Saturday, December 14, 2019

Saturday Roundup

Most of this week has been spent working around the house. I am slowly cleaning room by room and while doing so I am completing a round of decluttering as well. Things are looking up here on the old homestead.

I have managed to mostly finish the knit top I was making (need to work on the seams next week), managed a bit of sewing (pictures to follow next week) and finished two novels. Things seem to be moving right along.

I have even managed to get a few more apps and my email onto my new phone.

I am a happy camper.

Hopefully tomorrow will be more of the same.

Everybody have a wonderful evening.

God bless.

Friday, December 13, 2019

Frugal Friday

So what frugal things have been happening around here. It always seems like I post the same things over and over, I need something new and different.

1.  My contract was finished on my cell phone so it was time to resign. I (well my husband and Kris did most of the deciding) decided to upgrade my phone as well. I went in and got one of the $0.00 cost phones. While it does not have all the bells and whistles the newer models do it is good enough for me. My old one will go to my husband as his cell phone is no longer holding a charge.

2.  Went grocery shopping and managed to save $34.85 from sale items only. Managed to get our Christmas turkey on sale as well.

3.  Deposited a cheque from insurance we got as repayment for my upfront payment for the last dental visit.

4.  Shoveling snow instead of using the snow blower. Saving money on gas.

5.  Using items up and while not really batch cooking I have been able to put a few containers of food into the big freezer to use later on this month or early next month.

Everybody have a wonderful day.

God bless.

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Freezing Cold, Snowy and Winter Has Arrived

Once again it is really cold today and then later in the afternoon the snow moved in. We will definitely have a white Christmas unless some strange weather pattern moves in.

I spent the day cleaning, knitting and sewing. My crafting mojo seems to be dissipating the closer it gets to the holidays. I really need to get things done before that final week. The boys will be home and I will want to visit (though I can do so with knitting in my hands, not so much sewing).

Tomorrow is errand day so I hope that the accumulation of snow is not too great (by the end of tomorrow we are supposed to have gotten another 4 inches). I need to do a bit of travelling as I will be going to SaskTel to get a new cell phone and sign another contract (mine is done). That is all the way across town (a 5 or 6 minute drive when the roads are good, much longer if they are nasty).  So I am keeping my fingers crossed that roads are in pretty decent shape.

Once I have finished braving our roads, I plan on getting things put away, helping Harvey mount our upstairs television on the wall, finishing all the hems on my tunic top, and rethreading (as well as changing the needle to one more for sewing knits) my machine. I need to get at least three more items sewn before the week ends. Then I might just cut out a couple of other patterns that have been begging me to try them out. My stash is slowly going down and replacements are going into my closet.

Today I made it a great day.

Everybody have a wonderful evening.

God bless.

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Thrifty Tuesday

It is already the second week of the month! Christmas will be upon us before we can say Santa Claus is coming to town.

The temperatures have dropped dramatically. When I awoke this morning it was -29C with a wind chill of -38C. Brrr, the perfect weather to stick close to home and get things completed.

As far as thrifty moves this week goes there are a few that stand out.

Harvey had a few socks that needed to be darned and a few that were way past darning again. Those that were past being fixed I cut up to be used to tie plants up next growing season.

Opening the drapes to let the sun in heats up the house just perfectly. We have been lucky in that the sun has been shining and the heat that is generated usually means the furnace does not kick in until later in the day. Shutting them keeps the cold air out of the house come evening.

I have made soup a couple of times this past week, using up the little bits from the crisper. Tonight I actually used up a package of frozen leftover roast beef making beef barley soup. The remains of which are cooling in two containers and will be put in the fridge in a bit (must remember to label them first). 

Everybody have a wonderful evening.

God bless.

Monday, December 9, 2019

Menu Monday

The second week in December has now arrived, bringing with it colder temperatures, and more snow.  Hearty meals (not that I changed too much ever) are now in order.

Monday

Leftover chili served over pasta and sprinkled with a bit of grated cheddar cheese.

Tuesday

I am going to take the smaller package of leftover roast beef, find my recipe for beef barley soup and go to town. Serving this with tuna salad sandwiches.

Wednesday

Oven roasted chicken breasts served with rice, and asparagus. I think there might be a tossed salad involved as well. Got to get those servings of veggies and fruit in.

Thursday

Stew served on slices of thick homemade bread. I hope to make enough for leftovers later and make this in my instant pot as well.

Friday

Salmon fillets along with a tossed salad and rice.

Saturday

Leftover stew heated on the stove along with dumplings. 

