Monday, 3 April 2017

Cottage Sleepover.....










It was a great visit...

After my usual beach visit, to look for goodies, I went in and got busy.

I vacuumed the whole cottage, and put fresh linens and the electric blanket on our bed... 

Polished all the glass upstairs...mirrors and windows...dusted all the surfaces...

All while my boyfriend got the water on lickety-split!

He started raking, as I was taking longer at my chores!   {Wonder why}

I changed my clothes...got my rubber boots on... grabbed my gloves and rake.


Found some beach glass...wore my new TOM'S, a bday gift from one of my daughters...While we ate dinner...we watched as the clouds rolled in...morning was very cloudy and much cooler...we left for home after a nice breakfast, and a quick cleanup.





As we headed down the Niagara Escarpment, into Grimsby,I captured this pic

of the Toronto Skyline...see the CN Tower? Unfortunately the power lines 

could not be edited out!



Hope you are all well...

Todays weather is back to the grey dampness...Sunday was glorious, and we got the back yard here at home cleaned up...The birds were crazy too...I got a lot of great pics, that I will share soon.

The crochet is going strong...lots to show...soon! hahaha!!

At least I got this one done today!! I also did some groceries...cleaned the insides of most of the windows...watered my houseplants and made a delish dinner of Baked Ham...Scalloped Potatoes...Bok Choy and Brussels....gabbed on the phone for a while...


Oh...and I sorted thru all of my yarn scraps again...I have used up quite a bit, and thinking of a few small projects to use up some more bits and pieces.


boyfriend had bok choy...I had my Brussels!! πŸ’š


That's it for now...

Looks like a lot of rain coming our way this week...

    Stay warm!!

       Cheers!  :o)

              linda ♥️ 

54 comments:

  1. You sure got a lot done in the course of your day. I like to rake. I would have sent boyfriend in to wash windows and dust. Lol!! Your pictures are very pretty! Yum.....bok choy and brussels!

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    1. Always busy....either here or at the cottage.
      I like yo rake too...I am better than him! I know where the plants are!
      Live Brussels!

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  2. Hi dear, love these pictures and especially the little bird! Hugs!!

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    1. Hi Gloria...hugs to you!πŸ’œ

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  3. I have never seen pink beach glass! I am a little jealous. Beautiful!

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    1. Actually on the mauve side.....pretty eh?

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  4. Did you waive at Suzie when looking at Toronto? :)

    Love the beach glass! So pretty.

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    1. For sure! I hope she is gaining her health back....

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    2. Thanks, gals! Things are up, then down, but I'm still kickin'. xo❤

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  5. You love feathers, too, I see. I have quite a collection. Your cottage is so charming. I love it. And what a fabulous finch shot. :)

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    1. I do! Here and in Florida!
      Boyfriend found a few Blue Jay feathers once!

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  6. I love beach glass and I don't see it anymore like I used to see it. I suppose people are more conscious now of discarding glass and that plastic has replaced much of our old glass containers that were discarded and then became beach glass. We see lots of feathers here along the bay, too...and I have a few that I keep and love.
    Hope you have a great week,Linda. xo Diana

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    1. You're probable right about the beach glass Diana.
      I still get excited when I find some!
      Love feathers too!
      Happy week to you!

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  7. Busy, busy, busy! You've got spring fever, Linda! LOL... But in your case it seems to be year round 'cause you're always full of beans. Your meals always look so delicious!

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    1. Me? You are the cleaning maniac at your new house!
      Full of beans? Hahaha...love it!
      I love to cook Martha....and EAT!
      Enjoy your week....

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  8. What a sweet treasure trove your found on your beach - love the colours. You sure have been busy, but found time for the pretty yellow bird photo - what a cute little (species unknown to me) birdie. I see the CN Tower all right - went up there once with my family, me who hates heights. Nearly had a heard attack when I saw the glass floor. Put one toe on it, and clung to the wall, ha ha

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    1. That is a Yellow Finch Patricia...sweet birds1
      I have never been to the CN tower!! Imagine that...

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  9. Thanks for bringing us to the cottage with you! Love a collection of beach glass. Is the cottage all ready for the season, or are there more chores to tackle? -Jenn

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    1. Lots more chores to tackle...perhaps tomorrow again!

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  10. Girl, you were as busy as a bee this weekend!! Beautiful photos. Glad you had a little bit of sunshine anyway! Looking forward to seeing those crochet projects. ;) blessings and hugs ~ tanna

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    1. The sun has taken a hiatus for a while Tanna...oh well...I guess we all need a day off! hahaha!

