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!

November 29, 2011

Rain Blah....

Well, Monday is over already, the weekend went by way too fast...it seems that this year has flwon by way too quickly! I am hoping that all of my American friends had a wonderful and blessed Thanksgiving holiday with their family and friends!
The forcast here for the next few days is rain...yuck! Than possibly snow :P i know we have lucked out so far this November, it's been relatively mild with only a few really chilly days but I am sure not looking forward to seeing white stuff.
I was forutunate to have the house to myself on Saturday, hubby took the kids to the inlaws for the day since he was helping his dad put up siding on their new home. Although it was peaceful, it became kind of boring... I look forward to some quiet time without the kids but it ends up feeling strange not having to hear them bickering or pestering me every second for this or that. I must sound lame, lol. Oh well, I did manage to put the Christmas tree up minus the decorations. I am waiting for Autumn the kitty and Roxy the beagle to get used to the tree since this is their first Christmas. I am so glad I did that because the tree has been knocked down a few times with the branches pulled out ( thank goodness for artificial trees!) and Roxy is stealing scented bowl fillers and my Christmas picks that I have places in my crocks and chews them, especially the pinecones, lol. I can honestly say this is going to be an interesting holiday season :)
Little by little I will pull out the decorations and get them set up. I am almost finished my Christmas shopping...yippee, and its not even December yet!! Kaedyn is being a bugger and sneaking peaks at the presents and contantly searching for them. I think I will wrap them up and store them at grandmas ( well I already told the kids daddy took them there, lol) ...uggh, there always has to be one kid that tries to spoil it :(
my daugher Alexis finally got her first job and is working at the Durham farmers Co-Op, she started 3 weeks ago. She is so happy and works hard and the pay cheque is good! she has also been responsible enough to pay me back for some of the money she has borrowed lately and is excited to be able to buy Christmas presents with her own money. I am so very proud of her and things have been so much better between us lately :)

Well, I guess I should go put some more wood on the stove and try and get some sleep, listening to the rain fall on this old tin roof...it is comforting :) I am hoping to be back on here to post again this week if all goes well!

Have a blessed week everyone and take care,

Hugs, Trish

November 20, 2011

Hello my friends, it's been awhile! I have been without a computer and have not been able to catch up on everyone's blogs. I have a laptop now that my daughter told me was really really slow but I am finding it to be working not to badly so here I am :) I hope everyone is doing well and I have really missed being able to read everyones blogs. Things here have been busy for me and I seem to never have enough time. We had our first taste of snow Friday and I did not like it one bit!! It has all melted now but I am really looking forward to winter at all. Our doggy Roxy is adjusting well and being a typical beagle...it's like having another child in the house, lol always runing around to see what she is into. She likes garbage and we have had to do some hiding of the garbage can and she can jump a 3 and a half foot wooden half door gate to get into the woodstove room to get to the kids back packs with food in them. She loves to snuggle though and give loads of kisses, we just have to know what she has eaten before we let her kiss us since she loves the litterbox and mice :P Our kittens are growing fast and are ready for new homes already. We have found a nice home for 2 of them. I would love to keep at least one of them but they are male and we have all female cats so that would mean getting a male fixed...we shall see.
The big final NASCAR race is on Sunday and my boys will be glued to the t.v. hoping Tony Stewart will win! I may just have to watch some of the race even though I'm not into NASCAR too much, lol.
I have been getting to some auctions lately, every Friday evening at 5 there is one just 10 mins away from us. It's a bit of a scramble for me as I have to dinner ready early and I have to take 3 kids with me since James isn't home from work yet but we have fun! I have gotten some more enamel/graniteware and some primitive wooden bowls and mashers etc. I even got a wood jam cupboard that I am going to put our stereo system in to hide it, all I need to do is cut out some holes in the back for the cords. Much nicer than the ugly black cabinet with icky glass doors that I hate so much.

Well it's late here and I should be off to bed. Just wanted to post to say that I am still alive!
Hoping you are all having a fabulous weekend and take care!

Hugs, Trish :)