Monthly Archives: November 2009

I Hope You’ll Miss Me : )

If you have ever moved you know that is is very time consuming and can create a fair amount of stress. I haven’t actually moved to a new house, but I feel like I am putting in almost as much time as though I did and I am definitely feeling that stress. About a month ago hubby and I decided to sub-divide a part of our house for someone else to live in. The idea had been in the back of our minds since we first moved into this house. The house is larger than we really need now that there is only 2 of us (and the 2 cats of course). When we started I didn’t think it would be very much work — just consolidate the 2 bathrooms into one, move hubby’s office kind of stuff to a room upstairs, empty out 2 closets,  re-arrange the kitchen so that we can share it,  install a door on each side of the kitchen and put in a gravel path so that we can use the front door without having to walk through the grass. I often under-estimate how much work a project will be when I start — you would think I would remember from one project to the next, but for some reason I always forget.  To my amazement there was a LOT of stuff in those closets that had to find a new home which led to moving things around in other rooms and building shelves — it kinda feels like someone turned my house inside out. I have moved many times in the last 30 years so I am really quite good at organizing and packing things into boxes and making sure that everything is nicely labeled (sometimes even color-coded to what room boxes go into), but this has been very different — definitely NOT organized — actually quite hodgepodge.

You have probably noticed that my blogging in the last few weeks has been rather sporadic and not very creative — well now you know why. So, I am going to give myself a break for the next 2-3 weeks to work at getting my house back in order. My daughter is coming home from Illinois for Christmas and right now you can’t even get into the guest room, so I really need to focus and get things cleaned up and orderly. I  would much rather spend my time blogging and doing other creative things — but I really must be diciplined for a while and get my work done. I know that what we are doing is a good thing and I don’t regret it, but I definitely was clueless as to how much work it would be and to how long it would take.

So, I do hope you will miss me while I am gone — I plan to be back early in December — time seems to fly by so fast these days. I will leave you with a couple pictures of baby cuteness and two other things that I will tell you about when I get back : )









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For My Crocheting Friends

I couldn’t resist sharing this with you — enjoy and have a great day : )


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Cherry Hill Gate

To see most of the Royal Botanical Gardens that are close to where I live you have to pay an entrance fee, but there is one area that is still free. This area is quite wooded with some marshes and nice walking paths. The best part though is the abundance of birds — especially the ones that will land on your hand. I get really excited every time one comes to me and picks some seeds right out of my hand. These birds are well fed because there are always people walking the paths carrying a bag or container of birdseed. A couple of weeks ago I finally went to this part of  the RBG called Cherry Hill Gate  — I had been wanting to go all Summer, but something always seemed to get in the way. I am sure that I just blinked and summer just came and went when I wasn’t looking. I took some pretty cool pictures during  my walk  that I hope you will enjoy.



















Did you enjoy your walk with me? What was your favorite part? We will have to go for another walk someday–maybe in the winter to see the changes that the snow makes. I wonder if the birds still come out to be fed during the winter — I guess we will have to take that walk and find out.


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Another Mailbox Monday

When I spotted this mailbox I had to take a picture of it. It seems to be parts from a wheelchair. I would really like to know why someone would make a mailbox like this — it is definitely unique : )



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Colorful Sunday Smiles



Some bright and cheerful Smiles to add some color to your Sunday : )


Picture #1 by RachelYo08

Picture # 2 by nurselaw

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Gramma Gets To Babysit

I spent a very enjoyable 2 hours this evening cuddling my grandson while his mommy and daddy went to their first dinner out together since baby was born in September. They thanked me for babysitting for them and I thanked them for letting me babysit. I am hoping that they will go out often : )


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Mailbox Monday

I found todays picture on a site that I visit everyday —  The pictures that they post are cute, but the captions they add give a whole new way to see the pictures. So here is my mailbox picture for this week.

Mailbox Monday

Have a great Monday : )

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