Friday, February 12, 2016

Friday Potpourri

It's like living in a snow globe
and someone keeps shaking it
as it has been snowing off and on for the past week
or so

it makes driving difficult
but after dark when I am curled up inside
watching the snowflakes dance under the street lights
it looks like lightening bugs
and makes me dream of summer

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February means soups and chowders
lazy Sundays and movies
curled up under a throw reading books

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I have also been doing some cooking
slow cooker meals and cookie baking
sorting and organizing


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I have sat down and made some plans
getting together with friends
trying to get out and enjoy the sunshine
when it happens to appear

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this weekend is a 3 day one for me
so I am looking forward to checking everything off
my to do list
wish me luck please! 

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with Sunday being Valentines day
we may go out for dinner ~ still figuring that one out

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whatever we do
it will be with love

Happy weekend



Friday, January 22, 2016

Friday Potpourri


Ahhh Friday

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the week is done and when it gets to this time
we look back and wonder where the time has gone
January almost over and here we are
getting ready to welcome February
the month of hearts and love
if you are into that kind of thing.....





My favourite band ever is The Eagles
I was fortunate enough to see them in concert in 2008
I cried and sang along with each and every song
it was a night I will never forget ~ their songs weave through my life
like threads in a quilt
ahhh the memories each song sparks

so yes I did cry when I heard of Glenn Frey's passing
what an artist ~ songwriter ~ singer

Thank You for the music Glenn ~ may you RIP

from my fav song ~ Desperado



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 Wednesday night I picked up my niece Sam
we grabbed a quick bite then it was off to Michael's for a little girl time
that place really is dangerous
but armed with coupons and some great sales
we came out happy ~ not only with our new items
but with the time we spent together


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I am always looking for new recipes and last week someone posted this one to facebook
it looked good so I clicked on the link and then pinned it
I made it last night and it was yummy!  It's called a taco braid and its really easy to make
a recipe to add into the rotation


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I got most of my craft room straightened out on Sunday
you see I went out and bought fabric the day before to make a ruffled apron
and the room needed to be done before I could start
there is a method to my madness
so now when the mood strikes me ~ I can get right to it

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we have dinner plans out this weekend but other than that
it is free and clear which is fine with me
time to get a few things done ~ maybe bake some cookies
and spend some time cozied up reading or watching movies
that IS the best part of this time of the year.

enjoy your weekend




Friday, January 15, 2016

Friday Potpourri

Hello there
and happy Friday

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it's been a cold snowy week
trudged through drifts to get to work on Wednesday
then it cleared off and the wind came up
making way for bitter cold temps

makes me wonder once again why I live here
then I remember April through October
and know that it is worth it....... or at least that is what
I convince myself

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I found myself smiling on the way home tonight
making note that the days are getting longer
and how pretty the sunset was
positive thoughts makes a positive life

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although it is easy to go into hibernation mode
nesting ~ making soups and comfort food
catching up on recorded tv ~ movies and reading

I am going to attempt to complete one big project a month
and this month is my craft room

since we moved everything upstairs
and started living in our living room
the basement has become a dumping ground
so this weekend I have a plan
put on some music and get to work
wish me luck

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I made this soup when I did my cooking challenge a couple of years ago 
it was so good and easy ~ I think this weekend will be the perfect time
to make it again.

Happy Weekend



Friday, January 8, 2016

Friday Potpourri


It's Friday afternoon ~ just past one
and I have the day off

I was debating on whether to get everything done that I need to do
today so I will have the entire weekend for me

but

I turned on the tv and picked up the laptop
so here I sit ~ still in my jammies
typing away



there is still a couple of remnants of Christmas hanging around
so I will get those put away ~ finally
and get the house back to normal at some point and time

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cooking is also on the agenda
a big batch of spaghetti sauce and some white chicken chili

no baking though ~ there are still some cookies lingering about
and more chocolate than necessary ~ but my chocoholic hubby will take care of that
in time for valentines to roll around!

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so I will putter about ~ read when I want to
maybe watch an old movie or two

these early days of January should be filled with promise 
of all things new and sparkling
but for some reason I am in a bit of a funk this year
the anniversary of Dad's passing was on the 6th
15 years ~ wow ~ time goes by


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so I have some goals this year that I mentioned in my last post
and one of them is taking care of me

my mental health along with my physical health
as they are equally important to me

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I want to connect with friends in person
it's ok to make plans on Facebook or by texting
but to actually meet up ~ have coffee or dinner
go to a movie or shopping
or just have some couch time talking and catching up


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so that's me in a nutshell
not the most exciting ~ but it's all that I have so far

wishing you a wonderful weekend
xo



Sunday, January 3, 2016

Happy New Year


Friday morning I got up feeling refreshed and ready to greet the day
of course when you were in bed by midnight on 
New Years Eve ~ that can happen

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we had some big plans ~ fondue next door
and then some games
maybe some bubbly and noise makers
and home not too late

when I got home from work ~ hubby was in bed
sick as a dog
I know he did not feel up to going out at all
but you cannot cancel at 6pm on New Years Eve

so a trooper he was
we went over for dinner and home just after 10
cold medication ~ check
and I tucked him into bed ~ Happy New Year baby

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I did make dessert which was the Tolberone chocolate fondue
and although I have not had it in years ~ it was better than I remembered
and with a shot of Kahlua in it made it all the better



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so Friday I puttered ~ put the gifts away from under the tree
hung the new calenders
drank coffee ~ then switched to tea
collected things ~ organized things
napped ~ read
then my Mom, brother and his girlfriend arrived with supper

for as far back as I can remember ~ we have always had Chinese food
on or around New Years Day
so we pigged out ~ chatted some more
changed into my jammies and snuggled on the couch 

hubby was feeling a little better after spending the day in bed

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Saturday was my work day
it was banish Christmas from the house
and why it is not as joyful as putting it out??

I spent 4 hours boxing and packing and that did not include
the tree ornaments

it is all gone now and although everything is not back where it goes
that is something I can work on this week

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So I decided that I am not picking a word
but I am setting some goals

I commented on a post tonight
that with age comes wisdom
there are certain things I will no longer put up with
I am too old for drama in my life

I have to distance myself from some people
and embrace others
speak my mind
and filter when necessary

and always remember to sing along
and stop and bust a move if the feeling comes over you.