Wednesday, 31 May 2017

Mr P, purples and pinks, and breakfast

1 Mr P has been having such a great time not working!!! He has been off since the beginning of December and quite frankly if given the opportunity would gladly be the "Best House Husband Ever" according to him.

2 The best plant I have at the moment is my fuschia. It's the ballerina variety and the colours pop! I think Miss Izzy is going to have fun with these :)

3 Decaf iced coffee with a banana muffin for breakfast. I'm lovin' my Weight Watchers point counting. I never feel deprived. Bonus, it's working, Details to follow.....if I feel brave enough.

Wednesday, 24 May 2017

epiphany, lips, and cleaning fiends

1 I've had an experience. The kind that makes you look at life, at love, and at how we view ourselves and others in this crazy, upside down world of ours. What doesn't kill us makes us stronger, right?

2 My daughter in law got me hooked on LipSence. It's a fun lipstick addiction. The lipstick goes on in layers and it's supposed to stay on for days. Mine doesn't but then I'm a toucher, licker and generally need more coats but I love, love the colours. My favourites are Bella and Pink Champagne.

3 The wind storm last night brought copious amount of pollen! It is everywhere. It looks like our spring cleaning is getting a repeat performance! Love the smell of my cleaner though. It's Sapadilla. It's an all organic cleaner and the scent I prefer is grapefruit & bergamot.

Sunday, 21 May 2017

Long Weekends

1 The week flies by even though I'm under the weather. It's tough working when you're unwell but they say I must, so I do.

2 The grandkidlets are off again. This time to the lake to visit with their other (make that third) grandpa. They love the outdoors and it's the perfect place for reading books, fishing, and campfires. I hope they are eating smores.

3 Mr P and I go exploring to Mabel Lake. It's about 2 hours away and it's lovely. The water is so smooth and clean and boats are relatively quiet. We checked out the resort but think we'd prefer the provincial campground. So that's next time.

4 Nick's 29th birthday. He's home for the first time in years so we have balloons, a sign and of course triple layer chocolate cake. Love having him here to share this day of celebration of him.

5 We napped today. Oh sweet naps, how I love you.

6 Mr P made flourless chocolate chip peanut butter cookies. Let me know if you'd like the recipe. They are (were) delish!

Friday, 12 May 2017

What we were up to.. just a bit

1 The storms and floods came and with a vengeance this week. It was sad to hear and see so many people out of their homes and with homes filled with water. The small creeks that meander through the city were the first to overflow their banks and now we are on another thunderstorm watch. Mr P and I are very thankful that we don't have water woes, our biggest threat is quite the opposite, fire.

2 The grandkidlets are still in California but head home tomorrow. Oh we miss then all so much and can't wait for next weekend sleepover...we hope.

3 The new juice press is perfect for morning juices. Currently our favourite is apple/carrot with a bit of turmeric and/or ginger. Great warm or cold.

Sunday, 7 May 2017

Stuff on Sunday

1 We putter about the house this fine Sunday morning, sipping our tea and coffee, eating a yummy breakfast of poached eggs and toast. We finally settle ourselves out on the deck, half in the sun, half in the shade to soak up the goodness of the sun.

2 The sun warms the deck so much that our feet can't take the heat! We dance around like crazies and race into the house to put on our flip flops. Zoe does not make an appearance at all. She's in the tv room downstairs where it's cool, sleeping and dreaming of catching hummingbirds.

3 Even though it's summer, well almost summer, I have a strong desire to knit. Perhaps I should switch from wools to cotton?

Friday, 5 May 2017

Six instead of three

1 She says, "Are my thought your thoughts?" And they both laugh softly.

2 The grandkidlets are busy with fun and their other family in California but Izzy still has to brag a little bit about her kite flying experiences with Grampa and the big kite he's waiting for.

3 Mr P has a man cold. Tea, rest, and more rest for this man.

4 We had a good trip to the US yesterday. Mr P loves to save money on shipping plus we get cheap gas and an outing. The bonus was we had a great Mexican (authentic) lunch on our trip.

5 Thunder, lightning and lots of rain has been falling since last night. Creeks are flooding in some areas and the district has already run out of sandbags.

6 I spent the day shopping with Angel while Emma and her friend did their own thing just like teenagers want to do. We thought we'd be a couple of hours but 3 1/2 hours later we still weren't done but everyone was ready to go home and we've decided to do another shop next weekend if it works for us all.