April (Snow) Showers…(Hopefully) Bring May Flowers…

So what type of “Spring” are y’all having?  We aren’t!  Nope, no Spring for us in Ontario.  I love the cartoon on Facebook that has arrested Queen Elsa for her continuous singing of “Let it Snow”…enough already!  I’m done….paaaaallleease!  Not only me, but our poor birdies who were fooled into thinking that Spring was here…

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Well, like all things in life…you have to make the best of it…so I do what I love…and take pictures of Mother Nature’s nasty joke…

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These poor robin’s are desperately seeking something to eat!  Maybe the worms are also confused and have crawled onto the road?  NOT!

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Enough complaining…..My life is full and I really do enjoy every single second of it!

Below is our Granddaughter Tessa, Abbey, youngest daughter, Melissa and youngest grandchild Emma along with our grand-niece McKinlea whos’ brother is having his 1st birthday!

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Happy 1st Birthday Chace!

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Emma and McKinlea.  Melissa wanted me to take this picture as McKinlea (1st born) is eating vegetables and Emma (3rd born) is eating chocolate!

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So, we’ve started…and it’s a huge job.  Painting.  YUK!  I don’t like it because I’m horrible at it!  Seriously.  I’m too impatient.  Mikey has accused me of painting over the outlets. Anyway, we have cathedral ceilings – so the first thing we did is buy a scaffold.  We did the math and it would have been cheaper just to buy it.  We (don’t you love the operative “WE”) have to mud and sand a lot of the ceiling, due to cracks over the years..so it’s a labourous job and one that is rather lethargic.  My job is to sand and paint (wish me luck!) the windows.  We are painting them white.  I’m hoping that I can do a good job and take my time.  I’m going to pretend I’m editing photos, which is precise and cannot be rushed.  Thank goodness that our good friend, Steve, is helping us!

Here is the “before” window.  There is another on the other side of the dining room as well….

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Stevie..you are such a good friend!

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..and a great contractor!

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For the time being, our living room and dining room are off limits..except for the dog and cats..they think they’re special.

We had a surprise from our very good friends Tina and Don who decided, on April Fools Day to get married and NOT tell anyone.  You see, they left us to move to Nova Scotia (sniff, sniff)  Congratulations…We love you both!

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We always teased that they should get married in Claremont, where we all met….so I had a little fun with their picture!

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But it’s not all work…

This past weekend was Maddie’s birthday weekend.  Her birthday is in March and as her birthday gift from us, she chooses a “birthday weekend”.  The weekend is “all about Mad’s” and she loves it.  So, we went shopping and bought her some stuff, enjoyed watching movies…well, we watched movies and a plethora of “Full House”.   We also brought her “pup” Richard..our Granddog…Mads  loves our walks (thankfully) and Loves, Loves to have her picture taken!  We baked some brownies (which, Richard our granddog ate 2/3’s of..YIKES.  Thankfully that was not on my watch!

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Oh yes…did I mention that our Granddog is a GREAT DANE?

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Who likes to sleep with us?

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Here we are going for our walkies….

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Gramma’s girl!

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What a hambone!

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Making Mad’s favorite brownie recipe…little did we know…

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Ready for the special birthday dinner.  Mads invited her favies Steve and Diane to accompany us!  This is turning into a tradition..

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What a wonderful walk we had on Sunday at Claremont.  Pure joy…

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Maddie on our “engagement bridge”…yep, that’s exactly where Mikey popped the question many years ago!

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The task…getting Richard across the creek where our “bridge” is no longer…

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Suz and Trev…They are smiling thinking about their upcoming trip back home to England!

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Our favorite tree!

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This Prayer of the Woods is beautiful….

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Two more lovebirds….Steve and Diane

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Gramma and her birthday girl….Love you Mads!

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Well, I’ve got to get to editing then taking granddaughter, Hannah (4) swimming, then shopping with Diane for paint, then sifting through pictures to order canvas’ for Di and Steve’s beautiful new basement…good thing I’m retired…stay tuned!

I’ll leave you with this….

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Life is Good……

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