Sunday

Roast pork, though I could pull out a bag of frozen roast pork and warm that up along with veggies and potatoes it would fill us up nicely.

Lunches are the usual sandwiches, or leftovers. In my case it is usually a piece of toast and some fruit.

Everybody have a wonderful day. 

God bless.



Sunday, December 8, 2019

Sunday Ramblings

This Sunday we lit the second candle in our church Advent Wreath. The one that represents Love.

We light the candle of Love to remind us that Jesus brings us God’s love and shows us how to love others. We love each other by giving of ourselves in many ways. Perhaps the easiest way is by giving money to the various charities that seem to abound at this time of year, but harder (or should I say more difficult ways) are available to us all.

Forgiving those who hurt us in big and small ways is perhaps one of the hardest ways to show love and one of the ways I need to practice. I am going to concentrate on this over this wonderful season as I wait for that great gift to arrive. The gift of God's love in the shape of a human baby. One who came to take all our pain and sin. Seeing us exactly how we are and still loving us enough to sacrifice all.

Everybody have a wonderful evening.

God bless.

Friday, December 6, 2019

Frugal Friday

What frugal things have I/we been up to this week.

1.  Hubby fixed my angel tree topper. I hope to get it back on the tree this afternoon.

2.  Using up bits and bobs from the freezer. I see a pie crust that I will use up at some point this weekend.

3.  Making buns in stead of making bread all the time.

4.  Once again had a good savings at the grocery store of $29.95. We don't always get really good coupons here in the middle of Canada, but our Co-op store has wonderful sales.

5.  Bought the new entertainment stand as a floor model. A few scratches, but well worth the over 50% off we paid. I am pretty sure we can touch up those small scratches.

I am also feeling much better today. I must have just had a touch of something. Still stuffy, but not as achy or as churning stomach as I was yesterday. Hope it continues.

Everybody have a wonderful day.

God bless.

Thursday, December 5, 2019

Thursday Tidbits

I have been fairly lazy over the last couple of days, and today I now know why. While grocery shopping and running errands I started to feel ill and have been feeling worse as the day progresses.

I did manage to complete a couple of easy tasks today. I put all the items (DVD's, CD's and candles away. That was easy as I could sit and do them which meant I was not dizzy at all. I do hope that I feel much better tomorrow. I will need to catch up on all the things I have left undone.

Everybody have a wonderful evening.

God bless.

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Finished (Well Mostly)

The last big piece of furniture is now in place in the living room.

This 30 year old entertainment was removed....

The new one put together and in use. I do miss my shelves for pictures however so we may mount the television on the wall and have the top cleared for my bits.

Now comes the accent colours which hopefully I can either find or make (cushion covers, and such).

Supper tonight was a wonderful Lentil Soup. I even have enough leftover for another two meals for Harvey and I.


Everybody have a wonderful evening.

God bless.

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Thrifty Tuesday

This will not go down as the most thrifty of weeks. Why is it that things always seem to break down when you least expect it. More about this later.

I have been busy using things up and storing the excess food from roasts and such in the freezer.

Did some hand hemming on a pair of Harvey's dress pants.

Turned a collar, or two as well as darned a couple pairs of my socks.

I have been working on next years planner, using up paper from when I used to work. I just may have enough to last a few more years. I use an old binder and a few pages and 2 calendar pages printed out on the printer, then lined paper for the days chores (the page holds 4 days lists). To buy one costs around $12.00, my version costs at the most $2.00.

Now for the not so thrifty things.

We bought a new TV stand for the living room, which Harvey will pick up tomorrow. This one has an electric fireplace insert so when things get a bit chilly I can turn it on. Eventually we will mount the TV on the wall giving me a bit more room to place some pictures and such on the top.

Then while making supper (I use the microwave to partially cook the potatoes for scalloped potatoes and ham) my 20 year old microwave gave up the ghost. Since I use this appliance all the time this means I will need to replace it as soon as possible. I only hope which ever one I manage to buy lasts as long as this one did.

Everybody have a wonderful evening.

God bless.







Monday, December 2, 2019

Menu Monday

Ahh, the last month of the year, how on earth did this happen.

Monday

Leftover pork roast (though it could be leftover turkey) made into a casserole and put in the fridge to pop in the oven. I have company most of the afternoon and really do not have time to cook a big meal). Served with the leftover salad from last night we should be just fine.

Tuesday

Ham and scalloped potato casserole. Think I will serve it with raw veggies and dip (cleaning out the crisper ready for shopping this week).

