Friday, October 26, 2012

Furry tales

Miss Ruby loves catnip (I call it kitty dagga) but it also makes her a bit crazy.  She licks it, rolls in it, chews it and spits it out.  Lots of spit and drool everywhere.  The pupils of her eyes dilate, the claws come out and my usually docile and lovable child goes slightly mad for a while.  Love it!  It's hilarious...  LOVE you baby girl

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Gone too soon

My sister, Rose-Marie Drysdale, 23 October 1961 - 22 December 2011. 

We will never forget

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Weekend in review

I travelled through the most terrible rain and hailstorm on Friday afternoon to the North West Province to be at my beloved niece's first school concert.  It was so worth it.  Elizabeth was a teddy bear in the school concert.
Dad helps the teddy bear get dressed 

Tonia and Robbie with Kataryn 

I battled to get good photos in the dim light, but here is my angel on stage.  She was sooo good

On Saturday morning, Elizabeth attended her first birthday party for a boy in her school.  Lots of firsts and such a big weekend for the little princess 

This sweet baby is miss Kataryn, and she is growing so quickly

Elizabeth took this cute photo of Robbie and I

Friday, October 12, 2012

Layout to share

These are a few of my recent scrapbooking layouts which I completed at the Good Shepherd Retreat...

Of course my nieces are one of my most favourite scrapbooking topics

This is the first scrap page for miss Kataryn

..and the Scrap Addicts are my favourite scrap friends
who inspire me sooo much


Leonie (I must scrap lift that page!)

and me....

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

10 things on 10 October

1. I'm changing camera's from my gorgeous little pink Canon back to my Fuji Finepix. The Canon is so small and convenient, but I haven't been happy with the quality of the photos for a while now, so time to change. The Fuji is also a digital point and shoot, but it's heavier and a bit more bulky
2. I'm making slow but steady progress with early Christmas shopping. I'm buying a gift here and there, and being mindful of my list of gifts to buy makes me take notice when I'm online or in the shopping malls. I like online shopping for a few gifts
3. Move : my one little word for 2012 is move, and I'm doing more of that lately - more walking, some pilates and the regular Monday kick-boxing class.  I've also been seeing Dr. Jacqi Schultz, a homeopath in Parkmore, who has helped me with some chemical imbalances, and I'm starting to feel better than I have in a while.  I want to feel well, but I'm not quite there yet
4. Dreaming : I want to live and work more creatively.  I want to leave the corporate world within the next 2 years, and follow my dreams.  I recently attended a workshop with the Fairy Godmother (Donna McCallum).  The seeds of possibility have been planted on my heart.  I'll share more when the time is right
5. I'm reading The Light between Oceans, highly recommended
M. L. Stedman: The Light Between Oceans
6. We're progressing with the Tuesday night Bible Study at Honeyridge Baptist Church - Living Beyond Yourself by Beth Moore.  I'm not loving the study so I'm working on just surrendering to what God wants to teach me
Beth Moore: Living Beyond Yourself Workbook - Exploring the Fruit Of The Spirit
7. After avoiding it for a really long time, I finally signed up at Groupon.  So far, I have bought a 1 hour garden consultation with a landscaper, and a family photo shoot for 6 people - which I am battling to redeem

8. I am more and more mindful of the wisdom that "you can choose again".  We have just 1 life and our time here on earth is short.  Make it count.  Focus on what's really important

9. You know that I love blog hopping - I am so enjoying the blogs of Tara Mohr and Cheryl Richardson.  These are great sources of encouragement, wisdom, inspiration and comfort

10. Miss Ruby is the child of my heart.  We've had a lot of visitors staying over lately, and lots of people visiting, and she has been sooo good.  She gets a bit nervous and unsure of herself when there are a lot of people around, and she doesn't really let people touch her, but she has been so sweet and adorable and hassle free.  Ruby has also recently had her annual vaccinations, and apart from growling at Doctor Pauline, she handled the doctor's visit like a little star (Doctor Pauline offers a vet on wheels service, so she comes to my home to see Ruby, which is much less traumatic than taking Ruby in the car to see the vet).  Love you so much baby girl!

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Around here

My brother Robbie and his family came to visit last weekend.  Miss Elizabeth has been off colour a lot lately, so we took her to see the homeopath, Dr. Jacqi Schultz in Benmore.  The outcome was no dairy and no sugar and some homeopathic meds.  I hope the little princess will feel a lot better soon.  Other than a bit of shopping, we hung out at home on the patio.


My sister Caron and baby Kataryn

Robbie and I; him and his wife Tonia are really good to me

 With Caron and her 19 year old daughter, Melissa

Tonia, Robbie and Kataryn 

My new fire pit.  Meant purely to sit around and talk
and relax and stare into the flames