Thursday, November 27, 2014

and now....


turkey day is over
in one mad nosh
it's gone
the plates are clean and put away
leftovers wait another day
so onward mighty warriors
out into the fray we go
nourished by the feast we've had
let the games begin!!!!


they are thankful
they aren't turkeys

:) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :):) :) :) :) 

for those of you in the US
hope your day is a good one
and all those "sides" worked well

ours is a simple one so no stress here
 all I look forward to 
is that first" leftovers sandwich"... 
with chips!!!!!

........................  Enjoy!  .....................

To the rest who don't indulge
give thanks for the small things
like no extra washing up !!!!!

:)  gobble gobble everyone  (:

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Tuesday, November 11, 2014


on the eleventh day
of the eleventh month
at the eleventh hour

Friday, November 7, 2014


the weather continues it's crazy journey into the next season
it's definitely Autumn
but not everywhere
 all the time
yesterday it got very sunny and then in an instant
it got darker and darker
and the black clouds rolled in
the wind picked up and
it rained
and then just as quickly it all rolled out
behind it came
the birds
a huge
many numbered
of black birds
flew in
I had opened a couple of windows so I heard the noise first
 I grabbed Blanch
 (my camera)
and went out into the wet and windy
and in they came

i did take a video but they were so scattered and high up it was hard to make sense of what was going on
so I think the photos as lousy as they are
are better

and I made a yummy fruit cake too
apple carrot walnut golden raisin
glazed bread cake
and it was good
still is
but it won't be for long
found it on

but it's on her site
I think I found a new favourite cake to make when I want cake 
but not sweet and covered in three inches of icing
I added the raisins as I am a raisin lover
I recommend it highly!!!
the cake not the raisins

I'm still not hooking
a little gun shy I think
or should that be hook shy
Oh well
at least I have cake!!!!!

Monday, November 3, 2014


holy crapola batman
its friggin freezing
what happened
it snowed south of us
we got high winds and the temperature plummeted 
and the hour change that we had
made it worse
it got dark so fast it felt weird
so I made a big pot of beef barley soup
toasted some bread and sat on the couch soup cup in hand
which was cold the hand not the soup!!!!!
sweater wrapped tight and pouted
which of course did no good at all but it felt good
this morning was colder than yesterday
so this is what I'm wearing today
I don't think I've shown it 
but if I have
here it is again!!!  
if you want the pattern I'll have to look for it
and will post it
but it's very easy to copy if you look at it for a while
rows of US double crochet/treble UK
and Solomons knot for two rows
I love it
mostly for the yarn I used
which had been sitting waiting to be used
its just acrylic and it's quite cheap but the colours are just
so me
on a cold and sunny morning

it could all be so much worse
i know

but I don't
do cold
very well

hot coffee is calling
have a sunny day
stay warm
or cool
 if you're really down south

til the next time

Saturday, November 1, 2014


How silently they tumble down
And come to rest upon the ground
To lay a carpet, rich and rare,
Beneath the trees without a care,
Content to sleep, their work well done,
Colors gleaming in the sun.
At other times, they wildly fly
Until they nearly reach the sky.
Twisting, turning through the air
Till all the trees stand stark and bare.
Exhausted, drop to earth below
To wait, like children, for the snow.”
-   Elsie N. Brady, Leaves