We’re still not barbecuing steak this summer…

Haha…NOPE! We can’t do it BECAUSE that would be just plain MEAN!!

Today marks ONE YEAR that my sweetie has had braces on!!

Yes, it’s a lot more of an ordeal for a 52 year old than a teenager or even a 23 year old ( when James had his braces) And unfortunately it’s gonna take a little while longer than 1 year…sorry hon!

Poor David has had a few challenges with braces poking his cheek and busting brackets. We’ve teased him a bit that he needs a standing appointment each week just to get things fixed after the adjustments. He’s a trooper though.  He LOVES food probably more than I do BUT there is a BIG difference. He’s not adventurous and doesn’t really care for all the “green” that shows up in dished when I cook. He LOVES what I call “junk food” Anything sweet and sugary and not good for you. And he he’s very slim and trim…how is that possible?

BUT with braces this last year he has been good about not eating so much sugary food and of course there are things he just can not eat. Actually, he’ll tell you eating has NOT been “fun” this last year. And he’s lost weight. Poor guy…everyone comments that he’s gotten skinny. haha.

So today is ONE year! ONE down! AND hopefully not too much longer!!!! But I am so proud of you hon that you made it this far!!!

In the meantime…enjoy those soft treats that you enjoy…

There’s plenty of time for BBQ steak…when the braces come off!!

 

May Day

Happy 1st of May!

may day, may day…

I’m just over here having a few issues with my blog trying to decide the best course to take. Just letting you know I may be MIA for awhile…

Enjoy this beautiful new month! Happy May Day!

We’re in this together

Here are just a few ways Nova Scotia is doing it’s part in environmental protection. ( taken from the Government of Nova Scotia website)

We lead all provinces in cutting Greenhouse Gas emissions

In 2009, Nova Scotia released the Greenhouse Gas Emissions Regulations establishing GHG emission caps on the electricity sector. Amendments were also made to the Air Quality Regulations to set tighter limits on Nova Scotia Power Inc., sulphur dioxide and nitrogen oxide emissions for 2015 and 2020. As of 2014, Nova Scotia has already reduced GHG emissions 17% below 1990 levels, the most of any province in Canada, and is on track to reach 24% by 2020. This far surpasses our target of 10% below 1990 levels by 2020.

Nova Scotia is the first province to require efficient LED streetlights

Nova Scotia is the first province or state in North America to make LED streetlights the law. LED lights are expected to use less than half the energy of traditional lights and when combined with reduced maintenance costs, the estimated annual savings could be $18 million. They’ll also reduce greenhouse gas emissions by more than 30,000 tons.

More than 25% of Nova Scotia’s electricity comes from renewables

Nova Scotia’s Renewable Electricity Plan is a program to move Nova Scotia away from carbon-based electricity towards greener, more local sources. The plan set renewable electricity generation targets of 25% by 2015 and 40% by 2020. In 2015, almost 27% of Nova Scotia’s electricity was supplied by renewable energy sources, like wind, tidal, biomass, and hydro, and we are on track to reach 40% by 2020.

Nova Scotia has more wind power in our mix than 8 other provinces

As of September 2016, there was almost 600 MW of installed capacity from wind generation in the province.

Nova Scotians are the leading composters in Canada

Nova Scotians are the leading composters in Canada on a per capita basis (combined curbside and backyard). More than 95% of residents have access to curbside collection, and 48 of 51 municipalities use clear bags to enhance diversion of organics and recyclables from the solid waste stream.

Over 100,000 Nova Scotians have renewable heat in their homes

Nova Scotians are doing their part to reduce their energy consumption and replace more of their energy with sustainable sources. Today, over 100,000 Nova Scotians have heat pumps in their homes. Of those, at least 80,000 use a heat pump as their primary source of heating. Over the last five years, Efficiency Nova Scotia’s work alone has helped roughly 56,000 Nova Scotians reduce their reliance on oil.

We’re in this together, let’s everyone do our part!

A Sunny Saturday

Whoa! What another gorgeous day! It’s sunny and the flowers are blooming. I LOVE SPRING!

Today we enjoyed Easter dinner at Mom & Dad’s. It was so delicious thanks Mom!

David LOVED dessert! ( 3 kinds of pie)

And then this afternoon while David went on the bike, Abby and I relaxed a bit outside. 

 

James has some of his SMU friends visiting and they went hiking.

Ahh…Easter weekend!