Friday, February 27, 2015

Friday Potpourri


A weekend with no plans is a blank canvas
you can do as much or as little as you like
and this time of year ~ because we tend to go into hibernation mode
they are my favourite kind of weekend

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don't get me wrong ~ I love having something to look forward to
and getting together with my peeps
but having the time to lounge over coffee
planning meals that are slow cooked
trying new recipes ~ it's just so much easier to do
during the winter months


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we got more snow this week ~ I am over it

busy at work ~ more overtime


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I pinned this one awhile ago ~ drawn to the stack
I love all kinds of bowls
some like mugs, some people plates
I am a bowl girl 

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I did get to spend some time in my craft room last weekend
it was nice to get creative again


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this weekend will be baking some cookies
catching up with some recorded tv
trying a new recipe or two
and getting some rest.




Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Walls of White


So if I say that winter is not my favourite season
I don't think anyone that has been here for any amount of time
would be surprised

I also know that I choose to live here
it can be cold and snowy
and downright miserable ~ but it is home
it is where my family is
my roots are here ~ and roots are important

but if you hear sobbing coming from somewhere
in the northeast ~ it is just me
and it more than likely means that we got more snow


I took this one January 29th and captioned it on IG ~ so much snow
little did I know.... silly girl


because a short 2 days later we got dumped on again
as this one was taken February 1st
same viewpoint ~ can you see it sticking out there on the left
yeah ~ that's a whole lotta snow

the following week we got blasted again bringing our grand total
of snow in those 3 storms to 145 cm which is about 57 inches to my
friends to the south of me ~ approximately 5 ft of snow
add wind and drifting and bam ~ closed down the area


so when we got hit again on Sunday
we waved the white flag ~ we surrender ~ we give up
we really do not need nor want any more because guess what
we are running out of places to put it!

We got 54 cm more ~ a mere 21 inches
notice the plant sticking out of the picture ~ in the bottom right corner
then bring your eye up to the height of the bank


it can be pretty I know ~ I love the way it glistens ~ like crystals
and I captured this one last week with my phone
love ~ love ~ love


when the sun comes out


and the frost is heavy ~ you can capture beauty


the beauty of nature is hard to beat

Thanks God!





Friday, February 13, 2015

Friday Potpourri


It's all about the love this weekend
and although there will be no presents or flowers
or candy ~ Lord knows we still have chocolate left over from Christmas
it will be about love

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we are actually headed out for supper tonight
beat the rush ~ is that bad
does that mean we are getting old?

truth be told I need a weekend at home
as last week was a hectic one
the kind that when Sunday night arrives you proclaim
that you need a day off

yeah ~ it was like that

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so dinner out tonight 
means I get to cook a special meal tomorrow 
I am thinking scallops and pasta
tossed with a light sauce ~ I will come up with something

we will exchange cards then curl up on the couch
watch a movie and just be
I love my boy

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something sweet will be in the works
may be an old standby or something new
time will tell

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Valentines is not huge for us
as we show the love all 365 days of the year
I do love hearts
and candy and flowers though

show the love this today and tomorrow and the next
and have a wonderful weekend


Friday, January 30, 2015

Friday Potpourri


Well ~ it is Friday and I am back
you better mark this one on your calendars!

I am attempting to be better this year
taking care of those things that mean the most
including myself

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this week we had a blizzard
a snow day for me ~ so I stayed in my pjs
snuggled on the couch ~ read ~ watched a movie
ate soup and drank tea
36 cm of snow and wind making sky high drifts
life was better inside

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of course that means playing catch up at work
and overtime but not too much

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after sitting on my butt nursing said cold the past 2 weekends
I am hoping to get a few things done this week

I did make this soup last Sunday and it was amazing
like I wanted it every night this week

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some cookie making and fabric gathering
maybe some planning and cutting
I have talked about it every single winter ~ maybe this is the time
we will see if my quilt will actually make it past the dream stages

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some reading and resting is required
I do know that or my cold and I will be back at square one

have a great weekend!



Friday, January 23, 2015

Friday Potpourri

Well hello there
where on earth has January gone?

I for one am sitting here scratching my head
trying to figure it all out

like ~ didn't I just pack up Christmas
well yes I did and that goes to show you 
that time marches on whether we are ready for it or not

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after having some much needed time off over Christmas and New Years
we went back to work and although it usually slows down this time of year
we have been crazy busy ~ working overtime 
and then I got sick

yeah ~ not so great

I did make a pom pom garland while I was camped out on the couch
it is not hung yet ~ but I will get there..... soon

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it has been a month of nesting and soup making
long baths ~ reading
our weather has gone from bitter cold to rainy and mild

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this one is on my agenda for the weekend
sounds yummy


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and bread too ~ just maybe

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snowstorm in the forecast for the weekend
so nest and cook and maybe some baking
but rest for sure ~ gotta kick this cold to the curb.

Have a great weekend.