Monday, November 13, 2017

november 9th, 10th and 11th

november 9th was a beautiful day!

i turned 47! the greenhouse wished me a happy birthday by still producing! thank you greenhouse!

jambaloney bought me 100 bobby pins which i go through like mad! he also gave me another wonderful present which i will tell you about later.

he also dug up the rest of the carrots.

they are just baby carrots from the second round of planting but they are soooo tasty! he brought the box in for me to trim the tops...and in the time it took me to open the scissors drawer to get a pair of scissors - this happened:

that cat can smell a box from 18 miles away. i had to pick him up 3 times and move him and he kept getting in the box! finally i had to put him outdoors!

we don't really celebrate our birthdays but this year i wanted to do something different - i wanted to take my big sis C for a facial. so november 10th is when i got my real birthday gift. jambaloney paid for me and my big sis C to go and have facials and a nice lunch together. here she is in all of her glory and beautiful smile.

of course, it was rainy and windy all day long. we had planned to go walking along the canal. we drove to the canal and stayed in the car.

here she is in a little cafe that we found. beautiful!

we went to a christmas store which was actually a flower shop, and then finally made it to the actual christmas's too difficult to explain. we were hanging on to telephone poles and each other trying not to blow away! and then there were the sheets of rain belting us in the head!

C got some cute little christmas balls for her grandchildren.

while we were at the canal we noticed these lovely latrines.

it was the only place i could have a cigarette without being stormed on! we went back a few times throughout the day.

here we are grinning like fools because we are now heading off to our facials.

 C has never had a facial (not like she needs one - the woman doing her facial told her how beautiful her skin is!). so we each went into a room and both of us came out drunk. or that's how we felt! i fell off the bed trying to put my clothes back on and C said she was hanging on to chairs and other furniture to get her clothes on. they gave us beautiful facials but they also rubbed all kinds of stuff in our hair. C said her hair was sticking straight up and that she looked like bart simpson. so she asked to go to the bathroom to fix her hair and she wobbled down the hall from one side of the wall to the other because she could barely walk. i completely understood - i could barely see and was wobbly too!

we laughed and laughed and C is even considering doing another one, with our other friends, in the future. she thanked me for a beautiful day and i thanked her. it was a wonderful time out with my sis.

november 11th. when we were kids at school we always celebrated Remembrance Day. and our town always had a Remembrance Day parade. i always enjoyed the parade and through grade 7-12 i was always in the parade - our cheerleading squads were always part of the parade. and all the members of the legion marched and people waved and cheered. it was lovely!

i always felt special knowing that my grandmother, an immigrant, served in the military. i have her service card.

and i have mine.

i have a proper service card with stamps and signatures and whatnot but sometime in the early 90's we were issued with new military numbers which used to be our social security numbers. i can still rhyme off my social security number and military number without blinking an eye.

i'm a little late in saying thank you to all who served but i think that most of you know that i am and always will be thankful. to those who served and their families. not much is said about the wives and sons and daughters of serving men - but to me - their job was the toughest.

so that's been my last few days. now i gotta go harvest some more tomatoes - woohoo!


  1. Your big sis C is a lucky girl to have you in her life. So glad you both had a relaxing day of good food, good company and lots of laughter.

  2. Sweet Kymber,


    Thank you for your service sweet angel!!!!

    You do have one great man who loves you, and takes good care of you on your special day. Good to see you enjoyed your facial with your big sis, C.

    Give Jam a hug from your friends.
    Sending love to you both,

  3. Wishing you a belated happy birthday! (I celebrate my entire birth month)

  4. Dang, missed your bday, happy birthday to my favorite mermaid ever!!!

  5. Many, many Happies my friend from the other side of this amazing planet.

    What a lovely thoughtful gift that touched two souls ;)

  6. Happy birthday, you sweet kid! What a great way to celebrate - with your 'sis'! And facials! My sisters and I celebrate by getting together at my place for champs and self-facials. xoxo


    You and your sister look so cute together! Kymber, thank you for your service my darling friend. It's so appreciated. xx

  8. Happy Birthday! Sounds like a wonderful day! You and your sister look so happy. I love it.

  9. What a wonderful Birthday treat, it sounds like a great day.x

  10. Happy belated Birthday! Looks like you & sis had a wonderful day. :-)
    love & hugs!

  11. Kymber, is everything okay up there?😮

  12. Well Happy Birthday-belated but with a great gift! Our fourth grandbaby was born on the 9th~our granddaughter! Wooo hoooo! Miss you my friend and pray all is well. I have gotten back to the blog so I hope to see ya soon!!!


  13. Well, it's good to know you are not dead up there.

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