Thursday, July 17, 2014

Just so you're in the loop...

I go to bed tonight around 9:30ish, my headache is back and I just want to read and go to sleep. The dogs start barking at the front door and I chose to ignore then, figuring there's a dog outside. Then, they go running to the back door and I hear a knock. The dog's are losing their minds... I  slide open the window, as there is a man standing there who I've never seen before. I ask how I can help him? He asks if this is my home and gives me the address, and I say yes, wondering what the hell is he doing here?

 He then asks if I have kids or anyone staying with me that were at a local hangout tonight. No, I tell him, I have no children who live here. He then proceeds to tell me that his daughter's phone was stolen tonight and the GPS on the phone was showing it was here. I very nicely said sorry, there are no kids/teens that live here.  He was agitated but polite. He did say the police were contacted. ( I have no issues with that). I said feel free to come and check the house out, I have nothing to hide. He didn't take me up on the offer. He asked if there were kids that lived close by. Yes, I said my neighbour has kids...

 I opened the door and kept the dogs inside, and chatted with him while waiting for the cops to come. After about 5 minutes I go to go back into the house and the back door is locked... Yes, I locked myself out of the house, but no fear, the key is in its hiding spot ( which the stranger saw, but that will be changing tomorrow...  So, I come back into the house, climb back into bed and I'm reading again, when the dogs start howling again. There is three cops cars at my neighbours house, looking for the phone. No clue if they found it, but it added a little zing to the night!

Now, my dear blogger friends, I'm off to bed and hopefully will get some sleep, as my headache is back again...

So far this week...

Has been interesting to say the least! A few minor disasters... the water main broke in front of the neighbors house, resulting in our houses being under a boil order until two consecutive clear tests come back. I will never take clean water for granted again...

My borrowed dog ate a box of crackers and chewed a plastic cup, barked for 30 minutes non stop  at 3:00 am and decided that my butt made a good pillow, all in the same night...

The humidity level is really high and I have had a head ache for 2 days now... Over the counter  meds keeps it at bay, but it won't break until the humidity goes down.

I'm been working odd hours this week, and it's been wreaking havoc on getting things done...  Starting on Monday I'm doing a 10 day stretch, and then I'm off for 4 days!

Now, that I've written it down, it's not that bad... Minor blips in life... I'm off to do 20 minutes of house work, take the dogs for a 20minute stroll, then I'm getting my hair cut for the first time since April... Then off to work...

Here's to a fantastic week-end!


Sunday, July 13, 2014

Back from vacation

I'm back from my vacation in PEI and what a wonderful week we all had. The weather was beautiful, ( we had rain one night and into the next morning, and it made for fun times walking on the beach). I started each morning by walking the dogs on the beach, followed by coffee and breakfast. I'd read or chat the morning away, walk the dogs again, have a nap, help with supper, walk on the beach, read,  watch spectacular sunsets every evening and sit by the fire each night.  I also walked the dogs on the beach before bed each night, with the moon for company. It was so bright that I could see my shadow from the moonlight. I did go and see Anne of Green Gables the Musical, which was great.

I also brought the dogs to visit Jane from http://lifebeginsatretirement.blogspot.ca/... Her cottage/house is beautiful... as she is! We had a lovely visit, she was well entertained by the dogs... My big puppy slept on the porch for most of it ( he was very relaxed) and my borrowed dog explored for a large part, then stole a potato leftover from Jane's yummy Potato/Leek soup. She also napped on the porch after she finished exploring.  Crofters Lane  was as peaceful as I imagined, and the house feels good when you  enter the door. Thanks again Jane! Jane is the first blogger I've met in person... I have a list of who I'd like to meet!

I'm back to reality now, laundry, some housework and yard work, then back to work tomorrow...

My vacation was exactly what I needed, time to sit and think, rest and relax, spend time outdoors and by the water... It wasn't a crazy expensive week, I'm guessing in total for the cottage rentals, gas, food and drinks,  and one outing per person, we spent less than 3000. That's  for 5 adults, one teenager and two kids.

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Aurthur....

