Tuesday, July 28, 2015

I must start writing things down........

I had a couple of things that I wanted to share with you, but do you think I can remember what they were?  I don't know.  I could understand it if I worked full time, had a few kids running around the place and a hundred and one other things to do, but I don't?  I am one of these people who are more productive when under the gun.  I need to start writing lists again, so things happen.

I do know I want to get a couple of things done today, so I guess if I write a list here maybe things will get done, who knows?

  • Drop of a bottle of wine at the make your own wine place for them to taste it.  Dh says it's awful tastes like gnat pee......meanwhile me who doesn't drink had a taste and enjoyed it.  At this point dh said there HAD to be something wrong with it!
  • Call in at the bank and pick up some US dollars before the Canadian Dollar drops even lower.  Both dh and I keep saying we have a recession knocking on our door in Canada.
  • Pick up prescription pills in WalMart pharmacy, that have been ready for a few days; another case of forgetting to pick up.
  • Steam clean the ceramic and hardwood floors.  DONE
  • Water tubs outside.  We pay for our water through our monthly maintenance fees, but I have started using the dish water from washing dishes to an attempt to save water.  It has been hot and dry, so I am thinking the reservoirs must be getting low? DONE
  • Finish knitting another gnome for a gift.
  • Make supper, a ham and pasta dish; no recipe just making it up.
  • Watch Coronation Street; VERY IMPORTANT "JOB."
I know there are a lot more things I have to do, but as long as I get those done I will be happy.  It's going to be up to 39 oC  (102 oF) with the humidity today so this afternoon all the blinds will be closed and I will be hibernating.

Oh and finally I MUST find time to visit everyone's blogs, as I am so behind in doing that.

If it's hot where you are try and stay cool.  If it's cold where you are try and stay warm.  Have a good one.

Monday, July 27, 2015

You know when you want to share, but you can't?

We popped out on Sunday afternoon to get out of the house.  I wanted to check a store for something, but I stumbled on a lot of other things.......Christmas gifts.  All good deals and well worth buying.  However due to certain members of the family who read this I cannot tell you what store or where I got the things.  Suffice to say I was very happy with my purchases.

I can tell you about one store I went into and show you what I bought.  We popped into Pier 1 Imports.  I rarely buy anything in there, unless it's on sale as I think the place tends to be over priced on most things.  However we saw this and I knew we had to have it:

It's a dried "flower/twig" decoration that is made in the Philippines.  Here is a similar one.  I have it in front of the fire.  Obviously I will have to move it to the side when we have the fire on, but it's the perfect size.  There was a taller version and another the same height in a different colour.
Those ribs look good on the tv don't they?  We were watching the Food Network when I took the photo.  I know we need a bigger tv, but it's not in the budget at the moment, maybe for Christmas.

I have been busy reading with it being so hot and have read the following two books:



Both are great books, I just haven't had a chance to write up a review.

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Out in the garden

Someone's Nana remembered to bring stickers and something to stick them onto, making two little girls happy.
 Having a snack of watermelon and grapes.
 Our Little Man deciding he wanted to also do stickers!!!
Always a pleasure seeing all three together.  Next time will be at Our Little Man's birthday in September.  The girls get on together well and know how to share, which is super important; and luckily Our Little Man, knows to keep out of the way of the women and do his own thing!!!  Clever boy.

Friday, July 24, 2015

Home of the Week and Our Little Munchkin

This week's "Home of the Week," is a very elegant home with a pretty hefty price tag of $3.1 million on it.  It is very tastefully decorated and rather large.  It would make a lovely family home though for someone with a big pot of money.  Again it's a location thing that's why it's that price.

This week's "Condo of the Week," is on the market for $649,000.  Only has one bedroom, with no door, but does have a large office, so you can work from home.  The way it is decorated leaves no room for children with sticky hands visiting!!  The upstairs outdoor space is very cozy and usable.  Perfect for a single person, or possibly a couple.

As usual the "Cottage of the Week," is more like a bloody mansion with the price tag to match!  For $2.6 million you can have this "cottage," and if I had the money I wouldn't say no.  I love how it is decorated and the brightness in the place but that's a lot of money for a vacation home.

For Gill's "Cottage of the Week," I thought I would see what we could buy for under $200,000 this week.  I came up with this one, which is on sale for $199,000.  I was in two minds about showing you guys this one, as I really like it and don't want any of you buying it!  It's on the river and quite substantial and not badly decorated.  I could live here myself.......must show dh it....

Someone had a hard day at daycare/school on Thursday.  She fell asleep in her swing at home:
She is holding her snack jar in her hand, and she sucks her thumb when she goes to sleep.

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Very unsettled at the moment..

can't seem to focus on anything?   These things come to mind:
 OR:

OR I COULD DO THIS:

Regardless, I will do something!!


saw this video over at John's and enjoyed it: