Monday Ramble, I'm Really Not This Rude, Dogs & Friends.

Happy Monday! Happy February!

Just seven more weeks until Spring- Woot Woot!- Last year, I went out for the first time without a jacket on March 18…will I be that lucky this year? Who knows! But I’m ever hopeful and that hope is what keeps me smiling in these last months of Spring. Every Albertan knows this: the calendar may say its Spring but Mother Nature has her own agenda.

Ha Ha! Maybe don’t but this still made me laugh. Especially seeing as people have been raining on my various parades.

And as a companion piece:

How do you think you’d do in prison? I think I’d do OK. I mean it wouldn’t be my first choice and I do everything I can in the everyday to avoid it but…yeah, I’m pretty adaptable.

The thought of this makes me laugh. I don’t hang out with too many people who’d require such a card and I’d certainly never send one- so mean! – but sometimes…The people. They are trying.

And just so you don’t think I’m a total asshole :

Teehee! My Rotti X had feet like that ❤ I hope she’s somewhere nice enjoying life like this. I don’t believe in heaven for myself but you bet your butt I do for my pets 🙂

And speaking of friends:

Oh! Don’t you just love this? My heart ❤ ❤ ❤

I’m excited for another month. I’m excited for Valentine’s Day. I’m excited/sad for Carolyn’s birthday. I’m excited for Ov’s birthday. I’m excited for my very first alone time visit with Via. I’m excited for the high sun and melting snow. Here’s to a lovely February. May yours treat you kindly and may you find joy in unexpected places ❤

Monday Ramble, Friends Forever & More Nice Stuff.

Happy Monday!

Can you believe this is THE LAST WEEK OF NOVEMBER?

What?! This month flew by. It’s been mostly warm here in my wee corner of the world and the transition into Winter has been gentle and easy. It wont be long until we turn back toward the light on Solstice and then before you know it – Spring!

(Well, first we have to get through the January/February. Two months that seem like two years! But whatevs! Today I feel optimistic!)

Last week, my daughter’s mother in law, threw her a baby shower and wow oh wow!

The party was the first time I’d ever met my son in law’s mum but I’d heard lots about her and felt like I already knew (and loved her). I was not disappointed. She greeted me with the warmest hug and really is, a beautiful human. She LOVES my daughter. Madly, and I feel so grateful that my precious girl, has this amazing woman in her life. My baby is set for life with this one. If I were to die today, she’d be just fine because of the love and support of Angel.

That does this Mama’s heart good!

In other news, Carolyn’s death brought up lots of stuff, none of which is bad, surprisingly. I’ve got posts coming up about all of that. I’m feeling pretty good. I’m sad, of course but it’s that rare exquisite kind of sad that almost feels good. Mostly, I am filled with gratitude for all the things 🙂 ❤

And speaking of friends –

Haa!

I think I’ve shared this before but it deserves another go. All our friends may die but we’ll always have face bugs!

Strangely, I don’t find this to be a comfort.

I do adore this one though!

Happy sigh

And this:

Anne has my heart.

I’ll love you and leave you with this:

Tee Hee!

Love & Squishy Hugs ❤

Monday Ramble, Time, Scary, Everybody Shhhh & Some Good Advice.

Yawn.

Happy Monday?

Happy Monday!

Hello Monday.

If you live in my part of the world -North America- you may be feeling tired this morning. Yesterday we set our clocks back -one hour- to Standard Time and that awful practice has a way of messing with ones body, big time!

It takes me about a week to start to feel closer to normal so today I am dragging my ass.

On top of that, I was woken up out of a dead sleep at 2am with intense uterine pain and had to get up and take Advil AND THEN, the melatonin I took at bedtime kicked in and gave me all sorts of strange dreams- wrestling a cobra while the owner sat by and watched it bite me and refused to help. Listening to ” hard jazz” in a seedy bar. Hanging out with an ex boyfriend and experiencing ex boyfriend behavior over and over and over again!- I woke up sluggish and weirded out, ugh.

But my coffee was ready for me and it was delicious. I chatted with my daughter first thing this AM and I’m anticipating some delicious homemade soup for lunch. Go me! 🙂

Did you have a good weekend?

I had Miss. Sassafras and we went for a short hike to feed chickadees:

And then we went to visit this little guy:

And I got to enjoy both my favourite littles at the same time.

