COUNTDOWN TO TORONTO BEGINS!
Expected Arrival In Toronto - 20
November 1, 2003
will you paint
November 3, 2003
Ok well I am home now and at the main computer :) We are back up and running. The lap top was stuck in numeral mode all weekend and so it was difficult to type. Anyway I got that fixed now. :)
Ok well, let's see here - today is
MOTHER AND DEENA'S BIRTHDAY!!!!! HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
They are both 21 AGAIN at least that is what they told me. :)
Funny they were born on the same day what an AMAZING birthday present!
We are going to celebrate their birthday this Saturday. I am taking them out to eat. Hmmm...we will prob need a chaperon you know how wild those two are when they get together and celebrate.
We are in project mode around here - as you can imagine! We are now, let me check here, something like 17 days away from departure! So lots and lots to do.
Most everything going on right now though centers around the BIG "I Love You" party for grandmother set for November 16th. Going to be lots of fun and perhaps we can even come up with some surprises! I will say this the paint brushes that I talk about, the canvas, are getting a GOOD work out! That is for sure!
and I dance, into the shadows of
darkness, as this valley I am in is overflowing with emotions. This
place, this place, it is a place that I have not been before
how does one's spirit dance to this
music, that I hear - these are more than just notes, for these notes
this song...this melody that is being
It is a song, not of this world, for it is
too beautiful to be made by man
November 4, 2003
Sunny outside today, really warm for November - 80 degrees+ October was pretty cool around here, I guess we are having October weather in November.
Nothing else going on, just doing those things that need to be done around here :)
Nice sunset here tonight :) Lots of feathery cirrus clouds, being highlighted by the sun going down, a nice pinkish purple horizon - very peaceful! :) I love a good sunset.
It has been a rough few days. The last week or so. Having to try and figure out what the next steps will look like. Then one of my friends is sick. I am worried about him and his mental state. It has taken a toll on both of us. I cry at times. I hate to see someone sick. I hate to see someone hurting. It hurts worse because there is nothing I can really do to help him. There are things that he needs to deal with on his own and work through as well. I try to be there for him. I am not sure it is enough though. I do my best.
It seems like these inner battles may never end. I know they will - I hope they will. It is definitely a struggle right now though. Somehow I need to slay the dragon.
And in the breaking news department :)
NEW CD RELEASE: FALLEN - SARAH McLachlan
Just picked up my copy...
BEAUTIFUL :) Music!!!! ***** Five Stars!!!!
November 5, 2003
Howdy Everyone, fighting a cold here, so I don't feel 100%. I shall survive of course! It is cloudy outside and a bit of rain here and there, no snow though. :( I guess that will come soon enough. :) I can't wait to see those first snowflakes, being the snow loving weather fanatic that I am!
OK, enough of the weather stuff. Not too much going on today since I don't feel well, just messing around the apartment and taking it easy.
I don't have an immigration update, at least not right now. Waiting to hear back from my friends in Toronto as to what is going on.
I plan on returning to Toronto on or around the 20th of this month. Will keep you updated as we move along! Maybe we can get a snowstorm on the way up there.
November 6, 2003
Low clouds and rainy here this morning. :) Looks like fall out there.
Still fighting this stupid cold, wish it would go away, guess it will in its own time.
So staying in most of today and resting I guess. Paul and Gil will probably stop by.
I spent most of the day resting, then went to look at a house with mother, then out to eat - Ryans. :) We met my friend John at the restaurant. I had a good time chatting and talking about everything that is going on these days.
November 7, 2003
13 days till I return home...
Another cloudy day here in Western Kentucky! Seems like November is always cloudy, no rain today though, but it is chilly outside.
Going to have lunch with a friend then back here to try and clean this place up a little bit, have not felt like cleaning all week.
Mariah and Danielle are coming over tonight to spend the night, so I guess the place better look at least halfway clean.
Still fighting my cold, although it seems to be a little bit better today. Can't complain though!
One more week until Grandmothers party, then I am heading back to Toronto! :) THE TIME IS JUST FLYING BY!
November 8, 2003
Well it is Saturday and the sun is finally out! It has been cloudy allllllll week! :)
We went to Chuckie Cheese last night, Danielle, Mariah and my friend Gil. The kids had a great time - OK, we had a great time as well. The place isn't JUST for kids.
Hmmm looks like the first winter storm of the season might be on the maps for this coming weekend, perhaps around November 14th or so for Toronto! :) Something fun to watch, hopefully when I get back we will be in snow weather! No snow for here though, at least for now!
Returning to Toronto on November 18th, 19th, or 20th. I am still working on the exact date.
The tornado book is supposed to be done this Friday! :) That is the plan at least. I am excited.
November 9, 2003
Sunday :) Should be a nice day, going out to eat with Deena and my mother for their birthday. We are going to Kentucky Lake to eat. There is a nice restaurant there called Patti's.
Well the picture is a bit too bright there :) The room was so dark, hard to get it right! Everything was decorated in Christmas lights! :) It was like being at the North Pole in Santa Land! :) Awesome, I love Christmas, my mother said I was like a kid in a candy store.
Everyone left full, plenty to eat. I
had steak, surprise surprise :) what else!
I guess everyone can tell when I don't feel well, because someone said there was not very many photographs on my web-site lately. :) That is what a bad cold will do to you! :) zap all your picture taking energy! Anyway, hopefully I will be on the upswing here in the upcoming week! We have enough other people sick and not well for me to be under the weather! Hope everyone is taking good care of themselves and my thoughts and prayers for each one of you reading this that are having health problems right now. Take care of yourselves.
