Saturday, October 30, 2010

What a difference a week makes!

Well everyone it has been an interesting week. I have been having a lot of problems with my legs. I went to see my specialist in Toronto and he has started me on new medication. It is one that you have to start off slow and build up over the weeks. Hopefully I will be able to tolerate it.

I also had to go for an ultrasound and yes is the answer I have gall stones and lots of them. Great, I have a feeling what my doctor is going to say. I saw him at the coffee shop today, no I did not discuss it with him. Instead we talked about his trip, he has just returned from Africa. Must be nice.

Tomorrow is the day my youngest daughter Rachel and I have decided to make cabbage rolls. We make tons of them and we freeze them. They are so wonderful to just take out in the winter time for a quick dinner.
My dear hubby has bought all the ingredients now all that is left is to put them all together and then    we get to smell them cook all afternoon.

I stitched for a while tonight, I think that will be it until Monday. Sunday is a friends birthday, we are having a surprise brunch for him and then DH and I have to get ready for Halloween, the grandchildren will be arriving and it will get a little crazy for a while.

Take care everyone, have a great Halloween!

~Happiest when stitching~

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Thoughts for today or any day!

Do not argue with an idiot. He will drag you down to his level and beat you with experience.

Going to church doesn't make you a Christian any more than standing in a garage makes you a car.

Light travels faster than sound. This is why some people appear bright until you hear them speak.

If I agreed with you we'd both be wrong.

We never really grow up; we only learn how to act in public.

War does not determine who is right - only who is left.

Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit; Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.

Evening news is where they begin with 'Good evening', and then proceed to tell you why it isn't.

To steal ideas from one person is plagiarism. To steal from many is research.

A bus station is where a bus stops. A train station is where a train stops. On my desk, I have a work station.

How is it one careless match can start a forest fire, but it takes a whole box to start a campfire?

Some people are like Slinkies ... not really good for anything, but you can't help smiling when you see one tumble down the stairs.

Dolphins are so smart that within a few weeks of captivity, they can train people to stand on the very edge of the pool and throw them fish.

I thought I wanted a career, turns out I just wanted pay checks.

A bank is a place that will lend you money, if you can prove that you don't need it.

Whenever I fill out an application, in the part that says "If an emergency, notify:" I put "DOCTOR".

I didn't say it was your fault, I said I was blaming you.

I saw a woman wearing a sweat shirt with "Guess" on I said "Implants?"

Why does someone believe you when you say there are four billion stars, but check when you say the paint is wet?

Women will never be equal to men until they can walk down the street with a bald head and a beer gut, and still think they are sexy.

Why do Americans choose from just two people to run for president and 50 for Miss America ?

Behind every successful man is his woman. Behind the fall of a successful man is usually another woman.

A clear conscience is usually the sign of a bad memory.

The voices in my head may not be real, but they have some good ideas!

Always borrow money from a pessimist. He won't expect it back.

A diplomat is someone who can tell you to go to hell in such a way that you will look forward to the trip.

Hospitality: making your guests feel like they're at home, even if you wish they were.

Money can't buy happiness, but it sure makes misery easier to live with.

Some cause happiness wherever they go. Others whenever they go.

There's a fine line between cuddling and holding someone down so they can't get away.

I used to be indecisive. Now I'm not sure.

I always take life with a grain of salt, plus a slice of lemon, and a shot of tequila.

When tempted to fight fire with fire, remember that the Fire Department usually uses water.

You're never too old to learn something stupid.

Nostalgia isn't what it used to be.

Some people hear voices. Some see invisible people. Others have no imagination whatsoever.

A bus is a vehicle that runs twice as fast when you are after it as when you are in it.

If you are supposed to learn from your mistakes, why do some people have more than one child?

~Happiest when stitching~

Friday, October 15, 2010

Photos of our Maine vacation

Our 38th anniversary!

We had a great time in Maine and we even travelled to Portsmouth and Hampton Beach NH. My dear hubby and I use to spend our summer holidays in Hampton many years ago. We loved Portsmouth, so much history.
We atyed Ogunquit and York, Maine. We loved it, we really did not want to come home. I know I was meant to live by the sea. Could someone please find me a beautiful home by the sea that is not a few million dollars???? Oh well I can dream. What is life without dreams!!!!

~Happiest when stitching~

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

S and I had a wonderful holiday. We travelled from S.W. Ontario through New York State and Mass to New Hamphshire and then to Maine to spend a few days by the ocean in York and Ogunquit. It was so beautiful. The weather was cloudy but we only had rain one day and we chose to ignore it and drove along the coast up as far as Kennebunkport. So pretty and the ocean was at its best, we had very high waves. I ate lobster, S did not. He hates fish and seafood. We had a great time.
On the way home we drove via the ABC Stitchery shop in Grantham. It was very nice but my legs were giving me grief and as I could not stand for long we only had a brief stop and then we headed for Montpelier Vt for the night only to find there were no rooms so we went on to Burlington Vt and stayed there. The next day we made the trip home a long day and a lot of traffic. We crossed the border around 9:00 p.m.
Yesterday (Saturday) we slept in and had a restful day.
Today is another story all the family is arriving here for our Thanksgiving dinner. My Mom is here and she is helping too. So nice to have such a great Mom. She is the best. Happy holidays everyone.

~Happiest when stitching~

Saturday, October 2, 2010

One last comment

I was not going to post again until after our holidays, but the strangest thing happened I took my DH's pants to my friend Jayne to have them hemmed and tonight when I was packing guess what DH found in his pants pocket????? Well I have the cutest pair of black sissors with a lovely fob attached with my initials. Jayne you are such a sweet heart and the best of best friends. Thank you so much I just love them!
See you soon.

~Happiest when stitching~

One more day!

This is the Lizzie Kate design I stitched for my Stitching Sister, Jayne. She and her DH went to Boston for the 4th of July this year, so I decided to stitch it for her for her 50th birthday on wednesday.
It was loads of fun to do and now if I could only get the photo to be upright, sometimes I just can't get this computer to do what I want. Sorry friends.
Would you believe I have two stitching sisters with the same birthday date one is 50 one is a tad older. Tara has three little dogs and she loves them so much I thought she might like this design, and so she did. I like it so much I may stitch it for myself, maybe after Christmas.

Today I am busy getting ready for our trip to Maine. Yes we leave tomorrow around 6:00 a.m. and with any luck we will be there by 6:00 p.m.. It is quite the drive but more than worth it. Pray for good weather, they have sure had there share of rain this week. My camera is charging and I have the binoculars in the trunk. Throw in a couple of suitcases and we are ready to hit the road. Talk to you all next week!

Jayne can you fix the first photo?
(silly girl ,,,   of course,,, I would be happy to do anything for you)
 I love this and I thank you so much. Have a great holiday...
Be always in stitches
~Happiest when stitching~