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Happy October everyone!!

Wednesday, October 05, 2011

Hi..things are going smoothly so far today..daughter and I just came back from a nice walk..what a beautiful day :)

The granddaughters will be home soon then it's snack time, change out of school clothes and off to dig the remaining potatoes. I'll throw in a load of clothes to wash..can't do anything noisy as the boyfriend is on the night shift and is sleeping till late afternoon!!

Supper will be October fest of smokies, potatoes, carrots, onions and cabbage all boiled together..dessert will be apple strudel or apple pie :) We had spincah salad for lunch.

I missed being home for hubby's birthday yesterday but I can't be everywhere and daughter needs me here now. I will be going back home for a short time in about a week...then back here to help more...

I'd like to thank you all for the suggestions for things to do..why is it it's the things you can't do that you want to do when you can't do them? The little girls will keep mommy's boredom down quite a bit...The nine year old will be turning 10 on the 17th so we have a party to plan..then there's also Thanksgiving and Halloween and I can't believe how much stuff kids and schools do these days..it's non stop!! Makes a Grandma tired!! They do gymnastics and skating, too...

It's gonna take me a long time to rest up from October...at least I'm keeping very active :)

Hope your October is going great....I need to work on some rough goals to finish up this blog..so far I've been refreshing the page.. emoticon

...getting lots of exercise.... emoticon

....keeping to small servings and lots of fruits and veggies.. emoticon.

....Sparkin' daily and blogging and getting points etc... emoticon

...enjoying nature..love love love the fall color show... emoticon

...nurturing my family...... emoticon

...embracing and promoting CHANGE.... emoticon

....finding balance, or trying to find balance and get done the best I can..... emoticon

...finding humor in tough situations.... emoticon

....continuing on in my workshop..Beauty is Soul Deep... emoticon

Hope your October will be just as spooky as mine :) Thanks for dropping by and keep on Sparkin and keep on changing...

Love Donna..

..now for more advice from nature...

Advice from a Campfire...
..bring people together
..spark new ideas
...kindle strong friendships
...radiate warmth
...no smoking
...be a good story teller
...don't burn out
by Ilan Shamir...(c)yourtruenature.com

I thought that one is perfect for all you spark friends :)

Enjoy that one last bonfire to clear up dead plants, snuggle with your honeys or just dance around and conjure up some Halloween fun....

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TISHTOES 10/7/2011 4:07AM

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DUSTYGIRL25 10/6/2011 11:42PM

    Yay Donna!

So glad you're back blogging. I love reading your stories! Sounds like you're daughter is coming right along, probably thats due to all of your wonderful help. I know the grandkids must be keeping you very busy. I know when I spend the day with mine, I am exhausted at the end of the day. If I had to do it everyday, I'd never make it for very long. It is too bad you had to miss your hubby's birthday. I'm sure he wishes you were home to help him celebrate and to help him with the chores. It seems you can't get away from the chores no matter where you go, right?
I love your Oct. goals. Especially about enjoying nature and finding balance.
Take care of yourself, don't stress, just enjoy.
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WATERMELLEN 10/5/2011 9:04PM

    My goodness you are busy . . . your daughter and granddaughters are so lucky to have you, and I'm sure they know it!! And: love your "campfire" concept!

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Any ideas to help my very bored daughter while she recovers from major surgery?

Tuesday, October 04, 2011

Hi..Plans have changed so now I'm onto plan D or maybe E? Daughter had her hysterectomy and was not the major incision kind so she got out of the hospital early..Saturday actually so I'm up here for a couple weeks or more and also some back and forth trips..because October is a really busy month for our place..pasture take out, etc.

First on to my daughter..she has 6 weeks or more of recovery time and is having a hard time with being bored...she is usually so active ...any suggestions..it's only been a couple days and she's really bored..tired of tv, the internet and sleeping..it'll be a couple more weeks till she can even drive. The granddaughters come home today after gymnastics..they are with the other grandma for a while. That may help. So far I have been doing a little housework, meals and laundry. I didn't get all the stuff made that I wanted to since she got home early.

Also hubby and I didn't make it to Saskatoon for Sunday and Monday since I was already here. So today is hubby's birthday and I'm here and he's at home :( oh well I can't be everywhere!! I did make him a cake before I left and he opened his gifts..too..but I've phone lots and he's not been in...

