Thursday, 29 September 2011

Happy Birthday Brother

Greg Wallace is my cousin. However, I consider him my brother. He and his two brothers, the 'Wallace boys,' lived across the street from us on li'l ol' Bird Avenue while we grew up. Our grandmother lived with us but trotted back and forth across the street every day to visit her daughter and grandboys. My dad and Greg's mom (Aunt Viv) are bro/sis. And Greg, Brent and Steven were like brothers to me, Brenda and Janet. We also fought like brothers and sisters, so we love each other. LOL

Well, unfortunately, on Sunday, October 2nd, Gregory Earl Wallace turns 50. I'm sorry, Greg, for this event. It had to happen sometime. Welcome to the 50's club.

Wednesday, 28 September 2011


Tomorrow is another check-up with Dr. Broad, my family practitioner in oncology. She will go over me with a fine-tooth comb. Would appreciate your prayers.

In two weeks, I go for my yearly mammogram - it will be 3 years in November since I was diagnosed. I thank God EVERY day that I am alive and well.

"Do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will take care of itself."

Tuesday, 27 September 2011

Is This Fish Lost??

Happy Tuesday. I am preparing for an upcoming retreat at Camp Tulakadik, 'Camp T,' as we like to call it. While staring at my computer screen, this picture came across my screen. I took it on the Labour Day weekend on a beach just outside of Shelburne. Southshore Sister can help me remember the name of the beach.

I call this picture: "Is this fish lost??"

Tuesday, 20 September 2011

I went out for a long walk after another good day of teaching. I do love to teach and the students really bless me. I came upon a road hockey game while walking and asked if I could play. They looked at me and said, "Yes, grab a stick," not thinking I would actually do so. Well, I did so, and one little guy said, "Gee, I didn't think she would actually do it." It was awesome -- a little hockey with the boys. Thanks, guys!

Monday, 19 September 2011

Has it really been a week since I posted? My, time flies when you're having fun -- or busy; both are true. Spent the weekend at the Harvest Jazz & Blues Festival here in Superior City. I LOVE walking the downtown 'front' streets, talking to people and listening to the free concerts, seeing artists create beautiful pieces of art on the pavement, see children passing, people laughing. Oh, that sounds like a sound. Taking in the coffee shops, connecting with people, etc. etc. A wonderful atmosphere it is. If you get a chance next year, check it out.

Started teaching today for the first time since mid June. 10 students, from 3:30 til 8:30 without a break. Whew. Actually ate my supper at 11 pm. Now, I've certainly got to get THAT under control. I loved teaching today and it was good to be back at it. I hope the students felt the same. They are like my family, for sure.

Must go to bed and catch some shut-eye so I can do it all over again. But isn't that what life is all about? Routine and variations -- sounds like a symphony.

Monday, 12 September 2011

I Love Lucy

I told Doug yesterday that sometimes I feel like Lucille Ball. This past week, I have done things to myself that Lucy would do to herself. For example:

1. Doug gave me a rechargeable whippersnipper/weed whacker for my birthday and I whippersnipped my ankle;

2. A woman remarked on my shoes the other day, as I sat in a chair with head in sink. She said, "Do you realize you have two different shoes on?" "WHAT??" I looked down and I had black Birks on one foot, and baby blue ones on the other;

3. Yesterday, in church, I finished playing guitar and singing with all my might, took off the guitar, and whammed it into my eye so hard that now I have a black eye.

Lucy, you call me? Yes, you would be right. Ow, my eye!

Saturday, 10 September 2011

Eric Whitacre's Virtual Choir - 'Lux Aurumque'

Check this out -- it's amazing -- people from all over the world, singing together on YouTube....

Tuesday, 6 September 2011

Labour Day Weekend in Shelburne

Shelburne -- another one of my favorite places to visit... Granny, SS Sister and Deb spent numerous hours in the kitchen this weekend. We love it. We pretend its our restaurant and we're all chefs. Even made apple jelly from old apples on Brenda's property. The weather was fabulous, darling. Activities this weekend included lunch out at Charlotte Lane, an upscale gourmet place to eat (which I frequent each time I go), kayaking with Paul & Doug on the Roseway River, then out into the Shelburne harbour, hiking at Pocket Wilderness, picnic at Summerville Beach and long walk on same beach, Scrabble (of course), Queens with Brenda's mother-in-law (Sybil & Deb won all FIVE games against Granny & Brenda), guys building an outdoor fireplace, and food -- lots of it and gourmet, including a PAVLOVA -- thought you'd like to see a picture of it, Natalie. I'll make you a couple when you come home. Brenda & Paul have a three story home so it's one great big happy family when we live together, with enough space for us all.

Thanks, SS Sister, for all your love and hospitality. You made our Labour Day weekend memorable. Miss you already. See you soon for our NEXT family event!

Huh? -- Pleasantville, NS

Doug spotted this unique garage on our way to Shelburne -- a place called Pleasantville. This man was a cross between a Canadian 'Picker' and a folk artist. Take a look...

St. Margaret's Bay with Randy & Sandra

Thursday, 1 September 2011

Indian Point, NS

Currently, we are sitting in the beautiful home of Randy & Sandra Piercey in Indian Point, Nova Scotia, on St. Margaret's Bay. Randy is cooking his famous omelette and Sandra is setting the table out on the deck. What a view -- how blessed they are to live here. And how blessed we are to stay with them. Overnight pilgrims on our way to Shelburne. Planning on going along the seashore as we travel to the Southshore Sister's home.

But before that, a delectable breakfast and perhaps a trip in Randy's boat to see just how deep and wide is St. Margaret's Bay (well, just how 'wide' the bay is, I just wanted to say 'deep and wide.' Reminds one of a song from one's childhood, doesn't it? I'm OK with 'wide,' not wanting to experience the 'deep' of the water, and yes, Mom, we'll definitely have our life jackets on!). I'm just ramblin' now and soon we'll be ramblin' on like the littlest hobo. I feel another song comin' on.

Randy, breakfast smells wonderful, and Sandra, the table setting is Martha Stewart. We love you guys. Thanks for the visit!