Friday, November 17, 2017

This Week


Ah, there you are! Remember me? It’s been a while since I did one of these posts. Did you miss my blah, blah, blah?

As I mentioned earlier this week, we’ve been insanely busy. Our place is really coming together. All our boxes are unpacked and almost everything is where it should be. There are a few odds and ends to tackle but it looks like a home now.

Saturday we dropped off a big load of donations at the Salvation Army and then went back on Monday and dropped off an even bigger load. As a minimalist, I can’t tell you how liberating it is to get rid of stuff and have an airy feel in the home. I’d like to ditch more items but I’ll get to that later on. Right now I’d like to concentrate on wrapping up the settling of our place so I can focus on the holidays. There are cookies that need to be baked, people!

You know what else we did on Monday? We took a trip to IKEA. !!! As most of you know, I love this store. Yeah yeah, I know...not everyone is a fan. But I am and I make no apologies. Anyhow, we took a drive to the Montreal location to pick up a few things we needed, one being dining chairs, which we didn’t have since we got rid of our old kitchen table and chairs before we left Kingston. It was a fun day.

Incidentally, the most amazing man in the world has assembled so much IKEA stuff over the years that he’s a pro at it. He does it with ease and doesn’t break out in a sweat like many of us, or lose his cool and storm off in frustration. I told him he should be working an IKEA hotline for assembly assistance.

We removed all the wall to wall carpet in the house and replaced it with flooring. So now whenever one of our fur babies yacks it’ll be easy to clean up. Or so you’d think. A couple of weeks ago my tabby, Mocha, threw up and instead of doing it on any one of the floors around the house she decided to walk over to a tiny rug in front of the patio door and unload there. I swear these little furballs of ours do this on purpose and chuckle and snort and giggle as we struggle to clean up the mess.

My baking, cooking, photography and art have all suffered because of how busy I’ve been. But I’ve tried to squeeze in some time for things I enjoy whenever possible. Below are three drawings I did before the craziness began.

Now here's a tiny rant. About the preachy types. Don't they make you crazy? Here’s something to ponder for those who are so self righteous on social media (or anywhere else) it makes me roll my eyes all the way to the back of my head.

Yeah. !!!!!

I have more to say but I’ve run out of time. I’ve got a lot to do today and need to get started. And with that, I wish you all a wonderful weekend!

Monday, November 13, 2017

Chuckles and Chortles

Happy Monday, blogging pals. How are you all doing? What have you been up to? How was your weekend? As you may (or may not) have noticed, I didn't blog on Friday. I've had an insanely busy week...unpacking. !!!!! Yuppers, you heard that right. We finished washing and painting the entire house from ceiling to floor and now we are getting it in order. Fi-na-lly. And just in time for the holidays.

🎵 doing the happy dance 🎵

I started by unpacking all our books, and then moved on to all our home décor and lamps and decorative pillows and throws and picture frames and photo albums and whatnots. It took days to open up all the boxes, sort through them and put things where they belong. And you know what else? I got rid of a huge chunk of our stuff: 20% of the books and about 80% of the rest. All of it donated to the Salvation Army. We have been there several times since we moved here and I'm guessing they will see us again and again. Our goal when we moved here was to downsize, get rid of the excess and simplify our lives. So far, so good.

And that's what's been keeping me busy. There is still some work to do but the worst of it is over.

Now, let's get to the funny stuff.

Have a good one!

Monday, November 6, 2017

Chuckles and Chortles

And here we are again. Happy Monday, everyone. How was your weekend? Ours was pretty quiet. I had the place to myself on Saturday and kept myself busy with some painting, cooking, baking and drawing. The most amazing man in the world spent the day visiting a friend in Quebec. They hung out and played some music together. On his way back he said he drove through a bit of a snowstorm on one of the smaller roads and had to slow down because he could barely see anything ahead or around him. Thankfully it was a short-lived experience and the rest of the way home was smooth sailing. There are no signs of snow here yet but it's just a matter of time.

Okay, enough blah, blah, blah. Let's get some humour going.

Have a good one!