Thursday, 8 January 2015

Once Upon A time.........














Once upon a time...

Well..actually the day after New Years!

A little girl came to spend the night with her Nana and Papa...

She played blocks with her Papa...

Built a large tower...

And....

Giggled with glee... 












 This same little girl...

Well....

 She loves to play "GHOST"...

And scare her Nana and Papa...

EEEEEEEEEK!

Check out that ghost!







When the little girl awoke....

 After a long winters nap...

She found her dear Papa still feeling under the weather...

She covered him with an aghan......

And rubbed his back...

AWWWWW...

What a great little girl she is.... 















This same little girl...

Discovered this particular CD...

At her Nana and Papas...

And listened to it over...and over...and over...

And sang...

And danced....

When her Nana took a picture of her holding the CD cover...

She said to her Nana... 









"Nana...

Take a picture of my Owl...

And my Owl feet...

And my hands, Nana...

And...

My...

Big...

Tummy...."

Oh that little girl loved to joke with her Nana... 













It was then, that the Nana asked the little girl to come upstairs and get dressed...

"Ok Nana"...said the little girl...

"Can I just say hello to the Snowman??"

Asked the little girl...

"Absolutely!"...was the Nana's reply...

"Can I try on his hat Nana"..asked the little girl....

"Absolutely!" said the Nana...

"I don't think the Snowman will mind"...

          So....

                  The little girl yanked the hat off the Snowman...

                          Put it on her own head...

                               And looked like a jolly little Elf...

                   Moral of the story...

                                 Have oodles of grandchildren...

                                  They are awesome♥️

                                                       ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

                   Hope you all had a great day...

              Still frigid and blowy here...some sun though...which was nice!

                I had taken these pics a few weeks ago...
                   And unfortunately...
                     Not quite sure why...
                       But they were all pretty blurry...

                                    So...

                    I engaged Pic Monkey to make the blur more "Soft"...

             Having the Skinny Beef and Barley soup for dinner...

                       With a chicken and avacado sandwich on Rosemary Bread...

              The chicken is the rotiserrie chicken I bought the other day...

                 Such a great buy at $7.99.... 
           
                        We had dinner that night...

                            We also had lunch from it yesterday...

              You should pick one up at Costco... 

                     I do believe they are cheaper in the US...

                            But then, everything is! 

               Enjoy the rest of your day...

                              Cheers!   :o)
                                    linda

55 comments:

  1. She is a real 'poppet' with lots of lovely personality traits ~ humour, affection, playfulness, . .. . . oh lot's more.
    Loved the way you told the story . . . . . lovely.

    And my word you look cold on that header ~ it might as well have been in Siberia . . . lol
    Enjoy your evening . . . . . . I had a great time with Peter who, mercifully, was not sick . . . . I am doing a post tonight . . . . . :)

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    1. Hi Eddie....
      She is a real character for sure♥️
      That header picture is from last January....brrrr! Not that much snow this year....
      Glad Peter is well....

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    2. Yes, little Peter is very well and full of beans . . . . pop over and see the latest . . . . lol

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  2. We are working on number 8. Shh, I think it's still a secret.
    :0)

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    1. I won't tell a soul.....it is in the vault!
      You are soooo lucky! :o)

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  3. Rotiserrie chickens are averaging $8.99 - $11.99 in North Carolina. Food prices have increase x8 since 2003. And lots of companies going under, so brand foods are no longer found. It's crazy.

    I love the owls and the snowman hat!!

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    1. Oh my.....sorry to hear that....at Costco?
      Miss V loves her Owls!

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    2. Dixie..do you have a Sam's Club? They are $4.99 there and huge!

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    3. I heard the ones in Florida are $5.99.....excellent value!

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    4. @Betsy - last week, Sam's was the $8.99! I couldn't believe it... but they were huge.(smile)

      @Linda - my last visit, I meant to tell you... you're a very attractive woman! Stay warm :)

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  4. Awesome - absolutely! love miss V and her quirky little ways; she always makes me smile. Goodness it looks cold at the lake - brrrrrr.
    Wonder how there are going in Ottawa... Food here is the most expensive in the world, I think. Would love to have a Costco nearby. xx

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    1. Happy to make you smile Patricia!
      Ottawa has way more snow....and even colder!
      No Costcos in Australia?

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  5. This was cute. I got right into it since I have had fun like that with our Riley who is now 4. (How did that happen so fast?) Soon Gwynn will be old enough to want to stay with us. Bradley doesn't like to be too far from home at night but that will change. Does V like polka-dots? Seems to be the rage. Just back from dinner out at our pub. Fish and chips and great coleslaw. Love to come home and no clean-up Yah! Tomorrow should be a little warmer but snow coming overnight. I don't know about you, Linda, but I'm done with this. Love the new header. Lookin' good! Hugs

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    1. They sure grow up quickly, eh Deb?
      I don't remember mine doing that! Hahaha!
      Would love to join you at the Pub for fish &chips....
      Me too Deb....we will be south in 1 month!

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  6. She is going to be a real heartbreaker when she is older isn't she! Don't tell her grampa that though, he won't want to be thinking about things like that yet! Especially when he has her fully employed as his personal back rubber and snuggler with! I have never been to a Costco - are they like Sam's Club? I used to go there in AR, but we don't have those here either! We have Costco, but we don't go there! Am I missing out!! xx

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    1. So true Amy....
      Yes....Costco like Sam's Club....but I think it is better!
      Yes you are.....get over there! Hahaha!

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  7. That was SUPER FUN to read. LOVED it.

