On Tuesday, Feb. 23rd it was snowing again. Duh. But the good news is that it is mild with the overnight low only going down to -1C/30F. That’s a far (welcome) cry from -15C! We’ll take it. The snow is expected to stop around 9 and turn to rain this afternoon. It will be slushy but not likely freezing. After Bill left at 6:30, I got up right away. I had a fun day planned.
I got washed and went down to bring up a cup of tea. My blog didn’t get published last night so that was first on the agenda. It didn’t take too long, most of it was written. I bundled up the 2 bags of purged clothing items that I want to donate and then sat at my laptop to check the ongoing auction sit (it closes tomorrow) and catch up on Facebook. I was ready to go by 8:30 and then just bided my time.
It was going up to +5C/41F today so I decided to take the inner lining out of my coat just for today. Walking around in a store for long periods gets too hot. At 8:50, I went down to clear Ptooties off and headed out the lane at 9. I was meeting Donna and Gayle at Value Village in Owen Sound before 10 o’clock opening. I was prepared for slushy, snowy roads and gave myself some leeway.
It wasn’t the best drive; the roads were track bare of snow on the opposite side that I was travelling on (of course) and snow covered in my lane. I took my time, at 80 kmph, and others were doing the same, making it an easy drive for the most part. No one riding up behind me too closely. I hate that! I arrived at Value Village before Donna but only by a couple of minutes. We stood in line outside until the store doors opened at 10.
We each take our own cart and set off in our own direction, occasionally meeting up around the store and compare, question or just chit chat about something. By 11:30, we were ready to check out and met at the parking lot, eventually. They followed me to The Mission Store, just down the street, where I parked Ptooties. This store doesn’t open until 12 noon so I hopped in Donna’s car and she drove us a couple of blocks down to the Bakery Restaurant. I can’t remember the name.
|We had fun shopping at 30% off|
We enjoy this place; it is only my second time but they’ve frequented more often. We all ordered the special Quiche with a soup. It came with a buttered roll and it all tasted wonderful. A cup of tea topped it off quite nicely and we took our time eating and chatting about various things. I don’t know what time it was when we paid our bills and left for The Mission Store but we weren’t rushed by any means.
|I forgot to get a picture of my lunch|
so one of us sisters will have to do
Donna, Gayle, Patsy
We shopped there until 2:30 when we cashed out and went our separate ways to home. I was in the laneway in Paisley around 3 pm. I had lots of bags to unload with a variety of things and am very pleased with my purchases. Once everything was put away, I sat at my laptop and read some blogs. It was almost 4:30 when I went down for my tea and unlocked the door for Bill. He was on his way home.
Upstairs I crawled up on the bed with my book and waited for him. We chatted about our days and then he called our friend, Nancy, out in the warmer state of Arizona. It was wonderful to hear her voice and wish her good luck in her new endeavour. Since I’d eaten a lot a noon, I asked Bill what he wanted for supper. A simple choice of brown beans on toast made it easy and I had a 1 tortilla quesadilla.
|this was good with ham, pepperoni, cheese, sour cream|
and home made salsa (thank you Billy and Stacy)
Another piece of cheesecake for dessert filled us both. After dishes, we came upstairs and Bill hopped in the shower while I worked on my post. Jeopardy was on again at 7:30 but NCIS was a rerun AGAIN! Good grief, what is going on with that show? We stayed in our room for the evening and I fervently hoped that the forecasted snowfall for around our area stayed away. The daytime temps reached 4C/41F. Nice! I’d like to get to Durham for my jobs in the morning.
Thank you for your visit today. Nice to ‘see’ you!