Friday, December 29, 2006

Steve & Edie's Friday saga

No, not the singers from the 50's and 60's!

Well I almost did her in today. From the car to Shopper's to drop of Christmas photos and then walking through Circle Centre Mall to Zeller's for lunch must have been a 1/2 mile. I did let her rest on a bench about 1/2 way through though just in case anybody thinks I am trying to punish my Mother in law.

We got nail polish, slippers and pictures and a nice lunch. Here's one picture from Christmas dinner at Bob and Lura Mae's. Neil was taking pictures so he WAS there!

And Parker and Shawna stopped by earlier in the day......

Thursday, December 28, 2006

Hmm, winter's day with my Mother in law

Well now that you have laughed or cringed it hasn't been as bad as I may imply. I took Colleen to work, had breakfast at Smiley's Buffet, and looked around Peavey Mart for Christmas markdowns. I have some more lights and stick on window decorations. Now to try to stay out of trouble. Hmm difficult? It depends on how charitable Colleen is feeling.

I keep noticing some of her, my Mother in law, not Colleen, forgetful things and then just when I am ready to add it to the tally of concern, I forget to put the gas cap on the car or forget why I went to the other room! Argh.

Okay don't broadcast this, but her tentativeness with almost all walking is more of a concern. Maybe not feeble, but at times close. Put that with frequent shakiness and the "Breeden sigh" I never know what I am going to encounter. I know there are no blog secrets so enjoy and be wary of judging someday you might be 83! JUST DON'T BE STUBBORN.

Have a great Day or evening depending on where you are.

Monday, December 25, 2006

Merry Christmas


A nice day so far. We will be joining Elizabeth & Neil at Bob & Lura Mae's in late afternoon for Christmas Dinner. Fun will be had by all.

I trust you are all experiencing Christ's love today!

We hope to hear from the Belfast crowd soon.

Saturday, December 23, 2006

December 23rd

Well Melissa is at Heathrow heading to Belfast in about 4 hours. I am headed to PA in a couple hours to get Colleen's Mom and bring her here for Christmas. I hope we hear from Jay and Julie. Haven't heard much since Sept. 29th, sigh!

For those of you that have a heaviness in your heart I am praying that you will be encouraged and you will be blessed with moments of happiness and joy.

I hope and trust that all who read this will remember that we celebrate this time of year due to the birth of Jesus. The excitement of a new life and the capacities of God's love for us are astonishing. Please revel in the wonder and amazement of the season, but also remember years later Jesus suffered and died on the cross because He loved us. The joy of a new birth is complemented by the joy of a love so great that He willingly accepted our punishment and died in our place.

Merry Christmas everyone.

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Thursday, December 07, 2006

Another week

Well another week, almost. pretty ordinary even though Colleen was away for 4 days visiting her sister Judy in Campbell River. Too bad they had almost as much snow as we do, but it may be melted or rained away in a few more days.

I got to attend another SaskTel Customer event tonight. A bit thought provoking to think I have been attending for more than 15 years! Hmm, more of those curious age realizations. I have made some wonderful business relationships over the years even though most of the people I see each Christmas have not had direct business with me. The personal dimensions speak well of many of the people in SaskTel and Saskatchewan. It sure builds my ego!

Well now to give more though to my weekend talk with my Power Hour small group. tomorrow night Zou and then Sunday morning Kids.

Saturday, December 02, 2006

Wow December 2nd

What a mixture of things this week.

The realization that I have 3 work weeks left in 2006.

-25 and new snow 2 or 3 days in a row!!!!

The first weekend entering our new church through the Main Entry. It sure makes it warmer and as the previous pictures showed BIG.

This week one of my Aunts passed away. She was 79 and has lived in Ardmore OK the last few years with her daughter. It brings back the realization I miss my cousins. I love all my family in Canada, but sometimes the childhood family heartstrings ache. And to top it off my cousin, Kathy Carroll, said she, me and my cousin Dean Robertson are soon to be patriarchs of the family now. OUCH! Not yet 57 and a patriarch! She will be 59 in July. I used to think she was so much older than I was. Why she is still very young!

Now I'm not sure my Aunts Neva, Ruth and Avis and Uncle Fred would be so happy to be counted out, but I'm sure they are quite willing to see us pick up the family torch.

Well enough for now. I should be more involved getting Colleen ready to fly out to visit her sister in Campbell River tomorrow morning. We should be at the airport about 6:30. Did I mention the -25?