Welcome to the first days of Spring this week, everyone. The V formations of Canada Geese are returning from down South, the pretty tulips and the croci are pushing their sweet, green faces through the dampened earth, and the leaves are starting to bud on the different kinds of trees for yet another season of wearing GREEN!!! I, for one, am very happy to have all of these “mini miracles” happening all around us. Please make sure to get out and about to catch the first signs of Spring. I was so excited to see my very first Robin at my son, Luke’s in Chesterville, last week during March Break.
Speaking of March Break, I have Part 2 of my “Family Adventures,” to tell you about. After leaving Melinda’s in Alexandria on Thursday, I headed to my son, Luke’s place in Chesterville to spend some quality time with him, his wife, Tonya and their two kiddies, Odin and wee Ruby. I was treated like a Queen whilst being there… I didn’t have to cook or clean-up much and we even went out to breakfast at a restaurant called ~The Country Kitchen~ in Winchester. The food was fresh & delicious and the service was pleasant and friendly, too. I enjoyed being in the country where the air is fresh, and I got to observe Nature through a glass window. I enjoyed seeing the many types of birds flying by like the blackbirds, sparrows and even the first Robin of the year. I, also watched the puffy, odd-shaped clouds going by and the blustery wind blowing through the dry corn fields and trees that surrounds Luke’s place. These things may seem simple to you, but these are a few of my favorite things to do.
To wrap up the “March Break,” Melinda arranged to have a “FUN DAY” that was full of activities at ~Playscape~ in Ottawa. Eleven family members from 55 to 6 months old showed up at 10 a.m. to enjoy five, full hours of FUN, FOOD & Family togetherness. It is like a carnival atmosphere where they have hired young people to help out with the different games and activities. We had a great guy, Austin (who happened to be from Cornwall… Tis a small world, Isn’t it?) that helped us out with the drinks and food (veggie and fruit platters, pizza, hotdogs, drinks and we even had frozen yogurt sundaes.) Austin helped out with the younger kiddies allowing we, older kiddies to have some “Adult Fun” together. After the games were played, we had accumulated over 12,000 points that we got to redeem for prizes. Everyone got to get something cool and colourful to bring home. WHAT A FUN-FILLED DAY HAD BY EVERYONE!!! Even wee Ruby got to enjoy all of the coloured lights and different people passing by her car seat. Thank you once again Melinda for allowing me to join in this Family Fun Day!!!
Tip of the Week: Here’s How To Have A Lovely Day; 1. SMILE…even at Strangers. 2. Slow Down. 3. Say,”Please & Thank you.” 4. Give out lots of Compliments. 5. Dress nicely. 6. Wear Perfume, Body spray or Cologne. (Not too much now!) 7. Observe and Listen. 8. Be Pleasant and Charming. 9. Laugh A Whole Lot. 10. W
ish the people that you come in contact, “A Lovely Day.” Sharing Is Caring…So Care Enough To Share.
Item of the Week: Seeing that the sun is shining more in the skies these days, I have choosen a cool pair of black and white, checkered sunglasses for this week’s item. I purchased them from the ~Ardene~ store at the Cornwall Mall which happens to be my favorite “girly store” to go to along with a matching wrist watch for ONLY $15.00!!! ACCESSORIES are what make an outfit…so I happen to be the Accessory Queen!!! Just Sayin.
Until Next Week: DO WHAT MAKES YOU THE HAPPIEST. BE WITH THOSE WHO MAKE YOU SMILE AND LAUGH AS MUCH AS YOU POSSIBLY CAN!!! ONE CANNOT GO WRONG OR BE UNHAPPY IF YOU JUST FOLLOW THESE “SIMPLE DIMPLE” RULES! There Are So Many Beautiful & Wonderful Reasons To Be Happy. Marlene Baker of www.fashionography.ca & www.photodreams.ca
Marlene Lister is a local photographer/photographer's assistant with John Lister, Along with being a fashion writer. She loves doing the things she does and loves to dress up like a lady, but act like a tennager at times. Marlene loves being different and unique. Visit her website at www.fashionography.ca.
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