Tuesday, December 24, 2013
Tuesday, November 5, 2013
On the 11th hour of the 11th Day of the 11th month, the guns fell silent
Tuesday, October 15, 2013
Thanksgiving Day Monday this year was greeted by wonderful sunny and warm temperatures. Mother Nature must have been in a good mood for a change making it a good day to take a walk through Apps Mill. We used to take the kids there every year on Thanksgiving Day and since it had been more than a few years since I have been there I had a wonderful time. The colours were amazing and the smell of autumn leaves filled the air. I guess I wasn’t the only one who decided to walk the trails since the parking lot was full and the sounds of children and dogs could be heard. We took our time going through the trails and even did some off trail walking which wasn’t the best idea I ever had. I had forgotten how damn hard it is to get burrs out of clothing not to mention getting them off of Bentley!
Friday, October 11, 2013
In 1578, an English navigator named Martin Frobisher held a feast to give thanks for surviving his long journey. He was settled in Newfoundland and as the other settlers arrived they continued this tradition. Around 1750, the American settlers in Canada, continued to celebrate the day in Nova Scotia. Simultaneously, the French settlers started arriving in Canada with their explorer Samuel de Champlain and held a grand feast of Thanksgiving where the settlers even invited the Indians. The citizens of Halifax, also held a special day for Thanksgiving after the sever years of war ended in 1763.
The Canadian Parliament declared 6th November in 1879 as the Thanksgiving Day and a national holiday. With time the date changed to the third Monday in October but ultimately in 1957 on January 31st the parliament proclaimed second Monday in October will be held as the Thanksgiving Day.
Saturday, September 14, 2013
I’m trying on another job position starting next week. This is a bit out of my comfort level but I passed the interview with flying colours so that must mean something. I’ll be working in a small rather popular shop as a “Sales Associate”. The manager is super nice and this place has to be my all-time favourite store, sorry Value Village, this store rated even better than you did. When asked by the manager why I wanted to work there I simply told her because I love the atmosphere of the small stores and boutiques over the hustle and bustle of the larger department stores. At first I thought this might have blown my chance at the job, but she smiled and said “that’s the best answer I have heard in a very long while. At that point I really felt this job was for me and I was very happy when 3 days later she called and said the job was mine if I wanted. Of course I want this job so come Tuesday I go in for a day of training and then Thursday I will be working on the floor! So all in all, my life is back on track. Accessing Steve Wilkos and his guests I.Q’s will be better left in someone else’s hand. I’m needed back in the real world now!
Monday, August 19, 2013
Monday, August 5, 2013
Sunday, July 7, 2013
Friday, June 28, 2013
Monday, June 24, 2013
Last night I was on the back deck and I was lucky enough to catch the Super Moon. The picture doesn’t do it justice since it was a pretty amazing sight. There hasn’t been a Super Moon since March 1993 and last night the moon passed by Earth at a distance of about 221,567 miles. Once upon a time I was going to be the first woman on the moon, but then my love of animals got the better of me and I decided I was going to be a Zoologist. I didn’t become either one but sometimes I feel like I AM living in a Zoo and I’ve often wished I could send certain ones a one way trip to the moon!
Thursday, June 6, 2013
Now, the fence is all up and looking very nice. Curly Larry and Moe did a damn good job and there were only a few minor bodily ohoh’s along with more than a few oop’s. All 3 had said that the fence would be erected in ONE day because they all KNEW what they were doing, so 3 days later the final board was screwed into place. I really should have placed a friendly bet, but since I had given them the benefit of the doubt, I did what I do best and stayed quietly on the sidelines distributing Band-Aids when needed. Last fall I bought an ornamental cherry tree and I’m happy to announce it made it through the winter and bloomed exceptionally well. I just bought a yellow chain tree and I hope I have the same luck with this one. That makes a total of 9 trees in the back yard. Can you tell I love the natural look of nature in my backyard?