Friday, September 19, 2014


Good morning!  I hope all of you are well and the sun is shining where you are.  I know for part of America, there are wildfires and floods.  I hope if you reside in those places, you are safe.

I think I might be one of the few Americans that stayed up last night and watched the voting in Scotland. I am pleased that they voted to stay.  I read there are promises that are to be carried out and I hope that they happen.

What do you think would happen if some of the states wanted to break away from the United States? Would it ever happen?  I'm not sure if I would want to be witness to it happening.  I think that there would be much violence and it would become a great hardship on the people that lived there.  In a country that has been trying to convert to the metric system since I have been alive, I think that breaking away would never happen.

Changes are happening in our little home.  Next Friday will be Laura's last day in public school.  We have thought long and hard about it and she will be finishing her high school years online.  She hadn't been in public school until grade 7 and while she is getting all A's, the stress it puts on her and the inability to actually concentrate in a room full of talking people is really starting to make her anxiety worse. Off the scales worse. So, once again, she will delve into the home-schooling experience. She is really happy about this and she will be able to take more classes than at her school, which is a very good school.

Not much is planned for us this weekend.  I will start making hats and scarves today when my yarn is delivered!  I love getting new yarn!  It makes me so happy!  This is going to be burgundy and gold. Laura and her boyfriend love The Game of Thrones and these are the Lassiter House colours.  Hope I got that right.  I don't watch it and do get corrected when I get things wrong :)

I am going to leave you with a quote from one of my favourite Mary Englebreit  drawings.  Seeing that all of Miss Englebreit's drawings are not to be used anywhere else, I will not be able to show it to you.  The quote is from Brenda Ueland, who was a journalist, writer and teacher of writing.

If I did not have torn pants, orthopedic shoes, frantic disheveled hair, that is to say, if did not tone down my beauty, people would go mad.  Married men would run amuck.

Google the print.  Trust me, the picture is totally me :)

Until next time, many lovely days for you, my friends.


note: that is Lannister House.  Knew I had it wrong :)


  1. Hi Deb, thank you for your comment on my blog and your interest in the Scottish referendum. SO glad we are staying British! I thought I'd send you a link to my blog post about an easier way of knitting socks, as you mentioned being put off by using 4 too! :)

    Off now to google the Mary Englebreit drawing!

    Hope you're having a good day, xx

  2. Hi there, I followed your comment to here and then realised with horror that I hadn't replied to your email ages ago. I'm so sorry about that and not sure what happened at all. Probably my erratic mind. Anyways did my parcel to you ever arrive?

    Scottish thing was endless here. My girls had had enough after a very long assembly about it at school, but they enjoyed the Scottish lunch and the German RE teacher wearing a kilt! Mixed feelings here as think they have every right to independence as the British took whatever they liked in the past and that maybe needs rectifying, but I think they would have suffered economically. Think Cameron was just concerned about losing the oilfields. X

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  4. He'll Deb, nice to find you. You were so kind and visited my blog a few weeks ago and somehow I missed coming to find yours at that time, but I will now be following you on bloglovin now so will be able to join you regularly. Have a lovely Sunday! X

  5. Hi Deb, thank you for visiting my blog and leaving a kind comment. My son has suggested we watch Game of Thrones on DVD through the winter (we do this with various series), although I am ignorant about the plot. I have mixed feelings about the outcome of the Scottish vote. Huge changes like this rattle me and make me worried what will happen to the ordinary citizen while the dust settles. I can't say I'm not thankful that they decided against leaving, but I also think they deserve their independence as well. We have this debate often with respect to Quebec splitting from the rest of Canada, and also BC has a real case for it as well. I'd hate to see any of our provinces break away. Who knows what's in the future. Enjoy your week. Wendy x