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Look!  I’m getting my Keep Calm Craft On post done on time.

Belinda’s sweater is really coming along.  AND I learned a new way to cast off -tubular.  It was easy and it doesn’t seem to want to curl, which is a real bonus for a top-down sweater.

This is Ella’s favourite.

What a miserable first day of May!  It has rained all day long.  We were luckier than Ottawa, they really took a beating.  In the end we got about 2 1/2 inches of rain.  The river had been receding, but I think it’s just as far up in the field as it was 2 weeks ago.

We got our pictures from Maureen at Gal Capone Photography.  They all look so great, it’s going to be hard to choose which ones to print and frame.

Monday:

sandwiches

hamburger with home-made buns

Tuesday:

pizza

crock pot chicken and dumplings

Wednesday:

nacho’s -Ella request

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Thursday:   Momma’s birthday!!!

French onion soup

leftover chicken

Friday:

pizza

steak -my birthday supper

Saturday:

smothered pork chops and Turkish pilaf -new recipes

Sunday:

oven-fried chicken

More ideas at I’m an Organizing Junkie.

We really need a Keep Calm Craft On button thingy!

Well, as you can see I forgot about posting again yesterday.  I just can’t seem to wrap my head around posting on Tuesdays.  I did think about it on the weekend but by Tuesday it was gone again.

Belinda’s sweater is coming along nicely.

I’m loving my new book My History: A Memoir by Antonia Fraser.  If you have any interest in history you have to read her biographies.  They are so well written and researched.  Even though they are packed full of information they feel like ‘real’ books.  Mary Queen of Scots, Marie Antoinette, The Six Wives of Henry the VIII, The Lives of the Kings and Queens of England (that one is currently on our school shelf), and many more.

Tree guy being lifted up into the poplar.

Can you see the large branch ‘flying’ through the air?

The “after” picture.  Not so nice looking, but all the hollow pieces are down and now, hopefully, if the tree falls it will fall away from the house instead of through it.  AND they saved the tire swing.

Ella scooped up a few pieces for her kitchen.  Including a new tea table.

Ella’s made an addition to her house too.  Now she has room for her fire pit to be inside and some storage.

They had to take down a big tree at Dad’s too.  Wow, no wonder the raccoons have been hanging out in there.

Did NOT know about this!  Colin says they are about 4 ft long.  Luckily, no sign of the bees (Dad is anaphylactic  to bees).

What a beautiful spring morning!  We’ve actually had nearly a week of non-rain (though not always sunny).  I think we can almost see a bit of the water going down.  It’s still going to be a while before that land is crop-able.  Colin may have to alter his plans and put in some soy beans in the acres currently under water.

Not too much on the schedule this week.  Though we do have Grandma’s birthday on Thursday (though we’re having her ‘party’ Friday evening).  The tree guy is coming this morning to take down some big branches around the house.  It will be sad to lose the shade, but it would be sadder to lose the house because the tree fell on it or ripped out the hydro lines and burnt the house down.  We had to have the big bass wood tree in front of the house taken down a month or so ago.  Wow, do we ever notice the difference in the living room.  We’ll need to find some fast-growing replacements.

Monday:

Chip Pit  🙂

leftover honey garlic chicken wings

Tuesday:

Caesar salad

hamburgers

Wednesday:

sandwiches

Mc D’s because we need to be to Renfrew a bit early

Thursday:  Grandma’s birthday!!

pizza

honey mustard glazed chicken

Friday:

leftover pizza

Grandma wants chicken and dressing, but we just had a whole chicken a while ago and I really don’t want to do another 7lb chicken right now.  I’m going to try baking chicken pieces (probably quarters) on top of dressing and see how that works.

Saturday:

leftover honey mustard chicken

Sunday:

beef stew (Make-a-Mix book)

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

I’ve been working on Belinda’s sweater some more.  I’ve got the sleeves separated out and am working on the body.  I definitely like the slightly thicker yarn.

I got some new ‘dish cloth’ yarn from Knit Picks and couldn’t resist whipping up a couple new face cloths.  I really love the Knit Picks Dishie, especially their multi-coloured yarns.  It knits up so much nicer than the Bernat cotton I can buy locally.

Almost forgot it was Monday.  I’m going to have to make some changes to my menu plan this week since the butcher didn’t make enough hams so we had roast beef for Easter supper.

Really needs to stop raining.  There was lots of flooding in Pembroke and the river here is starting to get high too.  Colin says it’s about where it used to be in the ‘good old days’.  Considering he wants to start cropping it really needs to stop soon.

Monday:

CHIP PIT is OPEN!!!!!!

hot beef

Tuesday:

Caesar salad

meatloaf & mashed potatoes

Wednesday:

pizza

shepherd’s pie (with leftover roast)

Thursday:

??

leftover meatloaf

Friday:

leftover pizza

leftover shepherd’s pie

Saturday:

baked sweet & sour chicken

Sunday:

honey garlic chicken wings

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

Man, I am having such a hard time remembering to Craft On on Tuesdays.  I’m going to have to put a reminder on my phone.  Oh well, at least this week I have something to share.

Making good progress on Belinda’s new sweater.  The pattern is working out much better with the thicker yarn.  The yarn isn’t really this orange, it’s got more of a rust tone (it’s called paprika).