There is so much that is scary going on at the moment, I am going to bombard you with nice for today. Nice things to make you smile, forget your troubles, sing hallelujah, starting off with this sweet little posy girl. Day three of our self-imposed lock-down.
View from the dining room window. I say dining room, but we don't actually have a dining room per se. We have a dining area of the lounge/living area. You can see the forsythia singing away towards the end of the garden, my turkey award from all those many moons ago, my pretty pig cookie jar and look at those lovely red primrose bloom, bloom, blooming on the windowsil. 😊
The window washer came pretty much first thing yesterday morning. He said he had been into town on the bus earlier to get a haircut and tons of people were on the bus hacking and coughing away. 😬 Cue in mega handwashing, social distancing. But our windows are sparkling.
Todd unpacked his shed. Its just a small one to hold his lawnmower and garden tools. Our old one was falling apart, half of it has been blown away in the wind storms. Bazillions of parts. He took one look, stacked all the larger plastic outside bits behind the bins, put the smaller bits on a large baking traym popped the larger metallic bits beneath the dinig table, and declared that was enough for one day. It did start to rain right afterwards so I felt he was justified in putting it off. 👍 For now.
Don't these little girl's dresses take you back to your childhood? They do me. I had gloves to wear to church on Sunday and a little hat too. I loved getting dressed up for Birthday parties and church, special occasions. We had to dress special for holidays also, like Christmas. Picture taking days. People are so very relaxed nowadays with their dress. I can remember when you were not allowed to board an airplane in casual dress. I had one dress that I really loved. The grandmother of the family which lived on the other side of our two-bedroom duplex bungalow in Gimli, Manitoba had bought it for me. She took a liking to me I guess. Grammy Ducamon was her name. The dress was blue cotton with a full skirt and puffed sleeves. All around the hemline was a crocheted lace panel that had an elephant pattern crocheted into it. I loved that dress.
Don't you just love this? I wish I had the courage to wear a messy bun, or even the hair that would suit a messy bun. I love the way this hair shines, all of the highlights etc. I have a messy bun, but for different reasons. You know how, when you get older, your hair texure changes???? Somehow it becomes wire-ier? Nobody warns you about this, or about chin hairs . . . . I have curly hair anyways, but now I have all these wirey little bits as well.
Have you ever wanted to replace your bottom cupboard doors with pretty curtains? I have, but I also have enough common sense to recognise that in the long run they would probably end up being a huge pain in the butt. Especially with a dog in the house. Very pretty to look at though.
Just when you think you have seen it all. Marmite flavoured Cream Cheese. I don't know about this one. Todd is forbidden to kiss me when he has been eating his favourite snack, marmite spread on buttered bread. The smell is just 😝. Marmite truly is a love it or loathe it thing.
We got ourselves a Digital Thermometer about a week ago so that we could check our tempertures. Actually we have two now. We bought one a few months back but I put it somewhere safe. 😜 So we got another one. It is supposed to start beeping when it is ready to read. The only problem is we can't hear it, lol. We both must be getting deaf now. Todd can't even hear it with his hearing aids. You can't find a normal thermometer anymore. Not sure what we do when the battery runs out.
Did you date when you were a teenager? I don't think I have ever been on a "date." We just hung out, en-masse at the local rec centre. I did have a fella call me up for a date once. He wanted to take me out for coffee. He was from the UK and had been hired as the Golf Pro for the base that summer. I had just turned 16 and just been given permission to "date." I didn't even drink coffee. Anyways, he had walked me home from a dance and wanted to take me out. He called and wanted me to meet him at a local restaurant for coffee. My dad was listening on the other line and broke in and told him if he wanted to take me out he would have to pick me up at the door. I remember thinking that my life was over. He never did show up. In retrospect I was probably lucky that he didn't. He was in his 20's. I was far too young. Who knows what might have happened. Thank you dad.
Hair bows were big way back when. Boys wore tunics and short pants. You didn't smile for photographs. They were solemn occasions.
A smile makes all the difference in the world!
Bunny pancakes . . . no source. Wish I had some children to make them for . . . . very cute.
Playing with your food on a whole new level. A Mom for 2 on Instagram. Some people have a lot of time on their hands and brilliant imaginations.
Delish. Edible Disney Characters. As they say . . . way too cool to eat.
And with that I best leave you with a look at my brothers dinner from the other night.
Here's looking at you kid!
He posted it on facebook. 😲
A thought to carry with you . . .
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*The secret to living longer is
eat half, walk double,
laugh triple and love without measure.
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In the kitchen today . . . Roast potatoes . . .
Chocolate Brownies with Salted Caramel Milk Jam. Plus a free download of a bunch of other recipes from Maldon Sea Salt.
Have a great Saturday. Stay safe! Don't forget!
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And I do too!