Emergency Dog Sitting… Let’s Go!

This title might explain it all, or it might not. I spent the long weekend out of the cit at James‘ parents’ house looking after their two dogs for the weekend. I really got to test myself this weekend when taking out Willy and Cassy together. That was a challenging, but fun task, as Cassy likes to pull, a good amount. Being that I am smaller than James is, I could get pulled over easier, but I didn’t. Go me!!!

I even got ready faster one day, so I took both dogs out. But mostly, I took Willy and James took Cassy. It was a team effort. I’m so glad I was able to spend a weekend out of the city, and help out at the same time. I honestly miss there already. Seriously. It’s as close to country as I can get, which is so awesome. All in all, a relaxing but productive easy weekend. One thing I’ve learned is for myself personally, if I get a dog, I’ll get a standard leash, instead of a retractable one’.

If I have a dog who runs, standard leash it is for me. That is what this weekend has taught me.

James and I, all in all, had an awesome weekend. We even went for a good walk early on the day we came back to the city. Such a refreshing visit though.

 

It’s Catch Up Time!!

Good early morning to all!!!

I’ve not sat down and written a blog in a long while. I’m organizing myself for what to do in my future. I’m also taking a course called Alpha at Eastgate Alliance Church. Every Thursday people come together at the church for it, as well as a free meal… a good meal too. It’s only happened for one week so far, which I joined. So awesome!!! What else is new with me? A fair bit. My friend snd I went to see a Ballet this past Saturday, which was good.

I’ve also been able to help my friend out, and she got me introduced to the gym, which now I have a YMCA membership, which is awesome, and I can use it at any Y. I love it!!! I switch between the /y in Orleans and the Y downtown. I have options, which I absolutely love. I’m so glad.

What I’ve been doing otherwise… resting from on and off migraines, which annoy me.

On my way out, what am I currently listening to?

Cimorelli‘s cover of Start Again

As for now, this is the end of this blog post. There’s the catch up you’ve all been wondering about, I’m sure.

A Very Random Post

Good morning to all you blog readers. Apparently today is a random post day. Why? Because, why not? I’ve been up since 7am or so this morning and probably going to do some more paintings for Tactile Tapestry today. Also, if weather doesn’t suck, I’m going to do a few errands.

Just trying to think of what to paint today, though my boyfriend had a wonderful idea… dream catchers. I’m not usually an intricate painter, but it’s a good challenge. 🙂 I love challenges. I’m so excited to do a ton of paintings within this year. I also know that I want to do other artistic things.

Now to figure out where to actually make pottery, and not just paint it? I’ve gotta research that. That’s another project for this coming year. Let’s see what happens. All you blog readers, if you have other artistic ideas, comment and let me know!!! Oh yes, please do!!!

Maybe that’s something I can look into today while I wait for meds to show up…. hmmmm…. great idea.

Well, this post is going on and on, so I’m gonna stop for now.

Continued Christmas fun!!!

Written on December 24, 2018

So, still spending time with family, and now it’s Christmas Eve. Going to probably see more family after supper, which will be nice, since the last time I saw them was Thanksgiving. I’m so excited!!! Spending time with family always makes my Christmas, each year… especially this, and last year.
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Christmas morning still had one tradition the same, we woke up Christmas morning to the usual Christmas morning tradition, eggs, bacon and toast. I just had the bacon and toast, and both were delicious.

After breakfast, we got ready and headed over to see my boyfriend’s grandparents, whom in my heart, I consider them my own. We spent a bit of time there before heading back to continue with the preparations of Christmas dinner.

Presents were opened before dinner this year, to make sure everyone was going to be there. Family time works  better when family can actually be there. 🙂
For gifts I got:
-Hair stuff (scrunchies, burettes etc.), and
-Pijamas

The final event on Christmas day was the huge feast. I ate turkey with gravy, mashed potatoes and carrots, along with a dinner roll. Oh my goodness, so good!!! Yum!!! I also had a homemade banana muffin for dessert, a very good idea to round out the meal.
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All in all, a very well rounded Christmas, I say!

Home for Christmas Again!!!

I’m so excited that I could actually be around family I absolutely adore for the holidays again.  Due to my ups and downs with my hip, I wasn’t sure I’d be able to make it. As I sit at the kitchen table, looking out the balcony window at the backyard, I feel so wrapped up with warmth of a home and a family.

