Daily Check In July 12, 2019

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littlemiss63
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Re: Daily Check In July 12, 2019

Post by littlemiss63 » Fri Jul 12, 2019 6:22 pm

Hi Everyone,

Hope everyone is enjoying their summer, I sure am. It's so nice to not be enduring the cold and thank goodness it's finally stopped with the rain everyday.

I took a few days off and went to visit my son and his family this week and we had such a good time. The last time I saw him, I honestly didn't think I'd ever see him alive again. God is good, he's doing great. Enjoyed my great grand babies, they are all three such sweet and well behaved kids. Oldest one is 5, his sister is 3 and we've got one 6 months old. The 6 month old one is thoroughly entertained by the 5 and 3 year old, they keep her laughing all the time. She thinks they are so funny.
The things they do are hilarious from dancing, singing and making faces. Oh to be that young and full of energy again.

Everything was good here at the house, of course my son-in-law dropped by everyday to check the house. He works out at the "Y" everyday, which isn't far from my house so it's not an inconvenience for him to drop by. I did turn off my water at the meter this time to make sure that if a water line broke that my house wouldn't be flooded when I returned.

I'm off to catch up on laundry, make my bed up with fresh sheets and just relax tonight. Tomorrow I will get caught up on my housecleaning. Don't like to do anything on Saturdays, but it want kill me to dust and vacuum. Have a great evening everyone.
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Jackielou
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Re: Daily Check In July 12, 2019

Post by Jackielou » Fri Jul 12, 2019 11:16 pm

littlemiss63 wrote:
Fri Jul 12, 2019 6:22 pm
Hi Everyone,

Hope everyone is enjoying their summer, I sure am. It's so nice to not be enduring the cold and thank goodness it's finally stopped with the rain everyday.

I took a few days off and went to visit my son and his family this week and we had such a good time. The last time I saw him, I honestly didn't think I'd ever see him alive again. God is good, he's doing great. Enjoyed my great grand babies, they are all three such sweet and well behaved kids. Oldest one is 5, his sister is 3 and we've got one 6 months old. The 6 month old one is thoroughly entertained by the 5 and 3 year old, they keep her laughing all the time. She thinks they are so funny.
The things they do are hilarious from dancing, singing and making faces. Oh to be that young and full of energy again.

Everything was good here at the house, of course my son-in-law dropped by everyday to check the house. He works out at the "Y" everyday, which isn't far from my house so it's not an inconvenience for him to drop by. I did turn off my water at the meter this time to make sure that if a water line broke that my house wouldn't be flooded when I returned.

I'm off to catch up on laundry, make my bed up with fresh sheets and just relax tonight. Tomorrow I will get caught up on my housecleaning. Don't like to do anything on Saturdays, but it want kill me to dust and vacuum. Have a great evening everyone.
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Glad to see you had a nice visit. Welcome home.

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Re: Daily Check In July 12, 2019

Post by rinty » Sat Jul 13, 2019 1:42 am

Mrscreative wrote:
Fri Jul 12, 2019 4:00 pm
Good afternoon everyone,

I kept busy today by running errands for Dh (trip to Home Depot and Home Hardware and baking. I made a Dutch apple cake with lemon sauce. I think the recipe was originally posted by Rinty in 2008! I’ve been intending on making it but only got around to it now. I had a piece for dessert and my it’s good! The lemon sauce is a nice touch too. I also made some unbaked chocolate cookies and ended up running to the grocery store for some coconut and cocoa. All those errands can be time consuming and for some reason the stores seemed to be teeming with people no matter where I went.

After cleaning up from lunch and all my baking dishes, I went for a short walk but by this time it was really hot and humid. So I’ve just been relaxing on the deck in the shade reading a book and chatting with Dh who had returned home from golf. Hopefully it won’t rain tomorrow and we can strip off the old stain from our deck and hopefully have it re stained by the end of next week. Always a great feeling getting those house projects taken care of.

Dinner will be fairly simple - making baked salmon for Dh and Dd . I think I’ll just steam some broccoli and cauliflower as our vegetable and have a bit of leftover kohlrabi. I’ll be finishing up the meatless pasta dish. We won’t have to say what dessert is! But think I’ll stick to cherries since I already had a piece.

Need to renew my library books. Going right now so I don’t forget.

Creative
The Dutch Apple Cake with Lemon Sauce is from a Five Roses Flour cookbook my mother had in the 1960's when we were living in Canada. So its a Canadian recipe ! You made me hungry, I love the clear, lemon sauce, much nicer than serving it with custard. Yum.

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Re: Daily Check In July 12, 2019

Post by alliesmama4 » Sat Jul 13, 2019 3:59 pm

floridacatlover wrote:
Fri Jul 12, 2019 4:59 pm
Hello from Prince Edward Island!

My luck ran out weather wise and it has been an overcast day with on and off rain. Could be worse and I still enjoyed the scenery. This morning I drove over the Confederation Bridge which is 8 miles long and connects NB with PEI. It opened in 1997. Before that, the island was only accessible by ferry or air. There is no cost to drive onto PEI but a hefty toll to leave, $40-$45 Canadian I believe. (Need to check this amount.)

I first drove along the southern shore to a small, artsy town called Victoria. There is a summer theatre there that I would attend if I had more time. Some of the roads to get there (smaller route) were dirt or rather red clay. Interesting. (The road I used when I left was a regular paved road.)

Then I decided to drive to the capitol, Charlottestown. Big mistake. There was so much traffic and congestion and the historic area is crowded. I wanted to see the Provincial Legislature but it is totally under construction. I was unimpressed with Charlottestown.

I drove a different less congested route to get to my hotel - or I should say motel - on the west side of the island. It is an average-nice motel but what makes it is the setting on beautifully landscaped grounds. I think I got the best room with a small deck and full view of the water. Very reasonable at only $280 Canadian ($214 U.S.) total for two nights. (Owner and his family visit my area every winter. They stay at various beach communities just north of my closest beach. I recommended my friend’s family’s hotels 🙂 We talked quite a bit. This may be why I got such a good room.)

Tomorrow I plan to go to the Anne of Green Gables house and that area on the northern coast. The morning is supposed to be rainy but the forecast shows clearing in the afternoon. Fingers crossed.

I feel bad for Louisiana and the Florida Panhandle but I’m glad the hurricane isn’t coming my way.

Have a good evening.
Florida Cat Good to hear from you.. Oh how I would love to visit the Anne of Green Gables house as well as Prince Edward Island. Although like you mentioned there is traffic problems too. In my minds eye is all still pristine and way back in history.. Enjoy your trip. Stay in touch.
Janet Alliesmama

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