Saturday, 14 March 2015

There"s No Place Like Home.........♥️


Well...

We are home!!

Arrived late Thursday night...put in 1, 10 hour day...and 1, 15 hour day!

There is no place like home!!

Some of my blooming Geraniums greeted me...
 

First thing Friday morning...

I put some seed in a few feeders...

Today I have seen Mr & Mrs Cardinal...

A few Nuthatch...Chickadees...and Juncos...:o)
 

Yesterday morning I headed to the grocery store...

Needed all fresh new stuff...

Including...of course...a fresh Basil plant..
 

Crispin Apples...

Bartlet Pears...

3 bunches of tulips...

And some Strawberries and Blackberries...
 

And...

They had those cool hydroponic Boston Lettuce again...love this!!
 




Lots of Tomatoes...

Avacado...

Fresh asparagus...

Just to name a few things...hahaha!
 


The sun shone brightly all day yesterday...

Today is a bit more dreary...but that is ok...

It gave me a chance to get the laundry done...

And a nice fresh pot of chicken soup is bubbling on the stove...

We had grilled lamb chops last night...

And...I plan...to make some Scotch Broth with the left over chops....:o)
 

But...the very best part of being home...

Was waving at Miss V thru the window, as she walked up our front steps!!!

Big smile on her face...brought tears to my eyes ♥️

She had a big piece of Nanas cake...with berries and yogurt...

Just like old times!!

Love those eyes!!
 


She was very happy to see her Papa...

Ran up to her room, to get some toys...

Put on her slippers...awwww...

Grabbed a bag of odds and ends...

Posed for me...with her mitts and all!!!

And all the hand cream...
 

Last night...we ate dinner in our dining room...like we always do...

Loved looking into my living room, while eating...

Theres no place like home!!
 

Hope you all are having a great day...

We were up early again...still trying to get back to normal...

Crispy roasted chicken thighs with roasted potatoes and asparagus tonight...

Then we plan to put a fire on, and watch some of  Season 3 of House of Cards!!!

What are you up to today??

Tomorrow all my kids are coming for dinner...

Gonna whip up a gluten free veggie lasagna...

Catch up with them over dinner...sounds perfect to me...♥️

                           Cheers!   :o)
                              linda
 

65 comments:

  1. Mmmm... lots of lovely fresh things! Wonderful. Boy, Miss V has changed - seems to happen overnight, doesn't it? Pretty gal. So nice to be home again, I bet. That's a lot of driving. I am vegetating, watching movies, may get some groceries later... or may continue to be lazy!

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    1. She is getting even more beautiful! Chatting like crazy,too!
      It was a TON of driving.....and hideous traffic!
      You just do whatever you please Miss Suzanne....tomorrow is another day!

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  2. Your happiness is just shouting out! The food, plants, birds and of course, Miss V. are all so lovely. I'm having a lazy day after yesterday's long drive to visit my daughter and grandkids. Your dinner sounds yummy, we're meeting some friends for polish food near High Park. Enjoy your evening and tomorrow with your fam for dinner. So happy for you!! :)

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    1. Am I too darn happy, Hester? Hahaha!
      Love Polish food....cabbage rolls..pierogies...meat on a stick!
      My MIL was polish....she made yummy food!
      Enjoy!

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  3. You're like a butterfly flittin' here and there. :) All lovely photos and now I'm very hungry. Miss V is gorgeous just like all the other girls in your family. I agree there is no place like home. Can't wait to build mine. Bet Red will show up soon. :)

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    1. Ha! Does it show, Deb?
      You look cozy in your mouse house....when do you start the main house?
      Have not seen Red.....guess he got p'd off! Hahaha!

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    2. Update....
      Saw Red...he grabbed a few peanuts and ran away!!!

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  4. Im agree:)))
    Nothing like home!
    And miss V is the most beautiful and lovely girl !!

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    1. Hi Gloria....
      It is so true....so glad to be home.....and to see my little darling♥️
      How have you been?

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    2. A little tired but ok!
      Today is my first day in many times Im reading and watching tv lol
      Hugs to the cute princess!!

