Friday, September 14

The Favorite Men in my Life

Photos of my grandsons, Brandon and Jordan, holding my great-nephew, Griffyn. Brandon is 12 years old and Jordan is 10. It seems like yesterday when we were changing these boys diapers and washing baby clothes on a daily basis. They grow so quickly. It seems you just turn around and they're young adults. Griffyn has changed a lot since these photos were taken. I will post more photos later.

This is Griffyn. He was born June 28, 2007. The first photo is of him when he was only a few hours old. The second he was about a month old. Surprising how much they change in such a short time.

Birth Announcement

My great-nephew, Griffyn was born on June 28, 2007. He is a healthy baby and my niece is so blessed to have such a good baby. Griffyn is sleeping through the night already. The photo shows pictures of Griffyn and also Griffyn and my grandsons, Brandon and Jordan. Brandon is 12 and Jordan is 10. It seems like yesterday they were the size of Griffyn and we were changing diapers and washing baby clothes.

Griffyn definitely makes me feel my age. Imagine having a great-nephew. I'm definitely a proud great-auntie.

Thursday, September 13

Accident Fatalities are Frightening

It seems that every day for the last two weeks that someone has died in a car accident. A mother was killed after she was in a collision with a truck. It was pretty freaky. She was fine and helped her 3 year old daughter to the side of the road and then went back to retrieve her cell phone. A truck struck and killed her as she was returning to her daughter.

A young man was killed when his car crossed the medium and crashed into the wheels of a transport truck. He had sneaked into town to see his young son. He had been charged with drug trafficking in the spring and had been banned from the city. Because he wanted to see his son, he stole a car and spent the night visiting with his child. On the way out of town the next morning, he was killed. He was 21 years old.

A man was killed when either he or a truck ran a red light and collided. He left behind a family who is mourning his passing.

And the list goes on and on... But no wonder that there's so many traffic fatalities. I swear that some people had to have found their licences in a popcorn box. They cut you off, run red lights, pass on a solid double line, screech away from stop signs, impaired driving and so many other senseless acts, such as text messaging and talking on cell phones when driving. Where are the days when people gave others courtesy and respect?

Something must be done. Cell phones should be banned in cars, period. There's nothing that can't wait and if there is, a driver should pull off the road at their earliest convenience to make or return a call. The courts in Ontario must throw the book at those who blatantly disregard the law.

When you drive, give other drivers courtesy and respect. Drive sober, do not engage in road racing and leave your cell phone in your pocket or purse until your car is in park. Help save lives.

A Beautiful Day

What a beautiful day it was today. Here in Ontario, it's been cool nights but lovely during the day. I've been busy writing web content, but have taken time to spend outdoors enjoying the more seasonable weather. This summer was very hot and dry and it's nice to have some relief from the heat, though the change came overnight.

Anyway, the day was good. My husband and I went shopping for a new stove. Ours has been burning oven elements since last December and we've decided that instead of spending anymore money getting it fixed, it's time to buy a new one. We looked, but didn't make a purchase. We're undecided exactly what we want, though we will probably go for something simple and inexpensive.

This evening I was invited by a dear friend to visit her blog here and I decided that it would be nice to start a blog of my own. Just somewhere to write down thoughts about my day and the things I enjoy.

I've been taking my grandsons to the farm Tuesdays and Thursdays since last March. It was lovely at the farm today. Sadly, we learned that one of the young goats died. No one knows why. Life on the farm is unpredictable, but little Mickey will certainly be missed. He was as cute as can be.

Time now to take my Alaskan Malamute, Meeko, for his nightly walk. Then it's early to bed in order to get an early start on my writing in the morning.