Friday, March 30, 2007

Unexpected Flowers!! And the return of my Keys!

Well, when DH told the ladies at work what he did with the keys, they all sympathized with me and suggested to DH that perhaps flowers would be a nice way to apologize. So he stopped on the way home and bought me a beautiful bouquet of yellow roses with 3 irises. Aren't they pretty! And I have my keys too! Now I can go do all those postponed errands!

Missing Keys and an Unexpected Walk!

Well, unexpectedly I didn't have keys to my car this morning. My DH took both sets with him to Toronto. Yes, he's on his way home with them now so I can do the errands I need to do today. So I had the unexpected pleasure of walking Brittany to school. Usually I drop her off as I rush to work. But today, we spent 15 minutes in the sunny morning air walking together and it was fun. We listened to the birds observed the bulbs up in the gardens and talked about nothing in particular.

Tuesday, March 27, 2007


Nature's way of saying "Lets Party"!!
Yes, these are the crocus and snow drops up in our garden!
It was a beautiful warm day!

Sunday, March 25, 2007


I spent the day yesterday scrapbooking with a lot of very talented ladies. Kathryn and I went to a day crop in Waterloo put on by Karen of Go Scrapping. It was successful day as I completed 7 pages and 1 card (in the slide show below)!
She also held a fund raiser for Holly who is participating in the walk for breast cancer and I won. You had to guess how many feet of ribbon were in the jar(pics attached). There were 64 feet and I along with one other person guessed 65. There was a tie breaking draw and I won! I counted the number of ribbons as well and there are 33 different ribbons. I'll have fun with it!

Friday, March 23, 2007


Well, for the second time, Brittany's soccer team won their house league tournament. Throughout the season her team was in the bottom of the standings but during playoffs they really came on strong and won it! The final was an exciting game. They were up 6 to 1 then down 9 to 7 then won 11 to 9! And Brittany got not one but two goals!! Way to go Britt!

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or Rock?

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Here's the link:

Sunday, March 18, 2007

Not the only one on the Road!

Well, I was out earlier getting groceries and encountered many drivers who seem to think they are the only person on the road!
Examples include: stopping in the middle of the road for some unknown reason, going 15 kms below the speed limit, not signalling a turn, not proceeding in proper order at a 4 way stop. These all happened within the 1 km(or less) distance from my house to the grovery store! Ahhh, feel better now for having gotten this off my chest!

Signs of Spring!

Haven't seen any robins yet, but here's a few pics of some bulbs up in my front garden and some even have buds! I know they started to come up in January when it was so mild so hopefully they'll keep growing!

Ribbon Swap

I recently participated in a ribbon swap with some of the Go Scrapping message board members. We sent in enough ribbon for each person and received a different pattern back from each member. We all got lots of great ribbon and a beautiful card made by Judy. A very fun swap!

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Elizabeth I

For some reason I've always been fascinated by the Royal European families. I like to think its beacuse I was a member of one in a prior life( as if!!).
Anyway, as mentioned in a prior post I rented the HBO film of Elizabeth I and I thoroughly enjoyed it!!(I watched it with an intermission of Amazing Race, can you believe Rob and Amber are out!)Its detailed without being too long and starts a few years into her almost 45 year reign. Its interesting to think how she(as other monarchs) had to continuously fight to maintain their position and could never trust anyone.
Here's a link to the film website in case you want to check out:

Recipe Swap

I recently participated in a recipe swap through the message board at Go Scrapping. Ten of us created a 6 by 6 layout of our favourite appetizer or soup recipe. So we did create 10 of the same layout. We then sent them into the swap coordinator(thanks Karen!) who then made sure to send all of us back one of each recipe. I received mine yesterday and they are amazing layouts and I can hardly wait to try out the recipes. Have a look at the slide show below.I'm sure those of you who know me will be able to pick out mine!

Next is a chicken recipe swap, can't wait to see how they all turn out!

Sunday, March 11, 2007

Handmade Cards

A natural extension of scrapbooking is cardmaking. I've recently been making more and more of my cards rather than buying them. The bonus of cards is that they make up so quickly, its a form of immediate gratification! And a hint I read in one of my scrapbook magazines, is to make cards from your scraps as you create your scrapbooking pages. I've tried it and it really helps to use up those scraps you keep meaning to go back to but never do!

Here's a sampling of cards I've made recently. Some from scraps and some from a kit. I've also included three cards that my Mom hand-painted.


The girls started March Break this weekend so we decided to rent a bunch of movies!

They both really enjoyed The Illusionist(nominated but no wins)! Marie Antoinette(won for costume design) was a bit of yawn. The Prestige( no awards I think) didn't keep Brittany's attention and did seem to drag. The Departed(won for best picture and director and others) was for Steve and I, the girls didn't watch it. I quite enjoyed The Departed, it had a sense of humour throughout, quite interesting considering how it ends. I would highly recommend The Illusionist and The Departed.

Here's some links in case you want to check them out.

The girls also watched Stranger Than Fiction that Brianne said wasn't very good.

Next I'd like to see The Queen and Dreamgirls to catch up on the Oscar nominated films I haven't seen yet!

I also have Elizabeth I to watch. Its the HBO movie starring Helen Mirren. I'll let you know what I think of it!

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Sunday, March 04, 2007

Busy Weekend

Well, it was busy and fun weekend around our house!

Friday started off with the girls having a "snow" day because of the snow and ice on Thursday night/Friday morning. I took a few pics of the ice on Friday morning.

I then left(the roads were fine!)for a scrapbooking retreat at Tom Horton's Camp Onondaga south of Cambridge hosted by Two Scrapbook Friends! I'll post the layouts I finished to my blog later this week but I have added some of the photos I took of us cropping! Of course we did need to take breaks with silly games involving oreo cookies and as well as draws! I won two chipboard books and a design book in the draws! It was a great time with lots of scrapping and laughter(and late nights)!
By the way the camp was great, I can see why kids would love it there! Lots of open space, great two story cabins, nice common area with loft(a few of us scrapped in the loft and became known as the "lofty ladies"), barn with animals and other facilities including a pool!

And while I was scrapping a picture of Brittany just starting to learn to play the piano, she performed a piano piece in Beckettfest and received good feedback from the moderator.

Steve took the girls to see Bridge to Terabithia on Saturday night then today took them both and Brianne's friend Claire tubing at Chicopee Tube Park! They all had a great time! We all hope to go next week with my sister and her family.

And now I'm off to wath Amazing Race! Who will finish last tonight!