Wednesday

Clean out the fridge night.

Thursday

Chili and toast.

Friday

Cod fillets, coleslaw, and homemade fries.

Saturday

Leftover chili served on pasta with a sprinkle of grated cheese.

Sunday

Roast beef, roasted potatoes, roasted carrots, and onions.

So there is another week of menus, no meatless meals however. I may have to double up over the coming weeks.

Everybody have a wonderful day. 

God bless.







Sunday, December 1, 2019

Sunday Ramblings

The First Sunday in Advent, one of my favourite seasons in the Catholic Churches liturgical year. 

I don't know if you have noticed the same thing as I have over the past few years. People rush, from place to place, stressing over the perfect Christmas and not taking the time to enjoy the build up to Christmas. The anticipation of waiting, expecting the most wonderful present of all. The gift of our Saviour. 

Usually the first Sunday of Advent is when I put the decorations on the tree. Harvey usually brings it up on Saturday, gets the lights on and leaves me to it. This year was no different. 

It takes me awhile to decorate the tree as many of the ornaments have a story. I always have to relive that unique story each ornament imparts. Some are decorations the boys made growing up, some are gifts from them as they grew older. Still others are ornaments I have picked up on our travels, and yet others are ones that graced our tree as I grew up. 

Taking the time to cherish each and every memory, makes me slow down and realize that the greatest gift we were ever given is promised to us each and every year.

Everybody have a wonderful evening.

God bless.

Saturday, November 30, 2019

Saturday Roundup

I just can not believe it is the end of November. Looking out the window at the snow and ice it already looks like mid winter, but inside it is toasty warm and just perfect for what I have been up to the last half of the week.

I have put my sewing to the side (did manage to finish one project though) and started my Christmas baking. I have a feeling I have once again gone a bit overboard with my list. Yet with company coming Christmas day, Kurt and Kris being home for about a week, and my Prayer Shawl ministry meeting here on Monday for a little get together I think I might be okay.

Here are a few pictures of what I have made so far.

Chocolate coconut candy in the bag in front. Almond Bark in the bags in the back.


English Shortbread, though why the recipe is called that I will never know.

Homemade peppermint candies.

Whipped Shortbread cookies decorated with red and green cherries.

Butter Tart slice, since I refuse to make tarts any more.

Nanaimo bars, my favourite.

Peanut Butter slice.

The last two still need cutting and putting in containers.

Just a few more items to make, but as Harvey has brought up the Christmas decorations and set up the tree, I will have to stop for a little bit. Hopefully I will be able to get at least the Peanut Brittle made tomorrow (if I am really lucky the Surprise toffee as well).

Everybody have a wonderful evening.

God bless.





Friday, November 29, 2019

Frugal Friday

Cold and gloomy day here in the southeast corner of Saskatchewan. The wind is howling, just like it did yesterday and I am developing the usual headache from the accumulation of wind days. Taking a tablet before too long.

One great thing about this kind of weather is I don't really want to leave the house for any reason. Thus frugality reigns.

1.  Used up remnants of fabric to cut out more patterns. I actually managed a dress from one remnant (it will be a spring summer dress), a pair of pants from another, and a t-shirt from yet another. No real waste at all as the scraps have been put in the scrap bag.

2.  Combined errands this week to save on gas and vehicle wear.

3.  While this does not sound very frugal we decided to try out new places rather than the dealership for work on our vehicle. We will not use Great Canadian Oil Change as it is almost double what it costs at the dealership (would not have known this if we had not tried it out) and KalTire charges about $5 more to exchange the tires to snow tires. The good thing is KalTire is closer and the work is done much faster.

4.  Using up food in the fridge freezer again this week. Just a couple of bags, but gone is gone.

5.  Grocery savings for this week amounted to $25.13. Not bad considering a great many baking supplies were purchased. Even though the products were on sale, they were still more than I had really thought they would be.

Everybody have a wonderful day.

God bless.

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

The Calm Before The Storm

Today while not warm, really was quite nice. However we are supposed to be having quite the snow storm hitting us over the next three days. Perfect for staying inside and getting Christmas baking and sewing done.

My errands were all ran today in an effort not to have to go anywhere tomorrow. Harvey will be taking the car to get the tires retorqued. I don't want to navigate through snow, and he knows that I am not comfortable driving through deep snow. He is much better at that type of thing.

Dental appointment went well. I can feel the difference having nice clean teeth. My next appointment is in March of next year.

Bought some reference books for the sewing room. A lady I know very well was selling them on one of the garage sale sites.

