Untimely Unwellness

09/25/21

Saturday morning began with a family breakfast ☺️🍞🥐🧀🥓

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Afterwords, Mike went to the barber, Tim, our nephew going with for some guy time 😎 They returned with churros 🤪

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During their time away, Lake was entertained by aunty and uncle, and I got to relax.

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Writing and being served coffee 😉

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Judith and I went for a 6 km walk, knowing the rest of our day probably wouldn’t hold much movement, as we were headed to a garden party 🤓

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Walking a new route with a new companion (no offence to my regulars 😉) surely makes the walk go by quicker 😅

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Lake had been fading in the health category for a couple of days, but it was really showing up this day.

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Snuggling with us after his nap instead of jumping up and wanting to be taken out of the room to play, and then slowly becoming more and more clingy as the day went on.
By the time we got to the garden party, he only wanted to be held and didn’t want to play, or eat anything aside from watermelon. All out of the ordinary for him 🤪

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We partook of all the food items available, enjoying the variety of goodies 😉

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We eventually took Lake for a walk in the covered wagon supplied by our hosts, to try to get him to sleep. It worked… for a few minutes.

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He then just lounged in it, as he was gazed up and wheeled around…

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making it really seemed like a pretty luxury accommodation for a special occupant 🤪

Dinner was served, and we happily indulged in that as well, of course, as we’re no strangers to accepting food 😉

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After that, we took Lake inside where it was a cooler and less strenuous for our arms, as we could sit on a big comfy couch with him.  Mike went back out to mingle after Lake settled a bit, and I stayed until he fell asleep… and then I actually fell asleep for 20 minutes too 😅

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I felt bad once I awoke, as they’d put a note in the doorway to be quiet because there was a baby sleeping…but it wasn’t just a baby 🙈

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The guys went to play a game of soccer late that evening, after the party ended. So Lake and I were taken home to go to bed. 
He threw up before bed, and the poor little guy was very warm and having a hard time getting comfortable. 
Making for a pretty restless night, with many wakings due to his cough and phlegm, causing many paci losses and hasty replacements 🤪😞

It was a little disappointing that the day Lake had his first real bought of ‘cuddle inducing, don’t put me down, and comfort me’ sickness happened during a day that held beautiful weather and multiple people I know a bit better than some, and could have really visited with, but that’s life 😉

 

Nonsensicality’s And Merriment

Sunday Dec 24th –

 

We didn’t have eggs so Mike got out of breakfast duty and I just made us some yogurt bowls.

 

‘‘Twas a fresh day indeed, -30 ish being the biting cold temperature that we faced during the four steps to the parents truck that morning 😜

I ashamedly admit to being fairly tired during that morning service and because of that, I have no educational tid bits to share

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After church, we were invited over to lunch at Mom and Dads.
She said it was potluck but only AFTER I arrived, so she supplied the entire, super tasty meal 😉 Continue reading “Nonsensicality’s And Merriment”

Sincerely And Satisfactorily

Saturday Dec 2nd –

Sick of hearing about pies yet? 😏
Well… plug your eyes and read no more 😎

 

Apple pie… the one I really was not looking forward to making at all, as I wouldn’t enjoy the ‘fruits’ of my labour 😜

Still it had to be done and I knew Michiel and Dad would appreciate it so that helped… kind of😏

Mom made pizzas for us all for lunch and then Mike and I retreated to the house. Continue reading “Sincerely And Satisfactorily”

Fri-Yay, We Have Winner!

Annnnd the winner is… 🥁

 

Juliana Amalong!!

Congratulations, you’re about to get some happy mail in the not too far away future

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Thank you so much to all who participated!💕

I now realize I’m a lazy glutton, with a sarcastic side, who dislikes little people… thought-provoking really 🤔

But truly, thanks to you all and also to those who supplied the prizes, Maple Jane Design and Double Dutch Cookies ☺️👌🏻

Now to the winner, go peruse your purchase options with joy and to the rest of you unfortunates… until next time 😉

Roll Me In Fairydust And Call Me A Unicorn… Cake

Jem Moment for having finally made a unicorn cake!

 

I have seen unicorn cakes all over the internet-ish places and have eyed them up with much interest and adoration (probably the same as most of you) 😍👌🏻🦄 Continue reading “Roll Me In Fairydust And Call Me A Unicorn… Cake”

Raspberry Torte

Raspberry Torte

This is one of my all time favourite desserts.
I’m not a big dessert eater but if I could I’d probably eat it all of this by myself, the day it was made 💕👌🏻

Now, it is a raspberry torte but I know my sister has made it using rhubarb before and just the last time I made it we didn’t have any walnuts, nor pecans, so I substituted using almonds and macadamia nuts 😂

And it was delicious!
So if you don’t have one of these main, flavour giving ingredients, chances are it’s substitutable 😉😋

Good luck!

Ingredients:
1 cup flour
1/3 cup icing sugar
1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened 
2 cups fresh or thawed raspberries
3/4 cup chopped walnuts
2 eggs
1 cup white sugar
Dash of salt
1/4 cup flour
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. vanilla

Sauce: Continue reading “Raspberry Torte”

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