a favourite shade of blue

a favourite shade of blue

Saturday, December 31, 2016


More snow today. It has snowed most of the day and it is sticking on the branches of the trees.  

Meg and Lewis were here today with Charlotte and Orson.   I hope they got home safe and sound.  It was fun with Charlotte, always is. I really enjoy her.  She has such an outgoing personality. Orson is still quite young and has not developed his personality yet.  I so enjoyed their visit.  
I hope their trip home to Abbotsford was uneventful and safe. I will call them later on.

That was the excitement for today. It made me very happy. Katie was in town and she came along with Meg and Lewis for a visit. It was wonderful to see her.. She lives in Calgary so we don't  get the opportunity to see her very often.

Other than company the day was quiet, no calls of any sort. 

We are watching Bridge Disasters. Scary.!

That is all folks, not much is it?

Friday, December 30, 2016


Lately I have been forgetting my blog.  But not today.  We have pretty well stuck to home this season. There has been some snow and I am afraid of falling on the slippery streets.

 We did have a guest today. Our grandson, Ricky, Richard's son,stopped by for a visit. We really enjoyed chatting with him. He  is such a great young man . I like having him visit. It is not easy for him these days as he is now living out in the valley in Abbotsford. But I appreciate it when he makes the effort to visit. 

That was our excitement for the day. Life has been very quiet here and we have mostly stayed in, other than a bit of shopping.Got to keep up on the groceries.

I have not done much sewing at all lately. Ray says I have not sewed for some time -that has to stop.

Nothing much going on when we stay home so much so I'll say good evening and wish you all a great night.

Thursday, December 22, 2016


Concert today. Chelsea our dear granddaughter was performing with her group. She played the Sax today but she plays many musical instruments. 
Matthew came over and drove Ray and me to the concert. He has been very good to us and we appreciate that he cares and helps us out. Chelsea's concert was great music . We enjoyed the afternoon so much. Thank you Matthew, Caroline, Ryan and Chelsea. We enjoyed our afternoon with all of you.

Ryan and Ray had a great chat this afternoon. I was so happy to see
 them getting along so well. Both of them are very personable men.

After Matthew brought us back home we relaxed and watched TV. 
We did not even make dinner , just picked at things. But I am ready for a real meal tomorrow night. So I'll cook one up. Tonight we have the potato soup Caroline sent over.

Tomorrow we meet Bob and Buzz for lunch at Metrotown. I am looking forward to that.

We love to celebrate the season with friends and family.
So that is all for tonight. Have a lovely evening folks.

Wednesday, December 21, 2016


December and the streets are very busy with Christmas shoppers. That includes us. It was hard to get much done and we had nothing important to do anyway .We went to the Crossings , had a coffee at Tim's. Went to London Drugs , bought a magazine, some recycling bags, Ray got some pills for his eyes. Forget what they are called and don't want to get up and look for them.

We did not stay out for long, too crowded and too busy. December is a good month to stay home. We'll go out sometime in January. But we do have a date with Bob and Buzz on  Friday for lunch 
and Matthew is picking us up to go to Chelsea's show tomorrow. That will be fun.

As for the rest of today we came home and watched TV. We did not even have dinner. I had a fried egg on bread, I like that and Ray had a sandwich. Tomorrow I must make dinner . I don't care for cooking so it is  not a pleasure for me to cook. 

And that is the day. Have a lovely evening folks.

Tuesday, December 20, 2016


At least I think it is Tuesday. It is the 20th of December.

Ray went out today to Metrotown to buy a calendar and to get the car washed.  I stayed home for the day. Marg came over and we had a nice visit.  Some days I like to stay home and just veg. So that is what I did today.  Lazy bones. Do you remember that song? Lazybones sleeping in the sun. How you gonna get your days work done, Sleeping in the noon day sun. 
I like that song but I can't recall where it comes from.

I have a whole litany of songs in my head that fit almost any occasion. I learned many of them when I was young and sang in several choirs.  It was a lovely time in my life.

