Margueritas, New Patio Set and … Back to Work!!

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Hello Ladies (and gentlemen?),

The weather finally warmed up here on a weekend! For the last month or so, we’ve had beautiful sunshine and warm weather during the week and then rain and cold on the weekend. Our lawn was almost a foot high in some places. Poor Tori spent most of Saturday cutting the grass and he still didn’t get to the front yard. Fortunately, it isn’t as bad as the backyard, so it can wait until this weekend.

We’ve been shopping once again. This time, a new patio set to replace our old one which was rusting and the chairs looking very sad. We weren’t sure they would even hold up if we sat in them. Not wanting to take any chances, we nipped down to Ikea and bought this little wooden affair

new patio set

It fits perfectly into a sunny spot just outside our back door and very close to the barbecue. As you can see, I made strawberry margaritas and took it for a test ride. Once I put cushions on the chairs, it will be very comfortable indeed, but after a couple of the margaritas, I didn’t notice my chair didn’t have a soft place to park my behind 🙂


It was my first attempt at making margarritas,and they turned out very delicious! Pretty impressive if I may say so myself!

Today I started my new job. I haven’t worked in over a year, so it felt very strange at first, but after an hour or so, it felt really good to be back at work. The people are great and my work station is very comfortable, so I think I’m going to like working there. The bonus is that I get home too late to cook supper before Tori has to go to work, so I get out of cooking during the week. Tori also went back to work for the first time in three weeks, so it was back to a routine for both of us. It feels a little strange not having a glass of wine with him in the evenings and the house is very quiet.

But, I have plenty to keep me busy these evenings. As you know, I quit smoking 6 weeks ago and have put on a little weight (5 lbs) which seems to have accumulated in my tummy and thighs. So I started an exercise program a couple of weeks ago in order to firm everything up a little. It’s a combination of pilates, cardio and ballet which I’m really enjoying. Note that I don’t like exercise very much, so it must be a LOT of fun if I am saying I’m enjoying it.

I hope you all have a great week.

Cheers for now


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