Monday, November 30, 2009

Winter Has Arrived

Hello my everyone full of turkey? Well it is time to prepare for Christmas and I still haven't decided if I am going to decorate or not.....oh what to do?

In Canada we don't have the Super Bowl we have the Grey Cup....the game was yesterday. I was cheering for a team that was losing badly at half time but came back in the second half of the came down to the last play of the game and they needed a field goal to win it....he kicked and missed it... but wait there are flags all over the field and he got to kick again. No time left on the clock, he kicked it dead center through the goal post and anyone living within 40 miles of me must of heard me team won...28 - 27....WOW what a game, one of the best I have ever watched.

I awoke through the night with a few aches and pains and knew we were in for some bad weather.....I got up early, showered had breakfast and headed out to do my errands "just in case" I had to go to the bank, drugstore and mail. Sure enough by 2 o'clock the snow was falling and has been falling off and on ever since....and it is so cold outside, -12C but with the wind-chill I feel it's much colder.

I had a happy day today, my blogger friends are wonderful....a beautiful picture from Joan of The Retirement Chronicles, a lovely card/note from Diana of Welcome to my World and A/C who just happened to find my favorite Carpenter tape on a CD and I have already ordered it....thank you my friends, I so appreciate all of you.

My friend Terry called me this afternoon, her son had given her a Sirius/XM radio last year for Christmas which she never uses in her home and she has one already in her new car so she mailed it to me today.......I had just decided to get one. Her husband had to change the registration over from his name to my name but hopefully within the week I will be hooked up to listen to some favorite talk show host and music. Ahhhhhhh life is good.

I have my class tomorrow and am going to ask you all to pray for Greg, he is our terminal patient and is not doing so well right now. His wife called tonight to say they wouldn't be able to make it tomorrow, he has a bad cold and fever.

Good Night my friends and God Bless.......many, many hugs:-)

Saturday, November 28, 2009

It's Been A Busy Week

Hello my friends, oh it has been a beautiful and busy week for me. I am not sure I can even get it all into one post but I'll try.

My friend Terry and her husband came into the city to pick up her new car and his new truck....they are beautiful, with all the bells and whistles, Terry's car is silver and Rick's truck is we picked them up was I ever tempted to shop for a new car as well but common sense took over as I know my little yellow car is in perfect condition with low mileage so I will keep my car and enjoy driving in Terry's when she comes in to visit.

I also saw the doctor on Thursday, not much to report as not much has changed. Her office is about an hour's drive from me and when I left home it was cloudy but the roads were dry and clear. About forty-five minutes into my drive it started to rain and was raining quite hard as I entered her office. When I came out it was pouring and before too long it turned to freezing rain, some spots were like driving on a skating rink. I drove slowly and made it home safe but was I tense by the time I arrived here. I wasn't long lighting a fire and pouring a glass of wine. Oh I love the safe haven of my home and really appreciated it at that moment.

I also read the book, Going Rogue by Sara Palin this week.....she is beautiful, talented but this is only my opinion, not nearly ready to be President of anything. I enjoyed learning more about her though and there were many things I respect about her especially how she allows nothing to keep her down....she is a survivor. She is not Going Rogue at all people she is going to the Bank!

I also saw the movie The Blind Side, I love any movie Sandra Bullock is in and I think this is one of her best.....perhaps because it was based on a true story that made me love her character even more than other characters she has played. She played the part of a woman who is a bit rough around the edges, a bit of a control freak who always likes to be in charge. A great movie everyone, if you get a chance to see it you won't be disappointed.

I have completed my Christmas shopping but still have to wrap gifts and do my Christmas cards. I still haven't decided if I am going to decorate or not this year as I will be at my nephews for a few days for Christmas and it is so much work only to have to take it all down, pack up and put away when I get home. I will say as I listened to my favorite Christmas music I did get the urge to get at it. By the way my favorite Christmas tape (yes tape) is by The Carpenter's. To me there is nor was a more pure voice than Karen Carpenter. I only wish I could get it in a CD as this poor tape must be 30 years old.....but it still plays well.

Well I also managed to nurse my cold and do all the normal things I do like housework, laundry and grocery shopping. It was a full week and I am so thankful I was able to enjoy it.

