Wednesday, October 22, 2008

My goodness !!! Time sure flys. I haven't been blogging much lately and I apologize for not getting back to you guys much sooner. Things are hectic at the moment. We are in a scramble at work to try and find a new book keeper. Our hours were dropped to 4 days a week because work is slow due to a fragile economy. Then I got spun into a whirlwind of work starting November 1st. I went from 5 days to 4days, and now its 6 days full time. This morning we had a meeting and now it looks like my days are back to 5 days and 8 hours per day instead of 7 per day.....I'm confused.....

So lets step outside of my little confusion bubble and enjoy some funnies for the day :-)

What's the difference between chopped beef and pea soup? Everyone can chop beef, but not everyone can pea soup!

A magician was driving down the road..then he turned into a drive way...

Why don't aliens eat clowns. Because they taste funny.

What do you call a fish with no eyes? A fsh

Two snowmen are standing in a field. One says to the other : "Funny, I smell carrots too".

What do you get when you cross an elephant and a rhino? el-if-i-no

Two peanuts walk into a bar. One was a salted.

Saturday, September 13, 2008

I got this by e-mail.

A child was told to write a book report on the entire Bible. I wonder how often we take for granted that children understand what we are teaching???

Through the eyes of a child. Children's Bible in a Nutshell.


In the beginning , which occurred near the start, there was nothing but God, darkness, and some gas. The Bible says, 'The Lord thy God is one, but I think He must be a lot older than that. Anyway, God said, 'Give me a light!' and someone did. Then God made the world.

He split the Adam and made Eve. Adam and Eve were naked, but they weren't embarrassed because mirrors hadn't been invented yet. Adam and Eve disobeyed God by eating one bad apple, so they were driven from the Garden of Eden. Not sure what they were driven in though, because they didn't have cars. Adam and Eve had a son, Cain, who hated his brother as long as he Was Abel. Pretty soon all of the early people died off, except for Methuselah, who lived to be like a million or something.

One of the next important people was Noah, who was a good guy, but one of his kids was kind of a Ham. Noah built a large boat and put his family and some animals on it. He asked some other people to join him, but they said they would have to take a rain check.

After Noah came Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. Jacob was more famous than His brother, Esau, because Esau sold Jacob his birthmark in exchange for some pot roast. Jacob had a son named Joseph who wore a really loud sports coat.

Another important Bible guy is Moses, whose real name was Charlton Heston. Moses led the IsraelLights out of Egypt and away from the evil Pharaoh after God sent ten plagues on Pharaoh's people. These plagues included frogs, mice, lice, bowels, and no cable. God fed the Israel Lights every day with manicotti. Then he gave them His Top ten Commandments. These include don't lie, cheat, smoke, dance, or covet your neighbor's stuff. Oh, yeah, I just thought of one more: Humor thy father and thy mother.

One of Moses s' best helpers was Joshua who was the first Bible guy to use spies. Joshua fought the battle of Geritol and the fence fell over on the town.

After Joshua came David. He got to be king by killing a giant with a slingshot. He had a son named Solomon who had about 300 wives and 500 porcupines. My teacher says he was wise, but that doesn't sound very wise to me.

After Solomon there were a bunch of major league prophets. One of these was Jonah, who was swallowed by a big whale and then barfed upon the shore. There were also some minor league prophets, but I guess we don't have to worry about them. After the Old Testament came the New Testament. Jesus is the star of The New Testament. He was born in Bethlehem in a barn. (I wish I had been born in a barn, too, because my mom is always saying to me, 'Close the door! Were you born in a barn?' It would be nice to say, 'As a matter of fact, I was.')

During His life, Jesus had many arguments with sinners like the Pharisees and the Republicans. Jesus also had twelve opossums. The worst one was Judas Asparagus. Judas was so evil that they named a terrible vegetable after him.

Jesus was a great man. He healed many leopards and even preached to some Germans on the Mount. But the Republicans and all those guys put Jesus on trial before Pontius the Pilot. Pilot didn't stick up for Jesus. He just washed his hands instead.