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    3. Get some rest!
      Lots so pics of Miss V to come!

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  5. Welcome home Linda . . . . so good for you to see your world around you, especially little Miss V.
    You seemed to get home quicker somehow than the outward journey . . . :)

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    1. Hi Eddie....
      On the drive down, we stayed 3 nights in a hotel...on the way home...only 1 sleep!!
      That is why we were home sooner...but pooped!
      It was marvellous seeing her again...and they will all be here tomorrow!
      I am in my glory.....♥️

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    2. Saw little Peter again today with his mum and dad ~ he wanted to play with grandpa . . . . lol
      We put a lot of clothes now too small for him in the loft .. . .
      I expect you had a nice time with the family . . and little Miss V . . . . :)

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    3. Oh we sure did!
      It was so nice having everyone over.....
      So....Peter wants to see his Grandpa on the weekends too,eh? Sweet!

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  6. Hi Linda! I almost thought that was two robins - great trick with the mirror! You make veggies look wonderful. Friday, the God-daughter and I trimmed bushes, and cleared away winter debris... lots of little flowers peeking this weekend. My tulip tree is full of buds. Yes, those children grow up fast... but such kindness and sweetness, eh?

    Glad you're glad to be home.(smile) I LOVE home too. You've been missed.(smile).

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    1. Hi Dixie....
      Sounds like you have been very busy outside! Good for you...looking forward to that, myself!
      She is such a chatterbox now...and knows a lot more fun songs!!
      Awwwww....thanks Dixie....that means a lot!

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  7. Welcome back, it's always good to go away, makes us appreciate home so much more. Yummy fresh food, my faves 😺
    A foggy and rainy day .. Visited family this mornung, a freind came over for a quick visit, yummy spaghetti for dinner (hubby is always chef on Saturday). I've been photographing the robin in the rain ☔️ Great weekend so far.

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    1. Hi Linda....
      Not too much rain here....but very windy and cloudy....haven't seen a Robin here yet...my eyes are peeled!!
      Enjoy your spaghetti...hubby is chef today, eh?? lucky you!!

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  8. Welcome back , Yes there is no place like home is there ? Lovely photos oh my how Miss V is growing . My geraniums have bloomed to it is nice to have them indoors isn't it ? Suppers sound delish . We didn't do much today went into the city for a few bits and bobs that we cant get in town came home and just enjoyed the afternoon , had BBQ steak fried onions and mushrooms and mashed potatoes with salad it was good now just reading blogs having a cuppa tea ! Our Robins here have been back since the beginning of the week I just love hearing them again in the evenings and mornings . Thanks for sharing , Have a good day !

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    1. Oh Elaine...you have no idea!!
      SHe is really growing way too fast for my liking...
      your dinner sounds delish...just finished ours...gonna watch NETFLIX...House of Cards!!

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  9. Welcome home!
    I love the beach..but home.. is where our family is♥
    And our ceature comforts.
    She's a doll....Miss V..
    I went to buy tulips yesterday..none were to be had.
    I told my husband,Jacques..today..there is never one moment I do not love living in our home.
    In sickness and in health..no better place.

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    1. Oh Monique...so true...family is certainly # 1!!
      I love my tulips...they are still standing nice and tall...I got 3 colours...looks beautiful!
      No better place.....

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  10. Welcome Home....how nice to be back and get your shopping done, and all those good veggies and fruits...fresh basil...life is Good!! And Miss V just as cute as ever.

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    1. Hi Wanda....everything you said is so true...life is DARN good!!

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  11. Welcome home, Linda! Next stop...spring. Your granddaughter is adorable. The best reason to return home!

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    1. YAY!!!
      Spring!!!
      only a few more days...Miss V is a doll♥️

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  12. Glad you're home safe. Great new photo of the Robins!

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    1. Hi Furry....
      Thanks...but I have to confess....this picture is a few years old!

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  13. Sounds like you're settling back in your lovely little nest! I bet your kids and V missed you...and the birds! No Red yet?