I’m so glad that I am surrounded by awesome traditions, little nephews, and Christmas chaos. That’s the joy of this time of year, especially when you feel like you belong. These are positive memories to remember and probably scrapbook, that is, if I have enough pictures for it. 🙂

Boyfriend’s family is my family. I have traditions now!!! No more being alone for Christmas anymore. I’d scoop up all the lonely people on Christmas and bring them here, to be surrounded by people and the craziness of Christmas.

FAMILY
F – Fun times around the holidays.
A – Amazing traditions that stick with you until the next year.
M – Memories made.
I – Individuals come, individuals go.
L – Love surrounds everyone, like a blanket.
Y – Years of family, from now on.

That’s what they mean to me, and this time with them. I never like to leave, but I know now, as long as it can happen, it will happen again.

Newest Album of The Willis Clan – Top 5 Favourites

Hello all!!!

This is my first blog from my knew website, which is absolutely awesome!! I’m deciding to do my top 5 favourites of The Willis Clan‘s new album, Speak My Mind. I will post the lyrics as well as the song itself to listen to.
Enjoy!!!

5 – How Much of Me is You – Lyrics

Verse

   A little kid growing up

   Interested in music

   This is something you should learn

   Cuz dad says you’ll use it

   So focus hard and concentrate

   And put in your time

   The life will be worth the wait

   This is your mountain to climb

Chorus

   I’m standing on a stage now

   Shaking scared to death

   Excited where this life might lead

   And I can’t catch my breath

   People give the credit

   Where the credit isn’t due

   I wonder every time I play

   How much of me is you

Verse

   You made it people say

   I wish that I was you

   I wink and grin but I don’t think

   They know just what I do

   Cuz there are thorns on these roses

   Of celebrity and fame

   There is something slightly off

   But I don’t know it’s name

Chorus

   I’m standing on a stage now

   To leave it would be death

   Excited in this life I lead

   And I’m loving every breath

   People give the credit

   Where the credit isn’t due

   Still I wonder every time I play

   How much of me is you

Bridge

   Now I understand

   Things that made

   No sense

   That life is gone

   I’ve no pretense

   That what you did

   Was wrong

Chorus

   I’m on a different stage now

   My life might be a mess

   But I’m seeing where all this might lead

   And I know that I’m not less

   People give the credit

   And you’re not a part of what I do

   Still I wonder every time I play

   How much of me is you

   Still I wonder every single day

   How much of me is you

   Still I wonder every time I play

   How much of me is you

5 – How Much of Me is You – Audio

4 – What Life’s About – Lyrics
Verse

The bigger picture

Fading slowly out of sight – yeah

The simple structure

Giving way to crazy life – yeah

Climb

When it seems like all that’s left is a lie

And tomorrow is the day that we die

Keep the truth

Keep the faith

And look to the sky

Chorus

Baby don’t give in

To doubt

You can believe it

Do without

You didn’t need it

Never let your light so shine

Go out

Cuz this is what life’s about

Hey – hey – uh-oh

Verse

Keeping focus

Give up everything within – yeah

I think you noticed

Just how hard it is to win – yeah

Climb

When it feels like things are out of control

You just got to keep your eyes on the goal

With your heart

With your mind

With your soul

CHORUS

Bridge

It’s not a stupid story or a random name

It’s not about the glory or the fortune and fame

Open up your mind to the powers that be

Cuz there’s so much more to life than you and me

CHORUS

4 – What Life’s About – Audio

3 – Speak My Mind – Lyrics

Verse

This will probably stay locked away

And only come out on a rainy day

Cuz I will probably go and never show

Everything little thing I want you to know

Chorus

If I speak my mind

Will you take the time

Will you try to find a way

If I take you there

Will you say you care

Will you understand and stay

There’s got to be more courage I can find

To speak my mind

Verse

I will stand alone even though

I’m dying inside to trust you so

But I am so afraid that once betrayed

There I’ll be once again hurt and played

Oh and I pray

CHORUS

Bridge

Speak my mind

(repeating)

There’s got to be more, got to be more courage I can find (repeating)

