Friday, July 24, 2009

but that doesn't mean my eyes will soon be turning red

another rainy miserable day. though i am thankful for saving on the AC bills we're all going a little stir-crazy and this late aft/early evening half of Kanata was flooded though our house seems ok thus far, our backyard probably had 2 inches of standing water at one point.

i have never seen so much rain in my life. i would have taken pics but i was too busy running around making sure all the downspouts were as far away from the house as possible and that our sewer drain wasn't backing up.

we pick up the new car (car? truck? its more of a crossover so i guess car) tomorrow so that is a bit exciting i guess...

there is an article in this month's (actually i think the date on the cover is September) Chatelaine about food waste that is pretty eye opening. so, tonight in part because of the article and in part because we're trying to stretch our grocery dollars, i made dinner out of what i could scrounge from the cupboards and freezer.

4 chicken thighs, a can of diced tomatoes, a small onion, 2 cloves of garlic and some jarred stuffed manzilla olives served over basmati rice was one of the easiest to make and best tasting meals i've made in a long time. not too shabby for odds and ends.

good luck with the move Ally - have fun going upstairs to bed in the first time in a long time!

Penster - where are you???


  1. Sorry! We were at the lot last weekend and then this week was just crazy at work. We met with the lawyer to sign the papers for our new mortgage one night after work and then football last night. So just no surfing time.
    Congrats on the new vehicle. I'm not sure I've seen the Dodge. I think the Flex is really cool but understand the budget thing. I'm going to blog and put a couple of pics up on Facebook.

  2. Me again. Sorry your weather sucks. Wish I could send sun your way and take some of the rain. Hey, did you see qualifying this morning? Very odd. All the drivers were walking around parc ferme asking each other their times to see who got pole cause the timing screen wasn't working. Plus the Massa thing was really weird. Like what are the odds of that! At least he was OK.

  3. I guess I may have spoken too soon about Massa. Just checking the web sites for updates and he ended up having serious surgery. Let's hope he's OK.