Monday, 19 December 2011

A Totally Awesome Photo Shoot It Turned Out To Be !

Develop the ability to forgive
Forgiveness is something that most people fail miserably at even though it’s so simple. Grudges only bring more misery to those who hold them and prevent good relations with the target. YOU makes mistakes all of the time so why not have mercy when others do? Remaining angry feels horrible while forgiving someone brings a refreshing sensation to the mind and healing to the relationship.Oh this Life Secret & Tip today is a "biggie" !  Develop the ability to forgive ?  Yes holding grudges must seem like poison to someone who does, eating away at them to what avail? to what benefit? to gain what reward?  and to loose a bit of one's self in the energy lost on the dwelling of a past situation that is usually long gone and over with ..... are we that self-centered at times, we might not see beyond another's actions or words that caused the hurt, that this same person might be hurting or in mental anguish themselves?Forgive towards others, as we are not perfect, forgive one's self, as you are worthy of your own forgiveness.    Keeping in mind always, our life as we know it is precious and to harbour a grudge can strip so much away from us in loosing what we could have back in a relationship with another.  Forgive and be forgiven.To go back into my Yesterday, I am not sure it was as productive as I would have liked it to have been, as I had to be pretty quiet, as my "Crabby Cabbie" had not gotten home until 4:30 a.m, needing a "whole" bunch of "de-crabby" himself sleep.  Not sure if the nine hours sleep worked this out too well for him, as it still took him a couple of cups of coffee and bringing in wood for him to work the crabbiness out of himself ... lol.My morning had been spent doing up dishes, two loads of laundry, cleaning up the corner area around the woodstove, and of course in and out with my much loved "pack".  I am pleased to say I did get to try out my new heavy duty clothes horse....

"I am so totally pleased with it, as it can withstand the weight of jeans with no problem whatsoever.  Lot of room to hang at least eight pair of jeans, if need be, with rungs high enough that a little "Miss Someone" can not help herself to the socks ! "

Fortunately it had snowed enough this morning, with me thinking this would be the best time to be taking "family" photos, so I could send them off to Family, Friends, and some Special Acquaintances, along with Merry Christmas and Happy New Year Greeting via email and Facebook.I had planned on Rob maybe being around to help me with this, however I think me and our "Checkerboard Aussies" managed together just fine ....

 "Bandit with one of his "all famous grimaces" going on here, not at all impressed with joining in on the Christmas Spirit at the moment.  LOL.   Lexus making the perfect picture of one of Santa's newest Reindeer members.  Ha,ha,ha, and little Missy Mercedes as one of Santa's newest Elfs (this picture taken a month ago, when she was still green enough for me to have her sit still this long, lol)."

After the "photo shoot" was over, I decided to load up the pup, taking us into Wiarton to do a bank errand and mail a letter.  While we were there, I decided it wouldn't hurt us one bit to go for a walk around a big block or two.By the time we arrived back home, my "Crabby Cabbie" was awake with his coffee, so Lexus and I helped him out with bringing wood in.  Once the wood was done, we headed on over to the Sauble Beach area where we had a little visit and gift exchange with my girlfriend, Colleen, and her hubby, Barrie.  While there, Frankie, their cat, was right into the Christmas Spirit.

"Isn't Frankie such a pretty picture perfect girl?  Colleen and Barrie informed us, the Christmas decorations on the lower part of the tree were made of plastic, with the glass ones much higher up on the tree.  LOL.  With having Mercedes this Christmas this is exactly one of the reasons we choose not to put the tree up this year !"

Once we arrived back home, supper was all ready for us, as I had put it all together this morning in the Slow Cooker.  What an awesome Roast Beef dinner, with carrots, potatoes, celery and gravey.

1 beef chuck shoulder roast (3 to 4 pounds)1 envelope (1 ounce) au jus gravy mix
1 envelope (1 ounce) onion soup mix
1 envelope (1 ounce) mushroom gravy mix
3 cups waterAssorted vegetables (potatoes, carrots, onions and celery)

1. Place roast in slow cooker. combine soup and gravy mixes and water in large bowl. Pour   mixture over roast. Cover; cook on LOW 4 hours.
2. Add vegetables. Cover; cook 4 hours more or until meat and vegetables are tender.
Once again an totally awesome meal done in my slow cooker.  Can I mention enough how much I love my Slow Cooker ?That was pretty much my Yesterday .... unfortunately I have, once again, forgotten to pace myself with Christmas just around the corner and so much having to be done in the way of baking and such, I am now feeling the repercussions.  I am thinking I must grudgingly "pace" myself in the day ahead ....remembering to forgive myself along the way, lol !Oh Mr. Wiarton Airport Weatherman, what up for today?

I hope we have a little bit of snow, along with safe travelling conditions for Christmas, hoping that is not asking too much ?  Maybe listening to the Celtic Women can make that happen for us ....

I am off and "pacing" towards a new adventure in my day ahead, "Just North of Wiarton & South of the Checkerboard".


  1. the crockpot is only available on Target and Wal-Mart, she said try Wal-Mart in Canada, as they may have it..........if not it will be coming to Canada shortly as it is a big success in the States,


  2. Great post on forgiveness, it is definitely more for "us" than them sometimes.. Love the pet photos! lol! They don't look overly impressed... My daughter put mini stockings on our cat and you can just imagine how much she enjoyed that! ;)


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