July 22, 2014

My Baby's Birthday

Today is Sarah's 26th birthday.  It's hard to believe how quickly time flies.  It is a hard day as she is far away in Halifax.  Last year, they were here on vacation for her birthday.

She will miss out on her birthday ride on the carousel in Port Dalhousie.  Only one other time has she not been home for her birthday.  She celebrated her 16th birthday in Paris, where she was on a 3-week course doing her grade 11 French. 

We were at the grocery store the other day and right near where you walk in to the produce section, there was a display of melons.  The usual cantaloupe and honeydew.  There were also two other kinds I have never tried.  A canary melon and something I had never heard of called Golden Dewlicious. We chose the canary melon. 

I didn't really know how to choose, so I picked one that was a nice, bright yellow, rather than one of the paler ones. 

I cut it open after lunch today.  Inside, it is much the same colour as a honeydew, but the seeds are a bit orange.  It tasted really good...sweet and juice, but different than a canteloupe. 

My friend Sharon that passed away, liked to crochet.  At the funeral home, they had a basket with an afghan she had been working on that was unfinished.  It didn't sound like her sisters-in-law do anything like this, since they didn't know if it was knit or crochet, so I asked if I could take it and finish it off, as long as no one else wanted it.  Sandra got it for me last week and brought it over.  It is a scrap afghan in bright colours and thankfully, it looks like it is an easy pattern to figure out. 

She also brought 3 garbage bags full of yarn and a tote full of granny squares.  There are 340 of the squares, which is enough to make 2 or 3 afghans, depending on how large I want them.  So, my plan is to put the squares together and give an afghan each to Sandra and Dawn, the two other "chix".  I hope that will make a nice memory for them of Sharon. 

Eating has been good.  This is Day 3 of cutting out the grains and sugar again.  I am hoping that will help with the aches in my hip and leg, if that is due to inflammation.  Exercise, not so great.  I did get a couple days in last week.  I guess I need to make it more of a priority.   


  1. Lovely post Janice. Don't our 'babies' grow quickly, mine are all in their twenties and thirties, one has children of his own.

    I just don't know where time goes.

    Glad to hear your eating has been good ,keep it up, and I'm sure exercise will follow.Take care of your hip and leg.

    All the best Jan

  2. Yes. Our oldest turned 30 this year, and her son is going to be 9 on September 1. Double digits next year!

    Have a lovely weekend!

  3. What a great idea to finish off that blanket :) The pattern you asked about that I made is Patons 8000 "Little Angels" book. If you'd like I could photograph the pages and email to you. Just let me know :)