What if…

lights ours - Copy.jpg ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย ย  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… ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

gran driving red  lips (2).jpgย MAGS… Thanks for your being here each day… ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

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™‚

 

 

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™‚

So cold…

DSCN2449.JPG ย  ย  ย  ย  Mushrooms growing in the crack of the patio stones..

I wish to let all my readers and friends know that as of Saturday October 5th to Friday October 18th… I will be away and unable to post my words and photos… I will be posting on Monday October 21st.. Thank you all for understanding.. I will see you once I return home.. Be safe.. ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

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This is my banter for Friday October 4th…

Hello all you savvy people out there:: Thanksgiving is getting closer with each day.. The stores don’t seem to have the deals on turkey’s they used to.. Like everything else they are getting really expensive like all things we need to keep us alive.. I feel sorry for all the families that find it hard to feed their families.. The food banks will be hard at work making food hampers for the less fortunate.. If you can spare some money or even some food items.. Please drop them off at the food banks near you and make a hungry child’s Thanksgiving a happy one.. You enjoy your Thanksgivings as I will do the same.. Take care and be safe.. Till later.. Remember others who need help on this holiday… ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

gran driving red  lips (2).jpgMAGS… See you when I return.. ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

Thunder…

DSCN2320.JPG ย  ย  ย  ย  This trailer is the perfect example of luxury in it’s time…

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This is my banter for Wednesday October 2nd…

Howdy there:: As I write the rain is pouring down just as it did last night.. I was not able to write a post for Tuesday as the thunder storm shut off the lights at one point, and killed the internet connections.. I was captured by forces I could not control, so I went to bed early.. Can’t do much in the dark, well I guess you can but I will not go there.. We finally got our kitchen light fixed, as for the past two or three weeks we have been cooking and doing dishes by lamp light.. And we have been using the ones on the hood over the stove.. The kitchen seems to be so bright now.. I told the repair man he could take it back, only because I could now see the parts I missed during cleaning.. He got a bit of a chuckle out of that.. Now the bathroom lights don’t flicker like they did before he came.. It was hard putting on make up as the lights flickered on and off.. LOL!!! Well it’s time to run.. Take care and be safe.. Till later… Live life to the fullest… ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

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

Go west…

DSCN2351.JPG      This is the inside of a Glendale trailer…

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This is my banter for Monday September 30th…

Hello all you smiley people out there:: I trust everyone had a wonderful weekend with family and friends.. We spent our weekend doing the grocery shopping trip.. Not my top of the list thing to do.. By the time I got to the check out there is a three hundred dollar bill waiting for me to pay.. I almost had a heart attack when I seen the total.. Food costs way too much money these days.. Then the trip to the dollar store was another shock to the system.. I have no idea why they call it a dollar store, because there is very little if anything for a dollar.. I’d call that faults advertising.. Our elections are here in Canada again.. The gloves are off and the lies are plentiful… It’s like going to the circus.. Take good care of your loved ones, and be safe on the roads… I have to run so I’m on my way.. Till later.. Have sweet dreams.. :0 ๐Ÿ™‚

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