Tuesday, August 25, 2015

I am a rotten blogger at the moment..........

however in all fairness I have been busy.

On Saturday we went up to Barrie where gas/petrol prices were below the dollar mark per litre.  Been a long time since we have seen that:
Called in at the garden centre and had a wander around and among all the photos I took, I took this one:
Called in at the DIY store and bought wood to start finishing off the basement and then came home.  We then headed out to the airport to pick up son and daughter-in-law; as they had been in Rome, Italy for the week on vacation.  They had a super time and walked 73 kilometres while there.

Their flight along with a "hundred" other's all landed at the same time.  They were held back twice when walking to customs as there were that many people trying to get through.  We had a good time waiting as it's always interesting people watching and seeing what other people were up too.  

On Sunday I was up bright and early as I was a woman on a mission:
 Yes the deck was to seal.  I got all the flat surfaces, the stairs and some of the railings done.
I can only do so much at once as it kills my hands.  It looks so much better though.  I hope to finish it off either Thursday or Friday depending on the weather this week.

Monday was also a busy day.  One thing I did decide to do was a batch cook.
I got a baked bean lasagna made, shepherd's pie for both of us for one night and dh for Sunday night; I am out.  Then two meals of scotch eggs.  I had hoped to stretch the ground beef/mince to include pasta sauce but there just wasn't enough meat.

In between all of this I have been knitting.  I have five gnomes completely finished.  Two gnomes knit that just need to be sewn up and stuffed and am starting another one.  I am hoping to get them ll done by the beginning of next week.

23 comments:

mamasmercantile said...

I am a bad blogger at the moment too, sometimes life just takes over I have been so busy. I am trying to catch up with everyone at the moment.

Gillian said...

Yes, you've been very busy. I'll have to say that I have been too so have had no time to read blogs or make comments or even do another blog post. Hopefully this week.

Jacquelineand.... said...

Yup, you're definitely busy as a bee! That doesn't make you a bad blogger, it means you have a real life... I'll be a busy bee myself in a few days.

Cat Lover said...

Wow, Gill so busy! Your deck looks great. If you feel in the mood for a road trip we have one here that needs to be done!;) Take care.

Maggie said...

Sounds like you have been very busy.

I will have to do some batch cooking again next week, we are finally coming
to the end of what i made before i had my tendon surgery.

Cheryl mylittlepieceofengland said...

You have been busy and very productive. I love batch cooking, makes me feel organised, your deck's looking good xx

Rose said...

You have been busy! You certainly got a lot done...good excuse to skip blogging a day or two.

Anne in the kitchen said...

It is hard to sit and pound the keys when life is happening at a frantic pace around you. I am guilty of the same thing here. I think it will be after Labor Day until things settle a little here. Enjoy your time and don't worry about the lack of posts.

slugmama said...

Could you please come over and seal my deck while you're at it.
Ours needs to be done but I can't get Hubs to do it and if I got down on my hands and knees I'd never get back up. lolz

Jane and Chris said...

Gas is 108.9 here...keep working on the deck,you need to hone your skills so that you can do our wood finishing for us!
Jane x

Jackie said...

Life takes over at times and blogging falls by the wayside.

I am making a big batch of chili tonight and hope to have lots left to freeze for other meals later on (another one this week and one down the road).

God bless.

Jane said...

You HAVE been busy! The slightly cooler weather combined with lower humidity always makes me more energetic. I wish we had this kind of weather year round - think how much more we could get done!

Betsy said...

Even if you haven't been in the blogging world it looks as if you've been very productive! I haven't batch cooked in awhile and need to get some things in the freezer. The deck is looking great!
Blessings,
Betsy

William Kendall said...

Here the gas is around a buck twelve to fourteen these days.

One Family said...

Your deck looks great!

Wisewebwoman said...

We all have down times with the old blogs, me too. I always enjoy it when you update though :)

XO
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maureenlthompson said...

You have been busy. I blog a lot more in the winter when we are not doing so much outside stuff. I expect it's the same for you too. Love the gnomes.

Marilyn K said...

I feel like such a slacker! I have never done any batch cooking...must try it this fall.

barbara woods said...

our gas that we bought this morning was 2.38 a gallon. May have to drive up there from Ga and get some of yours

Enie Dub said...

Baked bean lasagne sounds good!!!

I'm going to look up the recipe :-)

Anonymous said...

Could you please post your baked bean lasagna recipe? Never heard of this. Thank you......Karen

Winifred said...

Crumbs you have been busy!
Well wish our petrol would drop to that sort of price. It's a bit lower at the moment just dropped to £1.11p per litre.

Hope your son & daughter in law had a great time in Italy. Bet it was hot there. I admire them for going so far for just a week. Maybe you do that when you're young. Now I don't pack my case for less than 2 weeks.

Looking forward to seeing those gnomes!

Gill - That British Woman said...

Here is a link to the baked bean lasagna recipe: http://thatbritishwoman.blogspot.ca/2008/06/baked-bean-lasagna.html