Dear Aurthur, I'm glad to see you're gone, but will never be forgotten. I'm off to say good bye to the cherry tree in my mothers backyard...  with a saw in hand to chop down some limbs. I'm saying good bye to my snowball tree, you've lifted him up out of the ground. Now, I'm praying that the power gets restored in other places, so my family and I can go on vacation. It was a wild, windy day, with roads washed out, tree blown over and lots of flooding... Everyone I know is safe and sound, some minor property damage with trees being blown over, and that's whats most important.  I'll be back next Sunday with a vacation recap, as I'm off to do some chores, then I'll be loading up the car and heading to PEI...

Friday, July 4, 2014

My vacation will be postponed by a day...

Due to the tropical storm hitting the Maritime provinces as we speak, my vacation to PEI is postponed by a day... On the up side, I have a day to hang around the house doing NOTHING,if i so chose, as I'm ready to go... Sweet...  I'll probably run a few little errands, walk the dogs and relax... Maybe even watch some TV...

Saturday, June 28, 2014

It's staycation time ( No, not really but here's a small idea of what I want to do this summer)

All hail followers of Gail ( Vaz Oxlade)... Her idea of writing a plan for a staycation was great. I've loving reading about what to do in other peoples areas, so I decided to write one of my own.

A list of things to do in my home town...

Beaubears Island tour and Headless Nun tour 25.00... Have the pants scared off you during the evening tour? Priceless! Walking on the island and visiting the crypt of the children of an  early support  of the Mormons? Even better...

Tubing... Floating down a small river with your butt inside an inner tube? Add a small cooler for beverages in can's or plastic bottles? You can be adventurous and pack a picnic lunch to eat on the river bank, or stop at the gut truck and eat there... 15.00 plus gas

Venture on a hiking trail? Free, but get ready to climb some hills... 3 major trails to chose from... Or take a short walk to the river from my house, complete with coffee in a thermos and a chair to sit in, and play fetch with the dogs in the water for a few hours..

Beach day? Kouchibouquac national park has a great beach. I think it's 8/day for an adult... You can stay all day, have a picnic or BBQ, and even use a fire pit until 11:00 pm... Then they make you go home if your not camping! Bring a few extra dollars for their soft ice cream dipped in chocolate...

Mini putt and ice cream,  Maurie's the iconic ice cream stop on one side of the River..  10.00 for both/ adult...

Tour the churches... Small donations are accepted... There are quite a few with some amazing stories... Including one that survived the fire of 1825...

See Tom thumbs boots and two headed cats in one place... I kid you not! Donation at the door...

Dinner or lunch out? Lots of good places to eat... My favorite in a little cafe that has a very small menu but the food? to die for. Lunch can be had for under 15.00, including a tip for 1 person.

There are lots of trails to walk, waters to splash in. An afternoon spent with my cousin, hanging out at her pool, with the fixing for a BBQ would be another great day...  If I bought the dogs, I could even have a few drinks and sleep over... 40.00 should cover some steaks and a bottle of wine or some beer..

I could spending a Saturday morning yard saleing , giving myself a budget of 20.00 for some goodies and books...

 A night at the movie with free tickets from Air miles...

I could also have a fire in my back yard, and we could watch the stars, and track satellites..  Free...

So for 150.00 I could have one adventure filled week... Or spread the job and do one thing a week!

What are you going to do this summer?

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

It's definately never dull with two dogs around!

Now, that i have two dogs ( the second is a female and she's my house guest for the summer), it's never dull in the house.

Monday morning, I take the dogs for a romp in the field across from the house.  It's right after I get home from the gym and I'm sticky and stinky... The female is really good off leash, and she runs like the wind. So off she runs... into a porcupine...  Yep, a face full of quills... Poor girl! Off to the vets we go, after I wake DD up and she's sitting in the backseat with her, trying not to get poked with the quills...  five hours later and 132.00, she's all better. She was put to sleep and they removed the quills. She was a trooper.

She's on the mend, my big boy loves his girlie dog, they've been hanging out together for the past two summers, and they're happy. I'm constantly sweeping and vacuuming, but it's so much fun to watch them play.

Dd was home and is off again... She'll be back next week. They have been visiting with family and friends, helping out with chores and she's been cooking for me.

Now, I'm off to bed, as I've been lacking in the sleep department this week. Hope everyone is having a good one!

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Who am I said Sam? I am.... a mother, a daughter, a dog owner, a PF