today has been absolutely beautiful!
of course, every morning starts with a dip in the hottub and a prayer (this one for my friend d, her husband and her mother)
this morning we skipped our gloopy shakes and had fresh -squeezed orange juice with regular oranges, blood oranges and a pamplemousse (french for grapefruit. sometimes i like to show off - bahahahah!
sorry for such a blurry pic but oh well - you get the idea!
now on to the greatest gag gift ever! my neighbour and 2nd best friend is getting married this summer. but they are having a "jack and jill" party on april 20th. i won't be able to attend because...well...um...i don't have any teeth in my head! and the end of april is when the denturist wants to see me for consultation on when to do my molding.
my big Sis C said that she would do everything she could so that i could attend the jack and jill party! so she sent me these:
BAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH! they are baby soothers that have little lips and little teeth on them. the note she sent says " Suck on these it looks like you have teeth. See, told you i would look after you in time for the jack and jill shower. love always, Big Sis"! isn't that to die for? me and jambaloney laughed for a good 20 minutes, and then me and big Sis laughed when i called her to tell her i had received them! we love our sis and bro, c and g!
we have already taken several walks around the property today and many hottub dips. jam's been working on his contract and i have been responding to emails and such. but while we were out walking i thought i would take a pic of my favourite tree - it's a balsam fir. (i didn't realize i was standing on the other side of the clothesline)
this is my other favourite tree. it's a spruce that was hit by lightning. i call him a bonsai.
the is my other favourite tree - it's the only red maple on our whole property!
these are my other favourite trees - various evergreens - pines, spruce, tamarack.
and these are my other favourite trees - various evergreens and birch in amongst them.
i have a lot of favourite trees. and i love all of them equally and thank the Lord for them every single day.
here's my favourite guy in the whole entire world - jambaloney, watering the plants in the greenhouse!
and kids - i have always loved stew! and i have allllllllways loved doughboys (i think you 'mericans call them dumplings. and i think you put milk in yours? not sure. but doughboys don't have milk in them). but now that i have no teeth - doughboys have become my absolute favourite food in the world.
i slow-cooked the roast for 8 hrs, steamed all of the veg (potatoes, carrots, sweet potatoes, mushrooms and turnip) until they were soft then dumped them in the slow cooker with the roast for the last hour and a bit. then i was able to mash all of the veg, cut up the meat in tiny pieces and cut up the doughboy in tiny pieces. it felt like i had died and gone to heaven.
food, kids! i ate food! and i have been eating it, glumpy smoothies, baby food and juice ever since. i gotta run now and make more doughboys! i am putting them in everything from here on in!
it's only 5pm here....the sun is still bright and shining and bouncing off the snow....we'll be having supper soon (more doughboys for me - wahoo!), more walks, more hottub dips and praying for our friend d, and then snacks and watching a movie. jambaloney will have a smoked meat sandwich for snack. guess what i'll be having?
oh come on! i'll be having doughboys in broth! sending out lots of love. to all of you.