Friday, May 20, 2011

Life Here on the HIll

I am so horrible at updating my blog. I used to update it all the time before I started work and now I don't seem to have time for anything. :o(

For the last 4 weeks, we've been going swimming. We've gone on my days off and we really look forward to it. Great exercise too!

I've been incredibly dizzy, light-headed and weak for the last 2 months. The dizziness usually stops when I sit down but not today. I've been sitting down for a while and my head is still spinning. I saw my dr this week and he ordered blood work and a cardiogram. My heart rate was only 49 beats per minute so the nurse got me to stay to see the dr. He ordered a chest xray and more blood work. So far everything has come back fine. I have to call him on Tuesday to get the rest of the results. My rheumatologist is away for a few weeks so he is sending me to another dr. I'm not sure if he is a rheumatologist too.

I hope the dizziness goes away soon. I'm back to work on Sunday.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Water Woes

Well, we had our work Christmas party last night but it sure didn't feel like winter. Very mild temperatures and lots of rain. Alot of roads still closed and some towns calling a state of emergency. I know some folks who couldn't make it home and had to stay with family and others who did manage to get home only to be evacuated. Others, I know, have been up going on 48 hours just trying to get or keep the water out of their basement. And it is still raining!!

Got the Christmas cards done and mailed last Thursday. DS thought they would cost at least $10 to mail. If only! I told him it would probably be more. $21.00 later the cards were shipped off.

Still have a little shopping to do, some baking and hopefully some relaxing.

Oh and since I started typing this it started snowing. Crazy!!

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Making a List & Checking it Twice.

No, not a Santa list. (He's not real you know!). No I'm making a list of the things I need to get done before Christmas...some things need to be done before Monday. It seems I check one thing off the list and add two more. :o) Tomorrow I hope to get my Christmas cards written out and mailed before I go to work. I tried to wrap gifts today but I realized that I was still waiting for some things to arrive in the mail and I didn't have enough gift bags. Oh! And no gift tags.

I'm also in charge of games for our staff Christmas party. I found the games we're going to play and now I just have to make sure I have everything needed including the prizes. Should be lots of fun!! :o)

It was a chilly -11c tonight on my drive home. Nice to feel the woodstove when I opened the door. There's nothing like wood heat to keep a person warm.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Home on the HIll

Well, our big storm turned out to be not so big. Some areas had a bit more snow and some folks lost power but overall it wasn't what the weather center forecasted. Lucky us!

We got the christmas tree decorated today. I think it looks great! It's nothing you would see in a home decorating magazine. Lots of colorful mini-lights and a wide variety of ornaments. Each ornament has a special story. There are also plenty of candy canes too.

When Caleb was about 3 years old, my brother-in-law asked him what he wanted for Christmas.
"Nothing", Caleb replied.
"How about a toy?" my brother-in-law asked.
"No, I have enough toys now."
"How about some clothes?"
"No, I have lots of clothes?"
"Well, what do you think you'd like for Christmas then?"
"Hmmm....How about a candy cane!", suggested Caleb.

That's what I think of whenever I see a candy cane. :o)

Winter Wonderland

A big winter storm is on its way. We are supposed to get 10 inches of snow. It hasn't started to snow yet so we'll see what tomorrow brings. It could turn out to be nothing but flurries. That would be alright with me. I'm not a huge fan of winter.

I'm not a huge fan of Christmas either but we got our tree today. We were looking for a 12 foot tree but ended up settling for a 9-10 foot tree. We each picked a different tree so when we found one that all 3 of us agreed on we went with it. DH & DS put it up tonight and we'll decorate it tomorrow.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Where Does the Time Go???

Good intentions. That's what I have when it comes to updating my blog. But you know what they say about good intentions!

I couldn't believe that it has been over a year since I've posted anything. Wowzers!

Homeschooling and work along with all of the other everyday things seem to keep me so busy. I miss the days when I was just a stay-at-home mom & wife. Things weren't so hectic and stressful then.

Well, I am just going to have to find the time to record the events of my busy, busy life.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

A Quick Update

Here is a very quick update on what's been going on here in my neck of the world.

* DS turned 11 years old. I don't know how that happened because it just seems like we brought him home from the hospital.
* DS went to Junior camp for the first time. I also stayed at the camp because it is in a whole other province and it was his first time being away for that long. I think it helped him to know I was on the grounds if he needed me.
* DS & I went to campmeeting. We ended up coming home a few days early because my father-in-law, who was already in the hospital, got word that he would need to have his leg amputated. DS & I came home to be here with my husband and in-laws.

* My father-in-law had his leg amputated due to complications from diabetes.
* My husbands aunts came home for a visit to see my father-in-law. They took us (14 in total...would have been 15 if my father-in-law could've come too) out for supper and surprised my husband with a birthday celebration at the end. He was very surprised. :o)
* My father-in-law passed away 3 weeks after his surgery and 6 weeks after going into the hospital. Even though we knew he was struggling to get better it was still a shock to get the word that he passed away. We know this is not the end. We will see him again at the resurrection.
* My nephew got married. We are just 7 years apart in age and I practically grew up at their house. I was touched when he asked me to say grace at his wedding reception.

* Back into the swing of things with homeschooling. Still trying to juggle homeschooling, work and house keeping. I appreciate any prayers.
* Went to Prince Edward Island with DS, my husband, my mom & my mother-in-law. We just went for a few days but we had a great time. We had fun mini golfing, go cart racing, bumper cars and of course dressing up as Anne of Green Gables.
* We had a mother bear & her 4 cubs hanging around our fields...Yes! 4 cubs!! Haven't seen them lately though. We'll see who shows up in the spring.

So that is just a bit of what has been happening here. Still working on organizing that scrapbooking area. That is such a huge job that I am done before I even start. ;o)

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Spring Cleaning

Blogging isn't the only thing I have been falling behind in. I can't even remember the last time I scrapbooked anything. I am hoping to get everything pulled out of my scrapbooking area in the loft, organize it somehow (and still be easy to get to) and get rid (or sell) the desk. I want to make myself a little, peaceful reading nook. I think it will be the perfect spot.

Somehow, posting this here will, maybe, make me more likely to actually follow through with it. lol :o)

Today, the 3 of us managed to get the van cleaned out, vaccumed and dusted. It looks so much better!!

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