It was 20 minutes before the bewitching hour of 8 am when Bill and I got up on Sunday, Dec. 13th. A nice easy day on the horizon. We went down for our morning tea and coffee and then I put in the first load of laundry. They weren’t very big loads today but we did have a separate load of sheets. Upstairs, I finished my tea and then got the dust mop out to do the floors. Lastly, before I felt I could relax, I brought the upright vacuum cleaner into our room and did a final cleanup.
|My walk was after our lunch but this is the picture I'm starting with|
I don't know if you can tell that it is snowing here but it was
We noticed that there was a skiff of snow outside, on the vehicles mostly, which didn’t matter to us since we weren’t planning on driving anywhere today. At 11:30 we went to get some brunch and decided on grilled cheese sandwiches.
|Mine on rye bread with tomatoes|
|Bill's is a regular grilled cheese|
He adds the tomatoes after, in the form of ketchup
Wes and Susan had the same thought ‘it was a grilled cheese kind of day’. We each had one and then we did something we never do for lunch – we had dessert. The carrot cake needs to be eaten so we each had a piece. We’ll be roly poly come the new year.
|It was good and we were all ready about the same time to eat|
so shared the kitchen table
|Oh my, the forbidden carrot cake|
After dishes, I decided it would be a good time for a walk. It was snowing lightly with winds from the west so I wore my new boots, scarf, hat and long coat. The temperature was only -1C/30F. However, once I got out there, it didn’t feel cold really at all. When the wind was in my face, I agreed with the forecast but other than that, it was beautiful! I had the last 5 Christmas cards (?) to mail and 3 of our books to drop off at the exchange box.
|One of Paisley's pretty homes|
you've seen it before but I just really like it
|Walking up the lane to the trestle train trail|
for some reason, the fence has appeal in the snow with one red
|They've blocked the bridge off to 4-wheelers|
I hope it is only because it would be slippery?
Makes me hesitant to walk on it so I turned around
|It is snow covered today|
I found two books to bring back with me and because I was so warm and comfortable, I carried on beyond the trail taking me further into the back streets. I think I’ve walked them all now, at least once. It was a great walk and when I returned, I still wasn’t ready to come inside so I lifted the wipers on our vehicles and brushed snow and ice off the windshield. That will help a bit in the morning even if we don’t get any more precipitation.
|Heading back towards the book exchange box|
|Lots to choose from depending on your taste|
|I couldn't remember if I'd read this Tami Hoag book|
so brought it anyway
Inside, Bill was working on charging his batteries and when he curled up for his snooze, I resoaked our homemade dryer sheets in Fleecy. I noticed the bed sheets were a little static-y so it was time. Then I sat beside Bill on the bed and crocheted a few more rows. It was 4 o’clock, tea time so we both went down and made one. It is a nice quiet Sunday and I think we’ve deserved the rest. The day will be over soon enough.
Bill sat at his laptop this afternoon and we called our London friends, Kathy and Derrick on Google HangOuts. We had a great visual chat with them, something we've talked about for a few weeks. It was wonderful to catch up and wish them a Merry Christmas.
|I crossed the street (jay-walked actually) to continue on the trail|
|A cute little tree growing into its roots|
|The back side of an old home through the brush|
It doesn't look so impressive in the photo
Bill helped me set up the tv monitor with my laptop, so I could watch a movie tonight on a bigger screen. It was a matter of hooking up the HDMI cable and finding a place to set it. Space is limited but we can make things work to our advantage if we just put our minds to it. At 5:30, my sweetie hopped in the shower and then we went down to make supper. Easy peasy tonight. Baby sausages fried, reheated mashed potatoes and peas and mixed vegetables. No dessert necessary.
|A splash of red again in the wintry photo|
shows the westerly wind blowing our flag
|Took this trail back towards where I'd come from|
but on a different path
|The manure spreader has seen better days|
but I love the wheels of the wagon underneath
Upstairs after dishes, Bill, Wes and Susan had 2 Hallmark movies on their agenda so I came in to finish posting and then I’ll watch The Bucket List on my BIG(er) screen.
|We got my tv hooked up and can tuck it under our table|
when not in use
I’m excited because I can set it up on the table across the room and sit on the bed to watch it. 😊 Thanks to Bill, Patrick and Krystal for making this happen for me. The winter months just improved by a slight margin again.
|My favourite picture of the red splashes|
|This supper plate belongs in a magazine|
and it was delicious!
|And we each had some wine to top it off|
This was a really good day. Slow pace, great walk, time with my guy and some time to myself as well.
|We're kind of missing our home these days|
Look out the windows at that weather!!
Dec. 13, 2017
Good night all!
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