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See What I Made!

I have been AWOL all month because I've been busy with a project with a dead-line. My daughter decided she wanted a lighted village for Christmas. She bought the houses and I made the displays. You can see the whole process on my Instagram . I have one more piece to make but there is no rush on it. I would like to have it available to her at the end of the week though certainly by the 5th of December. These are the finished pieces just before I sent them home.

I saw snow this morning!

First snow of this winter. I do not know why I was surprised! I mean my body has been telling me for weeks that it was coming. Still, as I stood looking out my window and saw it on the ground across the way I was blown away! Such a small amount of white to cause such a shock. It will be gone by tomorrow most likely but it does warn me that the cold that kills me will be here soon. It is the first day of November and the snow is fitting in another way, today would have been my dad's 90th birthday. That that was one of my first thoughts,,, The thing is I was not alone at least two others in my family also thought of my dad today. I hope he is in a good place with the woman he loved. I have a very small adventure list this month mainly because it is doctors month and by the end of it, I will have seen every medical practitioner that I deal with except for the dentist and him I saw last month. Between the medical appointments and the projects I am working on I will not have a l


I've been unwilling to write this month though I am not sure why. Part of it I suppose is the change in weather and the fact that my hips picked this year to go bad on me. I spent the last half of September and 2/3 rds of October unable to walk without pain and needing my cane whenever I went out. Since I hate to use the cane that means I didn't get out much. The Professor stayed over for 10 days and we did a lot of things, (all of them fun), but I even had to beg off on a few of those after a couple of hours. It annoys the shit out of me. I am not happy with ageing right at the moment, oh I know it is a necessity but that doesn't make me like it any better. I have a few of projects on the go. I've reached the point where I can start testing layouts on the wall for the photo gallery. I have still not settled on a layout yet so I will experiment with some brown paper silhouettes this week. I've gone through and chosen a few photos for the wall. During the proce

Bucket List

I didn't make it to Starbucks but I did have a pumpkin Spice tea at Tim Hortons. Starbucks maybe later this week. I have priced a couple of Opal rings and will go back to Landsdown place to make my final decision tomorrow The Professor took me for a road trip yesterday and I got to see some of the colours but we were about a week late for the full show. Even so they are every bit as beautiful as I remember. I have been wearing orange nail polish for 5 days now mind it isn't a stark orange it is orange with gold highlights in it. It makes my nails look like the brightest Maple leaf you could imagine. Three more items to go and it isn't even mid-month yet! This is turning out to be a great month.

It's my Birthday

I wish I was one of those blogs that do printables I'd offer something to share as I start my 60th year. 59 used to seem so old but I don't feel old most days. Oh I have my share of days that I feel ancient but mostly I feel more like 40 than 59. My son turns 40 on the 9th, he is my baby, hard to get used to the fact that he is almost a middle-aged adult. Yesterday GD#1 turned 21 and tomorrow her brother GS#1 turns 11. The good news for me is that is it for birthdays until the end of the month. My Niece's birthday is on the 28th. The next birthday after that is not until December. GD#4 turns 4 sometime around the middle of that month.

Plus Size Appreciation

A long time ago I came across a term that these days would be considered derogatory. It was about what was considered a kink. The term was fatty lover and indicated men who prefer their women well padded. We have come a long way since then but still not far enough. Those of us with curvaceous figures are still spoken of in whispers though slowly we are becoming more mainstream as some of our members have become models and movie stars. This image back in 2015 sparked a lot of negative comments , I wonder if it would spark as many this year. Somehow I don't think so. In 2018 we had come a long way from there as this picture shows: This blog talks a lot about positive body image. The picture above is only one of many on the internet celebrating body love. And this year we actually had a beauty pageant ! So the next time someone says something to you about your size just look them in the eye and smile! Cause even if they don't know it you know you are beautifu

Frugal Fun

I do not leave my home very often. Mainly it is because I don't need to. I have family who will do my running around for me. I like it that way most of the time but there are some days that I just can't stay inside any more. On those days I always find a reason for going outside. Mainly I'll walk in the garden or sometimes to the corner store to get myself a treat but some times I'll walk to look at other peoples gardens or to look at the changing trees or nearby Christmas decorations. I take photos as I go so what I see is concrete not just in my head. The best part of this is that 1) it's free and 2) it's fun and 3) it's healthy. There are other things you can do that are free or nearly so as well. 1) Go to the library choose a couple of magazines you like and sit in one of the armchairs and read them 2) The library also hosts some hobby groups like a book club or knitting club that are free. The library sometimes even provides the books for the