Thursday Things: Version Soup and Dogs


Wednesday , it was cold and windy out all day . The dogs, Mr D and I spent the day by the fire reading books and watching trashy tv . It just felt like a soup day .

I never follow recipes for soups. Just put in what you like .

My theory is the longer it is able to simmer low and slowly , the better the flavors.


I started with some butter , diced sweet onion and celery. After that cooked for a bit , I added some chopped smoked applewood bacon that DH had gotten from our butcher.  It smells amazing.

Once the bacon was somewhat brown , I added 2 cartons of broth . This time I used chicken because that’s what I had but I’ve also used vegetable broth. I probably wouldn’t use beef for this recipe.

Next I threw in some split yellow peas that I had drained and rinsed , and a couple sprigs of rosemary that is still hanging out in the garden .  The usual salt and pepper, bit of herbs de provence, savoury spice and a bit of thyme .  Then I let it simmer for a few hours on low . Stirring every once in awhile.


Definitely not the prettiest of soups but it was sooo good.

DH had at least 3 bowls !10524632_10153129498928888_1880151893589277256_n 


Photos from the Iphone

A picture I found on my phone this morning ; Random nutcracker with the endless cup of coffee. Some days I feel Like I am always reheating it or filling it up .

Justice The Bulldog

Our poor bulldog Justice is having major issues with his allergies and is going for yet another trip to the vet tonight. I just hope something gives him relief.

Here he is smiling away in his cone . Such a character.
10425124_10153127530308888_6347735308075769370_nHere’s hoping his visit to the vet tonight will bring him some relief from his horrible allergies .  Love him .

What’s making your Thursday ?

Wednesday : Version Random

1507126_10153124103563888_2293731715233423636_nLife With Mr D

Mr D’s breakfast slash morning snacks .

Considering this guy didn’t wake up until 10 am , breakfast is used loosely here .  Today’s is a broccoli pancake, some cheerios and apple cinnamon pat a cakes.  He really does love the pancakes.bigboy

Mr D sitting up like a big boy last night with one of his dogs. Can’t believe he’s 7 months old.  He can’t really crawl yet but he is all over the place. He just rolls everywhere. I had to order more foam tiles from Babies R Us this morning , to give him more space.


Everyone probably knows about the Timehop app but I thought the picture I posted last year was funny. Funny but gross.

Stuff on Pinterest That Caught My Eye


I’ve seen a lot of different bloggers talking about how much they love all the earrings Kate Spade has out this year. These ones I came across while Pinning the other day ,  are my fav of the bunch.

doonaI’ve never seen anything like this one . This is another one I came across while Pinning via The carseat actually transforms into a stroller !

I wonder how easy that would actually be with a baby in the carseat sleeping .  You never know.

this recipe for Garlic Butter Spaghetti and Herbs from Pinch of Yum


I love these flurry Airwalk Mocassins. I have a pair in tan but now that I’ve seen the dozens of other color combos , I want another pair .  the red with leopard print fur look cute .

What’s caught your eye around the internet lately ?


Friday : A Day In The Life

4:30 AM – DH ‘s alarm goes off  and Mr D stirs as per usual. I give him his sucky and go downstairs to the kitchen.  I throw his lunch in his lunchbox and fill his coffee thermos while Justice, my male bulldog goes outside .

4;45 AM – Say goodbye to DH for the day as he leaves in the dark to commute downtown. Get back in bed and snuggle between the bulldogs.

8:00 AM – Mr D is jibber jabbering on the monitor and I can see he is rolling around on his belly in his crib.  I go get him and change his bum, locate his suckys that he has thrown from his crib in the night and together we go downstairs.

8:15AM – Get Mr D a bottle and warm up a cup of coffee in the microwave. Let the dogs out .

8:25AM – Feed Mr D the bottle . Let the dogs back in. Feed the dogs.

8;35AM – Mr D rolls around the floor and plays with his toys. I finish my coffee while he plays


8;55AM Put a load of laundry in . Warm up some breakfast for Mr D who devours a pancake while bouncing in his piano

9:00 AM Put Kelly and Michael on while I look at emails and start a blog post. It takes me almost all day to write one in stops and spurts.* note its 7;00 pm when i finished this and i started this , this morning *  Thank god I am not writing a masterpiece and this is just a hobby for a mom on Maternity Leave.

9;30 AM bum change for Mr D. Wipe his face.

10;00AM start a load of dishes in dishwasher . Tidy up the counters from whatever I didn’t clean at dinner. Get Mr D another bottle.

10;30AM Mr D has  a nap and I get another cup of coffee and prep his lunch if I have time.


11;00 AM Mr D is up . We read books

11:30 AM Mr D eats lunch that I have hopefully prepped while he napped.

12:00PM talk to DH On his lunch break

12;30Pm Mr D Takes another nap

12;45PM I browse Amazon in a weak attempt to finish up his Christmas shopping. While reading a blog and having an episode of Roseanne on in the background. I think about what to do next  and decide that I should probably get something to eat while Mr D is asleep and I have more than two minutes to do so.

1;00PM Wash Mr D’s Bottles  while a cheddar and herb bagel from Loblaws Superstore’s bakery toasts in the toaster oven. Lysol the counter tops.


1;10Pm Use some of the organic unsalted butter I got for Mr D on my bagel. Reorganize the dishwasher while my coffee reheats.  Eat the damn bagel.

1;30 PM Deal with the washer and dryer.

145PM Have a shower.

2;15pm Fold laundry.

2;45PM Online nonsense.

3;15 PM Mr D wakes from his monster sized nap. 3 hours !!!

He has been sleeping a lot and longer the past few days. I attribute it to growth spurt or teething . But who knows really. He still eats a tonne so I’m not too concerned by it.

3;30PM After Mr D is changed and had a bottle. Usually has some cheerios and plays in his piano or on his mat with his cars or books. We practice sitting by ourselves. he falls . a lot.

4;30PM Bring Mr D to the kitchen and put him in his bouncer . He usually eats some sort of fruit in his fresh food feeder while I  prep dinner.

5;00PM  Dinner for Mr D . DH usually comes home while Mr D is eating as well.

5;30PM Clean up Mr D . Give him bath . Pjs.


6;15 Pm Bottle for Mr D

7:00 Pm MR D is almost always asleep before 7:00 pm

7;15Pm Finish up whatever is left to prepare for dinner. Clean Mr D’s high chair and trays.

7;45PM Prep Coffee and lunch stuff for DH For next day

8;00 PM sit down and watch a show with DH while eating dinner

9;00 PM still glued to couch. Usually partake in some chocolate.

10;00PM BED!

1;00 AM Mr D wakes. Give him sucky. Go back to sleep.

4;30 AM here we go again ..