I woke up on Saturday, Apr. 28th (that is wonderful in itself!) at 7:05. I was in bed last night at 10, I think, and slept really well. I woke with a couple of strange dreams but dropped right off again. Bill was up but there was a teeny little lump under the covers on his side of the bed. I did my leg stretches, which also helps to extend those back muscles I worked yesterday and slipped out of bed. Hard to make the bed with Clemmy still in it, so I just pulled the covers up for now. Bill had already made his coffee and was sitting at his laptop. “Mornin’, sweetie!”
|The dull drive to Walkerton|
After making my tea and dispensing my vitamins, I sat with him and read blog posts. I was interested in a regular commenter on a friend’s posts so checked his profile, leading me to his blog. Mister Ed had an interesting post from last fall that I copied and forwarded to a couple of our friends. It is related to MS sufferers and diet sodas. If you are suffering from the disease or similar afflictions you might want to check it out as well here.
Around 8 Bill had some cereal and then his shower. I wasn’t hungry yet but since we were going to be out for most of the morning, had some yogourt before we left the house at 9. I had a quick ‘bath’ in the sink (so to speak) rather than the shower today so I was equally fresh and Bill allowed me to ride with him. 😊 We knew not to expect anything great in the way of weather today with possible rain or white showers. The fog across the pond and the roadway was incredibly thick first thing leaving a rather spooky feel surrounding the area.
|The Walkerton bridge over the Saugeen River|
is interesting with the fish adorning the rails
I’m so grateful, yet again, that we aren’t still working at a regular day to day job looking forward to the weekends. After having a pretty nice week and then having a Saturday like this would just tick me off! We drove through Durham and Hanover to Walkerton to stop at Brown’s Pharmacy. They are selling the tickets for the Scott Wood’s Fiddle event at St. Paul’s Church. We have put together a group of 6 that want to attend the show with us in June. There is no doubt it will be another great performance and everyone will love it.
From there we turned around and stopped in Hanover to pick up Bill’s Stihl weed eater, all set and ready to work! It just needed a good cleaning out and now Bill knows what to look for next time. We dropped in on Donna and Gerry for about an hour and a half to discuss barbecue recommendations for them, house sales for our niece and The Ridge. We left with much lighter hearts after learning that Gerry has no thoughts of selling the property as long as we wish to use it. It was a concern we’ve harbored all winter. This was great news to us.
|The Saugeen was rushing today again|
Back home, it was just after the noon hour so I warmed up my leftover omelette and Bill made himself a sandwich. I needed a tea so made that and sat with Clemson and my book. Bill was sending an email to a school friend of his so I sat quietly reading so I didn’t disturb him. It is nice when we connect with our friends from our past and we go back and forth with our current statuses.
When Bill joined us in our chairs, he turned the television on and that distracts me enough to close my book. I could go upstairs but I enjoy watching some of the Live PD episodes. I’m sure I dozed with Clemson and there is no doubt that Bill did. He kept waking himself up. It was a very lazy afternoon, the weather being a big deterrent to us getting outside to walk with our Fitbits. So, no exercise today.
|The wind whips our Canada flag from the northeast|
No wonder they only last a season or two
For supper, I put a couple of pork chops in a pan with Shake and Bake for baking in the oven. I made a pasta side dish and our choice of vegetables. Cauliflower for me and corn for Bill. The whole day was kind of low key, as was our meal. We cleaned up dishes and I got into my book some more, still not giving up on Cold Mountain, yet. Bill called his Dad for a chit chat before we settled down for the night. All is well in Stratford so that is great news.
|Today's pond picture|
I hope you’ve had a warmer day than we have. The good news is that this is the last of our cold days for a while. It hasn’t risen above 29F/-1C all afternoon and even though there have been very few white ‘showers’ the winds have hovered between 40-45km at times. Brrr. I was hoping to squeeze a walk in but that isn’t happening tonight, it is too cold.
|And Clemson was happy to get his sweater on today|
Oh, and yes still bundles up with Daddy's sweater
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