Sunday, May 29, 2016

New coat of paint for the sun room.  Time sure flies, we have been in this house for 9 years and the sun room was looking dingy, so we painted and I like the new colour.  The other bonus is that we decluttered the sunroom, I find that we gather junk as we go along and somehow I am not always tossing it, not hoarding but just keeping for a while.  
We are getting rain finally it has been raining for a couple of days and with the rain last weekend it is greening up rather nicely.  
Wilf and Henry have started tearing down the mobile at the property So that Henry and Allyshea can build a new cabin, the old one was full of mice, and had mould. They are hoping to have enough material to make a new cabin out of the old.  
The independent wool shop is closing down so I was able to get a deal on some beautiful yarn for a new blanket, just have a couple projects ahead of it, but I think it will be a good project for the fall.
i got a note from Ramona that they will be in gp this thursday, so we will get together I hope.

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Respite care

We were surprised last week when Courtney's brother Linden called to see if the boys could visit him and Emily for the weekend. The booboos were very excited as they love Uncle Linden and Auntie Em. I am sure they will get a lot more running around than with Baba and Grandpa, although Grandpa does pretty well. I am more for quiet games and reading.
Things are going well. We told ourselves ahead of time that the kids would take up all our time so we felt somewhat prepared. We skyped once with Tim and Courtney and have had a couple of phone calls so they don't forget mom and dad. Kane was pretty sad talking to Courtney yesterday but felt better after he cried himself to sleep on Baba and had a little nap. He has been going to his dad's some of the time, so I guess that part of his life is normal.
So that's all that has been happening here. I had a good birthday, with a special birthday presentation in the morning. We went out to the new restaurant in town for our anniversary.
Tim and Courtney get back Monday, I got the feeling on the phone yesterday that they are ready to come home.

Monday, May 16, 2016

Happy Birthday Theresa

New York 2004

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Plans are moving along

I have booked places to stay in London, Berlin,Prague, Krakow, Budapest and Bratislava. Very excited about the London place, it is a converted pub. Also very happy that Grace is coming along for the England part of the trip. I have also started to read some guidebooks about Central Europe, to get an idea of what to see and do once I get there. I am happy with all the places I have booked and hope they live up to their pictures and reviews.

Kane and Grady have been here about a week and we are all getting along fine. There have been a few weepy moments, missing Tim and Court, but mostly everyone is happy. Kane is at his Dad's place, sure seems quieter when he is gone. He will be back tomorrow morning, in time to make a cake and celebrate Theresa's Birthday.

Sunday, May 08, 2016

Happy Mother's Day

To everyone who is a mom, aunt, or grandma in the family. Including those who are cat mothers.

Friday, May 06, 2016

May the Fourth be With You

I wish I had posted on May 4th, but decided I would use it anyway.
Trip back to Kelowna=uneventful, though slow drivers. One particularly slow one, I finally got in front of, then I passed a farm type vehicle after that. I was pleased to see the slow one was stuck behind farm vehicle, as was too afraid to pass it.
I may be an impatient driver.
Also, an terribly illegal one. Today I was driving and on my cell. I know, it is awful, and I would never do it while not working, but we spend so much time in car, and i think, I could make much better use of time, if I talk and drive at same time. It is stupid and I need to stop doing it, but I get so many emails etc. Justification I know.
Anyway, I was at intersection and car honked loudly twice, I think it was directed at me. I had guilt, but remained on phone.
Lovely day today-we had rain the past couple, which was nice and I was hoping it would go to Ft St John, but it seems it didn't.
Everything is green and leafy here, grass needs cutting again-the only problem with spring.
Though really I don't mind doing it, it is just getting the gumption to do it.