Thursday, February 9, 2012

and the weekend approaches

Here we are, the weekend just about to begin. What is it about the weekend? It always holds such expectation...such possibility.

Unfortunately, as we approach this weekend our plans are to prep hubby to go away on Sunday for the work week.  One week in 4 hubby has to go away on business so that weekend prior is always spent prepping for his departure...kinda sucks.

The temps here have plummeted again. It's in the -30's. I think I can see the future....and my future holds a nice warm climate in my senior years. I truly am a summer person.

My parents planned their retirement location in 1952 and then 30 years later, they retired did they know?  I haven't even decided what I want to be when I grow up!! Let alone knowing where I want to retire in 20 years!! Do you know? Do any of you already have plans and even put the plan in action??

Well, bed is calling. Have a great weekend everyone.


Sunshine :^D

Saturday, February 4, 2012

New Interests

This past week I have been battling the flu. It's been miserable. My stomach and I are not on speaking terms and lets just say I am wishing this would end...NOW.

While I've been sitting here, watching TV and waiting for my next sprint to the loo...I've been searching the web for re-purposed and re-cycled crafts.

I used to do a lot of re-purposing when my kids were younger.  I made a wonderful snowman out of old white terry cloth and old pillows, a sweater my guys had grown out of, some felt, left over sequent s from another craft, an old knit hat and mitts. It was absolutely adorable it was stolen off the front porch.

I also painted an old chair with my kids favourite sayings, their names, Christmas stencils. Again too was stolen too. I really got the idea after that not to put things outside.

I'm going to get back into re-purposing. There are a few things I would like here in the house.  I think I will make them myself!

Wish me luck! I'll keep you posted.


Sunshine :^D

Friday, February 3, 2012

Hmmm...It's been a long time...

It's been almost a year since I posted on my blog! How can that be? How can life get so busy that I get that far away from something I love so much? I haven't done any crafting in so long I actually feel withdrawal symptoms.

Lately I spend a little time each day looking through items of interest on the net and I pin them to my PinInterest account. I have noticed that as usual my interests vary and are vast.

So what has everyone been up to? We are still in Winnipeg where we are fortunate to claim a very mild (thus far) winter. Spring is on its way. The days are noticeably longer each night and the ground hog saw his shadow....early spring!! Woot! Woot!

Well, here's hoping I can get back in the habit of updating this blog. I have pulled down my store. There is no time for that any longer. I am hoping to get back into crafting again though.


Sunshine :^D

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Humpty Dumpty

Wednesday, Wednesday....hump day....over the hump....on the downside of the week...weekend in waiting...

How many ways can we harmonize and rhapsodize over the downside of the week? Everyday of the week seems to wane in and wane out with the apparent slowness of a tide on a new moon..yet Saturday flies by like the end of the world is nigh and there is never enough time because the day flies by so quickly! Why is that??

So how was your Wednesday? Mine was super busy. Full of multiple tasks and wonderful people. I'm one lucky gal to work with the people I work with. Even days with challenges or just tons to do are enjoyable in their own way.

I am supposed to be doing some homework right now but I can't seem to put my head back in the game. My brain is officially swiss cheese.
...Ummm apparently I not only have holes in my head...but I'm subletting!! LOL!!

Well, me & my cheese are gonna go to bed before we smother hubby in his snoring sleep!! Have a great sleep everyone!!

Tomorrow is day closer to FRIDAY!! and of course this is the weekend we Spring Forward for daylight's savings time. Woot! Woot!

Hugz to one and all,

Sunshine :^D

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Tuesday Morning

Good Morning:

Hi all. Well, I started a post last night and got hit with the sick stick REALLY HARD. I spent a lot of time in the lavatory last night and the remainder of it huddled in the fetal position praying for a reprieve. It's now Tuesday morning and I am still a little nauseous but not dying like I was last night. It's always good not to go to work wanted to curl up in a corner and cry like a baby.

