I slept well; it was a warm night. When I woke the odd time through the night, I could hear light rain. Each time. When I woke up at 6 on Wednesday, Oct. 2nd, it wasn’t surprising to hear the patter on the roof again. I thought about texting Bill, as I knew he’d be awake and up but decided to roll over for another few minutes. I had no pressing reason to hop out of bed today. Next thing I heard was my new notification sound telling me that I had a text message.
|Walking with my umbrella worked for a while|
and I remained dry
It’s a little embarrassing but trust me, it isn’t vanity, instead just lovely to hear! A nice sounding man (if I could use Bill’s voice, I would) says after a light sound “Hey there beautiful. You have a text message”. How’s that for something great to wake up to? It was Bill’s message wishing me good morning and telling me he was off to work. So, I can easily pretend the notification sound was him talking. 😊 It was 10 minutes before 7 and so obviously, I had been lulled back to sleep by the rain.
|My dahlias are blooming like crazy|
|Remember the little plant I pulled at the dam last week?|
I hope to plant it tomorrow since the 2nd bloom is ready
It turned out to be a great walk and even though I didn’t go all the way to Turbine Lane, I did keep extending it. 'To the corner and I’ll retreat', or 'to Elvis’s then I’ll turn around', then 'okay, to that puddle up there'. That is as far as I got and the drops grew. The wind also picked up and as I walked facing it, my umbrella did one of those ‘gusty wind umbrella maneuvers’. Luckily, it wasn’t damaged and I only used it when absolutely necessary until I had the wind at my side the rest of the way.
|More dahlias by the Bunky|
Inside, I made my tea and sat reading blog posts to see what our friends are doing. Some I read faithfully and others occasionally but at least I can see where they are and how things are going in their world. When I was just about finished my tea, I turned the furnace on for a burst of heat. It was only 64F inside and I wanted a shower without my teeth chattering ridiculously when I stepped out. I had an hour before my visit to see Mom so relaxed with a coffee.
|Sleeping Beauty - truly|
I stepped out at 11:10 and was glad I’d grabbed my wool wrap. The wind is quite cool up here. Mom was dozing in a chair in the first lounge I came to. Easy to spot her today with her pretty red sweater. It wasn’t an embarrassing pose for her so I snapped a picture before calling out. “Hey, pretty Momma”. She stirred and woke easily but I knew she only recognized me as ‘someone’ she has seen. Later, in her confusion, she indicated that she had never had children. ☹
|I love how we're so co-ordinated|
|Her hair was certainly looking nicer than mine today!|
I drove to Foodland and got a couple of squash and some onions and spices. Oh, and flour. I need to pay closer attention when they check the items through, the spaghetti squash was a ridiculous price and I probably wouldn’t have bought it today. Plus, the flour I chose was $3.99 but now at home, the bill says I was charged $4.99. I know it’s only a buck BUT I stood there for a while debating, and deciding on the one that saved me that dollar! LOL
|Chatting with my friend, Terry, earlier, I said our colours were not too bright yet|
then I drove beyond where I walk and have to eat my words
On the way back through Durham, I noticed Jamie was at the Mat so I stopped in to say hi. I teased him about doing my job but he was actually trying to solve issues. Boy, that place was packed! I’m glad that I go when I do or I’d never be able to complete my tasks. It felt warm in town, like I’d over-dressed, but by the time I got up here on the Ridge, the wind went right through me. It had dropped considerably. 48F/9C.
|When I got home, I was hungry so had a hard boiled egg and all the other|
goodies on this plate
It filled me until supper time
Inside, I made myself a Swiss Miss Hot Chocolate with cream and it worked towards warming me up. The Suite temperature was taking its time doing the job so I turned the b.f. heater on. I’d already dressed in layers and that wasn’t working. I sat and read a few chapters of my book until my eyes got heavy so I put my recliner back and closed them for 20 minutes. Bill called just after 4 and he was doing the same thing in Tavistock. Relaxing after a day of work, with his book. He earned his, me? Not so much.
|I take it back, Terry!|
I watched some NCIS reruns, read some more and skimmed through the guide on the tv. We’ve missed recording 2 premiere episodes of two different programs so I was hoping to find them on a different day and time. No such luck. Darn! At 5:30, I decided to start supper. I cut the pepper squash into 4 pieces and got out a pack of liver. Now that I have onions (bought them today) I’m ready for another taste. As you know, if you've ever cooked liver, it doesn’t take more than 2 or 3 minutes per side so I put the squash in the microwave once I started frying the onions.
|I am enjoying the liver and Bill doesn't have to smell it either!|
Everything was ready at the same time and I sat and enjoyed my meal. It sure looks like a fall (dare I say ‘winter’?) evening out there tonight. The sky is full of gray heavy clouds and there is a chill in the air. 48F feeling like 45F. Brrr. I should have replaced our cotton sheets on the bed with flannel today but I didn’t. Warm jammies will be the answer tonight and I’ll do it tomorrow. Bill will be home tomorrow night so I’ll also have a warm body to cuddle up to instead of just Sergui’s stuffed fur.
The liver was perfect, the squash was a treat and after getting the dishes done, I served up a little dish of Jell-o. Mm-m-m-m. Delicious! The rest of the evening will be a lot like the afternoon. Lazy but that’s okay, it was a great day without the pressure of having to do something. The list can wait, I have a few days left to do those things. I hope you enjoyed this fall day in one way or another. At least, after noon hour, our rain had stopped.
|Does your sky look like this too?|
Good night everyone! Stay warm!
Thank you for your visit.