Sunday, June 13, 2010

Fun with Madison and Terry

Hello my friends, summer has finally arrived in Alberta. It has been absolutely beautiful the past couple of days.........I love the sun!



Terry came in on Wednesday as she had a doctor's appointment. We had a great day as after her appointment we went shopping, also her daughter and son in law brought a new house so she took me there to see it, it is lovely. They are moving in the end of the month and I am so excited for them. We then went to Costco, The Bay and Zellars. I had to pick up a toaster and electric kettle so the best prices were at Zellars. We also went to Ikea, oh I loved it and picked up some gadgets I didn't need but wanted. I love that store but we only go every couple of years or so.




That night after Tess and I went out for supper we were carrying my parcels in from the car and Terry missed a step up on my walk and fell down. It frightened me but she laughed so hard that I hand to laugh as well. She didn't hurt herself, it was the way she landed that was funny. I am just thankful that she didn't break any bones or any of my parcels......LOL




This is Madi and I. Madi took it and I have to laugh. I wouldn't normally let anyone see the wrinkles so up close but Madi is going to read my blog and I told her I would include our pictures.



A few months ago Madi shaved her head to raise money for cancer research, she raised almost $1000. She is so sweet but even more than that she is kind and cares about others. I bought my condo from Madi's grandparents, Pat and Dave. They have become such good friends over the years and their family has become my family. I took Madi out for lunch yesterday and we stopped into her grandparents work so she could say hello. They had sold their old business and bought a new one. It is really nice, it is a garage/car wash/corner store type of place.




Madi and I went to the movie, Karate Kid. It was a great movie, we both loved Jayden Smith......he really is a great little actor. I liked this movie even better than Shrek, The final Chapter. I think I have seen every kids movie this Spring, between nieces, great nieces and friends children I am really blessed to enjoy the company of young people, they keep me young at heart and always make me laugh.

I have been unable to find anyone who can repair my deck before the Fall. Most contractors are now doing major projects.....apparently the floor joist of the deck need to be replaced and it has been recommended that the deck come out and a new patio be poured. I am considering having this done but will have it done in the Spring not the Fall. I am just praying the deck will get me through this summer. Tomorrow is flower day, I am going to the nursery to pick up my hanging baskets, plants and flowers. I am really looking forward to this day and have been for several weeks now.......woo hoo!

Okay am off to have my bubble bath and a good night's sleep. I have enjoyed having Terry and Madison's company so much but am looking forward to getting back to my routine.

God Bless ............ and many, many hugs......:-)


102 comments:

Karin said...

It was a great summer week-end, weather wise, wasn't it!! Sure hope we don't have rain this coming week, but --- most likely we will! Glad you had such a great time!Once in a while, hubby and I enjoy going to Ikea for their Swedish meatball meal! Cheap and good!

Have a wonderful week buying and planting your flowers!

That pic of you two is very nice!!

Cinner said...

It was nice you were out having fun. It was a beautiful weekend here Bernie, maybe I got a little too much, unless the look of a red tomatoe is appealing....otherwise I am fine. too bad about your deck, hopefully you can use it until the fall. I wanted to get my front and back steps done...not sure how If I can't find a contractor. take care Bernie, we missed you. hugs.

Crystal Mary said...

The photos look great...Hello to Terry and Madi. I can relate to falling and laughing, you feel so silly and I guess you also feel relieved nothings broken.
After your happy day a relax in the tub was just the right way to end off. God Bless you muchly friend.
Oh, I have posted about an upcoming cancer treatment on my page..Hugs

Eternally Distracted said...

YAYYYYY Bernie is back!! I am very glad that you had a lovely time but I am selfishly very pleased to have you back with us.

I even had to do some posting without you :0( I gave you a special mention in my latest one.

Missed you x

Kay said...

well you have just about as many wrinkles as Madi! :) Sounds like a delightful time be had by all.

P.S. I love the color scheme/wall/floral couch set up!

Hope you enjoy the beautiful sun and vibrant floral arrangements coming soon!

Maggie May said...

What wrinkles, Bernie? You look great.

