Sunday, March 30, 2008
Thursday, March 27, 2008
A kitty cat in kitty bliss......
Soaking up the sun in a cardboard box.... priceless
Sunday, March 23, 2008
(ok, we made up most of the names to help us remember which dress was which)
This one bustles well, has a little tulle in the front and fit perfect.
Mermaid, side slant
perfect fit, gauzing tulle skirt (not white, sort of light cream)
Sparkly Princess Dress
lovely train, very sparkly, not her size, most expensive in the store, hee hee
too big for her, but just to try it on. We didn't like this one too much.
Green Wedding Dress... yes, a green one... what a hoot....
fit perfect, and a lovely green, goes well with Tartan....just how non-traditional is Michelle willing to go
So, that is it. Like I said, the other one we didn't get a picture of was one of my favorites, and maybe we will try that one again sometime. Leave comments for Michelle either on my blog or her facebook. It was a fun day. Even Stephanie had fun. We checked out some bridesmaids dress styles and even talked about other pending weddings.
We had "no way am I going up that driveway.... to that house" and then drive back and forth up a country road reading the GPS and saying.... ok.... its gotta be that place... but they were worried about a someone coming after them with a rifle.....pretty creepy house... oh their dad has the strangest sense of humor!
Then, we had..... going to Jill's.... yeahhhhh, oh wait, Jill says.... wrong house!... Thank God for Jill sending them off in the right direction. Of course, they completely ignored the GPS telling them to go to the FRONT of the house, so they immediately went to the back of the "Stranger" house (that would be Jill's sister's house) and searched around the back yard. Jill purposely plotted the GPS coordinates so that they would avoid the backyard "puppy poop mine field" and like great game players, the whole family did not interfere but instead watched out the windows as they searched the yard. Scott finally decided to read the GPS and it took him right to the treasure.!
And then the best was the last. They parked the car, and began tromping around in the big back yard of the house they were nearest. After several minutes (which included Scott getting "thorned" and Michelle getting a major soaker, a curious gentleman and his dog came out of the house to ask these 4 young people (wearing bunny ears) if he could help them. Scott immediately asked him if he knew "Terry Peters" and when he responded "No?!?"... Michelle offered up an explanation of a GPS Easter Hunt which, at the mention of GPS, got the gentleman all warmed up and jolly as he watched 4 very embarrassed bunnies bound down the drive way.
Now, to be fair... Terry put in the WRONG coordinates TOTALLY, because he had them way off the original site, but after 3 phone calls... they found the LAST treasure and were bounding home safe and sound.
They arrived home, and piled out of the car with armfuls of loot and had to endure the final giggles of a little boy and his mom walking down the road and hearing.... Look Mom, they have bunny ears on!!!!!
All turned out well, and all was forgiven and forget it.... no more GPS Easter Hunts... next year... ummmmm..... I don't know, but no more GPS!
We had a non traditional Easter Supper of Ribs, Wings, Devilled Eggs, Italian Potato Melts, Bean beans and Asparagus... with baked apple slices over ice cream for dessert. Hours of chatting after supper and then almost two hours of Dice and Bananagram.... and its now time for bed.
....and still no retainer!
Saturday, March 22, 2008
Easter is here, and for the first Easter ever I have both kids home and both of their mates. So far we have had a great meal, yummy snacks and two games of dice. Sean won both games in is shy non competitive way. He just smiles his million dollar smile when he wins..... a true athlete. hee hee.
Saturday... today.... we are off to the city (the girls are) to run a couple of errands. First to the Bead Pod to help Grace design a bracelet that she can make to sell to her friends and mine, to help her with her goal of raising $2000 for Breast Cancer. Terry's sister Kim and her daughter (my God daughter) Grace will be participating in the "Weekend to End Breast Cancer" in August. They are participating in memory of our dear friend and Aunt Sherry who passed away 2 years ago. Also in celebration of Kim's dad, Frank who has a clean bill of health after a very long year of battling cancer. Check out their website here.. Some of the ideas we have come up with to help them raise their money is some nice bead bracelets and cool book marks. Grace has purchased some stamping supplies to make some cute little notecards to sell as well. I am sewing oatbags to sell as well, so we will help her any way we can. Its a wonderful thing to commit to a big project, especially when its for such a great cause. If anyone has any ideas to help Grace with her $2000 goal (oh, and Kim has to raise $2000 as well), just let us know, we can use all the suggestions we can get.
