Thursday, September 23, 2010

Yard Work & Painting

Lots of yard work to get started is that time of year. Time to put away lawn furniture and make sure the snowblower is working. It is so easy to just keep putting off the routine work and wham is that snow out Our snowblower is an old thing but it has always done a great touch up job for us when it is needed. The paint is peeling of it..but it keeps on going. Every year I look at the snazzy new ones and droul but no this one will be fine for yet another year. We sure could use another garage for all our toys. I guess this year the lawnmowers are going to have to go to the barn. Would love to get the car in the garage this winter. With snowblower/lawnmower/riding mower/tools/power sprayer...ya! who has room for a car.

Not in the best of mood today. I finally decided I would pick up a paint brush again. After the reno work in the livingroom..ect I had had enough of painting. Well when the ceilings were done in my sewing room and the little spare bedroom the trim coming off damaged the walls. No fault in that happening..they had paint on them and it "happened" to be expected. So down to the basement I go to find the matching paint to the walls in my sewing room. No problem..found it and up the ladder I go..touch up 2 walls. I noticed the shading difference..but hey it will dry out and not be a problem. NOT!!! OMGosh I have to paint the entire room. This also means I have to take down shelving and move a pile of "stuff" out of the way. Grrrrrrrr!! Taking a break and back I will go to finish this darn old job. I just want to be done with it. I think you can see in this picture how different

Hope everyone is having a great day..back to my painting.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Kids & Horses

Our oldest granddaughter loves to come out and play with Murphy. Does not really matter if it is a wash or a ride..he loves it and so does she. Not many more washes with the weather changing. Another thing that is on my list if we win the lottery. inside wash bay and some Murphy has a great life. Between our gal riding him and a good friend riding him he gets lots of attention. Lets face it I sure don't ignore him either.

Last nite we had a STORM..OMG... I don't think I got 2 hours sleep so needless to say I am just DONE!! Every time I started to fall back to sleep the darn storm was back. The warnings started around 8:30pm that the winds could hit around the 90k..that got my attention. Guess what, it sure sounded like it did. There were times I thought the little house was going to fly away off into the The reports are that over 20,000 in the area are without hydro. Indeed it was some storm. Not snow I keep reminding myself!!! YET!!

We have started a wonderful quilt pattern with our group from Burnt River. The first group met last Tuesday and what an amazing range of colors are being used. I can not wait to see all the quilt tops finished. The fabrics are just awesome!! There are 19 gals registered for the classes. Because of this we are in 2 groups one week apart. Can't wait to see what the gals have chosen for there fabrics next week. Kim Bolender from Haliburton is our teacher. Kim always takes her time to make sure everyone is feeling comfortable with there assignment for that month. A wonderful teacher. I will try and get some pictures for you as we work along on our quilts.

Time to crash..hope everyone had a great day.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Where were you on 9 - 11?

I remember it like yesterday. With friends away for a day of quilting. Our teacher's husband came and told us what was happening. That changed everything..a day words can not describe. My husband was working in the USA..where was he? What else was going to happen?
I think of the all those lost and the families that have suffered, they are always in our prayers.

The video touches me every time I see it.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Feed Time??

It is all about the groceries. Murphy has been a wonderful addition to our lives. Full of personality with such a calm way about him. This summer has been so hard on the horses. Between the heat, heavy rain and the flies. Never before have we had to have fly masks on the horses for 90% of the summer. Check out the mud..omg!! We have to get the tractor and clean all that out and put down a nice cushion of sand. Another job!!! What we really need is more days to the week.

With the cooler weather comes more riding. The 3 girls took the horses out for a ride the other evening and had a great time. Horses nice and calm..nothing bugging them. With school the riding will be only a few times a week but that is ok. Elaine has on her back pack with a set of bells hanging down..just in case a bear wanders in there area. Several people have seen one but always early in the morning. Bears are one thing that will spook a horse into next week!!!!! Not something I want the girls to deal with. Seems like there is always somthing to think about when going for a simple ride!!

We have had so many tourists from a resort down the road drop in to see the animals. Dusty Miller is a favorite of them all. His picture has been taken by young and old alike. Such a sweet boy with tons of personality. This is his seat and don't anyone forget

Off to deal with a back log of housework after a busy weekend.

Enjoy the day!!