Tuesday, Nov. 24th was a day off for me. The day began with a ‘start’. I was sound asleep, in a dream of some sort and I felt something on my cheek. Apparently, I’d slept through the alarm (if it went off), Bill getting up, washed, dressed, the squeaky door as he went down for breakfast and then the same squeaks as he came up to brush his teeth and kiss me goodbye. That was what I felt, his kiss, and I woke quickly, apologizing, which made him chuckle. 😊
He was debating whether to kiss me again or just slip out without waking me. I don’t think that has happened in a very long time. So, after he left at 6:30, of course I couldn’t go back to sleep. Isn’t that always the way? However, I did stay in bed until almost 7:30 when I got up, dressed and went directly out for my walk. I was well bundled and careful not to wake Wes and Susan who were up, but dozing in the front room.
I found a trail to the south of downtown, on the west side of the highway You can see the glass-like ice on small puddles Probably you 4-wheelers recognize these
BUT I've never noticed these little short street signs just for
the trail riders
I love that!
It was a cold -3C/28F feeling like -6C/20F and I was glad I wore my long coat, long johns under my leggings and a hat and long scarf. Only my face, chin actually, got the brunt of the cold. My mini gloves, which are very handy and I have a pair in each coat and jacket, were at the very brink of not quite doing the job this morning so I’ll have to dig out my ‘winter’ bag of woolens. It was a wonderful walk though and I soon warmed up.
The sky was promising sunshine, yay! The trail I was shy about the other day
I first saw this scrambling tree
and then I noticed that it came right through the back shed of this
empty (TG) house
Maybe that's WHY it's empty!
I followed the trail that I bypassed the other day because I’d seen from the main street that it only meandered behind the homes. At the very least, I’d see the backyards of the houses I’d only seen from the front up to now. I’m so glad that I did that, it was short but a great walk. Boy was I surprised, as I kept crossing streets to carry on, when it brought me out up on the hill that leads across the train trestle bridge. 😊
When I saw the apple tree, to my delight I noticed
a black squuirrel eating some leftovers
He was very watchful of me even though i told him I wasn't interested
in his food, just a picture
As you can see, there are lots of apples for him and his friends
I walked along and he scampered from one tree to the next
I'm sure he thought I was after him
In a heartbeat, the day changed to glowing orange
when the sun popped
I turned around and it was a different story behind me,
facing the benefactor
Back home, I had my tea and read our friends’ blogs upstairs. Then I curled up on the bed and finished my book. That was no hardship, it was another good story. Around noon, I had some lunch, pepperettes, cheese and the last cup of the sausage, corn and potato meal we had leftover. When I had the dishes cleaned up, around 1 or so, I slipped on my coat, took my wallet and the mailbox keys and went for another walk.
I headed for the Mill again. I’d picked up some glass ornaments last time but
didn’t have enough for what I wanted them for. It was even nicer out now, not
just in temperature but because the sun had come out. I grabbed my sunglasses
from the car and headed off. I found what I was looking for and also picked up
some free 12” dowels that the owners had set aside. Just 4 dowels, I’m not sure what I’ll
do with them. Before returning home, I stopped at the library for the book I
had on hold and stopped at the post office.
I made my afternoon tea at some point in the afternoon and Madame IP made up a couple breakfasts for me. The steel cut oatmeal I’d planned on making the other day finally got done. The rest of the day was spent with my crocheting, Googling a couple of stitches that Deb D. told me about (thanks Deb!) and then I started a new project. The other one isn’t done but it isn’t as important right now. Bill texted at 4:15 that he was 10 minutes away so I slipped down and unlocked the door.
I'm trying to understand the descriptions of these buildings on my paperwork
This is all part of the Woollen Mill (1885)
and it is currently for sale
The property stretches from back here on Mill Dr. up to Main Street
For supper, I cooked potatoes and ‘ghoulash’ with ground beef on the stove, giving Madame IP a break for the evening. It was good and supper was finished off with a piece of mixed berry crumble pie for dessert. Bill made his lunch after dishes and we met upstairs around 7 where he had his shower.
I returned to the Paisley City Mills/Valentine's Mill/Stark's Mill
These were wall photos of way back when it was up and running
This one is priceless I love the huge old fashioned entry door - unchanged
with a metal lift latch handle
And I love their big wreaths
These are what I was looking for Barn quilt on the barn in town Two very cool different tree trunks
See? We can live in harmony!
Another black squirrel protective of his treat In the Legion window, this looks similar to the poppies
my sisters and I painted at LadyFest a few years ago
Tonight, is tv night, Jeopardy at 7:30, NCIS at 8 for all of us and then they have a movie to watch at 9. I might just stick to crocheting or get into my new book rather than watch one of my own. I’m feeling tired anyway so probably won’t be up late. The winter is long, I’ll stretch them out! 😊
|You don't often see me cooking this way, do you?|
By the time I left the theatre room, the ground was white with new-fallen snow. I hope it doesn’t continue all through the night.
|Just around the corner from our place of residence|
Near the Cenataph, the town displays Christmas
Thank you for stopping in to our world. I’ve enjoyed this day at home and managed to get 4 ¾ miles walked today. No wonder I’m tired.