I haven’t done a Travel Tuesday post on the new blog. We have been in Amsterdam since Saturday. Here are some shots from our first few days.
If the travel gods are smiling on us we have arrived in Amsterdam. Over Christmas Paul and I were talking about how much more difficult it will be to travel to Europe once we move west. We decided we would try and pack in one more short trip across the ocean to take advantage of… Continue reading Hello Amsterdam
Happy St. Patrick’s Day
It’s a bit strange this year – usually I’d be cooking a fancy dinner for St. Patrick’s Day. Instead we’ll be on our first cross-Atlantic plane in four years. With everything that has been going on to get the house ready to list we haven’t spent as much time planning as we should have. Nonetheless,… Continue reading Happy St. Patrick’s Day
When it came to meal preparations this week two things collided – the need to try and use up food we have in the pantry and freezer because our move to BC is in sight and the need to use up items in the refrigerator before our trip to Amsterdam next Friday. I asked Paul… Continue reading Chicken Manicotti
Happy International Women’s Day
Today we recognize the struggle, determination, and victories of generations of women and girls as they fight for a more equal world. Today we stand together. Now we need to work on the other 364 days . . . When women lead amazing things happen. Happy International Women’s Day.
No more relaxing days off . . .
Paul was off work yesterday. Poor lad had a busy day. The painter came at 9 to finish off the painting upstairs. We packed up all of the art work we weren’t hanging again after the painting. We brought five boxes of things to donate up from the basement. Everything got loaded in the car… Continue reading No more relaxing days off . . .
Don’t disturb sleeping cats
Cat owners all learn this the hard way . . .
Be prepared to be moved
This is a long weekend here in Ontario – the Family Day weekend. It makes for a nice mid-winter break for families to take it easy and enjoy time together. There is no taking it easy for Paul and I – the painter starts tomorrow. We are painting the three bedrooms that we have never… Continue reading Be prepared to be moved
Happy Valentine’s Day!
Now, you’re likely looking at that image thinking ‘Jerry has lost the plot here . . .’ Let me explain lest you you judge me too harshly. Many people don’t realize that there really was a St. Valentine. Actually, it seems as if there were at least three of them. Though not much is really… Continue reading Happy Valentine’s Day!
I think I have inherited ‘it’ . . .
Last fall Paul, I and my sister’s family had quite a job cleaning mom’s house after her death. Mom was a hoarder. The house was not pretty. We filled dumpsters. Stuff was given away . . . sold . . .and tossed. Frankly it was overwhelming. I can see why mom got so behind in… Continue reading I think I have inherited ‘it’ . . .