Gasoline, I defy thee!

Let’s see. On Sunday I worked until 6:30, which is an hour later than usual for that day of the week. Reason being “Friends & Family” night at work. When I got home, Jordan barbecued hamburgers for dinner. I love hamburgers. I could eat one every day as long as it was cooked on the BBQ.


A yummy hamburger


I found out that my darling husband crashed his motorcycle somewhere in town and gasoline spilled all over his clothing. He is okay, except for a nice scrape on his knee. We tried washing his clothes and jacket once on Sunday and twice Monday during the day, but they still came out of the wash smelling like gas. I decided to air the clothes outside on the line for awhile to see if that would lessen the stink, which it did somewhat. Did a bit of Googling and discovered that baby oil or Coca Cola gets out gas stains/smells, or white vinegar.

Tried the vinegar; didn’t work. Went out to a grocery store with Jordan and we picked up a bottle of Johnson’s baby oil, hit up Costco for some groceries, and came home to try again. One wash with the baby oil, and the smell is gone! Excellent.


Five lovely new books


While at Costco I bought some new books! They were ten or eleven dollars each, which is quite cheap for a lovely trade paperback book. I’m so excited to start reading!

Easter Sunday

Easter Sunday turned out to be quite a nice day, if a little cooler than the previous days. I wore my white Garage skirt to church in the morning. Jordan’s mother dressed up too. However by the time we got home our legs were freezing so we changed back into pants. Everyone helped to clean up the house while Charlene made corn bread and I made hashbrown casserole. Jordan decided he wanted to make home-made croutons for the Caesar salad, and they turned out yummy.


Home-made corn bread


My family started arriving around 2 pm. My mom brought lots of food: sliced turkey, mashed garlic potatoes, candied carrots, green beans almondine, mashed maple sweet potatoes, corn, home-made cranberry stuffing and cranberry sauce, and fresh gravy. We stuffed ourselves to the max, and then after hanging out on the patio for a couple hours, ate the desserts I prepared: vanilla pound cake, banana bread, and blueberry cheesecake. One of my sisters made cinnamon buns which were very popular. Mmmm. The food was wonderful!


My mom and I on Easter Sunday


My dad had to leave early, but everyone else left before five. Jordan’s parents decided that since they had everything packed already, that they would leave that day instead of early Monday morning. So we said goodbye to his parents and brother, who came up on the bus, and then had a nice evening to ourselves. It was quite hectic with all of us in one house, especially sharing one bathroom, but we managed and it was a pleasant visit. 🙂


My husband and I in our kitchen


The in-laws have come to town

So far we’ve had beautiful weather for Easter weekend! I truly hope that spring is here to stay, because it’s lovely to be able to wear flip-flops and shorts finally. I shaved my legs this morning in anticipation of skirt-wearing!

My husband’s parents drove down from New Brunswick and arrived Tuesday night. The next two days Jordan and I both had to work, so I’m not sure what they did to occupy themselves. After work on Thursday, I came home and made venison enchiladas, which turned out great. We sat around and chatted for the rest of the evening, after clean-up.

Friday morning everyone got up late. I made ham and potato soup for lunch, and then we got the bicycles ready and drove down to a park where there are trails. We spent almost two hours out riding and enjoying the sunshine. When we came back to the house, his mom wanted to weed the garden (no complaints there!) and I baked banana bread. For dinner Jordan barbecued chicken and sausages while I made egg-fried rice; we had a yummy dinner. After eating, his mother and I sat down to watch a movie while Jordan, his dad, and his brother worked on putting in a shelf and bar in the upstairs closet. Early to bed.


Muffin goes for a bike ride!


Saturday morning I was up early. I already had plans to go to Belleville with Pam and Laura to purchase bridesmaid shoes. The drive there was uneventful; traffic not very heavy. We were in the bridal store for maybe 15 minutes trying on and purchasing shoes. They’re going to be dyed to match our dresses. After that we picked up items for Amy’s bachelorette party at a naughty store. 😉 A quick stop at Tim Horton’s for a snack, and we were on our way home. I got in around 3:30 pm, so it was quite a long day.

Now his parents have gone down to the waterfront for a walk and Jordan’s out dirt biking with some friends. I’ve made a cheesecake and pound cake, desserts for tomorrow’s Easter dinner. We’ll have about 12 people piled into the house. Should be interesting!

You follow what you feel inside *

The Kang family came up for a visit late Friday morning. (They are my cousin and her husband and their two daughters.) They were supposed to visit the week before but I came down with a lovely cold and Delia’s youngest daughter, Maria, had an ear infection. I’m so glad they finally made it down since they are flying to Edmonton in a few days for their new posting. They brought us yummy Tim Horton’s donuts and we fed them hamburgers and country chicken stew. The little girls were in a much better mood than the last time they were down; Jeena was being a little monkey and Maria had lots of smiles for us! After awhile we put the “My Little Pony” (1986) movie on for Jeena and she was entranced! I’m going to miss them!


My cousin's baby, Maria Konae Kang


Brought home pizza for dinner tonight from Little Caesars. We scarfed everything down! Wow, I’m so full but it was delicious.

Wedding photos – Part IV

The reception
We held the reception at the Junior Ranks mess hall on base. There was plenty of space and great food! My maid of honour, Amy, caught the bouquet and she’s getting married this July! So happy Jordan’s family from New Brunswick could come up for our celebration.



What wonderful memories I have of that whole day. Enjoy the pictures!