Thursday, November 24, 2011

Record Breaking Snow Storm - During and After - Nov 24, 2011

      We had our first ....and record breaking...snow storm of the 2011-2012 season last night.  While we were lucky and didn't have to go our anywhere, many had to make their way home from work, pick up children from sitters and safely drive home again. We're thankful that all of ours made it home safely.


During the storm.

Day after the storm.

Monday, November 21, 2011

On Being A Grandma-Nov. 21, 2011

           Sometimes Togetherness is Not Always Best.

My husband & I have been married over 41 years, so we often ‘do things’ together. But this was one thing I never dreamed we’d be sharing. We both ended up with separate grease burns on our hands.

Let me tell you grease burns are...verrrrrry....painful!!!

My husband had his misadventure with a pork chop in a frying pan and splattering grease, last Wednesday.  So I’d been doing all the nurse things like, keeping it cleaned and dressing it once a day, knowing we’d be seeing our family doctor today.

What I hadn’t bargained on was getting a similar injury myself, just yesterday. (Good thing we already had the appointment) I was cooking bacon for breakfast, something we rarely do anyway.  And being environmentally conscious, I decided not to pour the grease down the sink. So, with fry pan in hand, I reached for paper towels, to sop up the grease, with my free hand.

There was my folly!! The fry pan tilted and poured the hot grease over my hand, hitting the top part of my index finger as well as a few small splatters in the same area.

Immediately, I dropped the pan (on the floor) and ran my hand under cold water, then, proceeded to soak my hand another 30 minutes in a pan of cold water. When the pain began to subside a little, I wrapped it up, elevated it on a pillow as I lay down, and with the help of a couple of good strong medications, managed to sleep until the pain was gone.

Lessons learned:

*Pork chops cook just as well at a medium temperature.
*Leave hot grease in the pan until it cools
*Be grateful for 'small' injuries

Things we already knew but, obviously, needed reminding.

Today, both ‘accidents’ were seen by our family doctor and all will be good soon. But the moral of this story is not to be trying to, ‘everything’ together.


Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Wordless Wednesday - Nov 16, 2011

Just a few quick 'words'...seems strange, to us here in southern New Brunswick, to be putting Christmas lights and decorations up in such mild November weather.

While the nice November weather is great for my little herb garden.... seems strange for the green grass to be reflected in the window of our door surrounded by Christmas lights.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Wordless Wednesday - Nov. 8, 2011

                                  " Lest We Forget"


My two Uncles in their military uniforms and their brother, standing tall with them. (1940's)

My father-in law in England in WW2

.......and Now

My daughter in the militia 1992

My grandson in the militia 2012