Saturday, July 31, 2010
It's been a pretty uneventful Saturday. I was awake at 5:15 this morning....laid there hoping I would go back to sleep. Just didn't work out that way. So...I got up...had my coffee, listed a few things on eBay and dusted the upstairs. Not that it needed it! I'm sure you noticed a wee bit of sarcasm in my tone of voice, didn't you???
Work was rather boring and long. I had a few tables, but being a holiday week-end and what turned out to be a beautiful day...it was pretty quiet. I managed to keep busy...always do...helps pass the time. Tomorrow is going to be a tough one...I work a split shift. Need to get to bed earlier tonight.
Hoping when we stop at my Mom's next week, the condo garden will have more than enough veggies to share. I think I told you of the summer squash and zucchini that they shared with me last time I was there. They looked so nice all blanched and bagged up for the freezer!!! Actually, kind of pretty don't you think?? A few years ago, they gave me 2 boxes of tomatoes. What a treat!! And last year, I was told, they just rotted on the ground...no one wanted them. Wish I would have known. So I'll drop a few hints this year, and maybe I'll just get some for some vegetable juice and salsa.
Well, guess I'll push the vacuum up here...at least that will be done and out of my hair. Need to get our clothes ironed for the wedding....think that might wait until Monday.
Until next time...keep smiling!!!
Friday, July 30, 2010
A holiday week-end here in Ontario....Civic Day. Not sure what it's all about, but everyone here takes advantage of the time off on Monday!!!
John left for Brockville this morning around 6:00 a.m. We were up at 5:30...and as you can assume, it's been a very long day!! I went over to Jeannie's and vacuumed for her, as I do most Friday mornings....went to work at 11:00...and was out of there by 2:15. A very quiet day...but who wants to sit inside on a day like today??? Grant you...everyone needs to eat, but I'd much rather spend time with family and friends around a camp site than sit in a restaurant. Tomorrow might be a different story...as it's supposed to rain.
After work, I took Og The Dog for a walk and changed the bedding. Just got it out on the line to dry...and hopefully with the wind, it will be dry in no time.
Plans for the evening??? Not alot...might just open up my sewing machine and do some mending. I found a nice pair of slacks at one of the thrift stores...and they're too long. Plus John has a pair of new "undies" that need some stitching along the waist-band and a pair of work pants that needs some attention. See what I can get done.
I listed a few new items on eBay this morning....put them in the auction. So...what doesn't sell in a few months, will be history. It's getting to expensive. I list several of my winter hats and scarves...so need to give it some serious thought. I noticed one of my "favorite" crocheters is selling things left and right. Hmmmm...this might be the time.
Other than that...no news is good news. Need to call my sweet-heart to make sure he arrived in Brockville safely. Gave him a call earlier...he wasn't too far from his destination.
Take a peek at Og...a home hair-cut!!! I really think he looks like "Lamb-Chop"!!!
Until...tomorrow??????? Have a groovy day!!!
Thursday, July 29, 2010
Well, today is my hubby's birthday...officially 58 years of age. Doesn't look a day over 50 if ya ask me!!!!
We really didn't do anything special...but decided to go on a picnic and sit by the waterfall in Serpent River's park. Lovely spot...and being the tourist season, there were quite a few people having lunch. We decided to "rough it", sit by the falls and relax with our tuna sandwiches, cherries and oatmeal cookies.
Walked a few of the trails after lunch and just enjoyed being outside. Oggie Dog enjoyed the change of scenery...and new "territory"... and believe me, he's a tired boy tonight!!
John leaves for Brockville early in the morning. His son is flying in from B.C. and daughter is coming in from Toronto...a little family time. There's the annual AUTOMOTION...a huge car show on Sunday....always a good time. He's taking "The Met" down...alittle more time on the highway...but he loves driving!!!
On that note...I better get some sleep....morning will be here before I know it!!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, JOHN!!!
Wednesday, July 21, 2010
Well, I got home late yesterday afternoon. Trip to Michigan was a good time. My Mom and I went to my future daughter-in-law's bridal shower. She certainly got alot of nice things.....and expensive items on top of that!!! WOW!!!
Spent Monday afternoon helping my Mom clean out a few shelves of her closet. Made some real progress...in the "shoe department"!!! Looks pretty good and she was able to part with a few of her favorites...heels are just too high for her these days!!
Took my crocheting with me, but didn't pick up a hook once. Shame on me!!! I really need to get some crocheting done for a few of the local craft shows and eBay. Plus...I really don't want to spend alot of money on Christmas this year...so I'm hoping I can remedy that situation with at least a few homemade gifts.
My parent's neighbor gave me a bunch of zucchini and summer squash...so should get it blanched and in the freezer. Sure will be nice this winter....
Better get down to the kitchen...before it's too late in the day. Before I go...check out this handsome "dude"...with my grand-daughter, Averi! My youngest son, Jeremy!!! I sure am proud!!!
Hope all is well with you and yours!! Keep smilin'!!
Friday, July 16, 2010
You just can't get rid of me that easy. I'm like a reoccurring nightmare...I keep comin' back!!! I see another month has come and gone. I can't believe how fast time is passing flying by!!!
So let me think for a minute...I finished my baby afghan....that's it in the picture. It was an extremely easy pattern...and worked up fast. Now it's time to start on more items for the craft show and work on Christmas gifts.
John painted our bedroom and added some crown moulding. It's so nice!! I put up a new valance and have adder a new comforter...well, new to me. We've been pricing new doors for the closets...and believe me when I tell you, they aren't cheap!! Better keep saving my pennies...
Went to Brockville for a few days to spend time with John's parents. Did some heavy duty shopping while there...and found a dress, jacket and shoes for my youngest son's wedding. I'm wearing black and white. Took me FOREVER and 18 "gazillion" stores...but decided on a little black dress, black and white jacket and patent heeled sandals. Will throw on pearls and call it "good enough". Just can't justify wearing something "fancy" ONE TIME...and let an expensive dress hang in the closet. Money certainly doesn't grow on trees, right??
Heading down to my Mother's tomorrow...we're going to the bridal shower...Sunday... for my "soon-to-be daughter-in-law". Heart just isn't into it...but should be a good time...
Well, that's my news...hope this finds you and yours well. Oh...by the way...did you hear Ringo Starr turned 70 this month???? Hmmmmm..prime example of "flying time"!!