Saturday, Apr. 29th is
here and I know one young lady in particular who is very happy and excited
about that. My daughter, Bridgette, is boarding a plane today heading for
Hawaii! After moving from one home to another as well as supervising the company
move from London to Guelph, all while keeping her office running, this is a gal
who deserves a fantastic vacation. Aloha, my sweet!
We woke up late, around 7:30 and
actually that felt kind of nice, sleeping in. It was a restless night for both
of us so that explains it. It wasn’t a sunny start today and it certainly wasn’t
a warm one, sitting at only 4C. The sun broke through the clouds before too
long and after reading and our coffee, I bundled up and headed outside.
|Little tiny swallows on a wire|
I was determined to get a start on my
vegetable garden plot. With shovel in gloved hand, I climbed the hill behind
our Suite and tried to see where it would be easiest to dig. Not there, rock,
not there, rock, not over here either. Gol-darnit! I had my heart set on
planting some things. Before I gave up, I moved over to the far southeast
corner near the fence line and where we stop cutting the grass.
The shovel went in so I started
working in a 6’ x 4’ area to outline my plot. Yes, there were some rocks but I
was able to at least make headway. I worked for about 4 hours off and on,
coming in for a corn muffin and then back at it. I was determined to get all
the top grass off before stopping for the day. My back will NOT thank me for my
|Turned out to be the perfect location|
Out of the way of our normal grass cutting area
While I worked away at the soil,
Clemson watched for a while and Bill got out the weed whacker and went around
the fence line. Nice to get a start on that, it will make a huge difference for
his first cut. The Ridge looks better already. I finished torturing myself
around 4 o’clock and went for a walk down the lane and through the field. I
know it helps to stretch my leg and back muscles out before coming inside to
|Took breathers often|
|So did Clemson|
I hopped in the shower before dinner to
prepare for our evening out. We were invited ‘sneakily’ to my sister, Donna’s,
for a surprise gathering for Gerry’s 65th birthday. His actual
birthday is tomorrow but us girls are heading to London for the clothing
exchange, you’ve heard me talk about it. Donna wanted to do this for him
|First digging, without raking|
|First lot of rocks removed|
|Bill weed whacking in the corral|
By 5 we were both feeling hungry so
Bill lit the Weber Q earlier than usual. Instead of the usual salad tonight I
went all out and boiled up a large spud. We don’t have them often but
once in a while it is nice. With the coolness of the day out there, high of 9c,
it was good to have a hot meal tonight. The sausages were mild Italian and very
tasty. After dishes, I downloaded my
pictures from the day and put some of my post together.
|Gabby on her nest|
Can't wait to see the family pictures
We were headed into
Hanover by 7:30 and managed to be the first to arrive. Gerry is so laid back
that he didn’t seem surprised to see us, but then again we drop in a fair bit.
Cathy and Bill, another sister, then Gayle and John arrived and the gig was up. He knew it wasn’t a coincidence. So we all broke into singing Happy Birthday. I can't remember if it was before or after the song when my niece Joanne with Ted and then
|The boys with Gerry|
|Ted and the girls|
It was a fun evening sitting around
shooting the breeze with drinks and munchies. It came to a close around 11:30
and we drove home to the Ridge. By the time we arrived, Gerry was officially a
year older and could reap the extra benefits of a 65 year old! Happy Birthday,
|My sister, Cathy and friend Mike|
|the birthday boy opening his cards|
Calling it a night for obvious
reasons, it was too late to finish my post. I hope you had an enjoyable day as
|The sun disappeared in the clouds at 7:30|
Thank you for reading and I would
love to hear from you.
Looks like you are still having full active days. It would be nicer if the warmer Arizona weather had followed us instead of this weather we are all experiencing.ReplyDelete
Wishing Gerry a Happy Birthday from your extended RV Family.
Looks like Clemson is still taking his supervisory position seriously.
Be Safe and Enjoy!
It's about time.
Love to keep busy but only when we want to! Yes, Clemson certainly knows how to supervise from a comfy position!Delete
Looks like a nice busy productive day you had and to wind it down with a birthday party even better.ReplyDelete
Sometimes life does get in the way of blogging, but life is much more important. Nice posting.
thank you George, love the busy days and posts have no deadline so that is nice. :)Delete
It is hard to believe you got all those rocks out of a 4 x 6 area. You deserved to take "breathers often" and Clemson just looks cute.ReplyDelete
Yes, and I'm sure there are more to come out from the next level. Once it dries up, I'll go at it again with my supervisor watching. :)Delete