Sunday, Mar. 7th was another ‘hanging out’ kind of day. We had nothing on our plate today again. Yay! I’ll likely get out for a walk and also work on my puzzle some more. My kind of day. We brought up our drinks, tea for me and coffee for Bill. He likes a tea only in the mid afternoon if he has it at all. Today is Susan’s birthday so I left a card on the table for her. It brought a chuckle. We're glad she liked it.😊
We dabbled on line a bit and when I went down to make my coffee at 10:30, I made us something to eat. Peameal bacon and eggs with toast. Bill had his on a bun and I had the crust and last piece of bread from the loaf. I’ll have to get some tomorrow for his lunch sandwiches. He’s already got it made for tomorrow. After dishes, I went to work/play on the jigsaw and between then and 2:30, I made amazing progress.
I forced myself to stop then and go for a walk. The sun was gorgeous, a full blue sky. The temperature was funny. It read -3C/27F but feels like +1C/33F. Usually the ‘feels like’ is colder. Wind speed was only 4 mph so I was quite pumped for my walk. W & S were just heading out for a drive at the same time so I texted Bill to let him know that he was alone, in case he was looking for them.
It was a wonderful walk, down Queen St. to the north to the edge of town, east down the back streets and back up towards the centre of town. It was another couple of miles and it felt great to be out in the sun. The wind, although not strong, was still cold so my hood was up again when it was blowing in my face. While I was walking, I called my Aunt Fern, Mom’s older sister, and we chatted for a few minutes.
|Happy to be out in the sunshine|
Back home, I was ticked with myself when I discovered that I had a birthday date wrong in my head and now it wouldn’t make it on time if I sent one Monday. ☹ I was thinking the 19th and it is the 9th. No point in buying one now so I found one online to send off to the birthday girl in an email and hope she is happy enough with the thought. I’m usually better than that with cards, but I guess age and forgetfulness accounts for something. LOL
|So, in true 'rock painting' fashion, I re-hid it|
I brought us each up a cold drink with a few potato chips. I know, snacking in the afternoon is a no-no but we felt like it. I told Bill that I didn’t want to go down to the puzzle because I knew I would finish it if I did. I’d like it to last one more day, Tuesday, so decided to start my post and perhaps another book instead. Supper is planned, in my head and that’s the hardest part!
Beautiful sunshine on the Teeswater River dam
and look on the bank
This gave me joy, seeing some Canada geese Susan's Lily of the Valley (I think) are coming all along our buildiing And a hyacinth? Tulip? No matter, it means spring to me! Along the edge of the walk, Susan leaves carrots
for her frequent visitor, Fearless the Bunny
I saw him at supper but didn't have my camera
At 20 minutes to 6, I went down and cut up some potatoes and garlic and prepped them with olive oil and spices. They went into a pan with 2 large pork sausage links and in the 400 ° oven for 30 minutes. Perfect! I mixed up some cole slaw and we ate the leftover crescent rolls from last night.
|Supper was delicious|
For dessert, Wes and Susan joined us for a piece of her birthday cake. 😊 It was made for her by their Amish friend. It was delish although I’ve now probably had enough sugar to last me a few months!
We all sat at the table for another hour as stories unfolded. It has been a while since we’ve done that. Bill and I did our dishes and soon all 4 of us came upstairs. The evening would be short, since it was already 8 o’clock, so I worked at my blog, downloading pictures from today’s walk. This has been a nice day, the end to a great weekend. I hope yours was just as good.
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