The Ladies Luncheon was tons of fun.. our table theme was Road kill café..and my friend and I were dressed up in overalls and caps..I had a name patch.. Bubba, that's my nickname..our menu was deer sausage, cheese and crackers, tossed salad..aka ditch weeds with 3 types of dressing...used oil and vinegar, road ranch, 1000 miles from no where, main course was prairie chicken wings, porcupine meatballs, "grilled" vegetables and monkey wrench bread..dessert was grasshopper pie and for snack we had nuts and bolts and beef jerky.

Then I left early from the luncheon and went home, packed up and drove here..around a 3 hour drive. I think I'm staying until next Tuesday so I'm home for the first round up on Wednesday and take out on Thursday..then back up here for the weekend and help Granddaughter celebrate her 10th birthday :) Not sure what we'll plan for that..doing that should help distract daughter once her girls get here...also her live in boyfriend is on the night shift this week and next week so it makes it hard to do any noisy jobs while he sleeps during the day, like laundry, vacuuming, etc.

Well I should get working on some October goals..I have started to refresh my spark page and my theme is change..lots of changes here..besides the obvious leaves changing, my lifestyle change, my body hopefully changing for the smaller..also at 53 I have my own "changes" going on and now daughter has had a complete hysterectomy...so there will be lots of changes there..

Here in Canada we also have Thanksgiving in October as well as Halloween and fall is one of my most favorite times of the year. Driving thru the changing leaves gives me great pleasure..I love the trees on the way to Weyburn and then on Saturday I came up through the Lumsden and Craven valleys where the leaves are almost done there.I went to Humboldt yesterday for groceries..quite near my daughter's and the trees are still beautiful and colorful!! I was getting a couple of sale turkeys and my cart was near a ladder and this repair man was climbing down and almost into my cart..he said I'd have to take him to the checkout and pay for him...so I came back with the sign said..limit of 2 turkeys.. haha..oh yeah..October is also laughter month...

Better go for now..thanks for dropping by and keep on sparkin' and keep on changing..

Oh yes..please share any ideas for a bored 30 year old who has to lay around for 6 weeks..also any jokes would be fun..I need the laugh :)

Love Donna emoticon

Nothing changes if nothing changes..... emoticon

  
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SKINNYPOWELL1 10/5/2011 2:47PM

    Wishing your daughter a speedy recovery. Loved your Roadkill Cafe, sounds like fun.

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PARKERB2 10/5/2011 2:32PM

    Puzzles are good if she likes those. Gigzaw, crossword, etc. Hope you continue to Spark as I know what a busy lady you are. Good luck with everything.

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TISHTOES 10/5/2011 4:12AM

    DVDs so she can watch movies. Reading (if she is up to it) or audio books so she can listen. Music, writing.

Good luck!


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MARITIMER3 10/4/2011 11:18PM

    I'm glad that your daughter is on the mend and that you are able to be with her for a while. Is she interested in any kind of crafts? Perhaps you could teach her to knit or crochet? Make scrapbooks, organize photographs?

Your road kill cafe sounds marvellous! Maybe I could adopt the idea for a fund-raiser at church... we need something different! Afraid that some of the stogy old Anglicans (lovely ladies but don't want to try new things!) would be horrified.

Take care, enjoy the time with your daughter and granddaughters.
Gail

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WATERMELLEN 10/4/2011 8:55PM

    Can you get your daughter interested in SparkPeople??

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BLEGNER1 10/4/2011 8:11PM

    I I was so glad that you blogged. I have been praying and thinking of you quite often, My computer is messing up and I Probably won't make this long. My daughter and I played Phase10 I like to play solitaire on the computer and hours can roll by without me even realizing it,.Will write more if this machine decides to operate normally
God bless
Barb

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GETTHERE135 10/4/2011 6:39PM

    I don't know if you like any games but when I was at my sister's last year after a surgery we played scrabble. Just put it between us on the couch and played. I really like it. Hope she feels better soon.

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Hi.sorry it's been sooo loong since I blogged!!

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Hi..Where has September gone??

Today my oldest daughter, 30 had major surgery..woman stuff and will be in the hospital days. Hubby and I will go visit her Sunday and Monday and then I'll go up and stay for awhile and help with the little girls.

I talked to her for a short time today and she's in a lot of pain.. :( Rest is best,for now!

It's been a wild month that has just flown by!! I've learned lots and lots of stuff..i.n my September theme :) Lately we've been painting the outside of the house and tinned the rest of the quonset and painted the front..the weather has been very summerlike for fall!! Hubby has recovered some from his broken rib but should still take it easy but doesn't. Baling is almost finished.

