Friday, March 30, 2012

It's All About Me

Do you ever give yourself a
"ME" weekend?

Both son and hubby are busy all weekend.
I will basically have the house to myself for the next two days.
(well...I guess kitty will be here with me...ha!)

I have big plans for myself:
Long hot baths
Laying in bed watching movies
Catching up with blog friends
Get creative in my craft room
Taking myself on a photo shoot

No house work.
No laundry.
No making meals.
Me me me...

Do you ever spoil yourself?
Do you think it's selfish?
I don't know.
I truly believe that you must
take care of yourself in order to
properly take care of others.

“You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe,
deserve your love and affection.”  ~Buddha

Right on Buddha...I like the way you think.  :)

Happy weekend!

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

I Wish I Had A Magic Lamp

Coming back into the city during a country drive a few weeks ago,
Wayne and I came upon a new suburb just outside the city.

It appears someone is building my 'dream home' where I can
have a heated barn to keep all my adopted menagerie of animals.

And look where it is being built!
Stanley Road!!!

Well that just makes it seem like it's meant to be doesn't it?
Now all I need is about $750,000 dollars and I am set.
Heck...let's say a cool million which will give me some cash to build the barn.

Perhaps I need a Magic Lamp for wishing on!

I have mentioned my love for The Waltons quite a few times on my blog.

And it appears I have mentioned it once or twice at work too because
some sweet co-worker left on my desk for me to find yesterday morning
a cute little book of The Waltons!
(I've asked around, no one will confess!)

Elizabeth and the Magic Lamp.

Yup...that's what I need,
a magic lamp.

The whole family is in the book ~ I LOVE IT!!!

I want to go live with them.
Loved the Grandpa!
I have the DVD collection
and I watch the reruns on TV all the time.
John Boy...
how dreamy was he?

Maybe not "Keith Partridge" dreamy but still...

So sending a big Thank You to
whoever left this book on my desk for me to find.

if only someone would leave that
cool million laying on my desk for me to find
I would be set.

Monday, March 26, 2012

Bubble Time Is NOT Fun Time

Banjo's recollection of playing with the Catnip Bubbles
that I bought for him in Regina last weekend.

"Hey!  Fun!  Take that you bubbles!  Mmmm...
you smell good bubbles!  I like this game!"

"Oh look...pretty!!"

"Too many!  Too many!  Go away bubbles!"

"GAAAAAK!  My Eye My Eye!!!"

"It's all fun and games until someone loses an eye!"

"I shall turn my back on you."

"You are boring me mother."

"not interested..."

"you are wasting your breath..."

"no really...give it up already..."

"not even tempted..."

"Go away mother so that I may sleep, and take those
stupid bubbles with you." 

Wishing you a bubble free Monday!

Saturday, March 24, 2012

I'm So Confused...And What's The Answer?

Another dump of snow yesterday afternoon/night...

Well it's all so depressing isn't it?

But how joyful to see the first true sign of spring.
The return of the Robins.
There were over 20 in my yard yesterday afternoon.

I know little bird.
The weather is so confusing isn't it?
Not to worry.
It's melting today.


And the answer from yesterday's question
on which of my four statements was a lie?

1. True, I really was hit by a car when I was little with the driver taking off.  Not to worry, except for a bit of bruising, I was OK.

2. True, I really did total my mother's car off from playing 'chicken' when I was 16.  Not to worry, no one was hurt and I totally learned my lesson.  And no, no alcohol was involved.   

3. LIE, I did not spend the night in jail after doing doughnuts on the high school football field.  That was my girlfriend.  And her car was bigger than mine!  LOL!  I really wasn't as 'wild' as some of you thought.  Ha!

4. True, I did not stick around for a good night kiss after Wayne and my first date.  Even though we did hold hands that night, I was too nervous to stick around to see if he would kiss me.  Not to worry, we kissed on the second date and haven't stopped holding hands or kissing since.  ;)

Thank you for playing!


Hope you are having a happy weekend!

Friday, March 23, 2012

Friday Fun

One of the following statements is a lie.  Can you guess which one?

