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This is what happens when it is very wet in the spring and you get a bad killing frost early in September:

Your pumpkin harvest looks like this.  Six measly little pumpkins.  Oh well, there is always next year.

Speaking of rain, we’ve actually had a couple of days without rain.  Colin and Dad are trying the soybeans here at the house.  Must be going well, I can hear they are still at it.  Spoke too soon, Colin just came in and a large bearing is busted.  They are done until that gets fixed.

Today was Isobel’s birthday, miss you!

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Pretty, Happy, Funny Real this week is Ella’s first week at skating.

She’s working on stopping here.

She’s not really sad in this picture.  The coach drew lines on the ice for them to follow while working on various skills.  Ella had so much fun.  Since she’s been skating since she was 2, they moved her up to the second level group.  Ella can’t wait for next week.

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Yarn Along this week and no Christmas presents to share.  I’ve been working on Ella’s afghan this week.  Made a lot more progress on it than I thought.

I think 5 more rows and it should be long enough.  Elizabeth, this would be a great pattern for you to try next.  Looks really impressive but very easy and can be done in any size yarn.

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Busy day today, not that I know what got accomplished.  Ella had her first day of skating lessons.  She had so much fun and the coaches seem really nice.  Excitement on Wednesday, it’s enrollment for all the new Brownies and we’re bringing cupcakes.  So you know what we’re doing tomorrow after school.

Tuesday:

oatmeal pancakes

chicken paprikash

Wednesday:

tacos

spaghetti

Thursday:

tacos

pork chops

Friday:

tuna

poor man’s steak

Saturday:

leftover paprikash

Sunday:

meat and vegetable goulash

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Throw Back Thursday

A favourite picture from 2010

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I don’t know if it’s the over cast skies and rain, but MAN is Ella in one heck of a grouchy mood!  School was like pulling hens teeth -including math.  She usually ASKS to do math.  Sure hope the protein kicks in soon, Brown Owl won’t want to deal with cranky Ella.

Finished up all the little Advent decorations.  I made a couple changes and I need some beads to finish them but all the fiddly knitting is done.  There is a Christmas light bulb, gingerbread man, Christmas cracker,  a heart, angel, basket, Santa hat, bells, star, ornament, wreath, Christmas pudding, and icicle.

The little snowflake is a swap I made for the Advent garland, much nicer than the one in the original pattern.  Also a couple ‘full’ size snowflakes, the top one is here and the other one is this one.   They need to be starched still.

I’ve been working on Ella’s sweater too.  It always amazes me how fast raglan sweaters knit up.  This isn’t a good representation of the yarn colour.  Maybe I’ll try outside next week (if it’s not raining).

Happy Thanksgiving!

We had a very Happy Thanksgiving weekend.

We are very thankful for Auntie Belinda and Uncle Stefan for driving up from Scarborough to spend the weekend with Ella.  She was so excited on Saturday when they arrived.  I think she was even more excited than in the morning when she and Grandma went to Ottawa for the grand opening of the American Girl Boutique.

We are so VERY thankful for Grandma!  She’s always ready to come over and spend time with us and is there whenever we need her.

And I’m very thankful for my darling Colin.  Not only does he work so very hard to take care of our family, but he also put up with the Xbox takeover of the television this weekend.  Ella and Uncle Stefan love to play video games when they are together.  They hadn’t been up for a while, so Ella had so much to show Uncle Stefan.

So what’s on the menu this week?

Monday:

sandwiches

pork chops

Tuesday:

hot dogs

leftover chicken casserole

Wednesday:

perishky

spaghetti

Thursday:

corn chowder

meatball Stroganoff

Friday:

French toast

leftover casserole

Saturday:

leftover meatballs

Sunday:

chicken paprikash

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