Monday, May 31, 2021

Weekend Ouchies...



yup weekend ouchies - and they weren't consensual. (see me pout?)

We had a busy-ish weekend planned.  SIL and eldest daughter (who camp across from us) have been planning to take down the old deck that is on their property and put up a new one.  Sir Steve loves working with his hands - and was more than ready to offer a helping hand.  

Saturday morning found him and SIL using crow bars and other tools to pull the rotten deck down.  Eldest daughter and I were VERY helpful - we sat on the garden swing watching them - burning deck wood as it became available.

For us it was a very restful morning........ eldest daughter made some sandwiches for lunch and the men worked on.   Around mid afternoon I decided to go have a little nap at our trailer (I never have a great sleep the first night)

I laid down for maybe an hour.  I had brought the dog in with me... she loves to have "nap" time at the trailer.  When I got up - I put the dog on her rope and we moved out onto our deck.  I was walking towards my reading corner - not really paying attention... The dog saw her 'dad' across the road and ran in front of me.  Her rope got tangled up around my ankles and I went down........ hard!  banging my eye/nose into the corner of the wicker furniture (which has a metal frame)  I just sat there and cried - MY GOD!  it hurt.  

Apparently the thunk of my fall was heard across the road - Sir Steve and SIL looked up to see me sitting on our deck.  Sir Steve rushed over.   We went and got witch hazel to put on the ouchies.. to prevent swelling and maybe bruising?  I kept saying IF I get a black eye I am gonna tell everyone you gave it to me!  (you being Sir Steve)

While we were sitting on our deck - Sir Steve 'fessed up that he had hurt himself taking the deck down.  It turns out he was using the crow bar to pry apart boards when the crow bar slipped and slammed into his chest.  He had a couple of scratch marks down the right side of his chest and it was very tender to the touch.  

What a pair we made!!  

So yes there were weekend ouchies - only none of them were consensual and they kinda put a damper on any other fun activities.  On the plus side I have no black eye - just a very sore nose and cheek bone. 

Sunday, May 30, 2021

Saturday, May 29, 2021

Beware ..............


My husband and I went through the McDonald's driveway window and I gave the cashier a $5 bill.
Our total was $4.25, so I also handed her 25c.
She said, 'you gave me too much money.'
I said, 'Yes I know, but this way you can just give me a dollar back.'
She sighed and went to get the manager who asked me to repeat my request.
I did so, and he handed me back the 25c, and said 'We're sorry but we don’t do that kind of thing.'
The cashier then proceeded to give me back 75 cents in change.
Do not confuse the people at MacD's.
We had to have the garage door repaired.
The repairman told us that one of our problems was that we did not have a 'large' enough motor on the opener.
I thought for a minute, and said that we had the largest one made at that time, a 1/2 horsepower.
He shook his head and said, 'You need a 1/4 horsepower.'
I responded that 1/2 was larger than 1/4 and he said, 'NOOO, it's not. Four is larger than two.'
We haven't used that repairman since...
I live in a semi rural area.
We recently had a new neighbor call the local city council office to request the removal of the DEER CROSSING sign on our road.
The reason: 'Too many deers are being hit by cars out here! I don't think this is a good place for them to be crossing anymore.'
My daughter went to a Mexican fast food and ordered a taco.
She asked the person behind the counter for 'minimal lettuce.'
He said he was sorry, but they only had iceberg lettuce.
I was at the airport, checking in at the gate when an airport employee asked,
'Has anyone put anything in your baggage without your knowledge?'
To which I replied, 'If it was without my knowledge, how would I know?'
He smiled knowingly and nodded, 'That's why we ask.'
The pedestrian light on the corner beeps when it's safe to cross the street.
I was crossing with an 'intellectually challenged' co-worker of mine.
She asked if I knew what the beeper was for.
I explained that it signals blind people when the light is red.
Appalled, she responded, 'what on earth are blind people doing driving?!'
She is a government employee.....
When my wife and I arrived at a car dealership to pick up our car after a
service, we were told the keys had been locked in it.
We went to the service department and found a mechanic working feverishly to unlock the driver’s side door.
As I watched from the passenger side, I instinctively tried the door handle and discovered that it was unlocked.
‘Hey,' I announced to the technician, 'its open!'
His reply, 'I know. I already did that side.'

