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Pretty, Happy, Funny, Real this week I want to share the PRETTY sunset we had the other day.

Ella is a very HAPPY girl.  Grandpa decided to get rid of Grandma Isobel’s keyboard and asked if Ella would like it.  Ella has always loved piano.  When she was little we would go to the nursing home with the other ACW ladies and she would sit at the piano and play like she knew what she was doing.   Grandma Isobel would be very Happy to see Ella playing her keyboard.  Now I just have to find a good place for it to live.

I found a great place online to get my bras.  Most of the stores don’t carry ‘big girl bras’ and these ones are so pretty.  Usually they arrive promptly and correctly but yesterday this arrived:

Yes, it’s pretty but it’s also a 32D!   In REALity, I probably haven’t worn that size since grade 9  :)  Ella thinks it would fit her.  Luckily the folks at Adore Me are very helpful and an exchange is already in the works.

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Ella was very Happy to be invited to my friend’s trailer for a few days.  Michelle’s over in Bancroft which is a 2 hour drive.  I decided to take a short vacation too instead of driving back and forth 4 times.  Found a cute cottage to rent.  Turns out it was literally across the lake from where Ella was staying.

Just the right size for Grandma and I (Daddy was too busy to come and Grandma needed a vacation)

Perfect size for a couple.  If you brought kids, you would have to hope for perfect weather or they would drive you nuts.

The only thing I didn’t like was the alleged ‘staircase’.  Obviously they didn’t have the Building Inspector out after construction because the ‘staircase’ was basically a ladder.  It was all I could do to get my suitcase upstairs.  It was nerve-wracking coming down in the middle of the night for the bathroom too.

It was beautifully cool so we didn’t go in the lake, but there’s a dock and paddle boat for visitor use.

Ella had a good time and found out that Momma isn’t the only one who makes her mind  :)  She was also very happy when Momma and Grandma arrived to pick her up.  As much as she likes to be a ‘big girl’ Ella misses her Momma when she’s away.  Which makes Momma very Happy.

Oh yeah, since it’s throw back Thursday, I’ll share the picture I posted on Facebook:

It’s my sister and I (and Raggedy Anne of course).  Belinda is nearly one, which makes me nearly 4.  Guess we see where Ella gets the red/blonde highlights??

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Just a short Pretty, Happy, Funny, Real this week (I’m supposed to be working, shhh).  My garden continues to suffer under the vetch invasion.  The mosquitoes are terrible this year so it’s hard to want to be outside pulling weeds.  Ella has even been inside much more this summer than usual.

For some reason I always seem to forget that this rose bush is hiding under all the vetch leaves.  It’s such a Pretty full red rose.

My day lilies are finally starting to flower and that makes me very Happy.  They seem to be late flowering this year, especially compared to the wild ones.  I don’t know why these ones are so dark.  They are supposed to be tiger lilies.

And of course, another picture of my Pretty, Happy, Funny girl all excited and ready to go at the water park.  Note the ‘lazy river’-type ride behind her?  I’ve decided that is more my speed these days  :)

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Pretty, Happy, Funny, Real this week.

Our new strawberry plants are producing a nice handful of berries every few days.  Everyone gets a couple.  They are so sweet and make us all very Happy.

Why can’t you see rain in pictures?  It’s really pouring in this picture.  Ella’s very Happy.  The Real part came when she came in soaked and muddy.

This makes Daddy Happy.  Our old barn is getting torn down.  It was in really bad shape and the last few years Colin had been hoping it would get hit by lightning.

The unhappy part is the company doing the job is taking forever.  It’s been a couple of months since they started tearing it down.  Now that they have some of the tin off we have a new Real:

Picking up large pieces of ‘tin’ that keep getting blown into the soybean field.  Luckily they are light.  Hopefully the guys will get the barn torn down, it’s quite an eyesore now.

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Pretty, Happy, Funny, Real this week is a lot of Happy.

I’m Happy to be home again.  Hanging out with my Ella and enjoying these cool, sunny days before the hot and humid weather arrives.

Ella’s very Happy too.  Can you guess why?

The new batch of kittens are out and about and wandering up to the house.  As you can see the colour choices remain, black, grey stripes, hairy black and hairy grey stripes.  Makes naming them hard because you can’t tell them apart at a distance.   Pepper’s grey stripey ones have very dark backs.  Princess’ kittens (top picture) are a much lighter grey/brown, like their mom.

I don’t have a picture for the Real.  My house is a mess and I have a mountain of laundry (Mom did a great job keeping everyone fed and the dishes and eggs washed).  And a child that missed me so and doesn’t want to let me go.

Oh yeah, speaking of the lonely child, she’s also very Happy because Momma bought her this to make the election time more livable:

Ella got the Calico Critter ‘Berry Grove School’ to help keep her smiley face smiling while I was gone.

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Pretty, Happy, Funny, Real -the Ella edition

Ella is very Happy because the pool is FINALLY warm enough for her to swim.  It’s only 80F so Ella will be the only one in the pool right now.  It’s hard to believe it’s the end of May and we are just getting in the pool.  Ella’s also very happy with her new bathing suit from Children’s Place -two piece so she won’t out grow it in 2 weeks ha ha!

Yesterday Ella was REALLY miserable.  Even a swim did nothing to cheer her up.  We had to go to Renfrew to pick up the new starter for the tractor and to do groceries for June.

Guess we know why she was so miserable??  And yes, those are her fingerless gloves being used as arm warmers because she ‘didn’t need to put on a shirt under her dress’.

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This Pretty, Happy, Funny, Real finds us home again after a busy weekend in Scarborough.  Great Grandma (my Grandma) had her other hip replaced on Monday.  So Grandma (my Mom) wanted to go down.  The family always have a BBQ for Mother’s day.  We stopped by for a short visit on Friday (I made a trip to Tina’s).  Good thing we did stop because Ella came down with a cold and we weren’t able to go see Great Grandma Sunday or Monday.

Stash augmentation from Tina’s shop.  The Fortissima is for Christmas socks for Grandma.  Otherwise, most of the others are for Ella’s afghan.

Saturday I was Happy to be able to go to Floradale and the St. Jacob’s Farmers’ Market.  We left Ella with Uncle Stefan and the 3 of us girls headed out for a day trip.  The bakery in Floradale is where all our Mennonite friends do their material shopping.  The entire second floor is material!  I try to pick up a year’s worth of fabric every chance I get (just have to remember to bring cash).

The top one is for nightgowns for Ella and I.  She likes when we match.  The bottom two are for dresses  (#420A) for my friend Michelle.  There is enough of the off-white for a dress for me too.

The butterflies are for Ella -probably a jumper.  And the other one is for a jumper for me (same as Michelle’s).  It’s 100″ wide so I only needed 3m.

These four are for dresses for me.

The St. Jacob’s market had a devastating fire last fall.  Their big beautiful wood building was lost.  This year they have a giant tarp building.

Aside from being hard to heat in the late fall/winter, I actually like the tarp building better.  So bright and sunny.  Bet it’ll get crazy hot this summer.  Belinda picked up some of the summer sausage the Mennonites make .  Grandma picked up some fresh meat and I bought maple sugar and maple butter.  We had perogies and cabbage rolls for lunch. Yum!

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