Sunday, February 20, 2011

Under The Weather

I've been a bit under the weather this past week.  Just a yucky cold, but it has had me on the couch for a couple of days.  Just feeling really congested with a fever and no energy.  Very frustrating when thinking of all I SHOULD be doing!

My Dad has lost out on his trips to Timmy's while I've been not feeling well.  I missed getting him out Thursday and Friday. Dad quit driving back in July(ish) and I try to get him out every day for his Tim Horton's fix.  It's a bit of a handful some days trying to squeeze that in, but I never begrudge him (he is 80) and I just try to appreciate and enjoy him while he is here.  He has advanced prostate cancer, so his time with us may be short.  For now, he's asymptomatic and still able to enjoy his Tim's, so I try for every day, although that doesn't always happen.

On Thursday evening, I attended the once a month Women with Cancer support group in Abbotsford. My  friend, Deborah, came with me.  We were treated to a fabulous speaker that evening - Feather Janz.  What an amazing woman!  She's 39 and has had breast cancer twice (once at 23 and again at 35).  She's a young mother of two and is in the process of going through a divorce as well.  A trying time for her, for sure - on top of what she has already had to deal with.  She is such an encouragement to other women and a brilliant speaker.  You can visit her website here.  Her story is really something and she shares it with honesty, vigour, passion and sprinkles it with humour.  She has been speaking to women about breast cancer and breast self examination and awareness for years now. Feather is writing a book, so watch for that within the next year.  

Have a great week, everyone. 

Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day!

Happy Valentine's Day to all my blog reading friends. I hope you all had a great day.  Mine was pretty good, starting off with a nice breakfast with my Dad and sister, Karen (a bi-weekly event).  We talked about a lot of things and it was a special time together. The afternoon was busy with running DS and DD to hockey and piano after they got home from school.

After dropping DD off for his hockey practice, I thought I'd go to MCC, a great thrift store out here in Abbotsford as we had about 45 minutes to kill before DD's piano lesson. DD wanted to wait in the car and listen to her iPod, so I said OK.  Not a big deal, right? Well, I wasn't in the store 10 minutes when DD comes up to me and said "Mum, someone hit your van!" We ran outside and somebody had backed into the front of my van and left a pretty good scrape on it.  I have to tell you that my van is new (to me).  I picked it up from the dealership LAST TUESDAY.  It's a 2006 Honda Odyssey and I traded my 2003 Odyssey in because of the high mileage.  So the new van isn't new, but is new to me.  Didn't even have it for ONE WEEK!!!

As if it weren't bad enough that somebody backed into me, they then LEFT without leaving any information!  DD was inside the van when it all happened, but was too afraid to get out - poor kid.  Can't really blame her (she IS only 12), but sheesh, the other vehicle MUST have known it hit SOMETHING!  So, the next hour was spent driving DD to piano and making a police report for the "hit and run".  There's a fair bit of damage to my van (probably around $1000 or so). At least no one was injured - it could have been worse.

Now I have to deal with insurance and all that goes along with making a claim. It was a bit of a stressful day, but I was thinking about it later and in the overall scheme of things, it wasn't that bad. The car can be fixed and it's just a "thing".  I remembered the day I was diagnosed with cancer - now THAT was a stressful day!  This didn't even come close, so it wasn't bad!

Hoping you all had a loveable day!!

Wednesday, February 9, 2011


Dan, over at "Yesterday Once More" is having a blog giveaway! Go to his blog and become a follower in order to be entered for a chance to win a subscription to "A Primitive Place" magazine.  Dan is a writer for the magazine. Post his giveaway on YOUR blog, and you will get a second chance to win!!! Thanks for your generosity, Dan!

Dan has a gorgeous decorating style and their home has been featured in "Country Sampler" magazine.  How wonderful!

Take some time to browse Dan's blog - you won't be sorry AND they have three of the most adorable pooches ever!!!  :-)


Hello, fellow bloggers!  I am in the process of moving my blog over here.  I was not really happy with the changes made on Homestead Blogger, so have decided to blog here now.  If you want to see my old blog, click HERE.

Many thanks to my sister, Janet, who has revamped my blog and is working on my website also. I'll link it when it's updated. You can visit Janet's blog HERE.

I look forward to getting to know many of you in blogger land. "Talk" soon!