1.  When I was a little girl, while crossing the street, I was hit by a car and the driver took off.  

2. When I was 16 years old, I totalled off my mother's car (shown below) playing 'chicken' because I did not chicken out.

3.  When I was eighteen, I spent a night in jail because I got caught doing 'doughnuts' in my car on the high school football field.  

4.  At the end of our first date, Wayne was not able to kiss me good night as I got out of the truck before he even had it in park.

Which statement do you think is a lie about me?

Happy Friday!

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Where did Spring go?

Where did Spring go?
It was here 24 hours ago!!!

I will spare you the nasty photo details
of the snow covering the ground this morning.

But on a happy note...
my yellow flowers are still alive!  

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Lead Me Not Into Temptation

Wayne and I went shopping in Regina on Saturday.

So many
I don't have one with a cat and a bird on it
journals at Chapter's.

But I resisted temptation and simply bought
a little package of cute speckled eggs.

Such a
needs a forever home
shelter kitty at pet value.

(Don't you love pet stores that help their local Humane Society?)

But I resisted temptation and simply bought
some Cosmic Catnip Bubbles for Banjo.

Such a treasure of
that looks like just the right size
purses at Dutch Growers.

But I resisted temptation and simply bought
a cute little bird house bird instead.

"Lead me not into temptation...
I can find the way myself!"
~ Rita Mae Brown

Have you resisted any temptation lately?

Friday, March 16, 2012

Thanking All Of You!

Promises of +18c (65F) temperatures
and refreshing cleansing rain today
to clean away the dust and dirt.

A big Thank You to sweet
Anesha from Crafting Queen
for the lovely kitty card and bookmark
she sent to me ~ love them Anesha ~ THANK YOU!

Check her out,
she has a fun "Pay It Forward" going on right now!

Another big THANK YOU to the
dedicated In-Home-Cat-Sitter
Deb from Just Cats for
passing on this Wonderful Blog award.

Any kitty would be lucky to have this gal looking after them!

And to Harlequin another big THANK YOU
for the Beautiful Blog award!

If you want to see some terrific
Scrapbook pages, go check her out!

I pass both these awards on to all
my wonderful blog friends.
You are the best!! 

And last but not least,
Wayne a.k.a. Stanley says "THANK YOU"
to all of you for your lovely comments below
in regards to his medical test mishap.

He is so pleased to have finally beat Banjo
in number of comments received for a post...

Happy Friday Friends!

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

When the Doctor Says "I'm so sorry but..."

Following up from "Ouch!  What was that?"
on how 'life as you know it can change in a heartbeat'...

Last Monday Wayne went for his quarterly routine cholesterol tests.
Less than 24 hours later,
the Doctor's office called wanting him to come in immediately.
His CK (creatine kinase) levels were extremely high
showing he was having muscle deterioration.
He had to go the hospital for a bunch more tests
with an appointment to find out the results yesterday afternoon.
Needless to say...
it was a very stressful week.

Being the "what if", "worse case scenario" kind of gal that I am,
my mind was spinning.
What if I lost the love of my life?
What would I do without my best friend?
How would I go on without my Stanley?
What would become of me?
Would I become a recluse?
Would I start to collect too many cats
and become a crazy cat lady hoarder?????

Fast forward...
there was a mix up at the hospital lab...
(are you kidding me...)

I am VERY happy and thankful to report that
my Stanley is as "healthy as a horse".
All his tests were 'normal'.

Well be assured the 7 days of worry
have taken a toll on us
so we have made plans to
'take some time and smell the flowers'
this coming weekend
and will try to keep front of mind
how quickly life can change.

Sunday, March 11, 2012

First Signs of Spring

lots of colors
lots of flowers
lots of bunnies

Spring is here!

The weather here is gorgeous this weekend.
I hope it's lovely in your part of the world! 

Friday, March 9, 2012

It Makes Me Happy!

The Color Green

Quirky Garden Ornaments

Soft Feathers on Sand

Birds At The Feeder

Cats Trying to Take Off Their Hats


Wishing you a happy Friday!


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