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A high note

Definitely ending the month on a high note and it feels pretty darn awesome.

A certain little boy turned 4 today, and it was wonderful.  He’d requested a birthday sleepover, which put a slight kink in completing his gift, but I pulled it off after bedtime. He was one super excited boy at bedtime but settled so quickly. And was as excited in the morning as anticipated.

Complex family timing meant an early brunch with both birthday boys (father and son). It included birthday balloons, delicious food, and a little boy in love with his Nan and Grampa gift. He leafed through that ABC book four times while we waited for the food. Each time, he pointed out a different thing that excited him. It was just the best feeling.

Apparently, though, no one calls a scraper a Uke except Ron and I? So I’m supposed to swap that photo out for an underground mine one from somewhere? And Mommy doesn’t like the M page picture of her on her horse, Mia, and requested I switch it out.

The afternoon was spent deep cleaning the creative space. Like deep deep cleaning. It’s long overdue. And I had slacked off, as things intensified with getting the book done, with decluttering. I threw out enough stuff that I may have actually made the number count all in one day since I quit on the 15th!

I also managed a 45-minute snow shoe, and it was so incredibly sunny, warm (-12) with loads of fresh snow. Makes it a challenge, but it was wonderful.

Then, with the strangeness of air travel these days, we ended up being able to have supper with all of the family. So that meant 3 birthday boys as our son’s is tomorrow. There was good food, laughter, more gifts, free tequila shots, and a candle to blow out.

It was a wonderful day full of little boy kisses, giggles, and special family time. By the time we celebrate another birthday, there will be an actual birth day. This means I’ve got a quilt to get cut out, sewn and quilted together, but first on to that zipper on these feet jammies. I’m feeling the vibes that tomorrow is the day for success there.

I will just close with some lyrics we heard post supper on our way to soccer. Pretty much sums up today and really every day.

…This is the time to remember
‘Cause it will not last forever
These are the days
To hold on to
‘Cause we won’t
Although we want to
This is the time
But time is gonna change…

Billy Joel



I have had a love of the written word for my entire life. It's no surprise that eventually I found a platform where I could write. It's random; sometimes funny, occasionally sad, maybe even at times from anger and I lean towards creative photography and hands on crafts. I have a few blogs that high light these interests.

16 thoughts on “A high note

  1. Happy family memories are the best. Good celebration Bernie. My family also exercises their creative comment on my photo productions. Have a great weekend. Allan


    1. Ah there was love in spades. A long ways from a year ago when there was much turmoil. I think between that and Covid being together is still so sweet. Thanks for reading and commenting. Bernie

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    1. Thanks. These ABC books are part scrapbook and part photo album and a lot of work but both my grandchildren seem to really enjoy them. I will have another one to make in a few years time as well. I also made them for my kids for their 19th birthdays — sort of “here is your childhood”. Bernie


    1. Indeed it was Jane. Maybe more so because we hadn’t actually planned on being together because my SIL was flying back to work. Eating out twice in one day is not our style — more like once a month! So I made sure my evening meal was a tasty salad with chicken. I did manage to get one bite of the birthday boy’s free cake and it was tasty. Bernie

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    1. It certainly was sweet. I didn’t think that he would or that Mom and Dad would agree as he shares his birthday with his dad. But it is special that he wanted to. Cramped my style to get the gift done but I can’t say no to sleepovers. I know the day will come Linda when hanging out with Nan won’t be so fun. The ABC book was worth ALL the time I put into it although I am behind in reading blogs and answering comments! Bernie

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      1. All the more reason to cherish these special moments! I’m behind in my reading and responding too. Life gets in the way sometimes … and the snow. We just got 30cm of it overnight!!


      2. Go play in that snow! Blogs will still be here when you come back inside! I’m off to hit the slopes in a few minutes! Snowing like crazy so it’s going to be a great day.


    1. I have to agree Janis that I am one lucky one. Life has done a pretty significant turn around in our family in a year. I know that good times don’t always last so I am truly treasuring them. Bernie


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