Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Day to day Everyday!!

I want everyday to be new & magic!! That sounds divine to me! I guess you do that by living in wonder. I mean the kind of wonder where everything has beauty & value. Guess I will leave that up to my state of mind by appreciating all that I have & all that I am. They say you can have anything if you want itbad enough!

So I guess I am a little nervous! I had some bloodwork done this past Monday! The doctor said he would only have his office call if there was a reason to! Well, he made a call yesterday & has made an appointment for me on Friday morning. If it was anything too serious, I am telling myself that he would have had me come in immediately! Anyway, I wait til Friday & then I will know whether it is good or not so good!!

So in the meantime, I am going on with daily life. Had a little visit from Spider Woman the other day by means of email! weird. It perplexes me how one minute you can spread hate & lies & then you can send a beautiful message even if it had an underlying tone of accusation. Anyway, I don't have much time for that crap in my life so I am sweeping it in the garbage where it belongs! I want real & honest & true friendships!!

I went to the antique & collectable store the other day with my hubby. He was not near as interested as me but we did manage to find some treasures!! I have been altering them & feeling a little creative!! It is awesome! Once I take pictures, I will upload!! Does my heart good!!

Today is overcast & a little gloomy so, I am making the most of it. Laundry is caught up, dishes are done, floors swept, supper is made & once I have a bath, I am off to my scrap space to see what I can get my hands on today!! I am sure that I will find a little magic in there!!

Make it an amazing day!!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Be the Change...

I keep promising myself, I am gonna do that, when I get to that, I have to try that! I want to be like that!! So today, as soon as I am done blogging this, I am off to be the change I want to see!

Little anyway, last night my boys ordered pizza & chinese food to a boy they are just not that fond of. Of course I was mad but in hind site, no real harm was done. Because there is value in every opportunity to learn & grow, I should have taken the chance to calmly tell my boys what they could have done differently...yeah not done it all! Instead, we took away every possible thing that we could, grounded them & with my temper, I had a few choice words for them. Are they going to remember the lesson or me talking ...not so calmly to them over the issue. Ridicule seemed to be first on my mind every time either one says anything. So anyway, I am gonna be the change! For breakfast, they dined on their purchase!! It was good (last night)!! Next time...I promise!

I am off to Calgary to spend time with some good gals. This weekend is about me and my passion....scrapbooking. Camp Croppin...chocolate, a little shoppin, scrappin, eating at the lobster (Red Lobster, maybe)...all good things. For me, this makes things great.

Oh Yeah...back to being the change, I AM going to listen more, talk less (big one), work harder, find my motivation, Clean this House, kick teh daylights out of my to do list & get healthy physically & & see!!

Thursday, April 8, 2010


They say change is in the wind. With all the wind surrounding us, I am hoping it is blowing something wonderful our way!! It is making me tired & listless & a little grumpy!!

Sunday, April 4, 2010

I don't know why I am so hard on me. I just got through making a beautiful meal & it was terrific. All of the stressing & fretting I do and voila...

We had hot cross buns, baked on the bbq potatoes, bbq tri tip roast, honeyed ham, strawberry spinach salad with poppy seed dressing, au gratin vegetables, asparagus with hollandaise sauce. To make my life easy, I purchased a slab cheesecake from Sobeys, & a pumpkin pie with homemade whip cream!! Yumm yum yum!!

Unfortunately, I am tired from two nights of staying up late & imbibing a little (ok, the one night alot) but I have a house full of kids & I don't know how late they think they can stay up...but I am hoping they are quiet.

Happy Easter & Blessings to you...

Oh yummy...I can do this right. So I go to buy a turkey the other day when I am shopping with Kevin. He, we don't need one, there is a huge one in the freezer. I trust in that knowledge... MY FIRST MISTAKE. We do indeed have a turkey but it is from MISTAKE, not being thorough enough in the cleaning out the freezer area. So Kevin's Dad & girlfriend Debbie are here, my brother in law Kelly, neice Marissa, nephew Jacob, my Mom & sister, 2 extra kids & my own family of 5. Good thing we had a huge tri tip roast and a large ham. It isn't traditional but who says it has to Easter meal my way. All is well.

So aside from the almost meal debacle, I am feeling blessed. Blessed to have a beautiful, healthy family & terrific friends. Happy to have a nice home with many comforts. Lucky. I know I am cranky sometimes but at the end of the day, I know that there is nothing we cannot handle and everything happens for a reason... it isn't a big deal if the kids leave a light on or do a terrible job of washing the staircase. It is okay if we are a little late....there is always a reason & maybe it was universal!

Today, is a great day to reflect on the reason for Easter. So enjoy the copious amounts of chocolate, jellybeans and yummy desserts. Reflect on the time & care that went into the food prepared for you. Treasure the laughter & opportunity to be together another time, building fond memories. And be grateful of the reason for the season. Bless you and your families & friends.