On Wednesday, July 7th the day started out pretty normal. Bill up first with Gibbs and then Gibbs joining me in bed for about 45 minutes. He isn’t the handful that he once was so I was able to drop back off to sleep until it was time for me to get up. That time was 6:45 and when I was washed and dressed, I came down to feed Gibbs his breakfast early. After Bill left, it was just a few minutes later that I pulled out as well.
A quiet laundromat this morning so I quickly got things cleaned up. There was a load of clothes in one dryer and when I checked the time on it, well, let’s put it his way: I was in and out before it even shut off. I was there for 50 minutes. LOL It only takes about 25 minutes max to dry any load so people don’t seem to mind wasting their money at the Mat.
|These are from yesterday|
A regular customer came in as I was finishing up and she told me that she’d just gotten her second jab (Phizer) on Saturday and had one day of discomfort afterwards. That told me the same story we’ve heard with the Moderna shot so we felt better about our choices. I had my tea and an egg, bacon, radishes and cheese. Gibbs went into his crate (not so easily because I made the mistake of saying ‘are you going to look after the house for Mom?’ BEFORE he was in) after a chase plus a couple of treats. I left the house at 10:45.
Bill was meeting me there. This hub in Hanover has been offering non-booked appointments to walk-ins for over a week so when we arrived (with scheduled times) we were surprised that we were all in the same line. Hmpf, that’s weird. However, Bill was already in line and when I got to the end of the line, he told me to get up in line with him. I’m sure I got some pretty snarly looks but he’d asked one of the staff directing us if that was acceptable. Ha ha, I just sprinted up and didn’t look at anyone. 😊
It took an hour from beginning to end but unfortunately, the only vaccine available to us (over 18) was Moderna. What the heck, we shrugged and took it. We could have the same side effects with either one or have none. We’ll just have to see. We said our goodbyes to each other and Bill went back to work and I drove to Walmart. I’d stopped on the way at Dollarama, because I had a few extra minutes, and found some new chew toys for Gibbs but needed some groceries too.
Walmart was busy, as usual, but I was in and out very quickly. Gibbs had been in his crate for 3 hours so I was quick to take him out for his piddle. His ear was wet from the water dish which emphasizes the fact that he has grown and is maybe getting too big for this crate. He drinks a lot so we’re hesitant to take the self-dispensing water dish out but that may be what we’re going to have to do.
He liked his new toys and while he played, I printed off our bloodwork requisitions from the doctor. Now to figure out how we get it done in these Covid times. M wanted me to pop over once more to help him fill in his application for CPP (Canada Pension Plan) like I did for his Old Age Security pension but left it up to me as to when I did that. At 3, I left Gibbs to run free (with everything out of reach) and nipped around the corner. It only took 45 minutes and I was home to a good little boy.
Bill was home just before 5 and after catching up, he dozed, Gibb dozed and I started my blog post. Again, I don’t have many pictures today so this could be boring for many. 😊 For supper, it was something hamburger-ish but I have yet to decide. I’ll have to check some recipes online for something a little different. Okay, zip forward to 6 o’clock and I have a Hamburger casserole in Madame IP. I got the recipe from Donna a while ago and it was a nice quick fix for tonight’s supper.
Supper was great and Bill had his on a warmed bun with ketchup, typical of a ground beef meal. I could have added salt when it was cooking but easily did that on my plate. Yum. Neither of us needed dessert and maybe the last glass of the Merlot in the bottle helped fill me up. It might also dull any ensuing aches from the jab if there were to be any. After dishes, Gibbs got his supper and I took him out. Boy, has it ever cooled off outside! 15C/59F is quite a change from yesterday.
I sat on the step with him and he was quite comfortable. Bill went down to the Hangar for something and when he came back he took a picture of us. Unless it is a poorly photographed selfie, I don’t get any of me with Gibbs. 😊 We came inside and I finished my wine and my blog. This was another great day and we are fully vaccinated. Some may not agree with our decision but we are quite pleased to have them behind us. Who knows what doors it will open for us in our future travels?
Thank you for taking the time to check out our day.