About ermabclone

A 58 year old mother of 3, grandmother of 4 (so far) who likes to travel, sew, knit, garden and read.

Birthday Pasta and Mom

I uploaded photos this morning. We all had a good time last night e en though A didn’t let the girls stay for supper. We celebrated Maddys birthday today. MB made rigatoni with homemade sauce, sausages and homemade meatballs. And garlic bread. I made Caesar salad. D and B brought the cake. #1 Son was working and T was sleeping. Again, I am so full.

Bro and Di went to see mom today and she was the exact opposite from yesterday, she kept falling asleep, they couldn’t keep her awake. It’s like she was on a high yesterday and a low today. I’m going to call tomorrow and see what they are giving her.

Moms Move & St. Paddy’s day dinner

Sat. March 17 – on Monday I did income tax and uploaded photos for the new church website all day.  Then I went to the dentist after supper. It was another hour and a half in the chair!!  Geez.

On Tuesday we got a call that we can move Mom into long term care at the retirement home in Btown. We are happy as their will be more staff to look after her better and it is cheaper and she can write it off her income tax. So on Thursday morning we met Bro and moved her and her clothes. It is a nice place with a big window and nice views. There is so much more going on, and they will take her to do stuff like bingo or whatever. At the other place she was stuck in her room by herself all day except when they came to take her to a meal.

On Thursdaythe sale of #1 sons house went through and their purchase of new house is March 27.  It was also Maddys birthday, she turned 14.

I got my prepaid visas yesterday so can go get my new phone. We are taking a chair, small table and a couple of lamps to moms todayand check on her. Win got a small pretty pink hydrangea in a pot to take up to her. And we got a small bouquet for the staff at the Old retirement place as a couple of them were really upset to see her go. The one was crying as she has looked after her for a long time, even when she was over In the condo.

Friday night I picked up a couple,e of ladies from church and we went to a pizza and movie night at the church in Btown. The move was called All Saints and was good. We had a look in the church as we had never been inside before.

We have a ham dinner at church for st. Patrick’s day today and Win helped arrange it and she has the girls dance school coming to perform at 5 and then dinner is at 6. A is saying the girls can’t go because Saturday is “his” night with them. Even though he takes them to every other dance out, they can’t go to this one. He’s such an ass! Win has already told the girls about the dance out and they know M and the kids are coming. She has tomorrow off so I told her to stick like glue to the girls and not let him take them anywhere else and just take them! And let the dance teacher know because she is on his list of witnesses. We’ll see what happens.

OMG! Mom is like a different person! She was talking a blue streak!  She was talking about her friend Mary’s funeral and how she didn’t think she could go because she had nothing to wear and she told me she had a muffin for lunch. As it was ‪10:30‬, I said I think it was breakfast.  I said do you like it here?  She said yes but it’s a bit quiet.  I said but there is lots more people around (we were in the common room and they were all in their wheel chairs).  She said yes, but they all just sleep all the time!  Then she started talking about some news she had seen on TV about a mother killing her 5 children.  She said they are giving her a big green pill that is hard to swallow.  Like she was so much more with it and alert so I think they have her on a new medication but I think maybe the dose is a wee bit too high. Maybe they could lower it just a bit.

i am babysitting the boys and will take them to the ham dinner later.  They played outside and got kind of muddy while I picked up dog poop.

Abstract photos, Icedogs & Peter Rabbit

It has been a busy week. Tuesday night we had an engagement staff meeting after work. Wednesday, #2 Son and the Goober came over with his 4 wheeler thing to fix. I went to Euchre night at the church. Thursday night, I had free Icedog tickets so me, #2 Son, the Goober and his friend went to the game for 6:30. It was good, they won 8-2. Friday night I worked late, Saturday I worked, then went to visit Mom. She wasn’t so good, i had to keep telling her what to do in Triominoes. They have a wheelchair for her now. The girl said she doesn’t eat much. Hubby bought the new carpet for her condo den and #1 Son helped him carry it up. I joined an Abstract Artistic Photography group on facebook. It isn’t open to the public, they have to accept you. There are some really interesting photos. I spend a lot of time looking through it. They had a “challenge” to post something all green. I posted by Costa Rica Canopy picture. It got 4 likes which wasn’t bad for the first time posting on there and there are almost 5000 in the group..

Today, Win and I an the girls went to Coras for breakfast, then went to church. I had parish council. They went to the park with the dog. Then we went to see the Peter Rabbit movie. Hubby had a nice roast beef dinner ready for us when we returned. A nice start to their March break. They are going to the sugar bush tomorrow. I will probably do income tax.

Abstract Photos and electing a new Bishop

Wed. Feb 28/18 – i had Monday off and Win and I went shopping for a new phone for me. I decided I should order prepaid Visa cards with my points from work to go towards it but now I have to wait 3 weeks for them.

I went to an Abstract photography class in Grimsby. It was quite interesting and the people were very friendly. We learned different techniques for lighting and backgrounds etc. After that a man showed his pictures of his trip to Ireland but they weren’t very good.

Sat. Mar 3 – Thursday I worked late and it was the last day for Rsps. Friday night we had an auction in the parish hall. Today, Pam and I went to synod in Hamilton to elect a new bishop as I am the lay delegate for our church. It was quite interesting. It started with registration then a service with Eucharist, then some speeches, then instructions on how to use the voting clickers. There was a break in between each ballot while they tallied the votes etc. There were 5 ballots before a majority in both “houses” (lay and clergy votes are kept separate) was declared. We really wanted Susan to be elected and she was! It was all over by 2pm. Came home and went to visit mom for a bit.

