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I'm a mother of four grandmother of seven and great grandmother of three. I live with my husband in the house that we built with the help of my brothers and will have been married for 57 years this February.

Monday, September 27, 2010


 It was election day today in New Brunswick, Canada. I did my civic duties and voted. Voting is never my favorite thing to do but I feel lucky that I live in a democratic country and that I have that right still. Not so long ago, women had no rights. We've come a long way Baby...

I also did a job that I've been putting off all summer, and it's to start cleaning the storage shed. My son's stored some of his stuff in there and you know how it's difficult to keep everything tidy when it's too full and everyone just dig in to find their stuff and never put things back where it belongs and in no time you got  a jungle in there and it's down right dangerous to even venture inside. I'm far from finished but at least I started.

Yet another thing that I got done today. I made a pit stop at Wine Kitz and I knew exactly what I wanted  to buy. I paid for an Australian  Gewurztraminer full-bodied wine and it will be ready to bottle in late November. It's one of my favorite white wine, not that I'm a wine connoisseur by a long shot. I love red wines too but will try one later. Having them make it for me is so much cheaper than buying it from the liquor store. They get everything ready for me and all I have to do is sprinkle the yeast in the pail and when it's ready, I make an appointment to bottle it.  I'll have good wine for Christmas and will try to age some of it too. I still have some labels from the last batch I bottled.

Today as I coming out of The Bulk Barn and getting to my car, my daughter parked her van next to my car. My grand daughter announced that it was her birthday today and that she was 7 years old. My jaw dropped down to my knees. I had forgotten about her birthday with everything that has been happening lately. I handed her a bag of lollipops from my bag that I intended to fill the candy jar with for when they visit and said, this is for you. I reached out in my purse and took out a $20.00 dollar bill so her mom could buy her a pair of jean or something as she was on her way to shop for cloths for her. I apologized for being late and not having a present for her. My daughter announced that there was still one hour and thirty minutes before it was officially her birthday. My little grand daughter invited me over to her birthday party with her family and I rushed home to feed my calves earlier so I would not miss her birthday party and cake. I got back to town in plenty of time to have a great pesto pasta dinner and a yummy salad with tomatoes and capers and black Forest cake.  My daughter is a fantastic cook by the way .

Today I got things done but I still have not hooked a hoop yet. I'll get my 10 minutes a day in there later tonight. I had a great day.

Thanks for your visit and comments.  JB