Well done Maddie shaving her head for cancer research.
I am almost at the stage where I have almost got the nerve to show my head! Hair is almost half inch long in places.

Wonderful that you had such a good weekend.
Maggie X

Nuts in May

GrandmaK said...

I have so enjoyed this post! You are such a wonderful and compassionate friend. Your tenderness and caring is apparent. Wish I could come visit you!!! I'm sure we'd have a grand time!!! My best! Cathy

Wanda said...

The photo Madison took of you both was a really nice one, Bernie. Such a sweet pretty face she has and and caring individual...to shave her head for a good cause, very commendable!

Karate Kid is definitly a movie I will watch when it comes to Direct TV. I always enjoy all the animation movies too!

I do wish we lived closer, my sons would be right there to help with the deck or patio for free, Bernie! In the long run, the patio would be less maintenance.

Take care, really glad your summer has arrived!

♥...Wanda

Gail said...

Hi Bernie

oh such a splendid day - so much to be thankful for all in one day - family, friends, health, laughter, the list goes on.
We are looking forward to seeing the Karate Kid.
And I know you love summer - so enjoy my friend.
And Bernie? Please Say an extra prayer for my Mom today - it's a rough one.

Love to you
Gail
peace and hope.....

beth said...

company is the best....but it's also so very nice when they leave :)

Diana said...

And we missed you Bernie even though it sounds as though you were in great company! I wish we had an Ikea here, Ginny always talks about it. She loves it there! Jake and I want to see Karate Kid. It will probably be gone by the time he gets home!
Madi sounds like quite a girl, shaving her head and raising $1000.00! Wow! I am sorry to hear about your deck, lets just pray that it holds up this summer. Glad that your having fun Bernie, Love you, Di ♥

chasity said...

that sounds like a wonderful weekend!
and what great company.
shaving her head for cancer research...that is admirable.

god bless~
chas

Valerie said...

What wrinkles? I don't see any wrinkles.
Oh Bernie, I do envy you your life with the youngsters. They bring you so much happiness. But shame on you for laughing at Terry; thank goodness she wasn't hurt. Take care and have a good week. Hugs from me.

Queenmothermamaw said...

Hi Beautiful lady, I am so glad to see a post from you. I cannot get on to the Facebook thingie, I see your comments to folks but can't really understand the continuation of comments by folks back and forth. Guess you have to be friends with those people too.Anyway, I stay too busy on my blog to do the FB. So glad you had a great visit with the young ones. I am like you I love for them to come, and then I like my routine. It takes a little of both. Blessings
QMM

Brian Miller said...

hope you enjoyed that bath and a good nights sleep...glad to hear karate kid was good as well...how cool of madi to donate her hair...speaks alot of her heart...

Rebecca said...

...the company of young people...
It IS refreshing, isn't it? Particularly when they are the sort of your young friend...Bernie, how could I have missed the beautiful color of your walls? I have wall-envy now!

Sorry about the news re. your patio. Go ahead and enjoy it (as it sounds like you are) anyway.

It's good to be back and in your blogging company once again.

Barb said...

Hi Bernie,
It was good to see that you had a new post - I always enjoy catching up with you. I thought today was going to be my flower day, too, but now it's snowing again at my house! We had about 4" on Sat that pretty much melted yesterday, and now it's coming down again! My twin grands saw Karate Kid this weekend and loved it. What wrinkles??

Anvilcloud said...

Enjoy you deck and flowers well; your summers are so short.

My Aimless Infatuation said...

Glad to hear you had a great weekend but sorry that you will have to wait to get your deck repaired. It's so hard to get anything done these days. Madi,You did a beautiful thing(cutting off your hair)I commend you. Have a great week.

Garnetrose said...

It sounds like you are having a great time. My daughters best friend did as Mandy did but she is a teacher who shaved her head when her cousin was losing her hair last year. She did it and went to schools to talk to young kids about cancer and the treatments her cousin was having.It was a great way to reach kids and teach them about cancer.

