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Sunday, March 27, 2011

Things to do

First, I have a ton of baking to do in the next 2 days, as Second Wind Dreams is having a fundraising bake sale on Wednesday.  I have signs to make, have to try and track down the banner we used to have, and make a pretty spring looking box for the 50/50 draw.  I want to get some kind of flowers--maybe real, maybe artificial.  Wednesday is going to be a long day--the sale starts at 10, but we will have to set up the tables and put prices on the items.  Then we sell until 2-3 or whenever the baking runs out. Whose idea was this anyway? Hahaha!!

Then Jolene's Scenthurdle team is going to be at the Red Deer Dog Show Saturday, April 2.  I'm sure the rest of the team will really like me calling it Jolene's team!!  I want to be there to cheer them on and to get to see Jolene, and maybe buy some cool dog stuff--like a license plate to replace the one the old codger in Olds smashed up!!  And no, I'm not talking about Dave--I mean the other older codger who caused the accident and then lied :((

Then on Monday the 4th I have an appointment with my financial advisor for our 6 month check-up! Snort!!  And on April 5th I am attending an afternoon volunteer event for Northlands volunteers. I want to do more Northlands stuff, as we get to attend events at Northlands and it's the kind of volunteering where you do your shift and then go home.  Not like this stuff at the EG, which has become way too much like teaching, in that I'm always doing stuff at home and then going down there to do more.   We get a complimentary dinner after the seminars too!!

At the end of April--April 30 and May 1 to be exact, I am auditing a tracking seminar in Olds! Whoo Hoo!! Jolene is going to  be there--it's kind of beginning to sound like I am stalking Jolene doesn't it!! Hahahahaha!! Donna, the instructor has said that I should bring Duffy and there might be a chance to do a little bit of stuff with him. Even if there isn't, this is still going to be so neat!! And I have free accommodations too!! If Dave lets me stay there after that codger comment!!!!

May 4 is Duffy's 3rd birthday (and Kort's too and the rest of litter, wherever they are!!) and May 6 is our 22nd wedding anniversary!! Wow!! And in between, on May 5, Family Council is having staff appreciation for the staff at the EG and we will be dishing out pieces of cake from ginormous slabs and trying not to get covered in icing!!

In the meantime, there's the usual stuff to do while we wait for the winter without end to finally show some signs of ending--like before June???!!! Until then Duffy is enjoying the snow--and yes I did lay some trails across the snow banks for him and I to run around on.  He's been working on some of his own too!
Maybe he's looking for Spring down there????!!!

For some unknown reason the photos aren't showing up on the blog--I haven't changed any settings.  Anyone got any suggestions? You can click on the little white boxes and pictures will appear.

Monday, March 21, 2011


March 20, 2010

March 3, 2011

March 19, 2011 The snow piles have gone a little!!

What a difference in Marches from last year to this year. I am so sick of seeing big piles of snow that aren't really melting.  And we get more snow and cold East, SE, ESE, NE winds every day. The streets, lanes, and sidewalks are that nightmare combo of ice, slush, slush sink holes, and yucky muck.  I took Duffy for a walk yesterday evening and what a mess he was at the end of it!! And that was with me hauling him from trotting through the worse of the muck.  So we aren't going for walk until the end of April! Hahahahahaha!! I'm not kidding!! I will however start laying paths through the snow in the yard so he can run around!!!  We are having freezing drizzzle right now, just to add to the fun. Does it sound like I'm SICK of this winter????????

Thursday, March 17, 2011

St. Patrick's Day

Happy St. Patrick's Day to everyone, Irish or not!!  It will be a long time before we see any green outside here, especially with 3 more inches of snow last night and this morning!  So have some green beer and soda bread!!!

Saturday, March 12, 2011


Look who has has decided that my exercise mat makes a great bed-for him, of course!!

Or maybe he's just waiting for someone to plug in the "Back to Life" machine so he can have a session on it!!

A Pile of Bears!!

Ready for delivery to the new residents who came to the Edmonton General in February!

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Duffy in Olds

Nothing exciting, just a few pix that I whined and pleaded for Dave to take, so that I can see my Duffy!!  It's almost 2 weeks now.  Funny how 'just a couple of days' turns into weeks. But what with the the crappy weather and some no-minds that can't make up their minds if they want Dave to fix their front end loaders, the days slip by. Sigh.

Duffy's usual position--staring through the slider windows!!  And the jungle of plants--reminds me of that Laugh-In skit.  Verrry interesting!!!!

They had a lot of snow fall in a short period of time on Saturday.

Duffy rapidly becoming a snow white dog!!

In out of the snow--in the garage.