Sisterlines Space in Time

"If you do what you've always done, you'll get what you always got." Mark Twain.

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Hey there! I am a papercrafter in Canada and thought I would enter the wide world of blogging!

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Happy 3rd Birthday Daphne!

I can't believe three years have gone by already since the day Daphne was born. She has grown into quite the little girl! She has such a great personality and such a great imagination. I love her to pieces!
We are stopping in for a visit as we head up to Kingston this weekend, so I will have more recent pictures to share after that!
But for now, here are a few from the last 3 years!




















Chow for now,
Jacqui

Sunday, May 8, 2016

What an emotional day!!!!!

What an emotional day today was.

Jade told me weeks ago that she wanted to participate in a 5K run. At first I was skeptical because lets face it...as far as I'm concerned...unless someone is chasing you...why on earth would you want to run? 
Then she told me WHY she wanted to run. A dear friend of hers took her own life and this run was to support mental health and suicide awareness. She wanted to run in honor of Sam, so ALL of my support was behind my girl.

I was super excited to make signs cheering her on.
My plan was to get the map of the route and find the halfway mark and be standing there with our signs cheering her on. It kind of happened that way.......

In the midst of all my surprise planning for Jade, Joel called to let us know that he was done school on the 29th of April and he had to be out of the residence by 11 AM on the 30th. So early morning April 30th I headed down to Windsor to pick up Joel. His plan was to bring his stuff home and then have me take him back to Windsor the next day, because that was when he could move into his new place in Windsor. Mom had a slightly different plan. I hadn't seen the kid since Christmas pretty much, so I put my foot down and told him he had to come home for a week so I could see him for a bit before he went back to Windsor, cause to be completely honest.....once he's there, I doubt I will see him very much unless I force him to come home. I love my baby but he gets so caught up in his own life and friends he tends to forget to check in with us from time to time. Don't get me wrong, I'm happy for him and proud of him that he is making his own way in the world...but he's my baby....forever.....and always. Nothing is ever going to change that. Anyway......So now my plan was a tiny bit modified. Now we were going to go to the halfway mark and cheer Jade on, but now Joel was going to be with us and then when the race was over we were heading to Windsor to take Joel's stuff to his new place. I honestly liked this plan a bit better because Jade is very supportive of Joel and is there for him whenever he needs her, so it would be nice for him to be there for her as well.

So all week I was saying we need to leave by such and such a time so we can be at the halfway mark so we don't miss Jade, so make sure everything is ready and done so we can just get up and go. Well..if you are reading this blog chances are you know my family and know that never really happens!! Anyhow we got up on Saturday morning and after getting the truck all packed 30 minutes later than what was on Mom's master plan.....we headed off for Chatham. 

As we were driving my phone rang and it was Jade. She was calling to ask when we thought we would be getting to Windsor and hopefully we could meet up with her for a bit of a visit.
I got her race number and the secret was still intact! We wished her good luck on her run and continued on for our halfway mark surprise.
The run started at 10AM and we got to the halfway mark at 10:19 .....then I started to worry that we had missed her, as there were quite a few people running - something close to 500 or so. We were looking for runner number 575!!
We parked the truck and got out with our signs and sat on the curb to wait for Jade!
As I sat there I started thinking to myself how great this whole thing really was.....and my eyes started "watering". I chalked it up to the weather....but come on..we all know I cry at the drop of a hat!
We watched a number if runners go by and then I saw her. As soon as I saw her I told Joe and Joel that she was coming and I held up my sign. I could not cheer from the huge lump that was in my throat. I knew when she saw us, because like her momma, she burst into tears as well. We all jumped up to hug her and tell her how proud we are of her and encourage her to keep on going. It definitely was a surprise! Then my waterworks continued when Joel asked her if she wanted him to run the rest of the way with her. Of course she said no I'm okay, but he said too bad I'm coming anyway. So Joel ran the remainder of the race with her. How did we raise such great kids? 
The race workers that were at the halfway mark thanked us for coming and told us how awesome it was that we came out to support her. Huge lump..still in throat....couldn't talk...I just smiled through my tears and hopped in the truck. We were off to the finish line! The final leg of the race was a loop around the park, so we could see them coming from across the way before they hit the last part into the big finish. Joel veered off just at the last part and Jade crossed the finish line I believe in a time of 41 minutes 30 seconds. Which is pretty darn great for your very first race. 

