Sunday, Jan. 3rd, we did it again. Slept in until 8 but why not, eh? We were both up watching movies last night until 11 and then read until 11:30. The rest of my night was filled with dreams. Nancy K, Rose G and my girlfriend from school, Ruth P were all in one of them, 3 people who don't even know each other. LOL The movie that I watched in our room is one of my favourites.
chic flick and it fulfills all the emotions. It’s happy, sad, funny and
aggravating but all that to me = adorable. The Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya
Sisterhood. If you ladies like these things in a movie, watch it. Sandra Bullock,
James Garner, Ellen Burstyn and Maggie Smith from Downton Abbey.
|Walking down Mill Street
lineup in itself almost makes it worth watching, not to mention the eye candy
of Angus Macfadyen and Matthew Settle. I wouldn’t know their names without the
help. 😊 I’m watching my dvd’s in
alphabetical, maybe I’ve said that, but I skipped Dances with Wolves and Déjà
vu because I’ve seen them fairly recently.
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coffee and tea, I had my shower and we read blogs. Bill got into a project on
his laptop, updating maintenance done on our vehicles for the past year. I like
that he keeps track of things like that for his own reference if nothing else.
At 11:30, I fried up eggs and some peameal bacon for brunch. I’ve planned
chicken leg quarters for supper. These were our ‘cheap’ purchase and we hadn’t
had them yet.
go for a walk. The temperature was reading -1C/30F and there was no wind out
there at all. I saw that there could be some precipitation around 2ish, first
snow then rain, so better to get out now. I slipped my tall boots on and then
added my boot grips to the soles since I wouldn’t be taking my ski poles. I had
that bag full of 8 books to drop off at the Book Barn. I hope they all fit!
something about any day I get out for a walk. Even if I have to talk myself
into sometimes, as soon as I start out, I’m refreshed and a burst of energy
overtakes me. It’s a great feeling and perhaps I’m being rewarded for closing
that door behind me. I walked to Mill Street, along the river up towards the
trestle bridge. I could hear voices and then saw that there a few people
followed the trail to the south as far as the red barn and, with some
maneuvering, managed to fit them all in. I used the open barn to try and get a
selfie but for some reason any selfies I tried to get were washed out. I've had to doctor them a bit to give them colour. I
carried on walking on the streets skirting around town and ended back on Water
Street, close to home. It was a great 45 minutes and that was enough for today.
inside, I brought us each a cold drink upstairs and while Bill finished what he
was doing, I stretched out on the bed with my laptop. I started my blog and then
searched for an oven recipe for the chicken for a change. I don’t usually have
the option so today I can take the time and bake them. At one point, Bill went
down to clean the snow off Black Beauty so she would be ready for tomorrow
I did a bit
of crocheting until I had enough of that and then read a couple of chapters of
my book. At 4, I put both away and curled up beside Bill for a 20-minute
siesta. At 4:45 I went down to prep veggies and the chicken. It kind of feels new
to me, having been over 4 years since I’ve used an oven for baking chicken or
meats. LOL Once more, Bill is my guinea pig and he was willing to forego Madame
some red, yellow, orange peppers and onions before covering them in a spice
marinade with honey, lemon juice and olive oil. I’ll just make up a salad on
the side since there is a lot of meat on each portion. Then after popping them
in the oven for 50 minutes, I returned to our room with a timer set on my phone.
With about 15 minutes to go, I went down and cut up salad stuff and when I
tested the chicken at 45 minutes, they were done and smelling wonderful!
text up to Bill with a ‘ready’ message, I got everything out on our plates. I
don’t know why I was worried; everything was delicious. Neither of us cares
much for picking meat off chicken bones but it was cooked perfectly and tasted
good with the spices they recommended. We savoured the last 2 pieces of pecan
pie, lightly warmed in the microwave. Yummy. After dishes, I came upstairs but
Bill had to make his lunch for tomorrow. ☹
to check on something regarding Mom’s estate and once I got that straight in my
head, I finished with my blog. Jeopardy is showing the last 5 episodes starting tomorrow night, the ones that Alex Trebek recorded before his death. I'll have to get in and watch at least a couple of them. This was another wonderful day spent with my sweetie. I’m going to miss having
him around but I’m sure he will be glad to get back to work with the ‘boys’. Ha
for stopping in for a peek. Your comments will always be welcome and