On Thursday, Apr. 29th it was a very calm dull looking day. The whole area looked quenched from rains. I don’t know how much precipitation fell overnight, I was sleeping and didn’t hear a thing. I did wake up a few times but easily dropped off again until we got up this morning. Bill was off to work at 7 and I was downstairs to give my ‘Easy Rider’ a hug before he left.
Now that the news is out, I can write about it. A few family and friends around here knew but we have bit our tongues so as not to jinx anything. We are both just tickled PINK with our new toy, as Bill calls it. Chris was sad to say goodbye to his beautiful bike, he has had ‘her’ for 20 years, giving it the new paint job and special features. He looked after it and so will Bill. At least they will see it again, since family bought it. I have a feeling today just isn't going to be as fun as yesterday was! 😏
I’m anxious for that first ride even though I’m sure I’ll have a chilly one because I’m not willing to wait for a hot day! Today, I had nothing on my plate other than baking a bit for some ‘allowed’ desserts. I need more groceries (tomorrow) before I can make certain things but I have Jell-o in the fridge and custard now in Madame IP. The ice cream is delicious too but I need to stock up on 35% cream so I can make a bigger batch. 😊 I haven’t tasted the strawberry yet.
|3 ingredient peanut butter cookies|
I had my tea and went online to an open auction at Rockford. Oh my, some very cool things there! I put quite a few on my ‘watch’ list and even bid on a few items. That was 33 pages of fun! Who was it looking for cups and saucers?? All kinds of the tea cup variety. It is a damp day and not expected to change all day so I’m sure I’ll get my book finished and I can sit indoors and watch nature.
The geese are active, Father Goose chasing unwanted geese from the nesting Mother. I had some crusts of bread so broke those up and tossed them to the grass out front. It didn’t take long for the blackbirds and Jays to clean them up. If I ate more bread, I would eat them myself. I love a toasted crust w/peanut butter but this way the birds get the treats. According to my tracking #, I should receive a couple of UPS shipments between today and tomorrow so I’m anxiously watching for those.
It was shortly after 12 noon that I had some lunch, corned beef, salmon, brie cheese, cucumbers with peanut butter and a clementine. Surprisingly filling and should tie me over until my afternoon creamy tea. My custard was long ago done so it was cooling. With the countertop free, I made some peanut butter cookies. Keto, of course, but another new recipe with only 3 ingredients. This will be interesting. 😊
I walked out to the Bunky and brought in my motorcycle helmet and pulled our goggles and my chaps out of the cupboard. Along with my new jacket. Yes, remember the purchases I touched on over the winter? This is what we were doing. Ordering and buying motorcycle gear since we’d sold everything we had 9 years ago. We couldn’t hang onto things that might only be a dream. We got good money for our leather jackets, chaps, helmets and my boots.
to try things on. The chaps I got at the Mission Store auction a few weeks ago
and I’m pleased that they fit better now than they did when I bought them. No,
I haven’t lost any weight, I just didn’t have them on properly!! Sounds funny
but I had them twisted so they felt tight on my legs. Duh, I’ve been blonde for
too long! Anyway, I’m pleased with everything. Most of the cookies were in the
oven with a few left to roll and bake.
The turbines weren't moving at all today
It is almost 1:30 and I haven’t sat with my book once! If the mail lady stops, I’ll walk to the mail box but otherwise, I’ll sit tight inside where it is dry. The air looks a bit misty although a moderate 9C/50F. I’m sure glad yesterday was the day we picked to bring the Yamaha home. I wonder if she will get a name too? The last batch of cookies was finished by 2:30 and that was when I perched myself into my chair. We haven’t had much rain at all, even the fine mist seems to have dissipated.
That all changed by 4 pm it started heavier. I had walked to check the mail box and the temperature felt considerably cooler. It’s the dampness that we feel on this kind of day. Whether it rains or not, it is in the air. Bill was home by 4:30 and I started supper shortly after 5. It was another one of those ‘what to do with ground beef’ meals. Bill calls them ‘pussy muck’ and when I told him that’s what we were having, he said ‘good, we haven’t that for a while!’ 😊 Funny guy.
|These are at the other end and aren't bothered by |
them at all
I threw ground beef, onions, garlic and spices in Madame IP. Then I added marinara sauce, cheese, beef broth and elbow macaroni. It took no time at all to cook and it was ready. I cooked vegetables on the stove for me and warmed up the leftover brown beans for Bill. He loved it and had 2 helpings. I’d made some dessert but we didn’t really need anything. I did, however, offer Bill a couple of homemade peanut butter cookies. They’re quite good but without flour, they don’t hold together too well, so I keep them in the fridge.
After dishes, we finished watching the news and settled in for the night. I have a busy day tomorrow so wanted to finish this post tonight. I hope this finds you well and that you enjoyed your day. I have to admit that it was a good one here too. No UPS delivery, so hopefully 2 tomorrow.
A memory of our first spring home and my plans for
a vegetable garden takes 'shape'
Apr. 29, 2017
Same day, I had a little Supervisor
watching my every move
Gosh, I miss this little guy and the way he'd sit with me in the sun
Good night, everyone!
Thank you for your visit.