Thursday, January 31, 2013

Jumpin on the GF Bandwagon

After much consideration and research I have decided to go gluten free.
My joints have been giving me some aches and I feel terribly fatigued during the day.
These could be symptoms of gluten intolerence.
Or I just may need to lose weight and get more sleep!
Who knows? But I am going to give it a try.
I made a trip to the grocery store this morning and gathered up a few supplies.
Being GF is expensive.
A couple of  6 inch frozen pizza shells -- 5.99
Zaza needs her zas.
I have found a recipe for GF banana bread which I will give a go this weekend.
If it turns out I may try my hand at making my own baking mix.
From my research it should take about 60 days for me to see any big difference.
If anyone has any suggestions I would love to hear.
Thanks all.

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Spring Yet?

A trip to the grocery store on Monday made me feel it was!

Altho my trip home and made me feel --- um NO!

And HB's face shovelling and snow blowing definately made me think spring is quite a way away.

The ladies have the right idea.
Addy will just keep her bum warm on the register.

Lucky makes sure she is close enough to the kitchen she won't have to run too far for her supper.
Today is Wednesday and it is supposed to be 10C (50F) and rainy here.
Of course this is a fluke and we are back to the minuses later this week.
Have a great hump day!!
Heading to Michael's and Chapter's for me :-)

Monday, January 28, 2013

Sunday in CP

Had a visit from the newlyweds Sunday.

We went for a wee walk down to the river.

Did some birdwatching.

I always love passing this house with the bottles glistening in the window.

The river is always open because of the movement of the Falls.
Sidenote:: Carleton Place was originally called Morphy's Falls

A little shed by the river.
What could it be used for?

Sunday, January 27, 2013

A Cheater Post

Since I lost all my pictures I will send you to Deb.
She got some great shots of the night!!
She has a terrific blog too!!

Saturday, January 26, 2013

We Love Ye Wee Robbie

What a fantastic Robbie Burns supper we had.
I'm afraid you will have to take my word for it as I accidently deleted ALL the pics from my camera!!
Whisky whisky and whisky!
Celebrated with friends
Deb and Gary and
Joyce and John.


Our Menu

I made place cards with everyone's name in Gaelic.
Some were easy
Others not so much
We had poetry readings

Ended the evening with a couple of drams
*Internet image
Have a great weekend!

Friday, January 25, 2013

No Haggis Was Injured

Tis Robbie Burns Day!
Having a few friends for dinner.
Will post tomorrow with pics and menu!!
Raise a dram or two!!

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Christmas and Camrose

So Christmas has come and gone.
Is it really almost the end of January?
It was a crazy Christmas.
Not sure I liked it too much.
One of my girls is 2000 miles away in Alberta with my g kids and
my newly married girl wanted to spend the morning with her hubby (GO figure?)
HB and I had a lovely morning having breakfast in bed, opening our gifts, playing with the cats, skyping with the g kids, and watching some Christmas movies.

Then it was time to get ready to go to Siobhan and Will's for dinner.

Don't get me wrong. It was an enjoyable day just different.
We stayed overnight and came home the next afternoon.
HB is the organizer/coordinator of our local Christmas bird count so off he went bright and early on the 27th.
I stayed home this year and did the backyard count along with de Christmasing the house and organising for going away.
Yup we left on the 30th for two weeks in Alberta.
This time we flew.
Check these links if you want to read about our driving adventure last year.
Now you know why we flew this time!
Arrived in Camrose around lunch time.
My heart melted as we came in the door and we got two huge smiles from Miles and Riley.
Have I mentioned that I love these two?
These are the little vests that I knitted for them.

We had another Christmas, did lots of reading, building, racing cars, colouring, cuddling.

WHAT!!!! Its time to go home???
So here we are back home. Deep Deep in a freeze.
You know. That hairs in your nose freeze kinda freeze.
Hope you all are keeping cosy.

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Hello 2013

I am finally getting a chance to start blogging again.
What an intense couple of months this has been.
I won't bombard you all with everything at once.
I plan on doing it on the installment plan.
First and foremost -- daughter Siobhan's wedding!
Just a few shots of the day.
It was sunny and a wee bit nippy but everyone looked mahvelous and a fun time was had by all!!


Fist shake at Blooger Uploads

Just when I decided to get you all caught up on my snippets blogger decides to stop uploading pics.
And really ---- what is a post without some pics??
Stay tuned!