Thursday, March 31, 2011

George Canyon - Somebody Wrote Love

Thanks to my girl , I will be attending the Alan Jackson concert tonight.I have always been a fan. Opening for him is Canadian George Canyon. I think it is going to be a great show.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Work ethic?

Spring is late for work, again! Really?! Here it is coffee time and still no Spring. Oh, I'm sure she will show up sometime with some lame excuse about El Nino or global warming. Or maybe she will say the lion ate her lamb again... yeah .. that was a good one. Well at any rate , I will be here waiting ....

Monday, March 28, 2011


In this area we have 4 seasons... 3 of them are Winter. While some parts of Canada are busy weeding flowerbeds and planting in their greenhouses, it will be awhile before I get to mine.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Bulldog Baby

This is Vinnie, He is a bulldog/ bull mastiff . He is the lastest member of my daughters family. He sure had a lot of fun with our dogs.. Bear in paticular seemed to love playing and romping with him.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011


I think this little babe is soo sweet. I have been meaning to go through some pics that I took of her about two weeks ago... This is as far as I have gotten.

Monday, March 21, 2011

Back on Track

Why do diets always start on Monday? This last 10 days havn't been very good in the healthy eating or losing weight department. I am back on track now. Eating right, exercising and looking forward to getting into this stack of jeans that I havn't been able to wear for a while now.

Friday, March 18, 2011

Escape to Reality?

One of the things I have always loved about photography is how I can become so intent on my subject that the whole world is another place. Like today the condensation inside my water bottle became a little world of it's own with pattern , line, light and a design all it's own. Until I noticed that each droplet when viewed at just the right angle was reflecting the world outside my window. It made me want to wax poetic about the interconnectedness of the whole universe.... thankful for you guys , I refrained.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011


My daughter brought me back these treats from Vegas......
There goes the diet.

Sunday, March 13, 2011


Having the girls out while their parents take a mini vacation is giving me tons of time to cuddle and play.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Winter fun

For sure half of the fun going tobbogganing is the trip to the hill. Our property has an awesome sliding hill but it is too far to walk to the hill. The trip must be made by snowmobile. Lots of fun to ride behind.

Taylor was pretty happy to get some snowboarding practise in. And Em and I had a blast sliding down that big hill. The winter is showing no signs of giving in.... so I guess if you cant beat em..

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Never too late

The grey cold of winter had me in it's deathgrip, choking the life out of me. So I decided to break free. I found inspiration from a woman on the internet who had waited 32 yrs to use her linocut tools for the first time. I thought of the art supplies that I had collecting dust on the shelf.

I have always wanted to try oil stick paints. And I wont tell you how much dust I had to blow off of them before I could use them to create this little painting of a red onion.

I felt a little clumsy using them. I dont know if that is because I have never used them before or because I hadnt done anything in so long.

I wanted to do a painting all in one sitting so I did find it hard to add the details.. I think drying time would have been better. But I was feeling impatient.

Also I think these supplies are best for a studio that is well equipped with cleaning supplies as it was very messy. I did ruin my good pajamas... oops .. well I guess it's no secret that I live in those things if I dont have to get dressed. It sure did feel good to get messy with art again.
You know something... I think I am going to get dressed today... art is good for the soul.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Change of Scenery

Every day for the past week or more has been the same grey view .. snow and cold, cold and snow. I am sure I am not the only one looking for a change of scenery.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Month end

Today I was straightening up our month end books. While I sat at the desk I was distracted by... well just about everything. Anything to get out of doing those books. I am not really a numbers kind of girl. This Valentine card that my hubby gave me , reminded me of how lucky I am . One of the coldest months of the year was filled with warmth and family love.