Back from an unscheduled hiatus.

Well, that wasn’t very nice of me.  I dropped off the face of the earth for a while but I’m back.  I’m going to try my darnedest to post more often.

So, what’s new with me?  I’ve moved to Peterborough in August of 2016 to work.  I was staying with my lovely mum for about 6 months until I got my own apartment in February of this year.  I lost my job at the beginning of September so the job hunt is ongoing.  Oh and I’m engaged!  His name is Dave and I’ve known him for about 20 years.  He’s funny, smart, clever, creative, imaginative and sweet.

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We met on IRC in 1996 (yes, I’m old.) and we’ve been very good friends ever since we met.  It’s funny how the world places you with someone who you just click with.  We lost touch for the last 3 years or so and I was sad that I wasn’t speaking to him on a regular basis.  In November of 2016, I decided to message him on Facebook to wish him a happy birthday.  The reason that compelled me to do so was that I kept seeing things that reminded me of him.  It was like the world was saying, “Hey!  You guys belong together.  Do something about it!  It’s time!”.   So I did and the rest is history.  Even though he is on the other side of North America, we talk every day and I love him dearly.

Now, the real reason for my post is this recipe I came across a while ago.  I made it just now and wanted to share it with you:  Parmesan Crusted Brussels Sprouts, found on Delish. Continue reading

All sorts of things, mostly good.  One very bad.

So, I’ve been quiet the past few days.  Here is what I’ve been up to:

  • Made Multigrain Molasses Bread (post to follow soon) 
  • Learning to sew (I’ve made a plastic shopping bag holder out of an old pillowcase and a Christmas present for someone that reads my blog so I can’t give anything away)
  • Made yogurt in my Instant Pot (I’ll be using it to make Yogurt Breakfast Popcicles – post to follow soon)
  • My MacBook Pro suddenly died so I’ve spent a large sum of money to replace the logic board (I should get it back in a few days)

As you can see, the last thing on my list is the very bad thing.  I’m so glad that I had Bootcamp installed so I could access my MacBook files from the Windows side to back them up.  I’m doing the next few posts on the WordPress iPad app until I can get my MacBook up and running again.  

How have your last few days been?

Neighbours.

We have wonderful neighbours.  We help each other out when we can and don’t expect anything in return.  Today, our neighbour came over to cut Alice’s nails.  Her husband is my boyfriend’s boss so we’ve become good friends.  She did a wonderful job, despite Alice biting her on the nose, so I wanted to do something nice for her.  I’m baking her Cranberry Pecan Shortbread Cookies. Continue reading

Flashback Friday.

I wanted to do a “Flashback Friday” post so you can get to know me a bit better.  I’ll be doing these every Friday (hopefully)!

In 2013, I was going through a separation with my then-husband.  We were in the process of selling the house and I needed a break from the stress.  So, I decided to spend a long weekend with my brother and his family.

They live in the small town of Chesley, located about 45km south of Owen Sound.  I visited my brother and grandparents every summer since I was a baby and I still enjoy getting up there whenever I can.  It’s so peaceful and everyone knows who everyone is.

Here are some pictures of the visit:

 

I love my family.