Thursday, August 25, 2016

Someone had a Birthday

Yup and that someone is me!
Starting another decade .... or as some kind friend said "the winter of my life"  WHAT????
Winter?? I hate winter.

I still feel like perhaps the late summer. Ya I like that better.
I had an absolutely fab day --- spoiled beyond belief.
HB organized a facial and mani at my favourite spa for the afternoon.

Then he prepared an awesome meal for me and a few very dear friends and our fav Arnprior ites
Lots of my favourite foods ---


 scallops
chicken with garlic in a white wine sauce
 homemade dinner rolls
 

 
 
 
 
Our friends contributed too with a mixed garden vegetable salad and a scrumdilicious spinach salad.
 
Ended the meal with Siobhan's famous Hummingbird cake
Check the link HERE for the recipe
 
 
 
 
 
As I am usually the pic taker at these events not many got taken but here is proof there was a party :-)
 
 
 
Oh and Miss D enjoyed the festivities too


Thursday, August 18, 2016

Bomb Threat in CP

Monday morning Bapa and I headed to Arnprior to pick up our Miss D
Workers were going to be at their house all day replacing the walls that were damaged in a major roof leak.
 So lots of hammering and clattering.
Of course the girl would not get a nap so off to the Nona Bapa day resort.

When we arrived at the Corner --- there was a bit of playing .. some colouring .. a wee snack then off for a nap in her new big girl bed.

I went online just to check some Facebook and emails and saw this.



W T F

In our town --- Carleton Place is a small town of 10,000 and is about 46 km (29 mi)   west of Ottawa

This is only a couple of blocks from us......




The rumours swirling about was that an unidentified male was held up in the laundromat and he had a bomb!  A BOMB??????

Thank goodness after quite a few hours of what the police called " a serious and potentially dangerous situation" it was diffused without incident.

We have not been given too much info on it except to say he has been arrested and there was NO bomb.

I was ready to just pack up and head to Arnprior. I DID NOT want to be here. I actually felt unsafe in my home which made me feel scared, angry, and sad And of course we had our granddaughter here!!

Once D was up we had a bit of outdoor play then back home.
Had a very nice dinner at East Side Mario's --- which is a 2 minute walk from the van N's.


This incident made me realize that no matter where you live your life can be affected by disenchanted people --- be they terrorists -- people with mental issues -- or someone just pissed off about something.

The pictures I used were from this local website http://www.insideottawavalley.com/ottawavalley/

All is good now. 

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Peachy Keen Ice Cream

 
Follow the link below for the recipe ...
 
Peach Ice Cream

I used my ice cream maker and it was creamy delicious ----
 serve with your favourite homemade ( okay or store bought) sugar or ginger cookies....


Let me know if you have made it or if you have another recipe I should try..

Saturday, August 13, 2016

Starting School?? .... Say it Ain't So


So Holly sent me this pic the other day of the kiddos lunch boxes for school this year.

WHAT
WHAT
WHAT


Where did those five years go???????







 








Thursday, August 11, 2016

Garden Time

Holy cow ... what a summer!!
It has been so hot and extremely dry it is a challenge to keep everything healthy.
I have lost a few things in the veg garden but for the most part we have been able to nibble on a lot .
Our town has been on water restrictions most of the summer so here at 44 we have been doing our part.
It is extremely irritating tho when we see a neighbor up the street from us washing down his driveway and washing his car.
There is a fine if you use water outside of watering times but it is 55 bucks ---- hardly a deterrent.
We will continue to do our part and keep our fingers crossed we get rain soon.

 
 Lots of bees enjoy the oregano flowers




Looks like we will be eating butternut squash
 
 The wasps can't even wait for me to put the sweet sugar syrup in the hummer feeders!!


 
 
 




Found this flax plant in amongst the Lady's Mantle.

Another gift from one of our feathered friends..

I threw my gardening gloves over a plant stake and this is how it landed.
I guess my garden loves me!!

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Friday, August 5, 2016

HB's Birthday

Happy Birthday to the hottest HB I know.
You are an awesome hubby ... fantastic dad ... terrific dad in law ... and most bestest Bapa
 






 
I know you will have a great day!!
We all L O V E you very very much