On Thursday, Mar. 11th there is one little boy who turns 2 today. We weren’t able to see Easton William today but we were thinking of him. He is having a small birthday party in another week and a bit so will get our hugs in then. 😊 Bill was off to work at his regular time and I was up, washed, dressed and out the door within 45 minutes.
|Just a few hours old|
|And now he's a much loved big brother at 2 years|
Happy Birthday, Little Man!💓
It is already, or should I say ‘still’, a lovely mild 11C/54F so I’m not missing a beat. The house downstairs was quiet, although I know they were ‘up’, so I left as quietly as I could. Wes came out into the garage as I was putting on my ‘new to me’ white runners from Value Village. No boots today, the sidewalks were bare! Yay! I only wore my hoody with the wind breaker that I wore late summer and spring last year. I was plenty warm too with a light scarf around my neck.
|The snow you see here was completely gone by 3 pm|
I could see that the sun had already made an appearance in the eastern sky but hoped, as I walked, that it didn’t disappear too quickly behind the clouds. We’d heard a mixed forecast, could be lots of rain, could be clouds, could be sun. Typical Ontario forecast. I made my way south down the main street and detoured to the east following my nose onto the back streets. I was taking the right turns as I had a couple of conversations with dog owners.
|Heading south out of town|
|Putting a lot of faith in this sky|
|I was happy to turn onto this street again|
Easton would love this train!
|Meet Chelsea, 12 yr. old little sweetheart|
|The sky to the west wasn't looking too good|
|But the sky over Chelsea's house looked good|
|My trail is part mud and gravel but mostly snow|
|I didn't catch this handsome little guy's name|
about the same size as Clemson
They were friendly and obliged when I asked if I could take pictures of their pooches. Oh, the pang I feel when the little mutts are friendly and come to me. 😊 I extended the walk as much as I could until I felt a drop or two of rain and hastened my step towards home. The sun was losing the battle. By the time I reached the house, I had my hood up but it didn’t amount to much at all and had quit soon after.
|Fnally, the ice is gone from each side of Ptooties|
No worries, I got 2 miles in. Back home, I had my tea and came upstairs to read our friends’ blogs to see what everyone is up to. Some spread across the southern state of Arizona, some in Nevada and others in California make us envious of their surroundings and weather. Others closer to home, Oregon and some in Canadian provinces and/or northern Ontario. The latter are experiencing some of the same weather we are, just earlier or later.
|It was delicious!|
I went downstairs at 11 and the landlords had gone out. On a nice day like this, I didn’t blame them one bit. I made a batch of steel cut oatmeal in Madame IP, it is so easy, and had a small portion for breakfast – oops – lunch. At 11:30 I decided to hop in Ptooties and go for a drive myself. I followed B.C. Rd 3 to Conc. 8 to the corner of B.C. Rd 10 where BizyBee Auctions is located. The auction ended last night with me coming out on top for my 6 items.
|After getting my items from BizyBee, I drove into Elmwood|
my old stomping grounds
|A quick picture of the cemetery|
Daddy used to cut the grass here when we lived in Elmwood
I had no more than a 5-minute wait and loaded the goodies in the car. Some framed pictures, 3 of which where the reason I bid (they come in lots sometimes), a new insulated lunch bag, some piggy banks for the youngest grands (just in time) and an interesting lamp. Since I was that far from home, which is only 20 minutes, I drove north through Elmwood, just for fun. When I saw the ball park, I stopped for pictures. 😊
|Cute, huh? How many of you are singing|
their theme song from The Grinch Stole Christmas?
|From the quick melting, a lot of fields|
looked like this 😞
Back home again, I began making chili for supper. Madame IP was getting used today after a bit of a break again. Once we are back in our Suite, she will get used a lot more. At one point today, I got my little DirtDevil vac out and did our floors. With tonight’s supper prepared, I slipped out to the garage to get the new puzzle sorted from border pieces but I didn’t get much further than that as it was too hot out there to do anything. With a headache in the works, I came up to our room and laid down for half hour.
|You've seen many pictures of the dam before|
But none like this!! 😲
The sun was making more and more appearances so I got up after Bill texted that he would be late tonight and went for another walk. I wore my ‘new’ laundromat jacket this time and since the wind had picked up considerably since this morning, it was perfect. It was another great walk and I met one of the same men I’d met this morning. He started work at the real estate office across the street. We chatted for a few minutes and then I walked across the bridge.
|It is easy to see how dangerous water can be|
My new friend, Michelle, said in the summer you can walk out in this area
|We met this lady on the trail (see how clear the trail is?)|
but her Boxer mix had no intention of walking any further
He wanted to stay and hang out with Ezekial, Michelle's dog
Am I ever glad I came back out today. Well, the pictures speak for themselves. I met a lovely young lady with her Goldie/Shepherd and we ended up walking together along the trail (she calls it the dyke) and chatting the whole time. It was a really nice walk even though both of us had to brace ourselves several times against the strong, really strong wind gusts. My goodness, it was blowing us both around. 😊
|Michelle and Zeke pose for me|
When I came back, I grabbed my book and sunglasses and sat on the front porch bench until the sun lowered itself behind the building across the street. The temperature changed by a couple of degrees and I came inside to wait for my working man. It was 5:30 when he was on his way so I went down to unlock the door. W &/or S must have been outside, the door wasn't closed tight I hoped they’d leave it open when they came in. I stirred the chili and came back upstairs. Bill got home before 6.
|this is one of the waterways at the bridge I always walk across|
|It is hard to tell here but the Saugeen River is only about 3 feet from the bottom of the bridge|
Michelle told me a few years ago it was touching the bottom
Around 6:30, we each heated up a bowl and toasted a couple of slices of bread. It was good. I think each time I make it now, it is different. I didn’t use tomatoes this time, Bill isn’t fond of them so I usually only use them every other batch. This time, I used tomato paste, didn’t have sauce, but it was nice and thick and quite good! There will be leftovers for a couple more nights. We finished the meal with a cupcake.
Upstairs, I worked on my blog and listened to see if they were watching Jeopardy. If not, I’ll stay put and read more of my book. It is good and although a murder mystery, different from other detective stories I’ve read. This was a great day, I took full advantage of the day off and don’t feel that I wasted a minute by just sitting around. And it was all for ‘me’! 😊 Aren’t those types of days wonderful? You know the ones I’m talking about.
|Happy Hour at Ridgeview RV Resort, Bullhead City, Az is our memory today|
Mar. 11, 2017
Nancy & Ken, Oscar & Roland
Molly is stretched out on the patio
|It's obvious that we were all enthralled in a story|
Judy & Lori
|Clemson & Bill|
Looks windy 😂
Thank you for your visit, to complete it.