Sunday, April 29, 2012

April 22 to April 28

April 22, 2012
A lazy day. Did some laundry. Brought the pansies inside cause they are calling for snow tomorrow! I boxed up some linen in the pizza boxes John got for me. Now to find a place to put the boxes. Still trying to get the Library organized. Baked chicken and potatoes with French dressing and parmesan cheese. Very good and enough leftovers for another meal.

April 23, 2012
Snow in the morning melted quickly but cold miserable wet day. John is very busy and I just puttered away on the computer. Cooked a pork tenderloin with parmesan cheese, bread crumbs, and rosemary after brushing with garlic and mustard. Very moist and tasty. added left over potatoes and yellow beans. I made a pillow out of John's Alaska shirt.

April 24, 2012
Another snowy wet cold miserable day. Regular day at work with Fr. doing a School Mass. Made a chicken, potato, vegetable casserole which turned out very good. Meghan called and she has a week of teaching music and lots of wedding jewellery to make. Nothing on TV so went to bed early and read my book.

April 25, 2012
Much better day today with sun and cloud and a high of 10°C. Quiet day at work with Fr. away. Washed some more linen and hope to see the end of it soon! Sausages in a bun and salad for supper.  Nancy called and they had a great trip. Finished Big Bad Wolf by James Patterson and went to bed early Nothing on TV.

April 26, 2012
Back to the miserable weather. I talked to Joseph on Facebook and there is nothing new with him. Same old problems. Nancy and Joyce picked me up and we went to Burger Hut for coffee. Made a left over pork casserole with a touch of curry for supper. It was very good. Lots of TV tonight.

April 27, 2012
Quiet busy day at work. Went to Burger Hut for lunch. Sun came out so did some laundry. Still cool high of 8°C.Cleaning and sorting shelves. Why do we have Lee Valley catalogues going back to 2006? Found a treasure when I was going through the piles. A cookbook Sharon had made in 1973 when she was in grade 1. Harry & Carole stopped by and we had tea. Talked to Sharon on MSN.
April 28, 2012
Went to the Lioness Garden Lunch with Nancy & Laurie. The Speaker was from Griffin's Greenhouses and she was very entertaining and informative. I bought a "Trixi" Three plants in one pot called Blueberry Parfait. Laurie & Nancy came here after so Laurie could see the kitchen. We have decided to paint the purchased cupboards black. Went to Mass in Norwood. Meghan called and we discussed the Bead Bop.

Sunday, April 22, 2012

April 15 to April 21

April 15, 2012
I woke everyone up so we could go to 9 am Mass in Havelock and then have breakfast at the Burger King. We then sent Grandpa back to his desk and continued on to Oakville to see Taylor play for the Provincial Bronze medal. Unfortunately her team didn't win but they were fourth in Ontario and that is very good. Kyrstin's team had been eliminated on Saturday but just getting to Provincials is amazing. Afterwards we went to Sherway Garden's Mall and had supper in the food court. The boys did some shopping and I checked out Pottery Barn but it was boring. On the way home I got dropped off in Cobourg and John and I went to visit Dianna and Gayle and then home again. A busy weekend. warm foggy and damp

April 16
A very very windy day. I got two loads of laundry done but nearly got blown into the neighbour's yard hanging it up. Sorted through a couple of boxes from the dinning room and sorted and boxed some of the linen Put some yard sale things on the front porch and but away the porch Christmas things. Leftovers for supper. sun and cloud warm.

April 17
A busy day at work with lots of people and phone calls. Went for coffee and a bowl of soup at the Burger Hut and then had a late supper of meat pie. Cool sun & clouds

April 18
Ice on the windshield this morning. Only worked till 12:30 as I had an appointment with my gynecologist for a pap test. Have to go back in 3 months. We went shopping and got some treasures and a new light for the kitchen. John bought a TV for his office. I am not happy about it. After visiting John's client we had supper at Red Lobster. Check out my other Blog for pictures. sunny but cool.

April 19
We met Brian & Dorothy at the Burger Hut for lunch and then they came and had a look at the Kitchen. Nice warm day so  got lots of laundry done and fixed up the day bed on the back porch. John went to Lions in the evening.

