Sunday, October 24, 2010

A Busy But Good Week

Hello my friends, it has been a busy week here in Morinville. I was blessed to meet a blogging friend, Sheila who lives approximately 2 hours north of me. She is lovely and confirmed my faith in the blogging family.  I am only sad to say neither one of us had a camera. We were able to enjoy a lovely chat over coffee at Tim Horton's.  That was on Monday which was a full day of lunch, shopping and appointments.

Tuesday found me having bone scan and  everything was fine. I don't have to do this very often. We have a wonderful hospital, Cross Cancer, in Edmonton. They are fabulous but I see so much pain and sadness there. There are happy faces as well especially when one finishes their treatment. I also had an IV treatment for my bones, again something I don't have done very often. I don't mind having it, I just don't like the time involved as I have to drive into the city, it is a full day but I am not complaining, so many others have it worse. My blogging friend RivkA in Israel, has been living with Cancer for several years, I have been thinking of her and her family all week. She is in hospital now and is not doing very well. This is so sad as she has 3 young children who so needs their mother. Life isn't fair at times.

I went to the hockey game last night and my Edmonton Oilers wouldn't believe so many people could be at one place, it was so much fun.  The fans were loud and proud and some were so funny, I think that had something to do with  I love seeing everyone having such a good time, even with the loss my friend and I had a wonderful time. We stopped  for a coffee on the way home and I smiled as I walked into Tim Hortons again. Gosh I was there everyday this week but one. I do love my Tim's.

This morning I woke up to rain mixed with snow. It continued to rain off and on all day. I had to drive into St. Albert to pick up a parcel and with the wind it was really cold. Tonight when I put my garbage out it was snowing and still is. My car is covered but it is not staying on the ground, hopefully our beautiful Fall weather will be back in a few days. We have had a lovely Fall.....makes it easier to handle winter.

Do any of you have a problem when you go to preview your post, I just get a blank page.

Wishing you all a wonderful week! God Bless and many, many hugs........:-)

Monday, October 11, 2010

What I am Thankful For This Thanksgiving

Hello my friends, there are some e-mails that are so worth sharing and in my opinion this is one of them especially during our Thanksgiving.

 What I Am Thankful for This Thanksgiving
For the teenager who is not doing dishes 
but is watching TV, 
because that means he is at home 
and not on the streets.
For the taxes I pay, 
because it means that I am employed.
For the mess to clean after a party, 
because it means that I have been surrounded by friends.
For the clothes that fit a little too snug, 
because it means I have enough to eat.
For my shadow that watches me work, 
because it means I am out in the sunshine.
For a lawn that needs mowing, 
windows that need cleaning, 
and gutters that need fixing, 
because it means I have a home.
For all the complaining I hear about the government, 
because it means that we have freedom of speech.
For the parking spot I find at the far end of the parking lot, 
because it means I am capable of walking, 
and that I have been blessed with transportation.
For my huge heating bill, 
because it means I am warm.
For the lady behind me in my place of worship 
when she sings off key, 
because it means that I can hear.
For the pile of laundry and ironing, 
because it means I have clothes to wear.
For weariness and aching muscles 
at the end of the day, 
because it means I have been capable of working hard.
For the alarm that goes off in the early morning hours, 
because it means that I am alive.
and finally....
For too much e-mail, 
because it means I have friends who are thinking of me.
God Bless and many, many hugs...........:-)

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving to my family and friends. Today I am remembering the Thanksgiving 's I celebrated while growing up. I loved them. It was always cold outside and I loved playing with my brothers and sisters in the crisp falling leaves. We would play outside for hours knowing that soon we would be going inside to the best Turkey Dinner ever. Our house always smelled of Turkey and Pumpkin Pie. My mum's turkey dinners were the best especially her gravy. I loved left overs and turkey sandwiches on thick slices of home made bread with lots of mayonnaise. Some years we would watch the world series on TV and mum would make us something special to eat during the game. She would buy round cheese and buns to make sandwiches with. Now this was a real treat for us as we seldom had sandwiches unless for a bed lunch or after school snack. Perhaps that is why I love sandwiches today, I often have a sandwich for a meal but some how my mum didn't think that was enough food to make a meal. Anyway back then they were a real treat and I loved Thanksgiving at my house.

