Sunday, September 23, 2012


This week's episode of the Sunday Smile is brought to you courtesy of my daughter-in-law Emily, who came across these pictures taken by obviously amateur photographers.
I hope you enjoy them as much as we do.

Ugly Hand girl resorted to living in the woods to avoid the cruel stares from others.

 This young man was able to find a girlfriend despite the fact that he wears polish on his toenails to accentuate his lovely sandals.

She looks like a girl but her arms are just

Inspiration for both Sir Mix A Lot and Queen.  (The one likes big butts and he cannot lie and the other thinks fat bottomed girls make the rockin' world go round.)

"What do you mean, I have girlie legs?"

I know that the one thing is a kid's arm but I am not sure what the other thing is, either way, the girl on the right seems terrified it might touch her while the girl on the left seems impressed. 

This young man is quite the contortionist.  With that bathing suit I am guessing he's from Europe.

 Don't get your knickers in a knot, I am not posting photos of naked bums, just naked arms.  

 See?  It's just another bare arm.

 The fashion police issued this picture as proof that wearing stripes makes you look wider  than you are.

Saturday, September 22, 2012


From time to time about every two weeks or so I kidnap a grandkid or two for a few days.  Lilah seems to be the one that gets more than her fair share of visits mostly because her older brother and sister are now in school.  It doesn't hurt that I am her favourite person and she most times prefers to be with me than with her own parents.  I sometimes have to bribe her to get her to go home. (This in no way reflects on her parents who are kind and loving with all their children) As I was getting her out of the bath the other night she said "Mirror Nona." (the grandkids all call me Nona)

"Do you want to look in the mirror?" I asked.

"Yes" she replied.

"Who's that pretty girl in the mirror?"  I asked.

"Nona" was her answer.

Oh, she's good.

The very next morning she was up exceptionally early.

"What are you doing up so early little girl?"  I whispered as I took her down to the playroom.

"To see you Nona."she whispered back.

Well played Lilah, well played.

Here she is in her favourite coat and boots.  

Friday, September 21, 2012


I am not going to bore you with excuses as to why I have been neglecting my blog for so long but I will give you a glimpse of what has been occupying my time.

Visiting old friends.

William and Maia's first day of school.

 Hosting baby showers and attending some too.

Taking part in a service project.

Maia's 4th Birthday 
(and yes, I made the cake, just don't ask how long it took me.)

Sewing baby stuff for...

  this little beauty who just joined our ever expanding family.  Waverlea Francesca was born to Daniel and Olivia just a week ago.  She is a little doll and I was so thrilled to go and spend a couple of days getting to know her. She already has me wrapped around her little finger.  The cutest part was witnessing Daniel in his new role as a father.  He is also the most attentive husband I have ever seen.  He makes Olivia rest and attends to her every need including preparing all the meals and cleaning up afterward.  Where was that behavior when he was a teenager?  Better late than never I guess.
Welcome Waverlea!

Monday, September 3, 2012


The greatest news to hit our area recently was the announcement that our local Zellers was being converted to a Target store.  For those of you who have shopped across the border at Target, you'll know what exciting news this is.  We had heard rumours before but now there is actual evidence with big "Closing Out" sales signs splashed across the front of the store windows.  I can't resist a good sale so in I went.  I purchased a few items that were more than 50% off (score!).  There were a couple of items I left on the shelf though.

I personally have nothing against leopard print gardening tools...

and I may have purchased them if my gardener looked like this.  Who knew gardening tools could be sexy?

If only this went with my decor.  Notice that it is in my cart.  I found it in there after I had wandered away for a moment to use the price check scanner.  Thanks Olivia!  Really though, who would buy this? Enquiring minds want to know!