On Tuesday, Dec. 15th we woke up to a dumping of fresh white snow. Yeuch! As Bill was getting ready, I asked him (from our warm bed) “did we get snow?” It was enough for the snow plow to have gone done the street so I suggested he take Ptooties today. That’s what he did even though I hadn’t prepared her for a drive today. Usually, I would cover the wipers.
him go out the lane and then crawled back into bed for half hour. When I
couldn’t drop off again, I played my Scrabble-Go games on my phone and then got
up closer to 7:30. Lazy bones! I went down for my tea and heard that Wes got a
call to go into work today. Not a nice day to go but he was grateful for the
work all the same.
I knew I
needed to get out for my walk (my own agenda) but also knew that I might need
to push myself to do so. I got dressed and went down at 10:30 for a coffee and
some yogourt to fill the tummy void and Susan and I chatted for half hour or
so. Catching up. 😊 Upstairs, I decided at 12:15 it was
now or never so brushed my teeth and headed down to get bundled.
temperature around -8C/18F early this morning, I wasn’t expecting it to warm up
much by noon hour. And it hadn’t. That -8C was more like -10C in reality. The
sun did make an appearance a few times throughout the afternoon but not while I
was walking. The snow had stopped and that was good anyway. I headed out, not
sure where I was going at first.
|crackers, cheese and pepperoni for lunch
as I rounded the corner to the river walk, I decided to go that way. But wait!
It wasn’t bare like most of the sidewalk so I hurried back and got my ski
poles. 😊 Let’s test these babies out! It was
slippery under the snow and on the hard-packed street down there so they worked
like a charm. Well, don’t I look like a pro now! Ha ha. I took a few pictures
down there with Nancy’s suggestion in mind. A before and after or an after and
before is more like it.
stay out long; it was quite brisk but I enjoyed the 2-mile walk. On the way
back down Queen St. I stopped at the post office to pick up the mail. Nothing
today but it sure is a treat receiving Christmas cards. Yesterday, we got two
making a total of four. Obviously, when we’re in the southwest over Christmas,
we receive our cards in April when we return. Nice but not quite the same, is it?
inside, it takes me as long to get unbundled as it does to get bundled but I am
certainly a lot warmer and can’t wait to get out of the overclothes! Sung and
warm up in our room, I curled up with my book. Oh! I forgot to tell you that I
have closed Exposure midway through the book. It’s one of those that I’m sure
some people would enjoy, but if I’m not hooked completely in the story and find
myself wondering ‘why am I reading this?’ then I don’t waste my time. End of
story. For me.
Across from the camping, a line of little evergreens that I didn't
Must be the snow that makes them pop
No sunshine yet, things are looking pretty wintry
here in Ontari-ari-o
You shouldn't have to stand on your head for this one
I'm looking down at my ski poles and boots
That is the depth of the untouched snow
I’m reading is the one I picked up at the Barn Exchange box. 😊 Yah, that’s what I’ll call it. Margaret Atwood’s The Heart
Goes Last. It is different, interesting, comical in places. So, I’m still
reading it. After a few of the long chapters, at 3:30 I went down for my
afternoon tea and to prepare some meatballs for supper. I’d received a Keto
recipe by email, I get them from Jennifer Banz weekly. Some are worth trying,
many actually and I’ve had successes.
course, I don’t have quite the right ingredients so here I go improvising. I’m
using ground beef rather than ground sausage. So, my fingers are crossed. It
says oven cook but I’m going to try them in Madame IP because I’ve done
meatballs in there before. I’ll use the oven for the Pillsbury crescent rolls
instead. I sliced up some Yukon Gold potatoes since I find them on sale a lot
at Walmart. That would explain why we're eating more spuds right now too.
|The tree is NOW finished
The kids and grandkids ornaments are hanging
finished my tea downstairs while doing all this prep and since there were 24
large meatballs, put 12 in the freezer and 12 in the fridge for tonight’s
supper. No rush, it is early and Bill isn’t home yet. Then I got back into my
book. Yesterday, on my way back from work, I drove around by the Paisley Fire
Hall. It is a volunteer fire department so I wasn’t surprised that no one was
around to answer my knock. Hmm. I wasn’t sure what to do about dropping off our
toy for the drive.
went online and found a Paisley F.D. page on Facebook. We missed the drive
deadline, Fri. Dec. 11th. Crap! So, I sent them a message asking if
they had a suggestion of another one accepting toys. This afternoon, I got a
response and can drop it off tonight at 7. Either at the fire hall or at a
house on Queen St. S. I guess I’m going for a walk after supper. 😊 That’s okay, snowy evenings can be pleasant.
got home later than usual, around 5:30 and at 6 I went down to cook the
meatballs and potatoes. Everything was done at the same time but the meatballs
were a disappointment. I won’t do that recipe again. We ate 8 of them and I’ll
warm the last 4 for lunch one day. I hate throwing anything out that can be
eaten. They weren’t terrible, just not so good. ☹ There are 12 in the freezer that we’ll eat ‘hidden’ in spaghetti sauce.
ate, it was already 7 so Bill drove me to the fire hall rather than have me
walk. What a sweet gesture. I would have been fine with all the lights outside
but it meant crossing a bridge and he knows how dark water freaks me out.
Funny, huh? Well, we all can’t be brave, now can we? A nice volunteer fireman
was waiting in his truck for me so I’m glad I was there on time for him.
the dishes; Bill packed his lunch and we came upstairs. The Voice finale is on
tonight and I wouldn’t mind seeing which judge wins but because we haven’t
followed it most of the season, we haven’t invested any thoughts in the
contestants enough to sit for 2 or 3 hours watching it. In our room, I finished
my blog and then sat on the bed and read my book.
been a fine day. The snow should be done until Saturday and that means clear
sailing (driving) for both of us tomorrow to get to work.
for popping by!