Sunday, May 31, 2009

Last Chance to Get In On The Big Draw!

Just to let you all know .... if you've been contemplating the aquisition of Beady Bits or Embellishments ... this is your last chance to get them and get in for the draw!

I want to get the full donation together for Amy before the deadline ... so will be closing off sales as of tomorrow night ... and all paid donations will be eligible for the Big Draw!

Thanks to all who have supported this event! It is much appreciated!

Hugs ... Marie

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Thank God It's Friday!

Well it isn't officially yet ... but close enough ... and I am off for a breather before the weekend.

Man ... I swear this has been a weird week ... still reeling from all of it ... just shakin' my head at and fluffing off all the strange humans I've had to contend with this week.

99% of people are relatively normal ... but that 1% ... really make me wonder. They're the ones who think that rules don't apply to them ... or that it is okay to verbally abuse retail staff ... and they seemed to be out in force this week. And it's not just me ... other managers I've shared experiences with told me the same ... we are all getting them.

Be a duck ... let it roll off like water! God knows there will be more next week!

So ... with a reprieve I will plan to plant some seeds and play in dirt on Friday...my own kind of therapy.

Last weekend when I was off ... I split up some Hostas & planted them in my brother's front box bed ... and then the rain came and helped them get vibrant! He appreciated my efforts in beautifying his front space...so it was worth the effort.

I also spruced up my next-door neighbours bed with some dirt and a few Impatience. She's not been well this past year ... battling cancer ... so I thought I'd put in the effort that she isn't up to & add my left over plants to her flower bed.

Well ... I'm pluggin' into tunes and enjoying a few beers tonight to unwind. Plan to post more tomorrow...so until then.

Later! Marie

Monday, May 18, 2009

Time Sure Flies!

OMG ... has it been a whole week?

That's how it goes for me in the spring ... work is busier ... and then there's all these gardens here that I have to deal with ... only managed to get to my own and two of the ten co-op beds so far ... I'm leary to do more than I feel I can manage ... 'cause this time last year I put my back out trying to do too much ... and lately even with the little I've done it is not feeling that great. Last thing I want to do is spend two days flat on it because I thought I was Superwoman!

It was a pleasant surprise to see that someone beat me to the spring cleanup in the big corner bed ... all the winter kill was removed ... so all I had to do was turn the soil a bit ... which was still a two-hour job ... but much easier than I was prepared for.

Another pleasant surprise was the bed by the office ... there the yellow tulips have been multiplying and were very prolific this year. Last season some miserable children snapped off all the flower heads ... I was so upset!
Glad to see that they came up so lovely this year.

My backyard is awash with blue ... Forget-me-nots everywhere! They are mixed with those yellow dandelions ... which I am slowly digging out. Always feels like a losing battle ... because even tho I rid my yard ... the back field is overwhelmed with them ... so they're bound to reseed quickly.

Ahhh ... finally ... Victoria Day weekend ... two days off to catch up. It typically tends to be cold and rainy on the Holiday Monday...for a change this year it is expected to be sunny but cool! That to me is great gardening weather!

Friday, May 8, 2009

Happy Mother's Day Weekend ... to All Moms!

Enjoy your special weekend all you Moms out there!

I've posted an update on Amy's Ride ... with a special messasge for Moms...so click on Amy to check it out!

Love & Hugs ... Marie

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

I Have New Neighbours!

My brother just aquired a spot here in the co-op! (The why of it is a whole story that I won't get into here.)

It's been a busy week for my neice (Amy)& nephew (Chris) getting their Dad relocated....which is no small feat to accomplish for someone who has been in the same place for eons! ... and add to that one kid coming home from college ... then having to prep said old residence to accommodate a new tenant!

This "rental" option for the old place actually made a lot of sense...as it will be an easier task for the renter...it comes with appliances...as well as less for both parties to deal with.

It'll be cool having more family around ... my Dad always encouraged us keeping close...I'm sure he's smilin' in that better place...and I know my Mom will be able to come out more often shaving three hours off the travel time !

Speaking of Mom ... I don't think that I had mentioned anywhere in the Amy's Ride blog ... that my dear Mom is a cancer survivor ... 15 years ... and that's another reason my dedication to support Amy is so strong ... it can be beaten sometimes ... and I'm so glad that it can.

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