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Thursday, October 30, 2008

Friday Fill-Ins #96

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1. My favorite food seasoning is BBQ sauce. (is sauce considered a seasoning?)
2. Silence is music to my ears.
3. Lucky is a Leprechaun who is the mascot for Lucky Charms cereal - "they're magically delicious!"
4. My health is something I take very seriously.
5. Many people are tightening their purse stings these days.
6. Halloween goodies was the last thing I bought at the store.
7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to staying home handing out treats, tomorrow my plans include some serious contemplating and Sunday, I want to go out for a drive with the hubby to test out his new 4x4 Saturn Vue!

Hope you all have a frightfully fun weekend... happy Halloween!

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Tricks & Treats

All the Jack-O-Lanterns are carved and the treats are all ready for All Hallows Eve. I'm looking forward to seeing all the little ghosts and goblins running through the street with their bags full of loot.

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Sunday, October 26, 2008

I ♥ Vintage Cameras

Hubby just purchased a camera for me from ebay, yipee! In 6 to 10 days I will be the proud owner of a Kodak Brownie Hawkeye. I can't wait to get my hands on this baby and shoot my first roll of film, and of course share the images with you all.

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Thursday, October 23, 2008

Friday Fill-Ins #95

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1. Right now, I'm feeling angsty and tired.
2. This is where I want to be.
3. How does one week manage to fly by so quickly?
4. My hubby keeps me on track.
5. Please don't go, baby please don't go, baby please don't go,down to New Orleans you know I love you so, baby please don't go. . .Big Joe Williams
6. My kids laughter fills me with joy.
7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to doing some camera shopping online, tomorrow my plans include the usual - groceries and shopping and Sunday, I want to make some mac & cheese, something sweet and gooey for dessert and hang out with the family !
Thank you for your well wishes this week, I am feeling much better. To those who have been bitten by the bug - get plenty of R&R this weekend :)
Have a wonderful weekend all!

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

A Love Revolution

... as promised

When Lenny Kravitz took the stage at the Metro Center on Sunday night the crowd went nuts, and I was right there with the other 8000 Lenny fans, whooping, yelling and clapping. He opened the show with "Bring it on", and then went right into "Love Revolution". His horn section was kickin' and would make the funk bands from the 70's jealous. He did "Fields of Joy", one of my all time favorites, then went into a long R&B jam session with bits of "The Wall", "Billie Jean", "It Ain't Over til it's Over" - Amazing!

He played many instruments during the night, showing off his skills some times with guitar, then organ, congas, and drums. During "I'll Be Waiting" he sat down at what looked like a clear glass piano. With a spotlight on him he sang the soulful ballad like Hendrix, James Brown and Smokey Robinson all rolled up into one. He did an extended ending that got the audience singing "I'm the one who really loves you baby" over an over again.

He made a very inspiring speech about his first album being written almost 20 years ago, his disappointment on how the worlds problems haven't got any better and asking everyone to start a small "Love Revolution" their own. Then launched in to "Let Love Rule". During the song he jumped in to the crowd, walked around the arena hugging every girl he could, high fiveing guys and getting people into a frenzy. It was excellent, Lenny doing what Lenny does best, spreading the love.

The night ended with "Are You Gonna Go My Way" with the whole place on their feet jumping. Lenny said...."Everyone get up and jump!" and everyone did. It was great! Then just when it seemed like it was over he got behind the drums and treated us to a drum solo/jam with his guitar players.

Lenny Kravitz is a beautiful soul with an amazing talent, and I am so glad I was able to see him live. If he's coming to your city or town, I recommend you go see for yourself.

(My apologies for the poor quality photos... only so much you can do with a little point and shoot)
Lenny Kravitz live
Lenny Kravitz live
Me and Hubby before the show
Hubby and Me before the show

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Monday, October 20, 2008

Achooing!

My body has been attacked by what only could be a super virus concocted in some secret laboratory - Blah! I am on the mend now, started to feel better just in time to go see Lenny Kravitz here in Hali last night. Highlights and photos to come.

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Monday, October 13, 2008

Thanksgiving Weekend

Ahhhh, what a lovely Thanksgiving weekend I had.

Saturday hubby and I went furniture shopping, we found some nice pieces for the family area, can't wait to get started on that project. Sunday we took a shot to the valley for some colourful fall scenery (see photos below). And finally Monday, we had a tasty Thanksgiving dinner with all the trimmings - a perfect fall weekend, if you ask me.


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Friday, October 10, 2008

Friday Fill-Ins #93

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1. One of the best movies I ever saw that I really didn't think I'd like was Doctor Zhivago.
2. Souvlaki is a recipe I recently made that was delicious!
3. It's time for giving thanks this weekend here in Canada.
4. Water with a twist of lemon or lime is quite refreshing.
5. If I never hear the words betchya, don'tchya, wontchya, can'tchya again, it'll be too soon.
6. To one side of the curving road was a cute cottage in a flowery meadow, and on the other was a rocky cliff that dropped into the sea.
7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to shopping for new furniture, tomorrow my plans include planning my menu for Thanksgiving dinner and Sunday, I want to head out of the city for a drive with hubby!

Happy Thanksgiving to you all (It's Thanksgiving weekend here in Canada)

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Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Have you seen me? I've looked everywhere

"Two roads diverged in a yellow wood, And sorry I could not travel both. And be one traveler, long I stood, And looked down one as far as I could"...
-Robert Frost, The Road Not Taken
I have been thinking long and hard about what my purpose is now my kids are becoming less and less dependent on me. I feel an insecurity in my gut and have no real sense of direction lately... Seems I have reached a crossroads.

Why have not prepared for this?

Monday, October 6, 2008

A Scarecrow Romance

Billie took her hand
Millie blushed
He promised to love her forever
She vowed to be true

Together now,
forever inseparable


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Friday, October 3, 2008

Friday Fill Ins #92


And...here we go!

1. October is bittersweet.

2. Arachnids scare me!

3. Leaves are falling all around, it's that time of year when the horizon resembles a painting filled with orange, red, brown and gold.

4. My favorite horror movie is Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho because I LOVE Hitchcock movies in general and Psycho had all the elements that make up a great horror flick.

5. Family and friends gathering together = good memories.

6. It was a dark and stormy night
; "the rain fell in torrents - except at occasional intervals, when it was checked by a violent gust of wind which swept up the streets (for it is in London that our scene lies), rattling along the housetops, and fiercely agitating the scanty flame of the lamps that struggled against the darkness." - Bulwer-Lytton

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to going to get some paint samples (it's time for a change) , tomorrow my plans include grocery shopping and Sunday, I want to spend the day cleaning and doing some Halloween decorating outside!

have a wonderful weekend friends...
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Thursday, October 2, 2008

Savouring the Moment

This morning while doing the dishes, looking out my kitchen window I noticed this gorgeous Maple tree with bright red leaves. I grabbed my camera, my cup of tea then headed outside to get a closer look. I sat on a rock sipping my tea, watching the leaves as they danced in the breeze, on occasion one would shake loose and flutter down. The ground around the rock I was sitting on was covered by leaves of all different colours, reds, orange, yellow, brown... I was so caught up in the moment - it was beautiful and yet sad at the same time.

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Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Wordless #12

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The last of my daisies from the garden. The frost got to them over the last couple days and turned most of them brown. I cut them down yesterday and got a few last photos.
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