Thursday, 22 February 2018

Take Three Thursday - A Throw Back

In an effort to notice more of the ordinary in my life, I have decided to share what I have noticed this week in Take Three Thursday.   The idea is to take photos that are linked some how; by theme, by colour, by date, by moment,  by points of view. There is no formal link in but please feel free to join in. What have you noticed this week?  

Have a look at what others have noticed this week:  
 
Maggie at Farmers Wife Day by Day
Ruth At This West London Life 
Karen at Random Reflections 
Melissa at Daily Life-Bits & Pieces 

This Thursday I noticed as I was digging through some old photo files from the days of Helena's Pairs.   These are three of my favourite fences.









Monday, 19 February 2018

Me on A Monday - February 19th

Good Morning.  Hope everyone is doing well.  It's a holiday Monday here in Ontario, Alberta & Saskatchewan & New Brunswick - Family Day.  Last Monday it was Family Day in BC.  You would think that all of Canada would celebrate the day together.




Currently I Am:

Reading:  just finished The New Mrs Clifton.  I did not like the characters, I would not invite any of them for tea.
Watching:  a bonded pair of coyotes that live in the wood lot on the edge of the farmer's field up the hill from us.  In the last two previous springs, this pair have raised 2-3 pups each year.  Their early, 4am, morning calling is quite wild & spine tingling.  I must say they look like a very healthy pair.  Sometimes, as was this day, they are bold enough to be about in the late morning.  Lucky us.



Doing:  we had a friend for dinner, he's Mr Man's friend since kindergarten which ties to,

Making:  I made the men a meatloaf, with mashed potatoes, gravy & for all of us roasted carrots, brussel sprouts, parsnips, & broccoli. I had a soy product for my protein item.  I made my traditional Christmas trifle which I did not make this Christmas because it was too much sweet treats to have.  Thankfully there is left overs of everything.  I should have taken photos as I made everything up for the WPSH; in the making.

Listening To:  spa music at bedtime as a method of relaxing before sleep along with deep"belly" breathing  There's no sounds of water on this CD, which I do enjoy when I am awake but at bed time it makes me want to/need to get up - I'll say no more ...

Gifting:  Mr Man bought me this wrap shawl & scarf. 


Planning:  for an adventure to break the winter doldrums.

"Let the winds of enthusiasm sweep through you.  Live today with gusto."  Dale Carnegie




Thursday, 15 February 2018

Take Three Thursday - Snow Hats


In an effort to notice more of the ordinary in my life, I have decided to share what I have noticed this week in Take Three Thursday.   The idea is to take photos that are linked some how; by theme, by colour, by date, by moment,  by points of view. There is no formal link in but please feel free to join in. What have you noticed this week?  

Have a look at what others have noticed this week:
 

Karen at Random Reflections 
Maggie at Farmers Wife Day by Day


My three this Thursday are what looks like hats - it's how the snow & ice fall & stay on top of items in the garden.  Just add a feather or pom pom & it's a classic winter hat.



Wednesday, 14 February 2018

A Day Of Love

Happy Valentine's Day

I want to believe: "Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage" ... Lao Tzu


I made this card at the Stampin Up workshop last Sunday.  It was made with a die cut, ink blotting, glitter, stamping & love.  In a time where there seems to be so much anger, I like that the world pauses to celebrate love, it gives me the hope that faith in love wins.


And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.  1 Corinthians 13:13

Monday, 12 February 2018

Me On A Monday - February 12th

Greetings to all & a big wave hello.  Thank you for all the well wishes.

Wellness, it's my latest Focus along with my Angel card of Release & Surrender. This mutant cold has really taken a lot out of me & I cannot believe I have not shaken it as yet.  I did go to work last week but each shift took a lot out of me & I was in bed each night by 8:00pm.

There has been a lot of these used;
I have drank a lot of this:

On February 2nd our local groundhog, Wiarton Willie predicted 6 more weeks of winter!  Mr Man has used these quite a lot since February 2nd:
our snow blower
 
one of our snow shovels


We have seen this vehicle a lot over the last 10 days.  The snow plow photo is also for the WPSH - Men At Work:


I am preparing for Lent with the kick off on Tuesday of pancakes for dinner.  I can only imagine for many the dilemeia of giving up chocolate for Lent, but what to do with Valentine's chocolate?


The only way to treat the common cold is with contempt ... William Osler


 ... and the Four Horsemen of the Common Cold are a persistent running nose, a cough that tickles endlessly, chills that cannot warm & eyes that water without tears! ... M-L.


 

Thursday, 8 February 2018

Take Three Thursday - Snow Prints

In an effort to notice more of the ordinary in my life, I have decided to share what I have noticed this week in Take Three Thursday.   The idea is to take photos that are linked some how; by theme, by colour, by date, by moment,  by points of view. There is no formal link in but please feel free to join in. What have you noticed this week?  

Have a look at what others have noticed this week:
Karen at Random Reflections 
Maggie at Farmers Wife Day by Day


I am still recovering from my malady, so I haven't had a lot of wandering about outside.  But what I have noticed this week on my few jaunts to the mail box & back are prints made in snow.  There has been a lot of freshly fallen snow in the last week, & today as I write this post, we are having another day of snow fall - an all day event making the morning & evening compute difficult for those driving.  Thankfully I don't have to drive in it & this week Mr Man is working from home.  So nothing but admiration for the beauty of the snow, this week!


Birds

Dog

Mine

 

Saturday, 3 February 2018

I'm Phoning In Sick

I am fighting since last Wednesday what can only be described as a really bad cold, a case of flu  the plague!  I hope to be back soon.

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