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Wednesday was a good day!

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Beautiful day with my sister! We went banking, shopping, browsing and had lunch together. I bought some needed things and also some things that caught my eye . . . like a chrome frame that holds 3 photos and has 'friends' on it. I brought it home and immediately put in a 4x6-inch photo of me and my life long friend Marg and also two 3x3-inch photos of Marg. Her and I grew up together, knew each other since we were around 7-8 years old. Sadly, she passed away 4 years ago this Friday, just a few days before my 75th birthday. She would have followed me, would have been 75 a few weeks later. We had talked about how we'd be celebrating this special birthday and unfortunately she never got to do that. It's been four long years since she passed on and I miss her every day.

But, I got carried away there, sorry. I had a lot of fun with my sister today. We browsed a big thrift shop today and I saw lots of things I'd like to have bought and put in my home but since we're trying to downsize by letting lots of our own things go, I thought I'd better not!

A light dinner tonight, I just had a toasted bagel, wasn't very hungry. But I plan on a nice breakfast in the morning . . . poached eggs on toast, oh yummy!

Today went quickly and I'm feeling so relaxed, need to do that more often. Very enjoyable to spend some time together, just sis and I. We had a bit of rain to get through from stores to the vehicle but we "danced in the rain" . . . two little old ladies! LOL



CHEERS!

  
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KITT52 7/30/2014 8:18PM

    so sweet

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CHANGING-TURTLE 7/30/2014 6:44PM

    Love you photo

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RAINBOWMF 7/30/2014 6:36PM

    Gloria, so nice that you had a good time shopping and laughing with your sister.

I bet it did you a world of good.

Hugs Mary

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~KINDREDSPIRIT~ 7/30/2014 6:15PM

    love the picture...so cute...glad you had a good day!

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FLSUNSHINE1931 7/30/2014 6:07PM

    Gloria, I am so glad that you got out with your Sister today, and had a great time. I have a childhood friend since I was 12. She lives in Ohio and we still keep in touch every couple weeks. We were besst friends. That is 71 years we been friends.

Enjoy your Blogs, and I know that today did you good. Tomorrow is our Ladies Circle meeting and we are going to a member of the church that don't get out much, and we are taking snacks and all she has to do is furnish the drinks.

Nothing like friends.
Didn't mean to get carried away.

Narsga/FL
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Monday . . . last night was stormy!

Monday, July 28, 2014


We had a nasty storm here last night with high winds, pouring rain, thunder and lightning. The lightning was terrific and that is what I don't like the most! Our gardens and lawn needed the water though and I'm glad we got it. It is still raining here and very dark out but it is to clear up this afternoon.

I'm keeping in mind that "yesterday ended last night and every day is a new beginning, so learn the skill of forgetting and move on!"

  
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PIXIE-LICIOUS 7/30/2014 10:27AM

    Hope you are having beautiful weather today!

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AANDAS_MOMMY 7/29/2014 10:53PM

    How nicely said! Thank you for those refreshing thoughts. Happy Monday, indeed.

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LIVINGFREE19 7/29/2014 9:50PM

    Yes, we must remember to leave yesterday behind and move on!

I'm glad that you got the much needed rain!

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HARROWJET 7/28/2014 10:22PM

    Did you hear that a tornado touched down in Grand Bend? We had rain here too.

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KITT52 7/28/2014 7:14PM

    how beautiful that is...

Happy Monday to you as well

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RAINBOWMF 7/28/2014 10:59AM

    Happy Monday Gloria
We had rain all night, the winds did not get to me , we are kind of in a valley so the winds are up over us.

The storm woke me many times through out the night.

Hugs Mary

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IMEMINE1 7/28/2014 10:34AM

    We had storms ,too. emoticon

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ARCHIEMITCHELL 7/28/2014 7:46AM

    A happy Monday to you as well, Gloria. I think we might be getting the storm you mentioned as it is very dark and humid. There isn't a sound except the hum of the motor of a drain cleaning government truck outside. I've lots of filing to do today as well as walk.
Keep well, Gloria, I' sure your flowers are sitting up tall, proud and perfuming the air with their beauty and fragrance!
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GRANJERRY1 7/28/2014 7:00AM

    The rains would have brought down the temps...enjoy the weather.....

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Photos taken at the lake on Saturday

Sunday, July 27, 2014

We went to Port Dover yesterday, our favourite lakeshore town. Nice drive there with a stop at a farmers for fresh picked corn, peas, black cherries, also some tomatoes and cucumbers. Yummy veggies will make our supper tonight.

There were a lot of people at the beach and wow, oodles of boats, different shapes and sizes going in and out of the harbour. It was a pleasure to sit on the pier feeding the ducks and seagulls and watching all these boats and the happy people on them. Now that's a great way to spend a summer day!

We had a perch supper and then while on the pier, the fellows got ice cream cones from the Chapman's place right there. Those two are like little kids when it comes to cones, lol.

Here are photos of a few of the boats I snapped yesterday and some other pictures. I did not take any of the beach and have no idea why I didn't! Lots were swimming and sunning on the beautiful white sand! I think the boats mesmerized me!

Boats . . . which style and size suit you??

















Our fellows buying and eating their ice cream cones, lol




My brother-in-law doing what he loves most . . . feeding seagulls


Mustn't forget the pirate sail boat!


Skeleton on the deck of the pirate ship!


We stopped at a lovely pond on the way home and I took some photos of the water, ducks, etc.






Okay, Okay, I'm a photo nut, lol. I enjoy capturing what I think of as "photo memories", something I can look at over and over and recapture the moment they were taken.

Enjoy your Sunday!