We got some shots of Jade in front of the race sign

and then some shots of all of us with our signs of love! 

Then back in the truck and now Jade's car and we were off to Windsor. 
As we were driving along, sadly we met 3 funeral processions at at each meeting Joe and Joel took off their hats as the procession went by as Jade and I sat in her car behind them bawling some more at how respectful her little brother was. Lets just say the day was full of tears!

We got Joel to his new place 
and got the truck unloaded, his bed all set up and had a nice visit with his friends Logan, CJ, and Mitch. I'm so thankful he has good friends. Then we headed back to Jade's apartment to grab the few things he had left at her place. We said our goodbyes to Jade and then headed back to Joel's place. In spite of numerous suggestions that Joel change his mind and come home for the summer, we unloaded the rest of his things, said our goodbyes to him and then headed home. 

Emotional days can be so exhausting. Even when they are happy emotions mixed with sad emotions. I was in bed at 9 PM!!!! 
Chow for now, 
Jacqui

















Saturday, April 23, 2016

In the Heart of the Sea

Joe called me at work yesterday morning wondering if I had anything planned when I got home from work, cause he would like to have a movie night. He has been asking me for a while now to watch In the Heart of the Sea, but I have been busy watching all my cools shows and stuff!
So we decided to watch it last night. It was very good.
It was fun to see stars in it that we know from other shows.
Like Michelle Fairley who play Catelyn Stark on Game of Thrones!! 
 And Frank Dillane who plays Nick on Fear the Walking Dead!


 


 And well...any show with Chris Hemsworth in it......NICE!!!!
 

Now I need to read the book Moby Dick!
chow for now
Jacqui




Thursday, April 7, 2016

Finally



Good Lord....I have been fighting with Google for about a month now to let me change my password to get back on so I can make blog posts.
FINALLY today I managed to get it reset and get logged in.
I can post again!!
Just in time....Daphne's gonna be 3 soon for goodness sake!

Chow for now
Jacqui

Monday, May 11, 2015

Daphne is TWO!!!!!

It's so hard to believe that 2 years has gone by already and Daphne will have a new baby brother or sister in a little over a month! I am very excited to see this new addition to our family! Daphne was soooooo adorable on Saturday when we went to her house for her birthday party. She had a pretty new dress on and was chatting up a storm! It is so fun to listen to her talk. She is just like a little sponge right now. Learning so many new things and saying so many new words. I was very happy to see that she knew all the Sesame Street characters!!!! I made her a a box card with the Sesame Street characters on it. I do believe she like the card (she happened to be playing with my phone and saw the picture of it before she actually opened it and she rhymed off all the names of the characters on the card!!!) and she even ripped off poor Snuffleupagus's head so she could carry him around with her!
She got some very nice presents from family and friends! She got a very cute cozy coupe from Mommy and Daddy too! She'll be tootin' around on the deck in no time! It was a very nice day, the weather was beautiful, actually quite warm, so we were thankful for the breeze, and it was great to spend some time with family and friends and celebrate Daphne's birthday.
 Look at these cute little curls!!!
 She likes to sit on the base of the umbrella! Just her size for sitting!
 The box card and the removal of Snuffleupagus!