Ed Pilolla said...

sounds like you have had some fun. when someone takes a spill, we fear the worst, and it's a relief when they start laughing.

i get to see the little kids movies too, with my nieces and nephews. the movies for them are so well made for adults too.

a bubble bath sounds quite nice. hmmm...

Teacher's Pet said...

Hi Bernie....like Kay, Maggie and Val, I don't see ANY wrinkles. And...tell Madison that she took a wonderful photograph, and that I am so proud that she gives willingly to help others...what a sweet girl she is.
I am glad that you had fun with Madison and Terry...and your blog brought a smile to me...as it always does, my friend.
Love,
Jackie

The Retired One said...

I figured you must have had company and were having so much fun that you couldn't blog for a while (which is fine!!) I can hear how happy you are in your blogpost..I am so glad!
I know you must be feeling better too, to be able to shop and be active again. So, my prayers worked!
Your house looks so homey and wonderful...I could sit there and talk with you for hours, my friend!!
Love to you and your friends....continue to have an awesome summer!

Denise said...

Glad you enjoyed your visit sweetie. Maddie definitely has a heart for others, bless her. I loveyou.

Holly, the Old Western Gal said...

You attract such sweet and fun friends because you are so sweet and fun!

Nora said...

It's too bad that you can't get your deck fixed for this summer. Let's hope it holds up well unyil next spring. I hope you can decorate it beautifully with the flowers you are going to get. I bet it will look great. I'm glad you are njoying yourself so much with the people in your life, especially the young ones. I'm sure all of them keep you young and feisty.
Hugs!

Debb said...

I love your photos! beautiful!

Jingle said...

Cherish every precious moments in summer at your place. It sounds like you are having loads of fun...
Have A Smiling Tuesday!

Granny on the Web said...

Bless you Bernie, it is always so nice to read your positive posts.
Love Granny

Mary333 said...

You look beautiful, Bernie! I was touched by Madi's kindness - what a brave, sweet girl she is. I don't think I could have done that when I was young!

Enjoy your month of summer. (It seems to me that a month is about all you get!)

Joey said...

I'm sorry to hear about the deck problem, but I hope you get your flowers and enjoy them.

I loved all of the pictures, and so happy you enjoyed your friend and your niece.

You look great, by the way.

Victor S E Moubarak said...

Hey ... you're back. I thought you deserted us!

God bless.

Wander to the Wayside said...

What wrinkles? Your face is smooth as a baby's butt!

Cheryl said...

First I have to tell you how wonderful of Madi to shave her head to raise money for others! An amazing young lady indeed! Sounds as if your days are filled with delight. Take care and enjoy the lovely days.

lisasmith said...

First off, tell Madi what an inspiration she is. Shaving one's head takes great courage and dedication!!!

Second, I can't seem to find a handyman either... Another one is supposed to come take a look at the dratted treadmill tomorrow. We shall see how "handy" he really is ;0

Bernie, thank you for all your kind words and prayers.
Will be ringing the bell tomorrow!
xoxo, lisa

Joanna Jenkins said...

Madi is one VERY cool young woman! Anyone who shaves their head for a cancer fund-raiser is AWESOME in my book.

Woo-hoo!
jj

Eileen said...

I really enjoyed reading about your visit with Terry (sorry about her fall though! There must be something going around because Ray took a fall off his bicycle this past weekend). You sound like you have so much fun together. And your day spent with Madison sounded wonderful too. Such a sweet girl with such a generous heart! God Bless her.

I'm so happy to hear that your weather is warmer and that you can once again enjoy the outdoors!
Happy planting!
Love to you,
Eileen

Bernie said...

Hi Karin, weather has been so beautiful, I have so much to do outside but I am enjoying being outside so much.....:-)Hugs

Bernie said...

Hi Cinner, hope you are doing well, isn't it nice to have such lovely weather for a change. I am loving it......:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

Crystal Mary, I had a wonderful 2 days with Terry and a great weekend with Madi....both are special and lots of fun...:-)Hugs

Bernie said...

