Monday, March 31, 2014
Saturday, March 29, 2014
And after all our work was done, we enjoyed a cold beer in the sun.
Wednesday, March 26, 2014
We were in the Sault today to get my windshield replaced - stupid stone chip - so there was 3 hours to kill. Speedy just so happened to be within walking distance to Walmart - good place to shop. I must have stood in front of the baby clothes for a good 1/2 hour. I was just so overwhelmed by the selection - everything looked so cute. I knew it had to be neutral colours because I don't know who the twins are yet. I began to notice that the majority of the clothing came in 2s or 3s and the little sox came in a 6 pack. Do newborns really need sox? What about those little hats. It is hot in Abu Dhabi all year round but then again, there is the air conditioning. I never gave the mitts a second look.
The onesies look pretty good for changing diapers - you don't have to take the whole thing off - just undo the bottom. But won't their little legs get cold? I will have to look for tights!! What if they are boys - will Dave let me dress the boys in tights? These are important questions I need to know the answers to for future shopping trips.
I settled on the collection in the first picture. Yellow and lime green are neutral and will look good on any baby.
I am starting to feel like a real Grandma.
Rejean just laughed.
Monday, March 24, 2014
But best of all are sets of twins
With extra laughter and double grins*
For the longest time I had my dearest Sadie as my Fur Grand Child and we so enjoyed our times together. She taught me how to be a Grandma and I spoiled her when I could as that is what Grandparents are supposed to do.
Well now we can put that experience to good use because we have great news from Jodie and Dave. They are expecting - are you ready for this - twins!!!
Mother and Father and Babies are doing fine - we have seen 2 scans already but will see many more as extra care and monitoring is needed with a multiple birth. We know that they will be identical so they will either be 2 boys or 2 girls. We are both "chuffed to bits" with the news as well as Dave's parents, Tish and Jim in England and Mary-Lou in Windsor I think that means "thrilled to bits" as Tish used that phrase in her email.
I am sure there is a trip to Abu Dhabi in our near future.
And I get to share this exciting experience with my sister Susan as her son Kyle and his girlfriend Marlorie are expecting twins as well. What are the chances? Jodie and Malorie are due within a week of each other so it will be exciting to hear of each family's amazing journey.
These children will be loved.
borrowed from the Internet
Sunday, March 23, 2014
We are very, very pleased with the results and Rejean finally has his bar.
Thursday, March 20, 2014
Monday, March 17, 2014
The top picture is part of the work area - the top right is where the microwave will be placed - in the area below that is where the empty beer cases will be stored. To the top left is for the stereo and beneath that is for the recycle boxes. Lights are installed as well to illuminate the work surfaces. Drawers and cupboards will be installed on the left hand side of the bar.
The next picture is of the front of the bar showing the raised panel sections separated by the ridged boards.
And then the coup de grace, the top rail which will be placed on the top front and side of the bar. Then the foot rails will complete the bar.
I may have to break my no drinking during the week rule to have a celebratory drink once it is finished but I think that is still a few days away. Still a lot of work to do.
Thursday, March 13, 2014
She is going to need more arms!!!
Kyle and Malorie announced that they are expecting TWINS in September!!
So Susan has gone from thinking she was never going to be a Grandma to 3 grandchildren in 1 year.
I wonder if she knows how to knit…
Congratulations to everyone!!!!
Sunday, March 9, 2014
Saturday, March 8, 2014
So….any bets as to when it's going to come down? I will keep you posted and get a picture of it down. Hopefully I will be on top of the snow instead of under it :o\
Wednesday, March 5, 2014
Sunday, March 2, 2014
Len, together with his wife Pat, ran the Tunnel Lake Trading Post before Keith took over. Keith had big shoes to fill for sure. Pat gave the biggest scoops of ice cream ever and Len always made you feel more than welcome at the store. Pat passed away a few years ago and Len has stayed active and just recently moved into an apartment in town from his home on Cummings. The drives were getting to be a bit much for him and this winter has been especially hard. He is safe in town.
We saw Len at the Legion fish fry on Friday night and I almost gave the surprise away but managed to hold my tongue. Len likes to go out to the local functions. He is a source to be reckoned with and quite the ladies man. We have given him the nick name of "The Chic Magnet" and he gets such a thrill when we call him that. He is always the gentleman and always dressed to the nines. He is a dear man and I am very happy to call him my friend.
There was a very large turnout at the Hall and he was surprised - you have to be careful with surprising anyone as old as 90 but he must have known something was up with all the cars in the parking lot. It kind of cushioned the surprise. Everyone came out to party with Len. He is a member of the local choir and the other members showed up to sing Happy Birthday and For He's A jolly Good Fellow to him. It brought tears to my eyes.