There are three more that didn't make it into the picture. In glancing through them this afternoon before my appointment I can see lots of tricks and new ideas to make my sewing that much better. On some of the blogs I visit the ladies are way above my simple sewing level.

Harvey took the snow blower in to be fixed. This seems to be a regular occurrence right now. I guess we will both be out shoveling the snow that falls the next few days.

Welcome to my new follower on Bloglovin.

Everybody have a wonderful evening.

God bless.


Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Thrifty Tuesday

We are back to the cold, cloudy weather. In fact according to the weather pundits, a storm will be moving in come Thursday (or if it moves a bit quicker than expected overnight on Wednesday). Since I have a dental cleaning tomorrow afternoon, I thought that I may as well get my errands done as well.

Combining errands just makes sense. It saves on gas as well as wear and tear on the vehicle. Getting all the running around done on one day saves me time and energy as well.

I had problems sleeping last night so tonight I am pulling out some tea that never fails to help me sleep. Glad I have a goodly supply as I think I may have a few more sleepless nights, I have started the dreaded cholesterol pills and one of the side effects is insomnia. Great for a person who occasionally suffers this without any help.

I fixed a couple of seams on some of Harvey's t-shirts, did a bit of darning, and sewed a button on one of Harvey's spring jackets.

I have been turning off lights in rooms not in use, and keeping the heat at a steady temperature. Any cooler and my dear Hubby says he is freezing.

My nearest grocery store is going to be charging for plastic bags come December 1st, so I am saving as many as I possibly can in order to keep the litter cleared.

Recycled some older t-shirts into rags or strips to use in making a rug (one of my projects for the new year).

Everybody have a wonderful evening.

God bless.

Monday, November 25, 2019

Menu Monday

I am a bit late posting today, but things are kind of crazy today. Why so crazy I really have no idea. 

Monday

Ham steaks, salad and egg noodles.

Tuesday

Stuffed chicken breasts, rice and mixed veggies.

Wednesday 

Tomato soup and grilled cheese sandwiches (I have a dental cleaning appointment).

Thursday

Leftover roast chicken made into a casserole.

Friday

Glace (or perhaps out for supper).

Saturday

Clean out the fridge

Sunday

Roast ham, rice and a tossed salad.

Everybody have a wonderful evening.

God bless.


Sunday, November 24, 2019

Sunday Ramblings

Today was Christ the King Sunday the end of our liturgical year. Next Sunday is the first Sunday of Advent and the start of a new liturgical year.

I love Advent the joyous waiting and planning for the birth of our Savior. All those Sundays leading up to Christmas are full of anticipation and thoughts of the birth of a baby, sent to save the world.

The readings today focused on how leadership is to be styled. Even though Christ was the King of the Universe his style of leadership was one of servant leadership. Too often this style of leadership is not carried through to our everyday lives. Much of the leadership today is characterized by arrogance, love of self, hunger for power, and a very real disregard for the common good. I even see this in our Pastoral Council meetings time and time again.

Today I pray that we can all see the difference and practice servant leadership.

Everybody have a wonderful evening.

God bless.




Saturday, November 23, 2019

Saturday Roundup

This has been a week of finishing up a few Christmas gifts and a couple of items for me as well. I don't have a picture of one of the items for me as it is in the basket waiting to be washed on Monday. 

This is one of the items I finally finished for myself.

Just a little shift dress to wear next spring or during cooler days in the summer.

Next are Harvey's Christmas presents this year.

Two pairs of flannelette pajama bottoms.




The BBQ apron. Perhaps his clothes will stay a bit cleaner after his episodes of being a Grill Master.

A sweater vest to ward off the chill in the basement.

I cut out lots more patterns over the last two days. I hope to be busy in the sewing/craft room until the sewing mojo disappears once again.

Everybody have a wonderful evening.

God bless.

Friday, November 22, 2019

Frugal Friday

Hmm, now what has been happening on the old homestead on the frugal front.

1.  Saved $29.74 on my groceries this week, just buying sale items.

2.  Finished all the Christmas gifts that I had planned on.

3.  Pulled out some sparkly yarn to make a sweater for the holiday season.

4.  Used up some more bits and bobs from the fridge freezer.

5.  Reading books from the library for entertainment and watching Netflix (we share the monthly cost with our youngest son).

6.  Decluttering is continuing every day.

Everybody have a wonderful day.

God bless.

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Wintery Wednesday

We actually had our first real day of winter weather today. I got up this morning and opened the living room drapes to a winter wonderland.