ED, I am like a bad penny, I always come back.
Thinking about you and Mec and your upcoming vacation, it will be so much fun......:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

Hi Kay, your so kind, I haven't had my picture taken so "in my face before" I thought I looked pudgey and I could see the wrinkles. It's okay though, I don't mind getting older as long as I have my health.....:-)Hugs

Bernie said...

Hi Maggie, good for you. It is only hair and life is so short sweetie to worry about what others think....I gave that up a long time ago. Madi is really sweet natured, great company especially to go to the movies with an old lady, loved having her visit.
........:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

Cathy, oh please do come to visit, you are more than welcome anytime. We will have such fun....:-)Hugs

Bernie said...

Wanda, I don't think I will ever buy again, I will let the landlord worry about everything that needs to be done, but I have to deal with now and keep trying to do the best I can, I too wish you and your family were closer, not to help but just to enjoy a cup of coffee and chat.
Madi is really special Wanda, she is a great girl. I love her and her family as my own.
You will really like the movie, Jayden Smith is great. Will e-mail you soon sweetie.
Big hugs to Alivia.....:-)

Bernie said...

Hi Gail, I am so happy to hear of your new grandson, and I am praying for your mother Gail, I hope she is responding well to her meds. Luv ya.......:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

Hi Beth, I guess I am spoiled as I have the best of both worlds, my space and my family and friends.
Big hugs.....:-)

Bernie said...

Diana, Ikea is great and I think most of the young people do their shopping there. They have such different things, you would love it.
So glad you are doing so well my friend.......:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

Hi chas - I thought what Madi did was wonderful as well, apparently a little girl at her school had cancer and that is why she and others did it. She is a real hero to me and I know you would just love her. I am keeping Shauna in my heart and prayers always...Hugs

Bernie said...

Oh Val, I know I was so frightened when Terry fell, but she was laughing so hard that I couldn't help myself and thank heaven she didn't hurt herself.
Madi is sweet, I love the young people and find I learn so much from them.......:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

QMM, I enjoy FB as I am able to keep up with more family and friends there than my blog. Both allow me a connection to others. My problem is time, not enough hours in the day to do everything I want......luv ya....:-)Hugs

Bernie said...

Brian, Madi is the coolest kid ever. I'm sure you and your boys will love the movie and oh yes my bubble bath was pure bliss....Hugs

Bernie said...

Hi Rebecca, I have been working outside on the deck.....in spite of what needs to be fixed. I am thinking of going with a patio next Spring. Cement will be easier to keep up than wood, it was just I am moving home in a couple of years so didn't want a big expense.
Young people are the best, so much to learn from them and the way they think is so different from when I was their age, I think they are more mature.......:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

Barb, I believe you are having snow this late in June, we have had it here as well far into the summer.......I am having fun playing outside now and hope our sun is here to stay for a while. I know the snow won't last Barb, so hopefully by now you are able to be out in the sunshine as well.
.......:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

A/C our summers are just too short for sure.....it seems like you are having hot weather in ON. Good for you guys......:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

Aims, Madi is special for cutting her hair isn't she and yes the deck problem could drive me crazy if I let it, just moving on now and enjoying my summer....:-)Hugs

Bernie said...

Garnet, how are you feeling, I do hope you are able to get outside and put your foot up....do you still have your daughters and granddaughter with you. Hope you are enjoying your summer...:-)Hugs

Bernie said...

ED, the bubble bath was perfect and there is something about seeing a movie through the eyes of the children.......:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

Jackie.....wow it has been so long since I have heard from you. Hope all is going well for you and your family sweetie, stay well....Hugs

Bernie said...

Joan, my friend....you are welcome to my home anytime, would love to have you for a visit anytime.

How is Baby N doing? Just caught up with your blog sweetie, am so far behind with everything but have enjoyed having family and friends over. It is so nice to see everyone after such a long winter.
Luv ya.......:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

Debb, thank you.....:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

Jingle oh I am enjoying our sunshine for sure, our winters are far too long......:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

Denise, I wish you all could meet Madi, she is so sweet and good natured......big hugs......:-)

Bernie said...

