Saturday, May 7, 2011

Happy Mother's Day

(My mom on the left, me and my aunt Marlyne)

Sunday is Mother's Day and I have made a decision this year to really get to know my mom. I know that may sound a little weird, however I feel like I know my mom and her little habits and her personality. I have never up until now taken the time to ask her what were your dreams, hopes, favourite moments in life etc. So last Sunday I took my mom out to lunch and asked her. My mom had children young, she was 17 when she had my sister and left home when she was 14 because her life their was not great. She met my dad when she was 14 and they have been together ever since 50 years later. They went on to have 7 children ( 5 girls and 2 boys). Unfortunatey two of the girls died. One at birth and one at 16 months of crib death. My mom was pregnant for just about 9 years straight. Her whole life was and still is dedicated to her children. She is the greatest mom I could have, and I know a lot of people say that. I mean it. When I asked her what did you want to do for a career when you dreamt of your life, she said I would have liked to have been a teacher. I was surprised at first. I had never heard my mom say this. And although she doesnt think so , she has been the greatest teacher. Always patient, and kind. I also learned that she also would have liked to play the piano and possibly take ballet lessons. My moms health is not the greatest and she will now never know these dreams. It taught me a lesson I will never forget and that is to live your dreams now, dont wait until tomorrow. I plan on many more get to know you moments with my mom and am excited to get to know the girl inside the women. I love you with all my heart and soul. Happy Mothers Day Mom.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Versatile Blogger Award

I feel like a bit of a dork. I was looking at my blogger stats ( which I didnt know existed) until today, and seen something called referring url's when I clicked into it I realized these are blogs that have referred back to me. What an amazing blogging community. I seen that I received the Versatile Blogger Award from Les Quilts . What an amazing and lovely thing to do. This is the lady who made me the beautiful pin cushion , scissor holder, needle holder and chocolate for a swap. So now it is my turn to pass along the award to the blogs that I feel are worthy of a mention . Here are the rules.

The Versatile Blogger Award Rules.

  1. Thank the person who gave you the award and link back to them in your post.
  2. Tell 7 things about yourself that others must not know about you.
  3. Pass along the award to 15 newly discovered bloggers.
  4. Contact these bloggers to let them know they have received the award.

Drum roll Please..............
My 15 Versatile Bloggers Awards Are........

all of these bloggers truly do contribute to the blogging community and are wonderful ladies and gentleman. I hope you look at their blogs and follow them. I have taken courses through them and I follow each and everyone.

Now 7 Things about me you maybe don't know..

  1. I have an addiction ( to magazines that is) My husband calls me the magazine queen.
  2. I don't have any children of my own, (well Sam, however he is a fur baby).  although I do love them.
  3. I have two step daughters
  4. I have three step granddaughters and 1 step grandson and another one on the way.
  5. I am way to young to be a grandmother of any kind so we are trying to come up with a name for the kids to call me.
  6. I have a photographic memory.
  7. One of my favourite things to do is sit at the Second Cup coffee shop with a Chai Tea Latte on Sunday mornings read and people watch.
Thank you again Leslie. This has been fun.


A couple of months ago after the disaster in Japan one of my fellow bloggers The Rusted Chain put these beautiful necklaces up for sale and offered to send part of the proceeds to their relief efforts. I ordered one  and received it several weeks ago. It came in a cute box with a little bow and was very pretty in person. I do feel blessed in my life, although it hasnt gone smoothly their have been a lot of bumps, I am so grateful and thankful for this life. I choose to see the bright spots. One of those is all the great blogs and people who write them. Enjoy your day.


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