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 now......now 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.......:-)


cinner said...

Hi Bernie, sorry about the trouble with blogger, it is not just you. I don't know if you have your internet through shaw. if you do we have to trade in our modem as in two weeks they will be out of date. so you just call shaw and they will mail you out a new one! I am hoping that will fix the problem....your curtains are beautiful. I love your fireplace, your place is what I imagined it would be beautiful. Be well!

Granny on the Web said...

Oh the curtains look fab, and the whole room so cosy... what a beautiful welcoming fire in the grate. I hope you get years and years of enjoyment from your beautiful soft furnishings.
Glad Blogger is back obeying your commands.
Many thanks for your visits and comments.
Love Granny

Maggie May said...

I also have had this problem before. I have found that if you switch everything off and leave for a few hours and re boot the computer it usually behaves normally again. The first time it happened I thought I'd lost my blog!
Not sure if it is a Blogger problem...... I think so.

Nuts in May

GrandmaK said...

Wondered where you had gone...that explains it. Glad you're back!

The curtains are darling. The fireplace burning and the low light are offer a homey refuge. Very nice! Cathy

Rebecca said...

What beautiful pictures! Oh "the fire is so delighful"! Your room looks very inviting. Wish I could drop in!

I, too, have been having some blogging troubles. So (in a way) it's good to know others have too.... Maybe they're over - until the next time.

Wanda said...

"Good morning to you, Good morning to you, Good morning Dear Bernie, Good morning to you."

Hope you didn't sing that off key now Bernie! That was to celebrate finding a posting this morning!

Your livingroom with those new curtains was worth waiting for, they are beautiful, such a warm cozy room for you to have that glass of wine in. We haven't yet had a fire in our fireplace, won't be long though.

Blogger won't let me access Jerelene's blog and a few others (not in the village) that I visit.

I know you get so much in return from volunteering, including a little stress now and then, from concern for their well being, hope all goes smooth and at the end of the day you can relax in your cheerful room.

Luv and Smiles,

Eileen said...

First, I'm glad your group is going well so far. It must be very rewarding.

Second, your home looks lovely! The new curtains are beautiful and your home looks so warm and inviting with the fire glowing! I so would love to be there in that room!

And, last, Blogger has been driving me up the wall too! Ever since I was away, I was blaming it on a bad connection and/or Ray's computer, but I've still been having problems accessing blogs and trying to comment since I've been back! I wish they'd clear up these glitches!

I'm glad you enjoyed Halloween too, we didn't have too many kids either, which surprised me, I thought being it wasn't a school day we'd get lots of visitors to the door, but we have tons and tons of candy left over!

Have a good day, Bernie!
It was nice to see a post from you and I hope Blogger behaves from now on!
Love to you!,

Wander to the Wayside said...

Wow, Bernie, that looks like a photo out of a magazine...and what a cozy comfy place to sit during your cold cold winters!

Diana said...

Good Morning Bernie,
Oh I love your curtains! And am so happy that you are pleased with them, although I would have made them for you if I were there!

They do make the room look so cozy and inviting. It also makes me realize that my son never did bring the wood for the fireplace! So I guess that I will now move him to the bottom of my favorite child list today!

Hope you start having better luck with blogger, it can be fickle!
Love Di

The Retired One said...

I was so worried about you, Bernie!!! I am so glad it was Blogger that was sick and not YOU! :-} Isn't it frustrating when it won't let you post? I had that once and it also did it once when I tried to post my photos! I ended up paying for more space from a prompt from them and it worked better after that.
Your house looks gorgeous! So cozy and inviting...that fireplace blazing makes me want to sit right down there with a good book (and maybe some wine!ha) beside you and get caught up with things!

Gail said...


I guess they just needed a few days to process before deciding they wanted the H1N1 shot!! AMazing huh?

And your curtains around the cozy fire and all warming a lovely room look so beautiful. I would love to have some "Winter-Wine" with you by the fire. There is so much we could say. :-)
Love to you my friend

Queenmothermamaw said...