Tonight we are watching TV and relaxing.  Nice way to spend the night. But then we stay home most every evening so nothing new.

And that is all for tonight, not a lot to say. Have a lovely evening.

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

still winter

And much snow.  We did not get out  today at all but are going to try tomorrow. If no new snow arrives. And the snow we do have melts. 
And that did not happen so we are still in the house and it is Wednesday and lots of snow. Not a good time. But eventually the snow will melt and the rain will come.

Ray made spaghetti sauce today so we had spaghetti and lovely sauce for dinner. He is such a good cook.

Ray is talking to his daughter Lynn in Quebec. Lots of winter there. And it won't go any time soon. Not like here.

So we watched TV and computered, at least I did. Ray does not computer.  I have a laptop that I love, very convenient.

I hope we can get out and about tomorrow for a while. At some point I feel housebound and get itchy feet. But I can knit and sew so that makes me happy. I am well able to keep busy and entertain myself.

That is all folks. Have a great evening.

Friday, December 9, 2016


More snow  . We did not go out at all today and it was nice watching the snow fall and cover everything in a blanket of white.

I am happy that we do not have to go out when it snows like this.It was tough when we worked and had to travel all the way to Maple Ridge to get home. We have numerous hills here and they were all difficult to climb in the snow. Ray always prepared for the winter but many do not and were all over the roads. Ray is originally from Ontario so he learned to drive in snow.

So I sat here and doodled on my laptop for most of the day. I think my legs are getting useless from sitting. I should walk down the hall at least. I'll do that afte I finish the blog.

Rick called to see how we are doing. He is so thoughtful. I call him often too to see how he is making out. I pray for him that his ALS does not get too bad. He lives alone in Alberta so it is often not easy for him. Most of the time it is not easy for him. ALS is an awful disease. I send out prayers for him regularly.

No outings to report so a short blog. 

Have a lovely evening folks.

Monday, December 5, 2016


Still snowing, the trees are loaded. It will be h--- for those who have to drive home from work. Lots of people around here do not have snow tires and no experience in driving in the snow. Bad commute tonight. Many people try to find hotel rooms but they book up early on snowy nights.

But sitting here watching the snow fall is very nice. Glad I have no driving to do. It used to be awful when we worked in town and had to drive to Maple Ridge on a snowy night.

But now we do not work so can enjoy watching the snow  fall. I hope we don't need to go out tomorrow either.

Have a great evening. I might get back to you if anything happens.


-watching the snow come down while sitting in the warmth of my home. Pretty sight if we don't have to go out. And we don't .

This is a winter day , one we do not often see here in beautiful British Columbia. But from inside it looks lovely. 

That is all for now. I'll get back to you later when things change. Now I am hungry so it is time to eat.
Have a great day.

Sunday, December 4, 2016


Hmm it appears that I have not written a blog for days. Why? Who knows, forgetfulness?

I just washed my hair and now my head is wet LOL.  I think we are going out later this afternoon, not anywhere special , just an opportunity to get out of the apartment.We like to go out every day and greet the world.

Yesterday we went to ABC with Sam for dinner. It was Ray's birthday and Sam is always good about that for Ray. Matthew and 
Caroline came over to see Ray too.
It was a good day for Ray.

Today we have not done anything special. But the day is not yet over so who knows.  

I just read a magazine /book about Donald Trump.It is a special edition of TIME. A very interesting read. Since the Donald will be the ruler of the free world at some point it should be preferred reading at some point. It affects all of us.

It looks as if we are staying home again today. Ray is napping in his chair.  I cannot sleep in my chair, have to lie down on the bed before I can sleep. But then I  sure get a good nap.Not today though.

Lots of Christmas stuff on TV now that it is December. It is pleasant for a short while. I enjoy the season if not the shopping. 
I no longer shop for Christmas, it has become prohibitive.

And that is it for today folks. Have a great day.