Saturday, July 25, 2015

Rocking Your World Friday Week 30

It's hard to believe how fast the year is zooming by. It's already mid-summer, but it feels like only yesterday it was spring. It's also Friday again and time to visit with Virginia to share the weekly highlights.

Last weekend Mr R and I moved a lot (did I say a lot--I meant a gargantuan pile) of firewood. He made a commitment to supply an acquaintance with 7 cords of firewood. This is the pile to be moved.

We did get it moved, but as there was only the two of us (it wasn't supposed to be like that, I wasn't even supposed to be there) it took us 9 hours just to get the truck loaded on Saturday. On Sunday morning we delivered it and then did absolutely nothing for the rest of the day. It was a waste of a weekend in my books.

The work week was long and rough, but at least it's over now. And I know that next week will be better because I have a 4 day weekend to look forward to.

I have all sorts of animals at work that come to eat the bread and rolls I leave out for them, but this is the first time I have seen this mama groundhog come join in. 

This made me happy and gave me a smile so I am linking it with Annie for her Friday smiles in hopes it makes someone else smile as well.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!


Saturday, July 18, 2015

Rocking Your World Friday Week 29

Friday has rolled around again which can only mean it's time for the tally of the weekly happies along with Virginia over at Celtic House.

As always, Mr. R is my biggest blessing. The zaniness and chaos that  poor man puts up with, let's just say I'm surprised he never traded me in LOL.

The week seems to have been a very long one. The only day we made it out of work before 7:00 pm was Thursday, and that was a nice early day. Because of the long hours, this week has been pretty much of a wash. By the time we got home and had a bite to eat it was time for bed.

Last weekend was a lovely one and Mr. R managed to get quite a few outdoor chores done while I tackled the indoors. At least I ended up with all the laundry done and put away and a clean house. I did have a little time to play and thoroughly enjoyed the few minutes I was able to squeeze in.

Lets hope next week is much better.

I'm going to leave you with a picture of the adorable GD. Because she has made me smile through my grumpiness all week I'm hooking up with Annie for her Friday Smiles.

Have a great week and thanks for stopping by.


Saturday, July 11, 2015

Owls for Liem

Last Sunday someone I know (I'm friends with his sister-in-law) welcomed a new baby into his family. Little Liem is such a cutie-pie with lots of dark hair and a chubby little face. I'm in love...or all hormonal over a brand new baby!

I made a girly version of this for my GD, so I figured why not make one for Liem. I just need to get a proper frame to put it in.

Hope he (and his Mommy and Daddy) Like it.

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Friday, July 10, 2015

Rocking Your World Friday Week 28

Ah, finally Friday has rolled around again. It seems like its been an awfully long week. Today just seemed to drag on like it was never going to end, but end it did. 

That is my first happy for the week--that it's over!

The Pan Am games are going on here in Toronto right now and the lanes on the highways have been changed to add a 3+ person commuter lane. Our daughter has been staying in the city, but every night we pick up our grand-daughter and bring her home and then drop her off again in the morning. Not only does it give us quality time with the little Monkey, but she counts as our third person so we get to use the commuter lane! Devious maybe, but it saves us about an hour in commuting time in the morning. Definitely something to smile about.

We have enjoyed several after dinner visits to the park this week which we have all enjoyed.

Last weekend was so beautiful that we bought a new kiddie pool and Alessia spent lots of time enjoying it.

I guess that's it for this week. Not too bad, but I hope next week is much better!

The photo quality isn't great, but the pool made my water baby smile so I'm linking up with Annie for her Friday Smiles and Virginia who helps us find the bright moments in each week.

Thanks for stopping by.


Sunday, July 5, 2015

Xmas Card of the Month

Well, here we are right on time this month for the installment of Xmas Card of the Month.
I've now got 28 cards ready to be written and sent out. I can't believe that we are over halfway to Christmas already. Where has the year gone?

Today's cute snowman comes from a card by Connie Babbert. I saw this guy and just loved him. What a whimsical way to say Merry Christmas! For my card I think I'm going to go big and bold with the sentiment on the inside. What do you think?

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Friday, July 3, 2015

Rocking Your World Friday--Week 27

I can't believe that already half the year is over! Where did the time go?

I thought it was about time that I get my fanny back over here and join in the celebration of weekly happies. I've missed linking up with Virginia over at Celtic House.

Let's start with last Saturday. It was a cold and rainy day, but it was fab because it was my birthday. That means I got cards and much loving from the family and I got to spend the day doing whatever I wanted, which was playing around at the craft desk. I only surfaced when it was time for yet another cup of tea. In the evening Mr R took me out for a lovely prime rib dinner at one of our favorite restaurants. It was terrific as usual.

I have hopped back onto the weight loss wagon again and have managed to lose 3lbs this week. It is time to get serious about treating my body with respect so that it will treat me well in return.

The week at work was just what you expect with a week at work. Although, we did have our Canada Day holiday on the Wednesday so that at least broke up the monotony. 

For our day off Mr R and I took our grand-daughter up to her great-grandparents house to see her great-aunt and uncle. Enjoyed a lovely visit catching up with everyone.

Well, that my friends pretty much sums up the happies of my week.

I leave you with a picture of my adorable grand-daughter. This made me smile when my daughter sent it to me so I'll also link up with Annie's Friday Smiles.

Thanks for stopping by.


Wednesday, July 1, 2015


It's been so long since I was here between life and computer problems, I hope I remember how to play along LOL!

Today my desk is filled with all the makings for a brainstorming session. In my defense, when I pulled everything out it was all neatly stacked. I think my daughters cat decided to walk all over my desk and knocked everything askew. The reason for all this mess crafty goodness is I need to come up with about 30 cards for something I'm considering doing. In among all the "tools of the trade" there are 4 cards that I have managed to complete. Lets play Where's Waldo. Can you find all 4?

Pop over and visit Miss Julia and you will see a bunch of other deskers baring their crafty spots for the rest of us "nosies" to ogle at.

Thanks for stopping by.