Sunday, April 29, 2007

A lovely weekend

We're nearing the end of a really nice weekend. Yesturday went to church and made soup. Corn chowder. I think my favourite. Then got to pop in and see Delena and Dale who were dog sitting for the afternoon. They humoured me and played compatability with me. And as we already knew, we were all compatable!

Then to a night of scrabble and nibbles with my in-laws and friends. The problem with having food at a scrabble game is that I'll nibble away until it's all gone! Then today was a game of tennis and lunch out with the girls. Now I'm doing laundry and preparing for the week ahead.

Not long to go until my family (most of them) arrive for a holiday and I get time off work!!

And I'll leave you with photos of my little doggie!

Saturday, April 28, 2007

Early morning rise . . .

This is what I'm been waking to for the past few weeks. Heavy fog and mist among the trees. Cooler mornings but great for lying in bed reading or sitting by the fire. Love the fog. Love the rain. Whenever it rains I sing "I"m only happy when it rains" in my head. I don't know who sings it. If anyone knows, tellme, I'd love to buy the song. Seriously, everytime it rains I sing that song.

Today: off to church. Then I think soup for lunch. It's just that kind of day. And then maybe pizza for tea. Love pizza. Espeically with BBQ sauce. It's the only way we make it now.

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Luxuries of life . . .

This was my new purchase last week:

I wanted it for low lighting situations and nice portraits. So I bought it. Why? Because I can!! Then of course I had to play a bit.

Do you interpret Chewy as "C'mon Mom, I'm sooo over this. Enough already"?
(I can't help myself!)
Then on the weekend I had the luxury of flying to Melbourne to visit my dear friend Neda. She had a little bubby almost 6 months ago and he was growing so fast I had to see him. Definately one of life's luxuries is good friends. Friends who laugh at the same things you do, appreciate you and are just special people. Neda is one of those people. I miss you Neda.

This is her son Jalen Jack. Talk about a precious little boy. When he smiles, his whole face lights up and his eyes twinkle!! He's got the most contagious laugh and a content little guy.
We of course had to go shopping at DFO (direct factory outlets). We've got a few weddings coming up so I had to get a new dress. I think it's just a girl thing. We ended up at the shops for 7 hours. Yes, 7 hours. And Jalen was born to shop!! He loved the bags. And we got some great deals as well.

Now it's Wednesday. A day off for ANZAC day. Delena and Dale are coming up for a FriChick cookoff!! Plans were to go mountain biking, but it's raining. So plan B is hot tub, movies and some good food. Anyone want to join us??

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Happy Birthday Ron!

As I mentioned in the previous post, we had a birthday party for Ron, Colin's dad. Here's a photo of the grandkids trying to help Grandpa blow his candles out. Today is his birthday. I want to wish Ron a very happy 65th birthday! And no, he has no plans for retirement!!

We had a lovely full weekend. Saturday was delightful as we had brunch with Suzi and her kids. She made us omeletes with screaming seeds. Absolutely fantastic!!! I think I might order some myself. Talk about adding some spunk to plain old eggs!!

Then off to the play for us. Quaint little theatre for young people. Entertaining and Izzy was fabulous in her part as the Mrs Sheep.

Saturday night brought a surprise visit from Colin's cousin Calvin and his girlfriend from WA. I was gobsmacked. I kept looking at him wondering what he was doing there and how he knew we were had moved to. Delightful visit and of course the party was fun. I think Ron was suprised that Leon and Nat came up too.

Sunday morning, Colin had a cricket game against Central Coast and I had a nutrimetics spa party. Basically a reason for the girls to get together and spend money!! Not that we need any reason. THe boys didn't win the game but came back for some R n R in the hot tub:

A delightful weekend. Now it's Tuesday evening and I'm still recovering!! Next weekend I'm off to Melbourne to visit my dear friend Neda and her new bubby (who will be a 2 year old toddler if I don't see him soon!) Looking forward to that.

Also made a purchase today. Will share when it arrives!!

Saturday, April 14, 2007

Be nice to me . . .

I gave blood! I hadn't given blood in years. Probably since I was a student at university. Always intended too. Too many distractions. So got my butt in gear and went to donate. Can't believe the size of the needle into your arm. I couldn't look. Overall it went alright. Takes about 10 minutes (so the lady said). Mine took about 14 minutes because they hit a valve or something in my vein and it went slower than usual. But they rearranged it and off we went again.

Do it. Go donate. Safe a life. One day you might need blood. is the address in Australia. The rest of you - call your Red Cross. Click Canada for the Canadian address or America for the American red cross. Now you have no excuse!!

Busy day today. Heading up to see friends Suzi and her kids for brunch and then seeing her daughter Izzy in Charlette's Web. Love the story. It's my mom's favourite kids book. Then we're having a birthday party for my father-in-law. PHotos to follow.

Check back often!!

Friday, April 13, 2007

Cookies anyone?

Lisa, my sister inlaw, sent me this recipe and I thought I'd give it a try. The recipe said it made 112 cookies. So I quartered it and got 12. ( I think my cookies were a bit larger than they were supposed to be.) I've been feeling rather domestic lately. I even washed the floor the other day. (And if that sounds like a rare occasion, trust me it is!!).

Yay, it's Friday. I rather like these short weeks. I think I should have 5 day weekends every weekend. Maybe I should just have a baby . . .

Thursday, April 12, 2007

Chicken dance

. . . by my 2 year old nephew Jerin!! Gotta love it. It's Jerin's birthday in a couple of weeks so I was getting some photos for something I'll share soon. (As soon as I finish it actually!)

We had a fabulous Easter weekend. Will share photos soon as well.