Anyway's, Jesus died for our sins, then came back to life again. He went up to Heaven but will be back at the end of the Aluminum. His return is foretold in the book of Revolution.

Friday, August 29, 2008

Okay, keeping with the bird thing ( lol) this one is for LZ. What type of bird is this ? We seen it on our lot at work. It was here for about 2 days, and then left. We haven't seen it since. It was hard to get a picture of it because it kept hiding and flying away.

Ignore the date on the camera ( it is wrong). If only March was bare ground( I think not). We still had a ton of snow here. The bird almost looks like a Robin...except it was skinny, and has a yellow chest. I had to zoom in because it was on the other side of the lot. Every time I got close enough it flew away. What is it ? I'm sure they are around, but this is the first time I have seen one that close.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Awwww :-(
Have any of you ever had the pleasure of seeing a Snowy Owl ? Some other names for the Snowy Owl are Snow Owl, Arctic Owl, Great White Owl, Ghost Owl, Ermine Owl, Tundra on and so on. Anyways around here, I have had the pleasure of seeing them fly around from time to time. I see them perched on the street light, sitting in the fields ( usually out by the airport ) or perched on the light posts that guide the airplanes onto the runway. The hills and the mountains and of course the farmers field's out near the airport is the best place to see them. Well this morning hubby and I were driving out to his shop and unfortunately came across one on the highway. I guess he or she swooped down to low and got hit. It was quite sad . They are very big and very pretty. I was a little saddened throughout the morning. The one we saw was very similar to the spotted one here ( above ) so I decided to do some research and find out a few things about them from the internet. For example,..." A distinctive white Owl, their overall plumage is variably barred or speckled with thin, black, horizontal bars or spots. Females and juveniles are more heavily marked than males - adult males may be almost pure white, although they have up to three tail bands. Adult females are distinctly barred throughout, and have from four to six tail bands. Immatures are very heavily barred throughout, and dark spotting may codominate or dominate the overall plumage. Intensity of dark spotting varies with the sex of the immatures, females being the darkest. Juveniles are uniformly brown with scattered white tips of down.".....
So I guess the one we saw was a female, or a young juvenile. They certainly are a beautiful bird. Especially if you see a few of them together flying low. It is quite an experience. Anyway, I hope you enjoyed the small lesson on the Snowy Owl :-) the way, the pictures were taken from the internet, not by me personally. I do have 2 pictures but I took them with my cell phone and could not get close enough to share a good picture of them. Take care. Cheers !!

The Snowy Owl

Like a silent whisper the snowy owl flew into a winter wilderness
A thin shallow mist stretched over part of an icy lochan
A narrow stretch of pine trees laden with snow stopped close to the waters edge
In front of her the snowy owl saw the panoramic view of twin mountains, features softened with heavy snowfalls
This white illumination of timeless wonder and beauty was home to the snowy owl
As silently she had come silently she went
Tomorrow would be just another day

a collection of poems by David Morin

Monday, August 11, 2008

Okay okay...LOL !! NO this is not my van. This is one of my rentals from work. It was found awhile ago at the bottom of a ravine. We got money, and the vehicle was replaced with the same one, but I was still sooooo irritated when I came to work and they said okay Renae, lets take you to see what is left of the rental. Boy was I mad. Even the mechanics kinda stayed away from me as I walked around looking at this mess of metal with rather colourful words coming from my mouth LOL !!

The Caravan was vandalized, smashed up, drugs and alcohol were involved. The ignition was screwed up to make it look like it was stolen, then dumped down a ravine around 2:30 a.m. I was not pleased. It has all been settled now, so I thought I would share a few photos of what was left.
There were broken beer bottles inside, and a case of MGD ( what was left) thrown against the seat in the middle row. There were a lot of things found scattered around in there, including an empty can that smelled....'funny'....if you know what I mean.
Anyway, my theory is someone else was driving too fast, drunk and high with other people, they hit something in the front that screwed the left front tire, so they dumped it down a ravine and left it there. The police were involved and had an idea already of who the driver was. Soooo.....anyone looking for used parts ? LOL !! Take care and have a wonderful day :-)

