It was a mildish morning when we woke up on Sunday, Oct. 31st. It was Hallowe’en and, on this day, I hoped for two things. One that it was a non-white precipitation day for us and the other that it would be a decent evening for the trick or treaters. I hate to see the little ones, especially, having their fun Hallowe’en spoiled by the weather. I knew I wouldn’t get a blog started let alone finished. We were busy from beginning to its finality.
|It was a dark morning drive to start|
I was up at 7:15 and out the door to clean the Mat for the last time within 15 minutes. I wanted to do a good job, (oh darn! I just remembered I was going to use the broom to dust the upper cobwebs!) making sure all things got done plus the big dryer lint. It wasn’t busy when I arrived but by the time I left there were 5 vehicles, customers with at least 2 washers each, in the parking lot. Good for Jamie!
|The drive to Guelph was uneventful|
When I left there, I had no other stops so scooted home. Bill and I left Gibbs in charge and by 9:30 we were heading out to Guelph Costco. The list was long and before we left, a sizeable donation had been paid. 😊 Oh well, it stocked us up and we only missed 3 items of which they didn’t have today. After putting groceries away, since it was 1:30 by then, we just had a nibble to tie us over until supper. I’d had yogourt before work and Bill had some toast while I was gone.
|Even though we left a lot of cash here,|
it isn't our bank of choice!
|The sky began clearing up nicely|
Donna and Gerry had invited us, Gayle and John (the other winter travellers), and Cathy and Bill, our oldest sister, to a lasagna supper. We love this pasta meal and if I don’t have to prepare it, all the better! We got to Hanover shortly after 3 and stopped at Walmart to pick up a pair of black shoes for Bill. They had no choices but luckily the one style they had was suitable for a wedding and at a great price. Like his new suit he won’t be wearing these much.
|Still some pretty fall colours but|
they are far and few between as the dresses come off
|On our way home from Guelph,|
we scooted through Alma to check out the
community centre for Saturday night parking
It was 3:45 when we pulled into their driveway and once G & J arrived we gathered at her dining table and were eating shortly after 5:30. Delicious! I shouldn’t have had such a large piece of her apple pudding for dessert, nor the scoop of ice cream but it was tasty and I wasn’t uncomfortable at least. 😊
|I like the way the water tower in Mount Forest|
seems to sit at the end of the street
We enjoyed the evening until 7:30 or so when Bill and I packed up to leave. We thanked Donna and Gerry for the lovely thought and offer to host a ‘Farewell to the Snowbirds’ dinner. ♥ Gibbs had been quite excitable with all the company but it is to be expected for a puppy. I don’t regret for a second having a puppy in our lives but I do admit that it is sometimes tiring when in the presence of others.
|We walked a bit before going to supper|
Trying to tire someone out
|I didn't give anyone a warning for the picture|
so I apologize to Cathy - no matter,
she's still my pretty sister while eating!♥
|The meal was delicious|
Pea soup, lasagna, caesar salad and garlic toast
|apple pudding and butterscotch ice cream |
When we arrived home, we watched a bit of tv and when I kept falling asleep in my chair, at 9, Bill prompted me to go to bed. That is just too early BUT I didn’t argue and Gibbs and I disappeared upstairs. I know I was asleep in no time. Perhaps the Beer Margaritas had something to do with that too! 😊 It was a wonderful busy day and with only a few days left here at the Ridge, we seem to have something going on for each one.
|Gibbs likes the taste of Gerry's beer|
licking the tops of the bottles
|Woops! caught in the act!|
Thank you for your patience with today’s post and for stopping by. I hope you had a fun Hallowe’en.
PS – Donna says they never get trick or treaters down their street so we missed out so I'll include a couple of pictures of family who get into the spirit. Didn't get any of my grandchildren though!