Vacation for the day!

On Sunday my husband and I went up to our lake property in the Thousand Isles. We just spent the day. We went up real early and ate breakfast on the way at "Cracker Barrel" it was a really great breakfast by the way! (remind me later to tell you about this lady we saw, K?) We got to our property around 10:00. It was a beautiful day, kinda cool but sunny. We went down to the lake and stood for a while, I could just stand there looking at "our lake" forever. Then we went up to the camper. The camper... mice! Boy how I hate mice! Signs of them all over! It is so discouraging. A friend of mine told me to use peppermint oil to keep them away and I keep forgetting, I will have to get some. Glen brought a Brush Hog and mowed all around the area. We decided to eat lunch down by the lake so we carried our chairs down, it was so nice. As we were just finishing we heard someone. It was our neighbor. He was up for the night. We spent quite some time talking to him. He is very nice. We got alot of very good ideas from him and he is so willing to help! He watches the place while we are gone and checks on it. He told us he knows someone who can build us a large shed type building that we could use for living space till we build a cottage. He has one, it had sliding glass doors on the front and a window in the back. It would be big enough for a bed and table and chairs and some cupboards. We would have a little deck coming off it for a BBQ grill for cooking. I love this idea! I want to get rid of the camper and the mice! We are talking about doing it next year! Then when we build a cottage we can use it for storage (four wheelers, canoes, etc.). He also showed us a small solar pannel he has for charging the battery for his lights etc. So we might get one of those too. We got home late that night, around 9:30. It was a good day!

OK, getting back to the lady we saw at Cracker Barrel, she was tall and thin, had on black pants with very white shoes. She had very RED lipstick, and her hair, if you are old enough to remember, her hair looked like Phylis Diller's, it was really teased, went up and out, very big hair! I asked Glen "Do you think she looks in the mirror and says 'Damn I look good!'. " What do people actually think when they make themselves up like that? What do they see in the mirror? I don't know about you but I know when I don't look good!

I am reading the last book in a series by Lori Wick called "Jessie" I am liking it but it took me about 30 pages to figure out that this book started out in the past before the other books happened, then went to present time - 1884.

I am knitting Christmas gifts. Can't tell you what incase it is for you!

Most people who answered my poll go out to eat several times a week. My new poll is what chore do you get behind in the most? Mine is Laundry! It seems like I get caught up then just get behind again so fast!

My music for this week is "Life in a Northern Town" by Sugarland, Little Big Town, and Jake Owens. GREAT song!!!!! Let me know if you like it.

Top 5! What are your top 5 favorite desserts? YUM!!! This one should be easy!

1. Ice cream - I love ice cream! We almost always have ice cream in the freezer.
2. Cheese cake
3. Rice pudding - my grandmother made the best rice pudding!
4. Lemon Meringue pie - I had to look up how to spell that!
5. French silk pie

(mom, I know you don't eat many desserts now, but just do it as if you were not on weight watchers) by the way my mom makes great bread pudding with a caramel sauce!


  1. I like the new song but not by the "Mice". What happened? It sounds like mice are singing.

    Thank you for saying I make good Bread Pudding but noticed it was not listed as 1 of your favorites!

    My favorite desserts:
    1) Tiramisu
    2) Gelato
    3) Hot Fudge Sunday
    4) Bread Pudding
    5) Cannoli

    Looks like you had a great weekend.
    Nice pictures....

  2. What do you mean, it sounds like mice are singing? Seriously? I may have to download it again. It sounds fine to me.

  3. I downloaded it from a different site, let me know if it is better now.

  4. I chose dusting - I hate dusting. That was one of my chores when I was younger and I hated it then. Somethings never change. I do laundry every Sunday, but sometimes I won't do towels for a couple of weeks because we have so many. So they build up, but because I can let them!!

    1. Cheesecake with strawberries or cherries
    2. Homemade chocolate cake - I only let the cake cool for about a 1/2 hour or so and then put the icing on, let it melt and serve! Amen.
    3. Banana Cream Pie
    4. Any type of pastry (cheese danish, turnovers, etc.)
    5. Ice cream - but I would rather have it from Pralines or Les's. For some reason it tastes better when someone serves it to you opposed to taking it out of the freezer!!!


  5. My favorite desserts are:
    1. Chewy oatmeal cookies
    2. Frosted brownies
    3. Chocolate Pie
    4. Mixed Fruit
    5. Christmas cookies

    Of course can't have any of them except the fruit. Good thing I like it.

  6. What are your top 5 favorite desserts?

    1) Fruit salad. yummy yummy
    2) bananas with strawberry sauce
    3) brownies with peanut butter
    4) cheese cake with cherries or pumpkin
    5) pumpkin pie with cool whip mmmmm!

    sounds like you had a really great weekend. The shed idea is a good one, and it's nice that you can use it after you build too.

    I chose... all of them. Don't get me wrong, I like to clean, but working ten hours a day and only having tuesdays off, it's hard to keep up on everything.

  7. Hi Wendy: Thank you for the kind comments on my blog. Yours is also great and I love the pictures (and the color pink).

    Hum! Favorite deserts?

    Anything with chocolate of course and rice pudding (without the raisins).

  8. The pictures of your property look so nice! I think the shed is a great idea - it will be versatile for you in the future. There is so many neat things you can do - the solar panel idea is great.

    5 Favorite deserts:

    1. Creme Brulee (seriously, I would sell my soul for this stuff!)
    2. Pumpkin Pie
    3. Apple Pie
    4. Regular ole birthday cake w/ frosting
    5. Chocolate Pudding

  9. Desserts...Wendy that is tough 5

    Okay I will try...

    1. Right now, I love sweet potato pie
    2. Macroons
    3. Fruit Sorbet - Melon
    4. Tiramisu
    5. Baskin Robbins Pistachio Almond Ice Cream with Leatherby's Carmel Sauce. :)