CHORUS

There’s got to be more courage I can find

There’s got to be more courage I can find

To speak my mind

3 – Speak My Mind – Audio

2 – Paper Dolls – Lyrics

Verse

Look in my eyes

Look at my soul

I’m broken so – shattered the pieces fall

This is your fault

Look what you’ve done

Clearly I’m – nothing to you at all

Climb

The emptiness

The desert in your eyes

Is giving you away

Your promises

That I’m the only one

Are gone today

Chorus

Cuz we’re nothing more to you

Than paper dolls you tear in two

Till there’s nothing left of who

We were before we fell into

Your nothing world

Of nothing girls

Where everybody knew

It’s what you do

Cuz we’re nothing more to you

Verse

Open your mind

Please try to see

Your shadow is – taking control of me

It’s not what I want

It’s not what I need

My heart longs to – sail on an open sea

Climb

My brokenness

Is nothing in your eyes

And it’s pushing you away

I promise this

It’s over and I’m done

It ends today

CHORUS

Bridge

Than a good time

Like the last time – whoa

(I hear you say)

Oh you’ll be fine

Say you’ll mine – whoa

(Still you say)

Oh we’ll get by

Please don’t cry

We’ll find a way

I won’t stay

CHORUS

Cuz we’re nothing more to you

2 – Paper Dolls – Audio

1 – I Choose Life – Lyrics

Verse

   I know you heard

   Something happened in my past

   I never told you cuz

   You had never asked

   But that’s ok

   It’s gonna be alright

   I was young, innocent

   And I didn’t know

   And I’ve decided not to

   Let it keep me low

   So I’ll say

   I’m gonna be alright

Climb

   And ooh – oh baby

   It’s my choice and

   Ooh – it’s not maybe

CHORUS

Verse

   So now you know

   And I’m asking what you think

   So tell me baby

   Are we gonna swim or sink

   So I ask are

   You gonna leave tonight

   So tell me baby

   Will I get the chance to sing

   I need to know if you’re still

   Thinking ’bout that ring

   Cause I need you

   To hold me tight

Climb

   And ooh oh baby

   Cause I love you

   And ooh – It’s not a maybe

Chorus

   Do you choose life

   And choose love

   And choose everything we’re dreaming of

   Don’t wanna fuss

   Or fight

   But I’ll do anything to make it right

   So say with me tonight

   I choose life

Verse

   I decided not to let it get me down

   And I decided I would turn my frown around

   So here’s the thing

   You can handle it with grace

   And if you’re happy

   Well please notify your face

CHORUS

CHORUS

I choose life

I choose love

So get up and get out

And go live your life

It’s on you – it’s on me

To go and make it right

I choose life

1 – I Choose Life – Audio

So, this is my top five list of favourite songs off of this album. Let e know what you think!! 🙂

Thirst For Life

This title may be self explanatory to some people, and maybe not to others. Cimorelli created this song for their mission, when they went to Havana, Cuba as part of the Clean Water Fund, helping bring clean water to there, and other communities where they don’t have clean water. For those who wish to contribute, they created their fund called the Cimorelli: Clean Water Fund. Donate, if you are able.

Now for the song, here it is… lyrics first:

Thirst For Life – Lyrics

[Katherine]
There is a river flowing out from the throne of God
And there stands a tree whose leaves are for the healing of the nation
All who draw near to our God see the compassion in his eyes
He says

[Christina]
Come to me all who are thirsty for living water
Come to me all who are thirsty for life
All who thirst for life
All who thirst for life
Come to me

[Dani]
There is a hope in our hearts as we join in your name
To serve side by side through your grace
And share this living water
Freely we sing, freely give
See in their eyes it is Jesus
He says

[Christina]
Come to me all who are thirsty for living water
Come to me all who are thirsty for life
All who thirst for life
All who thirst for life
Come to me

[Lisa]
Come to me
Come to me

[Amy]
Oh, Jesus, you mean everything
We join as your heads at your feet
You are the living water that satisfies forever

[Lauren]
Come to me all who are thirsty for living water
Come to me all who are thirsty for life
All who thirst for life
All who thirst for life

[Lisa]
Come to me all who are thirsty for living water
Come to me all who are thirsty for life
All who thirst for life
All who thirst for life
All who thirst for life

[Lauren]
Come to me

[Dani]
Ooh, come to me
Come to me, ooh

Thirst For Life – Song

Again, I post this to help Cimorelli.

Donate now… if you can!

New Album from Cimorelli!! Can’t wait!!!

I can’t believe Cimorelli has a new album coming out October 27th. Right now, you can only pre-order through PledgeMusic. The album is called Sad Girls Club. They posted their single from this upcoming album a few days ago, as well as put it on their youtube channel.

The first single from this album is called: If It Isn’t You.

Here’s the audio version they posted. This is literally just a taste from the album.

