Heading Home

Genie and her sister Brook have begun making their way back home! They were both working for North American Midway this summer, but seldom had time to spend together as Genie worked in Guest Services and was usually in KiddieLand, while Brook was selling tickets on the adult Midway.

Having been sisters since Genie was three and Brook was five, it is nice that they are getting to spend this time together. Their trip began this morning with an Uber ride to the train depot in London, Ontario where they were taking the train to Toronto. They are spending the night at the airport hotel and will be on the plane at 8A.M. tomorrow for their flight home. Just one more adventure for our (not so little anymore) girls.

Genie & Brook – sleepover at Grandma & Grandpa D’s.
Brook & Genie – another one of many sleepovers.
Genie & Brook – Saturday lunch. (A lot of those too!)
Brook and Genie – Toronto

Tomorrow morning, they are back in their real worlds. ☺️

That’s it for today. Take care and have a great day! πŸ’žπŸŒž


It is another beautiful Sunday morning in southern Saskatchewan. 🌞

Molly and I went for our early morning walk.Β  We crossed paths with Bike Lady and her two dogs.Β  She stopped to have a short chat before going on her way.Β Β  Following her, we met up with another woman walking Myles from Mexico.Β  Molly and Myles checked each other out while Donna (?) And I chatted.Β Β  In the overall scheme of things, Molly did fairly well until we came to the tail end of our walk.Β  Obviously, she had been saving up all of her bad behaviour because she was pretty darned obnoxious on the homestretch.Β Β  It didn’t help that we had to pass at least a dozen yard dogs and they were all having a go at setting her off.Β 

Other news for the day?Β  Dan and I are celebrating our twenty-third anniversary today.Β  It seems incredible that it has already been twenty-three years and amazing that so much could have happened in only twenty-three years.Β 

With Dan’s Dad (d. 2003) and my Mom (d. 2013).   

And… I had my Sunday morning chat with granddaughter Genie.   TBH we had  today’s  chat yesterday.  She was so excited about her boyfriend Alec going up to Edmonton today to drive home with her tomorrow, that she got her days mixed up.  It is so funny… It  seems like yesterday that she was a sweet little tot bursting with love, joy, and excitement.  Yet here she is, all grown up (and despite all she has been through) –  sweet as ever and still bursting with love, joy, and excitement. πŸ’žπŸ€—

She sent me an assortment of photos to share today.  I hope you enjoy!

Food for Thought?
No idea what she was thinking! πŸ‘€
Checking out special Midway visitors…
Spiderman on the double decker merry-go-round!
Genie’s animal friends for the week seemed to be the slippery, slithery, reptile sort.
Mellow yellow…
Hiding in plain sight…
She must have been reminded of Bubbles – the turtle she grew up with. πŸ’ž
On to this week’s art fix.
Okay… πŸ€”
And finally she shared a couple of her sister Maddy’s latest adorable creations. πŸ’•πŸ€—
Precious 🌹🌹🌹

That is it for today. Take care and have a great day!πŸ’ž

Week 23 πŸ€—

I can’t believe it has been a week since I last posted.Β  I don’t know how retired people fill their time each day but we definitely do.Β  Like I have heard so many others say, “I cannot imagine how I ever had time to work” !

Monday is usually my wellness/fitness update, but I am going to post that tomorrow to coincide with my sixty-seventh birthday. (Complete with before and after pictures. 😳) Hopefully, people will see how much healthier and happier I look. πŸ™‚

In lieu of my regular Monday update, I have a few bits and pieces of my last week to share today.

We had a short surprise visit from our granddaughter Maddy. She is SO grown up all of a sudden that it is hard to believe she is the same wiggly, giggly, pigtails flying tot of a few years ago.

And, I had not one, but TWO chats with Maddy’s older sister Genie this week. In Calgary, she was excited to be given the opportunity to do some extra promo work at the Stampede. She was escorting dignitaries around the midway, as well as a film crew making some promo videos. She had a lot of fun and was even captured in a couple of the videos. πŸ€— Now she is in Edmonton and counting down to being in REGINA next week. It will be great to have her back in town for a few days, even if she will be busy working. Any free time she has will be well spent sleeping in her own bed and visiting family and friends.

And then there was Molly! She grows bigger every day and her voice is coming in loud and proud. Her energy level is also growing exponentially.

Molly had the zoomies.
And the hungries!
And the messies!
And an occasional sleepies. 😴
We also had a furry little guest yesterday. He was not the least bit timid!
Our mystery plant is blooming like crazy!
And our garden is coming along nicely! If blossoms are any indication, we will have tons of tomatoes, cucumbers, and zucchini.

That’s all for today and this past week. Take care and have a great day!