Monday, November 28, 2011
See Ya Bye
Saturday, November 26, 2011
We found some black oil sunflower seeds at a decent price so we bought 3 50 pound bags (what we usually go thru in a winter) so the birds are slowly coming around. The squirrel had no problems finding the seeds on the ground. Gotta get the peanuts out...
See Ya Bye
From the left back row...Ron, who did a marvelous job with the potatoes - Vickie, who mastered the sausages and held babies and hugged a lot of people - Phyllis, who makes the magic happen and keeps us in line - Mrs Clause (aka Debbie who provided the Ranger for Santa's arrival) - Mary who kept the pancakes flowing - Santa and yes the beard is real and me on Santa's lap where I told him I had been a very good girl this year.
We had a good turnout for the breakfast - a lot of little kids and even more big kids - you are never too old for Breakfast with Santa.
Thursday, November 24, 2011
This Saturday is the annual Breakfast with Santa - a full breakfast with Santa and Mrs Claus who arrive by "pimped up" ranger which we will decorate tomorrow in Denzel's garage. It is a 7am start on Saturday so I better get my rest...
Sunday, November 20, 2011
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Thursday, November 17, 2011
We all went out this morning across the lake - we only found one set of tracks but across on the mine side there were tons. The trail cam indicated that they were all out after dark and before dawn - times when it is illegal to hunt. How do they know???
A big spiral sliced glazed ham for dinner tonite that the guys brought up and tomorrow nite we will be deep frying a turkey. Lots of leftovers...yum yum...
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Wednesday, November 16, 2011
The birds will be going hungry this year - we usually feed them the black oil sunflower seeds that used to be $20 for a 50 pound bag and I go thru about 3-4 bags per winter. This year it is $48 per bag because they are now using the black oil in a bio fuel!!! So much for the birds...if anyone out there knows where I can get it for the original price, please let me know. I enjoy feeding the birds.
I have the fire going up stairs and downstairs, the guys have just come in from hunting - we have 2 deer this year so far. Roger got one - a big doe - the first day and Ed got his doe (smaller than Roger's) on Sunday. I can taste those pepperonis now. I have been out in the blind for 2 days and have only seen a blue bird but I will be going out with the guys tomorrow pushing the mountain. I still don't know what will happen if I see one - time will tell.
See Ya Bye
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
This guy posed for me on some weird looking plant that kinda resembled something - that's all I am saying...
I will book this for next year for sure.
Sunday, November 13, 2011
There is something about spending time with your sisters - there is a connection there you have with no one else. We could never have done this when we were younger - we didn't appreciate each other the way we do now. I cherish them and enjoy every moment with them - life is way too short to let little things get in the way of life.
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Tuesday, November 1, 2011
Yesterday Linda and I got all Spa'd up. It was my birthday present to Linda and I am going to Florida so I needed my toes and fingers done. We went to the Serenity Spa in Bruce Mines. Arlene Labelle is the owner/operator and sole esthetician. She opened special for Linda and I. I think because she heard the sobs in my voice when she first told me she couldn't fit us in. So she met us at 11:30 am on Hallowe'en morning and finished us in 5 hours. Pedis and Manis for both of us. It was nice to be pampered for a change. I choose a dark chocolate brown for my digits and Linda liked my color so much she choose the same color for her nails. She had a nice deep cranberry for her toes. Arleen was a joy to be around - she survived the 5 hours with Linda and I which is saying a lot.
The next time we go - which should be around Christmas - I am going to bring some margharitas to sip on as we pass the time. Olay!!!
Boots brought along a new friend this morning. I couldn't tell if it was a female but I am going to assume it was. She was smaller than Boots and paler in color. She lay there until Boots was done, then came over and licked the bowl then ran off to be with Boots. She was timid when she saw me but never ran completely away. Boots had his ears down for a bit and kept his eyes on her. You can really tell how big Boots is when you compare him to the new fox. I guess it is all those leftovers from the Hall and the chicken hotdogs he loves so much.
I don't mind the extra mouth to feed - I have seen 4 foxes around our place at the same time but that was just for a small period of time.
OK readers, what should I call the new fox? You came thru with Boot's name so what do you think?