Holly, thank you sweetie I am blessed with such wonderful family and friends........:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

Nora, I am still going to use my deck this summer....have been cleaning out there for 2 days now and will show pictures soon.
......:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

Granny, I do hope you made out well today. Keeping you in my heart and prayers always.....Hugs

Bernie said...

Mary, thank you for your kind words.
Sometimes our summers are only about a month but sometimes we get a beautiful 4 months....it is a surprise for us every year and we never know what to expect. It is fun speculating with neighbours and friends......:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

lisa, will be ringing the bell right along with you. It has and will continue to be a pleasure to pray for you. So glad your treatment has finished today, now it is time to heal. Big Hugs....:-)

Bernie said...

Joey, All is going well, I am using my deck as usual and it seems to be holding up. Will have it repaired next Spring....Hugs

Bernie said...

Victor, I would never desert my family or friends, I would miss you all too much.....:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

Linda, I am still chuckling over your comment, I only wish it were true. Hey I'm 63 and it is what it is. Age doesn't bother me but the aches and pains from arthritis sure does......:-0 Hugs

Bernie said...

Cheryl, life is good. The sun is shinning and I am able to be outside.
Madi is wonderful, I don't know of too many 12 year olds who would do what she has, so easy to love a child like that.....:-) Hugs

Anita said...

Fun to see the pictures - you have a lovely and loveable face. :)

I'm glad things are picking up for you after enduring bad weather and health issues.

Hope you summer will be absolutely wonderful!

Bernie said...

Joanna, Madi is a super kid. Have a great day my friend...:-)Hugs

Bernie said...

Eileen, I hope Ray didn't hurt himself, fortunately Terry didn't and she did laugh very hard that it was catching.
Madi is wonderful and I always enjoy Terry's visit. She is a true friend.
......:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

Anita, I am happy to say so far I am having a wonderful summer. I love the heat and my health isn't too bad, my arthritis is always there unfortunately.
Have a great day.....:-) Hugs

aims said...

What wrinkles? You're kidding aren't you?!

I believe I have that same colour of green in my house. If it isn't it's awful close!

The weather has finally improved hasn't it. It's been grey here all week and we're hoping for rain out where we raft but now it's grass cutting time. I do love how green everything looks and the lilacs finally came out and are almost gone already! I do love the smell of them.

Bernie said...

Aimes, I am getting a big head over people saying no wrinkles, trust me they are there.
We seem to be getting rain in pockets around here, rain in the city not in Morinville or vice versa. I love the green as well and yes the lilacs are wonderful.
.......:-) Hugs

Sniffles and Smiles said...

Well, Bernie...I don't see ANY wrinkles...you are beautifully photogenic...and lovely inside and out!! Sounds like you had a delightful time with both Terry and later with Madi! I'm so glad!! You bring so much happiness to so many...you deserve a little happiness yourself! Hope that the rest of your week is lovely, and that your flowers thrive!!! No more snow!!! ;-)) Love you much!!! Janine XOXO

Bernie said...

Janean, so kind of you and I think perhaps the camera then just didn't didn't pick the wrinkles up as they certainly are there.
Love you as well sweetie, have a great week......:-) Hugs

roy/elisabeth dean said...

Madi looks adorable...and YOU? What wrinkles? I just see happiness and contentment in that face!
I hope you can get your deck fixed soon! I love sitting outdoors, but with our temps hovering around 100 degrees every day, my plants have pretty much died. I do love the sun, but with these temps the only way I can stand to be outdoors is to be in the pool. Even IT has gotten uncomfortably warm.
I hope you have a wonderful weekend~
♥,Lilly

Bernie said...

Lilly, I envy you your hot weather. It is cloudy and cool here today. I want to finish my flowers over the weekend.
I do hope Roy is doing well, am so happy you are receiving so much support and thank you for the compliments. My friends seem to think my skin is better than I do but I suppose it is not too bad for being 63. Have a great weekend.
......:-) Hugs

anne h said...

How cute you both are!

Bernie said...

Anne, thank you, Madi is really special. I have baby sat her since she was a baby....she calls me Nanna......:-) Big Hugs

Debbie(single;complicated) said...

what a neat post..seems like you had some nice visits.. Madi sounds like an amazing young lady...!

