Sunday, November 22, 2015

Tuesday, June 23, 2015


A night of many sleeps, none which did a lot of good, because.........In London, during the night we had some intense thunderstorms and lots of rain.  Warnings for tornadoes were issued for the area, and this morning news of one possibly touched down.   Have not heard anymore at this point in time.  When arriving in St Thomas, it appears the overnight weather was no so bad, as not much water was in the rain gauge. 

Busy weekend gardening and doing a lot of errands.  

The house sale is looking even better today.

After posting this, I will be going to visit my Mother, then going out for dinner with past co-workers, then if I can stay awake I plan on getting in the sewing room for awhile and doing some more on the six quilts.

Must go,    have a great day.


Saturday, June 20, 2015

Computer down...........

Took my lap top to be checked on Friday,  I wish I knew more than I do about computers, maybe, I should take a course this Winter.

Back on line again now.

The house sale is looking a lot more positive than it was, had an open house for real estate agents and one for the public on Thursday and  on Friday, had two showings.   Words from my agent, sound promising.

At dinner last night, Dave asked me if I wanted to go on an adventure!!!.   (He is a sweetheart)  Of course I said yes, not even knowing what it was all about.   The see if there were any "rush seats" available for the Shania Twain concert.    We were able to get two great seats, close enough to feel the heat from the flames they set off on the stage.   A very Las Vegas type show, with all of her popular songs and some I had not heard before.  Lots of lights, flames, fireworks and videos and confetti.  
Did some errands and then some gardening today.   It became very humid during the afternoon, which wasn't to pleasant. But,'s Summer tomorrow,  so can't expect anything different here in S.W. Ontario.

Hope you all had a great day.



Thursday, June 18, 2015

No rocking

No, there was no rocking me to sleep last night.

Most of the chores on my list from yesterday were completed.   Both front and back lawns were cut and trimmed and then the flower beds looked a bit weedy, so I gave all of those a quick going over.   If I do say so myself, the place looks quite nice, flowers ( I only have perennial's in my garden now) are starting to bloom one after another, so always a bit of colour showing.

I did do the three quilt tops, but only two backings are done, (had to add a stripe of fabric to the two sides)  so only two quilts, top and backing are ready to go to the quilter today. 

My car cost me a bundle,  but it was cheaper than buying a new one. The bill arrived yesterday for the maintenance and cleaning of the furnace, fireplace, and A/C. that was no little sum either. 
Does not take long for a few hundred dollars to slip through the fingers, does it? 

While having my dinner last night, I had a visitor.   My patio doors are right beside my dining table, and a cute little baby rabbit came right up to the screen, if it had been open I am sure it would have hopped right in.   No camera handing for a picture.   I was having a salad and it's little nose was twitching, wonder if it could smell the lettuce.

Well can't dawdle too long this morning, so better get a move on.

Hope you have a great day.


Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Open Houses----Update

Have to be out of my house tomorrow between 10:00 a.m. and noon, so real estate agents can come in a go through my house.  Then in the evening open house for people to come in between 6:00 p.m. and 8:00p.m.  Real estate agent doing it during the week because of Father's Day this weekend.  A showing on Friday morning 10:45 - 11:45.

Will have to find something to do during those hours.  I am sure I can.

Here it is 1:30, so I am making a list of everything I need to get done before 10:00 a.m. tomorrow.

1     Finish the third quilt top, just four pieces of sashing.  Done...three quilt tops done.

2.   Add a strip of fabric to backing of said quilts so that I can drop them off tomorrow for quilting.

3.   Pick up my car, (it's in the repair shop).  Car will not be ready for about 2 hrs, time to cut the grass.  Done... but had to shell out a tidy sum.

4.   Mow the lawns.  (This will take about 2 hours.)  Done

5.   Make sure house is tidy

6.   Dinner.   Currently having that now.

7.    Sleep

8.    Get up, breakfast, shower and tidy bathroom. 

I will keep you updated as these chores get completed.

Have a great day.


Tuesday, June 16, 2015


After few wet days, today we have blue skies for a change.   The humidity from yesterday has gone, and with  a nice breeze it is becoming a lovely day.

House is neat and tidy and just waiting for the photographer to come and take pics for the new real estate agent.   Don't want to get into the sewing room, as I always have so many things laying around, so will have to wait until after lunch.  The garden is too wet to get into it at the present time, so I will see how much I can get done, as I want to get at least three of the quilt tops completed by week's end..

If you have been reading my blog for while, you know that I like to garden.  Thirteen years ago one of my GD's gave me two maple keys (seeds) to plant.  They both grew and she now has one in her front garden, which is about 15 feet or more tall.  The other, I kept and decided to make it a bonsai.  This tree has been give many years of tender care and bending the branches into a desirable shape.  I must tell you, I know very little about bonsai.  At this point in time it is doing well, however, it always had .large leaves, instead of small ones.  Last Winter I was told to cut all of the leaves off during the first week of June............that was a drastic move, but did it anyway.  Today I can see some small leaves starting to grow.  Quite pleased about that.

Update:  Had to put lap top away, pictures done, lunch eaten, and now I am off to the sewing room.

Hope you are having a great day.