It was 5:00, then 5:30, then 6 etc. when I woke up on Friday, Aug. 9th. I didn’t have a good night’s sleep as I was too chilly. If I hadn’t been so lazy, I would have got up and grabbed the afghan on the floor at the bottom of the bed. I knew Bill was appreciating the window at the dresser being open but again, I was too chilly and slovenly to move. My own fault. At 5:30 I put on my flannel pants and crawled back in, snuggling up to my warm body for a heat rush.
|We're hoping for a lovely day today|
We got up just before 7 and I got dressed for a walk. It was a gorgeous blue sky that I was seeing and yet only 53F/12C. Rob and Pat slowed down to say good morning on their way to Walkerton.
|I had company this morning, my shadow went with me|
I wiped off my plastic garbage table find and dug out our camping tablecloth and the clips to hold it in place. This looked much better, hiding the leaf stain spots. The winds are up again today so we still may not get the screen tent put up, darn! We all puttered around doing our own thing. George went into town for a bit, Suzie, Kim and Ken sat outside and then it was time to eat breakfast. I managed to eat my eggs and bacon with Bill this morning.
After dishes, I wrote more on this post and then got washed up to go visit Mom. It would be a short visit, since that is what works best for her these days. And for us, who am I trying to kid? I left at 11 with fingers crossed to have a good visit. I found her in the Garden Room and she truly believed that she was sitting in her own room. That she had planted the growing perennials and succulents. What could I say except to say they were very nice.
|Ron and Loree and of course sweet Freddy arrived|
|Their new little Lance bought from CanAm and orienteered by Bill|
|afternoon happy hour|
|A nice big group|
|Elvis is about to leave the Ridge|
Notice the TCB symbol on his vehicle
|Rob and Pat brought me (us) a beautiful huge Hibiscus!!|
I've never had this perennial
thank you buddies
|A wonderful supper that my sweetie cooked|
At 7:30, I cut the cake and Kim provided the plates so we could celebrate Rob’s 70th birthday. We couldn’t let this annual gathering go by without it even though his birthday was on August 1st. I hadn’t given him a card and I wouldn’t be satisfied until I did, doggonit!
|Happy belated, Rob|
We surprised him and pleased him at the same time. A special birthday is worth celebrating. Heck! Any birthday is worth that! The black clouds had moved out of the way completely by the time we'd all eaten so the evening was perfect.
|So, he slipped in to put his t-shirt on|
|Awesome fire with a chimney|
It put Kim into a trance as fires often do
What a great time! Thank you for taking the time to see what we’re up to!