Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Taking it Slow and Easy, More Sights in Paisley

Paisley, On

When Bill’s alarm went off at 5:30 on Tuesday, Oct. 27th, I pretended to myself that I didn’t hear it. 😊 We can fool ourselves of all kinds of things, can’t we? He was done downstairs, after having his cereal, and returning when I heard the door squeak. Maybe we need an oil can. It doesn’t matter, really, all the beautiful old hardwood floors creak when you walk everywhere. One of the things we adore about old century home houses.

Lo and behold, another bridge

Bill saw me stir and said good morning as he came in for a kiss. Gotta start the day right. Another one before he left and I decided that there was no need for me to get up at 6:30. I popped my ear plugs back in and dropped off for another half hour or so. At least! At 7:15 I was ready to greet the day. I didn’t have much planned today other than a walk and a visit to Service Ontario. I can see it from our window so it wouldn't take me long.

Under a sign that says "Dogs must be on a leash" this seasoned little pooch
explored the grass 
It was obvious that he lived in the closest house

Dead end street? I'll take it!

And along a trail that I walked on, I saw this fenced off area

And close up, it looks like a memorial stone

Nice that they have a bench for walkers to sit on

In someone's back yard, a grave for old vehhicles

And in that car lot, these are for you Jim

When I returned from my walk, Susan had her coffee and I had my tea in the front room together. I don’t spend a lot of time with her but I know she likes the company. I’ve been a bit preoccupied so I just let her chatter away about the town and people. 😊 At 10:30 I went to S.O. and then to the post office to check for mail. They have a mailbox so I need to remember to get the key when I leave or the mail clerk won’t give it to me. LOL

The river was not too far from me

Bill texted and told me that he was only working until 11:30 and would be home by noon so that was nice. It was raining so the boys got to come home early. Even Wes, who got called in on his ‘day off’, was back around 12:15. At 12:30 Bill and I had tomato soup together downstairs while they were also finishing up their lunch. I get distracted with stuff upstairs so it seems we’re always late eating.

This little farm slept on except for the fowl
Ducks? Geese? Not sure

But I do know who's the king of the castle

I decided on lasagna for supper so got the ground beef out of the freezer. After lunch dishes, Bill had a snooze and since I’d received the invoice from the funeral home, I wrote a cheque for the meagre balance owing and walked it to the post office for mailing tomorrow. Purple Shield, Mom’s insurance was a huge help in paying for the funeral expenses.

Take us with you!!!

Then, I relaxed with my book. So far, it is a much nicer story to read and follow. Around 4, I went downstairs and decided to turn the tv on in the pool room. It is the room next to the garage and it is wonderfully warm. I was watching For the Love of the Game with Kevin (my favourite) Costner when Bill joined me. We decided to watch tv there in the evening if we weren’t into what our hosts were watching.

I've tried to get this Paisley sign since day one
Today, I guess I walked to the outskirts of town without
realizing it

At 4:30, I started frying up the ground beef and once I added mushrooms and sauce and saw how much was in the pan, I got an idea. I’m not only getting older, I’m getting smarter. Since I cook lasagna in Madame IP, I usually fill the inner pan to the brim. That makes for a very thick but delicious lasagna. Tonight, I decided to split it into two pans, (since I have 2 for the IP). Genius!! I cooked one and, on the side, served up a kale, cabbage and carrot salad.

These two rivers meet under this bridge
That's kind of cool!

The second one got sealed up and popped in the freezer. All I have to do another night is put it in the IP and cook it for 30 minutes. It was a delicious meal. Wes and Susan had been out and returned with a pizza which they’d finished by the time we sat down. After dishes, we did some surfing on our laptops upstairs and then went down to watch some of The Voice. My post ‘may’ be delayed until tomorrow so I’ll apologize now just in case. 😊

The view out the pool room window

A new place to watch tv
It works better for us than the kitchen

The evening went quickly and we were ready for bed at 10. Back to work tomorrow and Ptooties gets snow tires. Hate to do it for one winter but it has to be done. As for today, I enjoyed my day off.

I could have put the salad on the plate
but didn't realize that until it was too late

Over the stove in the kitchen, we see the back of this picture
 through the opening
From the hallway, the stove light brings the picture to life
I love it!

Good night! 

Thank you for stopping in.


  1. A very busy day off. Glad you found a warm place to spend the Winter.
    Be Safe at work and Enjoy your day.

    It's about time.

    1. Thank you Rick, we'll all be cozy for sure. Still hoping and praying it is just a blip in the life of us full-timers! :)

  2. We always have winter tires on the truck so that is one thing we don't have to worry about this winter. On the other side we are looking for some winter clothes ... the few we have for our Christmas at home are not enough :-(

    1. We've decided not to worry about putting them on B.B. as we'll use Ptooties more in the winter. Now that Bill isn't driving the distance to work each day. :)
      Clothes shopping?? Oh shucks darn!!

  3. I love that picture, it sure comes to life with the light shining through.

    I need to find pans for my IP. Perhaps an on line order will be made.

    God bless.

    1. Me too, about the picture. :)
      I ordered a springform pan and a 7" cake pan plus a rubber sling from Walmart, I think. I'm so pleased with them all.

  4. That would be a nice room to set up a puzzle for winter.

    1. Yes, it would! We (Susan and I) were going to set it up in the garage because it is heated in there but in with the tv, I would be happier! Thanks for the idea!

  5. There's some nice cars in that "lot". I always try to do two dishes in my IP. Sure makes it nice to whip up a meal when you are tired.

    1. I tell you, Nancy, I'm finally getting to be a smarter chef. Like you! :D xo

  6. Nice that you discovered the pool room and tv there! Seems there's people with too many cars in every town! I did see some nice cars in there too! Lasagna looks awesome!

    1. I'd love to poke around that car lot but they could see me up on the trail so didn't dawdle. :) Supper was delicious and leftover for another night plus a new pan in the freezer. Yay!

  7. It's wonderful there are spaces that allow your own space for watching television or reading. You definitely found a good place to stay this winter.

    Take care, stay well!

    1. That was my thought too! I was concerned where we'd sit in there but there are two patio type chairs and the little table that work just fine. for now. :)

  8. I see an interesting building out of the pool room window for you to check out, the one with the tall roof. Hang onto the snow tires, no telling when the border will reopen.

    1. I know! Isn't it cool?! I walked by it my first day down by the river. Not sure what it is so will research that. :)
      Yes, unfortunately, we will be hanging onto them.

  9. Happy you found a good place to watch tv.