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Monday, May 29, 2017

Feels Like Summer!

We have had some amazing weather and I had Hubby in a motivated mood to get a few things done this weekend!  I do feel guilty asking but hey, this is his place too!  hahaha!!!  We planted a few more shrubs and some more perennial plants in the back flowerbeds yesterday.  We also gave them a good soaking.  I think the beds look much better and will really look good when the old plants start filling out and flowering.  I haven't bought annuals for my barrel planters yet.....one of these days.  I am just waiting for our big hail storm.  Maybe this year we won't get one.....fingers crossed!!!!!!!!

I am having another quilty purging sale this Saturday.  I didn't have one last year and still have a bunch of stuff to "relocate" (right Kathy!) to someone else's home.  I went through the kit cupboard and found more to add to it.  Here are a few of the things I decided to part with....I have some wool felt kits and a rug hooking kit to add as well....they are in another room.



Oh, good intentions!  And don't think the cupboard is bare.....FAR from it!!!!!! But I purged last week before Heritage Park Quilt Show in Calgary and decided I wasn't going to tempt myself this year.  *patting myself on the back!!*  But my friend Pam is arriving on Wednesday and I know we will visit a few quilt shops (I have a Dr appointment in Calgary Thursday so we might as well make a day of it!) so I hope I can have some restraint.  


This peanut spent most of the day Saturday with us....her Mom did too.  Here is a shot of a snapchat Daughter1 had sent me one day....she has discovered that she can take her clothes off!  Oh she cracks us up.....doing funny things like pretending to pass you something then pulls it away and laughs!!!!!  Hubby wants to teach her to say "psych!" when she does it!  The expressions she makes (this is one of her new ones) and just her overall personality, keep us laughing for sure!!!



And this is happening with the other peanut!!!!!!  He is always on the move so the fact he is starting to walk already does not surprise me!!!!!!!!  (I hope the video works!sorry I can't get it to work....so computer illiterate!)



Look at the facial expression when he starts!!!  Another one who cracks me up!!!!!  Time for a visit soon!!!!!!!!! (even though we just saw him on the long weekend!!!!)


I am working through my to-do list for the day....it's a long one but I am making headway!  Another beautiful day out there!!!!!!


Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Great Long Weekend!

May long weekends are typically met with rainy or snowy weather.  This years was amazing!!  Hubby and I headed north to our hometown for a visit.  I took this picture to show the bugs on the windshield......Northern Alberta has a lot of bugs!  LOL  The drive was nice and quiet but lonnnnnng!


We arrived late Friday afternoon and on Saturday I went to town to visit my favourite shops.....the quilt shop was closed for the weekend......I get that retailers need a long weekend too but I won't say I wasn't disappointed.  The bank account was happy though!


My favourite giftware store was open though!!!!!  I had a great visit with Erica and made some purchases.....the BIG one I will reveal at a later date (it's not even here yet!)  But I LOVE my new mug!!!!!!



Lunch on Saturday was DELICIOUS!!!!!!!  I took my Dad out to Christies Greenhouse and had lunch at The Farm Truck...a food truck owned and operated by our friends Carey and Diane Perry and their "daughter-in-law" Morgan!  It was GREAT to see them too and the food!!!!!!  DROOOOOOL!!!!!!  We met Son2, Jenna and Jude out there so Jenna and I split the poutine and beer bread burger and then had the toffee pudding for dessert (no pic!)  They are fully booked for the summer and I can see why!!!!!



Sunday these guys came out to my Dad's and then a whole bunch of people came for supper.....my brothers and their crew (except one nephew) and family friends.



BBQ and wiener roasts; friends and family....life is GOOD!!!!!

My poor 4 Runner when we got home!  Hubby took care of that yesterday and got it all cleaned up!  


I've been "subbing" at the high school and this is my last week.......high school has changed ALOT since I was there.....I much prefer the young kiddos!  Not that the teenagers are rude or bad just different then the young 'uns!!  LOL  This afternoon and Friday afternoon....then I will have fulfilled my commitment!  Tomorrow I have a Dr appointment in Calgary so was unable to work.

My friend Pam is coming next week to visit for a few days (yippee!!!!!) and I am hoping to have a quilty garage sale on Saturday morning.  I still have quite a bit leftover from a couple of years ago but I need to add to it too!  That will be next weeks job!  

Always something that needs doing!  Keeps life interesting!!!!!


Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Sniffle, A-choo!

Yep, caught a doozy!  It seemed to come on quickly....is it a cold or allergies?  I don't know if I have allergies but this is most definitely in my eyes too!  I think I need to take a trip to the drugstore for allergy medicine....can't hurt right??  My nose is sore and red and I feel just rotten!  My Dad is coming for a visit and is arriving tomorrow.  He is planning on staying until Sunday so I can't feel this bad.

Have I mentioned what wonderful neighbours we have???????  GREAT ones and if/when we decide to sell and downsize (coming soon I think.....listing anyway, who knows about selling!) I will MISS these neighbours!  Where else can you go and have an NHL referee cut your grass???


Kowel's are an amazing family!  All of them.....Tom's wife is so great too....and they have very nice kiddos.  He knows Hubby is out of town for the week so just came over and cut the grass for me.  

I have decided to do the appliqué for the Buggy Barn quilt in wool.  There's not a lot to appliqué and I have enough wool, it will be easy and quick to do.  I picked out colours today but that's as far as I got....soon!  My next set of Kim Diehl fabric came today!  Yikes....I haven't done last months blocks yet!

Once again I feel the need to manage my time better.  I have so much that needs to be done.....I'm desperate to get purging the whole house.  I'm trying to start by selling my tabletop quilting frame and machine that I have only used it once!  It needs to go....if we do sell we will be looking to downsize and I doubt there will be room for this frame.

Off I go to the drugstore before I'm really flat out!