If you’re struggling with emotions, this album is definitely for you. It’s geared for girls, but it could be anyone. If this is you, I would go pre-order! You’ll get behind-the-scenes stuff from when their in studio and such.

I hope  you enjoy this!!!

So Winter is Here!

Written on November 23, 2016

Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snow? Already?

 

So, a few days ago, my city where I live was graced with its first snowfall. Skiers love it, and in a way, I do too… except, not this early.

I love Christmas, which is why I don’t mind snow, but really, not before mid December or something. Although, now that it has, I wanna get all into the Christmas stuff.

I wish I had Christmas decorations, because I would so put them up right now… Christmas lights and all!! It’s supposed to be a mix of snow and rain the next few days, which I’m not sure I like all that much.

Can I Do Some Christmas Baking? I so Wish I Could!!

Firstly, if I wasn’t flat broke, I’d break out my dessert section of my recipe binder. I thought about, instead of doing individual gifts, doing assorted baked goods in Christmas tins.

Secondly, because of my disability, some of the recipes I’d want to bake would mean I’d need help with them. Doesn’t work so well if you’re gonna be giving them a baked goods gift box. That whole though seems so tempting to me. If only I could… because I so would!!

There’s a really interesting recipe I wanna make, for other people, of course. I might add it to the end of this. It’s Pumpkin Gingerbread, and I made it in Family Studies when I was in school.

Pumpkin gingerbread recipe

INGREDIENTS

  • 375 ml sugar
  • 125 ml vegetable oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 80 ml water
  • ½ of a 15 oz can of pumpkin puree
  • 5 ml ground ginger
  • 2 ml ground allspice
  • 2 ml cinnamon
  • 2 ml cloves
  • 425 ml flour
  • 5 ml baking soda
  • 3 ml salt
  • 1 ml baking powder

DIRECTIONS

  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF. Lightly grease a loaf pan.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine sugar, oil and eggs; beat until smooth. Add water and beat until well blended. Stir in pumpkin, and spices.
  3. In another bowl, combine dry ingredients. Add pumpkin mixture and blend just until ingredients are mixed. Pour into prepared loaf pan.
  4. Bake in preheated oven about 1 hour.

There you have it. It is yours to do what you wish

with it. Although, I’d save it for a blistery cold winter’s day, when it’s snowing and you don’t even want to think about going out.

For now, this post is done.

Family Time for Christmas!!

So, I just returned today from spending time in Carleton Place, Ontario with my family. I seriously already miss them all. My Auntie Alison picked me up from Kanata, Ontario yesterday, and before then, I was counting down the hours. I seriosuly couldn’t wait. My family always has Christmas dinner on Christmas Eve.

Auntie dropped me off at my Grandmama and Grandad’s, and I got to see my cousin Haydie who is back in town for about two more weeks. She has work, and lives in London, England at the moment. My mom, Dawn, my Aunt Rachel, my cousins Roan and Sydney, then my brother Keith and my nephew Oliver arrived. It was so nice to catch up with everyone.

My mom ended up putting some pictures together of my family, including people I didn’t know. Along with all the pictures, including one of me as a baby, I also got a scrapbook to put them in. She sat down with me and told me who was in each picture, as well as labeled them for me. That seriously was the best gift, ever. Auntie ended up giving me a $20 Walmart gift card, as well as bus tickets for when I use Para Transpo. So grateful!

After dinner, we all got to open gifts, which is when I got my scrapbook from mom. I also gave Oliver and Keith’s gift, from me to them. During their secret Santa gift exchange, near the end of it, I ended up getting my Grandmama’s gift, which my Grandad gave to me. It’s a small crockpot. Can’t wait to start using it. So stoked!!

Once we left to go back to Auntie’s, it was just Auntie and I. She had went to go and visit her neighbour for a bit, and then came back and asked me fi I wanted to come and join her, because her neighbour invited me also. So, a great number of hours were spent there. Got back to Auntie’s closer to 3am.

This morning, Auntie, cousin Ben, and I went back over to Grandmama and Grandad’s for breakfast. My mom, Keith and Oliver, Aunt Rachel, cousin Roan and Sydney all showed up simultaneously throughout the morning. After waffles, it was nice to just relax with family before I had to go back to Ottawa.

I truly miss them all already. I can’t wait to see them again, hopefully soon. Now, however, I can busy myself with scrapbooking family pictures. That’ll definitely keep me busy. I’ve been told that’s not the end of the pictures, which is absolutely awesome!!!

Speaking of pictures, here is a picture of my nephew, Oliver and I.