Thursday, July 29, 2010

another chapter begins ....

It is moving day for our daughter, son in law and the boys......the destination isn't really that far away but it feels far right now.

Grandma had the pleasure of babysitting today. At one moment, a baby was crying, a toddler was complaining and a dog letting it be known that he wasn't happy either...all I could do was smile.

Early this morning I did get to work on my bookmark for the ILCS exchange. It's coming along quite nicely. I'm using Carrie's thread called Bliss. A picture will be posted soon.

DH turns 55 tomorrow. He complains that there is more grey and less hair on his head!! Such is the way of growing older.

We're heading into a long weekend, B.C. Day, mid summer already....and continued sunshine.

till next time .............

Saturday, July 24, 2010

the long days of summer.......

Blue skies and warm temperatures continue and it is a perfect afternoon to enjoy a slurpee. DH and I finished the 'errands of the day' and while stopping to put gas in the car (now at $1.20 something a litre) decided to indulge in the slurpee's On our return home Quincy also shared in this treat. Simple pleasures for sure.

The 24th of July already, my goodness, the days are flying by. And five months today.... my stitching needle better shift to high gear!!

Next week our daughter, son in law and the boys move to Abbotsford. We're so pleased they have found a house with a yard. It will be great for the boys to have the space to play in. On the minus the one way commute on a good day is a hour. It is a mixed blessing. We will miss them for sure. Little boys change so quickly at this young age.

Meanwhile, it's saturday afternoon and my spot on the patio in the sunshine awaits! My stitching project requires some unraveling...seems that a certain little dog helped himself to it and adjusted the threads on the card....all is not lost I'm sure. There is no accounting for a bit of dog slobber...

till next time..


Monday, July 19, 2010

summer bliss

Summer continues with temperatures staying in the mid 20's. It's perfect.

This morning, again, I've noticed a chickadee checking out one of the little birdhouses. Fingers crossed that a pair will move in.

All week we have enjoyed the sights and sounds of a travelling amusement park set up in a parking lot south of our complex. The evenings lights are magical, a reminder of times past.

till next time...

Saturday, July 10, 2010

It's my birthday!

At a young age birthdays were marked by candles on the cake. All those candles that brought me to here and now, there is no where else I'd rather be. Back then, imagining what it would be like, all those numbers seemed old and now, at 58, it's just fine.

This week I've received some lovely cards and floss from ILCS members in the birthday card exchange. I look forward to stitching with these new floss colors.

Early this morning my husband brought forward a specially wrapped gift. A framed picture of my daughter and her sons, a bottle of Chanel No. 5, a beautiful dress in blues, sea greens and turquoise, very summery! Perfect for travel.

From my daughter, son in law and the boys, a beautiful card, a lovely sentiment written inside and a gift card for a hair salon. It's too late to cover the grey but I will make an appointment soon as it's long overdue to get a trim.

This day is still unfolding. It's sunny, blue sky and a light breeze, who could ask for anything more.

till next time ..............

Thursday, July 8, 2010

It's hot!!

July and it finally feels like summer, well maybe a bit too much, as temperature is up over 30 degrees and it's only midday.

Pictured above are flowers from my garden. Despite a cold and wet spring the plants have grown and now look beautiful.

July marks a change in work schedule, now three days a week on and two off. This week, it works out to a very long weekend, starting today. Yeah! Everything is a trade off, having the chance to spend more time with family, well that is priceless.

Evenings are still bright and now warm. It's time for some outdoor stitching. And perhaps a glass of wine.................
Happy summer!
till next time