Sunday, May 27, 2018

Early Rising, Much Needed Calm Before the Storm? Heated Days


Bill and I woke pretty much together on Sunday, May 27th at 7. Temperatures were already reading 64F/18C so it didn’t cool down much last night. Well, 10 degrees I guess, which is enough. I slept well again with my first usual wakeup around 5:30. Last night was another late night for us. Around 8 pm we drove over to the Acreage to enjoy a campfire with Donna, Gerry, Mike and one of Mike's daughters, her boyfriend and their pooch, Ava. Another daughter, Emily, left soon after we'd arrived with Mike's granddaughter, Sofia.

Driving to the Acreage, the sky was saying goodnight
Darin, Gerry and Donna (the firestarter)

Ava looked like Clemson, she is part toy poodle and jack russel
So many attributes that Clemson has, she was a joy to watch
Today, I’ve already decided will be a leisurely day for the most part and I am ready for it.
My position for much of the day
The clouds rolled in and they were a blessing to relieve some heat
We had our tea and coffee and read blogs before driving into Durham. The Foodland in town opens its doors every day at 7 am which is unbelievable for a small town but we are grateful. The half and half cream we buy is on sale this week at a great price so we picked some up and then got Ms. Corolla washed at their car wash. We topped up with gas too before driving around to see Rob and Pat, who just got home yesterday from vacation.

Into another Stuart Woods book and it has hooked me immediately
Back home we were surprised to find the morning was almost over and wondered where the time went. I felt pretty exhausted after a few very late nights, remember I’m usually an early to bed person so anything after 10:30 knocks me out. Added to the mix, we believe was the Benadryl caplets we’d taken this morning. Bill been scratching a lot over the last couple of days and the pills help to ease them to some extent. However, they also make you drowsy.

Mrs. Yertle the Turtle has started leaving 'birth' holes
I almost crawled up to bed while Bill made himself some toast with a second coffee and then went out to charge plane batteries. I know I dropped off for about 40 minutes and after I got up and sat outside with my tea, he came back from his cargo trailer looking like I had earlier. His turn for a nap. Clemson was happy, he enjoys afternoon naps with either of us.

She's busy, at least we thought she was!
The rest of the day went pretty much like that. Bill working on his planes, back and forth, and me sitting outside in the shade with my book. I did manage to get my toenails clipped and painted as well as my finger nails. They badly needed attention and I actually sat still enough, long enough so as not to smudge them. Yay! At 5:30, I lit the Weber and wrapped the remaining 2 servings of lasagna in foil.

On the grill mat and on lo to medium, it took about 20 minutes to reheat. I made a salad inside and we shared the last two croissants. It hit the spot and we were all cleaned up before 6:30. I had my shower after sitting outside again in the nice breeze, catching up on today’s post. Not much happening so a short one for you today. 

I was hungry and this went down well
Tomorrow brings a full, tough morning but a relaxing afternoon with family at Carol and Brian’s backyard pool. It will be nice to have everything behind us so we can share in some fun with Dad’s siblings, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

The weather sounds like it is going to be ideal. I hope yours has been a fulfilling day today too, whatever you got into.

Thank you for stopping in. I’d love to hear from you so feel free to leave a note.

9 comments:

  1. Nice to get things taken car of and visit Rob and Pat. Wish I could nap in the afternoons just does not work for me, I just keep plugging along.
    Tomorrow will be another busy day for you guys as well.

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    1. It was a good day even though i didn't do much at all! Sometimes I can nap, others not.
      Getting ready for the day ahead.

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  2. Glad you had an easy going day, it's about time! Always nice to have a campfire too. Our thoughts will be with you and Bill today (hugs too)...

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  3. I guess you didn't go back and read the new comment on yesterday's posting. So, once again, could you please tell us the recipe for the beer margarita's? Many thanks.

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    1. I will reply for Patsy got the recipe from here and Deb

      Beer Margaritas

      Got this recipe from Deb Duchaine
      In Quartzsite Jan 2018
      these are so easy and so very tasty.
      12 oz frozen limeade
      12 oz tequila
      12 oz. beer
      12 oz. soda (7up or sprite etc.)
      salted rim
      No blending, just pour into a container together. Yummy!

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  4. I love the turtle!!! Me too on the margarita recipe!!

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  5. Due to the holiday and other events I'm behind on reading
    your blog. I do want to send you condolences at the loss of your
    Dad. So sorry.
    I also wanted to ask you how do you make your Beer Margaritas?

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    1. Patsy is busy but the beer margaritas and easy hope she does not mind.

      Beer Margaritas

      Got this recipe from Deb Duchaine
      In Quartzsite Han 2018
      these are so easy and so very tasty.
      12 oz frozen limeade
      12 oz tequila
      12 oz. beer
      12 oz. soda (7up or sprite etc.)
      salted rim
      No blending, just pour into a container together. Yummy!

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  6. I have to say I absolutely loved going to this place the other night. The people that work there were trying to create an optimal dinner experience while making your choices their priority. I would definitely recommend these venues in Chicago for any kind of fancy event.

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