Yummy Bagel Sandwich

Monday, March 28, 2011

My co-workers and I went to the home and garden show on the weekend. The highlights, aside from spending time with friends from work, was seeing Karl Lohnes talk about the top 5 colours for homes, an amazing pre-fab cottage that was set-up in the parking lot (I WANT it!) and the amazing bagel I had for lunch.

Bagels at the home show?

The home show was right across the street from the best bagels in Ottawa at Kettleman's. Hand-rolled right in front of your eyes, baked in a open wood-fired oven, and with an almost infinite number of choices when you combine types of bagels and toppings.

I often go for turkey and swiss or a BLT when I'm getting a sandwich. This time, I chose the CBC Melt. A roasted chicken breast, swiss cheese, bacon, lettuce, tomato and mustard on a sesame bagel. It was incredibly tasty and really hit the spot after spending the morning at the home show.

Should help give me the energy I'll need to tackle all the decorating ideas I got from the show.


5 Minutes for Special Needs

Saturday, March 26, 2011

I've been posting weekly over at 5 Minutes for Special Needs for just over 4 months now. This blog has suffered, but I had so many things I wanted to say about my youngest daughter and now I have a venue for that.

January to March are usually months where I put my camera away and hardly look at it, and it's been tough to make time to blog with all three kids in piano, swimming lessons and one other sport each.

Ever since I started working full-time, I've been getting all my writing energies out there so this blog has taken a back seat.

I hope you'll stick with me and check back every week or two.


New Photos

Friday, March 18, 2011

I took a few photos at the log farm yesterday and they are looking pretty good straight out of the camera so I can't wait to see what will happen once I work on them.



Thursday, March 17, 2011

DH's father is visiting this week and I took today off of work to go with everyone to the sugar bush. We went to the Log Farm again because you get to see the old-fashioned sugar shack as well as the old farmstead, and they even have a few animals. There was a fire with marshmallows to roast, and we partook of the all-you-can eat buffet with pancakes, maple syrup, hash brown and sausages>
Walking to the sugar shack from the old homestead.
Checking out the pigs.
Eating maple taffy and collecting sap in a bucket.

After walking around for three hours, we were ready to go home and we had a wonderful time.



Sunday, March 6, 2011

I generally buy very little in January. I'm usually burnt out from Christmas and feeling a little poor. This year was no exception.

A couple of weeks ago, I was on a course downtown so I took advantage of having an hour for lunch and being downtown, to do a little shopping on the last day.

I've been wanting to get a long down-filled parka suitable for the weekend. It would use it for walks, outdoor activities with the kids, going to hockey games and skating practice, and so much more. I had a short down-filled parka but I was always getting cold air on my lower back and waist unless I was also wearing snow pants.

On my shopping trip, I found the perfect coat and it was even more perfect because it was 50% off. It still cost almost $200, but it's high quality and I'm sure I'll have it for a long time.
I'm happy with my little splurge and I've been wearing it all over. It's nice and warm and water resistant, as I found out on Saturday when it was raining. The hood was really handy on Monday when it was -17 degrees Celcius.

P.S. DH fixed the new light fixture in the kitchen. Apparently, I hadn't installed it properly, which I was happy to hear. I couldn't have taken another trip to the lighting store without screaming. And the light it produces is beautiful and diffused and warm because of the cream-coloured shade.

Edited to add: The coat is the Katie coat by Lolë.


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