Friday, May 28, 2021

Just so You know......


It's Friday!!  I'm doing the happy dance....... cause once the lil one goes to her mother's and once Sir Steve finishes work we are off to the country.

I realized last weekend I didn't explain the weekend routine for May and June... we spend the weekends in the country.  Because it's only a couple of days I don't bring my laptop....... nor do we activate our internet.  

So......... I queue up posts for Saturday and Sunday - but because I am working off my phone and I get SO frustrated trying to type on my phone and working with limited data..... so I don't respond to comments BUT I do read them!!  and I don't leave comments on your blogs though I do read them!

You all have a good weekend - and I'll see you all on Monday ! 

Thursday, May 27, 2021

Checking in ......



It's been awhile since we did a 'roll call'....... 

My spirits are a little bit higher... camping last weekend certainly helped... so is the weather - sunny and warmer .... BUT our covid numbers are definitely adding to my better mood.. higher spirits.  Provincially they have been dropping.  What was it ....... a month ago ?? ... we were at 3000 a day... and yesterday we had just over 1000 !!!  In our lil city we had been averaging over 15 cases a day... and now we're down to just 1 or 2 a day - and we've even had a couple of 0 case days.  YAY!!  

I am hoping in a week or 2 we will be able to travel to Quebec to pick up some cigarettes and maybe even see my youngest daughter - outside ..... but still !  haven't seen her in over 2 months now.  We've all had one shot so partially immunized.  Tomorrow friends of Sir Steve are dropping by for a visit on the front deck.  Haven't seen them since before all this started!!

Now it's your turn .... how are things in your little corner of the world???

Wednesday, May 26, 2021




So I decided to go shopping this morning for toys....... OMG no not sex toys... really people!!! 

oh wait - this is an adult BDSM blog - ok - let your minds go to sex toys... unfortunately though I meant regular toys - the kind that keep 8 year olds amused.... 

It's kind of a tradition now... every June when school finishes I give her a 'camp basket' filled with new toys / games to help fill the long summer days.  (and to add to the toys she brings from home)

In past years she gets a new 'journal' cause the teacher in me insists she write a daily journal the weeks she's with me.  Now for those of you thinking I'm expecting too much ... I found her reading last year's journal this week.... she commented how it's fun to read the journals from past summers.  The basket has also held - jig saw puzzles, bubbles, slime, art materials, play doh, pool toys and sand toys.   

This year I'm looking for age appropriate/interest appropriate toys.... she's kinda outgrown dolls (most of the time) and I'm thinking play doh may be a thing of the past.. so it has been a bit of a challenge.  I have more or less settled on........ a kit to make her own slime...... a scavenger hunt game that is a STEM toy (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) there are about 40 different cards of items to find, a bag to collect them, and then when you have found everything you are encouraged to use your imagination to create something with the items.  There will be the usual art materials, and books (always books!)  and eldest daughter always gives her a couple of neat books at the end of June - her summer reading. I have already bought the new Harry Potter lego kit (the herbology one) and some pool toys.  So she's pretty much taken care of....


this year I decided to purchase some games for the adults.  I LOVE playing board games... and card games.  In past summers Sir Steve and I have pretty much gone along with the games eldest daughter and SIL bring.  BUT I wanted some new games - games that interest me...  some games Sir Steve and I can play on a hot steamy afternoon (or rainy afternoon). 

So far I have found our crib board and Yahtzee.......... I have decided to buy backgammon (have you purchased backgammon recently??!!  do you know how expensive it is??!!) I have opted for one that is also a checkers game (would work with the 8 year old), chess game, as well as backgammon.  The big purchase (and god I hope I don't regret it) I am buying a croquet set.  As a kid I remember playing with my parents in our backyard - I LOVED it!!  We're lucky enough to have a fair amount of space beside our trailer so we will be able to set up croquet for some rip roaring good family competitions (I hope family!)  

and to be honest I did look at sex toys.  Did you know Amazon sells sex toys?!!  But truthfully Sir Steve is all the sex toy I need (or can handle - cheeky grin)

I'm so anxious for the end of June and the move to the country!!  and fun family times. 

