Saturday, October 20, 2018

Combine Season

It's that time of year again...


Rats, I don't know why I can't embed a non-youTube video here.  Oh well, just follow the link for the song please.
I was going to tell you we were well under way with our soybean harvest:
But he actually finished up the last of the beans before lunch AND even came in the house and sat down to eat his lunch!!  Yesterday went better than planned and it didn't rain enough last night to stop him. Finally a time where things not going to planned turned out to be a good thing.
Look what I did yesterday:
I went up to our furthest farm and towed the flex head home for Colin.  It wasn't too bad.  Just one spot on the back side road where I met oncoming traffic right where a bunch of mail boxes crowd the road.  Even though I'm wider than the lane, no cars or mail boxes were hurt!
Wednesday we had our homeschool trip to Hugli's and as per tradition it was cold, and windy, and snowy!  It really came down a couple of times.  But I didn't mind, snow is much drier than rain.  Ella had a good time.  Her buddies Keifer and Ephraim and Landon were there, they make her less serious.
Speaking of home school friends, tonight is ladies' night for the home school moms.  We're going to get wild and crazy without the kids.  I made pie  :)

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Yarn Along/Crafting On -16 October 2018

I had a bit of startitis this weekend, so I’ve got a few things to share for Yarn Along/Crafting On this week.
Started another pair of socks for Grandma for Christmas.  She’s getting to that age where it’s hard to find her presents.  She really doesn’t need things.  But she loves my knitting socks, so socks it is.  I really like this yarn, not a surprise since it’s Berroco and the same brand I use for Colin and Ella’s thick socks.  I’m thinking of ripping these out and just making a plain sock.  The pattern is getting lost in the colourway.
I started a pair of black socks for me.  I’m definitely going to rip these ones out.  For some reason the math has failed me and they are too loose.  That’s half the point of making my own socks -to have them fit properly.  I might actually use this yarn to make me knee socks with the Ceilidh pattern.
Then I decided I needed to knit a project bag for my knitting projects.  It fits nicely in my purse.  I used some of the leftovers from Ella’s afghan.
And of course, a new project bag requires a new project.  So I started a new pair of knee socks.  These are just plain knitting because it’s a funky stripey yarn that sort of looks like snowflakes.
I think that’s it for the new projects this week.  Oh yeah, I didn’t show you Grandma’s last pair of finished socks.  I took the picture without the flash and the colour is better.

Monday, October 15, 2018

Menu Plan Monday -15 October 2018

A dim start to the day.  It’s supposed to rain off and on all day.  Good thing Colin got a good start to the soybean harvest.  I’m having a hard time getting my day started.  Just want to go back to bed.
Some fun stuff planned this week.  Homeschool trip and homeschool ‘Mom’s Only’ night too.
Monday:
sandwiches
perogie
Tuesday:
grilled cheese
Wednesday:
pizza
Italian meatballs -new recipe
Thursday:
leftover pizza
garlic and paprika chicken -new recipe
Friday:
ham and scalloped potatoes
Saturday:
leftover chicken
Sunday:
ham rolls

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Crafting On/Yarn Along -9 October 2018

Wow, yesterday was crazy.  Cooking everything at home and then getting it down to my SIL’s for supper.  But so worth the trouble.  Our BIL was so happy to get some real food after having to eat hospital ‘food’.  I think it perked him up having company too.
For Crafting On/Yarn Along I finally finished Ella’s socks .
Just waiting for some sunshine so I can sew in the black ends.  I need to give in and get bifocals because my eyes are starting to interfere with my knitting and sewing.  They are a lot more neon in real life.  I’m almost done Mom’s other socksbut didn’t bother to pull them out for a picture.  I’m sure they will be done by next week, so I’ll show you then.
In the big lead-up to Thanksgiving there wasn’t much time for gratuitous reading, but I did read a bit more of the “Crazy Ladies”

Monday, October 8, 2018

Menu Plan Monday -Thanksgiving Edition

kitchen-gals
Happy Thanksgiving every one!  Colin’s family has a big thing to be thankful for this year.  On Thursday his sister’s husband had a heart attack.  Luckily he wasn’t alone and they are close to Renfrew so the ambulance was quick to arrive.  They rushed him off to Ottawa to the Heart Institute and they put in a stint.   He recovered quickly and was even home on Saturday!!  I’m taking Thanksgiving dinner to them today.  Colin and Dad are spending a second day down there getting their wood prepared for the winter.  Sure makes me glad we heat with corn, so much less work.
I’m not sure what’s up this week.  The bike park is closed so one of the other moms is trying to find the kids an indoor place.  I hope we can because Ella had so much fun on the ramps.
Monday:
turkey, dressing, mashed potato casserole, biscuits, corn, peas, Caesar salad, apple pie, and lemon meringue pie
Tuesday:
hot turkey
Wednesday:
turkey and biscuit casserole
Thursday: 
stew -freezer
Friday:
leftover casserole
Saturday:
leftover stew
Sunday:
breaded pork chops
I’m an Organizing Junkie is taking a holiday today, so you’ve just got me.

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Menu Plan Monday -2 October 2018

Yesterday was so busy I forgot that it was “Monday” and I needed to post.  I’m not sure I’m loving the new schedule this Autumn which sees me doing groceries on Monday afternoon.  There were far too many vehicles in the parking lot.
This is a busy week.  I’ve got to get the house (well, the downstairs part) ready for company because we are actually having company for Thanksgiving.  I have no idea what Colin’s family are doing, so I invited my best friend, her son, and her new fellow to come up.  Since her move to Ottawa I ‘never’ get to see her any more and I really miss our weekly knit night.  Speaking of knitting, I may not get to a Yarn Along/Crafting On post today.  Just imagine a little more knitting on Ella and Grandma’s socks.  I will be so glad when I’m done these socks.  They are taking forever.
Tuesday:
spaghetti
tacos
Wednesday:
leftover tacos
pork chops
Thursday:
pizza
Friday:
leftover pizza
sesame chicken and noodles
Saturday:
bacon and eggs (I need the extra bacon for Monday)
Sunday:
More great ideas at I’m an Organizing Junkie.

Monday, September 24, 2018

Menu Plan Monday -24 September 2018

Menu Plan Monday is a little late today.  We were out and heading for Pembroke early this morning.  It’s the start of Book Club with the Pembroke group.  They are doing Diary of a Young Girl (Anne Frank).  It was a good morning.  It’s also made Ella very glad she’s not in school and that we follow the Charlotte Mason method of schooling.
Monday:
scalloped chicken -new recipe from a very old book
Tuesday:
leftover chicken
Wednesday:
leftover chicken
Thursday:
spaghetti
Friday:
gratin of potato and sausage -Julia Child
Saturday:
pork chops
Sunday:
??