Thankful Thursday

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I have a lot to be thankful for today. I am thankful I am able to work on Wascana Creek today.  I should have the water finished by nightfall.

Today I see a medical specialist whom I am very thankful for.  Her knowledge and skill will keep me as healthy as I can be, as long as I do my part.

I have an upholsterer coming with a fixed seat cushion for a very nice old Mission oak living room chair.  It will be nice to sit in the chair without hurting my back.  I am very thankful for her skills.

And I’m thankful for friends, one of whom will drop by this evening for a visit.


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It’s Snowing!

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Lovely wonderful white flakes…not terribly fluffy, but it’s snowing.  Somehow it never seems like Christmas is coming to me until the snow starts to fall.

Today’s job is hooking more water on Wascana Creek.  I am almost finished it.  Then onto the grass of the park.


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Christmas is coming!

Christmas ornaments

Finished! Sixteen Christmas ornaments.

Spent some time this afternoon tagging Christmas tree ornaments and walking them up to Traditions.  If you are interested in purchasing any, they are available for $25 each at Traditions on 13th Ave., in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada, phone 1-306-569-0199.  :)

Now to get back to Wascana Creek. :)

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A slow day…

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It’s overcast and gray here.  Just waiting for snow to fall.  I’ve been online all morning…mostly doing some research.

I will be working on Wascana Creek this afternoon. :)

Time for another recipe I think!  This one originated on the Internet and I’ve modified it for a gluten free, sugar free, dairy free diet.  Well, almost…the semi-sweet chocolate chips have a bit of sugar and dairy in them. :)

Chocolate Cake-in-a-Mug (gf/df/sf and regular option)

4 Tbsp. gluten free flour mix – if not gf/df/sf, use regular flour
1/4 tsp. powdered stevia (NOW brand) – or 1 tsp. sugar
2 Tbsp. dark cocoa (I use Bernard Callebaut)
1/4 tsp. vanilla extract
dash sea salt
1 beaten egg
3 Tbsp. almond milk – or regular milk
3 Tbsp. unsweetened applesauce – or vegetable oil like canola
1 Tbsp. semi-sweet chocolate chips (optional)

Mix dry ingredients in a 2 cup microwaveable bowl or large mug.  Mix wet ingredients together.  Add to dry and stir till completely mixed.  Add in chocolate chips and stir.  Bake on high in 1200 watt microwave for 3 minutes.

Serve plain, or with coconut whipped cream – just whip up the coconut solids in a can of full fat coconut milk with a bit of stevia and vanilla extract.


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Hopping Weekend

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How was everyone’s weekend?  I had a great one!  We started the weekend with the boarder coming home to do the final packing of her things before moving out for good on Sunday.  We truly wish this young lady the best.  She has been a great boarder for us. :)

Saturday afternoon I visited a nearby knitting group for the first time.  I ripped my baby blanket back to the beginning of the pattern, where I started making mistakes, and started in on it again.  I feel much better about that.

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Saturday evening we took part in a Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner event at our church.  The hosts do not know who’s coming to dinner and the guests do not know who’s house they are going to.  Except we knew because we had been there before for other events.  However, there was an added surprise of an extra guest we did not know about.  We had a fun filled evening eating, talking, and playing games.

Sunday morning the boarder left to go back to her new home.  We did some serious packing of her small car.  I picked up an elderly friend and took her to church.

I decided, in the afternoon, to go through the entire house and list all the food items we have.  It took 1 1/2 hours!  The idea is that we will eat up some of what’s here before shopping.  I was originally going grocery shopping tonight, but have decided against it.  It’s just Hubby and I and we don’t eat much.  I think we can last till later this week.  I am, however, working on a menu plan for the week.

This week’s rug hooking plan is to work more on Wascana Creek.  I am having fun with the blues in the water.  I’m starting to think about the mid-ground fields and trees.  Not sure how I’m going to handle the sky.  We’ll see how busy the rest of it looks without the sky, and then decide.

I also think it’s time to amble up to Traditions on 13th Ave. with the Christmas ornaments.

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Weekly Review

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Our backyard.  The snow is staying.  I guess it’s really winter now!

The first half of the week was spent on errands and de-cluttering items from the house.

The second half of the week was spent hooking Wascana Creek.

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“Wascana Creek” WIP

This weekend is busy with various social engagements and other commitments.  It’s getting into the Christmas season here.  :)

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Friday Fun!

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“Wascana Creek” WIP

A fun day planned today.  Planning to hook more on Wascana Creek.  I am going to work more on the bulrush leaves and replace them with a lighter brighter greens.  They are too close to the value of the water behind them.

Visited a local stitching/crafting group this morning with some magazines and other items for people to take off my hands.  Not much luck.  We’ll see.  I haven’t exhausted the possibilities yet.  Had a great time visiting with friends and catching up. :)





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