Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Besides Canning Beans.....

We have been very busy here in our neck of the woods. Time seems to be flying by. Summer is almost over and I can hardly believe it.
Next Tuesday is the first day of school here for the girls. Justin only goes back on Wednesday as the first day is set aside for the newcomers entering high school. ( I still have a hard time believing that he is in high school, it seems not so long ago I was waiting at the end of the lane for this little boy to get off the bus :(....)
The girls and I went to the trailer on Friday evening and got some pretty disappointing news. It seems it is only the trails that will remain open till the 29th, as the campground part of the park is still closing on the 2nd. :(
Inspite of our bad news we had a wonderful weekend.  We had a fire Friday night in the fire pit. We made a big old pot of mussels, and after cleaning up and washing up for the night settled in with a good movie. The Secret Of Moonacres.
Saturday morning we got the fire pit going, made a pot of coffee. ( there is nothing better then coffee perked in a enamel coffee pot on a fire) I even brought some of my homemade creamer....mmmmmmm.
We tried out our new grill cheese campfire maker. We fried up some bacon and made grill cheeses with bacon for breakfast. Mmmmmm.
After breakfast I showed the girls how to make gimp bracelets. I use to make these all the time as a young girl at camp. We found the gimp at the dollar store awhile back and I have been waiting for the right moment to make them with them.

I kept the fire going all day. Even though it was pretty warm out, it felt right to have it going as I cuddled up with my blanket over my legs and my cup of coffee in hand and a new scrap booking magazine. Yep! I could not think of a better way to spend a Saturday relaxing......

We had some hotdogs for lunch and decided to go out on the hill and get some sun. Our very talented neighbour joined us. She does everything. She paints,and her and Jayne clicked with sharing some of their techniques. She is a yoga teacher. She has been giving Jillian her oun private classes all summer as she tells her that she is a natural.
And Saturday afternoon she took out her beautiful drum, that was given to her as a gift from the natives on the other side of the country. It is made out of elk and she taught the girls some of the heartbeats of different animals. They really enjoyed this.

Saturday evening I crocheted a bit. I have 8 dish cloths made for Christmas gifts so far. We had cheese burgers and corn on the cob for supper. We washed up the dishes and sat by the fire and the girls made some campfire popcorn. We listened across the way to Ann play her guitar. ( another one of her many talents)
We settled in with the movie Epic....very cute

Sunday we came home early afternoon as Mom was not having a good weekend. We has really gone down hill this past week. She has became a bit dehydrated and the doctor says that it is up to her if she wants to go into the hospital. We have decided to play it by the hour and see how today goes. If she gets weeker then we will need to bring her back in. :(

Last evening for supper I tried something new. I used a half of my french bread I had in the freezer and made a little oil and tomato with onion topping and topped it with some cheese. It turned out very yummy and I would make it again.

We served it with pasta and green salad.

After supper I went to the kitchen garden and picked yellow beans again another 3 gals to make more mustard beans. Got them made, and hope go pick the green beans and peas today before the rain.
Hubby went to the field to bale up some more round bales.

Tomorrow the girls and I are heading to the trailer for the last weekend. We are leaving after supper as my Dad has Friday off. ( and that is if everything goes ok with Mom) we are staying for 2 nights, and then on Satuday morning Hubby, Justin, and Hubby' s cousin are coming to the trailer to get it,and the canoe, and the BBQ. Saturday afternoon I have to come home as I have a hair appointment at 2.
BECAUSE .......... a day for ME!!!

Why? You might ask?
Because I'm going with my very best girl friend to see Dwight Yoakam play at the casino in Moncton ( about 3hours away) we are staying in a suite there and the 2 of us are super excited. We both need this little mini vacation,and are looking forward to it. I even bought myself new boots for the was so about time.

Well I'm off to put bread on to rise and clean the kitchen.take care and I hope you all are well.

1 comment:

  1. Hi, Jessica! I hope your girls are having a wonderful first day of school. Your grilled cheese campfire maker sounds like fun. We tried out a Coleman popcorn popper last time we went camping, but the popcorn came out tasting like chemicals. We didn't eat it! Your camping neighbor sounds like fun. I am loving your new boots. I hope you have a wonderful time!!