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Grandma’s birthday today.  She’s coming over for supper.  I think I may make a birthday apple crisp.  We never seem to have room for cake after a ‘roast’ supper.

We’re looking at a busy week.  Good thing our eggs are at the stand now so I won’t disappoint my customers.  Tomorrow is kind of exciting, we go see Dr. Katrina to get the blood work results and find out to which food(s) Ella is allergic.

Monday:

pork sandwiches

sticky chicken

Tuesday:

pizza

chicken pot pie

Wednesday:

chicken sandwiches

leftover pot pie

Thursday:

pizza

rolled lasagna??

Friday:   

tuna sandwiches

sausages and Irish potato pancakes

Saturday:

leftover lasagna

Sunday:   

?

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

Sad Day

Yesterday morning we had a great time.  Ella and I played with her Calico Critters and Zim played with us.  Giving lots of kisses and being her usual fun self.

After supper I realized I hadn’t seen Zim for a while.  I went upstairs to check Ella’s bed -Zim’s favourite hang out.  Checked the ‘sewing’ room because Colin had been in there earlier.  Colin wondered if someone had let her outside??

I looked under the chesterfield (her second favourite spot) and found my sweet Zim curled up dead.  I have no idea what happened.  Luckily Colin was home to take care of her for me.  I think I’m done with pets in the house for a while.

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Definitely more spring-like in Toronto.  But we came home to a few more signs of spring.

Look a snowdrop!  Even better, this one is flowering on the other side of the rosebush.  That means they are spreading.

The bluebells are just a sunny day away from flowering.  They are spreading nicely too.

The farm stand is up and running again.  This means customers can get their eggs whether we are home or not.

And of course a sure sign of spring: our chicks have arrived.  There are a bunch of black sex-link (my favourites) and a bunch of regular layers.  There is also a handful of meat birds for the fall.  They are living out in the summer kitchen right now since it’s far too cold out in the barn.   Hopefully it will warm up soon because they will outgrow their pen in no time.  It’s fun to go out and hear all the little ‘cheeps’.

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It’s hard to keep my Pretty, Happy, Funny, Real post to a reasonable size this week.  Uncle Stefan and Auntie Belinda took us to the Ripley’s Aquarium in Toronto on Saturday.  Ella has been wanting to go to the aquarium since before it was built.

It was hard to look up at the CN Tower on Saturday.  The clouds were moving so quickly it made you dizzy to look up at the still tower.

Not hard to get Ella to smile today.

The displays were just amazing.

I like the silhouettes of the big sharks and rays.

This tunnel was the coolest display.

The sea-horse were really hard to get.  This area was darker than the others for some reason.

The jelly fish were really cool.  Did you know that under ultra violet light the females are pink (the four lobes in the middle).

“Petting” horseshoe crabs.  Very cool.

Ella, Auntie Belinda and Uncle Stefan.

My favourite picture from the weekend.  Heading over to the Roundhouse (and Steam Whistle Brewery) and the playground.

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Got some travel knitting to share this week for Yarn Along.

I’ve got the heels turned and starting on the ankles of my TARDIS socks for the second time.  I just didn’t like the round toes of the other pattern, so I did my regular toes and am much happier with these socks.

I’ve got one heel turned and the other ready to go on my Bulgarian knee socks.  I think I should have used a tighter gauge with this yarn, but I’m not doing them over again (again).

You may have noticed this isn’t the book I told you I was taking on holiday.  Seems I had a brain cramp and I packed the other book in my suitcase.  Doesn’t really help for reading in the car!  So I pulled out this one to throw in my car knitting bag. Rise & Fall Of the Victorian Servant is a good historical book, though at times it gets a little bogged down with numbers.  But those parts are easy enough to skim through.  Wow, the things domestic servants had to go through.  It’s hard to imagine sending Ella out to work in the ‘manor house’ for the local Lord as a scullery maid.  I’ve got some cool historical fiction from my dad to read.  But they are fairly thick and will need some time set aside for reading.

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Monday:

shepherd’s pie

Tuesday:

?

Wednesday:

French toast

spaghetti

Thursday:

soup

oven baked hamburger dinner

Friday:   

Cornish pasties

roasted pork dinner

Saturday:

oven-fried chicken

Sunday:   

leftover pork

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

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Snow and cold, snow and cold, that’s been the winter up here in the Ottawa Valley.  Not that I’m complaining, I love the winter -when it’s winter!  We’ve had a long, cold spring and everything is brown and dead.

Even my snowdrops aren’t sure it’s spring, and they usually flower in the snow.

But then, I turned around and saw a flash of purple.  Purple??

My crocuses say ‘to heck with winter, it’s SPRING!’

Cleared off all the leaves and found lots of beautiful crocuses.  Guess when we get home from Toronto I’ll have to get the rest of the leaves off the garden.  Let’s hope spring is here to stay.

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