Saturday, September 10, 2011

Busy, busy, busy..

What a week it has been and a fast one at that.  Dh has been on vacation and I don't feel as though we have stopped all week.

Monday we were at home doing "stuff," around the house; which for dh means he was down the basement.......poor dh.

Tuesday we had our yearly appointment with the bank.  Funny thing is although we were in there with her for well over an hour, half of that time was just general chit-chatting on a personal level.  Oh well it's always good to see her.  After that we ran errands, got home for lunch time and then in the afternoon had a run down to Ikea as I wanted a small chest of drawers for the attic.  We called in at Deblin's Linen's and I picked up a couple of queen sized sheet sets, two bath towels and two hand towels, over $170 with taxes.  I was shocked at the price of bedding and towels.  By the time we got home it was supper time.

Wednesday we had to go to Brampton, for a couple of appointments.  Plus I broke the screw on my sewing machine where you change the foot; that cost $7 just for that????  Also ordered the counter top for the laundry room, managed to get that for $220 cash......with it being 30 inches deep it's having to be custom made, so did save at least $100 on that if not more, as it should have been $320 plus 13% taxes.  Once again by the time we got home it was supper time.

Thursday we went to the market at St. Jacobs.  We had a wonderful time and I stocked up on a pile of veggies.  I got butternut squash at $1.25 each, a huge cabbage at $1.50, even picked up two bunches of leeks for $1 a bunch.  The only thing that puzzled me and maybe you know the answer.  People were wandering around with huge bags of red peppers, what are they going to do with them?  Met a woman from church which was so funny, as everytime I go to Zehrs I seem to meet her as well!!!  Once again it was supper time by the time we got home.

Friday we had planned on having a day in the house, but dd called on Thursday night to say her wedding dress was ready, could we come with her to pick it up.........of course we would be there.  As the store was in the "Greek town," part of the city and we had no idea how long it would take us to get there, we set off after lunch.  We had a look around the stores, as it is a very interesting part of the city on the Danforth until dd came.

Anyway dd picked her wedding dress, gorgeous but too big.  So we then went to the dressmakers to give it to her to alter; the bridal store does not do on site alterations, which was a bit unusual.  However the alterations store had a number of bridal dresses from the same store there waiting to be altered, so I guess that's a good thing?

Went to drop dd off at her home and then headed home, which was a total pain, as Friday night at rush hour is a nightmare.  Finally got home at 7pm.  I do not know how folk commute along the 401 everyday, it would drive me potty.  We didn't even go up the 400 as that is normally a parking lot, so went up the 427, which wasn't much better but at least it was moving.

So here we are on Saturday morning.  We, or at least I am not leaving the house today.  I need to catch up with laundry.  The house looks as though a bomb has dropped in it.  I need to cut the grass and generally take a breather.

We have another busy week ahead of us this next week as well and although it is all planned out what we are going to do, I should watch out for any unexpected things to happen!!!

Enjoy your weekend,



Kaisievic said...

That sure is a busy week - not much down time in it for your DH despite being on holidays. But that is way it goes sometimes, isn't it? Hope that your weekend was more peaceful.
hugs Kaye. xoxox

Bonnie said...

You have certainly had a busy but successful week. About the red peppers, I assume they will be making red pepper jelly.
Hope your next week is just as successful.

Niki said...

It all sounds fun, but I am sure you are ready for some home time after a week like that!
Have a restful putter-y, home-y weekend :)

Jane and Chris said...

The summer chores are blending with autumn ones now. Chris is going to clean the chimney this's going to get chilly in the week.
Jane x

~Carla~ said...

Sounds lie a busy but nice week! :) The red peppers will probably be turned into roasted red peppers!! Yum! Then you can make oils, vinegars, used in recipes, etc...

Scrappy quilter said...

Sounds like a busy week. Hugs

Boyett-Brinkley said...

Whew! You certainly were busy! I would imagine the trip to Greek Town would be interesting -- did you take any photos? It sounds like you had a fantastic, but tiring, week -- what is up for next week?

John Going Gently said...

Thats my phrase

The Witch said...

You both have been very very busy.
All those red peppers are properly going to be made into red pepper jelly which is fantastic.
I don't make it, we usually receive a few jars at Christmas so that keeps us in supply for the year.
Have a great weekend and vacation.

littlegreengardengal said...

If the people are like me they are grabbing up the peppers while they are in season and cheap and drying them in the food dryer. Sweet and hot peppers both dry well and then I rehydrate them the rest of the year for using in casseroles and sauces.

Kim said...

I too am thinking the red pepper will be roasted and then canned for roasted red peppers. Makes a wonderful soup!

Hope you have some time to relax this weekend :)

Rose said...

Gill, I am tired just listening to your week! Hope you get some rest this weekend.

Cindy@NorthofWiarton said...

Nice to hear you enjoyed the St. Jacob's Market, too bad the Waterloo Market is no more, as it was more authentic. We use to live not even 5 minutes from the Market, and deal quite often with the Tuesday livestock there. Red pepper jelly might be just what some are doing with all those peppers, although some might just be freezing them to throw into their comfort food dishes this coming Winter, as we well know how much it is for even one Pepper in the Winter months ! Busy is good as long as there is some enjoyment to go along with it ! Have a 'great' week ahead .

Stella Jones said...

That was certainly a busy week and more to come I suspect. The wedding must be very soon?
No, I cannot imagine what people want with bags of red peppers. One per dish is usually enough for me.