April 20
Busy day at work and we went to the Burger Hut for lunch with Carole and Fr. and left from there with Carole to go to the Motel in Orillia. we shared a bottle of wine and then had a nap before going to Rama for supper with Jean and Bud. A couple of hours on the penny machine (lost $1.00) and then we went to see Gordon Lightfoot. It was a great show with all the familiar songs. Afterwards we gambled a bit (lost .90) to let the crowd (7,000) disperse and then shared another bottle of wine at the motel and called it a
night. dull with rain in the night.

April 21
Got up around 8:00am and met Harry and Carole at McDonalds for breakfast. On the way home we stopped at the Barn but didn't buy anything. Stopped at Fabricland and got heat resistant padding for an ironing board and went to Dollar Mania for a few things. We visited Joan for a few minutes and stopped at the Lion's park to pick up our rain barrel. Home at noon! Went to Mass at5:00 and had the usual for supper. cold and damp. new moon

Monday, April 16, 2012

April 8 to April 14

April 8, 2012
Happy Easter! A quiet day I did lots of laundry mostly linens. I have to wash it all because of the dust from the construction. I finally have it all in one place and will sort decide what to keep. I did a pork roast in the crock pot for supper. I sorted through a couple Uncle Bill boxes and put a lot of photos in the recycle as they have no meaning to anyone (so sad). Also recycled all his travel brochures from his many trips. I found some rosary's he had bought in Fatama. lovely sunny day.

April 9, 2012
Sorted through a couple of boxes from the dining room. Finished washing all the small pieces of linen. Lots of tablecloths still to do. Meghan phoned called and we went over the order so she knows what we need. I made a Mexican rice dish with the left over pork for supper. Meghan called again and she is sending the parcel tomorrow. Very windy and dull but didn't rain.

April 10, 2012
After work we had coffee with Paul and went to the bank. We then drove into Peterborough I went to Michael's and got some bargains and after 3 tries got wood trim for the kitchen ceiling. Went to Cosco and had supper there and got a some groceries and then spent lots of money at Dollarama. We went to the mall and I got gifts for Philip and Kyrstin and we returned the movie tickets and got 4 special events tickets in exchange. Didn't get home till after 9. cool and rain.

April 11, 2012
After work I got my hair cut at Nadine's and we went to Dave and Mary's to pay the bill for the Island. Dave had brought the last drawer front this morning. I made a potato & green been and hamburger casserole which was a do again supper. John stained the cupboards funny day with sun and rain on and off cool.

April 12, 2012
Beautiful day. Got lots of laundry done. Parcel from Meghan arrived and Mary & Dave stopped by so she got her supplies. Nancy was here and I gave her Joyce and her things.  We sat and had a cup of spiced tea. My summer skirts (19) are paired with 2 tops and hanging up in my wardrobe. I made a ground beef and broccoli casserole similar to yesterdays but didn't like how it was layered. I will probably do my own version from here on in. sunny

April 13, 2012
Crazy day at work with lots of people and interruptions. John helped fold bulletins and I saved some things for next Tuesday. Went to the Burger Hut for lunch. It opened today Hurray! Got 4 more loads of wash done. My slacks (13), capri's (7) and skorts (3) are all paired with 2 tops and hanging in the bathroom closet. I put 5 pair of track pants with 2 tops each in my bottom drawer. I have 5 tops left over! Jackets and sweaters and dresses are another problem as I have run out of closet space. That is a hard job done. All my winter things are piled on Sharon's bed ready to be put away. John did a stir fry for supper and I made no bake chocolate peanut butter squares. Christopher and boys arrived at 9:40 pm.

April 14, 2012
A fun busy day. Christopher & Philip dismantled the homemade bunk bed in the boys room and we took the mattresses and other junk to the dump. Philip then cleaned the back stairs too. The twins made memory wire bracelets while I did some work for my friend Nancy. We made hummingbird food and a suet cake for the birds. After a nice ham and scalloped potato with roasted veggies dinner (Oh and of course spaghetti & cheese) we left Grandpa at his desk and went to visit my sister Aunt Joan. We also saw Luke & Kendra and their new puppy Argo. When we got home Christopher and I sewed badges on cadet uniforms for the twins. There are a few pictures on my other Blog Organized Chaos 

