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Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Celebrate Spring!



Easter time has brought us another year to celebrate the new growth in our lives and those around us. It is a time to watch, to be aware that seasons come and go whether we are ready for them or not. My grandmother celebrated her 102nd birthday on April Fool's day. I think she has fooled us all! She certainly knows some tricks for longevity.

At Easter we celebrate the Life, Death & Resurrection of Jesus Christ.

Pagan beliefs also are honored as we celebrate the new life seen in Spring.

Marble eggs are treasures found at a garage sale many years ago.
This bunny was collected for one of the kids a few Easters back.

 Love Birds (salt and pepper anniversary gift from hubby) proudly nest on the dining room table.

The Lily represents spiritual awareness as well as the totem flower of mothers.

Easter brings hope for a season filled with new beginnings. A time to create new moments, as well as memories for a lifetime. Spring brings joy to our lives.

Shiny Things

"5 bucks a square foot," they said at the Home and Garden Show. So we sanded the floor ourselves.

About 3 days and 3 coats of polyurethane and we got it done.
I like shiny things! Thanks Mark. :)

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

 Spring break has begun! Being home provides an opportunity to clean the house and clear out the clutter. Today was warm enough to open the patio doors and let the dogs enjoy the sunny deck. Finally some sunshine and plus 12. Recycling of cardboard complete. Mulch was sent to the town compost bin thanks to my two sons. 7 bags yesterday and 6 more today. This spending time at home routine is hard work! Managed to dust, vacuum and scrub some of the winter away. Lets hope it stays that way for quite some time.

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Took a drive out to Waterton National Park today. Blue sky and dry pavement led the way for the Mustang to cruise. Got to the park and found that they shut everything down and pretty much shovel their way around all winter. Not a lot happening but the scenery was strategic.

Gone were the pedestrians shopping for ice cream. Instead creamy banks of snow pushed their way up to the windows and roofs of the cabins.

At the edge of the lake the snow crystals are as smooth as sand. It is almost a believable beach scene until you step out of the vehicle and are greeted with a chilling wind that is well known to the people of the Pincher Creek and Waterton area.

Victoria Day weekend the shops will open up and I hope to come back and enjoy this serene location once more.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Day 4. Still off the coffee. Starting to spend more time in the basement. Spinning for gold!

Taking digestive enzymes with each meal and learning more about herbal supplements.

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Love n Peas

  1. Improving my nutrition
    With a little love n help from a Nutritional Consultant/Sport Trainer, I am on a quest to improve my diet and increase fitness. Perhaps I will also lose unwanted pounds. Time will tell but the withdrawal from coffee and green tea today showed me I am off to a good start in changing some of the ways I consume calories and unwanted chemicals,hormones, etc.

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Time Flies!!

Wow It has been a while since I posted. I guess I have been working on my work themed blog on education and have let my home life blogging laps! Balance is everything. My mission this week is to simplify and connect things to be able to keep it all in "one pile" so to speak!!