Thursday, June 4, 2009

A few days since I did anything on my blog and just to let you know I'm still here thought I'd better give a rundown of my past few days. After doing some of the mundane things on Tuesday, I took myself off the the RGS (my local genealogy society) to check through a couple of the latest aquisitions. Found where a few of my relies were living in 1949 and checked for a couple of marriages - not terribly productive. Went home and then the Great Dane and I went off to the club for lunch. Since it's my birthday this month I had a free lunch - a gift from the club for members during the month of their birthday. Home for a Nana nap and the afternoon was gone. Wednesday: did a little trimming in the garden while the cleaners were here. Added a few daubs of paint to my latest work-in-progress. Thursday: That's my card day so after putting the house in order I was a little late for cards. Played 500 in the morning and though I wasn't the winner I wasn't the looser either. A fun group of people to play with. Then lunch at the centre and played Hand and Foot Canaster all afternoon. One game each so not a real loss there either. As soon as I get home the dog and the cat demand attention even though they have been attended to all day long from the Great Dane. As soon as I sit down in front of the computer the cat advises me to move forward on my chair so he can sit behind me. Which I do of course as it's better than having him sit in front of me which is the alternative. Read a couple of blogs and added my own activities over the past few days to my blog and that's it. I've had my gin and tonic for sundowners with the Great Dane and the other dog and now I'll get myself a glass of wine and watch a bit of telly while my Great Dane slaves away in the kitchen. I think it's pork for dinner - no risk of swine flu I'm sure.

Sunday, May 31, 2009

Recently at my Great neices 1st birthday I couldn't help thinking how much she looked like someone I had seen in the family before. I started thinking "who could it be" do into my genealogy archives and found the picture I was looking for. The picture is of my mother as a baby, probably not much younger than little April. What do you think?

Today has more or less been one of those ordinary days in the year except of course that it was the Great Danes birthday. He's catching up to me but I will always be a couple of years ahead. I cooked him an omelett filled with bacon, mushrooms, onion and tomatoe. I use yogurt and parmisen cheese instead of milk in the omelett - gives it a nice flavour. It was served with toast and finished off with some of Lindy's Melon, Lemon and Ginger jam on toast.

I did a couple of loads of washing and managed to get most of it dry. Then to the computer and read a few blogs. As usual, in between the cat insisted on survice, firstly for some dries outside on his bench then some best quality mince. He must have worked up a thirst but rather than drink from his bowl of clean water he seems to prefer licking the drips left around the laundry trough. The Great Dane feeds the hound in the morning. Later in the morning when I was at a loose end the Great Dane suggested I could gurney (high pressure hose machine) the path along the back of the house which becomes rather green and mouldy as a result of the array of his orchids and the lack of sunlight under the shade cloth. Changed my shoes and went too it. I don't really mind doing it except I get a little wet and my shoulder is now telling me that I either should do more of that sort of thing or none of it at all.

The Great Dane then cooked me a healthy hamburger for lunch. He makes the best hamburgers around. Then it was time for a "Nana" nap. When I woke the man in the kitchen was wrestling with a pie melon from Lindy at the farm. I did the de-seeding for him. He's now in the process of making some Melon, Lemon and Lime Jam and some pie melon chutney. I'm sure they will both be delicious.

Now, it's just about time for sundowners on the patio.