Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Ten on Tuesday

1.  We had Cheddar Apple Soup from this lovely book last night.  It was delicious and perfect for a winter evening.  The book is a gorgeous coffee table book that takes one on a culinary journey across Canada and was a Christmas gift from our good friends.  

2.  Winter is back with a vengeance!  12 cm of snow in the last 2 days and -30 degrees C by Thursday morning.  

3.  Someday I want to live in a place where people (like Karen at My Life) plant shrubs in their gardens or watch the trees blossom (like over at Amongst The Oaks) at this time of year.  I can't even imagine how wonderful it must be to do those things.   Yes - I do know that I would have to take my whole family with me :))

4.   Look at these beautiful flowers that Mary over at Little Red House captured in this mosaic.  She has such a lovely home and I admire her decorating talents.  

5.  We had a lovely dinner with my aunt and uncle on Sunday afternoon.   Often our visits include the whole clan so it was a little treat to do lots of visiting and enjoy being a group of 4.  They are wonderful hosts :))  and honorary great-grandparents to our grandkids :))

6.  Did you know that the average pre-schooler will get 6 - 10 colds per year?!  Each cold boosts a child's immunity to more serious infections that can come along in later years.  

7.  I need a housekeeper - enough said!

8.  It's the last week in February - where have the last 2 months gone?!!  At this rate the year will be over in a blink.  Anyone else feel like time is flying by?

9.  It's Shrove Tuesday today - traditionally, the day to empty your kitchen of all rich food before the season of Lent begins tomorrow.  We always have a pancake supper at our church on this day and it was good.

10.  "We do not cease to play because we grow old; we grow old because we cease to play."  George Bernard Shaw
And with that I'm off to play with Meadow tomorrow!


  1. What is your going rate for a housekeeper? Does it include room and board? No particular reason that I ask - you understand? Although, there is that coffee crawl to consider!

  2. I need a housekeeper too. Mary?????!

    I love your lists and must pop over to visit those links Crystal. And that GBS quote is perfect too. I must remember that one. No danger of the no play here! And yes, ma'am, I realise that is a double negative!

    PS I am loving the trip review!

  3. that soup sounds great! was it good?

    i'm so done with winter... i wish spring was here.

    hope your week is going well!