Tastless Thoughts And Expected Surprises

Friday Oct 13th –




I worked that morning and Mike ran errands, got a haircut etc. between the drop off and pick up of myself.

He’s been having a hard time finding a barber that will meet his European standard for mens grooming πŸ˜πŸ˜‰πŸ˜œ


It was a fresh, -1 outside, so when he was late to pick me up, I began walking and it was brisker out than I recalled -1 feeling 😜


Lucky for me, hubster had thought to turn on my heated seat AND buy me a Starbucks, hence the late retrieval πŸ˜‰

A pumpkin spice latte.

Which I do not like, not even a smidgen and we had JUST discussed that fact, days before 😏

It was the thought that counts πŸ’•

Though thoughts do not TASTE like caffeine running through ones system 😜


After getting back home… and caffeinating, to the other home we went. Continue reading “Tastless Thoughts And Expected Surprises”

Boxed Food And Boxed Excitement

Saturday July 15th –

It was a beautiful Saturday morning πŸŒ€β˜•οΈπŸ’•


And it began with coffee and stroopwafels out on the deck and then we headed over to our place in town.

Mike had to sand down all the walls that had been mudded, so that another coat could be put on and I took the rest of the cedar planking from the bedroom ceilings and the nails they left behind.
Michiel continued to sand and I worked on cleaning out some garbage and hauling away our rotten back porch.

Lunch was needed, so I went and whipped some up and then took it back to the house for Mike and I to eat there and continue working.


Which we did until 4:00 pm 🏚 🏠 🏑
Walls being scraped down so they could be patched, more sanding and removing of mudding dust, more garbage hauling and some raspberry patch watering. Continue reading “Boxed Food And Boxed Excitement”

Domestic Purifier

Thursday June 29th –


It was the first day of cleaning a new place for a client, so Mike drove me into town that morning and worked on errands while I cleaned.

As it was the first cleaning, it took some time😬

Lucky for me they had a super friendly cat which kept me company, following me into every room and trying to catch the dusting cloth πŸ˜‹
(Unluckily for me, said cat shed abundantlyπŸ™ˆ)

5.5 hours of scrubbing, mopping, vacuuming etc. later, the hubby came to pick me up, bringing with him, a gratefully received iced caramel macchiato with extra espresso πŸ˜πŸ™ŒπŸ»

I feel like this whole cleaning thing is gonna kick my butt 😜

I have cleaned before and I know it’s not the easiest work in the world, but to go at it and not slowly either, for over five solid hours?
My unaccustomed and nail pierced foot and back were aching and I was so happy to have the place done πŸ™ˆ

After a quick bite to eat at A&W, a burger for Mike and onion less, onion rings for me (πŸ˜œπŸ™ˆ) we headed out to my aunt and uncles so I could do my cousins hair as she was a grad escort.

Back to the onion less onion rings for a moment, I dislike onions greatly.
I use them in soup and I’ll eat them baked into the odd thing but for the most part, I do not like them.
Onion rings are in between love and hate 😜
I love the outside batter dipped in ketchup, I hate the slimy inside onion 😬
As a kid, mother wouldn’t let me order onion rings just to eat the batter (understandable I supposeπŸ™„).

But now that I’m an adult ! πŸ˜„ Continue reading “Domestic Purifier”

A Mundane Midweek


Wednesday June 21st –

The parents headed off to the lake and I was left at home with a slight ‘remember to do’ listπŸ˜‰πŸ“

Instead of working on that, I made cupcakes as there was icing left from the unicorn cake and though I’m not a big dessert person, I love confetti cupcakes πŸ˜¬πŸ’•

From there it was clean up, drink the coffee, do the blog, working on odds and ends that aren’t really worth mentioning but still had to be done, etc. etc. πŸ˜‹

Tortilla pizzas were prepared for supper once Mike got back from work and then we moseyed over to the bro’s house for a slight visit and vehicle swap as a truck box was needed for the next days errands.


Thursday June 22nd –

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Meandering Through My Week

(Meander; To wander aimlessly) 😜

Sunday May 14th –

It was a damp, dark day and the long dresses Mom and I chose to wear, may not have been the best Sunday attire if we wanted easy exits out of the mud ridden vehicles 😏

After attending that mornings church service, Mike sold our Mazda and we went to Amy’s for a Mother’s Day brunch 😊

Yep, the Mazda lasted almost a whole month, so of course it was time to be rid of it πŸ˜‹

The brunch was fairly tasty, though the chocolate covered strawberries were probably my highlight πŸ˜‰πŸ“

Once home, the day of rest continued on the couches, sleeping between the occasional bursts of thunder.