Sniffles and Smiles said...

Just here to give you my love, and to let you know that you are in my thoughts, dearest Bernie!!! Hope you have a lovely weekend! ~Janine XO

Bernie said...

Debbie, Madi is a great kid, I missed her when she went home. I always enjoy my family and friends.
Have a great weekend...Hugs

Bernie said...

Janine, wishing you a wonderful weekend as well sweetie, hope you are having great weather.
......:-) Hugs

Jingle said...

Happy Father's Day to Dads in your family!

Deborah said...

Hi! I'm glad your getting good weather! We had a beautiful weekend also...Very hot and I like it that way! Good Luck with your hanging plants, for some reason I'm having trouble keeping mine alive! I water and water and they just don't look that good :(
Glad you had a nice visit with your family and friends!
xxoo
Deborah

laurie said...

madi shaved her head? what a wonderful person she is. and i saw no wrinkles in that picture of you.

good luck with the deck--it's crazy that nobody wants a smaller job. but i guess that's a good sign--the economy must be picking up.

Bernie said...

Jingle, thank you sweetie. Have a great day.........:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

Deborah, I am enjoying the nice weather very much and my flowers are beginning to show some life since being planted. Just having my coffee outside each morning and dead heading is fun for me right now.....our summers are so short that I spend as much time outside as I can........:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

laurie, Madi is a great kid. Yes it is hard to believe that no one wants to do a small job. I had a man here this morning and he told me it would be between 5 and 6 thousand dollars to pour a concrete patio......not gonna happen. Not sure how I will make out....:-)Hugs

Fragrant Liar said...

Hey, Bernie, Popped over from your comment on my blog. Very nice to meet you.

I too love to be surrounded by the younguns. Now that I'm learning to live by myself for awhile, it's kind of harder than I thought it would be. Miss my daughters and nanababies BIGTIME, but am now able to enjoy time with my parents for a change.

Good for Madi for shaving her head. What a worthy cause. And BTW, you have NO wrinkles!

I think that's hardly fair! If I have to see wrinkles in all my photos everyone else should too! HAHA.

Bernie said...

Fragnant Liar, thanks for stopping by, come visit anytime.
I got a kick out or the combined "sisters" post yesterday. So glad you got her into blogging.
.......:-) Hugs

Sniffles and Smiles said...

Hello, dear Bernie! Just wanted you to know that you were particularly on my mind last night...and so I prayed especially!!! Love you! Janine XO

ethelmaepotter! said...

Well, like everyone else, I saw no wrinkles, and I think Madi is one special young lady!

My daughter donated her long tresses to Locks of Love, twice in fact, but even as kind-hearted as she is, I don't think she would have SHAVED her head; Madi is a darling.

Falls must be "catching" - Fred tripped on some lumber in the basement last week, and I tripped coming UP the front stairs - we both fell flat on our faces. No serious injures, though.

I love your color scheme and the hat on the wall! I have hats on some of my lamps; such a great accessory!

Glad to hear you enjoyed Karate Kid. It was toss-up this weekend whether to see it or Toy Story3 - we ended up choosing Toy Story because of time restraints; it was TERRIFIC! Next week - Karate Kid.

As for your deck - my Fred is very handy and has built three decks completely from scratch. I would be more than happy to loan him to you. But could I perhaps persuade you to keep him for a little while - just a short time, maybe...3 or 4 months? Longer if you'd like. He doesn't require expensive food and is completely housebroken.

Bernie said...

Janine, I am fine sweetie. Love that you were thinking of me. Have a great week.......:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

Miss EthelMayPotter....okay sweetie send him over as long as he is housebroken and can buld me a new deck.....I'll even cook for him and wash his clothes....LOL

Thanks for your kind words, I hope you are having a wonderful week my friend......:-) Hugs

Sniffles and Smiles said...

Just here to give you some love!! Janine XOXO

Bernie said...

Janine, if you only knew how much your love and support ment to me.
You are loved sweetie....:-) Hugs