I've been busy getting ready for a Ladies Luncheon on Saturday, it's a fund raiser and a friend and I are doing a table..for eight, provide food, them, decorations and a gift..it's been a blast..I'll tell you the theme later as it's top secret :)

I've also been cooking up a storm to take to my daughters next week. Then there's hubby's birthday..it goes on and on and I'm ready for a break. Today I'm doing a bit of baking and housework and still have the garden to finish cleaning up. October is always one of the busiest months and it's looking true to form so far..we have cattle round ups and take out and also round up and sell our own calves and haul bales and bales and bales...you get the picture..now add me being gone to help daughter..oh yes..I also have a job opportunity that looks very interesting..too bad it's such a busy time!! Still thinking on it.....

The September learning has been going good..been working hard at remembering the vitamins, water and exercise..been riding bike or yoga or just plain work daily..foods been not bad but haven't started tracking again and the weight isn't moving very fast. but it is inching back to my tracker...I have the spark page all refreshed and am thinking about what will be new for next month!! I've done some fall cleaning..started on a major closet and of course the outside painting!! Fall farm work is winding down..just the bales and cattle to help with now...love love love the fall colors..nature's exceptional beauty!! I love fall :) Have been using my new camera some and can't wait to bring it to my daughter's (since her boyfriend is a photographer) and get some help with it..it has an in-camera owners manual that I'm struggling with....I'm also bringing along my hot stone massage kit to my daughters and we'll experiment with it..I thought I might make up some kits for Christmas gifts..I can find lots and lots of stones here!!

The workshop Beauty is Soul Deep has been great so far..love to read everybody's progress but haven't done a lot of journaling myself yet...

Well hubby should be back from baling any time now and we are going to check our far away herd and go out for supper....I'll try to be good :)

Thanks for stopping by ..Keep on Sparkin'...Keep on learning



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ABBABOO 9/30/2011 11:03AM

    I love reading your blogs! Sounds like October sure will be busy for you. Glad your hubby is healing well. I had a broken rib acouple years ago so I understand his pain.

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PARKERB2 9/30/2011 10:09AM

    I see your still Busy, Busy, Busy. How do you find time to fit it all in. Hope the daughter feels lots better soon. Hang in there and Keep Sparking every chance you get. emoticon

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DUSTYGIRL25 9/30/2011 12:15AM

    I can relate to being to busy to blog daily. I'm trying to spend more time outside and less on the computer.
You always sound like the busiest person I have ever known. With all the physical work you do daily I'm sure you will be dropping those pounds real fast.
I don't know why but you're work always sounds like fun to me. I'm sure it isn't to you as you do it all the time.
I sure hope you're getting some rest in there once in a while.
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WATERMELLEN 9/29/2011 10:16PM

    Totally understandable why you haven't been able to blog: and very interesting when you do!! What a going concern you are!!

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RPM123 9/29/2011 10:13PM

    I hope your daughter is doing well. Don't feel bad about blogging, I am in the same boat. Too busy, too little time. My weight has not moved all summer but I guess that is what winter is for! Hope everything is well, nice to hear from you.

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GEEKSMEGGLY 9/29/2011 8:07PM

    Thanks for sharing updates. Wishing your daughter a speedy recovery.
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MARITIMER3 9/29/2011 7:29PM

    First, I hope your daughter feels better very soon. It's great that you are able to go to help her out with the little girls, and I'm sure you will have a wonderful time. All the food you are preparing will be much appreciated too.

You have such a busy life, and so different from mine even though we live in the same country, that I love to read your blogs.

Take care; enjoy your grand-daughters.
Gail

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Beauty is Soul Deep workshop...

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Hi..just a quick catch up for the Beauty is Soul Deep workshop..yesterday's angel message was "Peace comes from remembering that only love is real"..then my friend dedicated her blog meditation fo the Beauty is Soul Deep group...her web site is.. www.angelhandsnaturalhealing.com She said to pass it on to friends to enjoy, too.

Today's was a style tip...get rid of one thing from your closet and start a $ jar and put in what ever you can afford..$5 to $50 for a surprise the last week (put the same amount in each week)

Today we woke up to frost this morning..so that's the end of my garden..I did pick all my tomatoes yesterday and the underground stuff is all okay. Now I need to clean up the garden and the flowers...

I went along to town today while hubby got a trailer tire repaired. We got the mail, did a bit of grocery shopping and got fuel for the pasture truck...

I've been finding lots of lessons and ideas to work toward my healthy living goal :) a couple great things I found were 10 ways to lower sodium intake, ways to save at the grocery store and I thought this was a fun idea..make 20 or so index cards with new exercise ideas/routines and put in a box and pull one out when you need to mix it up....

