Wednesday, 3 June 2020

A Few Good Things That Happened In May....💙


























Hello everyone...

Another month has come and gone...
At least this one had some lovely moments for us...
My Grandson was 1 year old...🎉🎈🎉
Boyfriend and I visited ...socially distancing in their back yard...
he looked as cute as a button...💙...that hat!!! A real Peaky Blinders!!!

His Mom got him a "cupcake" cake...it was delish!!
I took Miss V some sidewalk chalk, and she got busy right away...

I had brought some beach glass from the cottage awhile ago, as I wanted to try my hand at making cards...
I have made 5 so far...and I am quite thrilled...they need a shadow box frame for display...perhaps in the near future, I can get some...
I also got 2 birds crocheted...
The Blue one for Miss V...and the yellow one for Miss N ...fiddly, but worth the work...
I made my grandson a blanket {what else is new} for his birthday...
And a cute card...
The crocheted dishcloths were for my daughter for Mothers Day...
I am nearly finished another blanket...which I will show you soon... 

I put out some oranges here at home...first time...as I was missing the Orioles down at the cottage... I was so happy when a few arrived!!!
Only for 3-4 days...but a welcome distraction...🍊

The cottage is coming along slowly...
Last Saturday...my son...SIL and one of my daughters came out... 
it was a miracle!!! they got everything done...👏💪🙏

I have pictures to share...but it will have to wait for another post... 

I still won't be staying over, as I am more comfy here at home...for the time being...

This world is certainly in bad shape these past few months...
And now the riots and looting in the US... 
I understand and sympathize...but this is too much...
I just wish they would go home...I am scared of another wave of COvid 19 for their country....😢

I hope all of my readers are well...safe...and at home for the most part...
We...here in Ontario Canada...must wait til the end of June, to see if we are able to meet in groups of more than 5...Its gonna be a long wait...
Hopefully for Canada Day...my family can come to the cottage for the day...
Social Distance...but get to have a few laughs...and make memories... 

           Because we can sure use some good memories of 2020....



          Take care...

               see you soon...

                   linda 💛

 

Friday, 8 May 2020

May........so far....




























Hello everyone...
Finished the first week in May...
No rhyme nor reason to my order of photos...
Still at home...still being good...still missing everyone terribly...

Had 2 birthdays end of April...daughter Lissa and son Ryan...
Managed to make a gluten-free key lime pie, to share with Lissa...
And an Apple Crisp for  Ryan...
Social distancing practised....ALWAYS!!!
Got a wee bird and key chain made for Lissa...not much...but of course, much loved!!

Finished a blanket for my Grandsons First Birthday at the end of the month...
I can hardly believe that he is 1 already.....
 
Visited the cottage last week...another storm tossed more stones everywhere...not sure when we will get that cleaned up...remnants of Nov storm still there...and then we got a letter from the Health Dept in Haldimand Norfolk
(where our cottage is)
advising cottagers to STAY HOME!!! and will be enforcing a $5000/day fine for offenders...REALLY????????????...guess our very high tax dollars will be reduced???? I am sure not...I think we can go for the day...but not for an overnight extended period of time....just what we needed....😵

Anyway...with this chilly weather, we are happier at home...and the cottage needs so much cleanup on the grounds, that it is not all that inviting at this troubled time....😟

So......enjoy the pics...
   Hope you are all well and safe at home...
      Thanks for your continued support here...
         Will hopefully get around to see how all of you are doing...


               See you all soon...

                       linda  💙

ps...I picked all the daffodils blooming at the cottage, and brought them home to enjoy.....💛

    OH....and 🌸🌸🌸HAPPY MOTHERS DAY TO EVERYONE🌸🌸🌸






 

Sunday, 19 April 2020

April....so far...



Hello everyone...
I'm back...with a much needed post...
I do love the purpose involved with blogging...
It makes me sit...and take stock of my life...
It makes me grateful for wonderful Children...
that send their old Mom flowers...the day it came off the "essential" services list...
Who makes up these lists,anyways?????
Beer store is open...✔️
Liquor store is open...✔️
Grocery stores are open...✔️✔️✔️
But...delivering beautiful flowers to people is not?????
Really???

OK...rant over...lets get to these pics from the month of April...
Actually there are more...but I didn't want to load you down with too many...
Ill get another post out shortly....(yes ok Linda...whatever...😁)

   

 These gorgeous Hydrangeas were part of the bouquet I got from my kids and grandkids...after about a week, they were looking kinda droopy...I googled how to revive Hydrangeas...seems if you snip the ends,on an angle...boil some water, pour into a vase...put the Hydrangea stems into the water...leave for a few hours...and PRESTO...they were perky, and lasted another 10 days!!!
Who knew??? Well.......I am sure a LOT of you knew that...I did not!!
 


My house plants are also keeping me smiling...
This White Kolanchoe is from Christmas...
Keeps giving me blooms...
Wouldn't it be nice to send one to a friend????   Just sayin'.....(wink wink)

  


Spring is busting out in my yard here at home...
Forget-me-nots are looking good...
Lilacs in bud... 
I have also cut a few Daffodils and Hyacinth for indoors...I will show you those in my nest post....

 

 Last cottage drive...I think that was weeks ago...I was happy to see the Turtles in one of the canals we drive by,out for some sunbathing...but not social distancing!! 
Cottage is a long way from being ready...they are still working on the new furnace,hot water heater...installed a sump pump...and then discovered that the  original water tank...old...was full of sand and rust...New water tank to be installed...
Plus...the grounds are really in need of some elbow grease...and it has still been kinda too cold and windy to accomplish much...still working on getting the billions of stones removed from our beach deck!!!!
Inside...all is calm...and inviting...soon.................





Did some baking with my baking partner, Miss V....via Facetime...
She and I both enjoyed ourselves...💛💙💜💚

We did Banana Muffins and loaf one day...
And coffee cake another day...
Fortunately....boyfriend and I got to eat everything!!
Blueberry Muffins on another day...

 




Of course....the Birds keep us well entertained...💕
 


The last time we took Miss V to the cottage...and thrifty shopping...(she loves it too)...we got this pair of striped rubber boots for her to wear when she is here...who knew that was coming to an end...:o(...
Anyway...I got em all washed up...and by the back door with mine...
Ready for when she can come back...and feed the birds...sweep...rake...garden...all of the things that she loves to do here...💗
 

Before the isolation started...we had purchased a bone in Ham...it was in the basement fridge...waiting for the perfect time to cook it!!
How did we know how handy this would be to have!!!
Had scalloped potatoes and green beans with one meal...
Several with eggs...
Made a delightful white bean and ham soup...(no pics)
But I did get a shot of one of the Toasted Westerns we made...Gosh i love those!!!
   


 Had some Spaghetti Sauce and Crusty bread in the freezer...
Basil is all gone now...hope to get some soon!!!!



Celebrated Earth Hour....
 

And on several ocassions...when the wind is just right...and it is Sunny...
We have thoroughly enjoyed sitting on the back deck here at home...
We walk every day...
Busy doing nothing!! HAHAHA...not really...I have nearly completed 2 large crochet projects...and managed to sew a few masks for the family...if only I had more elastic!!! WHO KNEW!?!
 

Hope you are all well...

           Staying home...staying safe...we will get through this...

                    See you soon...

                          linda 💙