Sunday, April 8, 2012

April 1 to April 7

April 1, 2012
Nature pulled an April fool on us as it snowed over night and today has been a dull cold wet day. Got stuff ready to mod pog a box and thinking of pillow covers for the porches. Went to the Multi-denominational Service at our Church and our choir sang Jerusalem. It was a nice service with ministers from all the Churches reading parts of the passion of Christ interspersed with choirs from each Church and the St, Paul's School choir. Meghan called and she is all finished with her studies and looking forward to some me time. cool and damp

April 2, 2012
I tea died paper for my box and have been working on a patch work pillow cover. Gayle, Diana and Michael were here for John to do their taxes and then we had Chinese for supper. It was a nice visit. Sean phoned to say Gillian has been accepted at U of T for International Development. She is waiting to hear from other Universities before she decides where she will go. Charlie is doing Kayaking and bouncer near Pembroke for the summer. Stephen is still enjoying his horseback riding. Nice day got 4 loads of laundry dry on the line.

April 3, 2012
Brian's birthday. Only 2 working days for me this week.  Ordinary uninteresting day. Farmers sausage in a bun for supper. Finished making the pillow cover and watched TV. sun & cloud

April 4, 2012
Did half hour (on my lunch hour) and hour after work with John of 40 hour devotions today. Don't have to go back to work till next Tuesday! Ordered pizza for supper. sun & cloud windy.

April 5, 2012
I spent a lot of the day working on my mod pog box. The ugly pink/purple box is now paper covered with lace and buttons. You can see it on my other Blog; Organized Chaos . Meghan phoned and she will mail the jewellery on Tuesday. I bought flowers to spread around the house. John went to his Lions dinner (kids night) Sunny but still on the cool side.

April 6, 2012
Good Friday. Christopher phoned and he and the boys are coming to visit next Friday. Hooray!!! Dave was here and brought me the cut out from the sink transformed into a large board to protect the island. He also checked the sizes for the cupboards and he will install them on Monday. We will have to stain and finish them. Went to Church at 3 pm in Norwood. John hung the curtains in the dining room and reversed the door back the way it was originally and put crystal knobs on it. I have been working on the obits from the paper I am a year behind! Joan called and we had a great chat. Still sunny and cool. Full moon tonight.

April 7, 2012
Dave called to say he was coming today instead of Monday and he and Mary arrived around 11 am. He spent a lot of time fitting and attaching the doors and drawer fronts and one drawer had to go home with him to be resized, We still have to stain and finish them. John bought us all sandwiches from Foodland and they left around 3 pm. Mary bought some floss and ordered Kumihimo boards for her grandchildren. Did some more obits and John worked on filling the spaces on the reversed door. We had the Saturday night special and went to Church in Norwood for the Easter Vigil. Afterwards we went to Tom & Joyce's for a visit with the Trappers and played Romoli. Beautiful warm sunny day.

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Week 13 March 25 to March 31

March 25, 2012
Church in Havelock
Breakfast White House Hendrina Helen Bernard?
Trip to Peterborough
JYSK-tea boxes, dish cloths, curtain rods
value Village-wine rack
Dairy Queen for mini blizzards
sunny 17

March 26, 2012
another trip to Peterborough
Peterborough Square- Geri's Arts & Crafts-plant hangers
Home Ology-birds
Harvey's for lunch
JYSK-pillow forms, tea towels,
XS Cargo toaster oven
Dave & Mary re cupboard doors
did display in Dad's box
Meghan called re jewellery repairs
sun & cloud cold and windy 4

March 27, 2012
had a nap
loaded Any Time & Quicken
Meghan called sold all material!
cool high 6 sun & cloud

March 28, 2012
Work as usual. Helped the hamburger for supper. Went to choir practice. Made last set of curtains for the kitchen. cool sun & cloud. Usual dull Wednesday

March 29, 2012
Steve the builder and friend were here and they put the kick plate on the counter so they are finished and have been paid in full. I made fork tie backs for the kitchen curtains and John screwed them on for me at the computer desk side. He also hung the curtains on the stove side of the room. I am cooking pork riblets in the crock pot.

March 30, 2012
Pay day and a good one as it covers 5 weeks. I am working on cleaning up and arranging the Library. We went to Hastings for Fish & Chips for supper as John had to visit clients there. Dusting of snow.

March 31, 2012
Still working on the Library. Found a few more treasures in the basement. Went to Mass in Norwood at 5. had the usual for supper. sun & cloud