Sunday, May 28, 2023

First Ride on Jazz and First Visit with Alexander ♥

The Ridge

On Sunday, May 28th Bill was upby 6:15 and getting ready to go flying. I got up at 7 on time to say goodbye and stayed up. It was a lovely looking morning again and a mild 10C/50F to start the day. After playing some games online, Gibbs and I went for our walk to the corner and beyond a bit. I overdressed and had to slip my jacket off before we returned.

Walking west on North Line, away from our home

All irises are beautiful
They are intricately designed, aren't they?

 I worked on the puzzle for a while, watered my vegetables and came inside to get washed. I had some yogourt and then went back out with Gibbs. Big mistake! We are going visiting after lunch so I made the goof of putting on a bit of body spray. The black flies, or whatever they are now, loved it and made a nice sit, very annoying! We came back indoors and since it was close enough to lunch, I got the bacon and eggs out.

This going to be a challenge
but that's what I like!

The next step in the dandelion oil process
Soak heads in olive oil for 2 weeks
in a sunny window

Bacon was cooked when Mr. “I’ll be home by 12” pulled in the lane. Exactly at noon. 😊 However, it took a bit longer than that to get parked and unhooked from the cargo trailer. I started the eggs at 12:05 and my timing was almost perfect. After lunch, he dozed for 20 minutes and we dressed for a ride on Jazz. My first this season. It’s a perfect day for it and we had someplace special to be!

Two sides of waiting for Daddy

My yard sale purchase on Saturday

We rode to Drayton and then on to Krystal and Matt’s home to visit with our new grandson. Alexander is even tinier than I expected, just because you really forget how small babies are! He was in his Daddy’s arms when we walked in and what a sweet little addition to the family. Of course, we took turns holding him, a picture moment, in between his feeding time. Feeding time which, at 12 days old, is in full control of. 😊

It felt good to be back on Jazz

Krystal and Matt's home
Driving through Drayton


After getting a full tummy,
he sleeps on Momma ♥

Grandma gets her turn

A proud Grandpa

We had a great visit, catching up on their news and sharing ours. This parenting role looks good on them both and we couldn’t be happier for them. We left around 4 and had a nice ride home again. 

A photo album for Alexander
I added a few beginning pictures but left lots
of room for new pictures.

It is about an hour so a perfect length of time for us older folk to be on a two-wheeler. Feeling content at home, we decided on a simple meal of grilled cheese sandwiches. I added a thin slice of tomato to mine for a change. I’ll sure be glad when my home-grown tomatoes are ready! These grocery store ‘imitations’ just don’t taste the same.

The happy Duff family

Bill made his lunch for tomorrow and I worked on this posting. This was an awesome day, a perfect Sunday, consisting of a perfect ride and a visit with a perfect baby boy. I hope your weekend also ended on a good note!

And you are
Good night!

Thank you for stopping in.

Making Short Work of a Saturday

The Ridge

On Saturday, May 27th we all slept in until 6:30. That doesn’t sound like sleeping in to some of you, but at least Bill didn’t have an alarm to get him up at 5:30 and although Gibbs was awake snuggled beside me for half hour, he didn’t bother his Daddy until Bill made the first move. 😊 I wanted to get into town by 7:30 so got up as well and we all prepared for the day. With the clothes sorted, I left at 7:15 for the Mat.

As I pulled out of the lane,
this family with 12 children,
had just crossed the road.
No enhancement here at all, just
a sun directional change. 

Bill left by 8 to go flying. Two loads in the machines and I was cleaning when Donna walked in. She’d told me that she would stop in on her way to FS Co- op to get plants. When I finished work and laundry, I drove to Foodland for milk, bread and a handful of other things we would need over the weekend. I’ll do a big shopping first of the week in Hanover. Then I nipped across the street where Pamela (at the Co-op) helped answer my questions about pot planting.

Gibbs help me hang the clothes by
not going too far from my side

Often, I look at our home and 
realize how grateful I am for my life.
I love what we're making of it together. ♥

This is the story of Parental Obedience.
It looks like: 'Can you bring Mom that flower pot?'
Instead it is: (in a sterner voice) "Bring Mom that pot!" 

My vegetables all done!
I watered after taking this picture and staked my tomatoes
so the pots are actually cleaned up. I'm a messy gardener!

Ha ha, not ‘pot’ planting but which tomatoes would do best planted in pots. 😊 I’m sure I could figure ‘pot’ planting out if I was inclined to do so! I came home with 4 tomato, 6 pepper and 6 spinach plants. All looking nice and healthy. I also bought a 30-litre bag of 3 in 1 soil, as she suggested, with peat moss in the mix. Back home, I hung the laundry with Gibbs’ help and then I got my hands in the dirt with planting. 😉 It feels great to finally settle something that I’ve been wrestling with.

Well, hello Jack!
My Bridget's Bloom are ready to pop all over
the Ridge too. 💘

Bill wasn’t home by 12:30 so Gibbs and I came inside for lunch and then we went out to water the pots. What was next? Well, not much other than filling the hummer feeders and mixing up an extra batch for refills. Then, we rested. It was around 2:30 that my hungry pilot returned home to us. He’d taken snacks so certainly wasn’t starving. 

This is a story of overcrowding.
These hostas in my big garden need to
relocate. Are there any properties available?

He and Gibbs had their snooze and I went out to work on the puzzle. With the border done, we all drove over to the Acreage for Happy Hour with my sisters and their husbands.

Gibbs occasionally remembers his little bed
He's on leash here waiting for Daddy to come up the lane
He is getting 'better' with the car chasing but with the cargo
trailer maneuvering, I'd rather have him restrained.

A plan was made to meet at Country Corner in Durham for supper at 6:30 so we scooted Gibbs home and drove into town. It was quiet and a nice meal at a normal little family restaurant, in a town where many regulars dine. I had a chicken quesadilla in a sun-dried tomato tortilla. That was new to me and it was delicious! Donna and I ordered the same thing and we had no doggie bags tonight. We were hungry!

Gibbs is very social and will sit on anyone who'll
welcome him. It's easier if you close your legs though! 😅
Right hand picture story: "I am a responsible parent, I am a
responsible parent". Woops!

Back home by 8, we brought the clothes in off the line together and Bill went to the Hangar for a bit. I won’t lie, I’m feeling tired so this post will not be done until morning. Instead, I watched a couple of episodes of Mrs. Maisle. It has been an awesome day and I found some tv to stream before bed. 

Now, I'm spoiled and will want a sun-dried tortilla
with every quesadilla!

The temperature reached a lovely 25C/76F with even warmer days ahead. There was hardly a breeze today so kind of perfect. 😉

Out the window of our home,
the sun was ready to drop below the tree line.
Good night!

Thank you for the visit.