a favourite shade of blue

a favourite shade of blue

Sunday, November 27, 2016


According to me I have missed writing a blog for several days. So here I am back again.

Adam has been here, staying with Sam but visiting with us too. He was here this afternoon for a visit as he is heading home to Louisiana Tomorrow morning. It was good visiting with him. He was able to see brothers Peter and Matthew too so that was good.

Other than Adam's visit we did little else today. We are watching the football game  RedBlacks against Calgary Stampeders. I know Rick is watching it too in Calgary . The score right now is  7 for Calgary and 17 for Ottawa. Not good for the west. Let's hope for a change soon. 
Sunday football in Canada is the sport of the day.

I am still knitting cloths to keep my fingers busy. The pile continues to grow. It will soon be time to have a give away. 
Or maybe I should knit something else. I have a nice pattern somewhere for a child's sweater. I must look for it.
And buy the yarn.  I don't keep stocks of wool on hand so need to go shopping. Not a problem LOL.

It has been quite a lazy day for me. But Ray has been busy . He is making vegetable soup. It will be good as he is always a great cook.  Right now he is going down the hall to the storage room for a can of corn.  

I need to empty out the dryer soon. Good job for me to do. Requires no particular skill. 

I want to give Bob and Buzz a call for a date. or maybe they can give me a call. Hint hint.

So that is it folks. Have a great evening.

Wednesday, November 23, 2016


Adam took us out for dinner tonight at the Keg. Ricky, Sam, Ray and I were his guests. It was a lovely evening for all of us. Ricky and I both had a Caesar salad. But the others had meat . I was not very hungry. Darn that annoys me when I go to a good restaurant and am not hungry. Too bad I could not have a rain check. I even brought home Ray's baked potato. I'll have that tomorrow, might even share it with Ray LOL. But I did enjoy the evening with my men!!   Thank you Adam.

As for the day we went to the bank, went to Metrotown and to the Crossings. We had a busy day toing and froing.

We bought bread at Metrotown and that was the extent of our spending for the day.

Tonight we are sitting at home watching Jay Leno demonstrate an old Volkswagon. I had one of those cars way back , I think it was in the 60s. It was my first car that I bought on my own after I was single again. Unfortunately I did not have it for long as someone set it on fire. I didn't have insurance in those days so was without a car for many years after while I paid for the burnt one. Such is life.

And that is a day in the life of Ray and Nan. Have a lovely evening folks. 

Saturday, November 19, 2016


No time to write today so just a short note to say I have not forgotten you all.
We had an easy day, We went to the Crossings , to London Drugs and to Tim's for coffee and a sprinkled doughnut.
Ray just told me we did not go to London Drugs today , we went to Save on Foods for our grocery shopping. We didn't spend very much money , about $65. Ray did the shopping, I picked through the magazines. So I don't know what he bought . I did not buy a magazine today maybe next week meaning the one coming up. 

We did go to the casino for a short time. Ray lost his money fast but mine lasted . I came home with $$$. Lucky me. 

So we watched TV for the rest of the afternoon. Tonight we are watching the hockey game between Vancouver Canucks and Chicago Blackhawks.  I don't really watch just listen and check the score periodically. That is the extent of my interest.

Soon I plan to do a bit of reading. I don't read much anymore since the TV is always on and I stay in the living room to keep Ray company. By the time I hit the bedroom I am sleepy and fall asleep fast so no reading going on. I am going to have to read while the TV is on if I can train myself to do that. My books are piling up. I have three books Marg has not read so I should give them to her with the proviso that they come back to me when she is finished with them.

And the end is nigh!!!! Have a lovely evening folks.

Friday, November 18, 2016

title lost

Adam called today to say he is coming to visit on Monday afternoon from Louisiana. I am so looking forward to seeing him. I can't really go down to La. anymore since it is far away and I am unable to get there for a variety of reasons. 

It is good of him to make the trip to see Sam and me as well. He said he'll stop off here on the way to Sam's place.

As for today we made a couple of stops, one at Safeway and another at London Drugs. We stopped at TIM's for coffee and a doughnut with sprinkles on it. Christmas celebration!!  A bit early but welcome.

The rest of the day was spent at home relaxing and watching TV. 

I want to give Rick a call later this evening.  And I just called him. He is okay but a bit tired. Some days are like that. I like to check in with him and see how things are going. You probably recall that he has ALS and so I feel the need to catch up with him often.

That was the day. 
I hope yours went well.

Thursday, November 17, 2016


Rick just called and he reminded me that I have not blogged for several days. So here I am back in the saddle again.  We have not been going out much so there is not much to write about. Staying home for days mostly means little happens. We are just watching TV and that means nothing doing. 
We did go out for a bit this morning to have lunch at IHOP. Now that TOPS is closed we have resorted to IHOP. I had chicken and gravy. I like that and we brought some home. I will finish it tonight.

We went down to the Crossings for bread at the bakery and had a coffee at TIM's. The rest of the afternoon we just watched TV. 
Nothing special on this afternoon.

Blogging is sometimes tiring and I forget to do it. Oh well. That's just how it goes sometimes.

We are just taking it easy this afternoon and doing nothing at all

Tonight will be more of the same. 

