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On Wednesday, Apr. 1st we woke around 7 but dozed off until closer to 7:30 before hauling our butts out of bed. I know the lazy mornings will change when it is warranted but for right now, aaah. I peeked out of the window blind near my head and smiled. Blue sky and sunshine! Good morning!
|And this almost reminds us of Arizona|
Downstairs, Bill sat with his coffee reading blogs. I sat in my chair with my tea and finished the last 4 chapters of The Sixth Man. It was good indeed and the last 15 or so chapters were full of intrigue and suspense. Just the way I like a book to be. When I finished, I hopped in the shower. With that done, I added water and Tide to the kitchen sink.
|First time to have clothes on the line|
and when they were dry, around 2:30, boy
did they smell good
|Still some snow over the hill|
I went out for a walk after Bill had his shower and either before or after that, I sat and caught up on blog comments and posts. Thank you, Maebeme, Deb and Nancy for the tips on fixing my sweater. I haven’t touched it yet, as there have been other things going on. Bill had some toast and jam and I had a bowl of my oatmeal around 9:30 since we were both feeling a bit hungry. We’d have something more substantial later.
|Walking in the front field, I found the second golf ball|
on the property
With the warm sun, I went out with my boots on and double layer jacket to do some more raking. It is hard to stay inside when that sun is so glorious. I almost didn’t recognize the yellow ball. I finished in the corral, up on the hill where I placed the summer and fall plants last year. Under the leaves, they were thriving and now I am very hopeful and will nurture them as much as possible. Bill is not allowed on the hill as he doesn’t know plants from weeds. He admits that openly.
|Working on the hill this afternoon felt good|
|Another angle before raking|
I raked around my flower garden, what a surprise to see some rhubarb popping up, and then over behind the outhouse. The wind had picked up and it was beginning to be a losing battle over the leaves. I left the hefty piles I’d made and put the rake away for the day. I was tired and didn’t want to overdo it. I’d noticed around 1:30 that the mail lady went by just as I returned indoors but she had stopped at our box. First, I made myself a veggie wrap with some cottage cheese and then walked down to check it out.
|This picture is blurred, well, the rhubarb sprout is blurred|
I was excited!
|this is where the sprouts are coming up so I left the leaves|
over them for another week or so
Bill almost at the same time, came inside to make his own sandwich, peanut butter and cheese. The cheese is getting skimpy so it is a good thing there are only a couple of days left of this rationing. 😊 We’ve planned very well and have not been deprived of anything over this past two-week isolation period. The mail wasn’t too exciting, a Home Hardware flyer, but the walk was refreshing and topped me up over my 8,000 steps.
|Looking back as I walked away, the hill is done|
then I worked on this side of the black pip
It was interesting and there were a few things that I was not aware of as far as ‘how’ things are being handled in our long-term care facilities, like Rockwood. It gave me a good feeling to know that normal things, especially for residents like Mom with dementia, are being handled as regular and normally as possible. She wouldn’t be able to understand any of what is going on so that normalcy is priority. Mom has a birthday in April and although I won’t be able to see her, I now know what I can do to get my card to her on the special day.
|This is our second set of chair covers|
We'll buy another set this year if we ever get to Keady Market
I made myself a tea and sat to start my blog post. When Bill came in around 3:30, he was pretty much done working out and about for the day too. I sat in my chair and attempted to start my next book. The Innocent by David Baldacci. Bill read it fairly quickly earlier in March so I knew it would be another show stopper. With the tv on, I couldn’t focus so just stretched back after the first chapter and watched the reruns too.
|Supper was good, Madame IP came through again|
|Custard for dessert, another success|
We did dishes and then just for the fun of it, watched Big Brother Canada’s last episode. We used to watch this reality program years ago until it got a little sickening and we stopped. Today we saw previews for the last episode this season and they were all informed that because of the Covid virus, the show was shutting down, 24 days in. No winner, no more television, just sending them home. It was interesting and scary at the same time, seeing just how much this virus is controlling.
|The sun prepares to set to the west|
|And I love how this tree looks like a spider web|
This was a wonderful day. The spring weather was presented to us on a platter and we made the best of it. We know there is more to come. It didn’t get too warm today, mostly because of the strong winds, only reaching 8C/46F but that sun was something to celebrate.
|Good night from the Ridge!|
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