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Tuesday, October 30, 2012


Don't they look like stuffed toy animals???

Majestic Alpaca!!
I love them!!!!! I fell in love with them when I was about 12 and we went to Al Oeming's Game Farm, south of Edmonton.  There were at least a dozen in their enclosure and wherever I walked, they all ran to that side of the enclosure.  It was so sweet--how could I not love them!! My dream is to have my little piece of land and some sheep (for Duffy and Dave--don't ask, but Jacqueline knows LOL!!!), some chickens, a few alpacas, and a llama to guard the sheep and the alpacas. Dave would like a few head of beef cattle--Herefords of course.  Maybe a horse too!! We better get at this plan, before we are in the old folks home!!!

So cute!!! ♥♥

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

I'm Baaaack!!!

Did you miss me????!!! :) I've had a case of the blogging blahs, I guess.  There have been lots of things that I could have blogged about--like my job which is killing me, the hail storm we had in August that hammered the garden and flowers, herding lessons with Duffy, the return of health problems that I had 5-6 years ago, the course I'm taking, how I'm going to buy a muzzle for my dad, so he can't talk, etc., etc.  But I just couldn't work up any enthusiasm about writing it down.  I noticed a number of other Canadians have been in the blog doldrums lately too.  Maybe it's something in the air???

Anyway, I decided that a good way to re-enter the blog world would be with an upbeat, fun thing--like a party!! Specifically, this is the Halloween Party that Second Wind Dreams put on for the residents of 8Y this past Sunday. We all did the decorating and settling up the tables just before the party.  Claire's nephew and his girlfriend provided the entertainment--they are very talented! I had baked 4 1/2 dozen cupcakes--mocha chocolate, spice, and pumpkin spice.  I only needed to have baked half that amount!! Oh well--lots in the freezer for Halloween!! So here goes!
Kay with the giggles about something--I think it's because the tape kept slipping!

The residents who attended--they all had some kind of costume--chiefly hats.

Doreen strikes a pose!!

Phyllis the gypsy, Doreen the princess witch, and Kay who is wearing a borrowed eyeball necklace.

Claire gave her brother (far left) and her nephew Jason and his girlfriend/fiance SWD bags and water bottles as a thank you for entertaining the residents.

Getting the cupcakes out.  Later I wore a witch's hat that was orange/red colored and matched my jacket quite well! But no one took a picture :(
They both have had training from Grant MacEwan University's music program
Elaine won the best costume award for her wounded witch who has crashed into something!!
Happy Halloween!!!!!!