Saturday, January 29

It's Been A While

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It's been a while since I blogged again. I'm not sure where the time goes.

It was bitterly cold here for a few days. Now it's warmed up to the freezing mark and it actually feels balmy. It won't be long now until we see the first signs of spring. February is a short month and I'm glad. In March the snowdrops and crocus should begin to bloom. I can't wait to get out in the garden. I didn't get to do anything at all outdoors last year. I was still recuperating from the heart surgery. This year I can do so much more than I've been able to for a long least I hope so and am going to give it a good try.

Hubby's van broke down one of the nights it stormed. Thank goodness he was only nine blocks from a service station. This time it was the alternator. The tow truck cost $100 and that was a shocker. We haven't needed a tow truck for years, so had no idea the cost. Then the alternator for a refurbished installed was $307. That knocked our socks off again. Thank God for angels of mercy here on this earth.

Brandon is off school until next Friday. He tried his end of semester exams this Wednesday and Thursday. He has an entire week off of school and he is happy about that. Jordan is jealous. He is in grade 8 and so he has to go every day except for Thursday when the teachers have meetings all day.

Other than that, no other big news here. Life isn't very exciting during the winter months. I'm hoping to get by and visit all of you soon.


  1. Hello Mary
    I'm sure as the weather picks up you will improve as each day goes by. As you say you'll enjoy the Spring with its slighter warmer days and the promise of flowers in your garden
    Take care

  2. I'm with you... wishing for the warmer weather... I know Brandon will enjoy his time off... poor Jordan.. I'd be jealous too! ((hugs))

  3. I'm happy to hear your thoughts of Spring coming. I'm ready!
    I don't blame Jordan for being bummed about Brandon having time off - I would too!

  4. It's nice to see you check in again, glad you are surviving winter. Ours has been quite mild but the rest of the country has been miserable. I think we could all use a dose of spring!

  5. Good to see you ..... I have been down almost 3 weeks now..... This is the sickest I have been in years and years.... Had Dennis worried....... BUT I am on the road to recovery and even worked outside yesterday with Chris and Tara cutting down trees and stacking the logs.. I bet I will be a sore little puppy tomorrow.... You hang in there girl..... We are all going to feel better when we are out in the sun...... Seems this winter has been long and cold.....

    Love ya girl....

  6. I emailed you a new email with a new 'subject line'...hope it arrived.

    As for waiting for Spring...I too can't wait. That's why I'm cleaning house NOW come Spring, I'll be outdoors working the gardens.

  7. I dunno, Mary: sometimes the shortest month seems awfully long to me. We also have to wait a little longer for the spring bulbs here in Eastern Ontario.

  8. Lets just hope the ground hog is right and spring is just around the corner.......

  9. Good morning, dear Mary:-)

    It's been really frigid over here so I haven't been going out very much. You're right, makes for a very boring winter! lol I can't wait to be able to start traveling again but that probably won't be until the end of March or so.

    Oh dear, so sorry to hear that the van broke down again. It's hard to save up money when the vehicle keeps costing so much:-( I'm having a hard time with my heater in the car so will probably have to spend money to get that checked out!!

    Take care dear friend. xoxo

  10. Amazing how those little crocuses can make us smile and boost our mood. They are so sweet but it's going to be a while before we can even think about them. We are snowed under! Sorry you are having trouble with the van, that's the pits. Does cost an awful lot for towing here too. Take care and spring will be here before we know it!! xoxxo