What a night (er, morning) it was on Friday, Dec. 15th. I slept well when I slept but woke when Bill crawled in at 12 midnight. I’d been sleeping for an hour. Then at 3:40 our little piddle bum decided he needed to go out. We both woke to the sound of his familiar body shake and jump off the bed. Bill took him out, wondering why some nights and not others?
|Strap yourself in, we're going 4-wheelin'|
I couldn’t drop back off to sleep after that. Bill had no problem as I heard the muffled sound of his heavy breathing. I finally must have dropped off a few times and I woke again at 7:30. I wonder if it was my tea that did that? I thought it was early enough that it wouldn’t.
I should have immediately got dressed to go for a walk but I didn’t even though I was surprised to see it was a calm, mild 53F. Instead, I made my tea and set Bill’s coffee ready to brew for when he rose a few minutes later. I remembered it was garbage day in the neighbourhood so added ours to the bag George had started and walked it and the recycle bins to the street.
|This was the Magnificent house of the Day|
|And looking back, all of that white concrete to the left of the picture is|
still the same place
|My boys coming up the laneway|
On the way home, we drove the back way, down London Bridge Road past our park to the post office there. We had a very important piece of mail to send off. While driving that route, we noticed a couple of guys in a pick up truck putting up signs that said “Drive-In Lighted Nativity” tonight 5:30 to 9:30. Hmmm, sounds interesting.
I had a banana and some cottage cheese when we got home and then we took Clemson for a ride on the 4-wheeler. I know Bill still has an itch to get out on some trails but today, he favoured me and we stuck to all back streets looking at the beautiful homes. One in particular caught our eye, which made us go ‘omg’. I took pictures of it and then on the way back Bill stopped so I could peruse a garage sale.
When we got back, the boys were tired out so I caught up on here and went out to work on my puzzle. We are heading out again but not until after 3. It’s a gorgeous day at 63F, full sun and no wind at all. This is indeed why we are here. At 2:30 I had finished my puzzle and was quite warm. No wonder, the temperature had risen to 68F while I was out there.
|Tocopah was decorated today|
|The water and air was so calm today on the ferry|
|Playing 45 cents a shot and my winnings are in the middle|
I started with $20
|First time is a charm - at least for me it was!|
My Chicken Cordon Bleu was different than what it is at home but it was still very good. I started with Clam Chowder as my appetizer but still managed to eat it all.
|even the string beans were delicious!|
|I love the colours in this picture|
|Coming back on the ferry at night|
Even the donkey, lambs and camel were real!
|I apologize for the poor quality of the picture|
The performers deserved better
|These were beautiful human angels singing|
|And Joseph, Mary and baby Jesus|