Friday, 22 September 2023

Last Days of Summer Sunshine



Happy First day of official Fall.  My calendar tells me that the 23rd is the day but the internet seems to say today.  Either way, it's here. Yesterday and today are perfect examples of late summer weather. Sunshine and temperatures in the low 20's.  My children were here for an hour and a half this morning. I can't believe how much cleaning up they got done. Four garbage cans of cut down Japanese Anemones and overgrown Perennial Sweet Peas. How I appreciate the help I get.

I took a few pictures of the lake this morning. The water level is lower than it's ever been.  The forecast is for rain so that will help fill it again.


 Thanks for coming by,  GM

Wednesday, 20 September 2023

Cleaning up

I've been cleaning up and getting rid of things I no longer want or need. Years ago I made a number of these boxes. I think at the time they were referred to as 'printer's boxes'. My DH built them and I had fun decorating them. Some, like the second one, was specifically for Valentine's Day and others like the last one, for Autumn.  He made some two-sided ones but most were singles.  Now they are at the thrift store and I hope someone will want them.


 Sorting and deciding what to donate and what to keep is an ongoing job.

Have a great Thursday

Monday, 18 September 2023

Cold Hands and Toad-in-the-Hole

 First of all I want to thank all of you for your prayers and good wishes for my return to health after a week of the dreaded covid.  Both Dear Husband and I are back to our old selves ( pun intended).
We had a refreshing shower overnight and this morning the temperature was 14C...  57F when we left on our walk.
I always seem to have icy cold fingers and after years of heating little bags of rice in the microwave ( to put in my pockets) I finally bought a set of two rechargeable hand warmers from Amazon. I used them this morning and they work wonderfully!!  I'm sure I'll use them a lot since in winter my fingers feel ice cold even at my computer.


 Do you visit the blog The Low Carb Diabetic?  I'm not diabetic but I find great recipes on that blog. Today I see that Jan has posted a recipe for Root Vegetable Toad-in-a-Hole. I intend to make it and I even have a Butternut Squash in the house's my problem. The squash I bought is tasteless. I looked for an answer on-line and from what I can find out is that my squash isn't ripe? I had no idea that they need time to 'ripen'. Now that I've used half of it will the other half get riper standing on the counter?


image from Jan's blog

 Whatever your day holds I hope it's a good one.  GM

Saturday, 16 September 2023

Covid and Pie


 We had a pleasant walk this morning...a slow one because I don't have my energy back yet. My Dear Husband somehow managed to pick up Covid and of course I caught it from him.  It wasn't awful but still no fun at all.Of course we were stuck at home and no one wanted to be anywhere near us. But we're fine now and enjoying the beautiful sunny days that just keep on coming!

I haven't been doing much in the kitchen except for a Crustless Pumpkin pie that I made 2 days ago
( it's long gone).   This coming week I'll have to get busy.

I hope you have a great weekend.

Granny M

Saturday, 9 September 2023

"New" Truck

 Last month Middle Son was on his way home from work when he was hit by a car that failed to stop at a stop sign. The truck was too badly damaged to be fixed so he's been on the look-out for a different one. This week he found it. It's another Dodge Ram just 3 years newer than the white one.


It's a quiet weekend.  Neither DH nor I are feeling well so we're just taking it easy.

Thanks for visiting,  GM

Wednesday, 6 September 2023

A Trip to Buy Plants

I get an e mail at the beginning of each week  letting me know about any specials that the plant shop is offering. This week's sale was on mixed planters and we took a drive to buy a couple to add some pretty colour to the porch.  
But which to choose when there were so many and no two exactly alike?

 I settled on these 3,  each had a couple of plants included that looked like the kind that would make it through the winter.That's always a bonus.

 ..... as well as 4 little paper pots each with a cheery Pansy.   Can you see the pumpkins on the pots?

Our cool weather continues and I'd like to say I've been hard to work but the truth is I've been doing  just the necessary chores and then reading.

Thanks for coming by,   GM

Monday, 4 September 2023

Labour Day


 It was a quiet Labour Day, cloudy and cool temperatures.  For myself it was an ordinary Monday with Monday laundry.  Youngest son did come to help his Dad with cleaning up after the window project. Then he stayed for lunch.

September Charm Japanese Anemones are blooming.

The kittens are one year old today and no longer kittens. All 5 are very happy in their new homes.

 Miss Kitty also seems very content. When we go away she often sits and waits for us in front of the house.

 That's about all I have to write about today.  Have a happy Tuesday.