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  11. Busy gal . . . accomplishing much . . .
    Love the color of those beach treasures . . .
    Like your TOMS . . .
    Not sure if our rain is moving toward you or yours, moving toward us.
    I think it might be the former . . .
    FYI . . . many rainy days . . .
    Greening up though!
    Dinner looked yummy . . .

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    1. Yes...coming from the West Lynne...hideous rains down South!!
      Enjoy your week...

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  12. Wow ! Such energy!! Sunday was such a beautiful day and love how you have captured misty Toronto.
    Now we are in for rain, rain, rain. Looking forward to seeing your new creations.
    Too bad we don't live closer and I could share some of my yarn with you. lol

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  13. You like to stay busy and get things done like I do:) I love to putter around..have a great day..love those Toms:)

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    1. Have a great day Monique...dreary prevails!!

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  14. Sounds like all is well with the cottage over the winter which is good to hear and your now all ready for summer there to awesome ! Lovely photos . Thanks for sharing , have a good week !

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    1. Thanks Elaine...hope to get back down there tomorrow!

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  15. You are the busiest person I know. You do in one day what would take me a week! So glad you are back at the cottage. Now I know that winter is over. Loved that view of the Toronto skyline. I was at the top of the tower when I visited. The view from there is amazing!

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    1. Not really all that busy Kathy...just keeping out of trouble!
      Enjoy your week..

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  16. Love beach glass...and your shoes are so cute! Your food always looks so good - and makes me hungry, lol.

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    1. The shoes are super comfy too!

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  17. Lovely beach glass for your collection. It's pouring of rain here today so it will be inside jobs, reading and searching for some new patterns to crochet and knit.

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    1. Pretty good way to spend a rainy day Linda!

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  18. How great to be back out at the cottage again, you must be so excited for the summer!!

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    1. yes...bring it on!!! This Spring is crummy!

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  19. Such a busy day!!!!
    Love the photos.
    Thanks for sharing!
    diane @ thoughts&shots

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    1. Hi Diane...thanks so much for stopping by...hope you are well!

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  20. Love pic #11 - wispy branch silhouettes. Beautiful.
    Cute Tom's - very jazzy.
    Sweet finch shot. They are so dear.
    Was so dreary today. Hoping for sun tomorrow!

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    1. Wasn't this a dreary one???? Geesh...let's perk things up, eh??

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  21. Love the colours. Wow. So pretty. And those feet. Love it.

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    1. Hi Ivy...thanks! Love beach glass...

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  22. My word you are a couple of busy bees . . . great that you have such an enjoyable project . . . the cottage . . I know how much it means to you. Great photos . . . :)

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    1. Hi Eddie!
      Yup...we are busy bees 🐝🐝🐝...and tired bees! Hahaha!
      Raining cats and dogs today...wicked drive home from the cottage....

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    2. Well I have a tree bench for a couple of old tired bees . . . . progress report on last post . . . . haha! I suppose the duo conists of a worker and a drone . . . lol

      Lovely days here but then as you know, the sun shines on the righteous . . :)

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    3. absolutely correct!
      Enjoy your weekend...

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  23. You must be at the cottage for your mid week visit. Cute little yellow finch, your dinner pic makes me hungry. Just read above that you've never been up the CN Tower. Maybe take little Miss V. this summer? Grandkids always love it! Lots of rain on its way, enough already! Take care...

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    1. Just home...hideous rainy windy drive 😳
      I should take her...but I am lazy that way. I also wanted to ho to the Aquarium...she has been twice!
      Hope to see you soon.....coffee?

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    2. Sure! You can e-mail me when you figure out your schedule. Meanwhile, I keep track of you on here. πŸ‘

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    3. Will do Hester...after Easter...πŸ˜‰

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  24. Wonderful to get the cottage spruced up for a new season, Linda! Love the moody skies, the beautiful beach finds and sea glass, your cute shoes, and sweet birdy. You always make the most delicious meals, too. We are having rain and some high winds tomorrow. Hoping we don't lose power....Stay cozy and hope you get back to the cottage soon :) xx Karen

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    1. Hi Karen....
      We had the rain and SNOW overnight...very windy today!
      We were down at the cottage Wednesday, and overnight. Heading back Saturday morning!
      Such fun!
      Enjoy your weekend!

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