I felt like I’d had a good sleep, a dreamless sleep, when I woke at 7:30ish on Saturday, Apr. 11th. I snuggled closer to Bill for a few minutes and could tell that he was still in a semi-sleep state so went about getting up, quietly. By the time I was done in the bathroom and downstairs making my tea, he was also getting up. He’s not a ‘stay in bed for a bit in case I drop back off’ kind of person. He made the bed and joined me downstairs.😉
|Arriving at the Acreage|
|This is one of the small ponds along the drive in|
It was frozen over this morning
|Donna and Gerry's trailer waits for them|
I’d decided to take a walk before the winds increased, which meant bundling up like an eskimo. In my long hoody and long winter coat and toque (which I’m never comfortable in because they never stay over my ears) I was ready to go. Before my walk, Bill suggested we go and check the water and taps at the Acreage, in fact, why not get some water in our bladder? We don’t ‘need’ it yet but we want to keep those lines open during this cold time.
|And the reflections in the big pond|
|Walking back towards home|
Bill was in and out checking a few things and when he came in around 11:30, I’d started our bacon and eggs. I’ve started a grocery list, trying to be reasonable but the fridge and freezer are starting to bare down. Between laundry and grocery shopping, Monday will probably be the day to take care of those necessities. For right now, it was just kind of a hang around day. At one point, before settling at the puzzle again, I bundled up and took a walk down the lane.
|Follow the road to the very far hill and you'll see a black spot|
That's Bill in Black Beauty
It hasn’t got very warm today. +7C/44F but the winds haven’t been as gusty. The sun didn’t take over the sky but made appearances now and then and boy was it ever warm if you were sheltered.
|It was very cold out there|
On my walk this morning, I remembered the reason for not wearing toques in the cold weather. I am constantly pulling it down over my ears and just getting frustrated with it. So, this afternoon I sat in the sun on the couch and crocheted a neck strap for it. Yes, childish, perhaps, but it will work just dandy for me!
|No laughing, my ears will be warm|
Then I worked away at the puzzle and by this time Bill had retreated to the Hangar for an hour or so. He was going to be my guinea pig tonight again for supper as I was going to make a salmon loaf with potatoes in Madame IP. Not really following one particular recipe, I bluffed my way through it. I did warn him though and praised him at the same time for his patience and willingness to try my new creations.
|I got involved in watching a movie with Bill|
Miss Congeniality so the puzzle didn't get finished
So, we were eating supper around 6:30. Even though the loaf didn’t quite replicate a ‘loaf’ and it wasn’t the best meat dish I’ve made, it was ‘okay’ and we will eat the leftovers another night. I had cut potatoes up small and placed them in a liquid in the bottom of the IP. The trivet sat on top with a pot containing the salmon loaf. There are things I know now not to do again, but with a dill sauce, we didn’t mind it at all. I had mashed the potatoes and served corn on the side.
Then, we had some ice cream with my c.c. jelly. Now, that was tasty. When dishes were done, I sat to finish today’s post and then moved over to work on the puzzle. This was a pleasant enough day.
The highlight today was when my daughter called for our weekly chit chat. 😊 It was nice that Chris was home too and we heard some contributions in the background while talking to Bridgette.
|Sometimes our best pictures are a surprise|
I was taking a picture of the 'sheet' of ice in our pond
but I rather like the way the weeds look instead
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