On Sunday, Dec. 6th we had another sleep-in morning. It was almost 8 when I got up and got dressed. First thing was to sort laundry and put a load in before going for my walk. It was a calm day, mostly, although certain areas of the town had me covering my ears from the wind. It was only -2C/28F. I love the peacefulness of the morning though and although through the week it would have been busy at 8:30, on Sunday, Paisley is a sleepy town.
Alternating directions from one walk day to the next, I headed to Mill Street. I wanted to get a picture of the plaque related to the Fisher Mill. I noticed it the other day when I went to the bank, I think. I can’t get over the various names of some of the businesses (past/present) here. My Heritage Walk map calls it The Woolen Mill. It is puzzling to say the least. Nevertheless, today I walked west to the trestle bridge but instead of crossing it today, I turned to the south and followed the trail along the edge of town.
Darn! I wish I’d thought to bring the 3 books we’ve finished for the little red barn book box. Next time, I’ll have to remember unless my b-i-l wants to read the J.A. Jance stories. I followed the trail and avoided the snowy patches. I wore my running shoes today, lighter weight for sure but still managed to keep my feet warm. The bits of snow were hard and more puddles were covered in a sheet of ice than the previous day.
I managed to scoot along the back streets of Victoria and Alma and back up to Queen St., thus reaching my 2-mile mark. Back home, I swapped the load of clothes from washer to dryer and put the 2nd load in before making my tea and heading upstairs. Bill had showered so was at the laptop all fresh, clean and shiny as a bright new penny. 😊 He’ll love that reference, I’m sure. When my tea was finished, I think that was when I had my own shower. Two sweet smelling shiny pennies!
|You're walking on thin ice isn't just a catch phrase|
Someone has walked on this thin ice in reality
We waited until the second load of laundry was almost finished and went down to start brunch. It was 11 but we had our bacon and eggs, knowing it would tie us over until supper. Well, perhaps a little snack in between. Upstairs, I delved into my book and Bill puttered around with his phone, then his radio and receiver for his RC planes. Passing the time in a pleasant way for our afternoon. I would have liked to get back into the crafting in the garage but still need to get my stickers first.
I went down around 3 to mix up a batch of dough for shortbread cookies. I don’t always have success but then I haven’t had a real oven for a while either. So, now that I do, I thought I’d give it a go. I found a good recipe on line, easy and with the ingredients I have on hand. I didn’t want to substitute anything so followed the instructions to a ‘t’. At 3:30, still following the recipe, I was supposed to make two dough balls, wrap them in plastic wrap and put them in the fridge for 2 hours minimum. So, I did.
I texted Bill to see if he wanted anything before I came up and, at his request, made him a cup of tea. I poured the last 2" of my Forty Creek liquor into my glass with ice. Upstairs, I read and he carried on with his hobby stuff and the time passed slowly, which was nice. At 5:30 I went down to warm up our leftovers for supper and when I removed the dough from the fridge it was hard. You can imagine the expletives that came out of my mouth. Well, they didn’t make it out but they sure went through my head! That is a lot of ingredients I’ve used up and this darn well better work!!
I turned towards home and left the beautiful mill
This must be where the Little People live
There were 13 of these covering special trees and bushes
This fat little black squirrel did NOT need any more treats!!
|Another beautiful old home decorated simply|
Anyway, at 7 Bill went in to watch the first of two new Christmas movies tonight with W & S so I came up to our room. I decided to write my blog post and then maybe pop in one of my own movies rather than read. I think.
I’ll let you know tomorrow what I ended up doing. As you can tell, I’m undecided. I’m frustrated so I need to lose myself in something! 😊 This was another nice quiet day and I do believe my sweetie even got a blog of his own posted today. Yay!
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