Sunday, November 21, 2010

Computer will be turned off

Hi everyone, hope everyone  is having a quiet and stitching Sunday. We are emptying our computer room today and getting it ready for a new coat of paint, new baseboards and my Grandparent's antique roll top desk will finally be in it's new home. It has travelled a long way from Southern Quebec to Ottawa, Ontario and now to me in Southwestern Ontario. I wonder what my Grandparents would think to know how much that desk is still loved and so many fond memories of them sitting at it working away. I wish I had a photo of them with it. But I have it in my mind and that will have to surphise.
So anyway in a couple of hours my computer will be in pieces and in another room for at least a week so be patient everyone I will be back. I may drop in from a friend's computer mid week if I get a chance. See you all soon. Have a good week.
~Happiest when stitching~

Monday, November 15, 2010

You just wonder, sometimes

This world is a strange place, they keep talking about random acts of kindness and playing things forward..... you know I have always tried to be a good person all my life and I have always prided myself on trying to help people in many different ways. I will go the distance, I will be there in a heart beat when help is needed, but sometimes no matter how hard you try there are always certain people who always look at the neagtive side of everything and no matter how hard you try you just cannot change the way they think. And as of today I think I have finally decided I am just not going to try anymore. Anyone who wants my help can ask for it and they will have it. But if they don't ask, I will be silent.
Thanks for listening everyone, I needed to vent!

~Happiest when stitching~

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Our Dad and Grandpa and Great Grandpa

Earle P. Buzzell

In Flander's Fields the poppies grow

November 11th is the day we always gathered as a family to join in the church parade at my husbands parents church in London, Ontario at St. Stephen's Anglican to watch my Father-in-law carry the Canadian flag into the church with the bag pipes playing. It was always a very emotional and moving ceremony for us and for him I am sure. When the buglar played taps there was never a dry eye in the congregation.

Earle has been gone for over a year now and we miss him so very much but it is always a very sad day for us when November 11th arrives.  He was quite silent about his war years. There were a few stories, but not many. He was our hero in life and he will remain our hero forever. So many of our veterens have passed, may they forever rest in peace. God bless them. Thank you to everyone of them for everything that they did for us I know our family is forever gratefull.

Happiest when stitching~

Monday, November 8, 2010

Debbie's birthday!

November 9th is my best friend's birthday. Debbie and I have been  friends since grade 1. In fact her grandparents and mine used to go dancing together when they were young. I introduced her to her husband and they set me up on a blind date and yup I married him and we have been together for 38 years. Debbie and I have stayed best of friends for over fifty years, WOW! We have never have never had any arguements. We have differences of opinions but doesn't everyone? We absolutely love spending time together and yes we all get a little out of sorts when we are apart for very long. Saturday night they came for Deb's birthday dinner. We had a great time as usual. I wish we lived in the same city, we are an hour away. I love her very much and I hope we live to a ripe old age and that we have many more years of really good times!
Happy Birthday my very dear friend! You are the best!
~Happiest when stitching~

Sunday, November 7, 2010

From the mouth of babes!


On the first day of school, a first-grader handed his teacher a note from his mother. The note read, “The opinions expressed by this child are not necessarily those of his parents.”


A woman was trying hard to get the tomato sauce out of the jar. During her struggle the phone rang so she asked her 4-year-old daughter to answer the phone. “Mummy can't come to the phone to talk to you right now. She’s hitting the bottle.”


A little boy got lost at the YMCA and found himself in the women’s locker room When he was spotted, the room burst into shrieks, with ladies grabbing towels and running for cover. The little boy watched in amazement and then asked, “What’s the matter, haven't you ever seen a little boy before?”


While taking a routine vandalism report at an Infants school, I was interrupted by a little girl about 6 years old. Looking up and down at my uniform, she asked, “Are you a cop?”

“Yes,” I answered and continued writing the report. “My mother said if I ever needed help I should ask the police. Is that right?” Yes, that’s right,” I told her.”Well, then,” she said as she extended her foot toward me, “would you please tie my shoe?”


It was the end of the day when I parked my police van in front of the Station. As I gathered my equipment, my K-9 partner, Jake, was barking, and I saw a little boy staring in at me “Is that a dog you got back there?” he asked.”It sure is,” I replied. Puzzled, the boy looked at me and then towards the back of the van.

Finally he said, “what'd he do?”


While working for an organization that delivers lunches to elderly citizens, I used to take my 4-year-old daughter on my afternoon rounds. She was unfailingly intrigued by the various appliances of old age, particularly the canes, walkers and wheelchairs. One day I found her staring at a pair of false teeth soaking in a glass. As I braced myself for the inevitable barrage of questions, she merely turned and whispered, “The tooth fairy will never believe this!”


A little girl was watching her parents dress for a party. When she saw her Dad donning his tuxedo, she warned, “Daddy, you shouldn't wear that suit.” “And why not, Darling?”

“You know that it always gives you a headache the next morning.”


While walking along the footpath in front of his church, our Minister heard the intoning of a prayer that nearly made his collar wilt. Apparently, his 5-year-old son and his playmates had found a dead robin. Feeling that proper burial should be performed, they had secured a small box and cotton wool, then dug a hole and made ready for the disposal of the deceased. The Minister’s son was chosen to say the appropriate prayers and with sonorous dignity intoned his version of what he thought his father always said: “Glory be unto the Faaather, and unto the Sonnn, and into the hole he goooes.”


A little girl had just finished her first week of school. “I'm just wasting my time, Mum,” she said to her mother. “I can't read, I can't write and they won't let me talk!”

~Happiest when stitching~

Friday, November 5, 2010

Home Safe and Sound

Just a quick word this morning before I go to work. My sister-in-law and her husband have returned home safe and sound from their trip to St' Lucia. They managed to get a flight out of Barbados. They are very tired but happy to be home. They said it was an adventure, but not one they want to repeat.

Have a good day everyone. The week end is almost here.

~Happiest when stitching~

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

St. Lucia vacation gone wrong!

St. Lucia vacation

Tomas arrives in St. Lucia

The aftermath of Tomas

So here is the DH sister and her husband decide to go on holiday to St' Lucia last Sunday, they had a wonderful week until this past week end when Tomas decided to visit their island retreat. His sister said the eye of the storm decided to stall just off the island and they received 10 hours of rain. St. Lucia is all mountains and the flooding was terrible. They could not leave their rooms because of all the dangers including flying glass. They were suppose to come home on Sunday. They are still there, but are hoping to get a small boat to Barbados and a flight home. The runway in St. Lucia is damaged and flights can't come out. Talk about a vacation from hell! She said the first day was kind of exciting but after a few days of not being able to go anywhere or do anything boredom settled in.
You just never know what life is going to bring you. We are just thankful they are safe and that they will be home soon.  They may want to hustle, the news says there is another hurricane headed there way. Say a prayer for them, PLEASE! I will let you know when they are home safe and sound.

Happiest when stitching~