Honey I missed you. Glad it was no more serious, but to us addicted bloggers that is bad. I have some problems too, but hope they will just work themselves out. I have noticed lots of folks have the same type problems. Your apartment looks so warm and toasty. Glad your Halloween was nice.

Valerie said...

Bernie, I have also had trouble with Blogger. I thought it was the new laptop but discovered that was a completely different problem. It goes back to the shop tomorrow. Fortunately I still have the old one. So it turned out a lot of my hassle was with Blogger. People will think I've gone AWOL.
Loved the curtains and the cosy look of your room. No wonder you're pleased. Going to try and get some more comments in before I get thrown off. Hugs for you

Tranquility Speaks said...

Oh My Gosh! Look at the nice pink curtains and look at the warm and cozy fireplace!! WOW. Can I come over for a cup of coffee?Please??!! It is SO beautiful!

I was wondering where you'd been since you didn't post in a long time. I thought you went in for further blood tests. Good to know you are well and are enjoying yourself with the volunteering work!

Loads of love to your Bernie. Take care :)

Bernie said...

Hi cinner, I am with telus, don't know if they have anything to do with it but I am still having problems trying to open blogs. I was able to post last night, sometimes it doesn't even let me open my own blog.
I am really pleased with the new curtains.......:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

Hi Granny, surprising how something like new curtains can freshen up a room and give it a new look. I do really love my cosy condo (townhouse) and am blessed to be able to keep it up....love your blog Granny and am so glad yours is one I can open....:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

Maggie, how are you doing? I am going to shut down both my laptop and my desk computers for a few hours and then re-boot to see if it helps as I am still having problems....be well my friend...Hugs

Bernie said...

Cathy, thank you. I am still having problems with blogger, just going to have to be patient and work through it I guess. Have a great day.....:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

Rebecca, would love to have you over for coffee......you are welcome anytime.
I am quite content in my little condo and try and keep it cosy for myself and for those who visit.
I am still having problems with blogger, hopefully it will work itself out soon......:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

Good Morning Wanda, thanks for your little song and I probably did sing it off tune...I am still having problems with blogger.errrr
I haven't been able to open Jerelene's blog for a couple of weeks now and there are times I cannot even open my own...I will just keep working through it as I miss everyone so much when I am not online.
I love the look the new curtains give my living room, it is a fresh look and I am happy with it.
Wanda, I truly enjoy my volunteer work and yes there are times I worry about a patient, I try not too get so attached but I can't help myself...Big hugs to Alivia, have a great day.....:-) Hugs

Choices said...

Hi Bernie,
Your curtains are lovely and your home is beautiful. What a cozy atmosphere with the fire burning. So nice and peaceful.
Take care and enjoy your new curtains.

Bernie said...

Hi Eileen, thank you, I love the new look as well.
I am still struggling with blogger and it is teaching me patience for sure.
I didn't realize how much I loved blogging as I really miss it when I can't...hope this problem whatever it is works itself out soon.
We do have a good group this time, more challenging though but then I am use to challenges...luv ya...Hugs

Bernie said...

Hi Brenda, so glad your here as I have been unable to open your blog. Hopefully I can open it today and catch up with you. Thanks for hanging in there with me my friend and thanks for your kind words about my home....:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

Hi Diana, I would of loved to have you made my curtains (I'd rather pay you) but I will say I do love how they look....
Hope Jake and Katie are doing better and you sound your same cheerful self.....now go ask Frank to get your wood, a fire is so cosy. I don't think I could live in a place without a fireplace anymore.
Luv ya......:-) hugs

Bernie said...

Hi Joan, I am doing well and I am still having problems with blogger, oh how I miss it when I am unable to access my favorite blogs even my own. Am hoping it works itself out soon.
Would love you to visit for a glass of wine....your always welcome my friend.....luv ya..Hugs

Bernie said...

