Thank you for dropping by..
This is going to be just a quick little catch up post..
I hope you are enjoying your new normal routine..
Everyone is back to school or university and such..
The vacations are about over for awhile..
It is always good to get back in the routine of things even when you are retired and there are really no normals anymore..
If everyone else is normal then we try to fit in.. grin..
I found my last post was a bit higgly piggly !
I do know how to say this but not spell it..
But you know what I am trying to say.. smile..
A bit of a ramble and roll I guess you would say and not structured very well, either..
But it is as it is..
I heard a saying the other day..
Wherever you go there you are..
Well, I guess it is the same with the posts from this blog..
Whenever there is a post there is a post..
Not necessarily a good one but one.. grin..
We will carry on...
I made this delicious mac and cheese today for lunch..
I couldn't find the link to the recipe but if you want it I will take a pic of the recipe..
My mother and step father visited our church with us this morning and then they came over for lunch..
I so love feeding my mother..
She enjoys it so much and always makes whatever effort I make worth the bother .. if you know what I mean..
We also had Jambalaya and Potato Salad and Garlic Bread, pickles and Maple Syrup Pie..
And the best cup of tea as Mom said..
My son in law brought it to me from London, England so I gave her a few bags to take home with her..
I knew I needed pics for the post today but forgot to take one of the pie which Mom and Gerald both loved..
Terry took this pic of me..
I am not sure if I am praying or whispering a prayer not to say something smart to him.. grin..
Anyway we really enjoyed having them..
My mother is getting older of course and I can see changes so am blessed to once again have them for dinner..
Almost every morning if I awake early enough I will spot this family out my kitchen window..
I took this earlier on but they are still visiting..
It will soon be hunting season and I hope they remain intact..
Another batch of 2 ingredient dough..
This was a lovely snack with homemade salsa...
Still doing pickles..
Almost finished with them all, though..
My friend canned beets and I believe that is on my agenda for this week..
We still have lots of pickled beets so this would be a lovely addition to our winter meals..
Heat them up and add a bit of lemon juice and butter perhaps..
Just rambling and rolling! grin.
I wanted to share a housecleaning hack I learned this week..
You girls may already know it or it might be too much bother for the younger ones as they are young and able but for anyone my age and physical condition then this is a godsend...
You put 1/3 Ultra Dawn 3x into a spray bottle..
It has to be 3x Dawn *blue and then fill the rest of the jar with vinegar..
Spray your tub or shower area all over with the concoction that you shake first..
Put the plug in and fill your tube with a bit of water..
Buy yourself a new broom and just go at it..
It is amazing how clean your tub area gets..
And you don't have to get on your knees as the long handle does it all..
When you are all done scrubbing then change your water and rinse..
A glorious clean tub...
I tried to find the exact link that I found but it was among the missing..
The credit belongs to someone but not sure who..
I used the above pic off of google but it was not the same link..
There you have it ..
A great way to clean your tub!
One night last week a friend (Allie) and I went to a painting class..
This was our aim to paint..
The sweet girl who was the instructor Tania painted the above ....
photo by Melody..
Allie and I did our best but we both admit it was not star quality.. grin..
A lovely time though...
I used to teach Tania in Sunday school and she laughed that she was now my teacher.. smile..
We came across this on one of our little drives..
An Albert County special...
The tansy and wild chamomile will soon be gone..
Fall is lurking..
Again this year I am dreading Winter..
I really dislike feeling this way and have to do a mind change soon..
Since I didn't have much to share with you this week I am sharing a couple corners of our home here ..
Winding down here..
I saw this neat idea last year is a magazine..
I think I may do this on a table for fall...
What say you?
Sweet hubby today at lunch teasing my Mom..
Tomorrow he will be getting eye surgery for his first cataract and it will be his birthday!
A big one! grin..
Quite the present!
Praying he will make out as well as I did..
I love seeing so well now..
The family are going to be celebrating in a couple of weeks when everyone is off work...
So thankful to the Lord for him..
My parting thought for the day..
Words found on a Hebridean altar...
they are words from my heart...
And may they be from your's too..
Thanks again for stopping by and your sweet notes..
I love them..