On Monday, Apr. 6th I was awake early. Like 3 am early with a stupid but scary dream. It felt too close to home as far as things that can go wrong and it brought the point home that even though I may not show it, I am worried about ‘things’. Needless to say, I was happy to wake up so I could shake it free and roll over to sleep again.
|And this is the kind of day we are in for|
|Out the lane|
|Past the pond|
The slight breeze was cold as was the air but by the time I got to the corner, I could feel a difference. By the time, I’d walked to Turbine Lane and past by about 100’, I turned around and unzipped my jacket. I’d worked up enough body heat I guess and the slower pace on the way back was very relaxing. It feels so good to be out on these roads again. I only met 4 vehicles and everyone is friendly, giving me a wave as they passed.
|This is the bush area beside the turbines|
|My favourite picture today|
I took one walk down the lane to see if the mail lady had left us anything and stopped to see how Bill was doing in the Hangar on my way back. Time for a hot cup of tea. I look forward to the days when it is warm enough that I'll want a cold drink instead but that won’t be for a while. We’d eaten sausages and eggs at 10:30 but with my tea I wanted a nibble. Cheese to the rescue with a handful of Flip Over crackers, or whatever they’re called. 😊
|I walked as far as the gravel pit property|
|This area of the west pond is drying up in the front field|
that's a good thing
|While I lazed inside this morning, Bill tried the lawn raker|
around the property
|This is a really nice puzzle to work on|
Back to my book, I curled up in my chair. The heat was off, as with the sun shining in the windows in the morning, it warms it up quickly in here. Usually around 4:30, we turn it back on for the evening.
|a lovely creamy Earl Grey tea|
So, I was quite comfy with a blanket over my knees for the rest of the afternoon. Bill came in at 5 and we discussed supper. He would have barbecued the steak but I’d already Googled how to cook round steak in an IP and was anxious to try it. Bill is open to Madame IP and I trying something new.
|Sauteing the steak and onions|
|Adding the steak back in the pot for cooking|
Onions and beef broth under the trivet
|The potatoes were in the foil on top of the steak|
We each had a dish of custard and then added the supper dishes to the breakfast ones in the dishwasher and turned it on. Bill washed the IP pot by hand and we were finished for the evening. Our suppers are later than normal these days and so is bedtime. Maybe they go hand in hand so we aren’t going to bed with a full stomach. Tonight, will be no exception as Bull is on at 10 pm. I’m confident now that I will still be up. This was another great day in our humble life on the Ridge.
|It is Monday night but it is a Sunday night meal|
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