Good Night and God always, many, many Hugs :-)

Friday, November 27, 2009

This Use to be A Tradition Recipe

Hello my friends, Cathy @ A Bit of The Blarney is sharing a traditional family recipe along with a story about it. I think this is a wonderful idea. The only problem I am having is that I have seldom made this late husband always did. He loved seafood and he always made this after Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas when he was tired of anything turkey. I loved it as well so whenever I have the opportunity to have this meal it brings a smile to my face and many warm memories.

Seafood Lasagna -

Lasagna Noodles (we used Catellie Express-oven ready)
First Mixture - 2 Tbs. of butter - melt and cook 1 chopped onion in frying pan
In a separate bowl beat
1 egg
8 oz. softened cream cheese
1 1/2 cups sour cream
2 Tbs. basil
pinch of salt & pepper
Add melted butter and onion to this mixture

Second Mixture - Combine 2 cans of Cream of Mushroom Soup with 2/3 cup of milk
1 package simulated crab - cut into 1" strips
3 cups of shrimp
3 cups of scallops

In a 13 x 9 lasagna dish start with a little of each of the first 2 mixtures, then place a layer of noodles followed by 1st mixture, then 2nd mixture. Repeat layers and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.

Bake uncovered at 350 degrees for 45 minutes top with 1 cup of cheddar cheese. Brown under broiler and let stand for at least 15 minutes before serving.....I always serve this with warm rolls or French Bread.

I know it sounds like a lot of work but it isn't really, and it is totally worth it. It is so good. Now my favorite part is the chilled glass of white wine that goes so well with it.

Good Night and God Bless........:-) Hugs

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving to my friendly neighbours to the South, may all of my blogger friends travel safely, enjoy their turkey dinners, families and friends. I will be thinking of you all and smile as I know you will be sharing hearth and home with those you love.

Good Night and God Bless

Who Says You Get Smarter With Age....Not Me

Hello my friends, I am posting with a red face and feeling kind of dumb right now. I love all my blogger friends and miss them when they don't post. Now Jackie sent me an invitation to her blog, I accepted and have been wondering why she hasn't posted. I kept checking my reader and going back to her blog from there and was always disappointed when she still hadn't posted. I didn't know I couldn't reach her from my Jackie finally figured out what I was doing, and e-mailed me. Thank you my friend for showing me how to find you, now I am taking comfort in knowing you missed my comments as much as I missed your post. I have spent the past couple of hours catching up with all her news and boy did I miss today I am thankful for a friend who took the time to let me know what I was doing wrong, who cared enough to show me the way. Also another blogger friend, cinner sent me an e-mail with instructions on how to do something a little different and more personal with my blog....I will try to do it this weekend. Oh I feel so blessed to have such wonderful blogger friends in my life. As cinner would say sometimes I can be the tool box with a hammer.

It is cool and cloudy today, but I am relaxing by the fire as I nurse a bad cold and a horrible headache.....this cold just doesn't seem to want to go go away germs and let me be me again. Tomorrow I see my hundredth specialist (exaggeration) so maybe she will prescribe something to help aid in the healing process.

I want to wish all my American friends a very Happy Thanksgiving.....I know you don't need to be reminded of all your blessings, you are all well aware of them, but I want you all to know I am so thankful for all of you. May you enjoy your wonderful Thanksgiving Dinner's, family and friends.

God Bless you and your families always.......:-) Hugs

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Think Positive...and...Be Positive

Hello my friends, I want to share an e-mail with you that I received, why? I have not reached John's level of optimism but I try and I do believe and love how he thinks.

John is the kind of guy you love to hate. He is always in a good mood and always has something positive to say. When someone would ask him how he was doing, he would reply, "If I were any better, I would be twins!"

If an employee was having a bad day, John was there telling the employee how to look on the positive side of the situation.

Seeing this style really made me curious, so one day I went up and asked him, "I don't get it!"

You can't be a positive person all of the time....How do you do it?"

He replied, "Each morning I wake up and say to myself, you have two choices today. You can choose to be in a good mood can choose to be in a bad mood.

"I choose to be in a good mood."

Each time something bad happens, I can choose to be a victim or...I can choose to learn from it. "I choose to learn from it".

Every time someone comes to me complaining, I can choose to accept their complaining or... I can point out the positive side of life. I choose the positive side of life.

"Yeah, right, it's not that easy", I protested.