Well, I am off to round up the girls and head to the city..... and I will blog when I get home!!!
Sunday, March 9, 2008
(seems to take two clicks to start the video)
Above is the path to the walking bridge. It has been raised up so it doesn't flood. Once you turn the corner to the walking bridge....nothing... but.....fast movin' water. You can't really make it to the bridge, but you can see our quiet babbling river has risen to the rails of the bridge. The duckpond is so full it has spilled over into the parking lot. This is the second time for this in less than a month. Rocknotch is starting to flood which is a little country road that leads up the mountain. It has a little One Lane Bridge over the little river we have in our subdivision, and the river has over flowed into the farm fields and is now edging up to the road...And anyone who lives around here knows that we judge the water level by the height of the water in "Lake Sometimes". This mystical lake is really a marshy green field that is located right on the border of two little villages. In the early years, this marshy field that lined the Annapolis River was a lush campground, quite popular with long term campers. But when the power plant was built 100 km up the road (in the 60's), it disrupted the natural flow of the river (so the elders say) and since then lush field has become a marshy field and when the river is high, the lake arrives. I drive past "Lake Sometimes" every day on my way to work along with thousands of other people, and we all still marvel when the waters rise high enough to threaten the road. That has happened only twice since I have lived in this community. Pictured below is the lake, taken from next door to buddy's driveway, who lives on the marsh and whose home is always surrounded by the lake during the rainy season... One has to wonder why he lives there and what his basement must be like! You can see his driveway has disappeared under the water.
Saturday, March 8, 2008
On the last Sunday of February, Russian women began a strike for "bread and peace" in response to the death over 2 million Russian soldiers in war. Opposed by political leaders the women continued to strike until four days later the Czar was forced to abdicate and the provisional Government granted women the right to vote. The date the women's strike commenced was Sunday 23 February on the Julian calendar then in use in Russia. This day on the Gregorian calendar in use elsewhere was 8 March.
International Women's Day celebrated today 8 March, is the global day connecting all women around the world and inspiring them to achieve their full potential. IWD celebrates the collective power of women past, present and future.
I never forget that March 8th is International Women's Day.... not because I am consciencious of such a powerful day... but because it was the day we lost a very powerful woman... my mom.
We still miss you every day mom, but your strength, sense of humor, and many other traits live proudly in your kids and grandkids and great grandkid!
Friday, March 7, 2008
Ok, so the other good news is.... my dad won the lottery too. I just got his ticket checked tonight at the pharmacy.. and the sweet sound of dododa rang out... yup... winner... $2.00. How exciting. Not bad for a $3 investment.....
Ok, so the other good news is...... two of my co-workers won in a group their hubbys were in that won 2.5 million!!!! Now that is really exciting. The group is 22 strong, and after a little bit of controversy (which you missed Chantal!!!... cause your not here!!).. each member of the group walks away with $96,000. How exciting is that. OK, so that is really good news. That is a sweet amount to win cause its just enough for most people to pay of debts, buy a couple of treats and then relax and enjoy their job and their family and they regular paycheck without all the debt hangin' over their heads.
so, there are three big winners in my week... and I am now going out to buy a few more tickets... cause this girl is gonna have her kayaks this year.... I am ready.
I have started my spring routine of walking each morning. I am enjoying them even though it is very cold, but there is no snow on the roads to contend with, and I am very grateful for that. And to make myself even more "grateful" I am tuned into Tony Robbins "Daily Magic" which is a audio Mp3 that is soooooo upbeat and energizing, that you can't help but put a bounce in your step when your listening to him. Mollie is a little stiff and sore, because we really clip along, but she will loosen up once she gets in better shape.
March break is a time for me to rest, relax and rejuvenate. Those are the only 3 "R"s I plan on attempting this week. Well, and the list of 20 things I would like to get done... but the 3 Rs are my priority.
Pet Pictures... sorry... just so cute.!!