Sunday, March 29, 2009

Heart Spa Weekend

I attended a ladies retreat this weekend. It was held at Angels Valley Retreat Centre, located in a very scenic area north of Fort Assinboine. Us ladies were pampered with facials, foot soaks, hand waxing and nail care. We had fun making a rice bag and card scrapbooking. Oh and we ate.. had three yummy meals, were treated to a fashion show and inspirational food for thought. Now I have to catch up on my sleep, because tomorrow it's back to work!

Thursday, March 19, 2009


Getting a hair cut is always an adventure! One never knows how it will turn out. I think the best is not to have a really experienced person, because you tend to get an older style. Then a really inexperienced stylist isn't that good either, because she may not know what looks right on you. This week I had a different person cutting my hair and I think she did really good job. On top of that the salon was very busy the day I was there. So cheers to her!

Thursday, March 12, 2009


I think it was on Tuesday morning that the thermometer said -40C. That's very cold for March. Then this afternoon, just two days later it's +4C. Crazy, eh? Last week was another story. We had two snow storms along with very strong winds. I'm guessing the roads were a nightmare! I'm glad we didn't have to go out-of-town. A good time to stay at home.

Monday, March 9, 2009

Blue & White

I really like the way blue and white look in the kitchen. Well, mostly I like the glasses, cups and dishes in blue and white. Probably other colors look just as good, but right now this appeals to me.

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Small shelves

I was out shopping around for a couple nice small shelf or cupboard pieces to put in the office. It's kind of difficult to find something just the right size to fit in a small space. One shelf needed to be about 20x17x32"high, the other one about 16" wide. Anyways, I'm still looking for those two. I found a few neat pieces and took some pictures of them.

Saturday, March 7, 2009

New Paint

Last month my office was a mess! A BIG mess! The furniture was all in the center of the room and it was covered up with bed sheets. Try to find something quick, not a chance! People stopped in, they wondered what happened to the church office. Well... we're painting you know! That's how it all started. One should have new paint every twenty years of so, right? Also, I had the notion that I wanted to move my desk away from the door. Hoping it would be a little warmer when people came and went. And the couch should be near the door where people come in, not on the other side of the room.

However, there was the small matter of no plug ins in the other corner of the room. As well, over the years with all the new technology and the wires needed to make that stuff work, we had cords tacked around door frames and scattered around the floor. These should really be inside the walls. If it hadn't been for a certain electrician giving up his precious time to spend evenings and Saturday it wouldn't have worked out so well. In order to put the wires inside the walls and put in new plug ins, a long narrow piece had to be cut out of the wall on two sides of the room.

The plastering job was overwhelming. The painter was not happy, and the work now took two weeks instead of three days. Patching, drying, sanding, patching, drying, sanding, painting, sanding again, you get the picture. The air and the bed sheets were covered with the white dust. Well now ... every corner, and everything was covered with this white dust. Not a nice place to be, never mind work each day! And the phone was still on the other side of the room, on the floor, covered up with a sheet. Now that's convenient, not! But it did get done and now looks really really good. The new blinds are gorgeous too. No more dusty rose! Welcome earth tones. What a relief! I love it!