craving…

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yesterday my son-in-law and middle grandson came over and we went to Costco to pick up a few things…

they carted stuff in and put it away while I prepared the meat for tacosserendipitous as my grandson mentioned he’d been craving them for a few days…

the boys use both hard and soft shells, but I like to make salad with mine…

after supper we jumped in the car and drove to Boon Burger for some vegan pumpkin pie ice cream… my son-in-law is having to watch his dairy intake and was very excited to learn that they have this particular ice cream and that he could eat it…

it was snowing a bit as we left with our treats, lol…

falafel…

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yesterday saw Prairie Nurses at PTE… it was funny and entertaining…

first show of the season and there was a full house…

beforehand we went out for lunch at the Falafel Place

had some delicious falafel, and salad with hot cooked onions and garlic as part of the dressing… wasn’t sure how I would like it, but it was delicious

enjoyed the show and had a lovely snack of Callebaut chocolate and some almonds…

walked home from the end of the street and got this shot of the many bare trees…

blowing…

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this morning it was hard to tell whether there were more leaves or snow blowing

not really what is expected at this time of the year, sigh…

I had been laughing just before because when I looked outside the bird feeder was on the ground and the squirrel and birds were enjoying how easy it was to get the seeds…

maybe the raccoon had come by and taken it off the pole… which had been leaning way over again…

trail…

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today was my first Friday back in the office since May…

started the day with a visit to the dentist’s office… have lovely clean teeth now…

dressed casual to ease back into being in the office on a Friday, lol… and brought a snack for everyone… it was the leftover trail mix from Thanksgiving dinner… I had picked up a number of bulk seeds, nuts and smarties and mixed them together… came out great and everyone loved it…

on my lunch break I went for a walk in the sunshine and checked out some cameras… still looking for just the right one to replace my Nikon…

a few pretty plants out there although they were looking a bit rough around the edges close up…

recycle…

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was a long day… started out in the dark and made it home a bit before dark… the sad part about that is that it is getting dark earlier and earlier every day…

took a few shots of the juncos as they were filling up at the feeder…

and then I had to take out the garbage and recycling… thankfully Google reminded me… which was handy because I don’t like to do it late at night and I have to leave early tomorrow for a dental appointment…

google…

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recently I purchased a Google Home and a Google Home Mini…

been having fun learning how to use them and buying lights, plugs and switches to make the house more Google friendly…

new apps to get and understand and continuous talking to my new friend… I think I’ve got a process all clear and then discover that I don’t quite have it, lol…

so far I can change the temperature, turn on/off or dim some lights, listen to the radio, set morning and evening routines but cannot figure out how to set a weekend wake up routine… if you use the word happy she sings happy birthday, lol…

looking forward to seeing what else we can do together…

nice to have “someone” besides the fish to talk to…

before too long I should be able to do a ton of things around the house by talking to Google Home;-)…

sucker…

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an elm tree seed started growing a few years ago and had gotten really big right up against the garage wall…

my son-in-law and I have been talking about cutting it down, but hadn’t got around to it…

last weekend he brought the right saw and cut the sucker down…

took a little while before all the bits died back… what a difference it makes and I am sure that the garage floor is also very happy…

the Virginia creeper has also died back over the last week so the garage is looking kind of naked, lol…

thanks…

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had fun setting the table over the last few days for Thanksgiving dinner…

spent some time printing pictures of things that I am thankful for… then had some fun making word art…

had a lovely afternoon and delicious dinner with family and a new friend…

everyone has gone, dishwasher is going, soup is on, and I am resting;-)…

won…

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last week I won two tickets from the CTV Morning show to see Cirque du Soleil Crystal

was very excited as I don’t often win things… picked them up and then checked to see if my daughter would like to go with me…

today we met for lunch at Brown’s Social House before the performance…

she ordered their corned beef hash… our neighbour, Buzz, made the world’s best hash and she has tried it many places but never found one as good as what he made… she’s pretty much given up trying but thought she’d give it one last shot…

we also talked about how Ellen, his wife, made the best Kraft Dinner… when I would make it they would always comment it was not as good as Auntie Ellen’s, lol…

the hash wasn’t bad, but not up to the Buzz standard…

we walked back to the car to leave the second half of my fish and chips before heading into BellMTS Place… had to save room for popcorn during the show…

loved the trees in the opening sequence…

it was interesting to watch the ushers ensure that no one was taking videos during the performance…

stuffing…

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my family loves the stuffing that I make…

it is a simple recipe… butter, onions, poultry seasoning, salt, pepper, water and torn up bread…

while the butter was melting I used the mandolin to dice up the onion… while they cooked I added the poultry seasoning, salt and pepper… once the onions were soft I added in the water and let it simmer for a few minutes…

once the liquid is poured over the bread, I stir it in… then I put it into the bread bags and it goes into the fridge…

I make a lot because it is so popular, lol…

some goes into the turkey, some goes into muffin pans, and if there is any left it will go into a casserole dish with the turkey neck, or some other poultry part…

the kids really like the stuffing muffins;-)…

I made it today so there is less to do on Monday for dinner…

also made fresh cranberry sauce…

some of the family prefer the kind that comes in a can so I have that available as well…

really enjoy getting ready for Thanksgiving dinner… reminds me of all the times that my beloved and I prepared for special meals…