Time to check out folks. Have a great evening.

Saturday, November 12, 2016


Home again. We did not go out at all today. Rested, relaxed, even forgot to get up and eat. So now I am hungry and will have to get up and make something . What? I don't know yet. It will be a surprise for me LOL.

My back is sore- from sitting so much I think. I will have to get up soon. What makes one so lazy I wonder. Is it physical or emotional? Good question , but no answer.

So of course I have done nothing but compute today. Soon I plan to eat though. 

I have been thinking of my mom and dad quite a bit lately. I wonder why?  No reason I suspect.

Tonight I think it will be time for a bit of knitting, just cloths as they require no thinking and I am not up to a challenge tonight. Plus I need some ideas for projects.

That is all folks. If you do nothing you can write nothing!

Friday, November 11, 2016


I am being outblogged these days. That means I forget to write, primarily because I have stayed home for several days and nothing interesting has happened. We did that again today. So lazy these past few days. 
I remember my dear dad on Remembrance Day. He was a WW1 Vet and always honoured Nov. 11th.  He would go to the Cenotaph down town every year to participate in the ceremonies. So I think of him at this time of year, and every day. He was a lovely father and I loved him a lot. My mom was a grand lady too and a great mother. I loved her a lot too. I was fortunate to have such wonderful parents.

My son Adam also served in the navy RCN.  And my son Matthew served as well. We are a family who care.

So today we did little other that stay home , relax and watch TV. It is a dreary November day and a good one to stay home. 
So tonight - more relaxing.  :>)

And that is it folks. I hope your day went well and you enjoyed it.

Wednesday, November 9, 2016


Even though we did not go out today I'll write a blog.

Jim left for home this morning, I was sad to see him go as I really enjoyed his visit. He is a great guest and spends his time here mostly with us old folk. Thanks Jim for coming all this way to see us.

Now Ray and I are alone again. I hope we have other visitors soon. I love having my kids visit.

The election has baffled me and many others I think. It will be interesting times as Confusious says.  I hope not too interesting.
I fear for those he hates, women and minorities and  pray he keeps he keeps his word to honour all Americans.

So we watch TV tonight and the outfalls of the election. 
And that is all tonight folks. Have a great evening.

no news

....is good news. So good news it is.

Maybe tomorrow or even later. I prefer to write my blog later in the day when there might be some news.

Tuesday, November 8, 2016


Morning. I do not usually write in the morning but today will be the exception. Jim is here, we are enjoying his visit. I am grateful that he has come to visit. It is always a pleasure.
 We went to  Mr. Ho's last night for Chinese food. It is the best food there and the only restaurant for Chinese that is worth attending.IMHO
We always go there for Chinese food. So good.

Ray went to renew his licence this morning, all went well.He has been renewed LOL.
We will go   out later today with Jim. Where? I have no idea. Well maybe an inkling. We will see.

See not much to say in the morning so I might try again later in the PM. Watch this space for it.

Saturday, November 5, 2016

it seems

It appears that I have forgotten my blog for a few days.It is a most interesting campaign in the USA. I wonder who will win . I have an opinion as to whom I want to win but hesitate to express it. 
Not my business . Americans have a difficult choice. Good luck with that my American friends.

We had a quiet day, except for grocery shopping. We did go to Tim's for coffee and I had a lovely bowl of soup.  It was potato soup. my favourite.  My mom used to make it for me and on some special days I would come home from school for lunch and there it was. 
So home sitting the rest of the day. day.  I did a bit of knitting, watched TV and that was it.

We didn't even have dinner just picked at stuff from the fridge, things we bought with the groceries. I ate some grapes  and a tray of veggie dip . Good stuff.

That was the day quiet , uninteresting and restful. 
We are staying home a lot these days. Tomorrow we need to get out. Oh no, Jim is coming so we want to be in for him. I am so looking forward to seeing him, it has been a long time since we saw him.

Matthew comes over every two weeks and helps Ray out by doing the vacuuming for him. We are very grateful to him for his help.

So it is time to go for tonight. Have a great evening folks. 

Wednesday, November 2, 2016


Winter has arrived , it is chilly and wet. 
but I don't mind . 
I like the rain. Good thing since I live in a rain forest 
lol.  To me it isn't depresssing as it is to some folks.  I find it refreshing. Lots of rain here in the winter and occasionally if it gets cold enough it turns to snow, not very often though.

We did not do much today other than go to the doctor . 
Ray did not think my infection was gone and he was right, it was not gone.  So still on antibiotics for another session. 
Then I  may be good once again. 

After seeing the doctor we went out for a bite of lunch at A&W. Both of us  had a hamburger and a coke. It was good.

We went to Safeway to pick up my new pills. and then we came home for the rest of the day. We watched TV. I used my computer and wrote a bit.

My memory is getting bad , I think I had a nap but not sure. Ray is my source of information as he remembers better than I do. He says I did have a nap. Oh well I still remember how to blog haha. It is details that escape me. 

I talked to Rick for a short time. He is busy with his many friends. He loves to entertain. Fortunately his friends help him. I am proud that he is such a social animal and has people around him often. I think it is good for his state of mind. He seems happy whenever I call him.
 That is all folks, have a great evening.