THE TORNADO BOOK IS SCHEDULED TO BE FINISHED THIS FRIDAY!!!!!!
November 10, 2003
The tornado book is within 4 days of being finished!
Grandmother's party is now...6 days away - next Sunday at 4 p.m.
And we are now closing within 10 days of my departure back to Toronto :)
It seems like everything is coming to a head and a close at the same time! Very nicely done!!!!
19 Earl Street better be ready for some CHRISTMAS DECORATING!!!! BECAUSE I AM IN A CHRISTMAS MOOD!!! I KNOW ERICK IS LOOKING FORWARD TO A BIG DECORATING PARTY WHEN I GET BACK :) :) :)
OK, well hmmm on the whole Christmas Thing :) I am definitely headed for a Christmassy mood :) Lots to do, this week - never enough time - to do everything. Is this my last week in Paducah???? Wow.
A friend gave me a card that had the following saying on it :) Thought it was nice...
It's the friends we meet along life's
Tuesday November 11, 2003
The tornado book is within 3 days of being finished!
Grandmother's party is now...5 days away - next Sunday at 4 p.m.
And we are now closing within 9 days of my departure back to Toronto :)
Busy around here, going to get my hair cut this morning, have to be in Cape Girardeau after that to help Paul get his birth certificate, then I have dinner with my friend Bobby this evening. Unexpected trip to Cape. So lots and lots to do!
Still getting everything ready for the party this weekend, lots of hush hush surprises! :) I want this to be the best party my grandmother has ever had.
Wednesday November 12, 2003
The tornado book is within 2 days of being finished!
Grandmother's party is now 4 days away - next Sunday at 4 p.m.
And we are now closing within 8 days of my departure back to Toronto :)
We are officially now in full chaos mode :) Ok just count to 1...2...3 :)
I won't even try to comprehend everything that has to be done between now and well name the day :P Oh my! :) Things are coming along. But I can just feel the excitement building and the hmmm being anxious I guess, so many things to do, so many uncertainties. It is ALL coming together - one piece at a time!
This weekend is going to be NOTHING LESS THAN AMAZING!
Heavy rain here this morning. Stormy - nothing major though. It looks stormy up in Toronto though, after this storm things turn mild again next week. I am starting to get concerned about when Winter will arrive! :) I need my snow you know!!!!!
Thursday November 13, 2003
This Fall, this Fall, the beautiful
sadness it has brought to me.
This Fall, this Fall, being given the news
about one of my friends
there was silence, there were no
This Fall, this Fall, Watching Mariah, my
grandmother and my mother in Branson, Missouri :)
Oh how the days they pass us by
These words I write, they do not describe
where I have been
Perhaps, perhaps we are supposed to just
sit back and listen to the silence
Let it snow let is snow let is snow
Well we just got our first test of what is in the computer system :) about me
What has red and blue lights and go round and round?
Correct, a police car - hmmm 40 in a
30? Do you know how hard it is to drive 30??? Ack, I didn't even know
the posted limit, grandmother said she didn't think it felt like I was going
fast! Will that hold up in court? :) I should have told the policeman grandmother was in labor and I
was having to rush her to the hospital :) Anyway, this is what I get for
lecturing everyone for speeding all the time! WHATEVER - my first ticket
in hmmm 10 years :) ack!
Counting the days down. Counting the HOURS down now, as the surprise party is just a few short days away!!!!!!
And just a week or so before I start to head towards Canada - so we don't need any drama, natural disasters, terrorist attacks, border closings, hmmm or anything else that might keep me from departing! :)
It is windy and cold here this evening in Western Kentucky, not as cold as Toronto, where it is SNOWING :) light flurries :) My friends messaged me and gave me all the wonderful details!!!!
FRIDAY NOVEMEBER 14, 2003
The WEEKEND IS HERE! Today marks the beginning of three days of fun and surprises for grandmother! Can you tell I am excited! :)
Lots and lots and lots and lots to do today! Will update when I have a chance!
SNOWING in Toronto, the web cam below shows that the roofs are white!!!!! YAY :) Winter Begins!!!! This makes the third time so far this season flakes have been flying up there.
WOWOWOWOWOW What an AMAZING DAY! I wish I could share everything that is going on, but I can't because it would give some things away, but suffice to say...that the memories have already started for this weekend! This is going to be a great surprise party for my grandmother. WOWOWOWOWOW She means the world to me. She will always mean the world to me. There is nobody else on this planet like her.
One thing I can say is that grandmother received a very large group of flowers today, all purple and lilac in color, as that is her favorite colors :) They arrived this afternoon, signed only XOXO - mother and grandmother said they are BEAUTIFUL!!! I will get pictures tomorrow!
Tomorrow she will receive another SURPRISE, as we celebrate this entire weekend - 87 years of PRECIOUS MEMORIES!!!!!!
I just SMILE knowing what is unfolding here. I smile knowing just how special my grandmother feels and how special she will feel on Sunday! Can you imagine!
An Amazing Weekend, Already Starting, already underway!!!!
FRIDAY NOVEMEBER 15, 2003
WE ARE ONE DAY AWAY NOW!!!!!!
This is the day to finish up everything for the party that needs to be done! I am starting at 8 am and it will go all day.
Going to run over and see grandmother at some point, and check out her flowers!!!! ALL SMILES HERE TODAY!!!
Someone asked me if this is a birthday
party :) hehe...it is not. This is an "I Love You" party...it is
simply celebrating her life! Celebrating 87 years of memories!
Reason enough to celebrate!
I AM SOOOO TIRED. I have gone
all day and now it is 1 a.m. Sunday Morning :) Still going trying to
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