Monday, 24 October 2016
Memorandum Monday: October 24th
Linking in with the other Monday Memo writers who are updating us on all the newest things seen, done & heard, through our hostess, Sian, at: From High In The Sky
Hopefully as everyone is reading what is new from the patio, Mr Man will be coming out of a successful eye surgery. Thank you all for your kind thoughts & prayers.
It is a new bag of peanuts for feeding the Blue Jays. You can look out on the patio & see not a sign of any bird activity, then throw the peanuts out & even before the first peanut hits the patio, there are dozens of squawking Blue Jays. The cats love bird theatre! Oh yes & look who also turns up - a very wet Charlie!
New on the baking front, I have found a recipe for Maple Shortbread (Canadian Living magazine) & while I have not yet baked them, I have a new maple leaf cookie cutter, a new jug of fresh Quebec 100% pure maple syrup, along with a new roll of parchment paper already for a day this week of baking. This will do nicely as a treat before the traditional Christmas goodies get made.
On Friday & Saturday I had renewed energy for the clearing out of cupboards & closets, which has seen me take a huge black bag of clothes to the charity shops. I think some of this energy is due to nervousness about today's surgery. Still it feels good to tidy & sort, not only clothes, but crafting paper, which I will be donating to the local kindergarten class. Even the food cupboards got a clear out. I really do not need to have 10 cans of cream of mushroom soup!
The fur girls received a new box that has been entertaining them for hours. I love how they share all new adventures together.
I hope everyone has a wonderful week ahead; one that is filled with new adventures, stories & connection.