Yes it is "he said. "life is all about choices. When you cut away all the junk, every situation is a choice. You choose how you react to situations. You choose how people affect your mood.

You choose to be in a good mood or bad mood. The bottom line: "It's your choice how you live your life."

I reflected on what he said. Soon hereafter, I left the Tower Industry to start my own business. We lost touch, but I often thought about him when I made a choice about life instead of reacting to it.

Several years later, I heard that he was involved in a serious accident, falling some 60 feet from a communications tower.

After 18 hours of surgery and weeks of intensive care, he was released from the hospital with rods placed in his back.

I saw him about six months after the accident.

When I asked him how he was, he replied, "If I were any better, I'd be twins...Wanna see my scars?"

I declined to see his wounds, but I did ask him what had gone through his mind as the accident took place?

"The first thing that went through my mind was the well-being of my soon-to-be born daughter," he replied. "Then, as I lay on the ground, I remembered that I had two choices: I could choose to live or... I could choose to die. I chose to live."

Weren't you scared? Did you lose consciousness? I asked

He continued, "the paramedics were great. They kept telling me I was going to be fine. But .... when they wheeled me into the ER and I saw the expressions on the faces of the doctors and nurses, I got really scared. In their eyes, I read.."He's a dead man". I knew I needed to take action.

What did you do? I asked.

Well, there was big burly nurse shouting questions at me, said John. "She asked if was allergic to anything, "Yes, I replied. The doctors and nurses stopped working as they waited for my reply... I took a deep breath and yelled, "Gravity"

Over their laughter, I told them, "I am choosing to live. Operate on me as if I am alive, not dead."

He lived, thanks to the skill of his doctors, but also because of his amazing attitude...I learned from him that every day we have the choice to live fully.

After all today is the tomorrow you worried about yesterday.

You have two choices: Ignore John's wise and humbling words or you can live your life as fully as John has. I have made my choice........have you?

Have a wonderful weekend everyone....God Bless and many, many hugs....:-)

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

A Pink Carnation

Hello my friends, what a lovely surprise I received today when I answered the door bell and received a dozen carnations from a friend who had watched a curling game with Terry and I on was such a thoughtful thing to do.

Our weather has been absolutely beautiful, yesterday it was 17C which broke all records for that date in November. Today was much cooler but still sunny. I have enjoyed these unexpected beautiful days as they are calling for snow on Saturday.

My class went well yesterday, I do have a concern over one patient but then that is me. I don't know how one can try and help someone yet detach from the illness. I have not been able to do this yet but Danielle says I will get use to these things and eventually be able too.......but I find myself getting very involved and the emotions are just a part of who I am. I am able to deal with the chronic illness patients really well but we have one who is terminal and I find myself wanting to do more for this patient than I am able too. Sometimes we just can't make things turn out the way we want to.....I have learned to appreciate each day and find comfort in my prayers. I only know that Danielle and I will do all we can to help him and his family, we had to read a book "A Good Death" as part of our own development but unless the patient brings this up to me I am not going to bring the subject up, at least not now. My burdens seem so light compared to others.

I hope you all are doing well and that your weather has been as lovely as we are having here in is strange for November but very welcomed.

Good Night and God bless.......:-) Hugs

Monday, November 16, 2009

Life is Happening

Hello my friends, it has been a few days since I posted, I want you to know I am well, I have just been busy with life.....and enjoying every moment of it.

First I want to tell you all that I spoke with Mrs. Houle's niece on Friday morning and she seemed the lovely woman her Aunt had said she was. She had taken Friday off work and was spending the weekend with her. She told me her Aunt was no longer dizzy and was feeling quite well. I was so happy that she had her niece with and that she was better, I was able to enjoy my weekend with my friend.

We had a wonderful weekend, we shopped all day Friday, picked up one of our other friend's and went out for supper. We had gone to Costco to shop and I had stocked up on many things so it was near 10 before we got home and had everything put away. I now have enough non perishable items to last me until next Spring when we will make out next trip to Costco. Terry and her husband leave next month for Arizona and California for the winter.....they love it, golf almost every day and have many friends there and I miss her terribly when she is gone but am very happy for her and her husband that they get to spend the winter months in a warm climate.

