Pink Saturday

Friday, December 25, 2009


it was a wonderful day.  my daughter came to spend the day and we totally enjoyed it.  the neighbour guys cut me down a real christmas tree to which the decorations were hurridly put on as i was not going to have one this year. i used pink netting, poinsettias and lace that was in the sewing room...... but here it is!!! 

the night before, christmas eve, i made dinner for my other daughter and her family.  we made special K roast, peas and carrots, a greek salad and we even put together a lemon pie which was all very delicious.  the kid s loved their meal too

the most exciting thing for me was i bought myself a PINK RUBBER SCRAPER  i am so excited as i have been without one for a long time. 

both of us were very lazy and stayed in our pjs all day.   we had a fancy breakfast of french toast, fruit and cranberry cocktail in tall glasses,  later on i made her birthday cake of poppyseeds and lemon frosting covered with flowers.  so much fun as it was a surprise to her.  we sort of nibbled for christmas dinner on all sorts of things but not over doing it and settled in to various things in the living room enjoing the lights and fire on the hearth.

i also looked a raw food blogs and made a roast which even my daughter liked.  here it is if you are into raw food

merry christmas everyone.  i hope you enjoyed your day.  and have a wonderful pink saturday.

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Traditions and Always

Christmas has always seemed a very lonely time for me and always found it hard to keep traditions. But thinking back there was always something to do on this day. The first Christmas alone as a teenager was looking after my friends apartment in Abbotsford, i remember going for a walk around the city looking at the lights with the snow falling gently on the ground. It was a beautiful walk.

Then when I was married we would always go to Saskatoon to visit his folks and sometimes surprise them with the three kids under the Christmas tree. Grandma would come out into the living room and give a great big gasp and laugh and say how did you guys get in here!!!! that was fun.

Then there were the days my children were born--the oldest was born on Christmas day, then the twins were born on Christmas day two years later. was that fun well it was very rewarding and yes --santa did come around and gave me a present! what Christmases we had. Always until the children got much older would i make each one a separate cake for their own besides the Christmas pajamas i would sew each one!! Then later the youngest girl came along in January and the same traditions were kept up for her also.

Now as you see in the picture above is the church we go to. I have for many years decorated the church, put up the bulletin board and put poinsettas and pinecones and wreaths around the sanctuary. One year whild the kids were at home we made a lifelike manger scene. Last year i made banners and bought the flowers and did quite a bit less but the other ladies took over now as i work out of town a lot. Our church is still quite nice and always it is the place where i like to go -- a good sanctuary.

happy Christmas to you all and may God give you a miracle also. may the angels sing in your heart and help you to feel loved.

Friday, December 11, 2009

Christmas Memories 2 --thru my pink curtain

 Christmas and red ornaments,
Christmas and a red overstuffed chair,
Tis the time for poinsettias
And cranberry sauce.

And northern lights
This was one of my most favorite chairs.  Mom had reapolstered this chair and given it to me after much thought, after all it was a lot of work for her to finish it!!! And Dad liked it too. 
I always liked to cover my tree with red ornaments and babys breath flowers, with a layer of red tinsel.
I remember one time i drove fourteen hours to Anahim Lake where mom and dad were staying, visited them for the weekend and usually left at two o'clock in the morning for the trip back.  I went outside to start the car and looked up at the sky.  What a most amazing sight i saw!  I think the whole world saw the sky at that time.  It was literally pink with Northern Lights just moving and swaying and swishing all over the sky.  You never saw such a wonderful sight.

another one of my favorite ornaments that i have had a long time and that is this victorian lady dressed in beige and pink touches

Merry Christmas to you all with warmest times with your families.  May you find blessing this season.

now i don't know if you can see this or not, but in the middle of the window, on the right side, is the head of a bird melted in the frost. 

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Christmas memories

this is going to be a really hard post to put in writing as i don't have any pictures and the memories are hard to remember .  Both parents are gone now and i feel so estranged from my family but here goes.......

We were such a poor family, dad was a bus driver and mom stayed at home looking after the home fires and the needs of the home.  We were without running water except for us kids who would run to the creek to carry back two 5 gallon buckets of water.

Every year mom decorated a green tree that grew in plentiful supply in the back yard. the colored baubles and silver icicles on its branches glistened in the light of the huge barrel wood heater in the living room of the school house we lived in.

We could not afford presents and we felt so lonely not getting anything under the tree.  But every year my mom's uncle, who lived in the states, mailed us a parcel that we just lived for.  It was the highlight of our year!!!  He was called Uncle Perley.  Inside this box was always a big box of chocolates called Pot of Gold.  They most certainlly would not last very long!!!  there were other things like manicure sets and socks and other things i can't remember right now, but we felt happy and were ready for the next year!!!!

Then we would all get dressed in our warm clothes and all three of us girls would go with dad in the old hearse made into a pickup, to cut three or four loads of wood.  Back home mom was making the most delicious Christmas meal.  After all that work!!!  which made us girls very strong and hungry, even the donkey meat that mom made was good!!!!

Actually it was not donkey meat as we were vegetarians, it was actually left over oatmeal porridge, with cornflakes, onions and a few spices, formed into patties, fried and a tomato soup sauce was poured on top and baked.  with a generous supply of butter on top it was very good to eat. the mashed potatoes and veggies with gravy were very good.  For dessert mom made pumkin pie.  yum.

happy birthday

Animated Happy Birthday#5

happy new year

happy new year

vintage from Shabby Cotage Studio


leona lewis--the first time
lara fabian--
ivana and luka--bed of roses
josipa lisac--ava maria