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What a Pretty, Happy, Funny, Real I have to share with you this week!

As expected, God knew what he was doing when he didn’t let us by the $28,ooo new car.  Look what we found at the local Chevy dealer…

A 2015 Chevy Cruise that was a rental return!!  Only $20,000 and 15,000 km.  And we’ve got full warranty until 2020.  Considering full warranty was the main reason for wanting a new car it’s a win-win.  It’s nicely loaded -power doors and windows, USB connections (my iPod), a plug-in the back for Ella’s electronics, back-up camera and hands-free phone.  Our wish list had power seats and heated seats, but we didn’t get either.  Luckily, the handle for moving the seat is at the front right corner (driver’s side) and it’s easy for Grandma to reach (unlike the Camry we looked at) and move.  The Cruise is  a little smaller than the Cavalier we had in the 90’s but it’s got a fairly decent trunk.

Needless to say we’ve got one Happy Grandma!

I’m Happy to see the buds on my lilacs.  That means Pretty flowers will be here soon.

Here’s a Funny for you.  Tim having a snooze in his ‘kitty hammock’ with Mr. and Mrs. Prickly.  Herbert and Rose attended school in the morning and then needed a nap.

You don’t get to see the Real.  It’s the giant list of things that need to be done before we leave tomorrow morning.  It’s even longer because we have a play-date on Tuesday (if Ella does her share of the list).

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I’m fairly happy today for Pretty, Happy, Funny, Real.

Spring has finally come to Renfrew County!

My bluebells are out and seem to be spreading nicely.  There are even some in Ella’s fairy garden corner.

We’ve always called them bluebells, but some looking on the internet and it seems they are technically Siberian Squill.  I don’t care what you want to call them, they make me happy.

The rhubarb is starting to wake up too.

Real is Colin is getting very frazzled and exhausted.  It’s been a busy few weeks with the seed cleaner.  I wish farmers would call earlier in the year (like February or March).  Then maybe Colin could get a few days to recoup instead of having to head straight into cropping.

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My Pretty girl is NOT very happy.  It snowed, quite heavily, for about 12 hours yesterday.  We’ve got about 8 inches of snow!  Ella is very ready for spring, instead we got this:

For most of the day I couldn’t even see the in-laws house across the highway.


Can’t even see the trees along the swamp!

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Well, March came in like a lion and went out like a very soggy lamb.  At least it’s not snow.

A couple of surprises under the snow and ice.

These were starting before the last snow/ice fall and I wasn’t sure they would survive.

It’s starting to look like spring inside too.  Look at all the glorious tomatoes!!!

Tuesday I visited a lovely tea room.

I had a delicious cup of ‘ice tea’.  It’s a very limited time offer these days.

Daisy wanted to join the tea party too.

The Easter bunny out-did himself hiding eggs this year.  We are still finding eggs (ignore the Christmas runner).

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Absolutely no knitting to share for Yarn Along this week.  I’ve been busy with our costumes for Comic-Con.

I’ve been told it’s OK to not be a comic book type person. so I’m going as a lady from 1918.  I made an Armistice blouse and walking skirt.  Both are from Folkwear and are really nice, though the walking skirt isn’t as full as I would have wished.   I just noticed that I forgot to fold back the French cuffs before taking the pictures.  Today is sewing on a million buttons (not quite but there ARE 20).  Grandma is coming this afternoon to help with hemming the skirt.

My other Christmas money book arrived this week. Gertie’s Ultimate Dress Book: A Modern Guide to Sewing Fabulous Vintage Styles.  Lots of interesting dresses but some rather low necklines, but that’s easily fixed.  A good place to start.

And here’s my Pretty, Happy, Funny, Real for this week:

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My girl isn’t looking quite so Pretty for Pretty, Happy, Funny, Real this week.  But she’s certainly having fun.

Remember the go-cart Daddy bought for Ella’s birthday?

Look what Daddy has finished!  Yeah, today wasn’t the best day for a drive, but she sure had fun.

It’s a little mucky in our yard with all this warm weather.

I took it for a rip the other day too.  I find it a little fast (and dirty).

You should see our bathroom!  Ella’s going to have to start getting undressed in the basement on her dune buggy days.

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Some fun for Pretty, Happy, Funny, Real this week.

Sunday Ella and I made doughnuts while Daddy watched his NASCAR.

Ella did most of the work, including some of the frying.  Once she stopped being afraid of the oil, she did a great job.

Came down the other morning and look what I found?  Ella gets up about 6:30 most mornings.  She’s allowed to use her tablet or the Xbox until Daddy’s in to watch his news.

The last couple days Ella, Olivia and Caroline have been on a camping trip around the world.  The girls were snug inside their tent for the night.  Look who decided to go camping too?

Don’t know if you’ve seen the weather up here the last few days.  This is Grandma’s house in Beachburg yesterday.  The pile of snow at the foot of the driveway is as tall as I am!  Colin had to use the snow blower to make me a path to get to the house.  Ella walked in and got soaked to her bum!  Thank goodness Colin was able to pick up a cheap used  snow blower.  I wouldn’t want to see Colin shovel this by hand.

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