Sunday, November 3, 2013

Time Passes By So Quickly

It has been over three weeks since our precious Cathey passed away.  It has been a sad time for all of us.  DH and I took a week and went back to New Brunswick to clean up the leaves around our place there, along with medical appointments and finally winterizing our place.  Cathey's DH and Junior were also in NB at that time visiting family and friends.  Now we are all back in Nova Scotia trying to go on with our lives.

I want to thank all the bloggers for their very nice comments about Cathey aka Pumpkin.  She was a very special person.  She had a great ability to write, to cross-stitch, but most of all to love.  She fought a great battle with cancer but in the end, she did lose her life.

Between Cathey's DH, her Dad and I, we will try to bring up Junior the way she would have wanted him to grow up.  He, too, is a special little man.

It is a very different world now without Cathey, but with the help of all our families and friends, we will continue on.

Take Care,

Zoe aka Mumzy

Monday, October 14, 2013

My Sweet Daughter's Passing

Cathey, aka Pumpkin, passed away on October 10, 2013.  Last year, shortly after giving birth to her sweet little boy, we realized that her cancer had returned.  DH and I came to Nova Scotia last summer to help she and her DH by taking care of our Grandson while Mommy went for treatments.  We all believed that the cancer was taken care off.  However, it returned and as much as she was a fighter, she did lose her battle.  Last February, DH and I decided to move to NS to help again.  This past Summer, we actually bought a house here and became available to her and her family to be there for them long term.

Cathey was always our pride and joy.  As most of you know, she was an accomplished cross stitcher and photographer.  Above all, she was a wonderful and caring daughter, wife and mother.  She is missed very much already.  I always loved to get a phone call from her, just to hear her voice.  Cathey was very much a perfectionist and excelled in every thing she put her mind to, including getting a wonderful and caring husband.  Even her little boy is perfect - and that is being said by his Nana as he calls me.  We love her so much and have always been so proud of her.

Cathey, you will always be in our hearts and you will never be forgotten.  Love you pumpkin.

Hugs and Love,

Saturday, July 28, 2012

A nice Day Trip

Today we were not needed by our Daughter, and since it was lovely weather, we decided to go to Shelburne, Nova Scotia, about 40 minutes from where we are stationed at the RV Park.  Today and tomorrow, the Tall Ships were there and we were able to get on board and see what these ships are like inside.  They are all quite big and one of them was suited with an all girl crew.  One of the girls was only 14 years old but was very enthusiastic about her job.  All crews were very friendly and very helpful if someone had questions for them.  DH and I were very impressed with all of it.

Then on the way home, we stopped at an ice cream shop for a treat.  I asked for a small and when it came, it was two big scoops.  Boy, was I full!

The RV Park where we are is owned by a wonderful couple and have been so great to us.  Of course, they are aware of why our stay has been so long and after last week, we found out that our Daughter and her Family are going to need us for a while longer.  DH has been helping the owner of the park and in return, they are giving us our spot free of charge.  Then on Friday, they learned about our coming 46th wedding anniversary on July 30th, and they arrived with a gift certificate for a high-end restaurant around here.  We are so impressed with the people in Nova Scotia, all of them are very friendly and very helpful.  Also, our friends at home have been really great  in helping with taking care of our property.  Thank God for all these wonderful people.

Our Grandson is growing so fast and that is the silver lining in all of this.  I still think he is the most gorgeous boy with a big smile and beautiful blue eyes.  Of course,  I'm not prejudice much!!!

Take care everyone and have a great week.


Sunday, July 22, 2012

More from Nova Scotia

Yes, we are still in Nova Scotia.  Our Daughter is still in the process of getting treatments for her cancer.  We enjoy taking care of our Grandson when we are needed for her trips to Halifax etc., just feel bad that it has to be under these circumstances.  Junior is so much fun now and he is only 3 1/2 months old but has the most beautiful blue eyes, the greatest smile with big dimples and is now very curious about what is going on around him.  Do I sound like a proud Grammy or what!!!

We are enjoying our time in Nova Scotia.  It is a beautiful Province and the Park where we have parked our 5th wheel is really nice.  The owner and his wife have now become good friends and so much so that DH  and I are taking care of the Park from today until Tuesday afternoon.  We are meeting a lot of new people from all over the world.  This Park seems to be visited by quite a few people from Germany, the Netherlands, the United States and from across Canada.  We have a beautiful view of the Ocean where we are parked and so our daily temperatures are a bit cooler than the mainland.

