Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Been MIA for a bit...

Got a phone call from my daughter last week, she wasn't feeling well and wanted me to come over to the mainland for her. So I'm still here, I haven't been doing much for her, I think it was just a "I'm sick and want my Mum" thing. It's always nice to know your babies still need you, even if they are grown up (well she's still only 19 but a grownup just the same).

Unfortunately last Saturday morning my DH phoned and he had just received a phone call from one of our friends here on the mainland about another of his very good friends had passed away that morning. Such sad news, as this friend was one of my DH's best friends since elementary school. He had been fighting cancer for the past 2 years and we all thought he was doing really well but apparently he had learned just before Christmas that the cancer had returned and they only gave him a few more months. No one new about this and so we were all quite shaken when we heard he had passed away. Apparently he was taken into emergency during the middle of the night as he was having problems breathing and passed away by 9:30 am.

This man was one of the nicest and most fun loving people you could ever meet. His family was the most important thing to him and he loved his music. He and his wife married very young and have two beautiful grown children in their early 20's. Dave was only 45 and I just can't even imagine what his wife Barb and the kids are going through right now. When things like this happen it sure does make you realize what is important in your life. My DH is flying in on Friday morning so we can go to the service for our friend and then we will drive home together.

I can never understand why it is that there are so many terrible people in this world and nothing bad ever happens to them. Then there is this beautiful, loving person that everyone admires and loves and would never do anything even remotely bad and has everything to live for and they are taken from us far to soon. I've decided it is because God wants to surround himself with nice, caring, loving people not the horrible ones. So I believe that saying that "Only the Good die Young". So thank you for listening to me and to our friend....

Dave, I feel privileged that I got to know you and am able to call you my friend. You will forever be remembered for your fun loving spirit and your love for your family and your love of music. I know you are up there now watching the greatest concert ever with those rock legends who have passed before you. You are a wonderful person and this world is a better place for having you in it and you will be loved and missed by everyone who has known you! R.I.P. Dave, we love you!!  

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Happy Valentines Day!

Wow I can't believe it's Valentines Day already. I hope everyone got spoilt by their significant other. I know I did by my DH. Not only is it Valentines Day but it's also our anniversary - so my gift was brand new laminate flooring in my scrap room. I'm sure everyone is thinking "Well that's not very romantic." but to me it's the best present he could have given me. I spent most of last week clearing out all of my stuff in my scrap room and tearing out old carpeting. On Saturday my hubby and a couple of friends put all the laminate in - it looks soooo nice, I just love it! So yesterday (Sunday) I started painting my room and finished it off today. The only thing I have left to do is paint all the trim and get that put back on, then I can start moving all my stuff back in and getting it organized. Right now I have my computer desk and computer back in the room but it's sitting in the middle of the room so I could get around it to paint the walls. I can't wait until it's all done. I'll take pictures and post them when it's all finished.

I just realized that it's already past midnight so this post will show as Feb 15th instead of Feb 14th - so I'm a few minutes late with my Valentine wishes to everyone. I hope everyone has a great week! 

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Pretty layouts....

What do you think of my new blog layout? I think it's so pretty and I have to thank Ingrid of Cute Blog Layouts for this beautiful design. If you're a blogger you really do have to pop on over to her blog and check out all of her pretty layouts. You can find her blog here:Cute Blog Layouts

I've been having a crazy week for some reason. Well not really crazy, I just seem to have been running around a lot but didn't really get anything done. I think I've just been still trying to organize my scrap room and now we are thinking we might pull out the carpet and put laminate flooring down. I think that would be a lot better since I always seem to be dropping things on the floor like glue and stuff which really does not do a lot for carpeting. So I've just been going around to different places checking out pricing etc.

I did actually manage to get a layout done in between all of this running around. These are photo's of my DH that I took when we went to the Gun/Firing range when we were in Las Vegas. I really do not like guns but I told him I would come and take photo's. What is it with men and guns, I guess they really are still just little boys at heart. Oh well as long as they are not in my house then I'm fine with that. I've been trying to use up papers that I have had around for awhile, these papers I think I've had at least a couple of years. I always have a problem doing masculine layouts but this one didn't turn out to bad. TFL and have a great weekend!