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New Year Bust Up

Hi friends and family!

It has been an eventful couple of weeks. Today marks the one-week anniversary of our car accident. Not to get into too much detail, we are both battered, bruised, but alive to tell the tale. Or tail, as if I had one it most likely would be broken.

Richard has a broken collarbone, which means he is not able to work for a while. Funny enough, he is okay with that. Waiting for the adjuster to look at the car, the benefit forms and the healing does not seem to have bothered him. His biggest complaint was the bordem that has set in. Captain Kirk and the Trekksteers seemed to have overstayed their welcome. 

It is too cold and icy for him to take a stroll outside by himself. Now I have an idea what the residents at the group home may feel like when they can’t go out. As I am the only one who can drive, it hurts me to see him stuck at home with nowhere to go.

We are lucky enough to have good neighbours helping with shovelling the walk and bringing food. I have stated that we do not need meals, as I have been preparing a number of freezables. We cannot thank everyone enough for their kindness. As Richard said, “there are kind people out there.”

I know I mentioned I may not do this blog thing very often, but I have been given a reason to continue: the budget reminder from Richard’s church.

That will be for the next time. This time it is all about being alive and loving it!


Filed under Family and Friends, Health Check

Christmas Wrap Up


It is that time of year again for me to complain about not wanting anything to do with Christmas. In some ways I won a little, as Richard has been feeling rather unChristmassy: we did not put up the big tree. My little fiber optic one is filling in the void.

My animals were to get the treatment, but I could not be arsed.

It is not all bad; we are going to the UK next year! I am not sure when it will be, as cost is the biggest obstacle. We do have enough funds to get there, only now we have to save for the visit. That is very much doable.

What to do until then? “First, you need to get the cars fixed,” you say. “Yeah, but after that?” I ask. I need to sit and do research on our destination. Richard has three things on his list:

1. A photo of Buckingham Palace
2. A photo of Big Ben
3. A visit to Stonehenge

I have three times a thousand-million things I want to do. I am so thankful for my lovelies in the UK who will be our hosts. OMGOSH!

On a health standpoint, things are the same. I am still crazy. Crazy in a good way, I hope. The down moments still happen, but you know what? I take them with a pack of pencil crayons or a dash of music mixing. I still have diabetes and rheumatoid arthritis. Though, I have discovered probiotic drops are doing some good work. My rear in review will happen next week; be prepared.

You caught that? 😉

I sent out my annual ‘There is No War on Christmas’ greeting cards. Oh, its usually the same people guity of blaming the Atheists for Christians being oppressed, not realising they are doing to themselves. What would ikkle (borrowed this word from my friend Tony 😊) baby Jesus do?

Not much. The Christians believe God came to the Earth as Jesus to save sinners. In this example, he would be thinking: “I have to add more to the list. Gosh.”

No matter what side you are on during this season, remember just love each other; don’t give in to the hate. As we prepare to celebrate Christmas with Richard’s parents and sister, we remember those who have left us and those who are too far away. Take everyone in your heart, hold them tight and tell them how much you care, no matter how silly it sounds.

Richard and I wish you all a great holiday.

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Filed under Contentment, Downtime, Progressive Christianity, Vacation

It Is Yet To Get Cold Outside

Here is my assignment from The Daily Post:

Climate Control

It has not become really super duper cold here; yet. This is Saskatchewan, so the snow and cold is guaranteed. I should not say that, last week we had a gooder of a storm. The town is still showing remnants of the event, but the highways are pretty much clear.

Except for the icy patch by the turn-off to the access road to work. Today (2 December) Wee Angus, my black Aveo, did an awesome impersonation of an ATV. I did a loop into, then out of, the ditch. Luckily I was able to get out of the ditch before there was need for tow hooks. I was a-maze-ing.

Parts of the country are getting blasted with snow, rain, really anything that causes wetness related to weather. The temperature is also not too cold, not as bad as it could be. I know we will be getting hit pretty soon and thankfully both the Red Beast and Wee Angus have winter tires. I have tried the tires out on Wee Angus, and he sure does like them. I think he his also glad we fixed his front brakes, as the tires would be rather useless if the car can’t stop. The Red Beast also got brake work done. I think they are done for maintenance for a while.

I know some are itching for snow, especially the snowmobilers. I think. To be honest, I have not been paying that much attention. I am thinking about Zumba. I am glad the weather is still nice enough for me to drive to my class. This will be the second time I will be going. Do not ask me about the last few times. One involved the Red Beast getting work done and the other involved getting lost for almost an hour in Martensville.

With the winterness not fully arrived, I will be glad to get this season underway.


Filed under Contentment, Downtime, Just Because ... Everyone Has This Kind of Moment, Writing and Reading