May 27, 2022

what's NEW with YOU

“If you could kick the person in the pants responsible for most of your trouble, you wouldn’t sit for a month.”

- Theodore Roosevelt

Sippin' & Shopping Was Anything But a Drag

“Remember, today is the tomorrow you worried about yesterday.”

- Dale Carnegie

Ain't She Tweet

“A failure is like fertilizer; it stinks to be sure, but it makes things grow faster in the future.”

- Denis Waitley

May 23, 2022

EDITORIAL | Feeling A Bit Blah on Victoria Day

I'm working on Scribbles "What's New With You" section. I really love creating that one. But despite that, I sometimes have trouble getting motivated.

Physically I can't be sitting at my desk for extended periods. The option to now stand, thanks to a desk top lift my bosom buddy Doug gave me, is very helpful, but I still have to limit my screen time.
Mentally I've been kinda down. The world has changed so much in the past few years. It can be hard NOT to feel anxious and depressed about that.
Plus this weekend's deadly storm that took at least 8 lives and caused massive damage has really upset me. I have relatives and friends in Ottawa & the Ottawa Valley. When I drive to visit them, I pass through many of the places that were pummeled by the storm. Several of the people who died were hit by a tree. A f*cking tree! And there was very little advance notice. The emergency message went out and BAM..... the monster storm was upon them.
On Good Friday, we had a bad storm which caused damage including some big branches in my yard and my neighbour's. It was scary when the winds were smashing small branches on to my house and windows. I can only imagine how scary it must have been for those in the path of Saturday's killer storm.
It could happen anywhere at any time with little to no notice. And it can be pretty overwhelming.
I hope my Scribbles friends who lived through the storm are all okay and that they were spared major damages. Feel free to let me know how you're doing in the comments section if you can.
I hope everyone has a good Victoria Day. Scribbles should be ready by next weekend. 

I love you all very much. You are my saving grace and I appreciate it more than words can say.

Sure Signs of Spring

“Did your mom ever tell you, ‘If you can’t say something nice, don’t say anything’? 
She was right–and talking nicely also applies when you’re talking to yourself, even inside your head.”

– Victoria Moran

TIPS | Spring Cleaning Can Be a Breeze

Don’t let your pain stay as pain. 
Get something from it. Let your pain push you towards growth

SPRING | When To Plant Your Garden Veggies

 Today's mango is tomorrow's smoothie

SPRING | Save the Bees

Remember that failure is an event, not a person

– Zig Ziglar

May 11, 2022


Do not overestimate the competition and underestimate yourself.

– T. Harv Eker

May 9, 2022


We started in early April and throughout the month offered up 4 rounds for our friends to play to earn more chances at our prizes. Now the results are revealed. And we are about to tell you who won our prize packages.

But there's a bit more to our video than that. 

We also take time to reveal a little about each person who entered. Sure we'll tell you their names and how many tokens they collected, but we also share photos and details about how it is each person knows me.

We have a special guest joining Mr. Sock and I for the draws. We often ask my mom or sisters, but since they are all contestants in our sweepstakes, we needed someone else to pick the winning tokens. 

Even if you didn't enter the contest, we hope you take time to check out our video. We worked hard to add stuff that would be entertaining for ALL our Scribbles pals.

Now here's our Super Spring Sweepstakes Results...   

May 3, 2022



“Happiness makes up in height for what it lacks in length.”

- Robert Frost

May 2, 2022

SCRIBBLES VIDEO | All 4 Rounds of Super Spring Sweepstakes

We've taken all 4 videos of our Super Spring Sweepstakes and merged them into one video. Feel free to check it out to see who entered and enjoy the antics of Mr. Sock, Officer Leavoy & Klyde. 

May 1, 2022


One day before she and daughter Wynonna were to be inducted into Nashville's Country Music Hall of Fame, Naomi Judd passed away on April 30, 2022. She was 76.  Naomi and Wynonna made it big in the 80's as "The Judds" and made a rare appearance earlier in April on the CMT Music Awards, where they performed "Love Will Build a Bridge" (see video below).

The legendary mother, daughter duet were slated to begin a 10 concert "Farewell Tour" in September. 

Naomi was mother to Wynonna and actress Ashley Judd. 

Here is CTV's Report on Naomi Judd & Her Induction Into Nashville's Country Music Hall of Fame. CLICK HERE

VIDEO | The Judds Perform 'Love Can Build a Bridge' on the CMT Country Music Awards in April

VIDEO  |  The Judds Farewell Concert 1991

COOL DIY'S | Make a Big Splash with These Projects

Sometimes the smallest step in the right direction ends up being the biggest step of your life. 
Tip toe if you must, but take the step

Naomi Judd's Tragic End Reminds Me of My Father's Suicide

Understandably emotional, Ashley Judd spoke candidly to Diane Sawyer on the tragic death of her mother Naomi. The segment aired on Good Morning America.
Naomi Judd’s passing has reminded me that my biological father ended his life in a very similar way back in 1990. Keith and I were not close - a fact that’s fairly obvious considering I call him my “biological father” or by his first name.
I felt a bit like a stranger at his funeral. I had attempted suicide when I was around 18 or 19 years old. Seeing the anguish Keith’s family and friends were experiencing was a real eye opener for me. I visualized what MY family and friends would be feeling if I were to end my life. It was a valuable lesson.
If you or someone you love is struggling with suicidal thoughts help is available 24/7. I know personally that it isn’t easy to make that step. But reaching out to someone can be very beneficial.
If you are not comfortable talking to strangers about your mental health, please know I am here for you. Direct message, email, text or call me. Who knows. You may even help me by letting me help you.
Sorry for the length of this message. I usually keep my posts light and cheery much like my website Scribbles. But sometimes a more serious post is necessary. This is one of those times.

Here’s the interview with Ashley Judd…