Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Fajitas and Family

Had all the kiddlys here for a mexican fiesta supper last Sunday. It was great having them all here which is quite the event in itself! The only downside was that mama had 1 too many margaritas and proceeded to almost lop the top of my finger off while chopping peppers. Then getting assistance from #2 daughter she did the same. Thank goodness for responsible Holly. She was able to bring everything together!

Long Wait

After nursing this orchid for close to 2 years I finally am getting more flowers. I am now inspired to purchase a couple more.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Christmas Wrap Up

We started the season off with a cocktail party on the 19th. It was a lot of organising and work but so worth it. It was nice to see everyone dressed up and I enjoyed all the company. We do have wonderful friends!
A loverly Christmas as usual altho it was very strange not having the girls here for pizza Christmas eve. They arrived about 10:30 and I made them pizza then.
Slept til about 9 and then did our regular morning thing. G'ma was here too and I know she enjoyed seeing the girls and then Dan for dinner.
Not sure if I am embarassed or proud ----- but the girls and I managed to polish off FIVE bottles of prosecco during the day.
Iain took his mom home on Boxing Day during a terrible ice storm. Later in the day Robin showed up. The next day was the Carleton Place bird count day so we were up @ 6 and gone for the day. Iain and Robin went to Amherst Island the next day but I begged off that one. I needed a day or two or three to recoop from our holiday.
Spent a very quiet New Year's Eve sipping champagne and eating scallops and watching hockey.
Went to Sio and Will's for New Year's Day brunch. So nice seeing them. Holly and Dan were supposed to come but couldn't get themselves going
So now we are trying to get back to our regular schedule. Not an easy task. I have spent most of today organising all the Xmas stuff and there is a lot of it.
Oh yes I made a tortiere for the first time this year and it was quite tasty.I made a vegetarian one for Sio and am interested to see how she liked it. So two new things added to our Xmas celebrations --- a cocktail party to get things going and a tortiere for Boxing day dinner!!