Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Miscellany Monday, on Tuesday

1.This may possibly be, the worst photo ever taken, but I'm cool with that. The point is, you get the picture-pun intended. This was the view from my home this morning.  I asked if my husband had chains for Ranger Hill, because the old guys are Out West today to bring the cows home. This is how it was done in the old days and remember I am practically a Grandma. I was promptly reminded that at this day in age, everyone has four wheel drive. Riiiiiiight.

Shall I just pull out my bag phone? 

 Winter. is. upon. us. 
I feel like I took this photo fourteen days ago, and it was only this morning. Do you ever have a day when you look at the clock and it's 9:15, but feels like you have lived a full day already? Puuuleeeeease!

2.What do we do about that?

Embrace it.

I jest that it's time to start Christmas baking and realize that November is hot on my heels and it truly is almost time to start the masses of sugar infused, blobs of cookie dough browning up on pans. How am I going to keep up with my Mrs. Claus persona if Gingerbread men aren't practically walking around my house on November 1st?  Mercy!

3.Do you long love your land? I sent ATB financial a note today, seeing why in the heck their YouTube video showcasing and promoting Alberta's agriculture (and their bank of course) is not public? Ahem? Isn't the point to get it out there and advertise.

I'm tryin' to get it for y'all to see. I am. Really.

Fact is, I started this post early in the bacon and egg hours and sometime mid morning, after I wrote my note to the banker folks, I got a standard message back saying I needed to take this matter to my local branch. I'm guessing no one read my note. 

So, here is the unlisted video. You must watch it right now! I'm sure no one will sue over sharing an unlisted video. This is Canada, after all, we'll just apologize each other to death. 

The video makes me feel a tad prideful and sort of weepy hearted. 

Yes, I long love this land.

4.Big Girl has a pink rosined up rope.  She get's Little Girl atop her rocking horse, ropes the horse and hauls her around the living room. In the sweetest of voices she tells her, "Okay, it's gonna' bump at first, but you hang on! You can do it!"

For the most part I think this is okay, until I peer in from the kitchen and see that Myla Maloo thinks she is some sort of trick rider and is performing wild stunts while Big Girl hauls her around. I'm not sure whether to buy her a helmet or just a fancy sequinned outfit. 

Someone send help. The Wild Sisters are gonna' fly. 

5. Wal-Mart is overdue. I think it would be in their best interest to start a delivery service-that extends sixty odd miles. Don't you? Shall we petition? 

6. My tiredness is overwhelmin' me. Each night I want to post something to you all, and the day ends, floors are haphazardly swept and I can't see the 'puter for lack of being able to hold my eyelids open. My brain is getting mushier as the days go on. It makes me wish that someone would throw sixteen or so soothers in my bed and let me sleep. For a week. 

I never used to drink coffee until the second  daughter was born. It started out just small doses in a tiny Peter Rabbit mug, now I just get a small vase out of the cupboard. 

7.Thanks to this talented Auntie for the sweetie pie, old school matching aprons. They are worn nearly on a daily basis and are holding up spectacularly. Tay likes to remind me to, "Put it over YOUR BELLY and I will tie it up for you, if you can't reach. "

I weep. 

8.Go visit Cow Camp Supply for the most affordable wild rags for the winter season.  Support a mom!

9. Take note, painstakingly those lil' doo dads below my posts were put in for you non bloggers, or bloggers, or secret wanna be bloggers-whatever. They are so you can easily share things on FB, pin things, blah, blah, blah. The whole social media shebang. You should be able to click on whatever button suits your fancy. For you, AP, as per your request, directly to your right, you can just enter your e-mail address in that wee box in the corner and get my newest posts to your inbox. Keep in mind I'm technologically illiterate, so this is a big whoop, sorta' deal. 

10. Good night and peace to you, my sweetest readers. You give me comfort and courage. I don't tell you enough, I love you all. If you lived nearby, I would fry you doughnuts and we could join hands in this giant, sisterhood community gig. Mostly, you don't live nearby, so look out at that moon tonight, know a zillion other sister's are lookin' up at it, and remember to be kind, because we are all in this together. 


quintuplicatemom said...

