March 2023 - Toronto ON
2022 - Meaford ON
Saturday, or PJ day.
My other two "trees" arrived, however, it was very windy and none of the trees could withstand it. So now we are on the hunt for heavy (read cheap) pots that won't topple.
We swapped out two cupboards so the tea/coffee stuff will be over the coffee pots and the canned goods are next to the stove.
I worked on my embroidery.
Sunday we slept in and then realized we had also lost an hour due to clocks "springing" forth!
John had to hustle to met a buddy at 11 for lunch (Piper's Pub) and then they went to the annual men's golf league registration.
I worked on cleaning up the CDs we had used as backups. I had stopped doing this a few months ago and the old laptop (that has a CD reader) and the CDs had sat on a dining room chair along with my old laptop for the last 3 months!
I also got rid of some more photos.
It was a pretty quiet week with the kitchen almost finished. The bits and pieces should get done next week, the contractor has been off this week for spring break.
My view on Monday morning.
Monday the stone guys came!
Tuesday the plumber came to hook up the sink and dishwasher! I have a sink! AND a dishwasher!
Oops forgot to take off the sticky paper for the photo.
Next steps, install the kickplates, electrical, paint.
John went to Metro to pick up some groceries and stuff then he used the golf simulator for a couple of hours. He is looking at getting new clubs.
Wednesday the cleaning lady came. we went out for a burger and stopped into Homesense
but didn't buy anything.
I had bought a gluten free artisan bread course
last month so I finally took it today. I enjoyed it, and now have his super duper secret recipe that we are not allowed to share. I learned a few tricks. I think I would take more of these courses.
There are also some good recipes on her site.
Thursday I went out, waiting for the bus, the lake was shimmering and most of the snow is gone.
Winners, $ store and I didn't buy anything again! I did get groceries at Longo's.
Unheard of, gluten free pasta on sale for the same price as regular!
I had ordered some baking tools that came today.
We also ordered a couple of mats for the kitchen sink to prevent scratches. The ones I selected don't have a hole.
Friday, St. Patrick's Day and it rained all day. I poked around, packed up some stuff for charity, rearranged some kitchen décor.
So far this is how the kitchen project went.
WORK SCHEDULE DATE
Feb 27/28 demolition 2 day work NOISE - ACTUAL Took 2 days (8-9 hrs) Zoran and Goran
Mar 2 plumber- ACTUAL Iqbal 3 hrs
Mar 3 Zoran checked plumber work and did some measurements
Mar 6/7 install cabinets 2 day work NOISE - ACTUAL Mar 6 1 day Justin 2 men. Eric tile measured
Mar 7 ACTUAL - Zoran/Goran installed microwave, leveled floor for dishwasher/grout 4 hrs
Mar 13-17 install counters 2 day work - ACTUAL Mar 13 install 2 hours 2 men
Mar 13 -17 install new sink/dishwasher 1 day work - ACTUAL Mar 14 Iqbal 5 hrsTO DO
Replace vent exhaust
Remove blue plastic on cabinet by fridge
Paint - including a piece of quarter round (d/w)
Appliances moved to final spots.
Saturday slow cooker corned beef, Brussel sprouts and boiled potatoes for St. Patrick Day/Week.
This was the first time I did corned beef in the slow cooker and it was the best one I've made, normally I find them dry and hard.
Sunday BBQ chicken and coleslaw.
Monday hamburger stew in crockpot.
Wednesday breaded pork chop, mashed potatoes and beans.
Thursday chicken divan.
Friday STEAK! loaded baked potato.
We watched Memory with Liam Neeson. Alex Lewis (Liam Neeson) is an expert assassin with a reputation for discreet precision. Caught in a moral quagmire, Alex refuses to complete a job that violates his code and must quickly hunt down and kill the people who hired him before they and FBI agent Vincent Serra (Guy Pearce) find him first. Alex is built for revenge but, with a memory that is beginning to falter, he is forced to question his every action, blurring the line between right and wrong.
No Sudden Move 2021 In 1954 Detroit, small-time criminals are hired to steal a document. When their heist goes horribly wrong, their search for who hired them -- and for what purpose - sends them wending through all echelons of the race-torn, rapidly changing city.
This has an incredible lineup of stellar actors, amazing 1950s cars and costumes. It is a complicated plot that requires your attention and you will find yourself saying, ah, a few times.
I read Her Dark Past
while I enjoyed it, I didn't think it was as good as some of her others. It wasn't very difficult to figure out the plot twist.
No Gluten No Problem
half the book is about celiac disease. Note it has 2/5 stars consistently on GoodReads.
Julia Child describes the focus of the book thus (Page ix): So often you can be in the midst of cooking and you just can't remember whether that leg of lamb should roast in a 325 degree or a 350 degree oven. . .This book aims to give quick snappy answers to many of these questions."
In her chowder recipe she suggests blending crackers or bread crumbs into the onions to thicken the chowder.