches keep returning. I will not go to the doctor, as the majority of them are quacks. I have learned how to put the pain at bay, but it’s usually not far away…. I appreciate your kindness, and your patience.. Till later… Keep the right side up… ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

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

Rain (3)

rains.jpg ย  ย  ย  ย  ย ย  Raining again…..

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This is my next edition to my story for July 4th.

Hello everyone.. How was your day? Our day was hot. With temperatures tomorrow in the mid thirties. Our day was busy as we made a visit to Costco to stock up on supplies. The place was packed with all kinds of people.Tthen, we came home and the prep of the supplies for the freezer took longer than the shopping. But, the bother is all worth the time.. Well, take care of the ones you love… Till later.. Be safe… ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

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

Lazy Daisy (7)

can I help you.jpgA squirrel looking to see if he can help the owl.. Photo by. Mags

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This is my next addition to my story for June 26th.

Hello, Hello. How is everyone doing on this fine day? I trust your Tuesday was an enjoyable one, as mine was. On Monday night there was a lot of rain, and when I woke up the deck was very damp. It was good for the new grass that is trying to take root in the back yard. Wednesday is supposed to be quite nice, and be not too bad through the entire long weekend. Yes, We as Canadians will be celebrating “Canada Day” on July 1st. This long weekend will bring on the use of fire works. I love to watch them from my deck, and not in the crowds that gather down by the lake. Too crowded for me.. Well, I must be on the move, so take care of those you love, and be safe out there…. Till later.. Rock on… ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

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

Lazy Daisy (6)

DSCN0715 (2).JPG ย  ย ย  One of my visitors that visit my back yard.. Photo by.. MAGS.

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This is my next addition to my story for June 25th.

Hello everyone out there. I trust your Monday was enjoyable. Mine was pretty good. A little on the costly side as the washer gave up the ghost. The motor was dead, and the new one cost a big amount of money. Plus, we have to wait four days for it to come in, and then it will be installed. Then we are back in business. The rain on Monday evening was supposed to be a lot, but so far there has only been a sprinkling. We will have to see…. Take care of those you love, and be careful out there on the roads… Till later… Keep smiling…. ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

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

 

Father’s Day

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This is my story for June 17th.

Hello everyone. I wish all the dads, fathers, and those words you may use to describe your father. I hope you all had a great day with your families. My celebrations took a lot longer than we had expected. Because of that I will start a new story tomorrow. Thanks for coming around to visit, and take care of the ones you love, and drive safe… Till tomorrow…. ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

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