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Wednesday, April 28, 2010

A bit of this.... Some of that......

Today we went for a country ride,we drove past Cedar Meadows which is a sort of conservation area, they have all sorts of animals like moose and deer and buffalo etc.. today I saw something new.... really new......... I had never seen Black Swans before today!!

So graceful and so different with the red beaks !

Was I kidding aren't they gorgeous !!!

Also saw a cariboo .... I really wanted to touch his antlers, it looked like black velvet.
No I didn't>>>>>> I am not that brave, nor could I get close enough I let the camera zoom get close !

He was watching me !!

Then we went for our afternoon coffee at a local lake called Gilles Lake, its in the middle of town and very popular with walkers who do the trails around the lake,it has lots of picnic tables too for people who just want to sit and enjoy the air.
This little pigeon was keeping an eye on us in case we had something for him, I totally forgot to bring seeds but I will make it up to them tomorrow.( I promise)

This guy was watching everyone hoping for a handout.

It was sunny today not really warm but certainly warmer than yesterday.

My good friend Nola from Alamo North who lives in Texas... figured if she opened her door the warm air would travel all the way up here in North Ontario

Nola I am so glad you opened your door and let the warmer air travel up here to me,if you don't mind keep doing it for a while !! LOL!!

That pretty much covers my little afternoon ride, thanks for coming along !

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

I tells you a sekrit ..... K ?

Maxine says it like it is !!!
Baby its cold up here !!!
No snow but it sure feels like it and the wind is ....... WINDY .... for lack of a better word.
BRRRRRRRRRR !!!!!!!!!!!!!

Monday, April 26, 2010

New Hat Anyone ????

I found some crochet vintage hats, purses and gloves on the internet.
It sure is interesting to see them.
This was before my time I can't remember anyone wearing things like this.
Must have been quite the fashion statement in those days !

How about a fancy purse to go with your new hat ??

How about new gloves to go with your new purse and hat ??

Friday, April 23, 2010

Happy Saturday !!

I am looking forward to a sunny Saturday !!
Hopefully the weather man's promise holds true.....all I want to do is curl up into a little ball and read , no energy for anything these days.... I need sunshine to bloom !!!
Wishing you all a sunny happy Saturday !!!

Monday, April 19, 2010

I am cooking now !!!

Not too long ago I won a set of pans from Maggie at Just Between Me and You
Not just any darn pans but a skillet and griddle from the Signature Brand of none other than >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Paula Deen !!!!! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Now if I could just cook like that sweet lady !!

Maggie I want you to know that the first thing I made was French Toast !!!
Just look at those beauties can't you just taste them !!!!

Thank you so much !!!!!
Please everyone go visit Maggie at Just Between Me and You and say Hi !
Tell her Diane sent you

Monday, April 12, 2010

Happy Monday !

Woke up to a sunny sky,the weather man says it will warm up.... I am hoping to get rid of the last bit of snow, did you know that we got a foot of snow the other day !

I am working on my needlepoint its going to be a pillow when I am done. Its a gorgeous hydrangea bloom and of course I am still working on my crochet granny squares.

Did you ever wake up and feel hohum... that's me today......kinda like this funny guy here in his housecoat drinking coffee except my hair isin't blue or that wild .(Yet)

I need a few weeks of warm weather to make me really smile again, then may be you would get this picture below as an opener instead of MR Warm and Fuzzy up there .....LOL!!!
Have a great day ladies !!!

Thursday, April 8, 2010

The Weather is Upside Down !!

Dear Friends I hate to be the bearer of bad news but its snowing out there today !!!!
A regular blizzard !!!
2-3 inches of snow so far !!!!
Due to the yukky weather I am going to play with my new needlepoint and drink pots and pots of tea in front of the TV.
Feel free to send me your sympathy via the comments I will be around ALL DAY !!!!!!
Thank you for caring

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Easy Peasy Cake any easier and it would be sinful !

My wonderful sister in law showed me how to make this cake in the wink of an eye,its so easy ,it has only 2 ingredents that's IT !!!!
Bonus is that its a weight watcher cake !!!!!!

These are the 2 ingredients !!
BUT... there is always a but..... only use the crushed pineapple, the whole tin 14 0z.

Mix the tin of crushed pineapple into the angel cake mix and beat till fluffy !
Beat them both till light and fluffy about a minute or two..Pour into an angel cake pan, don't add grease or flour , nothing but a clean pan the cake needs to climb up the sides.About 40-45 minutes later you will have a heavenly scent and a delish looking cake !
Let it cool till its cold in the pan.
Get some whipping cream beat it till light and fluffy I use this for the icing usually but today I used dream whip and mixes in some strawberries and covered the cake adding more strawberry slices on top, now what you dont see is to every serving I added a generous plop of more cream with bits of strawberries in it... trust me it was sooooo good !!

A million thank you's to my sister in law for sharing this recipe !!!!!!!!

Friday, April 2, 2010

Belated Birthday Gift !!

Just Between Me and You by

Held a draw on April Fools Day>>>> guess who won the draw ???????
Yup it was>>>>>> ME !!!
A gorgeous set of pans by Paula Deen, who dosen't love her !!
It will be a pleasure for years to come to use these pans !!!

Please go visit Just Between Me And You and say Hello !

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Good Friday

April First Today !!!!

April First !!
April Fools Day !!!

As a kid having a birthday on this date was not easy !!
Mom had a wicked sense of humor and always and I mean always gave me a joke surprise for my birthday....... some were funny some were not but always given in the spirit of fun.

I knew it was coming I just never knew when during the day she would spring it on me.

Just when I thought I was safe hoping she would forget the April Fools part of the day......
Mom would play a trick on me and I would end up holding the fish.... LOL!!

So here is to my favorite Birthday Diva she says it so well