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    1. Thanks Ivy.....I know you like fairy tales!
      How you doing?

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    2. Very good, thanks for asking. Just sitting down for the night now, in the movie room, pitch black, pup on either side. Wrote a ton a new recipes this week and working my way toward doing videos.

      So scary. Ack!

      How goes you?

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    3. Great! I am looking forward to the weekend!
      VIDEOS? For us to watch.....cool!
      Will it be you making waffles? :o)

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    4. Waffles :-) Not sure, probably. Yes, for my YouTube page if
      I really get the guts to do it. Starting to build my collection
      now. And then reviews of ingredients and baking toys.

      Glad things are good on your end. I really enjoyed your
      blog because it read like a book. Good stuff.

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    5. Are you on you tube already!
      Send me the link.......

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    6. Not yet, no. But thanks for asking. Though
      I am in practice-mode, which is fun.

      And scary.

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  8. What a magical place Nana and Poppa's house it! Ghosts and hats and snowmen and books and naps and fun!

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    1. Yes....we do try and make it fun for her♥️
      I think she is very much at "home" here.....

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  9. That was so cute. You should use the story and pics to make one of those books you can buy on line where you add the photos and contents. Our daughter did one for us once and they're really nice.

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    1. Great idea Sandra....I should look into that!
      How are you?

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  10. Jingle Jingle Jingle ....... I can hear those sleigh bells ring ...... I am old Kris Kringle .................... She is adorable!! great blog mom :)

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    1. I'm the king of ding-a-ling!
      So cute.....♥️
      Thanks Doll.......

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  11. I bought two chickens and we've had it on top of a salad, in a sandwich and two nights of soup. Yum. Enough still for a pot pie or two, I think...will probably just put it in the freezer for another time.

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    1. Yes....I bought 2 also....and froze one!
      They thaw in the fridge.....and still really moist!
      And....Betsy.....did you like my fairy tale?

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  12. Totally agree!!! Poor boyfriend still sick! Boo. Yes we pay a good bit less for a rotisserie chicken in think about 5 dollars at SAMs. Get one every time I go. But boy are groceries going up!!!
    XO Kris

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    1. I knew YOU would Kris!
      Boyfriend ok....this was a week ago.....
      Yes...they are going up...must get more creative!

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  13. It is so beautiful to see small children show empathy and compassion. So sweet.

    (You should make this post into a book for her. I bet she would love it!)

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    1. I think Shutterfly makes books....I will look!

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  14. Sweet pictures of Miss V. What a cutie! I sure wish I could spend time with our 3 grandsons in person. I love bbq chickens from the grocery store and often get 3 meals out of one. Last week I made soup. Nice header photo of you - Lady of the Lake. :) I just looked at the temperature. It's -27C!! Crazy. It will be warmer tomorrow and some snow but not much, then cold again after that.

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    1. Lady of the Lake......I like it!
      Are you going West soon...or are they coming East this summer?
      Stay warm.....

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  15. Wow, love your header photo. Looking svelte....hey, have you been secretly working out? :) Also, loved the way you narrated a story. I can really appreciate that from my years of being a teacher. Miss V. Is so lucky to have such a wonderful second home. This boyfriend bravely BBQ'd salmon outside in the backyard for dinner. It only took about 10 minutes and he was dressed very warmly, but I still felt sorry for him. We also had rice and roasted brussel sprouts with olive oil and maple syrup, yum. Enjoy the weekend and keep warm...

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    1. Hester.....that picture is from LAST year.....I am still lumpy! Hahaha!
      Yikes....brave boyfriend to BBQ in this weather!
      I do hope she thinks of this as her second home♥️
      Have a lovely weekend....anything on your agenda?

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    2. This weekend? No outdoor activities, ha, ha. Finishing painting the bathroom trim, meeting the Boyfriend's son and family for breakfast. And so it goes....how's your agenda? Checking up on the cottage?

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    3. Perhaps tomorrow....very blustery out there! 90km winds! geesh!

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  16. You will treasure this post... the conversation and the images... I STILL go back and enjoy old posts of the boys when they were Miss Vs age. =) Priceless.

    I LOVE the sweater you are wearing in your header photo... you look wonderful I might add! blessings ~ tanna

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    1. Oh I do too....very often! I hope this blog never crashes!
      I love oversized sweaters! So much cosier than big bulky coats!

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  17. Such fun that little girl is. Yes, grandchildren are the best and when we are totally tired we can send them home :)

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  18. Hi Linda ~ Don and I had to take a quick business trip up North, so I haven't been able to be on my computer very much. This morning at our friends home where we staying, I have a little spare time. I love your "Once upon a Time" story, and what a perfect little character to have to illustrate you book. She is a living doll. You caught her cute antics to well, I was pulled into the story and didn't want it to end.

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    1. How sweet Wanda...
      I would love you to do the illustrations...

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  19. Wonderful story with a beautiful star. I want owl feet! Too cute. And I love her TLC for the boyfriend - is that not sweet beyond measure?
    Chicken. I love Churrasco's in the St. Lawrence Market. They sell whole BBQ'd chickens ($11.50), amazingly huge chicken sandwiches, "heap-o-fries," roast potatoes, salads, delicious Portuguese custard tarts, etc., etc. I used to go at least once a week but have not been in a while. I am getting hungry thinking about it. Shall I pick up something for you? :-)

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    1. I'm getting hungry reading about it!

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  20. I LOVE THIS POST!!!
    you may not even see this comment... i'm so late to the party.
    but oh. i loved it! xo♥

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    1. Don't you worry Tammy...I see every comment...and appreciate every single one♥️

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