Dad had to head back to his work location, so we said our goodbyes until the next weekend he planned to come back on and then we three headed to Becca’s for some of her amazing turtle cheesecake 😍

(No worries Dad wasn’t left out, he got some packed to go πŸ˜πŸ˜‰)

In case I foolishly forget come my birthday, someone remind, I want that cake as my gift!

Monday May 15th –

A pointless day if ever there was one.

For me anyways 😜

I priced a few items for an upcoming garage sale, made a few more cement things (it’s a slow production rate when I only have one container 😝) and ate lunch, before going back to bed… not immediately or anything. There was lots of odds and ends unmentioned between my waking and re-sleeping. Honestly.

I awoke just before Mike returned from work, which is good, because he doesn’t need to return to a sleeping wife… that would make his work day seem even worse probably.
(See how thoughtful I am?πŸ˜‹)
No, it’s just that he probably wouldn’t have brought back iced coffees had he known my biggest achievement of the day had been a nap😎

I did help with supper to redeem myself and Michiel got to BBQ the burgers πŸ”

After a mostly sunny day, hail and heavy rain poured down for a few moments and then the night turned stormy.
We got a call from our neighbour to be, telling us that the side door on our house was open.
So Mike when to make sure it was the wind and not an intruder.
The frame is kind of rotten, so thankfully it was just the wind that had opened it πŸ˜¬πŸ’¨

Tuesday May 16th –

Suite One Studio‘ makes our morning coffees even better… if that’s possible πŸ˜‰ πŸ’•β˜•οΈ

Her mugs and dishes could make me drool, WITHOUT food or drink on them so yes, I would advise you to look at her stuff just to have some guaranteed happy thoughts in your dayπŸ˜‹

I had things to do which included making a chef salad for lunch for us three (Mike was busy working on the house and needed nourishment) and then my cousin came over so I could try doing her hair for an upcoming grad.

Two hours and an updo later, we had a wavy/curled side bun and hopefully a satisfied cousinπŸ˜‰

Wednesday May 17th –

I woke with Mike gone and assumed he’d went to the house, as work is slow in the woods right now.

So I mooched off of the lunch Mom was making herself and she dropped me off at the house to deliver Mike lunch and see if I could be of any assistance.

I hauled some garbage out, took some nails and screws out of boards we could reuse and then stood around playing ‘fetch his measuring tape, fetch his hammer’ until I got sick of that and went home to wash the grime off my hands (I can’t stand dusty feeling hands) before deciding I should be a good daughter and mow the grass, even though it was cold ish out πŸ˜‹

It was still enjoyable, headphones in and sun on my back here and there.
I also got to see some of the fresh spring violets… just before I mowed over an entire patch 😬

I know it’s hard to tell, as grown up as I am and all, but there is a little girl in me still and she couldn’t mow the whole patch down before stopping to pick some πŸ˜‰πŸ˜œ

Then it was back to the house to deliver some coffee and a vacuum so Mike could lay the plywood for the bathroom πŸ˜πŸ‘ŒπŸ»πŸš½

And then back home to quickly get supper going for us.

Pineapple Chicken  was served along with dill carrots and a Greek/Mediterranean couscous.

(I think of Greek and Mediterranean flavours as the same things, though I know that’s probably wrong… I mixed up some stuff the box called Mediterranean and then added Greek seasonings from epicure and a dash of Greek salad dressing, so it was confused couscous😜 😬)

Mom decided she doesn’t like the texture of couscous… but Mike and I like it for a change from rice😊
What are your thoughts on couscous?
Have you tried it? Liked it/hated it? πŸ˜‹

A Weekend Of Feasting And Finding

Friday May 12th –

Posting, writing, sipping coffee, gathering ambition for the day.
‘Twas an average, everyday kind of morning.

Michiel was secret projecting, now known as  ‘working on the house’, so I joined in on that later in the morning and continued off and on throughout the day, between meals and life-ing.

(Rather than the odd picture of house changes here and there, I think it will be best to do some strictly, house reno posts, so watch for those.)

Father was back for the weekend, so everyone was over for a delicious supper Mom had prepared.

I don’t have a picture of this meal… why you ask? Because I was hungry and I ate it too fast…

Moose roast, homemade bread and roasted veggies and it was all extremely tasty and I love not being the one who cooked supper so it can be thoroughly enjoyed instead πŸ˜¬πŸ™ˆπŸ˜ Continue reading “A Weekend Of Feasting And Finding”

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