Saturday, 12 January 2013

January Thaw Has Arrived

The headache medication finally "kicked" in last night with me not hearing a thing until Rob came home after hanging his "Crabby Cabbie" hat up around 2:00 am., then back to sleep until 5:00 am.  I would LOVE LOVE LOVE to say the headache was gone, however it decided to be with me this day too.

I barely got anything done, needless to say, other then a few dishes, the floor swept and one load of laundry and ....

"... made up some Chicken Salad with diced leftover Chicken Breast, Celery, Red Onion, and of course Hellman's Mayo.  Chicken Salad is a favourite of mine and our Son, Paul."

Rob I left sleeping until 10:00, as he really needed himself some sleep, never seeming ever to catch up on enough of that.  I was going to make him up some sandwiches to take along with him to work only to find the Ciabatta Buns he had bought at Costco had started to mold.  I was pretty "ticked" about this as there was still 2 days to go on the Best Before Date.  He had no time to run downtown for more bread, so off he went without any Chicken Salad Sandwiches.  Damn, damn, triple damn ....

We had a pleasant visit this morning before Rob had to leave for work.  If anyone who follows me here remember not too long ago I had won an original Michelle Hogan Equine and Fine Art "drawing" wherein I had blogged about it HERE.

Michelle dropped in on her way by this morning to drop off my winnings in person.  Thanks again, Michelle.

"Michelle's original drawing of "Carefree" with no other in circulation.  I am so excited having the original, especially when I can enjoy myself to sit back and watch this young upcoming artist become famous.  Ha it might "pay off" having an original hopefully sooner then later!"

Now I will be on the search for the perfect frame that will suit this totally awesome drawing.

Not only did Michelle drop the drawing around to me, she also brought along another little surprise with her ....

"... in way of this 4 pack of Cards drawn of 4 different Bruce Peninsula scenes.  I will be offering this awesome package of cards in an up and coming Give Away within the next week or two, so please stay tuned for your chance to win them.  Thanks Michelle, as these cards are awesome, not knowing who would NOT love a set for themselves."

A "January thaw has arrived" to the Bruce Peninsula, as well as to other parts of Ontario so I have heard through the grapevine.

"Temperatures soared up to at least 12*C (53*F) at their peak today, with the plant  life sucking its warmth in as you can tell by how vibrant these Hens & Chicks look."

"Yesterday our "horseshoe" drive was a skating rink.  Today it is a soggy mushy mud path of a driveway, however much safer to drive and walk on then Yesterday."

It being so nice out today, I spent some "extra special" time with Buddy out in a soggy yard.  We had lots of hugs and kisses (more then usual, as that is just the type of "Checkerboard Aussie" he is), then he got a little bit brushed out.  I just recently purchased him a doggie  backpack that I am anxious to try out on him.  Hopefully I will be able to do this when my headaches disappear, I get caught up from everything being left this week, and the weather drys up a bit.  This will be another "story" I am sure ... *smile*.

Trying to think ahead for tomorrow with Rob home for a Dinner, I had Pork Tenderloin thawing so I could put it together this afternoon in order for it to marinade overnight.

"Tomorrow's Dinner will be Grilled Balsamic-Garlic Crusted Pork Tenderloin.  One of my most favourites and ever so easy to make."

Once you have had Pork Tenderloin this way, I am almost certain it might become one of your favourites too.  Stay tuned for the end result and recipe post tomorrow.

I haven't done too well in the January decluttering challenge,  I entered over at Carla's My 1/2 Dozen Daily,  this week, however something is better then nothing, right?

"I am putting up all these recipes for grabs on Cindy's Recipe Exchange for whoever wants them, providing they pick them up.  This is quite a bit to get rid of I am thinking, and as I said, something is better then nothing."

Rob's Business Card's did not have that The "Crabby Cabbie" is on Facebook, as he wasn't at the time we had them made.  My friend, Holly, was so kind enough to print some "Like Us On Facebook" tabs for me.

"I spent a little time cutting and pasting today onto a handful of "Crabby Cabbie" cards to hopefully get him some more "LIKES" on his Facebook page.  Really truly he can be a very "likable" guy, as mostly "Only the Name is Crabby"."

Really I do support my husband LOTS behind the scenes.  I am sure everyone realizes this especially since I have linked The "Crabby Cabbie" Facebook page to his Business Card on my blog's side bar.  You so OWE me honey Rob !!! *Smile*

These headaches are a sure sign of the changing weather.  The prescription meds are not doing the job I was hoping for.  I hate taking any more then I have to as times they make me feel sick to my stomach as much as the headache sometimes.  Before bedtime tonight it will be a Gravol along with the usual.

I am so looking forward to have an Ontario Blogger Day post.  So far there are eight Ontario Bloggers interested in being "linked" in the day I decide.  I am hoping a few more join forces with us turning into something that Grow like our Ontario !!!

"I am certain this will bring back memories to many."

For those not familiar with A Place to Stand, A Place to Grow, *click* HERE to learn more about where and how it originated.

Should you be an Ontario Blogger, please *click* HERE to join along, as I am certain many would look forward to it.  

My Auntie's Church in Port Elgin, the Tolmie Memorial Presbyterian Church, on Goderich Street (the Main Street) is having their upcoming Annual Luncheon.  Mark your calendars as follows:

Really where are you going to get such an amazing Homemade lunch such as this for $7.00? and trust me I know how amazing it is as Rob and I have been to it a couple of times.  Thanks to Church Member, Lesley, for emailing me this notice.

Pssst... for all those wonderful people who take the time to leave me a comment, "thank you", as I do LOVE reading each and everyone of them.

For this day that is all she wrote, "Just North of Wiarton & South of the Checkerboard".


  1. those are lovely cards, can't wait until you have the giveaway.

    That chicken salad looks yummy also, shame about the buns though.


  2. Those little FACEBOOK tabs worked out pretty good! Beautiful print - you will have to show it off again once framed and hung! :)

  3. Hi, Cindy, sorry you are being plaqued by those darn headaches again, it is definately related to the weather.
    I wanted you to know that I arrived at my destination quite safely after driving through snow storms and horrible rain. It's good to be here at least for the rest of the month and also nice to see the girls.

  4. Yumm chicken salad is also my favourite!
    Aimee from Craftmates

  5. Hi, Great post. I found you through the blog hop. Now following you.Please stop by and say hi when you get a chance.
    Be sure and check out my new Blog Hop that we just started, It's Weekly Goals Link Up. It's a great way to stay on track. Have a great day. :) Here's the link in case you want to check it out. Thanks again.

  6. Chicken salad is my favorite! I love the cards. I'm not going to complain about my 32 degrees! Wow, it is definitely cold where you live. Stay warm!!

    Thank you so much for sharing at A Bouquet of Talent this week! I hope you have a wonderful week. :)


How nice of you to drop around to have a wee visit with me to see what I have been up to from time to time. I look forward to your comments as they add much brightness to my each and every day to know there are such wonderful people out there.

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