 Looking at one of the books she got for a present
 She kept going over to the beer bucket (which was her little table filled with ice!) and scooping up some ice to cool off!
 Admiring her Anna and Elsa balloon
 In her cozy coupe
 Look at this face. She thoroughly enjoyed her Elmo cupcake!
I have a little video of a baby lamb on my phone. The lamb "baa's" on the video. Every time it does, she laughs and says "funny sheep". It's adorable!
Her new birthday hat. 
Love you Daphne!
Chow for now,
Jacqui

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Happy Mothers's Day!

Happy Mother's Day to the best Mum ever. I am very blessed, thankful and proud to have you as my Mum. Your unconditional love was something I never understood until I had kids of my own. It truly is a gift to be a Mum and I hope you think of it is a gift too!! (although I'm sure over the years you were frantically trying to find the gift receipt so you could return it for a refund!!!haha)
I thoroughly enjoy all the time we spend together and am very happy that because of how geographically close we are now, we an do it more often than before!
I hope you have a wonderful Mother's Day. I love you.
Chow for now,
Jacqui




Thursday, April 23, 2015

The apartment!!!!

Jade got her very own apartment on the 15th! I'm very excited for her. She has accomplished so much in her young life and I could not be prouder of her. Joel had an orthodontist appointment on Monday in London, then a dentist appointment in Ingersoll and then needed to be taken back to school in Windsor, so Mom was the taxi driver on Monday!
We had a SUV full of stuff to take to Jade for her apartment so we headed there first. We got the SUV unpacked and then we headed off to the Goodwill to pick up the couch she bought. Her friends that helped her move some other furniture in the night before said there was no way that the couch would fit, so they didn't pick it up when they had the truck. 
Unfortunately, Goodwill would not give her money back or do any store credit, so we had to pick up the couch. Worst case scenario - it would sit in the hallway of her apartment until she sold it to someone else. But Joel was determined to get that couch in that apartment for his sister! So off to Goodwill we went.
Joel got the couch tied down on the roof of the Escape and off we went.

These are the stairs leading up to Jade's door. This part is straight - so no problem with the couch there.
This is the hallway, however if you look on both sides the entrance way that this picture is shot through is the entrance to the living room and it's on a funky angle.

This is the living room.

This shows a panoramic shot of the living room.

This is the nice bright kitchen.

Another shot of the kitchen

And a panoramic of the kitchen.



This is the doorway into the bedroom

And a panoramic of the bedroom

The bathroom.

And a panoramic of the bathroom

This is the living room with some stuff in it - and YES the couch!!!!! Joel did a great job of getting it in there. He was determined! 

Here is another shot of the living room.

And another shot! See Jade's plant on the coffee table!!!! Her very own plant in her very own apartment!!

Another angle of the living room. Granny's corner shelf fits just perfect. Her beta fish is sitting on the top shelf and her Scentsy is on the next one. Not sure what she will put on the rest, but it has found it's place in her new place.

There's a shot of the kitchen with the table and chairs.

And another angle of the kitchen with her new garbage pail!

And another shot. We had to do some plungering of the sink, but I'm pretty sure that's all fixed up

Here's a shot of her bed room. If you look really close you can see "beans" for bean bag chairs on the floor. We filled up one of the bean bag chairs and some of the beans got away from us.

Here's another angle of the bedroom showing the closet.

This is a dark shot of the bathroom.

And another shot of the bathroom.

And these are all the boxes we unpacked!!!! They need to be taken out to the dumpster! But it's evidence that we did a lot of work!

And this is Jade's pride spot!! It's in the kitchen. On the top shelf she has her birthday/graduation presents from her best friend Jill. Then the next shelf is the pretty shadow box that her client Rita made for her. The next shelf has a picture of Granny and Poppa, her card from the humane society and her 21st birthday card that I made for her. The next shelf is another birthday card. It's nice that she has a special place to show off her things.
I really like her place. It's homey and she has lots of ideas about what she wants to do with it.
We just have to find her some blinds for those windows!!! We don't want people seeing "ALL" of Jade!!!! 
I'm proud of you kiddo. 
Chow for now, 
Jacqui (Mom)