The weather folks said we were going to get at least 5" of the white stuff overnight, and I would say that is what I woke up to.

This is what Harvey's truck looked like first thing this morning.

I cleaned off my car which was in as bad as shape with the snow covering. Made my way to the grocery store in the continuing snow fall, on rather slippery roads (Harvey says that it was wet snow that first started falling). Got what was needed and carefully navigated the roads home.

The snow stopped falling at around noon and when we measured the snow fall we had received 8". Everything looks so nice and clean. That lasted all of what seemed like a minute. Trucks started hauling the dirt from the waterline break and now our street looks like a sea of mud.

Harvey enjoyed getting the snow blower out and cleaning off the driveway and the front steps. The back deck will have to wait until tomorrow as he will need to shovel heavy wet snow and then blow it into the center of the yard.

I spent most of the day sewing and I finally finished the BBQ apron. Tomorrow after my doctor's appointment I will begin working on the nightie for myself. I am no longer going to try and sew one outfit a day, if it takes a bit longer that is quite okay, at least everything will be done correctly.

Pulled out some yarn to knit myself a sparkly sweater for the Christmas holidays. I am using Patons metallic yarn and while it seems to be a little tougher to knit but I think it will drape nicely.

A few days ago Harvey took a drive, and saw a bison herd.

I guess some younger ranchers in the area have decided to expand their herds to include something other than cattle.

Everybody have a wonderful evening.

God bless.

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Thrifty Tuesday

We are going to have our second water shut off in the past week. Rather than buy bottled water for the week after the main is fixed (yet again) I have filled almost every container we have with water from our taps.

Still making good use of all the bits and bobs in the fridge freezer (with a few new meals interspersed between the use it ups).

Working on the Christmas gifts for Harvey. They have helped me use up some more already purchased fabric in my stash.

Went through my yarn stash and started another prayer shawl.

Everybody have a wonderful evening.

God bless.

Monday, November 18, 2019

Menu Monday

More changes to the weekly menu than clothing changes this week. Mostly due to the fact that meetings are changing our monthly dinner out night, and there are days I just do not feel like cooking anything at all so quick and easy is the thought for the day.

Monday

Leftover Baked Spaghetti.

Tuesday

This was supposed to be date night, but of course I forgot a meeting (Pastoral Council) so we will go out tomorrow night.
I will be serving leftover Chicken or perhaps turkey.

Wednesday

Date night.

Thursday

Porkchops, rice, and mixed veggies.

Friday

Salmon casserole along with some cut up veggies and dip.

Saturday

Soup and sandwiches. I just might have found a recipe to use up a container of ham broth from the fridge freezer...and I even think there just might be a small package of leftover ham meat I can add to it.

Sunday

Roast Chicken, roasted potatoes, roasted carrots and the remains of the cut up veggies and dip.

Hopefully no more changes for the remainder of the month.

Everybody have a wonderful day.

God bless.

Sunday, November 17, 2019

Sunday Ramblings

The rain that fell yesterday was pretty much gone today. The roads were clear and not icy in the least. Made heading to Mass easy this morning.

Mass was very long today as Father talked about funerals (kind of matched the readings) and the things we as a parish were doing right and the things we were doing wrong. I always knew that there really was no place in the funeral rite for a eulogy and that other faiths were slowly sneaking into how funerals were being done in the church. Still it was interesting to see the looks on other parishioners faces as he explained the reasoning behind the churches teachings. He said that he will still allow eulogies but will place a time limit on them, that the real place to do them is the Vigil or at the luncheon after the funeral.

What I did not like about his "special" homily was the blaming of certain generations for the changes. Really that is not the warm, and welcoming aura we want to put forth. Our church has been thought of as cold and unwelcoming for a very long time and I thought that was changing. I suppose it hasn't changed as much as I has hoped.

I did take my name off the lector and communion minister lists for the month of December. I did tell the lady in charge of scheduling that I would be available for subbing. It is something I am going to slowly draw away from over the next few months. It is time after serving in this capacity for 26 years. I just want to go to Mass and not have to do anything but "be".

Harvey was disappointed that our football team lost the final game of the playoffs. The team representing the Western Division  is our biggest rivals. So that means he is cheering for the east when it comes down to the Grey Cup.

Me, well I finished off the prayer shawl I have been working on, did some work on the apron (well the embroidery machine did most of the work) and started another prayer shawl.

Really this has been a quiet day, one of thinking, writing in my journal and just enjoying what life has handed me, both the good and the bad.

