Thursday, February 16, 2017

Weekend in Seattle

I was lucky enough to be in Seattle spending time with Caitlin.  After having my first flight on Friday morning cancelled I was able to get out later that afternoon.

It's just good to be with her.  Miss her spunky nature.

She picked me up and we headed to the South Centre mall to enjoy happy hour at Dukes.  I had a yummy crab cake with a Caesar salad.  And a Moscow mule. Barely off the plane and my allergies were running wild.  It had rained earlier in the day, but by the time I arrived skies were clearing and there was a gorgeous full moon.  And gale force winds.

Saturday we puttered around. We went to Second City where there were a few vintage itens for sale.  Nothing we couldn't live without.  We stopped on the way home for some ant traps, as they have decided to invade where they are living.

Yummy bowl of soup at Panera Bread.  Took her over to Costco to fill up her gas tank and pantry.  Picked up some food for dinner.  Visited my favorite stamp store.

Sunday we met up with Kyle and his folks for a yummy brunch at Luna Park restaurant.  

Monday she headed into work for a few hours.  We headed out for lunch when she got back inot far from where she lives.  And I headed back home Monday evening.  The weather cooperated wonderfully.  No rain!  Amazing.  

Tuesday was Valentine's Day and it was warm enough to enjoy a couple of steaks cooked on the grill!  At first I couldn't find Curtis' card, but it eventually showed up when I unpacked a couple of things. Cooper was especially thrilled to have a five dollar bill in his card, his mum shared with me!  

Yesterday we experienced a record high of 64F.  Wonderful for the middle of Feb and a nice break after all our cold weather.  one little patch of snow where the sun doesn't shine remains in our back yard!  

And the princess is off with her class for a morning of skiing at Showdown


The valentine card I forgot to leave with Cait and is off in the mail to her.  






Sunday, February 5, 2017

Super Bowl Sunday!

But, we don't care much at this household!  We are really not football watchers!  We had Nic over for a while this afternoon.  I plan to bake them some Valentine cookies tomorrow. 

We are under a winter storm watch.  Snowflakes have fallen all day, but nothing accumulated on the sidewalk. How can that be???  The northwest part of the state, up where Curtis'dad lives and Glacier Park are expecting enormous amounts of snow.  Like 2-3 feet!  That is crazy!!  We are expecting a few inches. And it's still cold in this part of the state.  

The flickers were happy I went out and refilled the bird feeder and put out more suet blocks.  






Curtis had a long Avis drive yesterday as he headed down the road to Idaho Falls.  There weee some yucky roads to start his day and he didn't get back until aroud 8:30pm.  

Layout is from we did our tour in Brisbane, Australia.


Thursday, February 2, 2017

Hello February!

My poor neglected blog!  Life has just been super busy!  Between working lots of extra, January birthdays, going to the theatre- it's been super busy and I have been lazy!  But a new month has arrived!
So I shall try to do better.  
Not sure what the ground hog situation is today.  But we have snow and we have cold!  Winter can pack up its bag and leave!  And I now hear 6 more weeks of winter!!

Like I said, it's been busy with birthdays!
Sunday, our little princess turned double digits!  Her mum made her tsum tsum cupcakes for school.  There were a couple left over and they sure were yummy. And we went over to celebrate with cake and gift opening!












The next day was her mam's birthday!  Making this nana feel old!  I cooked up dinner for the crew.  I had a ham in the freezer that was might tasty.  

And then Tuesday, I worked a few hours for a gal.  Then it was girls night out.  Kirsten, Harlee and I went out for dinner and then to see Annie at the theatre.  We don't get live theatre too often, so therefore it is important to take advantage of it.  






Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Let's Build a Snowman!!!

Yestrday the temperature climbed well into the 40's!  Say what????  They say we haven't had a temp that high since Nov27!  We are experiencing the 2nd coldest winter on record.  But it was really melting out there yesterday.  I could hear the water running down the drain pipes.

HArlee thought she should build a snowman after school as the snow was wet and perfect for packing snow. I got some snow and ice off our upper deck


Got ticked off at work yestrday.  Not only were they asking for me to work today, but they also asked for the weekend, when I am already scheduled. Nothing like looking to see who might actually be working!!!!
Speaking of snowmen and work, the goodies I baked for the girls last weekend.

Got the cleaning done yestrday morning so I could scrap a little after lunch!

And lately I have ben roasting seasoned veggies in the oven, which are very yummy!  A nice variation from salad.


This morning Cooper is here while his mum takes Nic for an appointment.

Linking up with SSS Wed. challenge- where the challenge is anything but a card.  So, that is not hard for me to do!

Monday, January 16, 2017

January Thaw!

After weeks of cold, cold weather it has warmed up!  We reached a record of the longest cold stretch ever.  From Dec1 to Jan11.  It feels almost balmy out there , except a cold wind was blowing!  Tomorrow it is to reach into the 40's, soall that snow will be melting a making a real mess out there.  

I worked all day yesterday as extra.  I was not scheduled,but the unit was busy and short staffed!  And they actually offered incentive pay.  I was pooped when I came home and hit the hay at 8:30!

The grandkids were off school today with it being Martin Luther King day.  Kirsten brought them over to go sledding in the back yard.  There are times when it is convenient havinga hill out back!  Just not when mowing the lawn!  This was Coop's first time really getting to play out in the snow!














Fun times in the old back yard.  Good thing this nana had a sled for each of them.  They are the sleds their mum and auntie used!

My gosh, it's a layout from my Australia album!