Saturday, September 15, 2018

Saturday Round Up

I am typing this up early today as Harvey and I will be heading into the city for the football game this evening. It is going to be a chilly and wet one. We will pick up Kris and head out for a meal before we hit the stadium.

Thought I would share a few pictures of our hike on the last full day we were in Jasper. We did the Valley of the Five Lakes trail (and a bit more, because we got mixed up on our directions)

Map of the hike at the trailhead.

Ignore the finger in the bottom corner. I am afraid that I am still working on getting my picture taking with my phone down. This is the Fourth Lake

A picture of the Third Lake. Notice no finger in this one.

Still the third lake. I took this one sitting in the red chairs they have in all of our National Parks. Believe me at this point we needed a bit of a rest. Seems as if some of the way was almost straight down. I needed Harvey at a few points to hang onto as there were no close trees.

The Second Lake. 
The First Lake. This one had a dock we could wonder out on and gaze at the scenery around us.

Now you may notice something. All these lakes look eerily similar. In fact I told Harvey here on the prairies going by size alone we would probably consider them ponds. However, with such clear water where we could see the bottom even at the end of this dock, Harvey decided to use his hiking stick and see how deep it was..... Needless to say when he put the stick in the water he could not reach the bottom. So about 20 ft. out the depth was well over 4 ft. Harvey said he could see where the hiking stick ended and the floor of the lake started and guessed he had another at least 3 ft. before he would be able to touch.

We made it back to the cabin, had a rest and then headed into town. There I bought some bath salts to soak our weary bones in.

Everybody have a wonderful day.

God bless.

Friday, September 14, 2018

Frugal Friday

I am feeling much better. Still not 100%, but better none the  less.

1.  Used tomatoes, peppers, and onions from the garden to make tomato sauce.

2.  Both the air conditioning and furnace have been off for thee last three days.

3.  Cut up 5 pairs of jeans given to me by Kurt to make squares for quilting.

4.  Clothes hung on the line to dry.

5. Raining today so no watering of plants or the garden.

Everybody have a wonderful evening. God bless.

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Wouldn't You Know

We are home from our holiday and wouldn't you know that I would come down with some sort of cold or other such thing. So much to do and all I really feel like doing is curling up under a banker and drinking copious amounts of tea or other such liquid.

To make matters even more stressful I will have to make a trip to Yorkton, a town three hours north of us to visit one oof my aunts. She broke her femur and is in the rehab center there. I only have 3 living anuts so I feel it is important to show I care.

Just a few pictures of our holiday.

This is the cabin we stayed in while in Jasper.

The lodge campfire where a few of us would gather each evening for wildlife talks, to make s'mores, or have a sing along.

The wonderful view from our cabin deck each and every morning.

I will share more pictures tomorrow of our adventures.

Everyone have a wonderful evening. God bless.

Monday, September 3, 2018

Let Our Holiday Begin

Well the first leg of our journey is done. After 7 hours of travel (we were actually 2 hours closer by staying in Regina after the football game) we made it to Kurt's place.

He made us a lovely supper of salmon and asparugus.

Now we are watching the second football game of the evening. Guess Harvey is getting in his football fix for the upcoming week.

Everybody have a wonderful evening. God bless.

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Thrifty Tuesday

I have just one more mitt to sew up and two Christmas gifts are finished. Since I knit these out of yarn leftover from other projects the cost was minimal. I would hazard a guess of about a dollar a pair. I know you can buy mitts for that price in many areas, but they are skimpy and barely keep your hands warm.

This morning I froze 4 more bags of tomatoes and I am pretty sure that is more than enough to last us quite awhile this winter. Now I will move on to spaghetti sauce. I have lots of containers saved up and it is really quite thrifty to make your own rather than buy it. You also know what exactly is in it.

Also this week we have dried cayenne peppers, I have sliced 2 green bell peppers and popped the slices into a bag and into the freezer. Even did up some more beans and popped those in the freezer as well. 

This afternoon I started to pull out some of the quilt squares I had been cutting out of scraps of leftover material and clothing too worn to donate to the thrift stores. I do believe I have enough to make a darn good start on the patchwork quilt for Kurt within the next day or two.

Using up leftovers is always a thrifty move and that is what I have done for the last few days. Trying my hardest to get the fridge cleaned out so I can give it a good wash before we go.

A couple of years ago Kris got us a Netflix subscription and every year he pays for it. I have started to watch it on my larger TV rather than the tablet. Wow, is there ever a difference!

I have made a grocery list for our trip. There will be one night that we will be eating out (I think the last night of our stay) the rest of the time we will be cooking or packing our own meals. Some of the food will be coming from our home, the rest (think more perishable stuff) will be shopped for when we leave Kurt's place.

Everybody have a wonderful evening.

God bless.

Monday, August 27, 2018

Menu Monday

Well, a few changes to the menu for this week. Nothing drastic, just one meal that was leftover from a day late last week.


Leftover sausage casserole. Harvey says slice up some cukes, tomatoes and green peppers to go along with it and we will have plenty to eat.


Grabbing one container of the leftover chili from the freezer and serving it with pasta tonight. Got to keep working on freezing and cleaning the house, so this will be quick and easy.


Smoked sausages, the leftover pasta (cause there will be leftovers) and a salad.


Homemade soup and grilled cheese sandwiches. I am just not sure what kind of soup as of yet.


Glace, and eggs.


Clean out the fridge night. I am sure there will be lots of bits and bobs in there that need to be used up before we leave tomorrow.


Eating out after the football game.

So there are the menus for this week. 

Next week we will be gone. Menu plans are sort of made for that week and hopefully we will be able to BBQ and only eat out once.

Everybody have a wonderful day.

God bless.

Sunday, August 26, 2018

Sunday Ramblings

Only three things to ramble about today.

We got rain, not much but at least the ground is slightly damp and there is more supposedly coming.

We harvested a watermelon from the garden yesterday.

So sweet and so yummy.

I have started the tidy up of the house. One must always have a very clean house when you leave on vacation. Especially when the neighbour is coming over to look after your furry friend.

Everybody have a wonderful evening.

God bless.