Everybody have a wonderful evening.

God bless.

Saturday, November 16, 2019

Saturday Roundup

I have been indoors for most of the week. Still did my walking, but used the treadmill most days with just a short walk for fresh air. Really until the last few days it has been much too icy for walking. Today we were well above freezing, which would have been perfect walking outdoor weather if it had not been raining.  

This morning Harvey and I went to the craft fair put on by the Kinette Club here in town. They had a little contest on Facebook, and I just happened to win two free entrance tickets. Great frugal save and a lovely hour was spent looking at new crafts......Seems like hair scrunchies are the biggest craft idea now. 

One lady was selling purses made out of cork from Portugal. Absolutely beautiful!!! Expensive, but beautiful and one of a kind.

We came home, I completed the second pair of pj bottoms and did some house cleaning. Slowly getting the house back in order. Major break down in the sewing/craft room however. I don't think that room will get really back to top tidiness until I manage to catch up on all my projects.

I was enjoying some Netflix while pinning, and Harvey was downstairs watching hockey when the phone rang. It turned out that Harvey won one of the door prizes today. Not really a male prize so now I am the proud owner of a lovely sparkly lip gloss and a bronzer from Younique.

Everybody have a wonderful evening. 

God bless.

Friday, November 15, 2019

Frugal Friday

1.  Saved $19.75 grocery shopping this week.

2.  Found a $5 bill in the back alley, also found ten cents.

3.  Used the treadmill on those cold and icy days. Once it warmed up put on the winter ice grippers and had a short walk in the fresh air.

4.  Finished another Christmas gift.

5.  Got a free jar of pasta sauce with my groceries.

Everybody have a wonderful evening.

God bless.

Thursday, November 14, 2019

Thursday Tidbits

We had a watermain repair today so our water was off from early morning until late afternoon. At least time they gave us some warning so I could fill things with water. Nothing worse than not being able to flush the toilets.

I finished the dress I had started a few days (well about a week and a half ago). The sleeves did not go as well as I had hoped, but it is still wearable. Picture to follow at some point next week.

Decluttering took place as well (since I had no water to do any extra cleaning. I will get caught up on that front tomorrow.

The sewing machine is all set up for the first pair of pajama pants and the elastic is cut for both pairs. I am hoping to get both pairs sewn in the next day and a half. Problem is my back starts to hurt if I sit too long at the sewing machine.

The weather has warmed up considerably. I put on my winter ice cleats and had a bit of a walk this morning. It was sure nice to be out in the fresh air. There is something so freeing about getting outside and just moving.

This weekend we are having a big craft sale in town. One I have always gone to, but this year I am really considering giving it a miss. The cost to enter used to be $2.00 a person but this year the cost has risen to $5.00 a person, more than double!! I know prices are rising, but really. We never buy anything, but it does give me a chance to see new and interesting crafts. Perhaps even give me some new ideas.

Paid a visit to the library earlier this week. Now I have reading material for a few weeks.

Everybody have a wonderful evening.

God bless.



Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Old Pictures

Last week I started scanning some old pictures of my parents and of course some of our own that I missed my last go around (still can't find Kurt's album or more of my old cassette tapes).

Many of the pictures brought back wonderful memories.

My Dad's parents along with Auntie Kathy and Uncle Garry. Though my Aunt Beverly says it is her and my Uncle Freddy. Uncle Sam is in there as well.

When Expo 67 was in Montreal, we travelled from our home in Toronto, pulling the trailer Dad made. Parked in a farmers field and had a blast. I believe this picture is of the Sri Lakan pavillion.

Our home in Vancouver, the place I was born. We had those chairs for a very long time as well as the bookcase.

My Mom on the right and her friend Martha. Martha sewed the bridesmaids dresses for my wedding.

Kris with M.C. Hamster. Such an animal lover.

Kurt holding his little sister.

Dad while working for the Hudson's Bay Company at Goose Bay Labrador before he and Mom got married.

Everybody have a wonderful evening.

God bless.







Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Finally

Today our furniture arrived, and it was set up in no time at all!!

The sectional has a bit darker fleck in in that isn't showing up well in the picture. I should be able to sleep nicely on this when I have those sleepless nights (seem to be happening more often lately).

My comfy chair (with the messy table beside it, I am working my way through the various projects that are located around here). It is perfect for snuggling into to do my knitting or reading. 

Still have some straightening up to do, but will continue that and the decluttering of the room over the next few days.

Everybody have a wonderful evening.

God bless.