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How on earth is it the start of September??  Even Colin doesn’t know where the summer has gone.  With no pigs and no markets, we were supposed to have so much extra time this summer.  I think we were busier than ever.

Supposed to be really hot this week.  Good for the crops, less good for me.  At least it is still cooling off over night so I can get the house cool.  We may or may not get back to school again this week.  I have a few things I want to get done first.

Monday:

tuna melts

steak

Tuesday:

oatmeal pancakes

leftover wings

Wednesday:

shirred eggs

meatball Stroganoff

Thursday:

pizza roll-ups (or on the BBQ depending on temp.)

KFC chicken 

Friday:

pizza

leftover meatballs

Saturday:

chili?

leftover chicken

Sunday:

pork chops

More great ideas at I’m an Organizing Junkie

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I was hoping to have this completely finished to show you, but it was so hot and humid yesterday there was no point trying to block it.

So here’s my finished afghan (minus some gentle blocking).  When I received the yarn for Christmas I really didn’t think there was enough.  The balls are kind of small, but yet again I have learned to always trust the math.  I had the yardage I needed and guess what, it all worked out.  In fact, I ended up with an extra ball of green.  Always trust the math!

We haven’t started reading this yet, but I thought I would share.  At the suggestion of one of my FB (and high school) friends, I picked up The Care and Keeping of You (Revised): The Body Book for Younger Girls for Ella’s ‘health’ class.  For those of you with older girls, when did you start having ‘the talk’ with them?  I know Ella’s 8, but she’s the size of a 10-year-old and I don’t want her getting surprised.

And now just a little something for those of you out there that like to see my knitting mistakes:

Look at this trick!

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We had a lovely anniversary.  I had to process some windfall apples.  I was going to can them for pie/apple crisp but they didn’t look nice enough.  So I just made the into sauce.  I was lucky and Colin helped with all the peeling and slicing.  I really appreciated it because my wrist was sore.  Hopefully I can get some nice apples to can as slices. we only need so much apple sauce.

Nothing much planned this week.  Lots of little jobs needing done, but it’s supposed to be hot so not sure how much will actually be done.

Monday:

leftovers

all day spaghetti sauce -365 Slow Cooker Recipes

Tuesday:

pancakes

roast pork -haven’t decided which kind

Wednesday:

pizza

steak

Thursday:

perogies

leftover pork

Friday:

pizza

omelette

Saturday:

pork sandwiches

chicken Parmesan

Sunday:

honey lime chicken wings

What’s cooking at I’m an Organizing Junkie??

Happy Anniversary to Us!

Wow, where have ELEVEN YEARS gone??

Me and my Godfather walking down the aisle.  That smile was permanently fixed to my face all day.

Our first dance – ‘Sea of Love’ by the Honeydrippers.

It’s fun to see all the old pictures on Facebook from the people who participate on Throw Back Thursday.  I found a couple of ‘old’ pictures to share today.

Ella and Daddy.  Ella is 10 days old.  If you are wondering why Daddy looks exhausted it’s because Ella didn’t really sleep for the first 3 MONTHS we tried breast-feeding.  Every time I fed Ella she would fall asleep about 5 minutes in (regardless of what we did to keep her awake).  The so-called ‘experts’ up here said if she was sleeping she had drunk enough.  In reality the poor thing was starving.  We gave up on breastfeeding and I started my 7 months of pumping.  She loved drinking her milk from a bottle.  And guess what??  She started actually sleeping!!  Imagine, when you aren’t hungry you can sleep.

In case you are wondering, my Uncle Dennis made the cradle for Ella.

This picture comes from 1992.  At university I belonged to the SCA.  This was at a Twelfth Night party near Toronto. It was such a great day.  I even won the contest and was made ‘Lord of Misrule‘! BTW, this is the length I was expecting after donating my hair.  I always loved when I had a fresh spiral perm.  Makes my very fine hair have lots of body.

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New project to share this week for Yarn Along.  We had that family party on Sunday and I always like to go to things like that prepared.  I don’t really ‘know‘ most of the people there so never know how much I’ll be involved in the conversations.  So I pulled out some yarn that Colin gave me for Christmas.  It’s a lap blanket by Mary Gildersleeve and it’s called Mary, Mary Quite Contrary (my favourite nursery rhyme about Mary Queen of Scots).  Like all of Mary’s patterns, this one is beautiful and so much fun to knit.  I’m not liking the 9mm needles, but that’s just me.

Splurged and picked up the new Victoria magazine.  I used to buy every issue, but they changed editors a few years ago and it’s changed (not for the better).  Now it looks more like any other ‘ladies’ magazine than what Victoria used to be.  I got this one because it’s about Wales.  My dad’s family (Rees) is originally from there and it’s always held a fascination (I LOVE ‘How Green was My Valley‘).

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A little late with my Menu Plan for this week, I did groceries this morning and have been running ever since.  Nothing much planned for this week.  I bought some peaches and want to do something with them.  Plus a bunch of organizing I want to have done before we start school in September.

On Thursday Colin processed the last of the meat birds and the turkeys.  I decided to save a chicken from the freezer and I roasted that on Saturday.  Wow, it was so tender and delicious.

Yesterday we had a bit of a family reunion.  Colin’s cousins from New Jersey were up for a visit.  Colin and Elizabeth did some math and they think it’s been 12 years since they were last up.  The cousins from Quebec and Ella’s great aunt and uncle were all there too.

Monday: 

grilled cheese

leftover roast chicken and the first of the sweet corn

Tuesday:

Irish potato pancakes

pork cacciatore in the slow cooker

Wednesday:

hot dogs (Ella request)

chicken a la king

Thursday:

pizza

leftover pork

Friday:

pizza

leftover chicken a la king

Saturday:

our anniversary, hopefully someone else will do the cooking

Sunday:

pork chops

Lots of great ideas at I’m an Organizing Junkie 

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