Showing posts from February, 2014

Coping With February

Last week, when my husband asked if I wanted to go visit friends in Cold Lake, AB., a 7 plus hour drive, the answer was, “I really don’t think so.” I couldn’t picture myself wanting to go anywhere in this weather.   But here we are, it is -26C outside.   All the back windows of the car are completely frosted up, and we’ve been on the road for over 2 hours already.   It’s only 8am. A drive by picture, about 1/2 hour from Cold Lake, AB We plan to arrive at our destination at about 2pm, 1pm AB time.   It’s great when the time change works in your favor.   Although, I doubt I’ll feel that way around 10pm tonight. Anyway, back to my point of not wanting to go anywhere.   I would have chosen to stay home, and continue on with the depression I’ve been stuck in for about 6 weeks now.   I think most people would describe my state of mind as ‘light depression’.   But my husband, poor dear, gets the brunt of it, and he has been the one to help me see that I’ve been down in the d

I Have A Winner!

The party is on-going, and I am still meeting many wonderful bloggers.  A huge thank-you goes out again to Vicki from 2 Bags Full...  .  Running this party has not been an easy task, I'm sure.  With 600 blogs participating, it has been a success, but a tiring one.  I can assure you Vicki that your efforts are much appreciated by us all. On to the winner of the bookmark.  I used a random number generator, my daughter, and am so pleased to announce that an avid reader is getting a very suitable gift.  As a matter of fact, her last blog post was about one of her favorite authors.  Congratulations to Linda from Crafty Gardener !  I've been to your blog several times since I met you shortly after this party began, and I have enjoyed every post.  I can not wait to see what you start posting in the Spring! I received a notification that I am also a winner this morning!  So excited about this!  I won a copper etched pendant from Deborah Read .  Take a moment to check out he

Gifts From Oman

If you are looking for the 'Grow Your Blog', and you may want to, as it contains a giveaway, you will find it   here . My husband's co-worker spent his holidays with his family in Oman.  When my guy heard about the trip, he asked his friend to pick up a few 'touristy' things for his wife.  The wife was not disappointed.  I received a surprise, late, exotic gift, how could I not be excited?    For those of you that don't know, and I didn't, Oman is an Arab state in southwest Asia.  It is ethnically diverse with at least 12 different languages being native to the Omanis who live there.  And of course, it is warm there, so jealous of the warmth... .  It is actually very interesting to read about if you have the time.    Onto the gifts!  The gorgeous embroidered cloth is actually a turban.  I intend to use it as a table cloth.  The ornate silver thingy is an incense burner.  Along with that goes the frankincense and coal.  The coal comes in

Watercolor Dreams

There are so many talented artists out there, and with the internet at our fingertips we can browse old and new art images any time we feel like it.  Of course, there is nothing like seeing an original piece in person, there is so much more 'life' in that experience.  I have purchased pieces online, and when I receive them, they are so much better than I originally thought.  But even though it can not portray the colors perfectly or give a good idea of the texture and depth a piece has, the internet, with all its variety is so much better than having nothing at all new to look at.  This morning, I was browsing Etsy's many artists for watercolors, and I came across a few that left me wishing I had their talent.  I can only imagine how they must feel when they step back from their work and realize that they just gave birth to this wonderful piece of art. My Soul Fly does many beautiful portraits of women, but it was her cityscapes that drew me in. I love the choice o