Saturday, 19 January 2013

Really? Another Wiarton Celebrity ?

 "It is always nice to rise in the morning to find there is still a good bed of coals in the wood stove to add to in the wee hours of the morn."

I was surprised how mild it had turn throughout the night.  Going out with the "pack" this morning to all the light fluffy having had turned to mush and water dripping from the eave troughs.  Heavy white mush.  By the afternoon it had turned to rain, and then back to snow.  Quite the "mixed bag" of weather it has been today.  I just hope the roads do not "freeze" causing me to worry about my "Crabby Cabbie" being out there this night.

I had a call early morning from my Niece, Joanne, would I be around today.  Finally we had a day working out for both of us that she was able to come for a visit.  

"Ha ! it even felt a bit like Christmas as we had both made something for each other.  I had given Joanne a Snowman Jar with a layered "Cowgirl" cookie mix in it, while she had given me a Snowman she had made from a Hot Chocolate can with a scarf inside she had crocheted for me.  Is it not beautiful? it is a new to her stitch she had tried.  I LOVE it !!! "

Joanne has been taking a full time course through the Canadian Red Cross for a Personal Support Worker.  She had brought along a couple of items of interest with her.

"The Planning Guide, she had been advised by the Chesley Funeral Home Director, can be picked up from any local Funeral Home.  It is a booklet where you can complete all areas of details for direction for easy referral at a later time for a relative.  The next book, A Caregiver's Guide for End of Life Care, is a book for those who are giving Care to a family member, or another person.  Both items I thought to be something we could all use at one time or another in our lives."

I will be picking up a Planning Guide to complete for our family members, in the event something should happen to Rob or myself..  The Director had also suggested these plans should be updated every few years.  Good idea.

"Thanks to Joanne the remainder of all the VON Piggy Pennies the "Crabby Cabbie" had collected, where rolled.  A HUGE thank you to both Nathan and Joanne for volunteering their time to doing this for us and Grey-Bruce VON."

I pretty much got off the hook for lunch, as Joanne brought along Homemade Minestrone Soup for the both of us, while I only had to heat it and make us each a Grilled Cheese Sandwich to go along with it.

"I really enjoyed this soup... as it is a full-bodied "hearty" soup.  A soup that can be made either on the Stove-Top or in a Slow Cooker."

~ This has been "linked" to ~


Joanne had just nicely left, when another vehicle pulled into my driveway.  This vehicle contained a couple, along with their six year old daughter, ,who had come to see what my "Checkerboard Aussies" Bandit and Lexus were all about.  After doing some research, they are checking out the possibility and all the "pros and cons" of owning an Australian Shepherd.  This is the type of person I like to see, ones who do their "homework" before running out to buy that "cute" little puppy that in reality can be a possible 15 year commitment!

"How could someone not want to commit themselves to something as beautiful as this ..."

~ "Checkerboard Aussie" Lexus November 2012 ~

Needless to say, the bathroom closest I had removed everything from yesterday, had no progress made  to it today.  However I did manage to get my bed stripped down with the bedding all washed and the bed remade up all fresh.  Not all was lost; besides I had myself some really excellent company come my way this day.

Today I had also found an email from a friend in my Gmail INBOX.  I was in total "awe" to find out he had been down in Toronto at the Annual Boat Show, and even more surprised to find out Wiarton had yet another Celebrity other then Wiarton Willie ....

"Stu Paterson, who won the 2012 Owen Sound Salmon Spectacular with his catch of a 15.21 lb (6.90 KG) Rainbow Trout !!!  was "Bill Boarded" at the annual Toronto Boat Show !!!  Way to go Stu by making it to Billboard Stardom and and putting Wiarton on the MAP for us, all at the same time !"

Do you like fishing? would you like to qualify yourself to be possible "billboard" material such as my friend, Stu Paterson? then *click* right HERE to find yourself more all about it.

In keeping with good manners, I would love to welcome my newest followers who have chosen to join me here for my daily journey and sometimes occasional opinion or the odd rant and rave.  Welcome Country Gal, Jane & Chris, Buttons Thoughts and William Kendall, so happy to have you all here.

Phew ! that was certainly another full day.  I think it will be another early night for this gal much sooner then later, "Just North of Wiarton & South of the Checkerboard".


  1. YAY for Stu!! He's a great guy! Gonna try that soup recipe too - looks amazingly yummy!! :)

  2. WOW ! I need a nap now lol boy were you ever a busy bee . Nothing like home made soup or stews YUMMY ! I love the Aussie Shepherds they are wonderful and full of energy and spunk . Our Miggs keeps us busy and is full of energy and spunk . I couldn't imagine life with out dogs that's for sure . Thanks for welcoming me to your wonderful blog . I look forward to your posts and photos ! Catchya on the flip side and have a great evening !

  3. Another busy day for you!! I love all the pics you share with us all the time!! :) Ive added the soup to my recipe list! Yum!! Thanks!

  4. Aussies are great dogs! Like Country Gal, I cannot imagine my life without dogs,
    Aimee from Craftmates

  5. Your doggies are the best! And this soup looks so hearty, yum!

  6. Oh what a busy day I do not know how you find all that energy, I am tired just reading it:)
    The end of life course is extremely important it is something that prepares you for something you do not want to know nor think of, It makes it easier.
    I love fishing I used to fish with my Dad all the time. Love your dogs.

  7. Aussies are good dogs!

    My parents have handled all of the arrangements in regards to their funerals, whenever that should be. It's easier that way, and prevents jockeying for position among their children afterwards. Or at least lessens it.

  8. Hello!
    I found you from the Mop it up Mondays link up. I would love to have you come share your post with my readers over at Sassy Little Lady’s Show and Tell Saturday. Hope to see you there!



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