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Pretty, Happy, Funny, Real this week finds my two sweeties having some together time.

The other day I heard voices from the front porch and peaked out the window to see what was going on.

Turns out Ella was on a hunt for Pokemon -just like the phone game she’s seen on the news.  Ella was given some Pokemon cards at Christmas from a friend and has a couple stuffies now too.  As you can see she’s all set, with her binoculars and her journal for recording who she finds.

It was nice and cool (please ignore Ella’s hoodie, it wasn’t that cold) Tuesday evening so we took a stroll down the ‘tracks’ to the river.  Wow there are lots of berries this year.  The chokecherry bushes are loaded and so are the raspberry canes.

A view of the river we don’t usually see.

My Pretty girl had such a Happy time at the High Tea birthday party on Saturday.  The mom drove them to her parent’s (just outside of downtown) and then took the girls on the bus the rest of the way to the Chateau Laurier.  All the girls were excited and had a grand time riding the bus.

Ella got so many compliments on her new dress and how grown-up she’s becoming.

I am Happy because I am so blessed to be able to spend so much time with my girl.  This morning we are making Ella ice cream.  We’re experimenting and trying to make a chocolate peanut butter ice cream, that’s her favourite combination.  Later we’ll make some frogs (recipe to follow once I have a picture to share too).

Real is getting ready for school to start again.  We’ll be busy this year.  We’re using a new math curriculum and it really focuses on the basics and leads you up to all the fancy maths (algebra, calculus, etc).  Ella’s excited to get started.

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Ella and I had a great time at her play date on Friday.  I love when I get a friend too.  I think Anneke and Emma are good for Ella for getting along -group dynamics and all.

Supposed to be stinking today, so I’ll be doing as little as possible.

Oh yeah, in the spirit of full disclosure, last week’s menu went out the window by Monday night.  The chicken wasn’t thawed and ready to cook until Tuesday.  By Wednesday my tummy had had enough of the heat.  So not many of the scheduled meals happened last week.

Tuesdays on CBC there’s a comedy show called Still Standing.  The comic goes around to small towns and gets to know the people (the commercials look funny).  Well tomorrow’s show is coming from Eganville!  That’s the town where Ella has her skating lessons.

Monday:

leftovers

chicken a la king

Tuesday:

hot dogs

ribs on the BBQ

Wednesday:

German apple pancakes

Creole pork chops

Thursday:

pizza

baked honey garlic chicken

Friday:

tuna

beef teriyaki

Saturday:

pizza

leftover chicken

Sunday: 

pork souvlaki and Greek potatoes

More ideas at I’m an Organizing Junkie.

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Wow, that was a lot of rain!  Did you get any?  It rained off and on all day Saturday and the rain gauge says 3.25 inches.  The crops are so much happier.  Though that’s likely enough until August.

Fun planned for the end of the week.  A play date for Ella and me and then a fancy high tea at the Chateau Laurier for Ella’s little friend from Guides.  I hope she actually eats something there.

Monday:

sandwiches

roast chicken -hopefully on the BBQ

Tuesday:

Ceasar chicken subs

beef teriyaki

Wednesday:

pizza

scalloped chicken (new recipe)

Thursday:

chicken salad sandwiches

slow roasted pork on the BBQ

Friday:

pizza

leftover chicken

Saturday:

leftover pork

Sunday:

leftover pork or chicken

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We had so much fun on our Canada Day holiday.

I’ll won’t bore you with all the pictures, I’ll just give you the highlights.

Large mouth bass number 1 for Ella.  She’ll put on worms but won’t touch the fish??

Fish one for Daddy.

Fish one for Momma too.  But I also caught the little perch needed as bait to catch most of the bass.

Bass number 5 for Ella.  Daddy spent most of this day teaching the other kids how to fish.

Bass number two for Momma.  Daddy’s caught a couple more too.

Bass number 10 for Ella.

And finally large mouth bass number 12 for Miss Ella.  She also caught a really nice 2 foot pike.  We were out in the row-boat so I didn’t have the camera with me.  But you can believe me.

Only did bits and pieces of knitting last week.  I did start a pair of knee socks for me.  If I keep enough notes, I’ll post the pattern.

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Home from holidays.  We had such a great time and nearly perfect weather.  We got rain on Canada day and didn’t go to the fireworks (which apparently Killaloe does in the rain) but our crops needed the rain so badly we didn’t mind.  I have no lunches planned yet.  Ella has soccer camp (just fun) all week and I’m not sure what’s going on.

Happy 4th of July to all my American friends!!

Monday:

hamburgers

Tuesday:

pork chops

Wednesday:

sausages and Irish potato pancakes

Thursday:

baked honey garlic chicken

Friday:

slow cooker pork cacciatore

Saturday:

leftover honey garlic chicken

Sunday:

leftover pork cacciatore

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Hurray!  Finally some projects to share on Yarn Along.

My swap partner received her package already so I can share these with you:

Do you see what makes this snowflake special?  There are skulls in it!

Following the skull motif I made her a hussif:

This is a Mexican ‘day of the dead’ style skull.

Two zippered pockets as usual in these bags.  Teresa made some ‘cute’ skull stitch markers too.

Whipped up a couple new face cloths.  I love making these round ones.

And finally, I finished my new apron:

Not quite as flattering as my Edwardian apron, but it used up a chunk of twill that wasn’t big enough to make anything else.

 

For Today: 27 Jun 2016
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Looking out my window:  can’t see out my windows because we’ve got the heavy black-out curtains pulled up tight to try to keep the heat out (gee this is starting to sound like last week’s post)
I am thinking:  running over the lists in my head of what I need to do before Thursday

I am thankful:  for our pool

One of my favorite things:  time with Ella

I am wearing:  my burgundy sundress -same style as last week but in burgundy with bunches of pink flowers
I am creating:  some much-needed face cloths and still trying to finish my apron
I am reading (read) /watching (watched) / listening to:   Ella playing Minecraft.  I’m letting her have a video game day (doesn’t really mean all day but more than her usual time).  It’s just too hot to do much else.
 
I am hoping:  to get everything packed by tomorrow
In my kitchen:  absolutely nothing!  I’m on a baking strike until the heat breaks
In the school room:  done until August.  Will likely do some math every day or so just to keep it fresh in her mind.
In my garden:  everything is struggling.  We really need some more gentle rains.  It’s so very dry.  Thank goodness for Colin and all his watering.
Post script:  just because these Viking Kittens make me laugh

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