Family Day & stomach scope

Monday, Feb 19/18 Family Day.
Yesterday I went to the new minister, Pam’s induction at church. I took pictures. We had a nice dinner in the gym afterward.

Today we all went to the free skate at the Jordan arena. It was nice, not many there. We came back here and had snacks for lunch, buns and cheese, tomatoes, cukes and carrots, grapes and apples. We sat around the fire while the kids played cards and games. We had lasagna, Caesar salad, meatballs and coleslaw leftover from the induction yesterday, and cake.

Saturday, Feb 24/18. Hubby had a stomach scope done this morning and couldn’t drive afterwards. They said he has acid reflux so I guess that’s not so bad. After I picked him up, I went to see mom before work. Yesterday she fell, twice. The first she just fell on her knees but the second time, she hit her head and has bad bruises on her forehead. I called the doctor and he said he will go see her today. I have to work again as another girl needed to switch.

Sunday Feb 25/28 We have about 100 migrant workers coming for supper at the church. They play soccer or something in the gym about 4, then eat, then have a Spanish service in The church. I made coleslaw again as I still had cabbage left. I’m sad the olympics are over. I so like watching them. They made Feb go by fast. Very windy here today. Wind is cold. Will help dry things up though. Girls are at a birthday party in Welland.  There was a mixup with the times but the migrant workers finally got there about 6, had a beautiful service in Spanish with guitar music and then the meal afterward. We finished the dishes etc about 8:30.

Induction and Birthdays

We went to the pancake supper on Tuesday. I worked today and a guy saw my post on the bulletin board with an IPhone 7 for sale for $600. I really wanted the 7 Plus as the camera is better and it Turns out it only has 32 fb storage not 128, so I don’t know. He lives in Markham, so I could go visit Min and pick it up.

The new minister is being inducted tomorrow at 4 pm so will go to that and there is a dinner after. Trying to talk Hubby into going. Moms name came up to the top of the The Manor list so will probably move her there. Once they notify us for sure we have 24 hours to decide. It would probably be half the cost of where she is now.
Win is having Ps birthday party tomorrow at the YMCA. I am babysitting the boys. Will have everyone here for the birthday on Monday.

New House!

-#1 Son and wife were all set to put an offer in on the house with the turquoise bathtub (it had good bones but was decorated from the 70s and 80s) when another one. Are on the market, they looked at it right away and both loved it so put an offer in of the asking price $350 and someone else put a same offer in after them so they took their financing condition off and they got it! The house inspection is Thursday. It’s very nice and needs no work.

House shopping

Saturday was snowy and blizzardly so I worked on church books and stuff most of the day, Hubby shovelled driveways. Watched the olympics all day.

My back is sore today from tobogganing yesterday after church. Don’t think I should go tobogganing anymore. LoL
D and T put an offer in on a dead guys’ house. At first they heard it was suspicious and then that he got beat up and died at home but now found out he committed suicide, but  the offer came back too high. #1 Son wants to make another offer but T thinks it is bad luck. They are looking at another one today that is less money but is decorated from the 70s or 80s so will need a lot of wallpaper stripped off and painting. It has a turquoise bathtub LOL.   They were looking at one yesterday and Mason fell on his face and cut his chin open.  They had to go to the hospital and they glued it shut. That is why they didn’t come tobogganing.


Piano and Full Moon

Cold but clear today. I advertised moms piano at work and I have guys coming to pick it up this morning so that is good. We are meeting R and D for supper at the cats caboose and then going to see a movie. They wanted to see jumanji (blah) and since Hubby is going I guess that’s what we will see.

The full moon hit yesterday, just crazy people and problems.  One lady came in and said she deposited 50k in 2005 and hadn’t taken any out so it should still be there and it wasn’t lol surprise surprise. Our records only go back to 2008. I said you’ve received a statement every month for the last 10 years and never asked before now? Just crazy!

i went to Moms for a short visit and set up preauthorized for her care.  They said she had fallen out of her chair but not hurt herself.  They think her chair is too high, Bro and I think it is too low. He thinks his sis in law has one.  We will go his house tomorrow to take the bookcase etc.

Vestry, condo clean, house offer

Sat. Jan 27, 2018 ~ We had an auction in the church hall last night but I didn’t buy anything. I worked today and then met Hubby at Moms condo and we got a few more things and then went to visit her for a while.

Sun. Jan 28 ~ We had our Vestry meeting and it was over in less than an hour. I volunteered to be the Delegate to Synod because I wanted to vote for the new bishop. I didnt realize it was a 2 year stint though!

Monday Jan 29 ~ On Thursday morning, #2 Son, Hubby and I went to Moms condo and we cleaned all the rest of the furniture and stuff out. We just bunged everything into boxes. We filled my car, Hubbys truck and #2s truck. We only left the piano and a file cabinet. We dumped everything into our dining room. So today I started going through it all and sorting into boxes to go to auction, value village and the dump. Win came over and sorted out her CRA problem. She discovered she didnt owe them any money after all which was good.

After supper #1 Son and wife asked Hubby and I to go and look at a house they want to buy. We actually looked at 2. THey put an offer in on one but quite a bit lower than asking price as it had a bad leak in the basement.

Tuesday, Jan 30 ~ After supper I met Rev Pam at St. Toms for the meet and greet the candidates for bishop. They each gave a 5 minute or so speech. And then there was time to ask them questions. It was quite interesting. I had had 2 in mind that I would vote for but after the speeches, I changed my mind on one.

#1 Sons offer on the house came back too high and their second offer wasnt even answered. It has a pool and I am just as glad that they didnt get it. I think it would be too much for them.