Tuesday, June 2, 2020

Slow Moving Day, Temperatures on the Rise

The Ridge
On Tuesday, June 2nd Bill was up on schedule and I stayed put until 7:00. When I got up, I felt a little bit off. Just a tad dizzy so came down and sat in my chair with some water until Bill left at 7:30. He felt my forehead and although a wee bit warm, nothing to worry about. Later, I had a tea and some Shreddies with half a banana and strawberries. That gave me energy enough to get up and take some cards down to the mailbox for today’s pick up. She’d better take these! 

Walking back up the lane, I am always struck by our home on the Ridge
It looked a bit damp out this morning as if it had recently rained but the day slowly cleared up. It was going up to 24C/76F today with a chance of storms tonight. When I came back in, I went upstairs with my blanket to try and sleep a bit more. That was fruitless, as it usually is when you are trying. LOL.  I at least rested and felt better for it. I didn’t want to rush into anything so remained upstairs for close to an hour.

Chippy made the seed bell easier to grip but it was off the
hanger this morning so I put it in the suet feeder
This little chic-a-dee-dee-dee liked that
At 11, I decided to put the tv on and found a cute movie, Eat, Play, Love. It was a bit silly in a couple of spots but it was about dogs (no spoiler here) being adopted among other things so I enjoyed it. Two of the star actors were Lindsay Wagner and Lee Majors so that was fun seeing them in their older years. He was not worth ‘millions’ and she was not ‘bionic’ in any way. 😊

I should have waited until her eyes were open
but it's Lindsay (alias Jamie Somers)

Same here, not a good picture of Lee
When it was over, I made myself another nice lunch plate and had a coffee with it outside at the table. Back inside, I cleaned up the few dishes and then stripped and remade the bed, slipping the duvet and cover under the bed and placing our chenille bedspread over the sheet. We have been discussing getting rid of the heaviness during the summer. Last night, we noticed it warm for sleeping. I will take the sheets and our towels in for washing in the morning.

No pictures of the early part of my day
However, sitting outside after 4, I had a visitor
 I knew I wasn’t going to work in the weeds today so instead after a walk to the corner (the cards were picked up) I painted a few rocks in the cool Bunky. With those done, I sat on the patio with my book. I was waiting to hear that Bill was on his way home and he texted just after 4:30 with that news. 

We had a nice little conversation before she moved on
I was happy that she stopped at the edge down to the pond
as Bill was able to see her too

My surprise visitor today was a turtle, she came right up beside me in my chair and sat there until Bill returned. Cute!

Got my toenails paiinted today, finally
We came inside and I started supper after 6. Pork chop for Bill and a fat chicken leg for me with salad on the side. Tonight, maybe we’ll be opening that new carton of Chapman’s black cherry ice cream. 😊 

This silly red winged blackbird loves this post
so much, he sat here for a few minutes
We received an invite to join my two sisters and their hubbies for supper on Thursday so that will be a nice change. We’ve also made plans for a bbq here on Friday night with our buddies. That will be nice too. A small way of thanking them for just being who they are.

My supper
Bill's supper
Chapman's black cherry - YUMMY!
So, supper for us was consumed by 7 and cleaned up soon after. It was very good. The chops and chicken get cooked together for 10 minutes and NR for 8 minutes. They turned out perfectly. I decided to go for a walk down the lane since my step count was hurting today.  

Two turtle sightings today?
I got lucky!

When I returned, I downloaded my very few pictures and published this post. Not much to say yet I sure manage to ramble.

We know what she is trying to do here in the middle of the laneway
So, we'll leave her alone
It was a quiet, slow moving day for me and yet I still enjoyed it. At 9, the rain and thunder started. Sounds like a gentle rain shower tonight. 

This is a better picture of yesterday's work
maybe tomorrow I can finish the job
Good night!

Thank you for popping in to see what we’re up to.


  1. You are just so blessed to have so many critters close by. Thank you for the pics.

  2. Hope tomorrow is a perkier day for you....maybe a good night's sleep to the sound of a well behaved rain?

    1. Thank you! A good healthy rain sure came and thankfully it wasn't damaging in our area.

  3. Hoping you feel more like your "normal" self tomorrow! I'm sure after that ice cream it will perk you up! It looks yummy! I love the picture of your rig from the bottom of the hill. Dean tells me we have a turtle hanging around at the lot. I haven't seen it yet but hope to one day. I've never seen a turtle laying eggs before but have seen several pictures from bloggers this year of the same thing. You reminded me that I too need to paint my toenails. It is getting too warm to wear shoes all of the time. I won't wear sandals until they are painted.

    1. Thank you! I do. That ice cream got an 'ummm' at almost every mouthful! haha it was so creamy!
      The turtles have disappeared in the long grasses so I was happy to have one visit me and one nesting. :)
      Obviously with our winter in the s/w my toenails are usually painted all year long but our quick return to cold weather made me lose interest and didn't paint them for a while.

  4. Hoping you feel much better today! Dinner looked yummy, dessert even better! I don't think I would have recognized Lee Majors but Lindsay still looks good after all these years! Sounds like a fun Thursday and Friday! Sweet!

    1. Thank you gal, I do indeed. I agree about Lee Majors. If I didn't know itwould drive me crazy trying to figure where i know him from. :)
      Should be a nice lead up to the weekend with friends and family.

  5. Everyone needs a slow day on occasion. I'm hoping you're feeling better today. Take care and stay well!