Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Technical Difficulties

We've been experiencing technical difficulties for the last few months.
Internet connection has been very spotty and when I could get on line, it often took a very long time to load various pages, making blogging next to impossible!
After spending two hours on hold I finally managed to get our cable company to come out. Tomorrow they will be replacing our overhead cable line which should solve the problem for good.

You might be thinking I've just been hanging out, enjoying lovely, lazy, summer days with no blogging to do. . .
Jesse tells me I don't know how to have a lovely, lazy day and it's possible that he's right.  At least while I am at home. 
Somehow, something always needs doing.
Ev would probably disagree with me, as she is always doing something fun with her girls (sometimes she even lets her husband come along. . !)
It's odd, but somehow now that my kids are ( mostly) grown up, I don't make time for festivals and what have you the way I used to. It's not quite the same when you don't have small kids of your own to go with.
What I do find time for, are things like freezing thirty pounds of strawberries with vanilla been to use in strawberry short cake all winter long, painting and refreshing my outside front entry and, of course, gardening! ( Most of which Ev is doing on top of having fun with her family!)
So, to fill you in on what's been happening, I figured I would tell it in pictures rather than words. . . (Okay, okay, there are some words. I have to have some words!)

Driving Jesse and friends to summer camp were they were counsellors for devolpmentally challenged adults

A baby gift for my sister-in-law. I am trying hard to add special touches to gifts.

A handmade card

Jada and I are trying to be more adventurous in where we walk

On this day we walked in an old beautiful neighbourhood. I love walls covered in vines!

Looking for ideas I can use on my small home

Jada loves it when I share my snack with her!

Annabell hydrangea in the front garden

An ant on 'John Cabot'

Winnipeg Parks in the front garden

My friend Joyce and I take time out to visit Fort Edmonton

I check out gardens were ever I go!!

Jada LOVES icecream and Jesse HATES the cone. A good deal for for both of them!

Sliced strawberries with vanilla bean (seeds) Yum! Not local though. . . too much rain made for a poor crop this year.

A gift from the garden

The 'special' touch

I love daisy's!

A new project begins. . .

Front door before. . .

Minus knob and lock.
Stay tuned for the reveal in a future post!

Walking in the river valley


Nancy-Mom said...

Okay, I guess I'll forgive you for not posting for awhile :o) Reading this one allows me to forgive you. Just QUIT BEING SOOO BUSY. Got that !!!!
Wouldn't mind having a garden with a few flowers in it that we could pick although I'm sure uncle Ben wouldn't let any be picked :o( he's soooo picky :o) hmm, maybe I should use fussy here in place of picky :o)

Tamara Jansen said...

LOVE all the pictures!!!!

Anonymous said...

It looks better in pictures than just talking about it..always hard to imagine. What about the 80pds of fish you now have in your freezer? I'm sure that would have been very interesting...lol, maybe at the same time as the front door reveal?! Lisa

momofcrt said...

Love the pictures too. I went to highschool with Joyce :-)

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