Archive for July, 2011

A decade at the 407

It is hard to believe that we have been living in our home 10 years this week.  I am thankful for my life high up on this hill.  Mt. Crumpit as we call it.  Even with the wind and crazy weather, it is home.  This year the trees seem to have taken root and our [...]

Bees, wasps?

We have MORE wildlife!  So, the bees, or wasps…we are still not sure, have moved into the tree in the front yard.  Sadly, they most go.  John is going to put a black trash bag over the tree branch.  Then, Sadie is going to cut the branch.  It ALL sounds a little fishy to me.  [...]

Randy the Hoarder

Last night we watched Hoarders.  We planned in advance to watch Hoarders because we knew that Randy, from the Fascination game in Wildwood, New Jersey, was on the show.  I thought about this before the show.  Randy, while very quirky, was a smart guy.  I told John that he probably needed the publicity for something.  [...]

What Dreams May Come

I was bored.  Looking for something to watch on television.  A movie was about to start, so I thought I would give it a try.  Knew nothing about it, but thought I would watch.  The movie, What Dreams May Come.  Robin Williams is a father and husband.  In the first 15 minutes both of his [...]

The cream truck — revisited, again and again.

Back on June 23rd I told you how much John LOVES the ice cream truck.  Well, just a brief update on this Sunday morning… This is John.  The only kid at the truck.  He and the driver are on a first name basis.  This is something that is new since Dairy Dan drove on Lechner [...]

Bringing the outside – in.

I have never been an outdoorsy kind of girl.  HOWEVER, I love sunshine and birds.  For Mother’s day John and Sadie gave me the best of both world’s.  A birdbath….for the living room!  Possibilities are everywhere.  Life is about looking at the ordinary in extraordinary ways.   If I can have sunshine (candles) and a birdbath in my [...]

A full moon.

Tonight the moon is full!  I LOVE a full moon!  Last night I looked out my bedroom window and I saw the moon’s reflection in my backyard bucket, and it made me smile.  I wasn’t looking at the moon shining on the ocean or a beautiful calm lake, it was my backyard pool.  But, it [...]

A visit from Joe.

Everyone has been telling me about dreams that they have had about my Joe.  I am happy for everyone.  HOWEVER, I wanted to have a dream about Joe too!  I MISS HIM!  I will never get over the fact that my son left the earth before me. There is no greater pain. There are no [...]

Barnes and Noble

I LOVE Barnes and Noble.  I could spend an entire weekend in that store.  It goes without saying that I love the books, but they have got EVERYTHING!    I love the gifts (they sell a magazine bowl, very similar to the ones that I make, for $24.99.)  They have beautiful notebooks and journals almost [...]

What do you want to be?

What do you want to be?  We often hear adults say this to children.  “What do you want to be when you grow up?”  “What would you like to do in the future?”  When was the last time you asked yourself that question? I went to a graduation party this past weekend.  So many young people [...]