I didn’t feel that I’d had as good a sleep as I normally do. When I woke on Tuesday, Dec. 22nd, Bill was getting ready for work and after he kissed me goodbye and left, I was sure I could drop off again. I seemed to be in that state of 'go back to sleep, stop thinking about things'! 😊 Alas, I didn't seem to solve any world problems while laying there and yes, I'm sure I dropped off in there somewhere.
It was around 7:30 when I got up for my tea. Something about it didn’t sit right with me. I’d fully planned to walk when it was done but I wasn’t feeling great for about an hour. Strange bit of nausea. Luckily, it passed and I went down and had some yogourt and while downstairs, I made a decision on supper. No other major decisions needed to be made today and no obligations to uphold. I was feeling better so dug in the closet for something I'd been meaning to do.
I did some stitching on a fuschia top I’d got from Donna. I love the colour and style so didn’t want to just get rid of it when I wore it a month ago. Bill pointed out the seam under the arm that was ripped. It didn’t take much and I’m sure Donna didn’t know it was there or she never would have offered it to me like that. Or maybe she told me and I'd forgotten.
|Most streets weren't too bad to walk on|
The second thing I wanted to work on is my Davy Crocket hat (for lack of a better name), (minus raccoon tail). I didn’t like the wide ‘fur’ band across my forehead so folded and stitched that. That’s for the really cold days when my ears and whole head needs covering. It isn't pretty but it is warm.
Around 11, I bundled up against the cold wind and went for my walk. The temperature said 2C/35F but with the wind, it felt more like -4C/25F. Today, it was another river walk and I realized that I was almost on the exact same route as yesterday once I got back onto the other streets. I’ll have to plan better next time since I like variety. It’s the spice of life, right? My camera battery died so it meant taking my gloves off for each picture on my phone. I didn’t take many, it was too cold!
|I walked one block of the pathway|
home, I made a coffee and warmed up the last of the pea soup from Saturday.
With a couple of pieces of cheddar cheese, I was quite sated. I curled up on
the bed and read some of my story until my eyes got heavy. Dozes never last
long for me, they are indeed cat naps. My phone chirps or the phone downstairs
rings and unless I put my earplugs in and/or close our door, I’m in and out of sleep. That’s okay
though as at least I’m resting.
And of course the river dam
I had placed a book at the library on Hold last week and although it said ‘available’, I had to wait for it to say ‘ready for pickup’. I must have misunderstood because this is the second ‘hold’ book I’ve requested and I don’t get an email notice. I was sure they told me I would. Nevertheless, I checked on my account on the website and lo and behold they have it ready for me. They close at 6 and are not open tomorrow so I’d better get down there.
Facing the cold wind, which was coming from the northeast, I walked over the bridge to the library. I questioned about getting an email notice and she said ‘yes, that is how we notify you’. I politely informed her that I didn’t get one either time and would hate to miss out on a book that I’d requested. ‘Hmmm, let me check.’ Sure enough they had my email but an ‘s’ was added to gmail.com. She rectified that right away also informing me that starting next week, it would be curbside pickups only. ☹
Back home, I made myself a cup of tea and then proceeded to finish the whipping cream for our pudding. Oh, while I’m there, I may as well make the salmon cakes for supper. I’m not great at these, but I’m persistent if nothing else! Bill is pretty good now, and tries (& usually eats) what I make. I remember when we first got together, he had no hesitation telling me ‘got broccoli in it? No way!’ Ha ha, he has mellowed and I’m grateful for his new-founded patience in my attempts. (PS, no he still doesn't eat broccoli inhabited creations).
I haven’t decided what to have with the cakes but perhaps a salad will suffice. We do have dessert to fill in any remaining gaps. It was near 4 when I came upstairs and my tea was almost cold. Darn, I got busy! Now, to just bide my time until my working man texts me, which he did at 4:45. I went down and unlocked the door for him. We caught up on the day, the short version, and while he napped, I went down and started making a salad.
The salmon cakes were wonderful, I believe that is the first time I’ve had any success with them. We had salad on the side and the chocolate pudding with homemade whipped cream for dessert. 😋
|Black Beauty backing in the laneway|
I came upstairs to work on my blog and Bill made his lunch for his last day of work this year. We watched the London news and the weather for the next few days and it looks like we’ll get dumped on, on Christmas Day. Oh joy. That won't make my day but it won't hinder it either. I'm sure a lot of people will be happy with the white Christmas.
|And an equally tasty dessert (not quite so good for us)|
This was a good day. I accomplished a few things and squeezed a walk in as well. Meeting my goal of 8,000 steps, (3 ½ miles, 5 ½ km) was pretty easy today. I hope you enjoyed your day.
Thank you for stopping in.