Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Another Weekend

On Saturday we did another garage sale with the Frain's. We sold a few more little things but still haven't gotten rid of the chairs that we really need to move out of the basement. After that Mer and I took a nice little bike ride down to Cobs and the Black Forest Bakery to pick up supplies for lunch. It is so nice to be able to go for a bike ride with her. She's really enjoying her bike and even though she's taken a couple of tumbles this year, they have not deterred her or made her afraid like they would have in the past. And I have to say I am loving my bike with it's big comfy seat, high handlebars and basket. I ride it all the time and even look forward to riding it. We had lunch then went to the Club to play tennis. Even though my foot hurt. I'm not ready to give everything up until I'm told I have to.

We went for yet another bike ride on Sunday to Gairloch Gardens with Isobel on the Trail a Bike with Dave. She needs to learn to ride!!

Later on Sunday, Meredith discovered a cookbook that Grandma gave her for Christmas last year. She made these delicious Snap Gingers all on her own on Sunday. They were delicious. I wish I could share one across the internet so you could taste. She was very proud of herself and only got the tiniest of burns on one of her fingers that she handled quite well. She's planning on making us dinner on Thursday so I'll post more about that at the time.

Not a great photo, but here we have 2 cats snuggled up together in one tiny little basket. I just love the way they rely on each other and even though they fight, we find them like this quite often. All snuggled up with their little paws around each other.

Yesterday it was over 30 degrees here and today it's down around 12 right now with a high of 14. Just bizarre. I'm going to have to run over to the school with more clothes for Isobel. She's wearing a light dress without anything on her legs.

More later .....

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Figuring Things Out

A squirrel eating an apple on my back gate. Just a note: These photos were supposed to appear at the bottom of this post. Oh well. I'll figure that out tomorrow.

Meredith and Isobel on our Mother's Day boat ride.

Me on our Mother's Day boat ride.

Meredith on the boat ride, and ....

Isobel on the boat ride - she was the only one who didn't enjoy herself!

I am still working on getting this up and running. I managed to get the header done to my liking and hopefully within the next couple of days I'll get some digi pages up here as well as photos. I'm hoping to set up a little slideshow of my digi pages that will run continuously.

The highlight of my day was meeting Nic for tea. It's so nice to see her every week even if I do have to combine it with a visit to WeightWatchers. I must confess, I had a VERY bad week and did not weigh in this week. I ate my way (weigh LOL) through the week and was afraid. Hopefully I can get back on track this week and get back at it. Losing weight is so hard. I really didn't think that at 40, I'd be struggling with these issues. I think back when I was a young 'un (in my 20's) I figured people in their 40's had given up and just didn't care anymore. I have a lot of respect for the older ladies in the group who are still struggling and trying to get their act together. Anyway, back to Nic. I feel very blessed to have such a good friend in my life. She really is my life raft some days. I know she's going through a hard time right now and I hope that I am able to help in some way.

I'm going to try to post a YouTube video for my current favourite song. Let's see if it works.

Okay, I don't know how to do it but I can post a video of Isobel learning to ride her bike. It's not a great video but it's something. Here it goes: (hopefully!)

Well, it looks like it's there. I'll have to finish my post and come back later to see if I can access it.

Other than tea with Nic I went to the Volunteer Tea at the school, and did a special pizza lunch for the grade 5's.

Now I'm going to try to post a photo I took the other day. I think I'm going crazy. I take photos of little animals and flowers these days. I NEVER thought I would do that.

Photos are at the top. I think that's enough learning for one day.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

First Entry

Isobel has a friend over and I'm just learning about blogging. I've got to take the friend over so this is really just a test to see if it all works out. I'll be back to do more later.