Monday, 14 November 2016

Memorandum Monday - November 14th

Connecting with other memo writers through our lovely hostess, Sian at:  From High In The Sky

New from the patio - nature's wild destruction.  A wandering raccoon too heavy in be in my bird bath has toppled & broken my bird bath.  GRRRR - I do not like raccoons.  Mr Man does think we can repair the bird bath with all weather Gorilla Glue.  New bottle of said glue purchased.


New activity inside which included the use of a new home carpet cleaner. I refuse to publicly show photos of the spent water!  Yikes, I guess it proves that vacuuming doesn't always get the ground in dirt!

I was surprised to see Robins in our garden.  The little I know about birds indicate that Canadian Robins fly south for the winter.  Seems there are a few very hardy ones about & were feasting on the berries from my Burning Bush (Winged Euonymous).



New activities being planned for the holiday season; tickets for The Barra MacNeils East Coast Celtic Christmas.  Their version of Carol of the Bells is wonderful and can be found on UTube.  Also purchased, is a ticket for the Joy Christmas Home Tour, a fund raiser for the out reach house for street people in Guelph. I have never been on this type of tour before.  Excited for both new activities.
 
The Barra MacNeills - from the Internet



 And a note from my Wednesday SNAP posting, several of you commented that a Remembrance Day door wreath was new to you.  For some strange reason, it seems to be quite common in this part of the world - there are several lawn displays also set up for Remermbrance Day.  This one is from new neighbour.


Kathy S.'s tribute

My thought for the week is: The best cure for a dry period is simply to keep at it.  Good things are happening, soon to be revealed.    ... Eleanor Blair

Wishing everyone good things to be revealed!

15 comments:

  1. I had to smile at your comment about the new cleaner - makes you realise just how much 'hidden' dirt comes into the house!

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    1. We will be tackling the most room in our house next week; The Hunt Room, aka the family room. I am sure there will be several water bucket changes!

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  2. I was just saying that I'd need to get the carpet shampoo-er out one of these days. That dirty water is weirdly satisfying to behold, even if it isn't for public consumption.

    Wishing you all good things for this week

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  3. Oh no good luck with the mending of the birdbath!
    Nice to have Christmas events to look forward to - I hope they deliver!

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  4. Nasty beasts, those raccoons--even though they are cute! When I waited on tables at a resort, we lived in dorms. The guys used to let a raccoon loose in the girls' dorms. Quite scary, actually!

    You remind me that I should think about what Christmas events we'd like to do!

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    1. Karen having trapped raccoons let loose in your room with be very scary & very dangerous, they are SO nasty when corned.

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  5. I hope the bird bath will be as good as new when repaired. You have some exciting events to look forward to.

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  6. Argh! I share your frustrations with these wild beasts!!
    It sounds like you have lots of good events to look forward to and I like the tradition of door wreath!

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  7. I love that quote and the idea of good things to be revealed - hope the mending of goes well and have a good week

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  8. Hope you can mend the birdbath successfully. (makes me glad we don't have raccoons here!) Your carpet cleaning story made me smile:) I was just thinking I should borrow my mum's cleaner and do some of mine!

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  9. I hope you can mend the birdbath we have the same trouble with foxes.

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  10. Love that quote. Spotted it in "our" planner recently. Sounds like fun Christmas activities planned. Too bad about your bird bath. I'd be sad. Hope it is repaired successfully. I think our weird warm weather patterns are messing up our birds a bit. Must be confusing for them. We spotted lots of geese this week and thought it was getting late for them too. They should be well on their way by now.

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  11. Oh I do hope you mange to repair your bird bath, I'm glad to say no raccoons here xx

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  12. Sorry to see the broken bird bath. Hope it was able to be repaired! I hate those pesky critters too- they destroyed all my ripening tomatoes last summer!

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  13. I do hope the Gorilla Glue works on the bird bath! Sounds like some FUN holiday plans in the works!

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