Friday, August 30, 2013

Random 5 Friday...

Here is my Random 5 for this week...linking with Nancy...

1. I love my coffee...but I really wonder what causes a person to sit in an idling car for 15 minutes to order one in a drive thru??

2. Seven years ago, less one month hubby and I were packing up and leaving Edmonton....'7' years... and we are doing it again... I wonder what we'll be doing in '7' years from now?

3. I will miss the warm evenings here in the summer.... it's usually always cooler 'back home'...the other morning I noticed it was 7C..... a little too cool for a summer evening for my liking!!

4. One thing I have learned this year, is that we are not ready for condo living. There is something about having your own home and yard!

5. Here is the view from my condo kitchen...it was a nice place to hang out in this past year...but life goes on...

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Vintage ThingieThursday

Do you remember when....
 I grew up in the city...and I never used a phone like this....
 My mother-in-law worked one of these switchboards.

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Brunch....

 One thing I wanted to do before we left Edmonton...was to visit Fort Edmonton Park. It takes you back in history and a fun place to stroll through. So this I made reservations at the Hotel Selkirk  in the park to start the day off.


Hubby and I usually don't do anything the easy way....we didn't drive, I We had to bike there...half way there we realized we were on the wrong path...the only thing we could do was go up...and there were only stairs....no ramp for our bikes.... Hubby thought he could carry the bikes instead of bumping them up the stairs...there he is.... 2/3 of the way up.... taking a break...It was so far up... you could not see the path where we started...
Here he comes.... he made it...Yes both bikes at one time...
It was pretty elegant...for two sweaty bikers....
The food was yummy.....
It was a great day...and I may post more pictures....from the past this week...

Friday, August 23, 2013

Random 5 Friday.....

Friday again....and I'm linking with Nancy at Random 5 Friday!

1. We spent the weekend at our new home, finishing up some projects....
The deck/shed is 'almost' done...

2. The weekend was not all work...we have some great relaxing time..a big long walk...
3. A bit of beach time... a group of kids struggles with a canoe.... they did get it upright,....
sorta reminded me of 'life' watching them working away at getting it upright!


4. We biked to the Fringe Theatre Festival ....enjoyed the Street Performers!

(I only had my phone camera...it went dead before he juggled 5 soccer balls!)

5. This week was relaxing...I did a lot of thinking about packing....
but had to enjoy our last full week in the city...so not much packing got done.


Thursday, August 22, 2013

Mexican Food...

Over the years our family has enjoyed a feast of Mexican Food. Basically we have tacos, with all the toppings as well as my family's favourite  dish Chili Relleno. You can find many recipes for Chili Relleno online...but I have not been able to find the recipe that I use...it is like a souffle....So here is a different take on Chili Relleno with basically the same ingredients...

Chili Relleno
1 lb Old Cheddar Cheese
1 lb Monterrey Jack Cheese
2 - 3 cans Chopped Green chilies
4 eggs separated
1 can evaporated milk
3 Tbsp Flour
pepper
Handful of taco chips

slice the cheddar cheese and place in a high casserole dish
drain and rinse the green chilies, place half of them on top of the cheese
 slice the Monterrey jack cheese and layer on top of the chilies
place the remaining chilies on top of the jack cheese
separate your eggs...
beat eggs whites until stiff
add evaporated milk, flour and pepper to egg yolks..lightly beat
gently fold stiff egg whits into the egg yolk mixture
pour over cheeses...
top with crumbled taco chips...
place in preheated oven 400F  for 60 mins...
Serve with tacos and condiments...

Enjoy!!

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Summer Bubble Fun

More summer pictures I found on my camera...

It's amazing how they do it...
The grandkids take my camera....
And I get a series of pictures...
That I can't help but post...
I would of never thought of taking pictures ....of bubbles....

Monday, August 19, 2013

Is this for REAL??!!

 Out for a walk in the distance we see...
What??? A remote control Tortoise??
Nope...are real live tortoise out for his afternoon walk...
How often have you seen a tortoise out for a walk??

Friday, August 16, 2013

Random Five Friday...


1. After hours of quilting... I did finish hand quilting my quilt...

2. This week was  the warmest week this summer...the weather man said...

3. In two weeks everything of ours will be moved from the city ...to our new home in the town we left a year ago.

4. This move is the 19th time I've had to pack and move in 41 years....I'm trying not to dread every box I pack..knowing I still have to unpack it and organize it ...again..and why do I need all this 'stuff' anyways???!!!

5. Last evening we walked across the High Level Bridge... we noticed how the days are getting shorter...


Thursday, August 15, 2013

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

On the Rocks....

Camping with the GK'S..we got them all building in the rocks...
The Bench, Chair and Table...
Very useable... the boys are enjoying the bench and the chair...
 The other creations...



And there is always one who needs to play with fire...so naturally one design was a fire pit...
We just need it closer to the 'Table'