Treasures found yesterday, wonderful bricks, a sign with history, and a set of doors to a root cellar.
Does anyone know what these doors are called? I want to say trap doors, but.. I am not sure? I found wonderful doors, but will save them for Norm’s Thursday Doors.
It was misting off and on, practically all day but that didn’t stop us from enjoying ourselves. I have this lovely friend who I can always count on to get in touch at the last moment and suggest a road trip. Whooo hoooo out of the blue, we took off for an adventure that led us to a wonderful tea room in Perth, Ontario. We really did well, we got there early enough to get a table at the lace curtained table where we could enjoy the street traffic on Perth’s main street at the noon hour.
I didn’t think of it, or I would have taken pictures of the delicate china our lunch was served on, Bonnie had a fancy tea, while I stayed with my ice water.. We both tried the Thai soup, while Bonnie had a sandwich I had a wrap, all delicious. YES we both indulged in dessert. Uh huh, not telling, calories were not counted. Address will be shown below.
Doing something ..just because… can be a wonderful way to enjoy a mini vacation when none was planned.
Happiness is something that comes from within. Doing something that brings smiles and a lot of chuckling is a super way to make a dull weather day, a whole lot of fun. Good food, and great company Whoooo hoooo Katchoo.. =^_^=
PL Precept #2 To live is to Express Self
Crossroads Tea Room (Perth, Ontario, Canada)
Once alive with tourists, visitors enjoying a bit of history while touring the carefully tended gardens, and game park nearby. This “car” now sits, empty. A relic days gone by.
Plattsburg, New York. USA, May 14.2017 taken by myself Q – Dymoon
Spent a lazy day, painting and trying to resolve a technical problem on the PC. Am I the only one who asks, PC or Apple? I have both, each has their own special features that I enjoy. but neither satisfies me 100%
Such is the way of life. A philosophical conversation years back, Can a husband and a lover be one and the same? Or do you have to settle on which qualities you want to spend the rest of your life with.
Don’t you just love the solid look of this old charmer, it has been so well looked after. While someone wanted the top one, but has left it out in the elements, the inside of it is ruined.
This beauty was ready to roll. The dealer wasn’t open when we happened by, and there was no signage on the vehicle. So I was left with no choice but to steal a kiss and run. =^_^=
Our Honda Ridgeline was secure in the knowledge that she can accommodate all 4 us, in a way the two seater could never do….You may love the wicked ones, but it is the solid good drives that keeps you humming from year to year. =^_^= .
I appreciate a good-looking body, especially one that has been well looked after. You can always tell when there is pride of ownership. Today we take too much for granted. Life is to enjoy, and living is about exploring and discovering. When we are internally happy, the world is a beautiful place.
PL Principle # 3 I will live with a mind of appreciation towards others and things.
PL Precept #10 Love yourself and Others.
Three pounds of hamburger for $1.00
4 loaves of bread for $0.50 cents.
3 packages of hamburger buns for $1.00
Onions, celery, peas and carrots were the vegetables of the day, along with the potatoes of course, or in our case, the bag of rice. Your shopping cart could be full for just over $10. Kraft Dinner was 4 for $1.00 and sometimes 6 for a dollar. Baked beans, came in all two flavours .. baked with pork, or molasses. Maybe there was one with a tomato sauce.
Mother whipped up dishes with chicken hearts, giblets, and often Sunday would be a roast of Beef, or Port heart. I recall her chicken livers and green peppers. Chinese dishes of course, all flavoured with garlic, ginger, and one of the soy sauces. I still like these meats today, but I do see that they seem to be less the flavour of the day.
When she made up the giblets in a garlic and bit of honey sauce stir fried with the cabbage, the sauce was oh so good over the steamed rice.
The icing on the cake, was when she would brown the rice that was stuck to the bottom of the pot… then carefully pour in some boiling water just as it got all crispy. That was dessert. We seldom had sweets for dessert till much later .. This served me well, I don’t crave sweets, however, do admit to drooling for creamy butter filled buns from the Chinese grocers.
When I first started to cook for my own family, I recall gathering up cook books that showed us how to cook minced beef in hundreds of ways. I’m thinking of this because today, I decided to do up a meat loaf for hubby. While whipping it up, my thoughts drifted to when it wasn’t an unusual happening in the kitchen but rather a weekly dish that was served up in a zillion different ways, with either roast potatoes or rice.. and of course the obligatory side dish of a veggie.
Do I eat this way now. Nope, no, and no. I can’t remember when I last had peas or carrots. a la frozen mixed vegetables sometimes with corn. Now I overdose on brussels sprouts, okra, and tender green shoots from the Chinese grocers.
Oh how time changes… =^_^= thanks for sharing the trip down memory lane with me.
My husband will have the meat loaf to himself (which he likes) .. I am steaming pork ribs with Okra and red peppers for moi in a black bean and garlic sauce. Can you hear the anticipation !!!
PL Principle #10 I will live in true harmony with my spouse.
When I saw this picture, I had to look twice, it was on a Pinterest feed, but you can see on it, it originally came from Facebook. Text was on it, you are seeing the photo exactly as it was sent to me.
Does this picture ring any bells for you? Can you relate to this picture. How long ago do you think this was? I don’t think it was really all that long ago. I do recall seeing old replays of television shows where people had to go to where-ever the phone was to answer it. Often, there was only one phone to a household.
I do have a cell phone .. but confess to often forgetting it at home, or not having it where I can access it. In fact, I prefer meeting up with a friend, and chatting in person. It is true with cell phones, and Skype, we can communicate with family, friends and do business using the internet or cell phones more conveniently. But do I consider it an improvement on the quality of life?.
Maybe, just maybe, some of you, don’t know what the kid is doing?