Wednesday, August 26, 2015

20 years

Today, while bringing boxes to the storage locker I was thinking about our 20 year stay in suburbia....

and this is what 20 years look like

                                          Dan (always the accountant)  thinks that in total we will hit
                                          250 boxes.

 This beautiful Santa will find a temporary house in the bedroom closet

 Yesterday was also a special day for me
After 20 years ,give or take a couple of months, it
was my last time taking the commuter train home.

 I hope to never, ever, take it ever again

I did my time!!

Thursday, August 20, 2015

No Way!

The finish line is almost there....We are 85% packed.

Most address changes are done and we started moving the pantry! All the cans are in their new homes.

The pool will be closed this weekend by a pro as requested by the buyer. This pool will be missed!!!

Today I wanted to share something I saw in the grocery store freezer....

  Poutine bites!!!

 Crispy potato ,cheese and Poutine sauce
all conviniently frozen in case you get a craving.
 3 bites for 110 calories
I can't believe some yahoo invented that!
I won't be spending my hard earned money on that.

On the thrifting front....Last night we brought 6 bags at Value Village
and I was rewarded with a 30 % off card.

                                I brought home these cuties....LOVE!
                                Fireking cereal bowls love!

                                Got to get ready for tomorrow, sleep tight my friends

Saturday, August 8, 2015

It was hard

I do come from a family with hoarding tendencies....

I have a distant cousin who bought a barn to stash his finds and treasures....

Another complains that her boyfriend brings trash home but is will to take all kind of unwanted artifacts...

My Dad has various collections....Books, copper pots, yellow vases to name a few....

Me ? Well you know about the Pyrexia , the Lampalia, I love vintage ashtrays (we don't smoke), vintage linens, cotton sheets...

And Mason jars....My faves are the antique ones, I have great blue ones but basically I love them all!

They are so practical!

I was informed last week that I had a unknown stash of Mason jars in the basement ....They were all dusty,cruddy with dead bugs in some....

So I shaked the bugs out and put them all in the dishwasher.

I a quite a few

                               and a new box..... with a big zipper bag of rings
21 in all
I knew they had to go
but it was hard!
I didn't want to give them
I wanted to bask in the glory of the Mason jar!!!

In case you're wondering I have a box or 2 in the storage locker
ready to move!!!
And nearly all my dry goods are store in Mason jars....

Have a great day!

I'm cleaning the oven today!!!

Monday, August 3, 2015

Fall is upon us

OK I know that it is still summer....

The temperature is still way up there....

But I smelled it.......

There is a smell of end of summer in the air.....

Downtown is swarming with teenagers and students shopping for back to school.....

And at Indigo (my fave bookstore) they pulled out ALL the stops!

                                                   Pumpkin and Ginger candles!

                                            I have NO idea what this one was but it smelled great!

                                I know the Moscow Mule has been a really trendy cocktail in the U.S
                                and I have a feeling it will be really big here in the fall and winter

                                I am not the let's buy a plate because of the saying type but these
                                made me feel like cooking a batch of chili! Or soup!

                               I would love soup!

                               Sleep tight!  

Sunday, August 2, 2015

New Display

It might seems strange to make a new Pyrex display since my moving day is coming up at the end of the month....

But to tell you the truth, I packed up ALL the Pyrex in my cupboards and now I am running just on the Primary bowl set, the Primary refrigerator set and a couple of casseroles.

Yikes! I am used, like the Pyrex Princess that I am, to pick different dishes depending on what I serve....

Definitely a first world problem! LOL

Pyrex YUM!

I am glad Pyrex still makes me happy.
Otherwise I would've packed it up and
sent it to assorted thrift shops....

We haven't moved in 20 years and things can be stressful at times.
We had a couple of manic panic episodes and we had 
to talk each other out of them....

Every time I visit my Dad I feel that I am finally coming home....
Strange no?

Sleep tight and have a great week! 

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Market Day

Last Saturday we woke up real early to Pick up my Dad and go to Jean-Talon Market.

Jean-Talon Market is one of Montreal's oldest public market , it was opened in 1933. It is also one of the largest public market in North America.

You can find a very large variety of fruits, vegetables, flowers, meat, artisanal products ....and bread!!! How can I forget the bread!

                                          I couldn't believe the mushroom selection!

                                 Flowers....I didn't linger because I couldn't buy anything since we are moving....

                                          I got lovely fresh peas, zucchinis and fresh figs....

With the zucchinis I made a lovely grilled zucchini with lemon salt recipe from The Pioneer Woman.
I didn't have time to make the lemon salt but the marinade was very very good and lemony. I will make this recipe again for sure but I will let it marinate longer, like maybe an hour...

Yes that is my Pyrex Red Kettle platter....And I was so in awe of the bakery that I didn't take any pictures,,,

Monday, July 13, 2015

Miracles DO Happen

Last night at 3:15 am , a tumbling noise coming from outside woke me up...

Since the A/C is running 24/7 these days I didn't really knew what the noise was and besides it was time for a bathroom break. Once downstairs I tried to see what was the source of the noise....I couldn't see anything.

I went back to bed and tossed and turned until the alarm clock went off at 4:45 am....

I was spazzing out about the noise, going back to work and the move!

This morning we saw this

  So the big noise was in fact part of the tree that fell down in the yard

 We have been trying to have that tree trimmed for 2 years now....
We have been unsuccessful so far, lack of money, we called 12 tree companies and no one showed up,
and finally the realtor and the regular tree guy both saying that we were selling so we didn't have to trim anything. 

Now for the miracles...

The pool is 6 feet away
It was untouched except for 2 pieces of bark and a dead squirrel
(I put extra chlorine to kill the cooties)
The fence was sparred, totally
The patio was sparred
The neighbor's driveway was sparred
finally the Flamingos were sparred

See how close the tree fell???

That was quite the miracle in my book.

I think I thanked God 30 times today.

I was so grateful it fell in the night and not while we were digging out some hostas...
None of the cat were injured
and besides having to re-install the clothes line
there was no material damage...

Thank you Lord for this miracle!!!