We woke up to rain still beating on the roof. It was Good Friday, Apr. 19th . I was reminded last night that I had been remiss in wishing a grandson Happy Birthday yesterday. So, I apologize to young Connor, who turned 14. Connor is the second oldest in a family of 4 boys. Four sports-minded young lads who are all involved in hockey, I might add. I hope you had a wonderful day, Connor!
The rain was to continue all day and
with all businesses closed today, we had already planned to stay home, stay
inside and do whatever our hearts desired. We had our coffee and tea together,
read some blogs and then I made pancakes for breakfast. It was a change up from
bacon and eggs and a welcome one, even though it isn’t the wisest choice for
our round bellies. 😊 We cleaned up dishes and Bill got
the vacuum out to do the floors. I picked up and shook the scatter mats ahead
|Happybelated Birthday, Big Guy!
|This is the kind of day we had around here
|Just a little glue required
|Some of the petals fell off and are behind the couch
|This should make a nice pair of slippers
|Clemson's first trip down the lane this year
|Ring around the mailbox and back
I got Madame I.P. out and spiced up the two thawed bone-in chicken thighs. When she was plugged in on Saute and reading HOT, I browned them in oil for a few minutes. In the meantime, I watched the last of the movie Castaway with Bill and mixed up some cole slaw for our side dish. The chicken cooked for 12 minutes, did a natural release for 10 and we were eating 30 minutes after I started. The chicken thighs were tender and tasty.
During the meal and cleanup afterwards, we watched The Expendables 1, 2 & 3. What can I say? It was an evening for movies and we’d never watched these 3 before. Can’t go too far wrong with Sly Stallone, right? Today was a darn cold day. It was 40F/4.4C when we got up and throughout the day it dropped to 37F/2.7C and stayed there. The rain lasted for most of the day and the winds were jumping all over the place from every which way.
At one point, during a lull in the rain, Clemson and I walked to the end of the lane. His first time and he went as far as the mailbox and turned around and headed back up the lane like a good little boy. He didn’t show any interest in going out on the road and that is a step in the right direction. We came back in from the cold but not after I captured a video of him running ahead of me. I love the way he stops to check on me.
This was a no nonsense, non-scheduled day. Just the kind we like. It was indeed a Good Friday! I hope yours was too.
|Supper was good and I had no doubts
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