I'm coming, I'm coming, for doughnuts and coffee. Except now it has to wait til spring, cuz I turned sissy with this weather! Seriously, I love every post. They all give courage, which is the whole idea, right?

fernvalley01 said...

I will look up at the moon tonight and hold out my hand, sweet friend!! With you in heart and spirit anytime . And I have no idea why they would not share that video!! Wonderful!

Anonymous said...

I'm one of the secret creepers who stop by every once in a while to read your fabulous posts!! This one makes me smile!! Ohh the land of motherhood:)). It is a trying place, full of excitement and surprises... More so blessings seen afterward, mostly because we are too tired to see them as so right away;).
You are a great mom!! And a great friend to many!! God has you working in ways that you don't even know.
Your sista from the east country,

fernvalley01 said...

well how cool is that? I watched it and commented that it needed to be shared and whammo it is now public! I am thinking they did listen to you after all

A Prairie Girl in California said...

right now all i want at 10:02pm this eve. is to back on your couch with that cup of coffee...
and yes, that video? = so.much.pride.in my heart.

the aprons- priceless!!
and I think Myla just needs a fancy-shmancy outfit for her riding career ;)

Lindsay(PACountryCrafts) said...

Is that YOU in the picture? I was just wonderin' cause I don't think I have ever seen a picture of you- your kids, your cows, and that beautiful countryside, but not you. :) Those aprons are CUTE!!!

It has been so warm we are spoiled, but they are talking snow for next week. That's the way it goes...

Oh, I am sooo tired- maybe I should start drinking coffee. I have a lot of those days that seem to drag on for.ev.er. You are right, though. We are in this together!

I am gonna go watch that video now!

Elizabeth Martin said...

Haha! I love the sequin outfit bit! Very sweet. We have a two year old nephew that Wade has corrupted - he now thinks he a bronc rider and practices falling from his rocking horse! Kids! Gotta love them!

Love the aprons! Can't believe its snowing!

Anonymous said...

I love donuts!! Count me in....ps...i love your blog...Hayley...

Daniela @Frugal Aint Cheap said...

wow snow! ...that's why I live in the South :) coffee and doughnuts sound really good right now!

Nell said...

Brrr...looks cold on your place today. I could do without the snow for a few more weeks. I'm not ready, yet!

Loved the video, and the precious matching aprons. It inspires me to make matching aprons for me and my girls.

Stay warm and toasty!

Steph said...

It's going to be 80 today, and I may get sunburned in the cotton field. If you need an escape, feel free to come way south of the border, and I'll fix you some doughnuts!

Rachel said...

In this horrid heat we are still having, it's really kinda nice to see that cold looking picture of snow!

You Littles are SO stinkin' cute!!

Love your matching aprons, I'm sure there is lots of cookies or cakes to be made while wearing those! Love it!

Hope your day has been blessed, friend!! :)

Bonnie said...

Love the aprons!! Snowed on the foothills yesterday. Supposed to be snow on the ground when we wake up tomorrow. Do you think if I just don't go to sleep that it won't materialize?

Colleen said...

Ohhhhh brrrrrrrrr!:) I miss Canada!:) I have got to say how precious those aprons are too! Well enjoy all your Christmas baking, I sure wish you could send some in the mail.;)

Kristin said...

absolutely *love* this post and you dear girl!! i'm heading over right now for the doughnuts...the flying snow or different country living can't keep me away forever! ;0)


Jennifer said...

Ok, so you and that sweet little girl are both adorable!! Love the aprons too! So fun seeing a picture of you, lady!
Brr, that picture makes me want to curl up with coffee and a quilt. We finally 'cooled' off to the 50's, and had a freeze the last two nights.
Thanks for the shout! I'll have to tell my dad his picture is now in Canada! ;)
Oh, and I'm all for Wally delivering!!!

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