Saturday, October 31, 2009

Happy halloween!

Friday, October 30, 2009


Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Canadians are cool!!

Just got this e-mail from a friend. I don't know who wrote it, but if you know, leave a comment so I can credit it!

Great Answers

In France , at a fairly large conference, Prime Minister Steven Harper was asked by a French cabinet minister if Canadian involvement in Afghanistan was just an example of "empire building".

Mr Harper answered by saying, 'Over the years, Canada has sent many of its fine young men and women into great peril to fight for freedom beyond our borders. The only amount of land we have ever asked for in return is enough to bury those that did not return.'

You could have heard a pin drop.

A Canadian Admiral was attending a naval conference that included Admirals from the Canadian, US, English, Australian and French Navies.

At a cocktail reception, he found himself standing with a large group of officers that included personnel from most of those countries. Everyone was chatting away in English as they sipped their drinks but a French Admiral suddenly complained that, whereas Europeans learn many languages, North Americans generally learn only English. He then asked, 'Why is it that we always have to speak English in these conferences rather than speaking French?'

Without hesitating, the Canadian Admiral replied 'Maybe it's because the Brits, Canadians, Aussies and Americans arranged it so you wouldn't have to speak German.'

You could have heard a pin drop.

When Robert Whiting, an elderly Canadian gentleman of 83, arrived in Paris by plane he took a few minutes to locate his passport in his carry on at French Customs.
'You have been to France before, monsieur?' the customs officer asked sarcastically.
Mr. Whiting admitted that he had been to France previously.
The official replied, 'Then you should know enough to have your passport ready.'
The Canadian said, 'The last time I was here, I didn't have to show it.'
'Impossible, Monseur. Canadians always have to show passports on arrival in France!'
The Canadian senior gave the Frenchman a long hard look. Then he quietly explained, 'Well, when I came ashore on D-Day in 1944 to help liberate this country, I couldn't find a single Frenchmen to show a passport to.'

You could have heard a pin drop.

Canadians are Cool.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

I think Winter is coming very quickly. maybe even today.

It's very, very untypically cold for mid October. It's 1 degree Celcius (34 F) right now, with a heavy frost. Last year on this day, it was 19C. (15C the year before)The weather network is calling for flurries later. I could honestly cry. After a cold, rainy summer, a non existant fall, I think we are in for a long, snowy, cold winter :( I know I have been whining about the weather alot, but I just am SO COLD!!!!

Thursday, October 8, 2009

My son is turning into a young man

When did it happen? That chubby, short, giggling fellow has stretched into a tall, solid, smart 12 1/2 year old somewhere along the line! I have noticed such a difference in him the past few months, as if he is starting to shed his "little boy" skin and step into his "manly" skin. He has built a go-kart. It runs. fast. He has repaired a run down chicken coop, so nary a breeze will reach those lucky chickens. Did I mention that he plans to buy chickens? I can say Yes, and feel confident that HE will care for them after the three week glow has worn off.
Yep, I must be gettin old, starting to sigh about the "remember whens" LOL
He's making supper right now. Battered chicken, from scratch,(heehee) rice and corn!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Sunrise at my farmhouse

The sun has been lazy about getting out of bed lately. A month ago, she bounded up bright and early, eager to share her light and warmth with the buzzing earth, drawing plants, trees, crops up to see her smiling face each day. (when it wasn't pouring rain LOL) Now, though, she's tired of the north and is heading south for the winter. This morning, though, because the sun is later in rising, I had the privilege of witnessing a spectacular sunrise!

Thursday, October 1, 2009

It's coming. I can feel it.

Yes, the air is cool. No, it's downright chilly! 4C this morning. The leaves are starting to look glorious in their fall clothes. I think they'll peak in about a week or two. It was such a rainy,cold summer that seems to have turned into a rainy, cold fall. I hope this isn't a foretaste of what the winter will be like! I do miss the sun dreadfully and I hope we get a few good weeks of warm sun before that cloud blanket comes to cover southern Ontario until April. I do love a white blanket of snow, though :) just not the accompanying cold. I feel like I need to turn the furnace on, but I am just not ready yet! I am still waiting for SUMMER!!