Hi Peggy, I have to say I do love the look the new curtains have given my living room....I think a change is a great pick up.
Still having problems with blogger but do as much as it allows.
Take care my friend I will be over, your blog is one that only opens for me once in a while....Hugs

Bernie said...

Hi Gail, you are right about our patients....at least they are making a good choice now.
Thanks for your kind words, come by for a glass of wine anytime Gail, you are always welcome. Have a great day.....:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

Hi Val, in a way I am glad I am not the only one having trouble with blogger but sorry you are having problems as well.
Take care my friend and will be over as soon as I can although I haven't had any problems opening your blog......:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

Hi Tranquillity, oh yes please do come over for a cup of coffee.
I am well sweetie but still am having trouble with blogger, will try and catch up soon.
Thanks for your kind words about my home....:-) hugs

Bernie said...

Hi Anne, thank you for your kind words, I do like the new look as well. How is little less? So much fun......:-) Hugs

jinksy said...

That fire is just what I could do with here! Sadly, there is no fireplace, as the heating uses a warm air system. There is nothing to beat real flames flickering on a chilly evening. You have a lovey, cozy looking room, complete with posh curtains! :)

Jerelene said...

Hi Bernie,
I've been missing you!! I tried to write blogger about the problem..but I can't get an e-mail to write to...it's like there isn't an actual person to complain too. Very aggrivating. I couldn't get on Wanda's page last night. And so I tried her's and your's today and was able to get through. Have you tried taking a different route. Like, maybe just googling jerelene's journal and trying to access it that way? I'm sorry I'm no help...I've been asking everyone what to do and no one seems to know either..I do miss you terribly!
I LOVE, LOVE your curtains!! What color are your walls and I would love to see that picture over the fireplace close up :) Your living room looks so cozy. I wish I could come and sit and visit and have a cup of coffee with you :)
I'll e-mail you about pen-paling this time..I'll try to do it tonight..so watch for my e-mail :)
Love you Bernie.....hugs, Jerelene

Anvilcloud said...

The curtains look good, and the wine sounds good.

Bernie said...

jinsky, I so love my fireplace, I use it everyday during the cold weather.....thank you......:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

Hi Jerelene, I got your e-mail thanks.....and thank you for your kind words, I do love my curtains. I will take another picture of the one over the fireplace so you can see it, I changed them around today. My walls are kind of a cream color with the deep green accent wall....but I do want to repaint in the Spring.
Sorry your not feeling well...hugs to Sam......:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

A/C thank you, I love the curtains and really enjoyed the glass of wine.....:-) Hugs

Brenda said...

I have been away from blogging for awhile and am catching up on some posts. I work with several groups as well. Just last week I also had a break through and began loving the group. Each time it takes a bit of time to adjust to different personalities and I think I won't like this group as well and then half way into it, I start liking them and my attachment grows and then in a few weeks, I have to let them go again. Your home looks so cozy and warm--just like I would have imagined of you. Blessings on your weekend retreat.

Bernie said...

I'm in the dark about what kind of volunteer work you do but it sounds very rewarding.

Your house looks so inviting. With the fireplace and a glass of wine--who wouldn't be happy there?

So sorry you are having trouble with your blogger. It is a world of its own isn't it? I am really enjoying it. Cheers.

Bernie said...

Hi Brenda, great to hear from you. I am looking forward to the weekend, the girls I am going with I know very well and enjoy their company very much.
I am pleased with my curtains, I had to wait so long for them, but it was worth the wait.
Have a great weekend my friend...:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

Bernie, I volunteer with patients who are chronically and terminally ill....it can be sad at times but it is always rewarding.
I do try and keep my home cosy for myself, family and friends and I have been blessed to enjoy a lovely home, well it is to me. Have a great weekend...:-) Hugs

Barb said...

Hi Bernie - I was wondering where you were! Your new curtains are lovely and the room looks cozy - just the place to sit and read on a cold winter's night! Glad your sessions are going well - people change their minds, don't they? You never can tell...