Saturday morning we were up early, out for breakfast and off to do more shopping. Terry had to pick up many supplies for her husband's business. She was driving the truck this trip and we sure had a lot of laughs as she manipulated her way through the busy streets and parking lots of Edmonton.....I know I wouldn't want to have been driving. After shopping we picked up a bottle of wine, invited a friend over and the 3 of us watched a great Curling match and drank wine Saturday night. The fireplace was lovely the game was competitive and the company was wonderful. We were cheering for different teams so it made for a lot of fun.

Sunday morning we were up early again, Terry ate a piece of toast and had a yogurt then left for home.....I went to Mass. Honestly I was so tired after such a busy week that I slept off and on all day yesterday after church. I really needed the rest.

Today I had my hair trimmed, and then prepared for my course tomorrow. I had to read a book and do much paper work which took me most of the afternoon and evening. I have finished it and am well prepared for tomorrow's class.....I hope.

Our weather has been absolutely wonderful, sunny about 25 Fahrenheit today, it has been beautiful for the past few days. I am really enjoying this weather as one never knows when it will abruptly change here on the is so good right now everyone, I am very happy and contented.

I will try and catch up with all my favorite blogs in the next couple of days, I love hearing from all of you, you are the best.....Good Night and God Bless...:-) Hugs

Thursday, November 12, 2009

What Has Happened To The Family

Hello my friends, I had a day that still has me shaking my head.....I am wondering what has happened to the close unit of family. I have to believe that most families are still all about loving and caring for each other but there have been a few incidents that has caused me to question where has the compassion and even responsibility for parents, children even siblings gone.

Why this is on my mind tonight is that today after meeting my friends for a lunch which was great I had to stop at the drugstore to pick up my insulin and needles. While there an elderly lady was sitting down and I noticed she did not look well and so I asked her if she was okay.....she said she was dizzy and the pharmacist had taken her blood pressure which was very high so he was trying to contact her son to come and get her. I sat down beside her to keep her company until the pharmacist returned and told us that one of her sons was 2 hours away and asked him to call his brother who lived only about 5 minutes from the drugstore. He did this and was told that this son was very busy and if she couldn't walk home herself then the pharmacist should call an ambulance and have her taken to hospital as he would not be available until this evening......well this lady was 82 and as soon as the pharmacist mentioned the word ambulance her blood pressure went even higher. I could feel her heart beating so fast as I put my arm around her.....I got her drink of water as the pharmacist called the first son back who said yes to call an ambulance and he would meet her at the hospital as soon as he could. I would of drove her home, she only lived a short distance from the drug store but I was concerned she may have a heart attack, she said she had no pain but she had broken out into a sweat. My gosh I felt sorry for her. The pharmacist did call for an ambulance and I followed it to the hospital and stayed with her until her son arrived.... four hours this time they had given her medication and her blood pressure was almost normal and she said she was feeling fine. The doctor agreed she could go home as long as someone would be with her at least until tomorrow. I can still see her little button eyes filled with anxiety so I assured her I would stay with her until her son arrived. She held my hand even as she took a nap. When her son finally arrived he was curt with her and said he couldn't stay over night and she would have to call her niece. How sad she looked as she mumbled she would and thanked me for everything while her son barely noticed I was there, he may of thought I was working at the hospital but I still found him day he may find himself in the same position and I pray he will have someone to help him with a bit of compassion which he didn't show his mother. Anyway she gave me her phone number and I will call her tomorrow to see how she is feeling. I am still feeling angry at her only sons.....she raised them with love and sacrifice and they made her feel like a burden. She had told me they had changed a lot since her husband passed away 2 years ago and they hardly visited or called her, but she did say her niece was lovely and treated her well. I wish the pharmacist had called her niece but then he didn't know about her and when I asked her if she wanted me to call her she didn't have her phone number with her and couldn't remember where she worked.....

This isn't the first time I have seen a parent treated this way but I hope it is the last. I know there is much I don't know about this family and perhaps the sons have their own reasons for acting this way but in my opinion there is no excuse to treat a mother that way whatsoever, I don't care what she may or may not have done. She is 82 years old, sick and alone. Tonight I will pray for her and her family and all families that are divided including the divisions in my own family.

In all fairness I will say I know many more families that are kind and loving to each other than what I witnessed today but knowing even one family like this is one too many. A gentle word, a smile, and a genuine concern for each other is so much easier than what I saw today.

