Wednesday, 10 April 2013

Yesterday's Fun & Today's Dones

Why on Earth would I be so upset that I had left my Memory Card in my laptop, having not put it back into my Camera yesterday?  Because I had went on a Road Trip with my Auntie Gladys to London !! that had been planned for the past few weeks.

Auntie was going to London for an appointment, so I had asked her if she would mind if I would go along with her so I could visit a friend I have had for sometime, however had not met in person.  I was so excited to be meeting someone who I feel I have gotten to know so well through her writing, our emails and a couple of phone calls.

There was naught a bit of disappointment on neither our parts.  I spent a delightful couple hours with my dear, now in person, friend .....

"Carla of My 1/2 Dozen Daily."

~Photo Credit:  Carla's lovely oldest daughter, Morgan~

What could I possibly take along to Carla that she would enjoy?   I could not take any food items as she has food allergies with me not even wanting to begin taking a chance on taking along something she could not enjoy.  I did however take a tin of of Homemade Cookies for the girls, while having given Carla something I know she craves and is addicted to ....

"Carla's "goodies" were given in the form of Fat Quarter materials in some cute prints.  Not necessary, however much to my delight, Carla had gifted me these three books.  I can not wait to get into Real Life Real Miracles.  Carla remembers me speaking to her about the Car Accident I had 2 years ago, thinking it would be a most appropriate book for me to have.  Thanks Carla, you are indeed an Angel on this Earth for your thoughtfulness."

Now would anyone who follows both mine and Carla's blogs like to hear how Carla is in "Real Life", up close and personal?  I found Carla to be sweet, kind, considerate, down to Earth and a very real "up front" person.  Black and White with no grey areas in-between, which is my kind of person!  Carla is also obviously an excellent Mother, as we all know is not always that easy in today's times, as was evidenced by meeting their four children.

Oh Carla's husband? he works very hard to look after his family on a night shift, so of course he was enjoying, hopefully we were quiet enough, himself some sleep.  Maybe I will get to meet up with him another time.

Special thanks to Carla's oldest daughter for taking the two photos for us.  Thanks again, Morgan !!! xx

Special thanks to my Auntie Gladys for taking me along on the trip with her.  I had a wonderful time on the drive there and back, as it was nice to spend some quality time with her.  I do love my Auntie Gladys.  We even enjoyed an amazing lunch together at a little restaurant before we got to the City.  Amazing homemade food and prices that were beyond reasonable !  I am certain this little place will be a stop Auntie will take Uncle to the next time they are through there.

Back to reality here today "Just North of Wiarton & South of the Checkerboard" .....

More "Crabby Cabbie" business, which seems never ending some days, bed made, dishes done, bathroom cleaned, kitchen floors washed, and Aussies attended to throughout the day.  Here I sit wondering why there is still so much else to do with this vicious web of housework and its tasks it weaves for us.

Rob had picked up some "treats" for our gang Yesterday much to everyone's delight as you can tell ...

"Nylabone meets Buddy, with Me getting a beautiful big "grin" in return.  This made me really *smile* to know how happy our Buddy Boy, especially him showing it like so."

Does anyone remember when the first Day of Spring is??? as I think Old Man Winter is having it out with Mother Nature running her course.

"There were humongous flakes of snow blowing through this morning."

By late afternoon it had all changed ...

"With the Wild Turkeys doing the "Boardwalk" along our drainage ditches in behind our house. Notice the ducks having a little swim in the super big puddle in our first field?"

I took an Easy Peasy route with our Dinner this evening.

"Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts met up with my Homemade Black Bean & Corn Salsa in the Slow Cooker to be later served over a bed of Basmati Rice.  Dessert? that would be Homemade Carrot Cake that my Auntie made for one "Crabby Cabbie" who just happens to be one very spoiled man.  Jeez one call to the Auntie and a week or so later, "voila" he gets whatever he asks for ... what brat I am married to !"

Thanks to Forever Owner, Mike, of our "Checkerboard Aussies" Fabulous Four Bindi, I had my cuteness *fix* today from Windsor.  Take a peek yourself by *clicking* HERE.

Spread the news !!!!

"Pssst ... Have I told you yet I am going to be a daddy and only in about in 2 weeks time???"

That was my "yesterday's fun and today's dones", pretty much all in a "nut shell", "Just North of Wiarton & South of the Checkerboard".


  1. I am so glad you have a wonderful visit.


  2. You're right on all accounts!! I had such a great time and I felt as though i'd known you "forever"! :) It was a great afternoon, thanks so much for spending the afternoon with us! I'll be doing the same post tomorrow.. lol!!

  3. I think that's awesome you got to meet . glad you both had a nice time ! Wonderful photo of you two ! Thanks for sharing your busy day with us . It has been raining and storming here all day and it is to continue through tomorrow , April showers will bring me my May flowers lol ! Just love the pups. Have a good evening !

  4. Two of my favorite bloggers meeting up! Wish I could have been there!

  5. Awww, where was I?? I so wish we lived a little closer to each other....

  6. How exciting for you both!!

  7. What a great meet-up! Your slow cooker meal sounds quite yummy, I am always on the look out for new slow cooker recipes as I am new to the world of slow cooking lol

  8. Oh Carla sounds like a wonderful caring friend that is going to be a good book for you to read.
    Fun with Auntie Gladys yeah.
    More puppies I love it. Take care OK. B

  9. Getting slightly confused over the London reference there! I'm assuming you have a nearby town of the same name! xx

    1. London Ontario, Yes. Same as Southampton, Ontario where I was born and raised :)

  10. I was thinking 'That's one heck of a roadtrip' lol. Looks like you had a lovely day :-)

    PS - ask your Aunt if she'll make me one of those cakes please? ;-)

    1. Absolutely, do you think it will make the trip?

  11. I suspect that Old Man Winter is in no hurry to leave, and spring got lost somewhere along the way and isn't around to make him pick up and leave.


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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