Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Hello.........It is so good to be back!

Hello my friends. I am home and back to a bit of a routine. I cannot tell you just how much I am enjoying sleeping in my own bed.

We have had horrible cold, windy and wet weather - that is until today. It was absolutely gorgeous outside today. I even managed to walk for almost an hour this afternoon and my face is sunburned. I had to go downtown for a medical test. I was given an injection and then had to wait almost two hours before the test was to be done so I went for my cup of coffee and then my walk to pass the time. It was glorious and I could see it on the people's faces as I met them. Something happens to peoples spirits when it is a sunny crisp day.

I arrived home around four, and strange as this sounds my young cleaning lady had been in and the house was so clean and smelled so fresh. Now what is strange about it is I had spent 8 days at my nephews and cleaned through his house several times, his house is four times bigger than mine and I don't always do my own cleaning. My nephew's house is up for sale so every time there was to be a showing I would dust, vacuum, polish and clean. I want the house to sell for him so badly, he is having such a rough time. I know it will happen eventually, and all will work out. It always does.

I am going back for another week in October. Greg has to go away with his work and Fallon and I will spend more time together. She is so sweet, she cracks me up with her expressions and I love listening to her laugh and sing, now her dancing is another story......she is a great kid. Expensive but great......I know God has put this precious child in my life for a reason. She won't like being called a child, she is 13 and in her mind, all grown up. She is very mature for her age but to me she is still a child who needs tons of love, understanding and patience. She does very well in school and is madly in love with Justin Bieber. In fact her dad made it home on Sunday in time to take her and her best friend to his concert. She text me when she got home.......had a wonderful time and she was in love!

Driving home Sunday it was pouring down rain, after 45 minutes it turned to a wet slushy snow......I just couldn't believe we were receiving snow so early. None of it stayed on the ground. My house was freezing when I came in as the heat was off while I was away and we had such a cold week. I lit a fire and also turned the fire on. I went to 5 o'clock Mass so the house was warm when I got home, I was only gone 45 minutes. I ate a sub sandwich and went to bed early and slept almost 14 hours. I know, it's hard to believe but I was exhausted so I think you could say I crashed.

Monday I was up early and out the door to do some grocery shopping. Madi arrived around 3. Madi is my friend Pat's granddaughter (I bought my condo from Pat over 11 years ago) Sometimes she comes over after school for a couple of hours until her Dad picks her up. She only comes here when her Gramma is busy with something. I don't mind at all, she is another special little person in my life. I am so blessed as I love children and I have so many wonderful children in my life.

Tuesday was doctors appointment and today was test. So far so good, all is well. I know this for sure as I feel much better, in fact I would feel great if I weren't so tired but thankfully not nearly as tired as I was. Everything is going to be fine. I am hoping to play Bridge with the girls each Wednesday and spare in mixed Curling on Friday nights. We need a certain amount of people before we can have the ice or even a table........keeping my fingers crossed.

Okay I think I have filled in all the blanks, and I am sure you are all bored to death by now. All is well in Alberta. Many people collect many things, now me I just keep on collecting friends. Life is good my friends.

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

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Will be back next week!

Just  a quick note to say hello to everyone and let you all know I am doing fine. I am spending time at my nephew's this week who is away on business. Fallon and I are having lots of fun.......I will be back next week.

I have been trying to keep up with your post but am still behind yet, miss you all and will see you soon.

Much love, many hugs and God Bless......

Friday, September 3, 2010

Welcome September

Can you believe we are already into September......Fall my favorite season of the year. Now I have to admit this year I have left a few skid marks on the road trying to hold onto summer for a while longer. We didn't really have a very nice summer this year and what we did have didn't last very long. The fact is our summer is over and the smell of Fall is in the air. The mornings are cool and crisp, the afternoons warm and sunny and the evening are shorter. As we walk along the sidewalk I notice everyone is wearing a was time to let go of short sleeves and Capri's.....I had to join the others so tonight while walking I wore a cotton sweater and enjoyed the cooler air. It is okay now, I have adjusted......if for no reason than I have no choice.

The past week has been busy for me......and I don't know why people enjoy saying how busy they are. I don't get it......never have, it is almost like they don't want to admit to people they have nothing to do. Now me I long for the day of relaxation with absolutely nothing to do but what I enjoy. I spent 4 days last week at my nephews as he had to go away for work, I stayed with Fallon.....the special LP in my life..... We went shopping, out to eat, rented movies just enjoyed each other. When she went to West Edmonton Mall I tidied the house, did laundry and looked forward to her returning home. Her hair cut looks really cute.....then again I am a bit prejudice.

This is my nephew Greg, he is the only family I have in the area. He lives about an hour east of me. He is a wonderful father and I love watching him with his children. His heart is breaking right now as he shares custody of his two younger children with his wife. He misses them.....I did too but I did get to see them for a short time when I was there. They are just precious. I am going back over to Greg's mid September as he has to go to Montreal for more required work shops......I don't mind at all, I love the time with the children.

I know you are thinking I look tired, well that is because I was then, in fact I still am now. I don't know why I have been feeling so tired lately but it kind of came over me about 3 weeks ago. I can put my head down anywhere and fall asleep. Hopefully next week I will see Dr. John and find out what is going on, I may need my thyroid medication adjusted.

My friend Terry is arriving tomorrow. I am so looking forward to seeing her. She is only here a short time as she is flying out Sunday morning for home. I know she will have a wonderful time being with her family and friends. We have to fix my front doorbell as well I need to go shopping for lamps. The weekend will fly by, it always does when she visits.

The rest of my weekend will be filled with watching the US Open Tennis. I can't get over how hot it has been there, and us wearing sweaters. I am praying the hurricane misses the east coast and that includes my home province New Brunswick and of course Nova Scotia......We have received some horrible hurricanes over the years with much damage.....I pray all of my family and friends will be safe and even all those I don't know. Please stay out of harms way, these storms are not to be played in.

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