Saturday, January 29, 2011


I entered into the Chapters Twitter trivia on monday and guess what? I won! I can't believe it. I won this cool Flip Ultra HD video camera! I never win a thing! We had just finished dinner and was sitting talking to Kandi when I checked my email and there it was a message from Chapters asking me to confirm my so they could confirm my elegibility! Yippee!
I'm so excited and can't wait for it to arrive. I just have to read up on it and learn how to use it. Maybe then I'll have some videos to post here....


i'm trying to figure out what I can do to make my blog more interesting. What can I write about? What can I do to make it more exciting and maybe get a few more people to drop by. My daughter Krystal does book reviews on her blog and she has done a giveaway with more in the future she has said. My daughter Kandice does reviews and has done a giveaway with more to come as well. There are so many really nice blogs out there that make you want to go and visit and look around and read but then they do a whole pile of giveaways too so that makes people want to come and check it out.
Blogging is supposed to be fun not stressful is it? So why can't I think of things to do or write? LOL!!

Friday, January 28, 2011

a fun day

The girls and Hannah and Everett came over today for a visit. It was really nice to have them here. We laughed lots and had fun watching Hurricane Hannah come through nana's house. She just loves to play and get things out of everywhere. It really is cute sitting watching her and wondering what next she is thinking of doing. Everett was happy and talking and smiling like crazy too which is great.

It was PJ day for them as well as for Keira at school today. When they got here Krystal, Hannah and Everett were in their jammies. Hannah wanted me to go and get back in mine but Kandi convinced her that nana was in her comfies which is almost like being in PJ's. Kandi had gone to the chiropractor so she was dressed in comfies too but Hannah was ok with that I guess.

So overall it was a lot of fun. Too bad my little Keira couldnt' have been here but she had her PJ day and was so excited about it Krystal said.

Thursday, January 27, 2011


My daughter (actually my grand daughter who had my name for christmas stockings) got me a subscription to the knitting magazine Knit Simple. It is a great magazine with lots of patterns and info in it. Well, for my birthday Kandi and Chris decided to let me pick out some yarn for me to knit something as long as it was for me, so off we went to the Kitchener Market to Yarn Indulgences and we picked out some beautiful "Heathers Cascade Yarn". The pattern I picked out is in the Holiday Issue of Knit Simple. The problem is, the pattern is sort of messed up and the magazine has issued some corrections for it but I'm not getting it at all. So I'm at a standstill with my vest! I'm waiting for Kandi to come over or me to go over there again so maybe she can read it and see what she comes up with. I've just finished emailing the magazine to see if someone can get back to me to help me as well.

Wish me luck because I really just want to get this finished so I can wear it!

Sunday, January 16, 2011

my dad's 75th

We celebrated my dads 75th birthday yesterday. My sister and her hubby hosted the celebration. It was really nice. It was just family there including dads sister and her husband. We all really had a nice time. As usual there was lots of snacks and yummy food for dinner. Unfortunately, I had another one of my attacks (something I ate? who knows) so we ended up leaving a little before others. We missed out on dad opening the cards and gifts but by the sound of it he got some wine, several lottery tickets and lots of good wishes!
It is so nice that dad and mom get to see their kids, grandchildren and great-grand children and have the opportunity to spend time with us. 75 years old...well we see that I often wonder? I sure hope if I do that I am as young feeling and looking as my parents are. Mom will be 73 next month.

Friday, January 14, 2011

Ok, so the start of....

a new year. 2011, is already 3 weeks in and I'm just getting around to posting now. Not that I've been that busy that I couldn't get in to post it is just I have been sick with the flu/cold and just haven't felt up to it. I was also trying to find a new theme for my blog and when I would start looking around I just didn't feel like continuing. I felt horrible with this flu. The respritory part of it wiped me out big time. But, i'm here now and want to make this year a great year for posting to my blog. I hope to get some followers somehow so if you do stop by follow me and please let me know so I can check out your blog and follow you!
I've started to work on The Biggest Loser Challenge for Wii. Its been fun so far, challenging for sure. Yes, even when I was sick I tried to get on and do some exercises even if it was only for 15 minutes. A little is better than none. I'm done 1 pound which may not sound like a lot but for me it just shows that even though I was sick I was still able to accomplish something. Yay for me!
I'm also back to using as well. I'll track my calories and exercise there and see my progress! I'm so excited to be honest and really want to see the results in the end.
The other really good thing that I am happy about is my husband has decided once and for all (i hope) to quit smoking and put the money he was spending on cigarettes away for his big payoff. He is hoping to save for a cruise! How much better is that? He has something to look forward to as well. I wish him all the best and know that if he really wants to do this he will! WTG Arend, I know you can do it!!