Monday, June 20, 2011
Avery my grandaughter turned 2 years old June 10. My daughter had a good turn out of 8 moms,10 tots and 4 grandmas! The weather was sunny, warm and windy. It was too windy to blow out the candle so we never lit it. Hot dogs, juice and cake, which the kids loved and playing with the bubble wands, chasing balloons!
Tuesday, May 03, 2011
I started voting at the age of 20. Been voting now for 44 years. I have never missed an election to submit my democratic right to vote.
Last nights election was one of the best, outcomes I have seen in a long, long time. When I first started voting I supported the struggling New Democratic Party. When Elizabeth May of the Green Peace Party, who won a seat in the house of commons last night, I was thrilled for the parties achievement. It reminded me of a previous decade when the NDP won a seat in the house of commons. It was sad to see the Block loose so deeply. I believe they will re-emerge with a stronger, less radical leader when the next election, comes around again.
I was in a stupor who to vote for, this time around, Green Peace or the Conservatives. I know the Green Peace Party will have many growing pains but truly believe the timing in Canaadian politics has come of age with the Green Peace movement. On the other hand I really wanted a majority won political party and the only party I could imagine getting that was the Conservative Party. I guess, you know now, what my voter's choice was.
Wednesday, March 09, 2011
I was brought up in a non religious home. I really don't know if my mother believed in God, as she died way too young, for me to even think of asking. Though I know my sister is and our father was an ethicises.
When I was 35 I had a heart attack. I was put on life support for two months in a comatose state. I did have the most incredible experience. First I felt like I was flying backwards in a spiral motion. When the motion stopped, music so tremendous, it seem to come streaming into my whole being. Then before me was this brilliant light. I recalled seeing a man with a flowing gown, long chestnut brown shoulder length hair, the man had his arms out stretched to me. It seemed he was beckoning me to come forward, into the light. I knew a little about God, as I did go to sunday school once or twice, with a friend, when I was kid. In a silent moment I trembled and thought, is this God? I began to tremble with fear of death, towards the brilliant light. Then all went black, as pitch black as I could not see. I stayed there for how long I don't know, suddenly I cried out "if this is hell, I don't want to be here anymore.
The next thing I remember, my sister was talking to me. Asking me to sign my widow's cheque so she could deposit it into my bank account. I looked at her and began to laugh and replied " I would if I could remember who I was or what my name is." She told me my name but I could not remember how to spell or write. I remember scribbling on the back of the cheque. The bank okayed it, strange things can happen!
I remained in the hospital for several weeks. When my sister came to pick me up. She told me, my doctor told her, that I may have permanent memory loss or I will have temporary amnesia. This really scared me.
I practiced printing the alphabet everyday, then I started slowly to remember how to write. When my writing was eligible to read, I took my grade 12 over again at night school. I passed grade 12 the second time around with higher marks than when I was 17 years old. This proved to me, that I was back to normal. When I turned 50 I had saved enough money, to enter university.
Today I don't follow any man made religion by going to some man made church but I do believe in God and Christianity. I think I was given a second chance to believe in him, which I truly do.
So dear cyber friends, now you know why I have to edit alot of what I type!
Wednesday, March 02, 2011
My digital box for the TV & other remotes crashed after 5 years or more of service. Replaced it today with a tiny new version. Only one wee problem, I can't seem to program it, as the TV keeps shutting off. Oh, hum after 6 hours of trying, I gave up.
Went to spend some time on the computer, but reaching world wide web was out of service. Which I didn't realize till I had defragged, debugged everything I could thing of doing to clean my computer, short of deleting Spyware program and reinstalling. In a exasperated state called the communication provider. Yes, the whole web was down. Oh, well at least I got a thorough cleaning of my computer done. All I had to do was go up to edit and click reset button!
Yesterday my coffee pot died, 1st one for this year. Replaced 3 last year. I tell ya they don't make coffee pots like they used to! I remember having one coffee pot for um a good two decades! Sourced out coffee pots produced in some foreign country that's the problem!
It's snowing tonight, the snow that has been forecast to come since last friday. 150 mph winds are to hit Vancouver Island tomorrow and the south coast. Glad I don't live down there anymore! I think I maybe coming down with the dreaded Cabin Fever! Great way to start the month of March maybe ol' man winter will disappear by the end of the month!
Well Cheers to tomorrow, glad today is almost finished!
Sunday, January 09, 2011
Back in December, my gas furnace was not working. Had a repair person in to see what was wrong with my funace. Turns out I needed a new part. So paid for the part and the service of installing. Alls well...
Coming closer to Christmas Eve, I turned on the ice maker in my spare fridge. Usually with in a six hour period the ice bucket is full. Not this time, I ran the ice maker for a 24 hour period. Look in the ice bucket and nothing. Also the filtered water, was at an all time slowed down ordeal! It was taking about 5 minutes to fill an 8 ounce glass of water. Can't be without my ice and filtered water.
Doing some investigating behind the fridge, I discovered, the water tube of plastic coil, that brings cold water from the plumbing into my spare fridge was wrapped up into a tight coil with masking tape.
Hmm, I do recall the furnace repair person saying he would wrap the plastic water tube up, to put it out of the way, while he was working on my furnace. I agreed to that. Just neither one of us thought to undo the taped up plastic water coil. Promptly I removed the masking tape and stretched out the coiled tubing. Wella, the filtered water started flowing nicely again and ice on demand was ready for Christmas Eve!
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