Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Wow Weird January!



It has been a weird January. The skies have been grey so long, I don't even know if I remember what colour the sun is.

It has been blaaah January.
We are seeing temperatures on average of -22 degrees celcius with wind chill. The snow is low because it is way too cold. But, the wind is absolutely horrid.

I am laying low a bit. Finishing up some knitting projects and writing bits and pieces of what might end up to be a very creepy thriller.
Oh, and by the way....the thriller is not based on anything in my weird world. But, perhaps a few odd memories of my childhood, that sound just gory enough to work in a thriller.

How in the world could someone conjure up a piece of fiction using memories of childhood? Well, my Dad was a cop and my Grandfather worked in the pathology Dpt of a large hospital, and once in a while Dad's and my Grandfather's paths would cross over a dead body in the retrieval of evidence. Gramps came to our house for dinner on the weeknights, and on such days we would often get served liver for dinner by Mom. Cuz we were just funny that way!

Strange coincidences? Or is information shared for the irony to occurr? Or, are some peoples' lives just ironic?

If by any chance you didn't get the message: Picture Dad and Grandfather over a body in the morgue collecting evidence from the organs of the victim, then coincidentally Mom serves liver for dinner............

If you still don't get it...........
You might as well just read another blog, cuz I must be really missing the communication mark!

Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Highlights of the Christmas Holiday


We had a great Christmas.
It was so busy I was unable to post through the whole time off.

Christmas Eve we invited our neighbours over for good cheer and a late meal.




We served Meatballs Bourgundy, Chili, Lasagna, Meatloaf, Mashed Potatoes, Salad, Cheese and Crackers, fruit, cakes, and cookies, plus roast ham and roast beef cold cuts.

The younger folk took over the basement and the livingroom,

All the others were in the family room.


Knit Owl created this lovely LOLrus toy and sent it to Alex. He had done a Digg tribute in flash for Poor ole LOLrus's passing. Alex is wearing his Digg hoody and cuddling his much loved arghile LOLrus.

Tere made me this lovely Flourite pendant for Christmas. I have to tell you I am sooo close to losing 50 lbs. I am wearing clothes here from 1995.


Cam being alouffe.

Christmas morning, my parents came for brunch, and we then opened presents.
Carl, Mom, Cam
Papa opening his stocking from Santa.

The carnage of the stockings:

Mom and Cam
Amber's first Christmas Morning with us.

Alex and Amber

Carl and Grum
Al and Amber each got a kissing puppy. Amber decided they made great new earrings!

Mom
We headed to the basement to see Cam's new Xbox360

Candy had never been in the lower two floors of the villa. For Christmas we decided to let her have full run of the house. She was thrilled to find high places to hang out in the basement!



The Christmas fairy boughs.

The ceramic tree my grandmother made over 30 yrs ago, plus the two I made 15 yrs ago.
Christmas Day Dinner.



On boxing day (Dec 26th) we had a whore frost that left lovely decorative crystals on the trees.






That night we played 20th anniversary Trivial Persuit.

video

January 6th.
We joined Carl's Mom to celebrate her 95th birthday.

I gave my Grand Nephew his first baby blanket this day. These are a couple of pictures of the blanket I made, and designed.