On Sunday, May 23rd we started our day at 7 am. It was good to just lounge in bed for the morning. Bill was up with Gibbs at 6:00, little sleepyhead, and brought him up into bed with us after he went out. No, he didn’t really want to settle down but after letting him wander between us and to the bed edges, he finally conked out. 😊 He’ll get used to it, I’m sure, especially once we get him out of the nipping stage.
|A pretty morning|
The day started out really sunny at 7, 8, 9 and then it got cloudy and drizzly. Bill had gone out before the fine mist started and emptied our black tank. The chore that he hates the most. Probably the only one he dislikes at all. Then he cut the grass at the back field, the berm, the corral and our sitting area before coming inside. By then it was quite damp out there but he was happy to have it taken care of.
We had bacon and sausages for lunch and after dishes, he went upstairs for a snooze by himself. Gibbs curled up in his bed downstairs and I sat in my chair with my book. Getting closer to the finish line! I hope to finish it tonight. I’d contacted someone on FB’s Marketplace who was selling rhubarb from their personal patch. We set up the time for an afternoon pick up and while Bill slept, I slipped out.
I found their place along Hwy #6 easily using my gps and was in and out quickly. My, was it ever a big patch and about 3’ tall! He had it all picked for me which I appreciated. After telling him about my unlucky streak with growing it he recommended I give my rhubarb another year and I should see progress.
Bill was up when I got home and was outside in the storage shed. Gibbs was inside looking after things. I joined Bill and we made good progress out there. Mainly, we needed to clean it up, organize and move the table saw stand in there from the new shelter.
We have things to purge, some garbage and things to sell. I took pictures of the latter items and posted them on Kijiji and Facebook. Anything we can get for them helps us and we’ll be happy someone else can use them. Bill had moved out to the front field and finished cutting the grass there. Well, of course, he needed to find a bit of excitement in the process. When he came up half way through and said he needed my help, I thought oh-oh.
Nothing surprises me much anymore when Bill gets on his Cub Cadet. With this new one now, it’s like he can venture just that much farther! 😊 So, with Ptooties backed up and a chain attached to both vehicles, I pulled him out of the muck and the mire down near the pond. Biting my tongue from saying “what the heck were you cutting in there for?”, I left him to it with a grumble but a chuckle at the same time. Boys will be boys.
We had chicken nuggets in Rosy the air fryer with a vegetable on the side. It’s a fast meal and we finished it off with black cherry ice cream. We made a call to Marilynne before dishes as we’d been thinking about our loss from 3 years ago today. We lost Bill’s Dad in 2018 and it is a tough day for all of us but especially her. It’s great to have the good memories and also good to know that he didn’t have to go through this Covid nonsense. We miss you in our physical lives, Dad! 💖
After dishes, we watched the tail end of Pretty Woman, American Idol and then later on caught the episode of The Good Witch. Gibbs had a good time outside with me, following me back and forth from the shed to the lawn. Such a great helper. Now, he’s been sleeping at our feet for a couple of hours. 😉
What a great day, I feel we accomplished a lot. I think Gibbs will agree. 🐕
Thank you for your visit today!