Sunday, November 11, 2007

Winter is here... in the Valley, anyway.

Remembrance Day .... seems fitting that we have grey blustery skies as we stand in silence at 11:00 today to remember all those who have fought for our freedom. My hubby's both grandfathers fought in World War 2, and they fought those battles for the rest of their lives as well.
I am so proud of Michelle and her friends for their spirit and sense of duty to decorate her dorm hallways with pictures of those "X" students who have served in both wars. She and her friends also braved the rain and cold to join the community at the Antigonish Remembrance Day Services.

The snow started last night around 9pm and by midnight, when Mollie was having her last pitstop outside before bed.... we were treated to a fresh clean blanket of snow. Mollie loves the snow... not sure why. Seeing my ole skeleton faced pumpkin covered in snow, made me think that I need to take down all my fall decorations and find something a little more wintery but not Christmasy.

Today, I made a big pot of spaghetti sauce, using all the "low sodium" stuff like canned tomatoes, tomato sauce...paste... you know all that. I thought I would add an extra teaspoon of chili seeds to the mix, to offset the lack of salt flavor.... wooooooo.... zippy. Those little seeds are pretty powerful. Dad loved it, as he loves spicy food but I was having difficulty with mine, and needed a tissue or two to get through the running nose.... The rest is in the freezer for the next couple of weeks. yipee....

A big congrats goes out to Stephanie, who has just found out she made the Dean's list this year, and although she was attending the Dean's supper anyway, to receive an award, she is now going as a "member" of the list, instead of an "honoured guest". So, she will be off tomorrow to buy a dress for the occasion and she will keep us all posted on what she buys. I am very excited for her, as she has worked very hard these past few years in school, and she deserves this honor!

Michelle just let me know that she is coming home on Thursday for the weekend.... that is pretty exciting to me!!!

Winter decorations.... Dogwood flowers.. Polar Bears (my mom made these in 1972) and an evergreen tree... ok, dogwoods are not wintery... well maybe they are somewhere south, but these are my least vibrant colored flowers I own!!!

I can't believe we have tomorrow off. I am sooooo thankful....


ancient one said...

Now I think that was a first for me. Snow on a Halloween pumpkin. I like the look of your blog. I stayed awhile and caught up. I have a myspace that I don't visit much any more.

Sorry you got called out in the night for the alarm. When I worked at a store in the mall I was second person to be called. I probably met the police over there six or seven times. I always had to go in the store and reset the alarm after they checked it out. I even got a couple of calls to come after I was no longer working there. I had to explain to them to get the boss to change the numbers...LOL

GailM. said...

Oh, the spagetti sauce sounds good. I like a little spice, but not as much as Dad. I'm so glad for Stephanie. Congratulations to her. Michele's Rememberance day mural looks so nice. She's a great inspiration.

mickermoodles said...

the pictures look good :) The bulletin boards are still up, we're going to leave them up for the week. The house really responded well, they wrote a bunch of their own family's name on it who's served in the war. So now it holds extra meaning for everyone.
Can't wait to see you all this weekend, no spicy spaghettii for me please!

Jill MacDonald said...

Yeah Stephanie!
Way to go!!!!!

And Michelle...super that you and your friends remembered the vets!