Monday, August 29, 2011

Yet another chapter is coming to a close......

The tans will fade, but the memories will last forever.

Monday, August 15, 2011


Ah the memories! What a wonderful thing it is to travel down the paths of time gone by. There has been a old group but new for others including myself onto Facebook. This group is dedicated to people who grew up in Brantford and can remember different things. It’s officially called “If you grew up in Brantford you remember…….. or IYGUIBYR for short. I signed into this group and wow, what a group this is. There are over 3,000 people in this group and all have memories of different things in Brantford as we were growing up. I have connected with a few school friends from my past and it’s amazing. It’s strange when you first start thinking about all those memories, it really makes one feel old, but once you see others remember them too, it’s like you are transformed back in time. I have re-visited places I used to hang out, things I did as a kid, troubles I got into and even visited the schools and certain school teachers that were in my past. I have posted some of my memories and others have eagerly posted back saying they remember this, or they remember that and I have done the same thing to other peoples posts. There are a few sad memories that people have posted but the majority are fun and either make you chuckle silently to yourself or burst out laughing saying “OMG I remember that!” It’s a great group and one that is extremely fun to be part of. They did have a flash mob on Saturday on the Zellars parking lot. I would have loved to have gone but other plans and taken its place. That particular parking lot was chosen since parked there permanently is one of the few remaining “original” Stan’s french fry truck. I can only imagine how busy those poor French fry servers were during this event! I’m an original/lifer Brantfordtonian and proud of it!!!!!

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Sunday, August 14, 2011

Just a few Summer Ramblings.......

Well, where do I begin? Ok here we go; first off I cancelled the weekend camping trip that I was reluctant to go on in the first place. Let’s just say I was not happy at the way things were starting to go and did not want to participate in what some had planned. Needless to say that did not go over well, but as the saying goes…”they can bite my royal behind!”

Secondly; my dear friend and her hubby made a quick trip down to the southern area for some personal business. It sure was good to see my friend again (even though it’s only been a month since I seen her. On this quick visit I was able to see her hubby as well. It’s been years since I actually “seen” him and it was a good thing. I enjoyed visiting with them both and listening to different stories while we shared lots of laughs and yes, even some cringes as the different stories unfolded. The animated words and hand movements as my friends hubby replayed some stories of long ago made me laugh. Something I really haven’t done in a few weeks. I left their hotel room with a smile and a lighter load on my shoulders.

It’s hard to believe summer is slowly nearing the end. I still have a few things I want to do before it closes its door for another year. It’ll soon be time to get back into the regular grind of work. I’m not sure how things will go with the new Supervisor, but I’m sure there will be many days when I can only shake my head and laugh at things.

There are a few projects that I have started to construct in my little corner of this world and as all construction projects go, I’m sure I’ll run into some pitfalls. But hey, isn’t that the way life goes. I may be dealt lemons at times, but I’ll have my margarita glass ready!

I hope everyone had a great weekend and that the up and coming week is a good one, and always remember………………………….

Monday, August 1, 2011

summer is only half started...a stab at being an optimist.....

So, we are now at the half way point of summer and so far it has been a great one. I really enjoyed my trip north and the re-connection of a much loved and valued friendship. I have been keeping myself busy by doing day trips here and there. I have been visiting Port Dover to have the famous arbour dog and some very delicious perch on a regular basis (the ole waistline has been enjoying these trips waaaaaaaaaay to much). I also went to the Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory. Now that was a trip well worth my time. Some have passions in gardening, cross stitching, donkeys and many other wonderful things. Mine just happens to be butterflies.

Ok the campsite is booked and I’m preparing myself for the chest thumps of the evening campfires. Oh this should be good and I’ll not say anymore until after that weekend has passed as I’m sure the weekend will be filled with many tongue biting moments.

This week will just be spent doing nothing. I believe even the dust bunny’s need a summer vacation too and well me being such a gracious hostess to them I say to them
-“enjoy yourself while you can my fine fluffy friends!”

And on that note my dear blogger friends I will leave you with one more thought……..