This movie scared the hell out of me as a kid!

Ugh! This is a trick that would work on me, ha ha.

Speaking of tricks (and treats) we had a good Halloween. 22 kids came! That’s a new record! I was happy with the turn out. It was busy-ish for about 45 min and it all died off before 8pm. Now that’s my kind of fun, ha!

Luke seems like a smart guy. I wonder if we can convince the others? This is how I knew I was “older”. I cant tolerate noise anymore. It’s a real thing! I’m not just being crotchety, loud noises just set my teeth on edge and put a cold steel rod in my spine.

This doesn’t though:

This feels like a nice reminder ❤

It’s supposed to snow today so I’m off for my last (most likely) snow free walk of the season.It’s going to be a while before I’m comfortable walking in the snow because of my balance issue so I intend to make it a good one! What do you have planned today? Tell me all about it!

Monday Ramble, Trees, Existential Dread & Krampus Saves Halloween.

Happy Monday!

We had a family dinner yesterday -the third one in two weeks- and it was a hoot! Lots of laughs, silly dancing and singing, kids and dogs -well, DOG- racing around my teeny tiny house, and of course delicious food! I’m still enjoying the whipped cream my daughter in law brought over!

I take my coffee with whipped cream from now on, ha!

Have you tried Coconut Whipped Cream? It comes in a can like the regular ready whipped stuff and it’s DAMN GOOD!

I’ve got troubling news 😦

My old boy, Mooshum is starting to have major mobility problems. Now he’s always been hitchy. We think he was hit by a car when he was younger and the injury healed screwy because he most likely didn’t get veterinary care. (He’s from an under funded community originally and was a free range dog) Plus, he’s part Golden and Goldens are known for their hip dysplasia and such. So there’s that. He’s also 14 years old or so. So there’s that too! But the other day things really went down hill for him after our walk.

He lost the ability to rise up and when he did finally get his legs under him, his limp was pronounced. It was obvious he was struggling and in pain. Gah! We actually had to lift him up to standing a few times. I’ve massaged him and laid my hands on him and given him some emergency meds. It’s all helped and he seems stable for now. BUT I think the time has come to talk to the vet about maintenance pain meds for my boy.

Then after that…well, we’re one step closer to his death, me thinks. I wont let him suffer. He’s one tough MOFO, that’s for sure but there will come a day…and that day is coming soon. 😦

Grief is the price we pay for love.

If there ever was a dog who deserves to die in his sleep, its this boy. I don’t pray but every night I ask the Universe to take him from us gently in the night over anything else. It is my fondest wish at the moment ❤

Beautiful Boy.

That Douglas!

The big freeze is on its way. We’ve still got some leaves on our trees but soon they’ll be gone! Anything after Halloween is weather that means business, but the weather has been most lovely these past weeks! I hope it continues. I want to take my granddaughter to this trail I found this weekend. We were stalked by hungry chickadees who had no problem landing on our outstretched hands. Squee! I’m coming back with seeds -or else! Have you ever been bit by a chickadee? I have, ha ha it was hilarious but I’ve learned my lesson!

Ha!
Get out of here Santa! And don’t come back until after Remembrance Day.

Ha! More like 8 years. Although I’m in the uphill climb now.

My personal circus and monkeys have calmed their shit. THANK YOU GODDESS! It’s still a challenge to live in this world but it’s a challenge for most people. So there’s that 😉 We’re all in this together right?!

❤ ❤ ❤ ❤

I hope you breathtaking people have the most amazing week!

Love & Squishy Hugs!

Rambles, Cats, Billy Idol & WTF?

Good Morning/Afternoon/Evening!

Happy Monday!

I’m feeling a little squeamish this morn. We had a busy weekend full of grandkids and other humans. Oh and draaaaaama! We had some drama.

So that’s always draining. I feel some ick but that’s OK because I know it will fade AND because I handled it all really well. High Five @ Me! I might just be growing up!

( I’m probably never going to grow up)

It’s totally a trap!

This next one has me laughing like a loon…

Bwaahaahaahaa!

Teehee. Can confirm.

Do you have any plans for today? Oh! Work. I hear work is a thing! Ive been off for so long I forget that the rest of the world doesn’t just laze about all day. ( I don’t actually laze about all day but I do struggle with feeling unproductive because I’m not at a j.o.b. )

Love & Squishy Hugs!