snuggles…

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well this was fun…

two tiny babies turned up at the birthday party today…

I patiently waited my turn and then held this little bundle of snuggles for about an hour;-)… can still put any baby to sleep… it’s a gift… thanks to my son-in-law for taking these pictures as I was busy…

always fun when everyone gathers and it’s time to open presents

it is different these days… at this age all they want, and get, is money… apparently he is wanting a game system… amazed that there is one they don’t have…

the gift from Aunty and Grandma was money for the big brother to drive all the boys to Baked Expectations for dessert… chocolate cake for breakfast is one of Aunty’s specialties;-)… can’t believe they are so grown up…

he is looking forward to a Paintball party, so really loved his paintball cake…

forgotten…

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was reminded last night that I had agreed to watch the younger boys today while their parents went to a wedding as the oldest was working…

I had completely forgotten… took it very easy this morning, lol…

when the boys were dropped off we went shopping for a few Canada Day items, groceries for supper and to make spinach dip…

they were very well behaved while we were out so for a snack got fruit smoothies and doughnuts… we found a few towels, some nifty glow flags and a Canada Day outfit for me

it  rained off and on for a good portion of the day, so when mom and dad stopped in for a quick visit they had to use an umbrella on their way out… they looked very dapper;-)…

we made the spinach dip for the birthday celebration tomorrow and got chicken wings cooking for dinner… there was some Wii bowling happening, and when the oldest arrived to pick up his brothers we took a selfie and had supper…

campfire baked potatoes and Caesar salad finished off the meal… everyone helped clean up and then they headed home…

watching the Nitro World Games on tv and then early to bed… all this fun can wear a person out;-)…

bandage…

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bright spots in my day…

I took a few photos of the flowers that a colleague brought me yesterday from the Farmers Market... a lovely treat… particularly love delphiniums and calla lilies…

brought them home with me…

a colleague got this beautiful rose in such a sweet vase today… had to take a picture…

my gardener grandson came by to do some yard work… when it was raining he did some organizing in the basement…

some say he looks like George and today he reminded me of him as he came in a few times with injuries and needed a bandage… 

laughed because the bandaid package has lasted much longer without my beloved being around… he always had a bandaid somewhere on his body, lol… 

so many special moments in the day…

charge…

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today I stopped in at the Apple Store on my way home from work…

for the last few days Siri has just started to talk even though I am not touching the phone… bit creepy actually…

I’d also had a strange message on the screen saying that Apple had found some viruses… 

right away I closed all the apps on the phone, but between that and the Siri chats, felt like maybe I should get it checked out…

got in to see someone at the Store within minutes and they ran a few diagnostics and it appears the phone is fine… they did wonder if I might be saying something that sounds like Hey Siri which would then make her respond… 

they also suggested turning the phone off every day so it could have a rest;-)… didn’t know it needed breaks too, lol…

then I found the watch repair section at Sears and finally got the links taken out of the purple band for my Charge 2…

came out very nice… now I have 3 choices for bracelets to wear with it;-)…

summer…

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today is the first day of summerand our middle grandson’s birthday

I remember 12 years ago when my daughter was in the hospital… many babies were being born and she was doing fine so they kept her waiting while they delivered others… 

at 11:30 at night I told them we needed this baby born on this day… because it was the first day of summer… and I really wanted him born on that auspicious day;-)…

so they proceeded to bring in the doctor and our little guy was born just before midnight… what a wonderful memory

this is early the next day when he got to meet his big brother…

this morning this dark sky followed me all the way downtown…

we had our first summer thunderstorm this afternoon… that same sky followed me home but now it is clear

here’s the 12 year old out for a birthday dinner tonight…

time goes by amazingly quickly…

savouring…

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it is a beautiful evening… the sun is shining and there isn’t a cloud in the sky…

the squirrels have been eating at the feeder… not sure if the birds are getting any seeds…

the sound of the waterfall is soothing and relaxing…

I am savouring every moment… 

over the last few days I’ve been struggling with some stomach issues and tonight am finally feeling better… being under the weather brings to mind all of the serious illnesses that I’ve dealt with through the years…

a reminder to celebrate the good times… 

snacking…

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once again I spent a few minutes taking pictures of the clematis this morning…

so pretty

got home and decided on an early hot tub as I’ve been feeling a bit under the weather…

just a I was planning to get out, the rain started… this picture shows where I was standing, lol… and if you look closely you might see the squirrel snacking at the feeder…

nothing…

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had decided to do nothing today… just rest up…

but, I headed into the garden and filled three more pots with the last of the plants I bought weeks ago…

the darn squirrels have already dug out one of the lobelias… shoved it back in, so hope it grows… 

pleased with the morning glories that I planted around the deck… looks like the majority are growing… sadly most of the alyssum did not make it, so will need to replace it…

the garden is a bit overgrown but looks beautiful in pictures, lol…

still plan on trimming the daisies soon…

been having trouble getting into gardening this year… missing my beloved and not enjoying my time in the garden so much… 

think I need to find a gardener to come and get some of the major weeding done as my grandson is not going to be available nearly as much as last year… I like to do a bit of weeding but am feeling overwhelmed with the amount of work required now…

walked to the grocery store and got some shots of a tree down the street which had blown over… bunny stopped by as I was taking my pictures, lol…

so apparently I did stuff most of the day… even made potato salad for tomorrow’s dinner…

now to get to that do nothing place;-)… tv, a snack and bed…

photo…

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woke up just before 5 to go to the bathroom and when I put on my glasses saw this beautiful moon out the window…

usually I see the moon out the window between 10:30 and 11:30 pm… seemed odd to see it so early in the morning, and was happy to get a great photo

almost forgot to put out the garbage and recycling on my way to the garage… then I took a few pictures of the clematis… was surprised at how many flowers were open…

there are tons of blooms on it and more opening every day… starting the day looking at flowers is the best…

to top off the day, as I was making my supper I looked out and saw this goldfinch at the feeder…

haven’t seen many so far this year… got the best photo from upstairs…

sure am happy it is Friday