William and Henrietta Boyd, picture taken before 1910

William and Henrietta Boyd, picture taken before 1910
The very first Boyd's to live in our home, my husband's great great grandparents..now I know where my youngest son gets his looks from!

October 25, 2010

Some things that trash to treasured, my newly painted door and the primitive painted antique table that I got on Sunday...

Ack!! It's been a few weeks! Did you ever have one those days that everything seemed to go wrong?? Well today was my day! Here I am trying to get everyone off to school on time without a hitch. The night before, I had everything ready as my 2 youngest kids were going on a school trip to the pumpkin patch and the forecast was supposed to be rainy. Well, by morning, we had a pair of splash pants go missing and our umbrellas had disappeared.Uggh! the story of my life around here. Anyhow, the weather wasn't too bad but I decided to drive my kids to the bus stop. I was walking out the door with a mug of tea cause I didn't want it getting cold, and after warning my oldest daughter to watch out for the dog poop that our Sam had just done....what did I do? Slipped on the wet grass and fell on my bum in the fresh poop! Yuck!! Right than I had decided, yep, it's a Monday, lol. So after I got home from the bus stop on got my Rhys on his van for school, I went looking for my makeup that I had put on this morning. Do you think I could find it? Nope! Brand new eyeliner and eye shadow disappeared into thin air. Okay, I've had this happen before but have found it in my youngest daughter's room. This time, I searched high and low everywhere and cannot find it. Something is playing tricks on me! I always have things disappear, and never end up finding them, ever since I started doing ancestor research 5 years ago. Weird things have been happening here. Given that this house is way over 150 yrs old and there are 4 generations of Boyd's that have lived here and it's getting near Halloween.... I thinks the spirits are getting a bit playful here on my expense! After a frustrated morning, I decided to go upstairs for a rest. I kinda like naptime when 5 kids are all at school,lol. Anyhow, out of the blue, one of my dogs start barking for no reason, so I went downstairs to find her barking and growling at the wall...I'm not joking! I call her to come upstairs with me along with my other dog who always sleeps outside my bedroom door but neither dog would go up the stairs and the one ran into her crate with tail between her legs and hid... they always say animals can sense what humans can't right? I head back upstairs and upon going through my kitchen I notice that my oven dial is on. I did not use my oven at all and there is no way that I could have turned that thing on...I'm getting more spooked than ever! I even got weird chills walking through my living room, the kind that raise the hair on the back of your neck. So I'm thinking my house is haunted by some good ghosts ( I hope), but I had a hard time falling asleep. We have a small cemetary on our lot and we've had ancestor's that have passed away in this house so anything is possible.... Around dinner time, my hubby calls from work and tells me our pickup truck that he left there over the weekend was stolen... can things get any worse?? I thought he was joking at first, but.... nope, he arrive home in the work truck :( So, I'm expecting a call from the police department and the insurance department in the morning and we can only hope that our truck is found safe and relatively sound... we didn't really need this happening now...sigh.... Anyhow, on the brighter side, this weekend I finally got my front and side door painted and i love the color! Even hubby who at first was a little unsure of my color choice said it looked really good! And I went to my first auction on Sunday, didn't get anything cause things were way outta my league, lol. Next time I need to bring someone who is experienced in going to auctions, lol, as I didn't have a clue... But on my way home, I did stop by a shop and bought a nice primitive painted table that I've had my eye on since May and it was still there, so I bought it. Now if I can just find my camera that a special someone hid...you know who you are!!, I can get pics up! Wednesday I have a meeting with a rep from AVON, just to see how much it costs to become a rep myself and earn some extra $$ from home...Wish me luck!! Anyhow, that's it for now... hope I haven't bored you all! Have a fantastic week everyone and may your luck be better than mine has!! lol Hugs, Trish

October 06, 2010

Hello my friends! Time sure has been going by quickly. I cannot believe it's October already. September was slightly busy around here. My two oldest children had birthdays on Sept. 27th and 29th. I'm feeling a little old when they turn 15 and 12, lol I am enjoying my every other day of having no children at home. Some days I just don't know what to do with myself though. I have to turn the radio on just to keep myself company. I have been puttering around painting a few things that I have picked up here and there. We really haven't had alot of sunshine lately so my front door is still not painted :( Maybe this weekend?? I have been doing some more decorating for fall, hopefully I will get a few pics up. Today I decided to make some homemade apple sauce with apples from our ancient apple tree. Usually this tree doesn't put out very good apples anymore, but this year they looked pretty good and were big. Of course when I was picking the apples, our horse Hobbins came running over to the fence looking for a treat so I had to give him a few. Now he comes over daily for an apple treat. Anyhow, my kitchen smelt really good today with apples and cinnamon, yum! And of course I got extra bored so I made a big jar soy candle scented, yep you guessed it, baked apple pie. Talk about getting hungry after my morning, lol.
This weekend id Thanksgiving weekend in Canada. I am so looking forward to cooking a turkey, and a ham and all the fixin's. Maybe I'll bake an apple pie too, and I want to make the pumpkin crunch recipe from the APP magazine, it looks so yummy! Being since it's a long weekend, we decided to "winterize" the house as well. We were asked to go in a family dinner but we have so much to do around here that there just isn't time :( We have to caulk and put plastic around the windows, fix the area around the doors to keep the wind out, split wood etc. and the list goes on and on. The other night it was really chilly so we started the woodstove... oh how I missed the smell of woodsmoke and the warm heat that it creates. I wanted to curl up in the woodstove room to sleep but somehow I don't think my rotti Jasper would like that too much since it's not a huge area in the first place. Maybe when I get that room fixed up I'll put a rocking chair in there and stay cozy on those cold winter nights!
The leaves are turning colors early this year and are all over the ground. So very pretty! When I was a child, we used to collect leaves and press them in between 2 pieces of wax paper with shredded crayons. My mom would iron them together and we would make placemats for Thanksgiving dinner. With so many leaves on the ground already, I think I might let my kids do that this weekend, keep them occupied, lol as well as being creative!
There are a few auctions coming up in the next few weeks that are local. I'm hoping that my hubby will take me to them, fingers crossed. I've never been to one before, but these ones look interesting and who knows, I might come home with something :D
Guessing that's about it for now. I hope each and every one of you is having a fantastic week and if I don't get back here by the weekend, have a wonderful weekend and to all my Canadian Friends, have a safe and blessed Thanksgiving Holiday!

many hugs, Trish