On Thursday, Feb. 4th, after Bill left, I stayed in bed until about 7:30. When I got up, I made my tea and brought it back upstairs. I completely forgot that last night I was having a hard time opening and posting pictures so my blog didn’t get published. After my tea was done, I was perusing an online auction site for a while and then got dressed for my walk. While walking, I remembered "My blog!!" 😂
The sun had risen around 8 and then soon disappeared in a fog. It looked funny but I know it was from the warm air that was rushing in. It was 16C/3F when Bill left this morning but already it was up to -9C/15F within a couple of hours. I wore my Mad Bomber hat and was grateful for my scarf today. Walking towards the south, down main street, the wind was directly at my face and it was ‘sharp’. A biting cold like pin pricks.
I turned to the west at the gas station onto Inkerman St., left onto Victoria, right onto Balaklava and then across Wellington to my favourite, Mill Dr. I took no trails today but had warmed up considerably by the time I was headed back down Rowe St. to home.
|My favourite, i think|
|There are two people in particular who I know|
will love this picture as much as I do
Pat and Susan
Aren't they adorable?
It was neat to see a horse and buggy waiting in a parking area behind the bank. The faithful horse appeared fidgety waiting but when I spoke, turned his head to look at me. That was my opportunity.
Back home, I went inside and made myself a cup of coffee and chatted with Wes and Susan for a while. Bill texted wondering what happened to my blog today. Woops! I finished it upstairs and it was around 11:30 when I went out to start working on the puzzle. It was coming along pretty quickly and it was enjoyable to sit and putter away at.
For lunch, I was a good girl and fried up a couple of eggs with bacon. It was good but I know I can’t eat that every day. After doing the dishes, I went back to the garage.
I wanted to try one, at least one, of those keto snacks so got out pecans and almonds and heated unsweetened cocoa, Splenda, dark chocolate and vanilla on the stove. When the nuts were all coated, I very ‘unprofessionally’ spread them out on parchment paper on a baking tray and placed them in the freezer. The instructions were to ‘shake the chocolate mixture off each pecan (it was actually for walnuts which I didn’t have) and with a fork set them on the tray. Ha ha, are you kidding me?
|after just a few hours (over 2 days) it is coming|
I have patience for a lot of things, a LOT, but not to spread out 50+ nuts on a sheet. I’m not trying to win any awards in my presentation so I did what I usually do to just get it done. Then, I went back to the garage. Susan and Wes went out for a short bit and when we all came inside, I brought them out of the freezer. Yum, they will make a nice snack.
I just crumpled the wax paper up to break them up and they work just fine! And guess what? They taste the same as if I’d taken an hour to spread them properly. They are now in 2 nice little containers in the fridge for easy snacking. Bill texted around 4 that he was on his way and I thought that was a nice time of day to be finished and went and unlocked the door. I had a little parcel to mail so had walked to the post office earlier. What a lovely day! We reached 2C/36F. Yay!
|Not known for patience or neatness when I bake|
They taste just as good
Paying attention to the weather forecast over the last few days and listening to what my brother is getting in Cold Lake, Alberta, I knew we needed to appreciate this ‘good’ weather now. Cold is a-comin’ and it ain’t going to be pretty. There will be snow starting tonight around midnight in our area and not stopping until around noon on Saturday. Bill, Wes and I don’t know yet what that means for tomorrow’s work plans.
For supper, it was a po-man’s meal. Macaroni and cheese, tube steaks and vegetables. Bill was quite pleased with that and as a bonus, we had lemon meringue pie for dessert. The meringue wasn’t visible after it being in the freezer but it was okay. Unfortunately, the crust was a tad soggy too. Next time, we’ll eat two pies in a row, I guess. We did the dishes and following this week’s protocol, Bill made his lunch before coming up and at 7:30, I went in to watch Jeopardy.
My laptop, pictures arena, and Bill’s phone have been doing some weird things lately. If I am able, this blog will be published tonight. If not, tomorrow sometime. This was a nice relaxing day and I can say that I DID enjoy the ‘spring-like’ day here in Paisley.
|An earlier memory|
Feb. 4, 2019
Bill incarcerated at the
Yuma Territorial Prison
Thank you for your visit.