Tuesday, May 25, 2021

A M A Z I N G !!


There is only one word to describe our weekend

 A M A Z I N G !!

(even though I have now used the word 3x)
from the weather which had forecasted showers for both Saturday and Sunday and never actually materialized to getting a lot accomplished - eating great barbecue and having relaxing evening fires...... to EVERYTHING!

All the 'hard' work was done last weekend - the cleaning and sorting and unpacking......but this weekend we put the decorative touches on our country life ... 

starting with some new landscaping.  We had had planter boxes beside our deck with annuals for the last couple of years...... the only problem with that was 1) annuals cost so much money!  2) we never really got to enjoy them cause we sit on the deck 3) and last year they all died by the beginning of August.  This year Sir Steve decided to take down the planter boxes (more than half them came apart this winter anyway) put in flower beds and plant bushes.  


We picked up spirea bushes cause they are 'winter' hardy and grow quickly and have beautiful white flowers in the spring ...........


and one lilac bush/tree 



The first year I camped with Sir Steve I put in a fairy garden... each year I have added a couple of new fairies... this year was no different... 

my old door to the fairy garden kinda died last year ............ 


so I got a new one.....


then I added a baby dragon (in honour of Sir Steve - he loves dragons)


and a new baby fairy.........

overall view of the garden.......... 


on Sunday afternoon Sir Steve gave me THAT look and said 'bedroom'.......
do you know the expression "if the trailer's rockin' don't come a knockin' ?? welllll let's just say our trailer was rockin'.............. 

Now we're back in the city - back to work and home schooling......... but in just 4 days we'll be back in the country ...........


Monday, May 24, 2021

Holiday Monday post


 This explains why the frogs are SO noisy in the country



I'll be back tomorrow morning with a weekend update  

Sunday, May 23, 2021

Saturday, May 22, 2021

Rebel No More


 This weekend is supposed to be the start of camping - remember my "cliff hanger" post ?? Well we made the rebellious decision to defy the rules and regulations and camp this holiday weekend.  

Ohhhhhhh it felt wickedly evil.... going against the establishment.  Haven't done that since university.  I have been busy this week planning meals - shopping for the meals - organising what food staples to take up .... planning planning planning.  I even picked up a couple of additions for my fairy garden (more on that another day)  I was even getting a little bit excited.

This week has been a roller coaster of emotions re the pandemic........ our numbers were dropping... then ooooooops they went back up again... next day they're down a little bit.. up and down up and down........ UGH!  Then the government came out with a 'reopening plan' based on the vaccination numbers.  my reaction was WTF??? When we reach 60% with the first shot they will reopen outdoor activities - 70% vaccinated they'll open more stores and hair dressers (GOD I need a hair cut!!) My question is - what happens if we reach 69% and 31% refuse to get vaccinated???   I kept telling myself - numbers don't matter come the end of June we move to the country regardless of the numbers... we will have a good summer.

THEN yesterday the government notified campgrounds telling them they can open for seasonal campers .......... and we can have a maximum of 5 people gathering on one site.  WHAT???!!  WAIT???!!  that means I won't be defying the rules and regulations ....... I won't be a REBEL !!!!

I'm not sure if I should pout or do a little dance of joy.................... but whatever I decide to do I'll be doing it in the country!!

Friday, May 21, 2021



 I haven't done a home schooling update in forever!!  If you remember - back in the winter - Sir Steve made the decision to work from home 3 days a week to help out with the home schooling (and the attitude!)  Things have been going much better for me  since then.  

