Thursday, September 30, 2010

Happy Day

It was time to get back to work  so today I have been trying to make several cards for various occasions. I used  Cricut "Sweethearts" to cut the flower petals, pink and brown embroidery floss to braid the stem, Hampton Art stamp, "pumice stone" distress ink and unknown paper.
LRW - make your own  embellishments
If the Shoe Fits - flowers
Pile it On - cute and charming
Allsorts - plain and simple

Monday, September 27, 2010

Epic...urean Delight

We're back!! It seemed like forever but it was only one week. We sailed out of Miami, a week ago Saturday on the NCL Epic, the second largest cruise ship in the world! It is a beautiful ship full of exciting activities. We had an aft cabin so were able to watch the sunsets and relax with a glass of wine before dinner. The entertainment was amazing! We attended a Cirque Dreams and dinner show, a Second City comedy, had a Murder Mystery lunch, saw a Blue Man Group performance, took a Salsa dance lesson, saw the most amazing comedian and magician Jeff Hobson, and grooved along with the music of ABBA under the stars. The food was wonderfully delicious and we met so many interesting people. But, like they say...there's no place like home!!!

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Birthday Card

What a rainy day!! I am going to be away for a week so I decided to enter a challenge:
LRW -  star (mine is a little bitty one over the i)

Wednesday, September 15, 2010


I am now in countdown mode....two sleeps until we are on holiday. I spent Tuesday visiting with my Mom who is in a nursing home in London. She is incredible! Her birthday is next month and she will be 93. I think her memory is better than mine. We had a great time getting caught up, getting manicures, had lunch together and visited with her friends. Today, I got my hair cut and saw the surgeon. He said I am cured...oh, what a feeling!! After birthday gift hunting and getting some US money, it was time to get home and pack. I am really getting so much better at it and my suitcase is only half full! How cool is that? Room for shopping! I made a birthday card and was happy it didn't take long. Tomorrow is my last official day as President of our Probus group. It is a lot of work to organize the subcommittees and pull everything together. I made muffins for the Management Committee who meet afterward because I am starved by then! I am looking forward to seeing everyone after the summer break!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Monday, Monday....

Last hurrah of golf. We had so much fun and such a perfect day but golf goes way beyond the's all about hunting and fishing and did we catch some fish!! Lynn and I are avid hunters of lost balls. There is a primal need to look, and look after the lost and we take our job seriously. Once we see the water our game goes south and the gleam in our eye grows. I have now washed and put away the clubs for another season and look forward to sharing my gently used but clean balls!!

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Solstilites Reunite

That's's done, gone, kaput...the summer is officially over because we closed the pool Saturday....ahhh, so sad to put that final cover on, on such a gorgeous day. However, I love the fall...the colours, smells, the harvest....a new season. We are so lucky to live in a country where we have four seasons.
The day ended on a upbeat note as we had another Solstice reunion. We met two amazing couples on our last Med cruise and have stayed in touch. Last night we were invited to the home of Leslee and Earl and wow...what a beautiful home! The excellent food was based on a Jamaican theme and the cosmos and wine flowed freely.  Gary and Marsha brought a dark, delicious chocolate cake that was out of this world!! What more could a girl ask for?

Sunday, September 5, 2010

A Soup Making Kind of Day

The weather outside has been frightful so I decided to make the inside delightful! I was looking at my poor old tomato plants in the rain Saturday and knew I had to make a decision. We had been eating them for weeks and there were a dozen left on the vine looking pretty tired. Soup!! Fresh tomato soup!! With lots of garlic and onion and splash of this and a dollop of that and before I knew it, my kitchen had become una cucina italiana!!! The smells and flavours were so inviting and the result was so exciting! I think I will try it again this week and freeze more soup for those long days of winter!  

Friday, September 3, 2010

Fantastic Friday

Crazy week it September?? I have not had time to work on any more challenges but  I know when the time is right... it's right. I have been working on some scrapping pages and am almost finished our Las Vegas trip. I was so excited to receive my Plantin Schoolbook cartridge this week. Only took two weeks!! I am still waiting for the "box" from NJ. I think it's been two months. Probably sitting at customs. We went golfing this evening with good friends and a wonderful pasta dinner and wine tasting followed compliments of Pelee Island Wineries. Thanks Tim and Sue!! The weather has finally switched up a bit and we have had rain and it is a bit cooler. No hurricanes!! Maybe tonight we can finally open the windows!! Here we are on the eighth green. I had a terrible game..... Sue and I have a Probus tournament next Friday so maybe tonight I worked out some kinks!!