Wednesday, May 26, 2010

My First Blogger Award

My dear friend Catherine from Corner of Cat's Mind, bestowed on me my very first blogger award: The Versatile Blogger award! Thank you Catherine, I am truly honoured!

If you haven't checked Catherine out yet drop on over! You'll love her! She is a wonderful, down to earth, talented lady with unbelievable photo skills, a gorgeous kitty named Banjo, and a sense of humour you're gonna love!!!

The rules:
Rule 1. Thank the person who gave it to you.
Rule 2. Share 9 things about yourself.
Rule 3. Pass the award along to 9 bloggers who you think are fantastic.
Rule 4. Contact Blog award winners.

Here it goes...9 things you may not know about me:

1. I am totally terrified of bees and wasps. I am not really sure where this fear comes from, as I have never been stung, but it's's definitely there!
2. I can not watch a movie in which an animal gets hurt, or is placed in danger. I can watch all kinds of gore, but put an animal in danger and I am hiding my face.
3. I am an only child.
4. I have a slight shoe/purse addiction. Shhh!!
5. For most of my life I have been followed by triple digits! As a kid the last four digits of my phone number was 2226. I married my husband whose parents number was 6999. Our first phone number together was 5556. Then we moved to Saskatchewan in 1997 and our number became 7555 ( it remained that way until we changed service providers) And now our daughter's number is 8777. All of these "triple" numbers were randomly assigned. Isn't that weird?
6. I wear socks to bed almost every night...even during the summer.
7. I am not from Saskatchewan originally. I was born and raised in Newfoundland - a place very dear to my heart.
8. I am way too soft hearted and sensitive for my own good!
9. I tend to be a little shy/quiet when you first meet me, but that never lasts for long. The "real me" tends to be a bit of a ham, who absolutely loves to laugh. I get to pass this wonderful award on to 9 bloggers I think are fantastic. Picking 9 was difficult because there are so many wonderful bloggers out there, but here goes:

1. Yoj - Do What Now? - a beautiful gal with a terrific sense of humour, and a blog you'll fall in love with!
2. Katrina - Kat's Cradle - a talented, crafty lady with a huge heart, and a beautiful blog!
3. Susan - Just...a moment - gorgeous inspiring photos with inspirational thoughts!
4. Lisa - My Version of Life - she's a busy mom, with absolutely beautiful children, and a heart and home filled to the brim with love.
5. Christina - Soul Aperture - this beautiful lady is full of love and inspiration and her blog always leaves me with the warm fuzzies!
6. Connie - LOOSE LEMONS - she's a proud grandma (like myself) with a beautiful blog!
7. Micalea - Dolce Vita - a gorgeous lady with a love for all things Carrie Bradshaw - check her out!
8. Kary - My Farmhouse Kitchen - she's a new mommy to a adorable new puppy named Teddy!
9. Bethany - Rinse.Repeat - this beautiful lady always amazes me with her crafty ideas!

Thank you again Catherine! :)

Monday, May 17, 2010

"Busy as beavers" don't even begin to describe it..

What a busy week we have had!!! We have taken our house from this...


And even added some fancy wall art like this..

And THIS...

Room by room we have painted, trimmed, and re-decorated the entire house (except for one bedroom) and I don't mind saying, I am ready for a long relaxing soak in a tub full of scented bubbles, followed by some much needed sleep.

So what do you think? We did good?

Friday, May 7, 2010

Happy Mother's Day

~Stop making that face!!! If the wind changes it'll stay that way.

~Don't swallow your gum; your belly will stick together.

~Close that door! Were you born in a barn?

~Don't put that in your mouth; you don't know where it's been

~If you don't stop crying, I am going to give you something to cry about!

Ha! Remembering all the silly little things our Mom's said to us, and things we have said to our own children, is certain to bring a smile to our faces. But at the end of the day, motherhood is probably the toughest, most demanding job there is!!

"She cooks, she cleans, she comforts, she corrects. She has six pairs of hands and eyes in the back of her head. She's a Mother!"

Throughout the years, I have questioned myself as a mother, many times. Was I too strict? Was I strict enough? I wanted to be perfect in the eyes of my daughters, but yet I wanted them to understand that as human beings we all make mistakes. I wanted them to be fearless of me, yet fearful enough should they break house rules. I wanted to achieve the perfect balance?

But no matter how confident we are as individuals, or in our careers, we continually second-guess ourselves as mothers. Tough and tender, wise and warm, a mother must be all things to her family ... at all times. It's an important job! No one has more influence than a mother. For better or worse, she will forever impact the life of her child.

"Mother love is the fuel that enables a normal human being to do the impossible." ~Marion C. Garretty

Becoming June Cleaver, complete with lace apron and pearls - singing lullabies, baking brownies, and kissing away tears would be wonderful. But the truth is, most of us are far less perfect than that. I know I sure was! Yet, when I look at the beautiful young women my little girls have become, I realize I must have done something right. They have grown into well adjusted, smart young women. They understand that love is not about perfection. It's about imperfection. It's about loving each other despite the flaws. It's easy to love each other during the good times. It's through the tough times that love shows it's real strength. And boy oh boy do we have love!! What a blessed life we live!!

"Being a mother is one of the highest salaried jobs, since the payment is pure love."

For all you imperfect women, who were lucky enough to stumble their way into this most wonderful of callings. . . that of being a Mother, Happy Mother's Day!! I hope today surrounds ALL of you with the unconditional love of your family - the most precious gift there is. xx

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

The view from the doghouse...

A few days ago Hubby decided it was time to replace the roof vent. He set up the ladder, climbed unto the roof, and began completing the task. Meanwhile, I cooked supper.

About 20 minutes later the wind picked up and it started to rain and snow. The wind was so strong I could hear pebbles beating against the kitchen window.

For a moment I thought about poor Hubs up on the roof, but I figured he was done with the vent by then, and was probably in the shed, so I continued on with supper.

A little while later, the house phone rang. It was Hub's cell phone number.

As I answered I was thinking..." Why is he calling me from the shed?"

ME: Hello?

HIM: Do you see the weather outside?

ME: Yeah I see it! It's gross, and the wind is blowing so hard rocks are beating against the house.

HIM: OH, you heard the rocks did you?

ME: Yahuh!

ME: Hey listen, I have supper on the stove...did you want something?

HIM: ~ sarcastic tone ~ Do I want something? Hmm...let me think!!! The wind blew the ladder down, so I've been stuck up here on the roof for the past half an hour. I nearly fell off twice trying to get my families attention - throwing pebbles at the kitchen window. I am soaking wet, and freezing cold. Do I want something????? I WANT TO GET OFF THE ROOF...THAT'S WHAT I WANT!!!


I guess it's a lucky thing he remembered having his cell phone in his pocket. Otherwise he might still be up there.

And even luckier for me, supper that evening was his favorite meal. Otherwise I might still be in the doghouse!

Bad wife, bad, bad wife!!

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Ice Cream Sunday..

I scream..
we all scream..for ice cream