Now I have to explain something and I hate having to explain this on such a beautiful and thankful weekend but it has to be done.  I am sorry I had to remove my follower widget but there were porn pictures popping up with certain followers, I tried to delete and block them but they became to hard to keep up with and not only do I find these people sad even sick  but I didn't want to offend any of you should you click on them. I tried to follow Blogger's instruction but I have had nothing but trouble by doing that, it was far easier to just remove the widget all together. Thank you AC for helping me with this and all of you for understanding.

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

Friday, October 1, 2010

Beautiful Fall Weather

Dale - last weekend

Hello my friends, I hope you are all well and enjoying our beautiful Fall. I know those of you on the East Coast are really getting a lot of rain and I have heard from some of you that your temperatures are still in the triple digits. We really didn't have much of a summer but our Fall has been absolutely beautiful. We enjoyed beautiful crisp and sunny days and the colors were spectacular but this afternoon we had heavy winds and most of our leaves are on the ground. My beautiful Maple tree out front doesn't have a leaf left on it, all gone within a few hours. I was outside every day this week, it was far to pretty and warm outside, I walked each day with friends and enjoyed every moment of it.

I have had a busy week since last talking with you. I have had test, been put on medication and happy to say I am feeling better now. I have been out for lunches with old friends and new friends as well. I also have been fortunate to entertain an old school friend from home. Dale was here last weekend, her daughter goes to University in Edmonton. Doesn't she look great, it was so good to see her. We usually get together each time I go home to Moncton but this time she was visiting the West. We had a lot of laughs remembering our dates with the hockey players during high school - our group of friends had a contest - that is for another Anyway Dale ended up marrying her hockey player and moved to northern NB. I promised her I would visit her when I go home next. She always drives the 3 hours to Moncton to visit me, so I am over due to visit the great white North. Dale married much later in life than I did, her 2 daughters are still in University both taking Science as they want to be pharmacist - as a matter of fact her oldest daughter already is a pharmacist and has gone back to University this Fall to upgrade. They are lovely girls, just like their mom and dad.

I am going back to my nephew's on Sunday. He will be working in Toronto next week so I get to enjoy Fallon's company. We spoke on the phone last night and I realized how good it will be to spend time with her again. I miss her. My nephew told me he was picking up more furniture today. That will be nice as the house will be cozy,  not so bare but it may take me longer to tidy up. Greg is pretty good at keeping his house clean though, he does a lot really between working, being a father, cooking and cleaning. He is always on the go trying to make a better life for his family.

As you know October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and unless you live in a cave or under a rock I am sure you are all aware of breast cancer. I would prefer to see the tobacco companies, food industries and even the booze industries put their profits into finding a cure for this dreaded disease instead of using this time for marketing more items to sell in the name of cancer. We all know our diets and living habits contribute to our health, we all know booze and tobacco are responsible for so many diseases and even the food we eat are full of harmful chemicals. Sorry, I didn't mean to get started on this subject but it is how I truly feel. Every time I loose another loved one or friend to cancer it makes me angry. We have raised billions of dollars and still are not much further ahead than we were many years ago, that is because Cancer is more than one disease. I never felt I could hate anyone or anything but I know I am close to hating Cancer. I have lost a year and a half (at least) of my life to this is time to find a cure.

Sorry I got a bit carried away on that subject.  I will be taking my laptop with me to Greg's so I will be able to keep up with your postings if I am not too busy. I do hope you all have a great week.

Oh yes I just want to say that I have received e-mails from some of you as you haven't had a comment from me on your post, I assure you I have been to every post that Reader tells me about. It has missed notifying me of a few post of my favorite bloggers, I am now going to start checking on my own if I don't see a post from you after a while. I so enjoy reading your post, seeing your photo's and keeping up with how you and your families are doing.

Be well my friends, God Bless and many, many hugs........:-)