Thursday, November 27, 2014

Sock Granny News - 912 Pairs of Socks

Take a look at our new total... Thank you!
There are so many in need of socks we are collecting to the end of January. Molly told me today "they never have enough socks during the winter months!" Let's blow the top off the Sock-o-Meter and keep the socks coming. Colleges are holding sock drives! Thanks so much!

Monday, November 24, 2014

Birds at Lake Chapala, Mexico for armchair Birdwatchers

Lake Chapala is a favourite bird migration destination so don't be surprised when you see common northern birds also on the Lake Chapala bird lists during the fall and winter months.
Paul Hart showcases 70 species of birds from the Lake Chapala area. Each bird is identified so it is armchair birdwatching at its best.

List of birds seen at Lake Chapala during the month of October, 2014

Ani, groove billed

Blackbird, Brewer's

Blackbird, yellow-headed

Bunting, indigo

Bunting, painted

Bushtits 111 more birds identified for the month of October, 2014

Five species of Doves at Lake Chapala

How to identify a Fox Sparrow
Birding in Vancouver

A 48 minute video of World Exotic Birds

Monday, November 17, 2014

Breakfast for Diabetes 9:30AM

Fundraiser Event for Diabetes was held right in our Bistro on Friday, November 14, 2014.

Breakfast was an example of a balanced breakfast everyone should have daily.
Hot oatmeal cereal with milk.
Fresh fruit and wholewheat toast.
Coffee or tea.
I had breakfast with Muriel.

Muriel's comment was, "I wish they would serve this breakfast in the Bistro everyday!".
I agreed,"even once a week would be a treat!".

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Remembering Doolee McDonnell

Doolee will always be remembered by everyone who knew her and each person will treasure a special memory of her. Doolee passed away on Nov. 2,2014.

The first big impact that Doolee made on my life is when my Daughter-inlaw, Debra, was diagnosed with breast cancer and we had a Pink Day fundraiser in support of Debra in 2009.
Doolee dressed in a formal pink gown so that she was pink from head to toe for the event. Debra was so impressed and touched by her support.

Doolee was well known for her painting and overall love for all forms of art. One day she invited me to her suite to take a few photographs of her paintings and that I could use one (gift) for my photo-a-day marathon during 2010 to show my support for Debra's ongoing fight with cancer. Doolee was always supportive of any charity project I was working on.

Pixie is the sweetest, cutest gift we had because Doolee was happy to share her with us. We all loved her company.
We will miss them both here at Terraces on 7th.