Sunday, May 29, 2016

Singlehandedly



It's Sunday afternoon and I am sitting here with my to do list
and wondering when I may have time to sit down again before dinnertime

I make it sound so drastic don't I!

reality is I am finishing up a week of vacation
and although it was a busy one ~ we did have some down time too

you see I am having surgery on my hand on Tuesday
so I wanted to get all my planting done and the house cleaned
you know ~ all the things you want to get accomplished
while you still have use of both hands

so while I sit here and watch a squirrel hop along the fence
I know this will be my spot for a week or so 
I have meals pre-made and some shows on the pvr
I have covered most of my bases so to speak
but enough about that.....




last month a group of girls from junior high met on a Sunday morning for brunch
and just to catch up ~ oh what fun we had!


our church celebrated their 50th anniversary and we attended the celebration
the guest speaker was the minister that was there when Trev was growing up
I had heard so much about this wonderful woman and I know now why she was a favourite
it was a beautiful service and the fellowship afterwards was jam packed with people


these girls have a huge chunk of my heart ~ after many failed attempts to get together
we finally got to dinner and I am so glad we did


my gallery wall!  Yes!  I finally bit the bullet and did it
and happy to say that I really really like it

I wanted some pops of red to compliment our new red recliner
and the pops here and there throughout the living room





last time the old gang from the neighborhood got together it was for a funeral
so we made a pact that the next time we got together would be for joy and not sorrow
we made it happen a couple of weekends ago
I have known these 2 since I was five ~ the roots run deep




although we did get to the cottage to open it up for the season
we did not spend the night

we did make it to the camp though as it was already open for the season

there is something about taking your coffee out to the deck in the morning
and just sitting ~ listening to the river and watching the hummingbirds
it was some down time that was required for both of us



so that's pretty much me in a nutshell
all photos taken with my phone because that's the way we roll nowadays

actually big girl camera coming out today as there are some lilacs I have my eye on
vacant lot ~ you know I am coming for you!

Happy Sunday











Friday, March 25, 2016

Friday Potpourri

Friday ~ and exhale........

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I am actually on day 3 of a 5 day stretch of time off
and it was welcomed and needed

I knocked off a couple of projects and prepped for others
working on my gallery wall ~ painted some frames
choosing photos

and then there is the coverlet for the bed ~ summer weight
so when we take the quilt off for the summer
there will be something pretty to replace it with

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today is a little painting project ~ some touch ups that I have been putting off
and then some curling up on the couch as we have a freezing rain mix
going on right now so we are staying put





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feels good to be back after a little time away
busy as mama was in the hospital for a little spell
she is home and fine now but it was a busy couple of weeks

I picked the girls up this week after school ~ we grabbed supper and 
took it over to her place
we all enjoyed our girls night and caught up on the latest news

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some other things are heavy on my heart yet 
I feel if I write about it here it is like airing my dirty laundry
let's just say I do not like conflict and you can choose your friends
but you can't choose your family!




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my mother in law is hosting Easter dinner tomorrow
always yummy ~ looking forward to it

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Happy Easter ~ Happy Weekend





Friday, February 26, 2016

Friday Potpourri


This time of the year I am usually complaining about 
how much snow we have
and how I am tired of winter

truth is this year winter has been a weird season
it was 15 C here today
and snow ~ compared to last year we hardly
have any on the ground

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of course this does not mean that I enjoy the winter months
if they were all 15 degrees and sunny
I may have a better relationship with my most dreaded season

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weekends are still for nesting and organizing
little projects are getting done
soup making and sweet baking
cozy time on the couch

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I finished one book and started another
there is a stack of magazines on my coffee table
and I have finally caught up on my blog reading
forgive me if I haven't been around to comment




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 last weekend was game night with #thebestneighboursever
we always have so much fun
some adult beverages ~ great food 
and the best company

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can you believe March is next week
time is flying and I feel like I am sitting on the couch
watching it race past

I know I have to make some changes
and take action sooner than later




this weekend I hope to spend some time with my Mama
maybe a trip to the market
unless of course I choose to stay home in my jammies
over that 2nd or 3rd cup of coffee

no solid plans or promises
and that suits me just fine



Friday, February 12, 2016

Friday Potpourri

It's like living in a snow globe
and someone keeps shaking it
as it has been snowing off and on for the past week
or so

it makes driving difficult
but after dark when I am curled up inside
watching the snowflakes dance under the street lights
it looks like lightening bugs
and makes me dream of summer

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February means soups and chowders
lazy Sundays and movies
curled up under a throw reading books

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I have also been doing some cooking
slow cooker meals and cookie baking
sorting and organizing


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I have sat down and made some plans
getting together with friends
trying to get out and enjoy the sunshine
when it happens to appear

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this weekend is a 3 day one for me
so I am looking forward to checking everything off
my to do list
wish me luck please! 

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with Sunday being Valentines day
we may go out for dinner ~ still figuring that one out

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whatever we do
it will be with love

Happy weekend



Friday, January 22, 2016

Friday Potpourri


Ahhh Friday

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the week is done and when it gets to this time
we look back and wonder where the time has gone
January almost over and here we are
getting ready to welcome February
the month of hearts and love
if you are into that kind of thing.....





My favourite band ever is The Eagles
I was fortunate enough to see them in concert in 2008
I cried and sang along with each and every song
it was a night I will never forget ~ their songs weave through my life
like threads in a quilt
ahhh the memories each song sparks

so yes I did cry when I heard of Glenn Frey's passing
what an artist ~ songwriter ~ singer

Thank You for the music Glenn ~ may you RIP

from my fav song ~ Desperado



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 Wednesday night I picked up my niece Sam
we grabbed a quick bite then it was off to Michael's for a little girl time
that place really is dangerous
but armed with coupons and some great sales
we came out happy ~ not only with our new items
but with the time we spent together


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I am always looking for new recipes and last week someone posted this one to facebook
it looked good so I clicked on the link and then pinned it
I made it last night and it was yummy!  It's called a taco braid and its really easy to make
a recipe to add into the rotation


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I got most of my craft room straightened out on Sunday
you see I went out and bought fabric the day before to make a ruffled apron
and the room needed to be done before I could start
there is a method to my madness
so now when the mood strikes me ~ I can get right to it

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we have dinner plans out this weekend but other than that
it is free and clear which is fine with me
time to get a few things done ~ maybe bake some cookies
and spend some time cozied up reading or watching movies
that IS the best part of this time of the year.

enjoy your weekend