So, no one has offered up suggestions on kick boxing. Is that because no one has tried it or because you're just not in the mood to comment? I think I will do some checking around Winnipeg to see what there is to offer here in the city and more importantly in my end of the city. I wish there was a place you could rent exercise equipment to see if you really like it.

It's supposed to start warming up here in the next couple of days. I'm still waiting patiently for that to happen. I was delightfully sunny yesterday, which I enjoyed even as it blinded me coming home from work yesterday. What is it about city planners who insist on building the main arteries through city's directly into the morning and evening sun?? Blinded on the way to work and blinded on the way home!!! Not all that exciting or bothersome unless you are driving to and from work with 50,000 of your closest friends!! LOL!

Well, off to work I go. Have an awesome day everyone. I will check in tonight to see what everyone's up to.


Sunshine :^D

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Sunday, Sunday

Well, I guess there are people out there still reading my blog! How cool is that!! Thanks to everyone who checked out my new post yesterday!!

So today was Sunday (unless you're in Australia where it was Monday LOL!) and it was a sunny day here but still cold...-14 with a windchill close to it was a nice day in Winnipeg.

I came down with a cold last week and thought I was on the recovering end of it until this afternoon. I wonder that there is room in my head for all the snot in there!!! Honestly I'm grossing myself out!! "ICK!!"

Did I mention (and I know darn well I didn't) that hubby was in Halifax on Friday and brought us back 22 gorgeous lbs of luscious lobster?? OMG! It was to die for!! There is still one upstairs in the fridge waiting for me to make it into a lobster roll. ***Drool***

So, I'm trying to get myself motivated to lose weight. (Nice segway after talking about luscious lobster, huh??) I think I have convinced myself to join TOPS again. I was a long time member in the maritime s but didn't join once we moved here to Winnipeg. I think it's time for some accountability. I have considered Weight Watchers but don't like the cost involved. I pretty much know the ins and outs of healthy eating...its the accountability and exercising. I need to get my butt in gear. What do you gals do to get and keep motivated and have any of you tried kick boxing?? I'm thinking of trying it and want feedback from anyone who has tried it before I invest in any equipment.

OK, me and the Puff's Plus are signing off. Enjoy the rest of your Sunday evening everyone.


Sunshine :^D

Saturday, March 5, 2011

I got a little lost along the way

Hi to anyone who may be reading this post. I don't expect that anyone would since I have been so very lame about posting to my blog(s) that I haven't posted in ages and ever so long.

To get you all caught up on what's been happening. Around the last time I posted I think I was still PO'd at my previous employer for her nasty two facedness (is that a word? No? oh well...I'm gonna use it anyway) and had moved on to a new position as a computer course instructor. I am super happy to report the new job is wonderful and the group of gals I work with are AWESOME!

Hubby is still working both ends against the middle. He's tired most of the time and we are anxious for his posting to his new position this coming summer. I for one will be most joyous when he passes over that dang Blackberry to his incoming replacement. He hasn't had a day off since we got to Winnipeg the summer of 2008!

The little boys are doing well...but not so little anymore! Jeesh! Malcolm is 6'2" and Patty is 5'11" now and they are 15 & 13 respectively. Holy Cow! They stand over us both! It's almost comical to see us shopping together or out and about..the two giant mutants and their not so giantly parental units!!! We are counting the days until summer break and the boys are here for the summer. We are looking forward to lots of pool time and I think we are going to plan some trips with them this summer to different spots around the province and possibly in Alberta. We'll see.

Our sister-in-law and my brother went to the Dominican Republic for a holiday this year. It was their first trip South in the winter and they are HOOKED! I would love to do that someday but it wont' happen for a while. The bright side of their going away is that we get our niece to stay with us for the week! That was great! It's nice having her around. She's a great gal.

Well, I am going to wrap up my first blog post in ages and I will try to be more regular with my posting. Now lets see if anyone comments on this there anyone still out there??