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    1. Hi Betsy....
      I know I missed them.....not sure if they missed me! Hahaha!
      The birds for sure missed me....yes, a Red made a brief appearance....
      Perhaps the racoons will pass by tonight!

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  14. so happy for you!
    really gorgeous pictures.

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    1. Really?
      Hahaha!
      Must answer your email.....

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  15. Welcome home! Even if you are on the other side of the border we share a lake and some frosty temperatures.
    You Little Miss V is looking quite happy to have you back again. Awww....
    :0)

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    1. Thanks Martha......
      She does look happy....doesn't she? Awwwww.....♥️

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    2. I love the colors in your fruit and vegetable pictures. So pretty!

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    3. After I unpacked all the groceries....put the fruit in their bowls.....I thought.....gosh, that looks pretty!
      So.....I took a few pics! Small minds,eh? Hahaha!

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  16. Such sweet eyes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Hey, Strawberries and Blackberries!

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    1. Hi Blue....
      Happy Sunday!
      Yes....strawberries and blackberries.....YUM!
      Especially over my cake, with yogurt! Right Miss V? Hahaha!

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  17. Awww! Miss V looks so happy to see you, those eyes say it all. Glad to hear the cardinals are still around. Yes, no place like home!

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    1. Yes Patricia.....after all is said and done.....home is THE best!

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  18. Glad you made it back safe and sound... Did you wave at my kids as they passed you on there way down to St. Petes..lol
    Yes there is no place like home.....clicking shoes.....

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    1. I sure did Linda!
      Perhaps they were stuck in some of the same traffic jams!
      We were just north of St. Pete's....

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  19. It looked you had a wonderful time but you are absolutely right there is no place like home. Everything looks gorgeous!

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  20. Always nice to come home again, isn't it? Enjoy Season 3 of House of Cards -- we're watching it too right now. Don't worry -- Frank Underwood is still as evil as ever!

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    1. Hahaha! we watched 2 episodes last night...so addictive!!
      Enjoy your week...

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  21. Hi Linda! (Waving madly) Your home looks beautiful. And that little girl is sooo precious.
    I LOVE the robin picture. Have a wondrous week.
    Hugs

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    1. Hi Sandra! (waving back madly)....
      thanks for stopping by!
      watching for Robins....hopefully soon!!
      Have a great week....

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  22. Such adorable pictures of Miss V! It looks like she has grown and changed a bit since you left! All those fruits and veggies look yummy!

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    1. She is so tall now! We had fun today!

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  23. Glad your trip home was a good one. After close to 50 years of marriage always on the look out for new recipes; do you ever share how you make your meals.

    Barb

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    1. Hi Barb!
      Yes I do.....you can also go into my sidebar and find things there....
      Anything in particular?
      I aim to please......

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    2. I love homemade soups. Although a bit labour intensive the taste just can't be beat. Would love it if you would share a couple of those for me, I know you're a southern Ontario gal like myself so I know the ingredients will be easily accessible. Thank Linda.

      barb

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    3. Barb.....scroll right down to the bottom of my blog...
      There is a search box there....
      Type in "soup" and press search....
      All of my soup posts will come up....
      Let me know how you make out!

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  24. Welcome home! Little Miss Brown Eyes is just adorable. I know you were happy to see her. Love all your purchases, especially the strawberries and blackberries. Yum!

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    1. Hi Cheryl! Thanks for stopping by!
      Very happy to see our wee doll♥️
      And......the berries were delish!

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  25. It is good to go... but, it is always wonderful to get home! ;) And, there is always so much to catch up on doing... ha! Miss V is just too precious, Linda!! Pure sweetness! Enjoy! blessings ~ tanna

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    1. Absolutely Tanna....couldn't have said it better myself!

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  26. Are you tapping your ruby red slippers? :-)

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    1. Yes I am Suzanne.....can you hear me? "There's no place like home"........

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  27. I love tulips more than anything! Our daffodils are opening their heads this week and crocuses are in full bloom too!

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    1. Hi Dez!!
      More than anything??? Gee...well...I have 2 dozen here for you...daffodils and crocus???
      You are waaaay ahead of us here in Canada....
      Enjoy your week...

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