Winter Blues…in April 

Yay, it’s Spring! Well, it is in most of the world. I’m now into my 5th month of winter. Snow started in November and continued until, well it snowed yesterday.

There is over 4 feet of snow in my back yard, I still have to wear winter boots and I actually slipped under my car the other day. I’m so done. I’m beyond done. I’m over done.

I do get SAD, seasonal affective disorder, so I’m having a bit of a rough go right now. When I look at social media and see all the lovely spring weather pics from all over, I get excited! I start to think of how I’m going to arrange my patio furniture and what cute outfits to wear, then I look out.

That’s where my BBQ goes.

I’ve been feeling super down about all this snow. I’m not an outdoorsy person who skis or snowshoes so this extra winter just sucks!

So many people are going on their Easter holidays next week, or are gone now. All those pics of sunshine and beaches, pools and cocktails, sigh…I wish I was going too. I really have no right to complain as we spent three weeks in Florida in January, but that doesn’t change or fix how I feel right now.

Spring is coming though, just not as fast as I’d like right now. It is sunny today, so that’s a start.  I guess that’s what I have to deal with to live in a safe, clean, beautiful place.

And I’m off!

Holidays!!!!!

And I’m off! Seriously. We are on the road  heading east across our great island of Newfoundland.As you may or may not have heard, we have had a hell of a busy year. Now, it’s time for a break. We are headed to my parents house on beautiful Three Island Pond in Paradise. Also known to us as “the house on the lake”. 

Road trips with kids are….different. Meaning, you end up packing twice as much stuff as you really need “just in case”. For long car trip, which all of ours are, we need snacks, water, bottles, formula, DVD player, iPad, wipes-lots of wipes, pillows, blanket, etc…lets just say lots of stuff. 

Then, your schedule isn’t your own. Stop so Bubs can pee, stop so I can pee,stop to feed the baby, stop for lunch,stop to change the baby. Our trip used to take 7 hours from Corner Brook to St.John’s. Now it takes about 9. That’s long for anyone, but on a four year old it’s sheer torture. 

I gave Mr Bubbers a gravol before we left as he is susceptible to car sickness, he was stoned for the first 2-3 hours. 
Making all our stops things were going along pretty good. Baby was sleeping a lot and Bubs was watching a movie. 

With the usual “I can’t take this anymore” craziness in the last hour, we made it, 9 hours after we left home.  And it was all worth it. 


Now, where’s my wine?

And I’m off. 

Date Night!!

i went out. Actually we went out. S goes out all the time, me not so much. We went to our favourite local restaurant Madison’s for dinner. It was so fun to be out and relaxed and just have fun.  

 I forgot to take an outfit picture before we went out, but I did manage a “at the table selfie” 

 Don’t ask what’s going on with my bangs, they just weren’t working that night. And yes, I’m wearing a big sweater because there was a frost warning that night! We are still on the hunt for summer. It’s been on the run since late July 2014. If you see it, please send it to Newfoundland. Thank you. 

Anyway, we had an amazing meal. Started of with cocktails and bread.  

 A summery Pimms cocktail and warm fresh bread. For appetizers we orderd the spring salad (me) and tuna (S). The salad had a ginger soy dressing, it was so nice. 

   On to our mains. We both ordered fish. I had the halibut with lobster hollandaise, how could I not! It was amazing. S had the cod with pea risotto. I tried his and is was so good too. 

   
 We did get dessert, which was strawberry rhubarb tart, but it was kind of….gone before I got to take a picture. 

That was our dinner on date night. It was so needed. It was also convenient that my brother in law was in town and was more than happy to babysit. Score! 
And I’m off!

Countdown to Patio Furniture Day 64….almost there. 

The east coast of Newfoundland got snow today. Actual stay on the ground snow. It was gone later in the day, but still. Luckily, we didn’t get it. We’ve suffered enough I think. 

 Side door. Only a small pile stand s in the way of my outdoor table and chairs. 

  Patio door. Even though it’s been cold the past couple of days. What’s left of the snow is going fast.
And I’m off! 

Countdown to Patio Furniture day 62…season confusion. 

Today was another lovely spring day. Sun was shining, it was chilly, but a nice day. Then, I checked what the weather was looking like for the next day or so.  

 

This. I should be surprised. It’s been known to flurry on occasion up until the end of June. I remember flurries on June 23rd 1997. It’s a long. story about how I remember that…

 Side door. Not much left now.  

 Patio door. Looks like the snow is being replaced by toys. 

And I’m off! 

Countdown to Patio Furniture Day 58…the day got away from me. 

The busy Saturday got to me today. I totally dropped the ball again. Well, at least it switches things up. A few night time shots to keep things interesting.  

Side door. I actually stepped outside and took this so I wouldn’t get the flash in the glass. It was surprisingly mild out. 

  Patio door. It’s May 2nd and I still have snowman leftovers in my backyard. 

And I’m off!