boys…

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well, the boys came over this morning and helped me put the garden to bed…

we managed about an hour of work before everyone was done, but accomplished quite a bit… removed plants, mowed grass, put away pots and furniture…

then we walked to the bakery and grocery store to get supplies for making grilled cheese sandwiches… we had to stop at a local park where the boys remembered grandpa playing in this red car with them… and hearing the story of how mommy’s tooth was chipped here…

the older one prepared the sandwiches while the youngest rested from all that walking, lol…

next we headed over to Assiniboine Park Zoo to check out the animals… climbed towers, checked out bugs, looked for polar bears, made a drink combining a slushy with an ice cream cone and ran through a hay bale maze…

pretty nice way to spend this beautiful fall day…

Lugg…

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as I left the house this morning I had my new Lugg bag with me, ready for aquasize tonight…

it holds everything for the class… even had a spot for my shoes and wet swimsuit… also took my new Turkish towel… it is very pretty but not as absorbent as my others…

my pass was at zero dollars so I had to purchase another ten visits… and then the lovely young woman didn’t charge me for today’s class… how nice was that… excellent customer service…

at lunch time a few of us went over to Cityplace to check out the Farmers Market… unfortunately it is only there every two weeks, which meant not this week, lol…

I printed the schedule and put it up on the bulletin board so we get it right next time…

aquasize went well… I survived, lol… first time this year and we had a new teacher… she was very energetic and fun…

now to sleep

shot…

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worked the early shift today so left the office at 3:30…

went across the street to the drugstore and got my flu shot… only took the time to fill out the form and after had to wait the mandatory ten minutes to be sure there were no reactions…

the pharmacist was telling me that they are doing about twenty shots a day since there are so few flu shot clinics this year… they consider giving the shots a community service as it takes administrative and human resources time as well as necessary supplies… what they are paid doesn’t cover those costs…

it is all very pretty though… good branding with all the signs, tablecloth, staff badges and even the bandaids a nice turquoise colour…

then I went and got my hair cut… had a new person and she did a fine job… didn’t have to wait there either…

pretty productive afternoon…

example…

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been thinking of what a great day we had on Sunday…

this picture is an example of the fun that filled the day… the daddy was photobombing a picture…

it is quite wonderful when the stars align and everyone is happy and cooperative…

the sun shone and our group walked and ran and jumped… who knew how much fun you could have in a skate park without a skateboard, lol…

I was especially happy when we ended up at The Forks because I’d been wanting to have a photo with the Winnipeg sign…

when I was visiting my daughter in Ontario we went and had photos taken at a variety of signs… two different Ottawa ones and then at the Canada 150 sign… in Kingston, we took night shots and daytime ones, at the Kingston sign… over the summer I’d taken a few pics at the Canada 150 sign at Assiniboine Park…

so it really seemed important to get one here…

done…

store…

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had to stop at the store for a few groceries and found some flowers…

flowers really make me happy and putting them into the cart just seemed like the right thing to do…

I always giggle as I clip the bouquet into the seatbelt but it really is a great way to transport them…

going to take them to the office for my desk… will be a lovely treat to have them brighten my space…

selfies…

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been a busy day…

it started with views of the beautiful sky out the window… a bit later met the kids for family photos… what fun we had…

started out pretty chilly but by the end it was beautiful… sun was shining and it was lovely and warm…

got a few selfies with the kids…

as we were leaving, spotted the skeleton arriving, lol…

then it was on to dim sum… while we were eating my daughter mentioned that it was nearly four years to the day when we took pictures with Jamie Noordman Photography at a dog park… laughed about some of the antics from that day and how much better our shoot went today…

son-in-law and I went to Costco for a few things and then I headed home…

the sky at the end of the day was easily as spectacular as the morning…

turkey…

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Monday night after Thanksgiving dinner, I made the turkey soup broth, and popped it into the fridge…

this morning I worked on the soup by adding a bay leaf, shredded carrots, celery, onion and potatoes… used the mandolin and laughed again as I remembered how my beloved and I hadn’t used the first one we had correctly, lol…

after that cooked down I added in barley, peas and corn and left it simmering on the stove for a few hours…

final step was to make my mom’s dumpling recipe and add it to a portion of the soup…

I tend to remove about half of the soup into containers before adding the dumplings to what’s left…

let it simmer for about half an hour and voila…

vegetable turkey soup with dumplings… delicious dinner…

tomorrow I’ll give some to the kids…

lethargy…

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been so tired lately…

not sure what the deal is, but I arrive home and have a nap before I make supper, and then sleep through the evening before going to bed…

had a conversation recently with someone who appears to be struggling with a similar lethargy

not sure if it is the weather, time of year or what, but I sure hope it sorts itself out soon;-(…

slideshows…

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another beautiful early morning drive… was rather surprised by the amount of traffic…

ended my day with the last of the Thanksgiving mashed potato and green beans, made into patties and shrimp

in between I learned some very cool things regarding photos on my phone… been trying for ages to save slideshows on my phone… and today a colleague helped me figure it out… so exciting… I do love technology...

gotta go and play now;-)…