Monday, May 28, 2012

May 20 to May 26

May 20, 2012
Went to Mass in Havelock and then went to breakfast at Burger Hut. Stopped and Jack & Nancy's to check on the new workshop. John came home and changed and went back to help. Didn't get back home till 6:30. I planted my plants and did some work on the driveway side porch, and even had time to read a bit on the other side porch when that one got too hot. My crib daybed is perfect for reading. Very very warm sunny day. Did 2 loads of laundry.

May 21, 2012
Victoria Day Holiday. Up early but groggy so went for coffee and we split a western. Finally got all the spices labeled and the bottles put away. Finished the west side porch and worked on the east side one. Moved the crib and set up a cozy corner. Went to the hardware store and got paint for the cupboard and bird seed. More coffee! John stained and put up the last piece of trim and started gluing the small hall seat back together. After supper we had tea on the east porch. He started to paint the cupboards but it isn't going well.

May 22, 2012
Work as usual had coffee with Fr. afterwards. Nice day. Worked some more on the East porch.

May 23, 2012
Went to Mass and the CWL Meeting. After work we went for coffee (I had a slushie) at Cat Sass with Fr. Unearthed the table on the East Porch.

May 24, 2012
Had coffee at BH. Had lunch on the porch! Bought some plants at Foodland. Very warm sunny day. Did the June Mega Kit and half of the June prize. Left at 2:00 pm for Rama and took some back roads. Met Harry and Carole and had supper at the Sports Bar, good hamburger but I prefer the Buffet. BB King (He is 86!) put on a great show. He sat through it all but can still sing and play the guitar. He was very entertaining. Got home at midnight.

May 25, 2012
Payday and my last Friday to work till September maybe October. Had lunch at BH as usual. Thunder storm threatening but nothing yet. We need rain badly. Reconciled April bank statement and all my other accounts. Meghan stopped in on her way to Bordon and brought me some blue cord. I gave her Carole's bracelet to put a safety chain on. Chinese for supper.

May 26, 2012
John finished the painting and we did general work around the house. Very warm.Went to Church at 5 in Norwood. Spaghetti for supper.

Monday, May 21, 2012

May 13th to May 19th.

May 13, 2012
Christopher cooked up a wonderful brunch. I called Sean and made arrangements to meet him.  We went to a couple of Flea Markets and picked up a few things. We met Sean with Gillian and Stephen for lunch at Tim Horton's where they gave me a beautiful potted plant for Mother's Day. Then we headed towards home. Stopped in Perth and got the unit I needed for the kitchen as well as a tea pot and a jar of buttons. (See my other Blog) Stopped for hamburger and fries in Kaladar and got home around 7. Beautiful sunny day

May 14, 2012
Another lovely day and I got 4 loads of washing done and dried on the line. Put the new cupboard in place and transferred all the microwave dishes into it. The other stand will go in the someday garage sale. Made a hamburger cauliflower casserole for supper. It was OK but used egg and milk next time I will use cream soup.

May 15, 2012
Work as usual and stop at BH for coffee. Another nice day. Got more washing done. John made a stir fry for supper. Finished more necklaces. Started adding beads to thread to do next.

May 16, 2012
A sort of rainy, sun cloud day. Went to work as always. Had Pizza foe supper. Emptied a box of spices and started sorting them. They need new labels.  Been watching all the finales on TV. Got a lot of DVR to watch too. Strung some more beads. Christopher called to say the boys will not be coming this weekend :(

May 17, 2012
Spent a lot of the day sorting, re-bottling and labeling spices. Went for coffee in the afternoon. Updated my Play Book and updated the pictures. John made spaghetti with bulk store Alfredo sauce to which we added chicken. Not bad.  John went to his Lion's meeting. Cool but sunny.

May 18, 2012
Went to Mass and then work till noon. Met Brian & Dorothy for lunch and looked at a zillian pictures from their trip. They had a great time but the travel there and back was very long. Stopped at a couple of yard sales on the way home and got some Red Rose mini teapots among other things. Pictures will be on my other Blog over the next few days.
Hung some laundry out. All caught up. Very nice day

May 19, 2012
Up at 7 to go garage saleing! Breakfast at the Lion's booth (back bacon, egg & cheese on a bun). Coffee break at 11 and home at noon for peanut butter sandwich. John went back to the Town hall to cook and prepare for the supper. I put away a lot of our treasures and started filling the shelves in the laundry room with linens and things. John has taken over the counter and drawers where the cross stitch was as his area and I got the shelves opposite the washing machine. Went to the Spaghetti Supper and sat with Tom and Joyce. Very nice day. More pics here:Organized Chaos

Monday, May 14, 2012

May 6 to may 12

May 6, 2012
John W cooked us a wonderful brunch and Meghan picked me up so we could start our Bead Bop. First stop Rideau Art & Bead in Kemptville where we found a few treasures. Then to Canadian Tire and Dollarama and the Bulk Barn where we got some wonderful teas. We hit the road to go to Stittsville and the Dragon's Lair. The lady from Renfrew who has closed her shop had her things there too. We had a lot to look at and did not leave empty handed! We met John at Meghan's town house and he had a nap while we played with our beads and things. I did 2 Kumihimo braids. We barbequed small sausage stuffed  peppers and Momma burgers which we had with a salad for supper. TJ came home and went to bed. We watched a movie and worked on our projects. Warm an sunny