Just had to get this off my chest tonight as it is playing over and over in my mind and my heart is aching for this elderly lady who deserves to be loved.

Good Night and God Bless..........:-) Hugs

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

So Much to Do....So Little Time

Hello my friends, sorry I have not posted for a few days but I have just been so busy.....just doing things that needed to be done.

Our weather has been lovely.....sunny and cool, finally a true beautiful Fall. I love this weather as Fall is my favorite season.

Yesterday was a full day, I had my course yesterday and thankfully all the patients took their injections for the H1N1....we had 5 more deaths just last week. This flu is frightening. My friend Terry is just getting over it, thankfully she only had a mild form of it but it still took her a few days to get back on her feet. Terry has been blessed with such good health that it worried me when she was ill, she is coming in on Friday for the weekend. Our patients were so good yesterday, they co-operated with us and supported each other....I love it when they are so receptive and allow us to help them with a plan that will make their life the best it possibly can be....I love seeing the hope in their eyes and the appreciation in their hearts. So far no anger or bitterness from anyone.

Last night I went to a Purse Party, oh what fun. My friend Pat, you know the lady I bought my condo from over 10 years ago well she hosted the party and there were 25 ladies there, some I knew some I didn't but we all laughed so hard and helped each other choose purses, scarves and gloves. It was so funny as someone would like something someone else had picked out and they would follow them around to see if they were really going to buy it or put it down where it would be immediately snapped up. Pat had the most beautifully arranged buffet table. The food was delicious, and oh the ladies were great, I am going to another one on Dec.13th, not to purchase but to enjoy the ladies company again.

I did buy a new purse and a really pretty butterfly purse charm. I know I don't need another purse but this one is so cute. It doesn't show in the picture but the top part by the zipper has a row of leather roses......I found it different than anything I have, just couldn't resist.

I am going to the Legion this morning to show my love and respect for our fallen soldiers and to the men and women who are serving our country today. My late husband served in the Air Force for 25 years, he loved the military life and I was blessed to have shared this time with him. I will gladly stand with others in a moment of silence for all those who have given so much for all our freedom...Lest we forget...

Have a wonderful day my friends, God Bless.......:-) Hugs

Sunday, November 8, 2009


Hello my friends, I have been home a couple of hours now and am still trying to warm up. We had a wonderful weekend just wonderful. We arrived at 9 o'clock Saturday morning, put our overnight bags away and sat down with a cup of coffee for was very basic, our beds were wooden bunks, we shared one bathroom, kitchen and a huge conversation room. The conversation room had big, over stuffed chairs and many sofas. The focal point of the room was a massive fireplace surrounded by a rock was all made by the natives and you could see their hard work and pride in every nail and in every craft......these are are the most wonderful, spiritual people I have ever met. Before each meal a native elder said grace....more like a prayer really and when the meal was finished another prayer was said......our meals were simple and everything had been grown on their property. We had many fruits, vegetables, homemade bread/muffins and soups, no meat or even fish yet the meals were delicious in their simple form.

We walked through the woods and along the riverbank....we did yoga, we said good night to the sun as it set and welcomed its return this morning.....I spent my weekend in awe of our first nations people and their creative arts but I also spent much of my time in prayer and reflection.....I thought of the young soldiers and their families that were killed and wounded on Thursday....I thought of how blessed I was to feel so safe at this precious retreat and prayed that all those involved in Thursday's horrible event would eventually feel the safety, peace and contentment that I was experiencing. My friend's tried to discourage me from thinking about this terrible day but I couldn't help prayers were for them and their families.

I had a wonderful massage this afternoon, I am a bit sore tonight as it was a deep muscle massage.....I didn't go in the hot tub.....way to cold for me to venture out in a swimsuit. The main building and bedroom were comfy but I found them to be cold....I think it made me realize how fortunate I am to have the comforts I enjoy every day of my life, at times I think I even take them for granted.....This weekend was special and as we spoke on the way home we all were grateful for the time we spent at River Lodge as well as with each other. A special bond formed between us this weekend, we have been friends for several years but something special happens when you share nature and prayer together. We all felt it, that feeling of calm and comfort and agreed that we should do this every I sat shivering in the car I said oh we should for sure but let's go in the Spring or even better the Summer. We all chuckled and it was the end of the perfect weekend.