Now for more advice from nature...

Advice from a Tree....

Stand tall and proud

Sink your roots deeply into the earth

Be content with your natural beauty

Go out on a limb

Drink plenty of water

Remember your roots

Enjoy the view!!
By Ilan Shamir www.yourtruenature.com
Thanks for stopping by..keep on Sparkin' and keep on learning..

Love Donna emoticon

ps I won 100 spark goodie points today..woohoo :)

  
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ROSEWCI 9/29/2011 7:20AM

    emoticon thank you mother nature!
Continue to enJOY the workshop! Sounds facinating!
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ELLIE-1220 9/23/2011 6:54PM

    Advice from a tree!!! Fantastic!!!!! Great advice - think I might borrow these lessons!

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WATERMELLEN 9/16/2011 10:31PM

    Love love love "Advice from a Tree" and will have to remember to do all those things.

Your Beauty is Soul Deep workshop sounds terrific.

My lunch salad today was an Autumn Fruit and Grilled Chicken version with mesclun, chopped almonds and a maple vinaigrette -- at my golf course. It included apple, peach and pear . . . a combo I would never have thought of, but it was delicious!!

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PARKERB2 9/15/2011 7:38AM

    Thanks for the apple. Enjoyed your blog. As usual you are a busy lady but you are to be commended for Sparking with the good blogs you do. Hope your Thursday is a great one. It's Thursday morning before I get to read your blog. Happy Sparking.

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MAMAJENC 9/14/2011 8:51PM

    Oh I LOVE the advice from nature!!

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More advice from nature...

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Hi..thanks for all the comments yesterday...We finished swathing the green oats to bale..now just have 2 fields to swath for swath grazing...late in fall the cattle will be in it to eat with out baling or hauling and then feeding out the bales..a real time saver :) If you can believe the change in weather..I needed a coat yesterday on my cabless tractor...it also has no radio and I got the old Eddy Arnold song..Cattle Call in my head and I still can't get it out today..you know....he's brown as a berry from riding the prairie and he's singing an old western song.... inset yodelling here..haha...I'd like to know what berries are brown? Oh well, songs don't have to make sense...

Today's Advice from Nature...

Advice from a River......

Go with the flow

Immerse yourself in nature

Slow down and meander

Go around the obstacles

Be thoughtful of those downstream

Stay current

The beauty is in the journey.....

I just love these :)

By Ilan Shamir (c) www.yourtruenature.com

I'm just taking a little break and now I'm off to ride my x bike for 30 minutes while I listen to nature music..read a bit..meditate a bit :) Then I'm off for more housework..why do I let this joint pile up like a pig-sty?? Anyone else housework challenged like me?? I try to do the Flylady.net program but really I prefer to spend more time outside...speaking of which it's time for me to pick the last of my tomatoes before the first frost...

Then when hubby comes home from riding the community pasture, we're off to the "big city" of Weyburn for supplies with a stop for tractor parts and check our herd of cattle at the far away pasture!!

The workshop..Beauty is Soul Deep.. message today will be an Angel Therapy one..my friend is an ATP and we did a skype therapy session a few weeks back..too cool....I'm a big fan of angels :) anyone else familiar with Doreen Virtue, etc? My friend went to Hawaii for the training..too cool :)

Well, it's time to mount up on my x bike and pedal my butt off :) Thanks for dropping by.. Keep on Sparkin' and Keep on learning...

Love Donna emoticon

  
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YOURTRUENATURE 9/15/2011 12:49PM

  Hi!

I noticed our advice mentioned in your blog and wanted to write you. Isn't nature amazing? Thank you for celebrating the beauty of nature and sharing Advice with your audience. I remember the day, very vividly, when I leaned against that 100 year old cottonwood tree in Colorado and asked for its wisdom. What came through me was a gift that I am proud to share with everyone. Our poems have been very popular worldwide. Advice from Nature now appears on tshirts, greeting cards, posters, notepads, books and even pillows. It pleases me to share a message from the Earth as reminders for people to live their true nature.

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CAROLJEAN64 9/13/2011 11:30AM

    I loved the site and copied almost all the advice comments into my files for yoga. I shared one each with my three best friends yesterday.

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BLEGNER1 9/13/2011 11:14AM

    I hate housework. But it is a necessary evil.LOL
Thinking of you and praying for you
Barb

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MYUTMOST4HIM 9/13/2011 11:08AM

    BIKE ON!!!!

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