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I'm a mother of four grandmother of seven and great grandmother of one. I have many hobbies and interests but gardening and rug hooking are my main interest at the moment. I live with my husband in the house that we built with the help of my brothers and have been married for 51years.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010


Although our Thanksgiving Day has passed, I remain thankful for a lot of things.  First of all I wish  a HAPPY THANKSGIVING  to all our American friends on this very windy day.

Today I have several things to be thankful for. First, I'm thankful that I could take a break this afternoon to go shopping. I hadn't gone out with the car since Monday because the windshield wipers had just quit when I was driving in the snow.  I thought that it was a fuse and asked my husband to check it for me today. I backed the car outside for him  and I gave it another try just in case the wipers would work, and low and behold they worked.

 I can't figure out why they quit on me while I was driving. They were not stuck or anything. Maybe it was my guardian angel who just wanted me to go home instead of going to the Co-op  on my way back from my doctor appointment. It was Membership Appreciation Week and a huge sale for members and it was super busy. So I take it as a good omen.

I'm thankful that my wipers are working again, that I had no new born calf today.
I'm thankful that I found some cute decorations at Value village and luxurious bath mat, a extra wide size 18 Pendleton wool skirt.

I got this white luxurious  bath mat, a large 15 inch rabbit that had a price tag of $22.00 for $3.99, a small stoneware santa and snowman and a couple of small rabbits and a bat candy dish for Halloween and a size 18 wide Pendleton  wool skirt. I'm thankful that I found some awesome bargain on grocery at the Co-op today. 

There is a lot of wool in this very large skirt. it's in the washer awaiting to be washed.
Stay safe everyone and thanks for your visit.  JB


  1. You are such a bargain hunter. Very strange about the wipers, but lucky they are working again. Its nice though that the rain took away all the snow.
    PS - happy calf-free day.

  2. Kim, we still have a little bit of snow left here and it's really windy today. I'm afraid that I suffer from bargainitis. I'm sure that it's an incurable disease. It's the thrill of the hunt. My Chinese horoscope sign is a dog so I must be a bargain hunting dog. Take care and stay safe. JB

  3. Thanks for the shout out to us American's. I am Thankful for a lots of things but mostly having a good attitude and no matter how old I get feeling young at heart! Were taking Maulie to visit my daughter and her husband and have a nice Thanksgiving dinner. Poor Morris will just have to stay home.I think Canadians are the nicest people.Cheri

  4. Hi Julia,
    You've found some lovely decorations. I especially like the big rabbit.
    I'm glad your calving is slowing up so you don't have to spend all your time in the barn.

    We are going to a local church for our Thanksgiving dinner. We decided to forgo all the cooking this year. Sometimes it's just nice to not have all the fuss.

  5. Seems like you had a good shopping trip, Julia. Love the rabbit and Santa. Altho your Thanksgiving is past I wish you a happy thanking day.
    I'm looking forward to dinner with my whole family and their friends.

  6. I wish I knew that Julia was coming over for dinner. That would be so much fun. We could sit and visit and you could tell me all about cutting up wool skirts for wool. It will be a nice day today as I get to have all of my kids here so it will be a wonderful day.
    I am thankful today that you started blogging and we have became friends.
    Have a lovely day today Julia,

  7. Thanks Cherie, for the nice compliment. On behalf of all the nice Canadians, Thank you.

    Steve, thanks for the offer.

    Pat,the handsome rabbit with the carrots was my favorite. I go to my daughter for Thanksgiving dinner too. It not worth all the fuss for two people. Hope your dinner was good.

    Doris, Thanks Doris for the good wish. I hope that you had a great time with your family and friends. JB

  8. Oh Farm Girl. that would be so cool to eat at your house even though you use Stove Top. Lol... I hope that you have a wonderful day with all your grandkids. Have a blessed day Kim. JB

  9. Now Julia, Don't knock the Stove-Top! Kim and I both know its yummy (and easy) HAHAHA It wouldn't be Thanksgiving in our house without Stove Top and canned jellied cranberries!

  10. Now Kim, I was just teasing on account of the confession, you know. lol...
    I use it too. JB