Friday, May 14, 2010
Tis the Season to Grill
Hello my friends,
I hope you all have had a wonderful week, even more I am wishing you all a marvelous weekend.
I am so excited as my niece and her family are visiting this weekend. She is so sweet and very special to me. Many years ago (she is going to like this word many) my brother was in Montreal with his work when his wife went into labour. I had been sleeping over at their home for the very reason that she may go into labour. I was in my teens and trust me will never forget this experience. In fact it was because of this that at 7 months of my first pregnancy that I decided I didn't want to be pregnant anymore, (my husband assured me I would be fine and that our baby was going to come whenever he felt like it, so.out.of.my.control.) I was frightened as I remember how my SIL reacted to labour pains. Now you have to remember this was before the time of spinals or unnecessary C-sections, you just did what you had to do. It was just my SIL and me at the hospital when my beautiful niece was born, and even as I encouraged my SIL through my own fear I have to admit I have loved this beautiful new born girl unconditionally ever since.
This would be my SIL third and last child (I so understood why.) Actually my niece is much like me in many ways but is very much more like her mother. I love them both. They are just 2 of the special women in my life. She has grown into a wonderful wife, mother and teacher. Her husband is a chartered accountant and they live about 2 1/2 hours south of where I do. A very happy couple with 2 beautiful daughters and a home you could see anytime in Beautiful Homes and Gardens. Okay so I am just a bit proud of her as well......LOL
Today I visited my favorite blogs, I love reading how all my friends are doing. Recently I have noticed changes in my being able to read their post. Now last week I had my yearly eye check up and my eyes have deteriorated a bit but I have been having a really tough time reading some of the post. If it is white or light printing over a white or light background I find it so very hard to see each word clearly, if it is a dark background with dark letters.....well it is just about impossible for me to see the words. The verifications words can be a real challenge. So if I write a comment which has absolutely nothing to do with your post then you know I read your post and made up words which I thought you were thinking.
Our weather has been absolutely beautiful.....we have been in the +20's all week and it is suppose to be even warmer this weekend. I have BBQ'd almost every night this week for supper, often I slice a potato, onion, carrot and a hamburger patty, place this in tin foil with a pat of butter then put on the grill for 35 minutes, no fuss, no mess and it taste so good. I usually do 2 or 3 packets at a time, I either have this again the following day or I freeze each packet and pop them in the microwave when I feel like another main meal. I also grilled several turkey sausages this week which are good for breakfast (sausage and scrambled eggs) or I have one for lunch (in a hot dog bun with a zesty mustard). So easy and very tasty. I never waste the heat of the grill, I always cook something on it as it is cooling down, even the marshmallows and chocolate placed between graham crackers that Rebecca told me about last year. Oh these are good but I can only have these as a treat once in a while. I'm sorry I forget the name of these......smors or something like that. (I think this is an American treat) Anyway they are a wonderful treat and my neighbours and I enjoyed them around their propane fire pit one night. I am thinking of getting myself one of the propane fire pits, they are safe and so easy to light. I would place it in the middle of my deck and enjoy the fire on cool evenings. Many of my friends and neighbours have these this year.
Just an update on the credit card fiasco, I have accepted what has happened, am praying for my family member and enjoying the fact that no one has my credit card information. Thank you all for your kind words of support.
Have a great weekend everyone, I am so looking forward to mine.
God Bless...........and many, many hugs.....:-)