Friday, March 26, 2021

The Weather Changed, Laundry Done

The Ridge, Priceville, On

On Friday, Mar. 26th, Bill and I slept in late. It was 7:00 when I stirred and looked at the clock. I’m disoriented when I wake up now, trying to picture in the dark where we are. I’m happy to discover we are right where we are supposed to be! It is like when we are travelling south. Our immediate indoor surroundings never change but outside they do. I have to stop and think ‘what will I see when I look out the window?’ many times. šŸ˜Š

This is what our day looked like from beginning to end
An indoor day

Bill didn’t get the call for work today, which he kind of expected, so it was another day for taking care of things around home. Unfortunately, the weather changed as they said it would, and it was much colder and had rained since the wee hours of the morning. I didn’t hear it until I woke up but Bill did. The pitter patter of the calmer rains at 7 kept us dropping off to sleep over and over.

With the wind and rain, I was in no hurry to go to clean the Mat. I sorted laundry and we had our tea and coffee plus a bite to eat before Bill carried the basket out to the car for me. He had the truck loaded with a propane tank and had errands of his own to do in town. It was uneventful at the Mat when I loaded 2 washers and then cleaned. It seemed to take me longer today, not sure why. Maybe I’m just out of practice. šŸ˜Š

And the winds were strong

When I arrived home, Bill had just texted to be sure things were okay. We have our Blue Flame heater hooked up just inside the door and when the winds grew stronger, Bill set up our Infrared heater at the end of the living room. We were keeping it nice and warm and always have blankets for when the chill moves in. We find sitting at our table and laptops that the cool air comes in at our feet so we wear our warm slippers.

We had some lunch, late, since I was late getting home. Bill had a toasted cheese and peanut butter sandwich and I had one of the last bowls of my cheddar broccoli soup. I’ve enjoyed it very much and will make it again. Plus, it’s good for me, right up the paleo/keto alley! Things need to change for me (how many times have I said that?) in my diet. Now that we’re home, I can make a better effort with all ingredients close at hand.

Broccoli cheddar soup for lunch

It was almost tea time so I got a new book out to start and heated up the Keurig. This one was kind of a recommendation from Bridgette on Goodreads. I found it at the Mission Store, The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides. Three chapters went by very quickly but I had to stop to make supper at 6. I was sitting in my chair, watching NCIS reruns and Bill was on his laptop searching for a couple of things on our list. I noticed during commercial my quail ornament in silhouette and smiled. šŸ˜Š

With a blanket, a good heater, a cup of tea and a large tv
I was pretty darn happy this afternoon

For supper, I fried the last 3 homemade burgers and Bill got the Fry Daddy heated up to cook fries. He had his burger in a bun and I just had mine on the plate. They were good no matter how we ate them. 

The quail reminded me of our southwestern travels

I haven’t made dessert, I guess I’ve been too busy so we just took care of dishes and settled in for the evening. Bill couldn’t find one of his movies so who knows what we’ll end up watching. I worked on my blog and then relaxed for the evening.

A combined effort for supper tonight
and it turned out pretty good

Not many pictures today at all, as I wasn’t outside other than going from the Suite to the car, to the Bunky and back again. I picked up the mail on my way back from town so didn’t even walk down the lane. It felt cold and now I’ve turned into a wimp. The rain stopped mid afternoon but the winds from the northwest did not. We were toasty warm inside – together. šŸ˜Š

Mar. 26, 2019
Sitting on Elvis's family front porch
in Tupelo, MS
Good night!

Thank you for your visit today. Your comments are always welcome.


  1. It's good to see you "at home", even if the weather was a bit dreary. After all, there's no place like home!! I love the quail! It took me awhile to find it though. šŸ™‚

    1. Thank you, Cheri. You were too focused looking at the No Frills sign. Ha ha

  2. A good day to stay inside here too. Looks pretty comfortable to me!! Hoping it warms up for you soon. I'm looking forward to pond pictures!!

    1. All in time, Nancy. Ha ha, I'm trying not to get to anxious or expectant (?) for warm weather. (but it can hurry up!)

  3. I love Elvis's front porch swing!! Good memories we have from going there too. :) Love the quail. I'm so happy you are home! I can feel your contentment in your words :)

  4. We noticed that after heading south through the winters that we felt the cold more when we stayed in Ontario.
    Be Safe and Enjoy!

    It's about time.

    1. Bill says he felt it more than I did. Maybe walking and getting out every day helped me. I sure don't want to do it again though! Ha ha.

  5. Yes.....peace and contentment. Welcome home!