Good Night and God Bless.........:-) Hugs

Friday, November 6, 2009

Prayers for the Fallen, The Wounded and Their Families

Today I am feeling sad for the fallen soldiers who gave their lives as they readied themselves for deployment, the wounded and all of their families and friends.

Give your loved ones an extra hug today, we do not know what the day may bring...and may God grant those who mourn comfort and peace during this horrible and painful time in their lives. May he heal the wounded and grant them the peace and hope for a world of unconditional love, understanding and love for all.

God Bless the USA

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Time for a Retreat and Especially a Massage

Hello my friends, I have had a busy, productive and a very happy day. It was sunny and cool here today....all our snow is gone....for now.

I busied myself today defrosting the freezer, cleaning the fridge and though I have a self cleaning oven in my stove after it went through it's cycle I wiped out and polished it inside and out.....the appliances look brand new and the fridge looks shopping will have to wait until next week though as I am going on a spiritual retreat this weekend with 3 of my best friends. I am not driving but Avanish is and it's about a 2 hour drive north west of here.....The four of us are staying in a log cabin. It's called the River Lodge and has walking paths through deep woods and for the very energetic there is a wonderful hiking path as well. It has outdoor fire pits and inside fireplaces. It has the bare necessities, well it does have a hot tub and a lady who gives massages but the main focus is to be on nature, walks, prayer and meditation.....all 4 of us practice different religions but that doesn't matter to any of will be a quiet,relaxing time that all us ladies will experience and enjoy together.

Oh I meant to tell you I saw the movie Amelia the other it didn't have me sitting on the edge of my seat or anything but I did find it very interesting. Hillary Swank played the part really must of been hard to be a woman back then, especially a shy yet aggressive one as she was. Here I am frightened to climb a ladder and this lady was very impressive with her courage. She had big dreams and she didn't let anything keep her from living them. I wouldn't pay to go to the theatre to see it again but I would rent it.

Have any of you seen the documentary "Alone in the Wilderness"'s absolutely brilliant and I recommend it to everyone. I sat there and watched it in awe, I have ordered a copy of the DVD from Amazon as I could and have watched it over and over again. It was on one of our PBS channels.....Wanda I really feel you and Richard would enjoy this documentary very much.

My friend came over for supper tonight and for the second night in a row we enjoyed a bottle of wine as we watched the World Series.....Way to go Yankees....honestly I didn't relax until the last batter was out, I was really happy as I didn't want to see it go to a seventh game.

I am still having problems with blogger, but it has been better since yesterday, at least it is letting me open my own blog, now let's see if it let's me post.

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

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Pass the Wine Please.........Now

Hello my friends, are you still there? I have been having a horrible time with blogger these past few days, it has not allowed me to post, open other blogs or even comment.....sometimes it allows me to comment but not often. I have missed you all so much and each night I do a post only to be told it can't be processed. I had more luck earlier with blogger so I am trying again.

I really enjoyed Halloween this weekend, the children were so cute, they were little bees, princesses, frogs, ballerinas and even Michael Jackson. This year I had just over 30 at my door....there was a time I would get well over a hundred but I think door to door trick or treating is going in the direction of the malls and house parties. I want whatever is safe for the little ones but I will miss the tradition.

Was back at my course today, now this is why I need the wine! All 5 patients had changed their minds during the week and have now decided to get the H1N1 shot. Can you believe it? Danielle is able to get the vaccine and will do their injections next week. They wanted their care givers to receive it as well but she was only able to guarantee them right we did have a good session today. It was very informative and I know that everyone enjoyed it as I honestly could see the hope in their eyes as the afternoon progressed. I had taken an extra coffee pot I had for Danielle to keep in her office but someone ask for a cup of coffee so after we finished Danielle, myself and two others sat and chatted as we enjoyed our coffee. Not as good as Tim's but it was good. This group is going to be a challenge but already I am enjoying them, I love to see the smiles on their faces when they make a connection with something we either say or show them.

I arrived home around supper time and they came in this evening and installed my curtains. These are not very good pictures but I really am pleased with them. I will rearrange pictures tomorrow so that I have one with more pink hanging above my fireplace.

It will take me a few days to catch up with all of your posts but I am really looking forward to it. I think I am addicted to blogging and went through withdrawal these past few days.......I missed you all so much.

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