Since we have been here, we have had friends and family visit us here.  Everyone that came here want to come back next year as they enjoyed it so much here.  I can understand why my Daughter and her husband have settled in Nova Scotia so quickly.

Take care everyone and have a great week.


Thursday, July 12, 2012

Hi from Nova Scotia

We have now been in Nova Scotia for over a month and to tell the truth, both DH and I love it very much.  Not only is this province beautiful but we get to spend time with our new Grandson.  He is growing so fast and is now so aware of things and gives us those beautiful smiles that just melts your heart.  Ah well, I am so proud of him and bragging is what a Grammy is suppose to do.  Right!

When we left home to come here, our dear friends and travelling companions have been taking care of our property making sure all is well there.  We keep in touch several times a week.  About one and one-half week ago, they advised us that they were selling their motor home, so DH and I were kind of sad as we thought we lost our travelling companions.  Last weekend, my DH's brother and his wife had come here to visit with us and our Daughter and her family.  Sunday, we had gone touring with them and when we came back, our travelling companions shocked us by being here at the RV Park with a new 5-th wheel and a new vehicle to tow it with.  It was a very pleasant surprise and very enjoyable.  They just left for home this morning.  We have another couple that we travel with that is coming to park here for the weekend.  So for the last week, we have been very very busy. 

On Monday, DH and I are going to spend the day looking after our Grandson as his Mom and Dad have to go to Halifax for another doctor's appointment.  We are looking forward to spending more time with him.

Take care everyone and have a great weekend.


Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Meet Our Precious One

As you see, this little one is one reason why I have not blogged in such a long time.  Last September, DH and I were advised that we were going to become grandparents.  This was a big surprise as we were so sure that being grandparents was not in our future.  However, we were ecstatic and started to hope and pray that everything would turn out ok for the rest of the pregnancy.  Our daughter was expecting in April and I swear it felt like years instead of months before the baby came.

When the little pumpkin arrived, he is a gorgeous, handsome boy with big beautiful blue eyes.  Do I sound like a proud grammy - oh, yeah, you better believe it.  In the above picture I think he was about two months old.  I love this picture so much that I have it as my screen saver - that way I can look at it whenever I want.

The only sad part of the little one's birth is that his Mommy has had her breast cancer return and is suppose to find out hopefully this week what kind of treatment it will entail.  She had to be operated on as there was a tumor on an ovary but the pathology report was that it is connected to the breast cancer.  At least, that was a bit of good news as we were hoping and praying that it was not ovarian cancer.

DH and I purchased a new 5th wheel last Fall and so we were able to take it to Nova Scotia and park it at an RV park a short distance from my daughter's home.  That enables us to be able to take care of our precious one when Mommy and Daddy have to go to the hospital or to the doctor's appointments.  That is such a hard job!  Really! 

We went to visit them today.  Daddy and Grampy looked after precious while Mommy and Grammy did some shopping.  Precious is just so much fun already.  He was full of smiles today and is grabbing things now. 

Well, this is enough bragging for one blog but I don't promise to not brag on every blog from now on.

Take care and have a great week everyone.


Monday, October 31, 2011

Snow, Snow, Really

We really have had our first snow storm and not just a dusting either. We got 3 plus inches of wet snow and it is still there this morning. It is supposed to be 7 degrees centigrade or around 45 degrees Fahrenheit today so maybe it will go away today. Most of the trees have already lost their leaves but we do have two trees in our yard that have just started to lose their leaves, so that wet snow just laid on them and bent the branches over to almost the ground. Thank heaven it only lasted one day.
DH and I are still over the moon about our grandbaby to be. I already have a baby cheater quilt done and another project on the go. I also want to go to Calais, Maine, to get some baby flannel material to make a couple of baby quilts so DD can have one quilt here and one home to put on the floor to put the baby down. This will also serve as a place for the baby to be put down in front of us so we can just marvel and just enjoy admiring our new bundle of joy. Do I already sound like a grammy? DH and I can hardly contain ourselves.
I have started to read "the Help" and so far I have found it very interesting. The only trouble is I am not finding much time to read anymore. Everyone I have talked to about this book, they have really enjoyed it thoroughly.
Happy Halloween to everyone. We live 2 miles in on a private road and therefore do not get any Trick or Treaters.