We were doing extra curriculars in the form of  cooking once a week...... BUT she has lost total interest in that ......... she had been working with her 3D pen but she has lost interest in that........ once spring hit and she could get out on her bike - she was biking for a couple of hours every day - I was having to 'drag' her in around 4:30pm...... but she has lost interest in that too and barely spends 30 minutes on her bike.

OMG her attitude!!  some days she's 8 going on 18 - other days she's just a lovable 8 year old - le sigh - that's not to say she's not lovable all the time - cause she is - it's just harder to find the lovable parts then.  example - the other morning she announced that she thought she was old enough to make food decisions for herself - are we running a restaurant around here???  

AND her school work ........ the thing that frustrates me the most - some days the quality of work she turns out boggles my mind!  it's nearly perfect......... THEN other days she does the bare minimum and it's awful ......... We don't let her get away with it - she has to go back and redo it .......... WHY doesn't she just do it right the first time???

Yesterday Sir Steve received his first shot - we'll both be fully vaccinated by September............. come hell or high water the lil one will be back in school - my light at the end of the tunnel.......... SCHOOL! YAY!! All we have to do is hang on for the last 5 weeks of this year.......... 25 more school days!!  double YAY!!

Thursday, May 20, 2021

Food Glorious Food


....... except when it isn't so glorious........ 

I have had a difficult relationship with food for most of my adult life.... except believe it or not - I didn't actually know it until about 10 years ago........ I think because until 10 years ago I always lived with someone... never alone.  Living with someone means preparing meals .... at meal time .. cause ya know the other person/persons want/need to eat - even if you don't feel hungry.

BUT 10 years ago I was on my own - during a difficult time in my life... food didn't interest me - and I was never hungry!  So I would pick.  I would go grocery shopping and wander up and down the aisles trying to find some food that peaked my interest.  During that time I lost 75 pounds.........  I was eating about 900 calories a day (on a good day!)

Then I moved in with Sir Steve and started cooking for someone else...... and I was happy... so I started eating properly again.  and yes some weight did go back on.. not much thank goodness - but about 20 pounds. (over the 4 years)  And I continued merrily along my way.  Weight gain or weight loss was never the driving force behind my eating disorders

About a year ago I started to notice a total lack of interest in food..... I would test out ideas about what I wanted to eat - anything I craved ...... and based my menus on what appealed to me - thankfully Sir Steve and the lil one were quite happy with their dinners so nothing much changed outwardly.  

Now - ugh - I am picking at my food - pushing it around my plate like a kid.  I am eating about half my meal and saying I'm full.  I AM actually full - well I feel full - just cause I have no interest in food. 

They say (they being doctors) that food disorders are a way of controlling your life... which is weird cause I have control over my life....... so I struggle with that... and yet - maybe? I know I am more than a little obsessed with this pandemic and lock downs and restrictions and feeling the world is out of control.

I have no answers .......... but at least I am aware of the questions........


Wednesday, May 19, 2021

Vanity thy name is Woman....


 I grew up watching my mother slather on face creams and lotions.... literally - I used to sit on the floor outside the bathroom and talk to her while she did it.  It used to take her forever!!  morning and night.  BUT she had beautiful skin... may have been partially genetics but I believe it was the care she took of it too.

So during my life time I have tried all sorts of cleansers and face creams and lotions.  Finally giving up on the expensive companies and settling on drugstore offerings.  My hit and miss ministrations must have had some effect as folks do not believe my age when I tell them.... usually assuming I am about 10 years younger than I actually am. (ok ok my energy levels probably help) 

BUT last summer all hell broke loose with my skin.  Dry does NOT describe how bad it was.  I had rashes appearing on my forehead... if I ran my hand around the edge of my face I felt sandpaper ...... my eyebrows - dear lord - they looked like porcupine spikes!! sticking up and out from my face.  I've been blessed with nice eyebrows - nicely shaped without having to tweeze - nice colour - BUT now they were ugly!! and it wasn't just my face - my whole body was drying up and flaking off.  and itching!!!  

A friend told me her dermatologist recommended CeraVe .. I bought vat sized CeraVe and slathered that sh*t on my whole body and FACE night and day. I had some relief - but not much.  

