Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Ever had.........

One of those weeks, where you just want to say enough and start afresh?

Well it's one of those weeks and we are only on Tuesday!

On a positive note I managed two walks today that meant I was over 11,000 steps which is good.  Also half way through the month and have walked 45 miles, which is under target, but a lot more than I thought I would do with the weather being so cold and miserable.

Then just because........




Hopefully the week improves for me and everyone else........

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Busy Saturday running errands.......

Spent most of Saturday running errands. Had to pick up the rug we bought, that I posted about here.  As it is 9' x 12' it means we have to clear out the dining room to put it down.  The dining room is 10' by 15' but as we have the large table that seats 8 we were finding the 8' by 10' rug in there too small, length wise.  I will post a photo when we have it laid.  The good thing about this rug it is top quality and if we move it will go anywhere.

I ordered dh some winter boots on December 26th, and to cut a long annoying story short two pairs finally turned up on Friday, so had to go and pick one of the pairs up.  Needless to say I don't have a lot of good things to say about this company, especially the online division of this chain.  Their online customer service division sucks!!!

Dh wanted to call into a store called Sayal Electronics to pick up something.  Now that type of store typically bores me, however I found it very interesting as they had all sorts of educational toys in there, to do with science.  I picked the three older grands up a new place mat each, a dinosaur one, a map of the world one and flags of the world one.  Told dh we need to go to the bigger store's nearer Christmas as they have such interesting things in it for the kids.

Went to Walmart and bought a new doormat, it's not the best quality but it'll do for the winter:
Then hit up the dollar store to get all the birthday cards for February and a craft to do with Nora next Friday as she has a PA day at school.  Love the dollar store for things to do with the kids without spending a small fortune.

We had lunch out at a place called Jack Astor's.  We haven't been in that restaurant for years, but were pleasantly surprised at the quality of food.  We had Crispy Broccoli Caesar Bites, as we had a coupon for a free appitizer, they were greasy and would not order again, luckily it was free.  Dh had the Chicken Clubhouse with fries and I had the Chicken and Goat Cheese Sandwich with salad for our mains.  Both were excellent, top quality and would order again.  Here is the menu.  I will say we found the place expensive; $3.99 for a soda/pop is crazy.  I always order water, dh won't.

All in all we had a good few hours running errands and spending time together, with me doing what I love to do, shop 😊

Saturday, January 13, 2018

Random Thoughts and Things

As I mentioned last week, I will be doing a weekly post about bits and bobs of things I have seen or done during the prior week.

Saw this website mentioned some where else and thought it had some lovely items on it if you cross stitch: The Nutmeg Company  I love the little Sweet Gingerbread Houses:

So pretty.

Found this very interesting to watch; I guess many years ago this was a normal thing to do?



Then eight months later here she is taking the eggs out of the solution:

Started to watch Fargo on Netflix, liking it so far; got through season one, started on season two.
Just found these video's:

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

It's a...............


We are expecting a grandson in May.  Our son and daughter-in-law are expecting their first child.  We are so very, very happy for them, and I know the rest of the family are also super excited.


Tuesday, January 9, 2018

How are rainbows made?

Not a very good photo, as it was taken inside of the car; but that is part of a rainbow that we saw on Saturday afternoon.

I know we were taught in school all about rainbows, but for the life of me I couldn't remember how rainbows were formed.

Went to the Discovery Kids site and saw this article, which said it's all to do with rain and sunlight, but as it was minus goodness knows what on Saturday, I knew that wasn't the reason for the rainbow, as we had no rain, just snow and bitter cold weather.

I then looked on Wikipedia and saw this article about Sun Dogs, which made me think they were maybe Sun Dogs, as there was one on either side of the sun?

That made more sense than seeing a rainbow when there has been no rain.

Regardless, I have now read all about rainbows and sun dogs..........