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IMEMINE1 7/28/2014 10:33AM

    I love looking at pictures. You took some great ones to share. emoticon

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LIVINGFREE19 7/27/2014 11:07PM

    I love your pics, and you do a great job on them!

Those boats all look nice and being on the water is so relaxing. Being near the water is so relaxing too!

I hope you have a great week!

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HARROWJET 7/27/2014 8:07PM

    I enjoyed your pictures. Sometime when you know you are going to Port Dover, I hope you will let me know. Perhaps we can meet up. We would go to our daughter's in Aylmer and then go on to Dover. When we were dog-sitting in Aylmer last week, Hubby wanted to take me to Port Dover but I told him I wanted to go when my friend was there. emoticon

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SEWISTLADY 7/27/2014 6:00PM

    Thanks for sharing your wonderful Saturday near the water. Love your pictures! So happy you take time for fun and enjoyment.
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CHANGING-TURTLE 7/27/2014 4:03PM

    Such lovely photo, I love the boats

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ARCHIEMITCHELL 7/27/2014 2:22PM

    What beautiful and humorous photos, Gloria. I loved the pirate and the men buying ice cream. (By the way I enjoy Chapman's ice cream and yogurt). I wish I could have been with you. This was just the kind of day to relax and feel like a kid again.
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SPARKFRAN514 7/27/2014 2:18PM

    Thank you for sharing its like going on the trip with you . and i also enjoy going back and looking at the pictures i take and remember the events of fun memories.
July is Ice cream month and i enjoyed a dish of Rocky road ribbon ice cream !
 “Knowing I can inspire a beautiful day within myself first is the most powerful tool I have to inspire a beautiful life day by day.” Susan Teton Campbell

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KITT52 7/27/2014 1:07PM

    really nice picture, loved the pirate ship..lol

thanks for sharing

Have a healthy week

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GRANJERRY1 7/27/2014 9:44AM

    Nice pictures Gloria....like your fellows i too would have gone straight for the ice-cream... emoticon

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RAINBOWMF 7/27/2014 9:13AM

    Nice photo's Gloria. I like the little raft one (dingy one), lol the motor looks a bit heavy for it.

Everyone was having a good day.
Glad you got away and enjoyed your Saturday.

Love Mary

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REGILIEH 7/27/2014 9:06AM

    Great pictures! Thank you for sharing!

Hugs!

Anne

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CVRONEK 7/27/2014 9:06AM

    Beautiful Gloria, and just what you needed! A wonderful outing to such a special place.
I love your photos.

Boat number 4 is my style. It reminds me of my sisters boat that she and her then hubby, used to have.
We spent many a time, boating, fishing etc, with the family, on the Potomac River.

Nick and I had soft serve ice cream cones, yesterday. It must have been ice cream cone day. emoticon

You made me smile with this blog, Gloria and I really needed to. emoticon

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Saturday - to the lake today!

Saturday, July 26, 2014


Today I'll be going to the lake, Port Dover to be exact. It is clouding up here and we're suppose to get rain but the drive to the lake, fresh fish meal, and good companionship with my sister and her husband always makes up for any kind of weather!

A couple of photos of what I hope to see today. (photos are from another time there)







Back at home tonight, I know I'll be pleasantly exhausted, a good feeling.
And when the day is finished and I'm heading for bed, I'll remember this little saying.





  
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RAINBOWMF 7/27/2014 12:01AM

    I hope you had a great evening Gloria.

Love Mary

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SPARKFRAN514 7/26/2014 8:44PM

    Great pictures and spending time with family is always fun. sounds like the gray clouds are braking up in the house. like your quote says we take this one day at time and always need to find great about our journey to good health

I can’t change yesterday but I can change today
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Life has two rules # 1 Never Quit
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GRANJERRY1 7/26/2014 7:23PM

    Hope you have a great time.... emoticon

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FLSUNSHINE1931 7/26/2014 5:07PM

    Hope the weather is ok for you, as I know how much you love these outings. We had thunder, but no rain yet. Been a busy day, worked in yard some, went to Family Dollar. Thanks for sharing the wonderful pictures. Always look forward to see them.

Marsha/FL


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KITT52 7/26/2014 3:43PM

    nice photos thanks for sharing

have a healthy week end



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Enjoy your day

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REGILIEH 7/26/2014 12:36PM

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    emoticon Love the " At the end od day " we should always think like that. emoticon

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ARCHIEMITCHELL 7/26/2014 12:22PM

    As always your pictures are so refreshing. I wish I could dive into the water.
I'm a copycat, Gloria. I copied the little saying at the end.
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TUTUNAN 7/26/2014 11:20AM

    Have a great time!

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Friday!

Friday, July 25, 2014




  
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IMEMINE1 7/26/2014 12:29PM

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I hope you have a super weekend!

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RAINBOWMF 7/25/2014 6:55PM

    I don't know about that LOL

Hugs Mary

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SUSIEPH1 7/25/2014 4:55PM

    So true Gloria my friend... So very true..
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SPARKFRAN514 7/25/2014 4:40PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon how true and we learn from them as we move along.

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KITT52 7/25/2014 1:38PM

    how true that is..thanks for the reminder
have a sunny day

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ARCHIEMITCHELL 7/25/2014 1:16PM

    Such good advice. Here's hoping things are improving. emoticon
Nancy

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GRACED777 7/25/2014 10:30AM

    Very true-I've learned a lot in hard times. I like rest in between to assimilate, too!

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NKING1982 7/25/2014 10:19AM

    well said, thanks for sharing

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FLSUNSHINE1931 7/25/2014 10:16AM

    So true, we also learn from our mistakes. Praying that you and Rolly are having a wonderful day. Thundering here.

Marsha
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DMEYER4 7/25/2014 8:58AM

  thanks Have a great Friday

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