THEN as if it couldn't get any worse......... brown age spots started to appear on my face!  I  was devastated... (yes that sounds dramatic - BUT it's the truth - I was devastated!  I am almost 20 years older than Sir Steve - I did NOT want to look like an old crone when I was with him!! vanity is real!)

A couple of months ago on my feed on Facebook - I read an ad for face treatments.  They offered a month's supply of your choice for free.  AND they promised not to automatically enrol you in their program.  Curiosity won out and I clicked the link.  First plus was it was a Canadian company.  I browsed through their packages - settling on their treatment for extreme dry skin......... I started to fill in the forms.... waiting for the required credit card number.  It never came up.  They shipped their product and it arrived in less than 10 days........... AND it was totally free - no tax - no shipping!   I started using it...... at first I thought it was a pain - cleansing - treating - moisturizing and once a week I was applying 2 masks - first a glycolic peel - then a hydrating antioxidant mask.  I did notice that my skin seemed to be less dry........ was there hope?

I decided to place an order for full size product - it was easy peasy and still no automatic renewal .......... YAY!!  (Can you tell how impressed I am ??!!)

This morning I put all the creams lotions and masks out in the bathroom.........

OMG!  and I believe I'm not high maintenance?? (grinning) It takes almost an hour just to do the masks - then cleanse and moisturize BUT I am seeing a small improvement..... my skin is soft again - no sandpaper!  My eyebrows are lying flat again - no more porcupine spikes.  As for the brown spots? the wrinkles?  I'm not expecting a miracle.... and they do say it can take months for the age spots to fade ........ who knows maybe they'll fade a little bit.............

As for that vat of CeraVe - I'm using that on my body....... it's slowly moisturizing again and isn't as itchy or flaky.  

BUT I can't help musing on what we women do in the name of beauty - or is it pure vanity?

Tuesday, May 18, 2021

Missing Persons Report


 Having written a blog for so many years I know the cycles - the ups and downs... the comings and goings...

BUT............ it doesn't change the fact when people go missing I wonder what happened... wonder if they are ok..... 

And with their going the world seems a little sadder ... a little lonelier...

I know everyone has their reasons for dropping out of sight... AND I know it happens fairly regularly - the whole cyclic thing of the blogger world.... 

BUT it doesn't change the fact I DO indeed miss all of you ............. Windy, willie, claire, boosghost... Penelope.... and anyone else I missed...

Monday, May 17, 2021

A Cliff hanger?


Ok so on Saturday I posted (what I thought) was just a 'here's what we're doing' post BUT apparently Prefectdt decided I was teasing everyone with a cliff hanger!!  When I read his comment I burst out laughing... and thought to myself - 'if he was here I'd slap him!' (I'm kinda known to slap smart asses) 

Anyway......... I figured I had better put everyone (well at the very least Prefectdt) out of their misery ........ 

We went up to the campsite on Saturday and ugh! opening is not all that much fun - it involves cleaning months of dust and dirt ... disinfecting multiple surfaces (cause of the mice who take up residence during the winter) unpacking all the bins - sorting out where everything goes - making beds....... and that's just the inside work!!  Sir Steve helped out with the inside work - vacuuming all the mice droppings and the rugs/floors... and sorting out the water (we turn it off during the winter)

We finished up the inside work by late afternoon and fell into the car and drove back to the city exhausted!  AND we still had all the outside work to do............ 

NOTE; WE DID NOT STAY OVERNIGHT.............. but what will our final decision be?

Sunday morning we dragged our butts out of bed and headed back to the country.  Sir Steve brought his leaf blower... and he set about cutting the lawn and I used the leaf blower to get rid of all the leaves that blanketed our property.  Then Sir Steve dragged all the furniture out of the back shed - set up the fire pit area and the deck furniture. By mid afternoon we were done!!  Everything was ready for the camping season....... 

I've said it before and I'll say it again... our camping/trailer is really 'glamping' ...... or personally it's more cottage than trailer... after all we have central heat and air conditioning... two tv's .... full kitchen... full bathroom complete with shower.. 2 bedrooms.............come on - I'll give you a little tour......... 

