Saturday, April 30, 2011

Freaky Friday

I had a day Friday like Kim's Mondays. I left home at 7 A.M. to go to Grand Bank for  Census 2011 training. Yes, I got the job. I had a little over a quarter of a tank (which was lots for a 69 km drive) and figured I would get gas on the way back this afternoon. About 15 kms into my drive my gashand dropped down really fast. I stopped my Sportage and got out thinking my gas tank had to be leaking.... No, everything was fine there. When I got to Lamaline, which was about another 8 - 10 kms. away, I pulled into the gas station thinking they were open because there was an SUV parked close to the pump.
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No such luck. So I continued on driving through Lamaline. I noticed a man walking along the left side of the road and all of a sudden a little Beagle cross ran up over the right side of the road in front of me.
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I slammed on the brakes so hard I know the back of the Sportage must have come up off the pavement. Luckily the dog was unscathed, I think that I gave myself whiplash and an almost heart attack.   Finally I reached Fortune and pulled into the gas station and FILLED UP my tank.

After my training session, I took a little side trip to the local thrift store and snagged this red and black houndstooth jacket

On the way home I stopped in to see Anne    to drop off some fodge I had for her. We had a lovely visit and a cup of tea and I went home with this

A dozen delicious farm fresh eggs. Thanks Anne.

Monday, April 25, 2011

Wonderful Weekend

Friday started off the weekend with a lovely supper of Fishcakes not complete  without a side of Million Dollar Pickles. Two of my sisters came home to spend some time with Mom. We cooked a marvelous meal of Baked Ham, Roasted Russet potatoes, Roasted Sweet Potatoes, Broccoli and Corn, followed by Bakeapple Cheesecake, Lemon Meringue Pie and Cheesecake Brownies... Can you say too full. We took the meal into the hospital and set up in  the Therapeutic Room so Mom could join us. (It's just too hard to bring her out because she is not mobile at all now. We had a marvelous time.
Then on Sunday we had a great feed of lobster cooked in salt water from the ocean ( the best way to cook them).

And here are my ducks. They come up to my deck every day now to get some bread scraps.
My sisters went back today, glad to have spent some time with Mom. A wonderful weekend

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Duck Pond

You know you have had a lot of rain when.... you look out into your yard and there are ponds of water everywhere and two ducks decided to take over one of them. Didn't get to take a picture, but it was pretty funny.  I bought out some bread  and gave them a little treat.
They are tame ducks and I think they are looking for a place to build their nest.

Friday, April 15, 2011

Got Roped into it!!!!

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We held a meeting last night to form a cabinowners association for the purpose of raising funds to repair and maintain the old road to our cabins in Roundabout and Lance aux Barques. Before I left the house, I told my husband that I was not going to take the Chairman position... but yeah, you guessed it, I got roped into it. I don't know how to say the word NO.

My mind is working overtime today trying to think of some good and different fundraisers that we could use.

If anyone has any ideas, I would love to hear them.



Monday, April 11, 2011

Beautiful Weekend

Had a wonderful weekend at the cabin. Saturday was beautiful. We got up Saturday morning and Hubby and I sawed up a load of firewood and then

 we packed it in the woodshed, where its sits patiently, waiting to be burned in our lovely potbellied stove.
 I don't know how well you can see the green buds on the Balsam tree, but they are definitely peeping out. Yeah, Spring has sprung.
 The dogs enjoyed a great day rambling in the woods and on the beach.
 And speaking of the beach, look at the wonderful treasures I found on my walk on the beach. Two starfish, and a multitude of beachglass in a rainbow of colors, clear, green, amber, cobalt blue and even a piece of rare yellow. I also found several pieces of pottery shards. Makes for some nice jewelry.
 Right down in the bottom right corner of this photo is the little cove where I do a lot of beachcombing. It is just down over the hill from our cabin.

And down on the bank of that cove, our little flat bottom boat lies waiting to be launched in the water for another season. I love to row around in the water on a sunny summer day just listening to the sounds of the ocean and the seagulls.

And to finish off the day we had a lovely feed of fresh crab legs. I tell you, life just doesn't get much better than that.
Hope everyone had a great weekend as well! Toodles.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Spring is here!

IN my mind anyway. I started wearing my Robin's Egg Blue Spring coat on the weekend. Made me feel good.............A little cold but good, lol.
Then I decorated by Easter Tree.

Here are some closeup shots of eggs that we have had for years. The kids decorated them at least 15 years ago. I have five left. They are so delicate, it's a wonder that I have managed to save any of them. You can be as careful as you like, some of them still get broken.

I refuse to look outside today and let the weather get me down. My mind is set on Spring and I don't care what else happens.

Yesterday I went to do a test for a job as a Census Enumerator. Wow, the questions that were asked really got the brain cells working. I had to shake my head to get rid of the cobwebs in there.  Fingers crossed that I get the job. It's only part-time for a few weeks, but they pay is half decent.  When you live in a small town, there are not too many jobs available.

Happy thoughts of spring to everyone.

P. S. Posted some new items to my Etsy store, I have been a little bit busy.