I guess my interest in The Royal Family goes back to the wedding of Charles and Diana -we were both married the same year and both had our first child the same year - I was living in Fredericton,New Brunswick at the time, my roommate and I both set our alarms for way before daybreak and then we must have gone to work after it was over - kind of crazy, but had to see that wedding!! I followed Diana through her ups and downs - I even caught a glimpse of her when she and Charles visited Sudbury,Ontario -why did they have to drive past so quickly?The night she died - I was up again - watching those same clips, over and over - the days following were so sad - my son had a soccer tournament the day of the funeral - like I wanted to go to that after watching tv from the early hours! A few years later I was able to see the Diana Dress Exhibit - many of the gowns that were auctioned for charity, the biggest draw was her wedding gown, even her wedding shoes were there - it was unbelievable - everyone was in awe - it was so quiet in the exhibit hall! I won't ever forget that!
Now it is 2011 and William and Kate's big day is tomorrow. A person doesn't have to get up at that silly hour to watch - we do have a PVR, can watch it anytime I want, first I was going to get up, next I was setting it to record, now that the day is just about here - I know I'll be getting up - I see CBC coverage starts at 2 - you could be asleep by the time the wedding actually starts - I think 5 might be a respectable time to get up and settle in. Hope it doesn't rain on the happy couple and they do look happy!! Best of luck to them! And here's a fun video to check out....
Thursday, April 28, 2011
Monday, April 25, 2011
I always have great luck with a pork picnic shoulder - but this one was not good!! It looks nice enough in the picture - the glaze and fruit makes it so pretty - honey, brown sugar, flour and ground mustard but underneath that nice glaze is a mess - the ham was way too fat - and that kind of just turns you off the whole thing! I guess we will struggle through eating the fatty ham again tonight and I'll make some scalloped potatoes with it - maybe they will taste better than the ham! I finally got a chance to use this Homestead baker that my daughter found at a Salvation Army - in the original box with instruction card - it is a big dish that I don't have a lot of use for so I keep it on display on top of my cupboards. Did anyone else have an Easter meal that didn't turn out so great?
Thursday, April 21, 2011
Tuesday, April 19, 2011
On Sunday, my husband and I checked out an auction - I had seen it online and Pyrex was listed - I wanted to go!! It was already underway for an hour by the time we got there - and there were two seats right at the front - what a great view of all the action!! The auctioneer brought the Pyrex up, I got nervous, I bid first, how dare somebody else bid too - but I was the successful one - $12 - for a 402 green bowl and 401 yellow with a green tinge - I think they're from the Verde bowl set - also included was a 1 qt. casserole, it also has the green tinge to it -I'm not really sure what it belongs to -maybe another Verde set? My husband bid on an old ruler and level in one - but he wasn't as lucky as me!! I think I could sit there all day - I found the prices were very reasonable - FireKing pieces were going CHEAP - $5 and less.