Monday, October 4, 2010

Big Pants, Dinner and WIP

I planned on posting this earlier today, BUT,  take one loose rug, add one clumsy person (moi) and one cup of coffee just as I'm ready to sit down at the computer, and yes, you guessed it......dumped coffee all over my  keyboard.

Nothing was working four hours ago, but just got back on now and everything seems to be back to normal - whew!!!

Yesterday we drove into  'the city' (Toronto) to visit our girls, Nicole and Keara.   We were looking forward to seeing both girls as it has been several weeks and we also wanted to meet Nicole's new little kitty Edward.

Nicole has a date for her surgery - this Thursday at 9:30 a.m. at Princess Margaret Hospital.  Please keep those good thoughts coming!

Just before getting into Toronto we pass under this old bridge, which Keara ever since she was little, has called the "Big Pants Bridge".

I guess in a child's eyes, it could look like a pair of
pants, but she is now 23!  I'm also beginning to think she is rather quirky about big pants because on her table was this.......
Mr. Salt 'n Pants

We had a lovely dinner, Honey Dijon Apple Chicken and Veggies and super delicious Squash soup to start.  I always envy some of the food pics that I see people post on their blogs.  Most of them end up making me very hungry.  Thought I would do the same, but when I was taking the pic, Nicole told me that meals like this don't translate that well in images - they can very easily look like puke.  (She is so eloquent, and unfortunately, she is right LOL).
It may not look it, but it was yummy!

On Saturday I had planned on working on the two Kindreds I have on the go, and also maybe starting my little Fall faerie.  Instead I decided to play with a couple mashed up balls of aluminum foil (one was for a head, not sure what plans I had for the second one) and some wire. 
I added some clay and this is what I ended up with...

and here he is 'baked' and partially painted....

I think I'm going to do something pumpkin themed with him/her, and hope to work on him/her tonight.

Hope everyone has had a great day!


Healing Woman said...

This was such a different post from you! I liked hearing more about your family and seeing the "big pants bridge." Your new doll is cute too-so far.


Vicki/Jake said...

Whatever he/she becomes will be awesome, we all know that :)

Nicole is funny! Good thoughts for her always....

I'm glad you got the computer fixed again. I say this as I'm sitting here eating my dinner.

I'll be watching...

Stephanie said...

That bridge DOES look like a pair of pants!

Glad you got some girlie time. Still thinking about you and your family and hoping for the best for you all.

Love you lots!

Colleen - the AmAzINg Mrs. B said...

She/he has the most adorable look on his/her face! And speaking about adorable..that kitty? Yep, aDOrabLe!

michelleK said...

:D I think your dinner looks yummy.
Can't wait to see how your w.i.p turns out.


angela recada said...

Wishing your daughter all the best. I'll keep you all in my thoughts and prayers.

Sending lots of love and hugs, too,

Pearl said...

Always prayers for your daughter, I'm so glad you had a wonderful time with family. The dinner looked good to me! cutest kitty ever. I love this little he/she can't wait to see "it" transform.

Dianie said...

I think that plate of food looks YUMMY!!!!
Your daughter and new kitty Edward,
Are as cute as can be :)


Ingrid Mida said...

I enjoyed your upbeat post Sue. Happiness is in moments like these. Good luck and best wishes to Nicole for a successful outcome on Thursday.

pinkglitterfae said...

prayers for yours sweet girl, that everything goes well for her surgery.
It's nice that Nicole has a new kitty to keep her company as well, what a cutie he is!
I never think of photographing my dinners until I am half way through them, lol! and I don't think people would appreciate seeing that! :-)

Leslie said...

Big pants, big...heart! lol just kidding! ;) That dinner looks delish and I can't wait to see what you do with this new guy!

Nun of a Kind! said...

Love the new creation you have started! Will be thinking of you when Nicole has her surgery, and putting good thoughts out there...
...and any meal that someone else would like to cook is delicious, and that one looks and sounds so!

Griselda said...

Your little pumpking gal turned out gorgeous!!!