Saturday, April 24, 2021

I Spy: Week 16

In some ways this has been a really hard week (Covid restrictions, allergies, being out of work again) and in other ways this has been an amazing week. I found it easy to find pictures for the photo prompts for this week of Lysha's I Spy Photo Challenge. You can find the other participants at Lysha's blog here.

Let's Play iSpy 2021

{Kitchen Sink}

I can't show our "kitchen sink" without showing its two sides -- on the left, dirty dishes waiting to be washed; on the right, clean dishes waiting to be put away. We don't have a dishwasher so it's almost always got dishes surrounding it.


I was thrilled to be able to finally plant my pansies and ranunculus in our window boxes yesterday. We had snow earlier this week (ugh) so I had to wait awhile. I'm excited to see how they change as spring progresses. 


Well things are finally starting to look "up" around here. On Sunday our province announced that my age group was eligible for the vaccine, on Monday I was able to make an appointment, and yesterday I GOT VACCINATED!!!!!!!!! (Also, thank you to the kind pharmacist who "faked" giving me the vaccine solely so I could get a picture. She was beyond kind, and not just because of that!) 


I was cooking and baking a "mixed" bag of food one morning this week -- boiling potatoes and eggs for potato salad and baking muffins and making lemonade with leftover freshly squeezed lemon juice. 

{Your Choice}

Those of you who have read around here for awhile will remember that our family loves having our own individual hand soaps in the bathroom. During Covid, we ran out and had to use regular soap for a year. About a month ago, while Rachel had dance, the rest of us went to the mall to run a few errands and we randomly decided to visit our favourite soap store again. It's such a small thing, but it's made me smile to see our soaps again. To me, it's another very small sign that things might slowly be returning to normal. 


  1. I love all your soaps! How fun that all you all have your own. I like to buy new scents for the various seasons but have to keep some plain ones nearby for my two boys that have eczema on their hands.

  2. The flowers in your windowbox are beautiful :)

  3. I love your little story about the soaps, and those muffins look delish.

  4. I have some white pansies that are doing really well right now. :)

  5. YAY for being vaccinated!!!!!!!!!! Love that each of you has a hand soap - so fun!!

  6. I'm doing I Spy this week, yay! The soap story is so sweet, and I love the flowers!!

  7. I like your flowers. I haven't been out to the garden centre yet, but maybe this weekend will be the right time.

  8. Congrats on being vaccinated- yeah!!!! Love the flowers and the hand soaps- two of my passions :)

  9. I love the individual soaps! What a great idea. I need that lemonade and those muffins. My sink always has either dirty or clean dishes next to it as well. I love the color combos of your kitchen, especially your countertops.

  10. Great pictures! Love the flower box and the muffins look delicious!
    Ellibelle's Corner

  11. ALL HAIL SCIENCE! Congrats on your vaccine! We will beat this pandemic down one jab at a time!

  12. So excited you got your vaccine. Love your workflow for the sink. Your flower pic with the window is gorgeous.


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