Showing posts from September, 2015


I forgot to tell you all it was my birthday last Wed, Sept 23rd.  We had homemade chocolate cheese cake and spaghetti for supper.  I'd really like to go away on a holiday for my birthday and forget it's my birthday.  That is not going to happen due to a severe money shortage so I just try to make things as simple as possible and just enjoy what the day offers.  It was a beautiful sunny fall day and you can't ask for much more than that.

We did manage to watch the eclipse last night.  Getting a picture of it was not working for us as we stood outside in our front yard around 8:30pm.  Then we see a bear walking down the street just in front of us.  He was moving away from us and we did have a small fence between him and us so we really weren't too concerned about it and we tried to get a picture of the bear.  I only got one of his rear and legs as he walked away from us.  He was not at all concerned that we were outside talking and watching him.  This is as good as pictu…

Three Not So Little Bears

Bears are everywhere lately.  The husband heard one munching on our neighbour's grapes the other night.  We stood watching him about 10 feet from our bedroom window.  We keep checking our garage to make sure a bear hasn't broken into it again.

Last night we saw a large bear walking down the street.  The husband and I watched him from our front window.  I'm always thrilled to see them even if they rip holes in our garage door.  But tonight was the most amazing sight I've seen.  I looked up at the security camera and saw two bears walking down the street so I jumped up to get a better view out the front window.

It wasn't two but three very large bears walking down the middle of the street.  It must have been a mother and her two cubs but her cubs were almost the same size she was and she was pretty big.  I wish I could have taken a picture of them but I was too amazed watching them saunter down the street.  One even went up on his hind legs to look over someone's…

Life's Up and Downs

I was reading a blog with an elevator story in it and that reminded me of my own elevator story.  I'm not sure I've written about this before but I'm going to tell it again because it makes me smile.

My older sister and I had to take a two day road trip to pick up her daughter at the airport in Calgary.  It was way less expensive plus my niece didn't want to transfer planes because she was too afraid so a road trip it was.  I went along because my sister didn't want to drive all that way by herself.  Plus we always have a great time together.

We got to the airport and found a parking spot.  We walked over to where the elevators were and got in one.  It was a brand new one and didn't have buttons to push but was a touch panel.  We were both trying to puzzle it out.  Finally it moved and then came to a stop.  We got out and walked out of the covered elevator area.  As we were walking I looked over and saw a parking area and said to my sister "Isn't that …

Wildlife, Wild Life

A very large bear strolled by our house last night on the sidewalk just like he was out for a walk.  Early the next morning our neighbour rings our doorbell waking us up.  A bear, or maybe the bear had clawed his way through our garage door to get to our garbage cans.  You can see the hole in the wood at the bottom of the door. 

Our garage is really just a carport that someone enclosed and then hung a couple of large particle board doors on the back.  We nailed these shut but it wasn't too hard for the bear to tear through the particle board and then pop the doors apart to get the the garbage can.  You would think there was something very yummy in that garbage can but really there wasn't much other than some rice we threw away because no one liked it and some left over lasagna noodles.  He didn't even eat the rice or the noodles.  He didn't destroy our plastic garbage can which is good because those things are expensive.

The husband came inside after viewing the mess …

I'm Turning In My Adult Card

I don't want to be an adult anymore.  I want to go back and be a kid again when someone else takes care of everything and all I have to do is play.  Too much stress and bad stuff is going on and I'm plugging my ears and not going to hear anymore.  I'm going to stay in bed and ignore it all.

Being an adult is too hard, and watching two teens attempt the journey is painful especially when there isn't anything you can do to help.  I think I'll hand over my mom card too just for a few days.  I'm plumb out of energy and feel like a total failure.  Maybe someone else can do a better job for awhile.  I love my kids but it's hard being a parents, way harder than I ever thought.  When they were little it was so much easier, except for the lack of sleep.  Now they sleep but I'm awake all night worrying about them still.

I need a successful adult to teach me how to do that.  Anyone know any of those?

Days Like Today

There are days like today when I just don't feel like I can cope anymore.  I feel out of control and scared.  Sometimes the big ride of life feels like it's tossing me around too much and I just want it to stop or get off the ride.  No, I'm not saying I want to do harm to myself or anything like that.

Some days I just feel out of sorts like I can't handle one more thing.  It's not like anything is going on it's just normal life so why would I feel like this?  I don't like it and I know if I ignore it I will feel better soon but until that time I just want to hide.

Can't life be just a little simpler, kinder, gentler?  Why do even the simplest things have to be so hard?  Maybe I just need a good cry or to go hug a tree or something.

It Feels Like Fall!!!

We got some rain this week and the smoke cleared up finally.  And our temps went way down so it's almost cold at night.  I actually have to put my covers on at night instead of just flopping down on top of the bed to sleep.  I love, love, LOVE September!

It's a long weekend this weekend and since they have lifted the fire ban we may go out somewhere and make lunch over an open fire.  It will feel so nice to be able to do that finally this summer.  We are just waiting to hear when the daughter will be working.  They are training a new girl so we aren't sure when she will be working but the daughter will be sharing Thur, Fri, eveings, Sat and Sundays with her.  It depends on how her training goes if she will work Sunday or not.  I think the daughter would be happy to not have to work Sunday.  It's a lonely job working all on your own all day even if it is only 5 hours.

The husband is cranky.  He always gets cranky when I feel good.  I'm not sure why but it's like…