Here's our deck .... the outdoor kitchen / eating area...


Our little reading corner.....

the front door..........


a quick view of the living area...  with a view of the lil one's bedroom

the kitchen ............

through the bathroom to our bedroom with the king size bed ........ 


And this is what we call home for the summer................. 

NOW the big question is .... are we gonna disobey the regulations and stay for weekends (until the end of school - when we can and will move up) 

Sir Steve toyed with asking the owners IF we could stay overnight on weekends only -- but we discussed it.......... AND our guess is the owners HAVE to toe the party line.  What's that expression "it's easier to ask for forgiveness than to ask for permission"?


What are we gonna do??



Next weekend we are going to 

S T A Y  !!! 

Sunday, May 16, 2021

Saturday, May 15, 2021

Ready .......... Set.......... ?????



So... with the weather warming up ... almost summer like... our minds turn to camping.  BUT as you all know - thanks to covid we're not actually allowed to camp - unless we can camp for 14 days straight.  We can however go up every day to 'maintain' our property......... return home at night and go back the next day. How crazy is that??  I have been busy lobbying our Premier and our health unit (cause apparently our health unit can override the Premier) to loosen those restrictions.......... we promise to self isolate and not shop in town.

I had posted a 'thing' on FB about my frustrations with the restrictions..... and was contacted by a friend from the campsite who told me - our owners are not enforcing the new restrictions - apparently we CAN sleep over - as long as we don't announce it.  (mmmmmm is this considered announcing it??)  I know Sir Steve was frustrated last Monday cause someone he works with has a site at the same campgrounds and he told Sir Steve his family stayed up last weekend.... slept over! 

Soooooooo right now we're in a quandary.... do we ignore the restrictions and stay up - or do we continue to be 'goody two shoes' and come home every night?  This weekend - today - we're just gonna go up and open up the trailer....... and clean clean clean.... and set up.  It's a big job opening......... we leave bins and bins of dishes and miscellaneous equipment stacked in the lil one's room.  We have piles of linens to bring up.  


And bins of cleaning fluids/paper products/ and anything everything that won't survive the winter in the unheated trailer.

We'll come home tonite ............ we have some serious thinking to do cause next weekend is a long weekend - the official start to camping season/summer.  Do we stay or do we not?  After over a year of following the rules (all the while watching everyone else breaking them) do we rebel? 

Friday, May 14, 2021

New Style.... (sort of)



It almost feels like summer is here - the cold damp wet weather has taken it's leave and today is sunny and warm.  YAY!!  warm weather got me thinking about summer clothes.. I am changing up my style a little bit.... cause I have hope that we'll be able to move to the campsite eventually........... and camping means more casual - more funky fun clothes.

Last Fall I bought a couple of cute tshirts from an online shop that went out of business... this was my favourite tshirt ... and told Fondles a while back I would post a pic of it..

a couple of weeks ago I ordered a harem pant jumpsuit that I loved  and it got Sir Steve's seal of approval  -- so much so that I ordered a second one in a completely different colour / pattern........... 


and this morning I ordered a couple of summer tops that will go with my summer pants... for those trips to the city........ 


As well I ordered a couple of pairs of shorts for Sir Steve - what is it with men?? they just don't do clothes shopping do they??  Got these in navy blue and beige... 

so we're all set for the summer........ NOW if only our government would lift the lock down/stay at home order.........  

Thursday, May 13, 2021

Is It Nature or Nurture?


