Mrs Baine

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    Welcome to my new blog, I decided that I would change to Posts dated before March 27, 2008 are imported from my old blogger site. I was looking for a blog that is easily navigated around, and simple to update, I love the layout I can have here, with 2 side bars and tabs at the top for different subjects. I currently have an about me tab and a photography tab, Ill be looking to add recipes, and craft ideas shortly, so check back in to see what’s new regularly!
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Dentist… and chicken stew with dumplings.

Posted by MWPA on January 6, 2009

003aSo I had my six monthly dentist check up today  and it seems that one of my teeth is becoming ‘soft’ so they want to fill it! the thought of going to the dentist scares so much-last time I made Will come along with me-this time I went alone-my dental hygienist knows I am terrified and is very nice to me. I have to go back another day for my filling appointment-and Will is coming with me, as the thought of the needles in my gum and drilling and filling, scares me-It probably is just the unknown that makes me nervous, but still-I am not very happy about the idea. My dentist is also talking me into getting my wisdom teeth removed-even though they are not causing me problems, he says that later in life I may get an over crowded jaw. I am still undecided if I will make an appointment soon for the wisdom teeth.

As my appointment was at 9am I decided to go back to bed when I got home, I intended just to sleep for a couple of hours, but some how my couple of hours turned into a full sleep and I re-woke at 2pm. I tidied the kitchen, walked Turk-the neighbors dog and tried to decide what to eat for dinner. I ended up boiling some chicken and then pulling it. ( I find this makes the chicken last more than one meal, as it appears like there is more chicken than there actually is.) I sauteed some onion and carrot in my new cast iron ceramic covered sauce pan, added some chicken stock, potatoes and then the pulled chicken and ended up with chicken soup/stew, using some pre-made refridgerated busicuits that I cut into quaters, I made a quick dumpling and simmered the whole mix until we were ready to eat. When we ate, it was yummy, and just what we needed as the weather was damp and cold today.

And now for the rest of the evening, I have some cleaning and tidying to catch up on, and of course I have to eat the cookie that I just pulled out of the oven!!


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Happy New Year

Posted by MWPA on January 1, 2009


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I am Awake

Posted by MWPA on December 15, 2008

Will came back from Ohio last night, Him and his parents decided to drive down together, the drive was 10 hours which was quicker than expected.  They are staying with us and have our bedroom, while Will and I have the Blow-up, which is big and comfy-except Will put to much air into it and it was as hard as a rock to start with! Although they are hear, Will and I are both working this week, my hours are better than his in a way as I start work later in the day which means we can do stuff in the day. Although today it seems everyone is rather sleepy, and until Will decides to get up I have to stay in the craft room or the kitchen as I don’t want to wake him up!

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If you couldnt vote….

Posted by MWPA on December 14, 2008

Please use a zip code to the local Hampton Roads area, such as 23693, 23666, 23698, 23606


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Please Vote For The Cat Corner

Posted by MWPA on December 14, 2008

The cat Corner is the shelter I volunteer at, and they are entering a competition to win a much needed donation of $10,000. please visit: HERE and fill in the vote form on the right side of the screen!

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The Cat Corner

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Mellow and Christmas

Posted by MWPA on December 12, 2008

It seems Mellow has taken it upon him self to be the protector of the gifts under the tree….All Things Christmas

All Things Christmas

All Things Christmas

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Not Long To Go…..

Posted by MWPA on December 10, 2008

Today is the 10th of December, I have to have all my Christmas presents and cards for people back in England in the postbox by tomorrow, or they may not get to the recipients until after Christmas!  I only started making my Christmas cards last night so I am a little behind. I was not very inspired when it came to it last night, I wanted something with a modern twist that I made my self. I feel that using alot of store brought embellishments and stick ons is cheating so I try to cut out everything I need my self. I think I achieved what I set out to do, all though the first two cards I made ended up being Birthday cards, one for my grandma and one for Sharon who’s birthday is in January. I would normally post my designs on here, but as they have yet to be given, I shall save that for later!

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A Real Photo Shoot

Posted by MWPA on December 8, 2008

Well yesterday I had my first real photo shoot, the objective was to take photographs of two sisters in there military uniform, Army and Air force, so they could give an 8×10 picture to there parents or Christmas.

We went to Newport News Park as the trees provide a beautiful background full of lovely colours, originally we had thought of going on the Air force Base and taking pictures with airplanes as backgrounds but I decided that the planes would be to big and dwarf the sisters.

I took just over 40 pictures, some full length shots and head shots of them together, plus a few of with each sister standing on there own. overall I am pleased with the result, once I have finished editing the photographs I will post them to the Zenfolio website that I have.

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Poor Will

Posted by MWPA on November 25, 2008

I am not sure how many times during the night Will got up to try and clear his chest and throat of nasty cold-but it seemed like a lot, he seems to have caught a Yukky cold which has kept him from going to work today its 1230 and he is still in bed-although that is usual for him when he is not working I don’t normally hear the loud snores and all the tossing and turning he is doing-he is normally a peaceful sleeper.

One of the worst things about Will having a cold is that he likes to use Vick’s Vapor Rub-and I hate the stuff. It just stinks, but if it helps relieves his stuffiness then I cant complain.

I am waiting for him to get up so I can clean the bed sheets-Its my day off and I want to do house work, but right now I am trying to be quiet so I don’t wake him up. I think I will take a shower and wash my hair, then maybe make Quiche-I made one last week and it was delicious, so I will make another today.

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Thanks Giving is nearly here

Posted by MWPA on November 24, 2008

I have decided to make a photo blog-there will be pictures, tips and trick added regularly so be sure to check it out. Click here

Thanksgiving is almost upon us, and more importantly Black Friday. Black Friday is a sale that was originally set up to help stores get out of the red and into the black for the end of the year. Best Buy is expecting people to start lining up on Thursday morning and by the time Friday morning comes the line will be around the whole building (which is big!) I wont be working until the afternoon so I am going to miss all the crazy people storming the store, but I expect it will still be busy. the store is open extra early and extra late which means everyone is going to be working 10 hour shifts.

I was lucky enough that Sunday was one of my days off this week-although I did have to go to a work meeting 7am til 9 i came home after than and went to bed, when Will and i got up we rented some movies and spent the afternoon being lazy, we watched Kung Foo Panda and Hellboy-both movies were enjoyable.

I have to go to work thisafternoon-I am working til close, so I have already had my dinner-chicken soup with dumplings-and I made lots so it will last us a few days. I also made cookie-although I did pvercook it, it still tastes ok.

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