Friday, June 29, 2007

Sorry For The Lull...

So sorry guys, I know you all must feel neglected I haven't posted in so long. I have had an eye infection and it makes it impossible to look at the puter screen. I go for an operation at the end of August to remove a lump from my left eye. Not to worry, I'm sure it will be fine.
Tomorrow we go to the love nest until Tuesday. I'm looking forward to the peace and quiet.
I promise I will do a proper post either Tuesday or Wednesday. I wish you all a happy Canada Day and a great long weekend.

Saturday, June 16, 2007

I'm Back!!

Well we finally made it back. Our train arrived yesterday in Toronto at around 4p.m. Holly and I were glad to be back as neither of us likes to travel too much, but we had a wonderful time at Ashley's. Scarlett is such an easy baby to take care of, she's no trouble at all. I miss them already and cried all the way to the train station. I'm such a sap. I can't tell you how much I hated to leave that precious baby knowing that the next time I see her she will be a different kid.
But we'll be going up in August and I can't wait to hold her again.
Of course, I had a great time with my other two grandchildren. They are so smart and so much fun. Such good kids, but that doesn't happen by accident. Ashley and Rob are wonderful parents, very involved and present. I'm so proud of them.
We will be going up to our love nest tomorrow for a rest. I feel like I need it. It will be relaxing.
I want to take this opportunity to thank all my readers for the lovely comments while I was away. I appreciate each and every one of them. You guys are the best!
Talk to you later.

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

She's Finally Here!!!

Let me introduce you all to the new addition to our family...Scarlett Asia..5lbs. 10oz. Healthy and wonderful...born at 12:30p.m. Monday June 11, 2007. Mother and baby doing fine. Ashley was so brave through it all; I was so proud of her. She went through hell, but Scarlett is gorgeous. She has a very deep cleft on her chin al la Kirk Douglas and is very bright and alert. Nanny's in love with this little bundle.
Thanks for all the encouragement guys, it's been wonderful. Will put pictures up so you can see her a.s.a.p.
Take care all.

Friday, June 08, 2007

We've Arrived!!

We're here and have found my daughter well and still pregnant. Thank goodness we didn't miss the event. We have been enjoying our time together and we're having a grand time with the kids.
We had a great train ride up. Bought a coffee and spilled it all down my new white shirt, of course. Holly says it's like traveling with a 2 year old.
I'll keep you all posted, pardon the pun!!
Take care all.

Monday, June 04, 2007

Around the World in 80 Days...well..not really.

So, on Saturday night I get a tearful call from my eldest daughter, Ashley. 'Mom, I think I'm in labour!' 'Nooo!' I yell into the phone. 'You can't do that yet, I'm not there!' My heart dropped. Oh Lord, don't let it happen without me. I have already missed the birth of my first grandchild and saw the birth of my second. I do not want to miss another. I then learned she had overdone it cleaning during the day. I told her to sit and put her feet up and don't move. Let's see what happens. I then called her every forty-five minutes to check on her. Thank goodness, the pain went away..just that rascal 'Taylor Hicks' again! However, she says it doesn't feel like she can hold out for too much longer, so Holly and I change our plans and are leaving tomorrow. I can't wait to see my babies, daughter and wonderful son-in-law. He and I have planned some fishing trips together. That between seeing babies being born.
So, I have a lot to do today, but I can still keep you posted while I'm away.
God Bless you all and take care

Saturday, June 02, 2007

This One's For You Mitchgib!

I love it so much when you guys leave me comments. I guess as bloggers, that's what we live for. Knowing that someone took time out of their day to read our ramblings and then took more time to write a comment, well, let's just say it makes our day, doesn't it?
Yesterday mitchgib asked about the 'love nest'. I would be happy to tell you all about it as it is my 'special' place. We live in a city just outside of Toronto. As a matter of fact, I can see the CN Tower outside my window. It would take us maybe 15 - 20 minutes to get there. I was used to living in the country for 20 years and never thought I'd ever move to a city again. But after I left Fang, I had to move to the city as I didn't drive...well, if you've read my blog you know they just won't let me drive. Anyway, when I met my new and improved hubby about 5 years ago, he owned a trailer up north, about 1 and 1/2 hours drive away. It's in a wonderful trailer park practically in the middle of nowhere. When we were dating, we would go there often and it was like a piece of heaven to me. I hate living in the city and still can't get used to it. I'm absolutely OCD about the noises, the smells, the pollution and too many people around! So when hubby and I go up north, I can actually feel the stress melting from me on the drive up. It just so happens that the park is right across the street from a golf course, with a restaurant where we go for breakfast. The trailer park itself has a beautiful in ground pool and a club house where every Saturday night one of the people at the park dj's a dance, which is a lot of fun. They provide snacks and you bring your own bottle. The park itself is a co-op and is run by the members themselves. They also have bingo night and coffee time. Once a year the members have a big garage sale which is great and mostly everyone participates. A lot of the people who are in the park have been there for like 20 or 30 years! Hubby knows most of the people there because he's been there over 20 years himself. Each member owns the property their trailer is on.
Now for our trailer itself. Most times when you think of a trailer, you think small, cramped and tacky. Some of the trailers at our park are gorgeous. Big and beautiful. Our trailer is nice too. Just the right size. It has two good sized bedrooms and a full bathroom with tub. The kitchen and the dining room and living room are one big room. Enough counter space to cook anything, full size fridge and stove. And, my favorite feature...air conditioning! It's light and airy with lots of windows. A very cheerful atmosphere. When I wake in the morning to the sounds of the of all the beautiful birds I could cry. I miss this type of thing so much. I have a raccoon that I leave an egg for on the deck in front of the patio doors and I watch as he comes for it. Sometimes I look out and see bunnies sitting in the yard! I have actually been known to wake up hubby at 6 in the morning to look at an unusual bird! He doesn't care for some reason, but he always humours me, and never gets mad.
And to top it all off, we're a stone's throw from the beach, and great fishing.
So I hope you get a picture of my little peace of heaven on earth. It's all about the quiet, the peace I get from being surrounded by nature and spending some good quality time with my favorite hubby.
So, Michelle, I hope you get a place like this of your own. It makes life just that much better.

Friday, June 01, 2007

Where Everybody Knows Your Name

Apparently my life as a domestic goddess is over. I'm sitting here in the middle of what could only be described as a really bad garage sale. My house is a mess! Even the fruit flies are complaining! How did this happen? Oh, it's been so hot here and our air conditioning doesn't get turned on in the building until today. I have done nothing in the house for days. I'm leaving next Friday or Saturday to go to my daughter's and I have so much to do, so I decided to write on my blog for as long as possible to avoid stuff.
The dust bunnies have turned into tumbleweeds, and the dishes are crying out in the sink. Trust me people, you don't want to have to listen to your dishes crying out. It's a sad sound.
I caught Heffer reading the newspaper in the bottom of his cage the other day. When I went over to see what he was reading, he ran to the other end of his cage. It's then that I noticed he was looking in the classified section under 'furnished cages for rent.'
This is something new for me. My house was always spotless when I was with Fang. Fang was very neat it really made me wonder of he was gay. My current, new and improved hubby is kind of messy. It's probably his only flaw.
So before I leave for my trip, I must clean the house, get my hair and nails done, figure out what hubby will be eating while I'm gone....but first I'd better have a nap.