Showing posts from November, 2011


I have started a zillion blog posts and then fizzled out and deleted them.  I can't seem to finish them and then if I get close I don't like what I wrote.  I know you are saying,  "judging by the quality of your blog posts how bad can they be?"  I want to post pictures but have none worth posting so don't want to bore anyone with my blathering on about nothing.  But today I thought that's what my blog is about, blathering on about nothing.  So here goes, you have been warned.

Today I decided to get some of the many chores done that have been in my face for so long it's embarrassing.   There are so many things I want to get done I usually just get overwhelmed and end up not doing any of them.  Today my tactic is to just do one small one at a time and stop thinking about all the other ones that need to get done.  I tackled a shelf in the bathroom today so far and a wicker chest full of books.  By then it was 10am and here I sit having a coffee and blogging.

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving to my US friends and family.  I still think you all are crazy to have your Thanksgiving so close to Christmas.  It's way more civilized to have it in Oct, after all, it is a harvest festival, who harvests anything in late Nov?  Well maybe some of the more Southern states do so I guess maybe it does make sense, but wouldn't it be so much nicer to have it less close to Christmas?  

Our snow is almost gone due to rain.  We are having lots and lots of rain.  I'd much rather have snow.  And for those of you who complain about snow I have one solution, move to a place there isn't any snow.  Sheesh!  It's not like it's unheard of for snow to happen every year.  But the level of whining I've been hearing is enough to make me want to shout at someone.  It snows here so get used to it and stop the whining.

That being said I will commence my own whining.  Naw, just kidding.  I don't have much to whine about today.  I have a house over my head, …

First snow!

We had our first snow a few days ago and then yesterday it came down and stuck around for a bit.  Then it started to rain/slush and is all melted now but it was glorious when it was coming down in big fat fluffy flakes.  I tried to get a picture but getting a picture of snowflakes falling takes a special skill and better knowledge of how to take the picture than I have.  So this will have to do.

Here's the backyard all cleaned up for winter.

There has been nothing going on in my life that is blog worthy but that doesn't stop me.  I'll just post some boring pictures and blab on about nothing.  I could post cat pictures too but every picture they have red eye in even when the red eye reduction is on.  I'll have to try to figure out how to stop that from happening.  I have a good camera so the only excuse I have is ignorance.

The kids were off school Friday for Remembrance Day.  The weather was so bad we didn't go to the ceremony this year.  All that snow/slush …

The Cold is Here

It is supposed to get really cold tonight like -12C cold.  We have no snow but the mountains around us have had a bit of snow.  It's early so the skiers will be thrilled as the hills may open early.

The gathering I went to last week went well and I stayed out of any flap that went on and believe you me there were a couple of them.  I also made sure that I left early and didn't stick around for when people have a few drinks and get even more relaxed is when the claws seem to come out.  I am sighing a sigh of relief that the whole thing is over and I will not volunteer with that crowd again.  They are all just too high maintenance for me.

I have been Christmas shopping and so far we have two gifts for the kids, their Santa gifts which are their major gifts.  I usually get them a few smaller items from me and their dad and stocking stuffers.  I spend way too much money but what parents doesn't?  You walk that line between getting them something they will like and use and gett…