I probably should have written this yesterday when I knew what I wanted to say - today......not so much (le sigh)

I think I am struggling with the whole idea of being submissive.  Is it a character trait - or is it a learned thing?  could you learn to be a submissive?  See I'm wondering if I was ever submissive.  OH I like to please... I like to make my lover happy...and will do everything in my power to make them happy....... BUT submissive? I'm not sure.  I like to think I'm an intelligent woman.  I like to think I am a strong woman.  It takes a lot to be a submissive if you are a thinking person.  I mean - come on... some of the rules I have seen submissives living with just didn't make sense to me..... like for example..every night this submissive I knew came home from work - he had to strip at the door and then do 15 jumping jacks.  I asked why? The answer - cause it made his Mistress happy.  REALLY?? What the hell is the point to that?  (the jumping jacks I mean - not the making her happy) I had a slew of stupid rules like that too... I followed them cause to not follow them would have challenged my dominant - and put my relationship at risk.  and a good submissive didn't challenge her dominant.  (another stupid rule if you ask me)

IF there are going to be rules then the rules had better be intelligent rules.. make some sense.  I used to feel like I was 'dumbing' down in order to be a 'good' submissive.  And that just annoyed me. I remember the rule of always having to call my dominant "Sir" I asked why - and was told because it showed respect.  I pointed out that there were many ways to show respect without using an honorific... to prove my point I would say "YES SIR" and mumble 'no sir - 3 bags full Sir' ....... not very respectful was it?

When I left that last D/s relationship - I promised myself I would never ever give over complete control ever again........ I realized I needed a relationship that was intelligent - that challenged me as an intelligent being....... not as a cowering simpering being giving blind obedience. 


So tell me - what does submissive mean to you? What does it look like??? What is it you are all working towards ???? 

AND finally 


Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Just (another) Little Tease


 Guess what?  I have another appointment this morning.......... but like last week I have a blog rolling around in my head.......... 

I'm gonna ask some tough questions - well I think they may be tough......... 

I want you to think what makes you feel submissive?

We'll talk.....................

Tuesday, May 11, 2021

16 Candles



My first post here on The Journey was written on April 28, 2005.  Yup 16 years of writing.... mind you I think I will save the BIG celebration for the 20 year mark...

Nevertheless 16 years is a pretty good track record.  Would you believe I have written 4,566 posts - that's 4,566 posts over 5,840 days.....which also means there were only 1,275 days that I did not post.... which breaks down to about 80 days a year.  In 2011 I missed a lot of blogs cause I was sick....... really sick... like days and days in hospital sick.  In 2015 I wrote about the break up - about the friends who rallied around me and got me out of 'his' house ... in their words 'to safety'..... I wrote about the mental anguish - the therapy... the slow - very slow healing.  In 2017 I moved here to Sir Steve's town - which just happens to be close to both daughters!! and my new life began....... 

I have been asked WHY I write a blog... why I write nearly every day....... the answer is simple - it is my history.. my story. It is my record of the good the bad and the ugly... it is a record of my growth.. my journey. (and it's a good check for special dates - like our anniversary LOL)

Monday, May 10, 2021

Not To Brag.........



I had the best weekend - and feel so very spoiled! 

It started Friday......... the lil one had been busy working on a top secret project during school Friday morning.... top secret - I mean we all knew what she was doing.. BUT what I didn't know was what happened next... before she left for her mother's she came to me and said ' I have an early Mother's day surprise for you' ...... and presented me with this card she made..............

 front of the card............

opening the card............

fully opened............. 

Part of me wanted to insist she give it to her Mom - but I didn't .. I accepted it gracefully and with a tear ..... cause - "MOM" ya know?!  

OK so then on Sunday morning bright and early Sir Steve and I were outside having our coffee when a car stopped and a woman got out carrying a floral arrangement.... I was so thrilled!!  it came from youngest daughter and her family.....


Then later in the afternoon there was a knock at the door and eldest daughter and SIL were standing there with presents for 'mom'.  They had been at the campsite opening their trailer and dropped by here to give me orchid .... a gorgeous homemade sign for the trailer

AND H. U. G. S. !!!

Sir Steve did his bit too to make the weekend special/fun.... we went for a drive in the country to shop at a Scottish bakery where we bought steak and kidney pies/REAL sausage rolls/and Scottish meat pies....... picked up lunch from our favourite food truck on the way home... and .......... AND.......... play time last night!

Life is good when the family makes you feel appreciated .. and special !

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