Thursday, January 28, 2010



It's wondrous what a hug can do.

A hug can cheer you when you're blue.

A hug can say, "I love you so,"

Or, "Gee, I hate to see you go."

A hug is "Welcome back again!"

And "Great to see you!”

Or “Where've you been?"

A hug can soothe a small child's pain

And bring a rainbow after rain.

The hug! There's just no doubt about it,

We scarcely could survive without it.

A hug delights and warms and charms,

It must be why God gave us arms...

Hugs are great for fathers and mothers,

Sweet for sisters, swell for brothers.

And chances are some favorite aunts

Love them more than potted plants.

Kittens crave them. Puppies love them.

Heads of state are not above them.

A hug can break the language barrier.

And make the dullest day seem merrier.

No need to fret about the store of 'em.

The more you give, the more there are of 'em.

So stretch those arms without delay

And give someone a hug today!

Author Unknown

I found this on the web site below.
check it out

4 Hugs for Survival

8 Hugs for Maintenance

12 Hugs for Growth


Monday, January 25, 2010

Thank you Margy

I want to thank Margy at Powell River Books
For featuring My blog on hers and for all of the nice
things she said about me. This is a picture of her and her husband Wayne's
Float Cabin in Powell Lake. Wayne writes books about there life off the grid
in Powell Biver BC

This is Margy's floating garden. Check out her blog I am sure you
will find it interesting.She and I have met for coffee and wondering around Fairhaven .
I really enjoy visiting with her.

The Farmers Market --- Soon

I can hardly wait Its almost time for the
Farmers Market to open
It starts the first Sat, in April.
That's not to far away is it?

Flowers -Music -Food- Hand Crafted Things
My Favorite VW Truck

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Working on the Zodiac

Yesterday I had a new and interesting experience. I signed up for a work
 party on my favorite ship the Zodiac.This is her in her winter cocoon
We were working inside to turn her into a butterfly.

This is a spar I sanded the whole thing

This is another one I got to varnish this one.

We had a friendly visitor he belongs to one of the crew.

We made things very shiny 

We had a wonderful lunch this is the cook and one of the crew
We had African Peanut Soup and sandwiches coleslaw and cookies

When I was leaving this is what I saw .

This is the Ferry Terminal The Zodiac is docked right next to door.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Sunshine and clouds

Yesterday I went to my strength training it was a beautiful day
blue skies 50 degrees at 9:00 in the morning

Lovely puffy clouds

Walking across campus I had a spring in my step

Big smile on my face

A beautiful view from the collage.

Then I came home and my son had called they were on there
way to Seattle his dad ( previous post) was in the hospital with
chest pains.He is going to be OK. They are doing more tests today.
Prayers please they just found each other and need lot and lots of time
 to catch up on the years missed.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

A long over do meeting

To day is my oldest son John's Birthday he is 55 and
Yesterday we had cake and ice cream and a very special
surprise for the first time in his life he had his mother and dad

Those of you that read my blog a few post back remember
I told you how they found each other.
Well yesterday we all got together.

This is his dad Emil . Emil's lovely wife Susan
Our son John and me.
I hope we have lots more visits they are such sweet people.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Pictures I found that remind me of you.

I was playing around on the web and found
some pictures that remind me of some of you
out there in blog land

Three cute little birdies

Busy Kitty's

A dear deer visitor

A very berry mouse

and I just think this one is so cute

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Lots and lots of "Shrooms"

I took these pictures a while back on a walk around our lake

I had never seen so many "shrooms" in one place
I thought it was kind of cool

We have a mushroom show here every year I took my pictures up there
and they had never seen that many in one place either

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Funny Story

And you all make me feel good.

Here is a little something to brighten up your day
Acts 2:38

A woman had just returned to her home from an evening of church services , when she was startled by an intruder. She caught the man in the act of robbing her home of its valuables and yelled: 'Stop! Acts 2:38!' (Repent and be Baptized, in the name of Jesus Christ , so that your sins may be forgiven.)
The burglar stopped in his tracks. The woman calmly called the police and explained what she had done.

As the officer cuffed the man to take him in, he asked the burglar: 'Why did you just stand there? All the old lady did was yell a scripture to you.'

'Scripture?' replied the burglar. 'She said she had an Ax and Two 38s!'
 Knowing scripture can save your life - in more ways than one!

 ~~Love hugs and Good thoughts~~

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Photo shop #2 Learning more

This is my  daughter Angela she will turn 50 in May
Then four of my six children will be 50+

 This is my second attempt at working with my wonderful
photo shop all though it was made almost the same way as the
other one I did learn a few new things.
Learning is fun when it is something that you are interested in.

Monday, January 11, 2010

Big Box Store

Day before yesterday we went to a big box store and there were a few minutes
of a little tiny bit of blue sky

It didn't last long we are back to rain,Well it is the Pacific North West
you say and you are right,but some years are wetter then others and
it seems to me this one is WET

Then we went inside and this is what was inside the doors.

A bazillion big TVs

and a Trazillion Vitamins.
In case you haven't guessed I hate Big Box Stores.
Well I survived and Charlie got his Italian bread crumbs
 Then we got out of there.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Tree Houses
I found these on Tiny House Blog I think they are so cool

Every thing you need

A window to the trees

Check out Tiny House blog and see more interesting tiny houses

You can rent these. They are on Vancouver Island

To get into them there is a spiral stair case and a wooden platform
in front of the door.

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Photo Shop -- My First Picture

My son and his wife gave me Photo shop  for Christmas
And I have spent a lot of time figuring out how to use it
so far I can move pictures into it and tag them. I also learned how to
make the tags stay where they belong..
As far as learning I think I am still in kindergarten .

I made the above it does look kinda amateurish,but it was fun.
I have been trying to figure out the layers and textures.
I hope I graduate to first grade in a few days

Thank you for all of your kind words and thoughts on my last post
they really made me feel like somebody out there loves me.
I will try to catch up on my comments very soon.
Love Hugs and Good Thoughts

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

The Blues and Rain

I am sorry I haven't posted for a few days I think I have been in a mental
fetal position.
Yesterday I decided to see what I could do about it,so I  took a shower
got dressed and went to my strength training class

While I was waiting for the bus I took a few pictures

I decided that between my blue mood that happens around
this time of year and the weather being so dreary,I was not going
to let them win so I told them to go away.

I use to have a sign up in the kitchen when the kids were growing up that said
"You are responsible for what happens to you"
They still remember that sign.

I can't do any thing about the weather out side,but I can brighten up the inside
so that is what I am doing.
Love Hugs and Good Thoughts to all of you my friends.