Thursday, September 29, 2005
Socks - Love & Hate Them
Socks that is what I bought yesterday at Walmart. This I feel is one of the first signs of winter approaching. I needed some to take on the trucking jaunt last week and discovered I only had two pairs in the drawer, no biggie. That is of course until I got up yesterday and it was cloudy, windy and cool outside and my feet were cold. So off to Walmart I went to buy some socks and light bulbs. The socks were the first things I got then I went around the store and picked up other items. Needless to say that after I returned home and settled into the dimly lit computer room did the light come on that I forgot to buy light bulbs.

I have a love hate relationship with socks. I love putting them on fresh out of the dryer when my feet are chilly and they are still warm, I love the great variety of socks available now from the very serious to the funky ones with toes etc, the cotton socks, nylon, thick, thin, ankle, mid calf, and knee high. I also love the great and cute little socks they have for babies now. Socks are kind of a comfort thing at times though, have you ever noticed that when you are only slightly chilled a pair of socks on your feet warms you up almost instantly and they always seem to go along with a big plate of stew or with soup when the winds and snow are blowing outside?

My sister Jacquie knits socks and some can be seen on her blog Norge Thingy which I am linked to. I have not had the honor of getting a pair of these great socks yet, however I wonder if I made her a pair of PJ bottoms if that would help persuade her to send me a pair.

I hate socks after having them on all day and they come off my feet with my shoes and/or boots the second I come in from work. I also hate them when they are wet, tight or so loose that they need to be pulled back into a comfortable fit all the time, or they have holes.

The saddest part about socks is that when you have to start wearing them again you know that the summer has truly come to an end once again. Ah I can't wait for next summer when I can once again run around in bare feet through the yard while I garden. Although putting socks back on again can be a good thing since my feet get pretty rough by the end of the summer so now I can put lotion on them and pull the socks right on and in a day or two they will still be ugly feet but at least they will be soft ugly feet again.

Here is a picture of a pair of socks my sister made. (Pirated from her site)Don't they make you want to have a cup of tea and read or watch a movie on a cold day?

"May All Your Weeds Be Wildflowers"
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Monday, September 26, 2005
Here I am back from a full week on the road with my other half. I went out in the rig for a week and I know that is not a life for me, and how they do it is a wonder in itself.

Bathroom breaks are few and far between so when we did stop for something to eat my coffee intake was minimal and I made sure I went before we left just for good measure.

The trip took us to Northern Alberta where the air is certainly telling everyone that winter is on the way. Lots of wildlife spotted up there as well. We saw deer, Elk, Caribou who look like they are floating because their black legs are barely visible in the early evening, moose and a coyote. Also spotted was a black bear and I could not believe that people are stupid enough to get out of their cars and approach the bear to try and get a photo!

Although this should not shock me either we actually had someone stop in front of us on the highway, then make a left hand turn from the inside lane. He was lucky to get away with that because there is no way the truck could of stopped in time to avoid hitting him. Riding along for the week really made me open my eyes to some of the really dumb moves people do on the road, such as passing on double solid lines going around a curve only to see another vehicle there and if they are trying to pass a rig with a trailer or two they have no place to go. Scary stuff.

Here is a picture of the truck I was in.

My name is on the passenger door, so it must be true love LOL.

I wish I had taken the camera with me the scenery was awesome with the mountains covered in yellow,red and green trees.

A picture of Mount Robson taken awhile ago but still awesome.

Now it is time for me to go and do some yard work since it has been a week as well as the weather is perfect for it today.
"May All Your Weeds Be Wildflowers"
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Monday, September 12, 2005
Oops It's Raining
It has been raining for 4 days which in itself is not a bad thing however I spent all last week indoors re-arranging my house and sewing PJ bottoms and quilting. Of course when I finally decided to go out and clean up my yard that is when the rain started, I now need dry weather for at least a day.

The sewing has eaten up the days and so far I have made 5 pairs of PJ bottoms and started to rag quilts for my granddaughters. My grandson may get one for Christmas but he will only be 7 months so I doubt he will notice whether or not he gets one this year.

Here is a picture of my daughter modeling her PJ bottoms.

I am in no hurry to start the fall cleanup of my gardens as they are all still blooming nicely.

Can anyone tell me what this plant is? It grew from seeds a friend gave me last year.

Here are some random shots of my gardens in the back taken about 4 days ago.

As you can see the weed and feed I put on the grass is working over time and I really need to get it cut since it is pass my ankles already. I know too that I cannot be the only one who feels a twinge of pain at the thought of having to put the gardens to bed for the winter after all our hard work. I am a die hard and always wait to the bitter end and usually end up slaving outside in the colder weather to get everything cleaned up before the snow arrives. I hope the bulbs I have on order show up soon so I can get them in the ground before it gets to cold.

But since we all have posted so many photos this summer at least we can view them when the winter comes and look forward to being outside again. And I am going to complete the side garden next year.
"May All Your Weeds Be Wildflowers"
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Wednesday, September 07, 2005
Wedding Done
Wow I can't believe the chaos in my house last week. With two out of town sisters, a niece and her 3 year old son my place was a mad house. Then of course there was the insane live in town sister who was getting married. Thank goodness for a beer. The wedding was good after being delayed for an hour, apparently the dress maker forgot to bring part of the dress with her and had to go fetch it. All I can say is that I am glad I only had to deal with the decorations.

Here are a couple of pictures of the bows I did for the church.

The happy couple

Ethan the three year old lady killer who at the reception was asking all the ladies to dance while he held a glow stick in the air. The only thing that got him off the dance floor was the sight of what he called "The Big Cake" He is quite the card when we were waiting for the taxi to take us to the reception (as opposed to driving) he kept saying "Taxi to the Party"

Good fun was had by all.
"May All Your Weeds Be Wildflowers"
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