Thursday, November 26, 2015

Getting ready

Last year around this time I was 40% ready for Xmas.....
This year I am...let's say 10% ready.....NOT GOOD

Of course there is the oven situation.....

But we are working through it
and Dan is hard at work on patching the hole.

 These are the new Xmas decorations from my work's lobby.
I am grateful they got rid of the creepy leprechaun/Cirque Du Soleil dolls.

I also spied this cutie blowmold in a shop nearby.

What do you know I have the same!

The oven crapping out on me really threw me off. And I am barely getting used to the situation .
So I am writing a lot of lists and I will prep all my cookie dough and pastry dough during the weekend.


so that is 3 batches of pie crust dough, 2 batches of ginger bread cookies dough, 1 batch of Xmas sandies ,2 batches of pferffernusse dough...and I will see from there

Stay clam, sleep tight

and I hope you all had a great Thanksgiving!

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Seen Around

I love posting about interesting things I see while on the road.

Our latest road trip took us to Kingston, Ontario.

Once the capital of the Province of Canada....for just a short time . It remains an important military installation.

The old town (downtown ) is just lovely, quaint and great for unique shopping.

Here are things I saw  there, on the way there and on my way back.

 From the Brockville Goodwill, sad, so sad

 From a Kingston DVD club.
I want one (a blowmold just like this...)
 This machine really cracked us up.
Who knew the Dan meister wood worker extraordinaire had another job on the side?
In Montreal no less....

 Happy lovely mishmash from Gannanoque, Ontario

 Nice sunburst!

 The funny thing is my mother in law had the exact same clock
over the sink in the summer kitchen attached to her RV!
Whatever happened to it?

I don't know!

I bought a tiny gift for Dan, but it is still a secret!

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Out with the old

Good morning to all,

here I am in my living room waiting for the oven installer to come knocking.

They said between 8:30 and 12:30.....

Here are some pictures of the old Roy oven.

Here's the door

The oven out of its nest

 And the nest in question.

Now just as the pics were downloading, the oven
tech showed up!

Guess what?

The oven is too small (???) and Dan will have to install a contraption so
they can install the oven...Dad we're coming over for supper!

Size DOES matter lol

!"/$%?&*() not happy!

Saturday, November 14, 2015

When in Rome....

Or should I say when in Montreal...

One thing Montrealers do once in a while is go on Mount-Royal (aka The Mountain) and gaze at the city sky line on the Belvedere.

 That is the Big O (Olympic Stadium)

            The Jacques Cartier bridge
 The St-Lawrence river

And little ol' me!

It was a great treat to look at the city i love
but chilly and windy!

Have a great weekend!

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

What time is it?

Some people seem to think Christmas is just around the corner.....

 Well it is actually but i feel it is too soon for the decorations....
I am loving November
The light is bright
the sky is blue 
and the trees are gorgeous

Those mums put joy in my heart everyday when I see them.
They were removed this afternoon to make way
for some tulip bulbs.
Yay and boo!
I wish they'd stayed longer!

Friday, November 6, 2015

Seen Around

Seems I haven't done one of these posts in a very long time!

Wednesday I went for my annual lung check up and not only I spotted a church basement sale nearby but I found the charity shop I could not locate last year!


I did not buy ANYTHING, but it sure made for a thrifting adventure!

 Yes this is a brand new dragon made of shells.

 This lamp sure would be an ice breaker

 New in box holy trinity clock.
Now I am thinking that they were donated inventory
from a Chinese gift shop

 This sweet casserole did not have any markings

 I would've snapped up this delicious fondue pot if my cupboards
were bare....sigh!
 These tacky glass souvenir mugs always crack me up!

 I knew it was just a matter of time until I saw this in a thrift store.
The chocolate fountain is fun, but how often are you going to use it?
I figure the clean up must be an adventure as well.

 This is something I don't think I could buy in a thrift shop...

Herb tea!

No thank you

The church basement was very cramped with bossy volunteers. I was scared to take pictures....

Oh well

This is just the beginning of the fall bazaar/church basement season!


Tuesday, October 27, 2015

We DID it!!!

This week it will be 2 months since the move....

We are making the space our own, but it is a slow process. My Dad still has some boxes here and slowly but surely we are bringing them downstairs.

We achieved 2 big, I mean BIG things over the weekend....

First we unpacked the last boxes...

 All GONE!
In less than 2 months! 300 boxes!!!

 I alos had one of those AHA! moments
And (get ready for this) it dawned on me
that I just had too much Pyrex.
I was opening the last boxes and I was choking under the weight of the Pyrex!
I NEVER thought it would happen.
Oh well! I will be keeping a lot but only
my super fave patterns. And that doesn't include those
Verde casseroles....

I spotted this beautiful tree today on Ste-Catherine street.
The yellow leaves against this bright blue sky just make my
heart sing!

Good night folks!