Saturday, July 19, 2008

I have been so busy lately !! I am so sorry about my lack of blogging !!! I promise I will make it around to all of you in short order :-) In the meantime I'll share some photos of the newest member to our family. Meet ' Titus '......
Titus Pullo was born on May 5th/08 on one of the reservations northwest of Prince. He is a Black Lab/Wolf cross. I call him ' Chief ' as a nickname. I think he may have a wee bit of Malamute in his blood as well. He is a little cutie patootie :-)
He has a big name to grow into....but he also is going to be a big dog :-)
I guess he decided to change the program...LOL :-) These two pictures he is playing with my friends dog ' Angel '.
Hope you enjoyed the pictures . He is soooooo cute :-)

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Little banged up beauties aren't they...LOl !!

Ok, now for some fun :-) Here are a few photos from the latest smash up crash up hit-to-pass that is held every year at our friends house. They have around 70 acres, so the races are on a homemade track down the property near the back. I had to have someone drive for me because I was at work and couldn't make it in time. But thats ok, there were still plenty of races going on when I got there, and lots to do.The pit...LOL !! You cannot spend more than $200.00 on a car, and it must run....somehow LOL !!Hubby ( white shirt and white hat) down in the pit keeping the cars running.
Lots of dust....Neil ( hubby) and the host of the event. They got distracted by something out there....not doing a good job of watering the track. They had a water truck, but the pump stopped working so they had to drag out the mini water tank and the 4-wheeler instead.
the green car stopped it was pushed off the track over to the pit to be saved....This guy flipped right over....don't worry, he was fine. Laughing in fact...
pulling it off the track...
The cheerleaders....The flag station...Ashley....ready to rumble...RIP...Ashleys car :-(....another guy drove it...and killed her car...LOL !!) Hope you enjoyed some of the photos. We had a blast !!!

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

My little girl has graduated !!!

Ashley and StevenShe wore the Metis sash with her grad gown...Six more years and he will be there too :-)
Congratulations my girl !!! I'm sooooo proud of you :-)

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Ashley & Steven

Where does the time go !! It sure flys in the blink of an eye. I have been meaning to post some pictures of my daughters prom, and now here we are 3 weeks away from grad !! Holy Moly !! Now I understand what everyone has said about 'Enjoy every minute, the next thing you know they are all grown up.' Well here she is....all grown up.

I took her on her first day of kindergarden,12 years ago, and I'll be there for her last day of high school. Like all parents, we have been there for every milestone, every project, every problem, and every solution, boyfriends, heartache, and laughter. I know she's graduating , but then what ? She'll move on, work, then move out, get engaged, and then get married, then have kids of her own. Or the order may be reversed a bit, but she'll still move on. It's amazing how fast they grow up. My son is 11 now. Already I feel like at his young age, time is flying past. I can almost look him right in the eye. But , I am also only 5'1', so I think I can look most 11 and 12 year olds in the eye, LOL !! Steven ( in the photos) is rather tall, so I need a chair to stand on if I want to to be eye level with him, LOL !! Anyways, just thought I would post a few photos. The other girl in the burgundy dress is Ashley's best friend since grade 2. Steven is Ashley's boyfriend...then they are friends...then they are dating again...sigh...I get lost after awhile...LOL !!

Thursday, May 08, 2008

My Mom......

She is a nurturer, she is strength, she is love......

She is Happiness, Laughter, Life, Wisdom, She is everything I hope to be.....She is my Mom....I Love You !!

"A mother will lend a helping hand

until you have the strength to stand.

She'll pick you up when you are down,

when you need a friend she'll stick around.

A mother is one who listens well,

will keep her word; will never tell.

A mother never pokes or pries

but stands quietly by your side,

giving you the strength you need,

encouraging you to succeed.

A mother is one who can be strong

when you need someone to lean on.
You're more than a mother to me;a reflection of Him in your face I see,

a love that knows no boundaries."

Excerpt from ' More Than A Mother' By Kari Keshmiry