Today, Saturday, Apr. 17th, there won’t be much going on around here so I’m imagining that I’m going to a party!! Mom would be turning 95 years old on this day. I’m sad that she isn’t here to hug and kiss and laugh with but I’m also very grateful that she isn’t stuck in a home, not remembering anyone and us not allowed to see her. So, the party is in heaven. Daddy, my brother, Bruce, my Grandparents, many aunts and uncles, a cousin, far too many great friends and of course, Clemson will be in attendance. The last one mentioned will be on Mom’s lapre of that. 😊
Our day started out with Bill driving in to Durham to get a propane tank filled and our water bladder filled at the Aljoe’s residence. Soon, we hope to be able to turn the pump on over at the Acreage for an easier access. Bill had no problems and didn’t get stopped. What a crazy feeling. 😝 It is essential for us so we aren’t worried about those trips. He had some toast before he left and I had a guilt-free cupcake to get us through until we are ready for a late morning brunch.
I sorted the auction clothes into lots according to size to drop off when I do a curb pick up next. Bill has been outside most of the day, securing my clothesline as it has been wobbly for 4 years. I would keep using it as is, but he has wanted to get it fixed for me. He started the fire to burn cardboard and wood pieces but I really felt the chill today so stayed indoors for the most part.
We are looking at a forecast of 11C/53F today but it didn’t start warming up until the heavy fog rolled out. Finally, around 3, the sun was making enough appearances that I braved the outdoors and spread some mulch around a tree and in one of my small flower gardens. That just finished one bag and that was enough for today. I walked down the lane and then sat with my book by the fire until the wind picked up enough to send me inside.
Bill finished his puttering around 4:30 and went inside too. I read a few chapters and then we both dozed in our chairs for a bit. At 6, we cooked supper. Fish and chips tonight and they were both done perfectly. Instead of dessert, we agreed to have a snack later. A favourite of both of ours was potato chips and cheddar so why the heck not?
|Coming back from my walk|
The news gave us a bit of relief when we heard that the Police forces in the surrounding areas will NOT agree to randomly stop drivers or walkers. We still won’t get crazy by going out just to be out, but it takes a pile of stress off our shoulders to know that we won’t be stopped and questioned while we go about our normal ‘essential’ business.
Thank you for your visit today! Good night!