Tuesday, December 01, 2009
Countdown to Christmas begins! Wow! I usually have my house decorated inside and the tree up by the first of December...this year is huge exception. It is on my list of "to do's" for this weekend. Normally it is not an issue, but this year due to our flooded basement in the spring, all the Christmas stuff got pushed into the crawl space under the house and now has to be hauled back out. It's a job in it's self! lol One of those jobs that no one has wanted to tackle...but now we have no choice if we want the Christmas decorations.
Update on my co-worker Geff. Geff's wife Sandy dropped in to see us yesterday and give us an update. Geff is in the hospital still and will remain there for awhile longer. He must under go triple by-pass heart surgery. Two of his vessels are about 90% blocked and one about 75% blocked. The man is very lucky that his heart attack was "mild". He is in good spirits though. The surgery was going to be today, but Geff has developed a fever and an infection which needs to be cleared up first, so surgery will hopefully take place next week. He has also developed a reaction to the nitro meds, which initiated moving him directly across from the nursing station and necessitating him remaining in the hospital until he is transferred to another hospital where the heart surgery will be performed.
Geff called us a little while after Sandy had been in...I think the guy actually misses us! lol
Anyway just to make him feel at home, we all sang for him, which gave him a chuckle and produced the following statement: "I think I'll go and hide my head now under a pillow".
Anyway, prayers would be appreciated for Geff and his family.
Update on Geff and talking to him on the phone. He's tired sounding, but in good spirits.
New month and soon a new Year!
Only a few more days and Kaeli will be home.
My kitchen backsplash which I'm so pleased with, and here's a couple pictures:
This is stove area
This is the finished edging.
My decorative inset tile that created a good giggle when the guys forgot to watch for the fact that "the fruit hangs downward".
I am so blessed.
Thanks for stopping by for a wee visit.
Have a wonderful day,
Monday, November 30, 2009
Yay!, my backsplash is done! It looks fabulous. I will take some pictures and post them either later today or for sure tomorrow morning. I'm so thrilled to finally have that piece done. Just one more piece to be completed and that is the decision on the pedastal type columun for under the island table part. Right now it is only a temporary piece of wood holding things up. Josh is emailing me some choices and once that is done and installed we are complete. I had forgotten about that part of the reno until this weekend when Josh reminded me. We've gotten so used to this temporary fix!
Garry and Q are planning on heading up Dec 11 to help Kaeli make the move back to here. Her girlfriend is going up this coming weekend to help her pack things up. We'll store all her things in the garage for a bit as Kaeli and Shy are also making the big move to a place of their own in the new year. Clients of Garry were looking for some good renters and happened to talk to Garry about it. So the girls are getting a lovely two bedroom condo with garage and parking for another vehicle as well as all appliances including washer and dryer for extremely inexpensive rent. Although they hadn't planned on moving out so soon, they know that such a deal won't happen again! Kaeli is stepping out in faith and praying for work right away so that she can make this move.
Although I won't have my girls living at home much longer, they will still be together and living about five minutes away!
My backsplash is done and looks even better than I had imagined.
Kaeli is coming home.
A fantastic deal on a Kaeli and Shy's "first" place together.
We will be "empty nesters" for the first time...I'm trying to make this a positive! lol
Managed to purchase Q and Shy's birthday presents on the weekend. Yay, for the sales.
A short work week. Even though we still go in to work this Friday, we are closed to the publice for Professional Development Day.
Garry's Mom's birthday today...the last of the birthdays for this month! lol
Thank you for stopping by, drop by again tomorrow if you want to see pictures of the finished backsplash!
Have a wonderfully blessed Monday,
Saturday, November 28, 2009
Yay, today is the day that my kitchen backsplash is going in. I'm so excited. My kitchen will be finished outside of a little bit of paint touch up. I'll take some pictures of the finished product and post for you all to see.
We broke a very old weather record on Thursday. We had a down pouring of rain and that hasn't happened on Nov 26 since 1946! Thankfully the roads were not too bad going in to work yesterday morning. Warm weather yesterday also helped to keep things from freezing. It supposed to be above zero today and even up to plus 7 on Sunday! Unheard of for this time of year. Dips down to below zero for Monday and then back up again above zero for the next couple of days.
I could really get used to this weather. I'd rather see rain than snow anyday!
My work week is done.
Shy and I had a great giggle going through some old family pictures last evening.
One load of laundry is done, which means today I'll get it finished off quickly.
Backsplash is going in today.
Kaeli has been getting lots of hours these past few days. They were supposed to be home on Friday, but her time has been extended thru to Monday as of now.
God, who continues to bless this family.
Thanks for stopping by for a visit. It's Silly Saturday, enjoy the day, let your spirit play.
Have a wonderful day,
Friday, November 27, 2009
Well that last of the major holidays has come and gone and now the countdown is on to Christmas.
28 days to Christmas....wow! this year has really flown by.
We are in major budget crunch right now at work. The chances of anything that I order right now arriving this year is getting slimmer by the day. Our major vendors are working with us and trying to get as much of our on order items shipped as possible so they arrive before December 31.
I was initially supposed to be on holidays from December 23 to Jan 11, but with Geff away, my holiday time is now up in the air. It is a waiting game at the moment. I may have to resort to going in every morning and getting things going and then taking the afternoons off, but we will see how everything plays out.
One of my Christmas gifts that I ordered arrived yesterday, so now it really is beginning to feel like Christmas. Every year I go through the same thing...I figure out what to get everyone for Christmas and then I remember that I have two birthdays also to figure into the mix. LOL Q's birthday is the 11th and Shy's is the 18th. Now I'm back to square one trying to figure out what to get them for their birthdays....you would think after all these years I would get this! lol
It's Fabulous Friday today...so enjoy the day. I understand there is something called "Black Friday" happening in the states. Not sure what it is, but hope that it is a good thing!
It Fabulous Friday...my favorite day.
My backsplash is being installed this weekend...yay a finished kitchen is on the horizon.
Geff is doing better, although we don't know when he'll be coming back to work.
My Christmas list is being ticked off. Love all those lines drawn thru completed tasks!
Did I mention it's Fabulous Friday! lol
Have a wonderfully blessed day,
Thursday, November 26, 2009
I'm back to earlier mornings for work for awhile. It's not really that bad, only means going in about 30 minutes earlier than usual.
Yesterday morning when I got to work, I noticed that my co-worker (Geff) wasn't there. I was sure he had said "see you all tomorrow" when he had left work on Monday, so was a little surprised. Anyway, I rushed around getting everything up and running and ready for the day.
Got a message a bit later from Geff's wife to say that Geff had had a mild heart attack was in the hospital. Boy, talk about a shocker. Geff is a pretty healthy guy.
Talked to Sandy again last night just to see how things were going. Geff is resting comfortably now, but will be in hospital for about 4 days depending on what they find is some type of a test they are doing today. Not sure when he will be back to work at this point. Prayers for Geff's speedy recovery would be great.
Yesterday was also the anniversary of my Mom's passing, so that on top of everything else made for a struggle of a day. Today is a much better day.
I am not a smoker, so have never had to battle that addiction.
I have the opportunity to create a healthy life for myself and thus my family.
I'm an early morning riser, so getting up abit earlier is not a problem for me.
Going in earlier means I get off work earlier too! Woo Hoo...I can come home for a nap! (Yeah, like I actually do! lol)
Wake-up calls that make all of us think about our own health.
Thank you for sharing a part of your day with me. I'll check in after work to see what you have all been up to.
Have an awesome day,
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