When Bill’s alarm went off at 5:30 on Tuesday, Oct. 27th, I pretended to myself that I didn’t hear it. 😊 We can fool ourselves of all kinds of things, can’t we? He was done downstairs, after having his cereal, and returning when I heard the door squeak. Maybe we need an oil can. It doesn’t matter, really, all the beautiful old hardwood floors creak when you walk everywhere. One of the things we adore about old century home houses.
Bill saw me stir and said good morning as he came in for a kiss. Gotta start the day right. Another one before he left and I decided that there was no need for me to get up at 6:30. I popped my ear plugs back in and dropped off for another half hour or so. At least! At 7:15 I was ready to greet the day. I didn’t have much planned today other than a walk and a visit to Service Ontario. I can see it from our window so it wouldn't take me long.
Under a sign that says "Dogs must be on a leash" this seasoned little pooch
explored the grass
It was obvious that he lived in the closest house
Dead end street? I'll take it! And along a trail that I walked on, I saw this fenced off area And close up, it looks like a memorial stone Nice that they have a bench for walkers to sit on In someone's back yard, a grave for old vehhicles And in that car lot, these are for you Jim
When I returned from my walk, Susan had her coffee and I had my tea in the front room together. I don’t spend a lot of time with her but I know she likes the company. I’ve been a bit preoccupied so I just let her chatter away about the town and people. 😊 At 10:30 I went to S.O. and then to the post office to check for mail. They have a mailbox so I need to remember to get the key when I leave or the mail clerk won’t give it to me. LOL
|The river was not too far from me|
Bill texted and told me that he was only working until 11:30 and would be home by noon so that was nice. It was raining so the boys got to come home early. Even Wes, who got called in on his ‘day off’, was back around 12:15. At 12:30 Bill and I had tomato soup together downstairs while they were also finishing up their lunch. I get distracted with stuff upstairs so it seems we’re always late eating.
I decided on lasagna for supper so got the ground beef out of the freezer. After lunch dishes, Bill had a snooze and since I’d received the invoice from the funeral home, I wrote a cheque for the meagre balance owing and walked it to the post office for mailing tomorrow. Purple Shield, Mom’s insurance was a huge help in paying for the funeral expenses.
|Take us with you!!!|
Then, I relaxed with my book. So far, it is a much nicer story to read and follow. Around 4, I went downstairs and decided to turn the tv on in the pool room. It is the room next to the garage and it is wonderfully warm. I was watching For the Love of the Game with Kevin (my favourite) Costner when Bill joined me. We decided to watch tv there in the evening if we weren’t into what our hosts were watching.
At 4:30, I started frying up the ground beef and once I added mushrooms and sauce and saw how much was in the pan, I got an idea. I’m not only getting older, I’m getting smarter. Since I cook lasagna in Madame IP, I usually fill the inner pan to the brim. That makes for a very thick but delicious lasagna. Tonight, I decided to split it into two pans, (since I have 2 for the IP). Genius!! I cooked one and, on the side, served up a kale, cabbage and carrot salad.
|These two rivers meet under this bridge|
That's kind of cool!
The second one got sealed up and popped in the freezer. All I have to do another night is put it in the IP and cook it for 30 minutes. It was a delicious meal. Wes and Susan had been out and returned with a pizza which they’d finished by the time we sat down. After dishes, we did some surfing on our laptops upstairs and then went down to watch some of The Voice. My post ‘may’ be delayed until tomorrow so I’ll apologize now just in case. 😊
The evening went quickly and we were ready for bed at 10. Back to work tomorrow and Ptooties gets snow tires. Hate to do it for one winter but it has to be done. As for today, I enjoyed my day off.
I could have put the salad on the plate
but didn't realize that until it was too late
Over the stove in the kitchen, we see the back of this picture
through the opening
From the hallway, the stove light brings the picture to life
I love it!
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