May 7, 2012
Meghan's friend Robin joined us for the Bead Bop and we went to Canada Bead and Canada Glass and finished our Bop at McBead where Meghan works. Spent a lot of time matching cord and beads to make sets and now have lots of work to do. John went his own way and met us at the Pho House for lunch. Then on to Ikea at last! It is a huge store and we spent a lot of time looking and bought lots of kitchen gadgets, knife rack, garbage cans, jars etc. Also saw my cousin Eileen who works in the linen dept. We left Meghan at her house and hit the road for home. Stopped in Perth at Wendy's for supper. warm and sunny

May 8, 2012
Went to work as usual and had coffee after with Fr. Rain on and off washed some clothes but they didn't dry so left them on the line. Lots of computer stuff to catch up on. Going to organize a box of bead work to do watching TV. Had spaghetti for supper.

May 9, 2012
Busy work day with Confirmation letters and info to enter. Called Joan and got caught up on the news. Started to rain as we left work. The van is in getting new tires so we went home in Nellie.
French Toast for supper.

May 10, 2012
Spent a long time getting jewellery organized so I can work on things in the evening and take for travelling. Phoned Joan again. Went for an afternoon coffee. A sun/cloud day cool and windy. baked chicken & potato for supper.

May 11, 2012
Went for lunch as usual and then we went shopping in Peterborough, got a gift for Taylor and a few other things then off to Rama. Met Carole and Harry and Josie and Joe and had supper a bit of gambling (lost 90 cents). John won $30.00. Then went to the show. Tran Siberian Orchestra Beethoven's Last Night. Even better than the first time. Got home just after 1:00 am.

May 12, 2012
Up at 7:00 am to hit the road by 8. Went to CW's and then to Annual Inspection. Kyrstin, Sharon, John, TJ (briefly), & Paul were there. Also Carole and her parents. The boys made me very proud to see them in their uniforms. They all did very well. Afterwards we went back to Christopher & Lori's for a BBQ and to celebrate Taylor's 13th birthday. We had a lot of fun skipping double dutch outside. I turned the ropes! Early to bed.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

April 29 - May 5

April 29, 2012
Another cool sunny day. All the laundry is caught up and clothes put away. Went for brunch at the Burger Hut. John working hard at Income Tax One more day to go. Roast beef with spaghetti for supper and a glass of wine.

April 30, 2012
Spent most of the day sorting and putting my jewellery into bags and containers so I don't spend hours trying to find the matching earrings! Now everything is in its special colour drawer paired up with matching earrings. Cool dull drizzly day so no laundry done. Changed the table tray and had bacon for supper.

May 1, 2012
A new month and a bit warmer. Wore a skirt to work. Went to Burger Hut for coffee after. Sorted through a lot of cross stitch stuff to get ready to take it to Meghan. Some mice damage :( Stir fry for supper.

May 2, 2012
A bit warmer, John did 2 loads of wash as they call for rain tonight and for the next 2 days. I took it off the line when I got home from work. Had Chinese for supper and sorted more cross stitch stuff.

May 3, 2012
Very warm today high in the 20's! dull and rainy but managed to get one load dried outside. Birds, chickadees I think, are enjoying the mix I made with the boys when they were here. I will try and get photos. I re-organized my decorating stash under the stairs today and sorted and boxed the last of the supplies to take to Ottawa. Most is in the van. I am also packed for the weekend. John is at a Surprise Lion's Night and I will sort out my candles while watching TV. Had leftover Chinese for supper.

May 4, 2012
A busy day at work and then Fr. joined us for lunch. After a few last minute checks we finally left on our weekend trip. First stop Sally Ann in Campbellford. I found some blue onion plates and candle holders and a lovely glass footed bowl. We found a garage sale but nothing grabbed us but we met Barb W there. On to a rummage sale where I got some dominos, a small tin and a blouse. Another flea market in Stirling where we got a cork board and small shelf and a small Maple Leafs case for John W. At the next garage sale I got a large glass jar. Then on to Kingston where we stayed at the Marriott Hotel at Kings Crossing Plaza. There were a lot of young boys 8-10 there for a hockey tournament and the pool was a zoo. We had supper at Swiss Chalet and I bought a black and white skirt at the discount store.

May 5, 2012
I got up early and went to the pool where there was only one young girl in the pool and the rest of her family in the hot tub. I let DH sleep and paddled around for nearly an hour. We packed up and had breakfast at McDonalds. We then went to Westport. John got a new hat and I bought a stone ring made of Dalmatian stone. We had a late lunch (delicious bacon potato soup) and after a stop in LG in Smiths Falls we made it to Russell. A quick ice cream cone and then we went to Mass. After Church we went to Sharon & John's for supper and the night.