On Thursday, Sept. 8th I woke from more stupid dreams at 6:30 and I felt exhausted. Other than getting up to say goodbye to Bill, I would just as soon have stayed in bed. He says I don’t need to get up when I’m not scheduled to clean but it doesn’t feel right letting him go off without a kiss. ♥ When he left, in Ptooties today, Gibbs and I sat together while I wrote yesterday’s blog post and had my tea and cereal.
We took ourselves out for a walk, he took me and I took him, down to the corner. As we got to North Line, I saw Gloria, our neighbour from 3 homes to the east, coming our way. She’s always happy to see Gibbs and he loves to see anyone. We chatted for a while and then each went on our way. I was able to sit with the little guy and worked on my Wordle and Phrazle games and successfully guessed one of the Heardle songs this morning! 😊
I left for M’s before 9:30 and had a bit of a weird morning. I was in a good mood but he’d not started off so great for one reason or another. We are both tired of working on the truck, it seems Mike is getting very picky all of a sudden and every little pebble bump has to be re-sanded, re-primed and re-painted. Frustrating. Anyway, my mood deteriorated when M shared all this with me and ended up worse altogether when he and his ‘electrical/carpenter’ helper had me run into town twice for parts. “Make a da*n list!” is all I said. ☹
He paid me for our fuel and apologized for their oversight but that wasn’t the point. Just know what you need before I drive in is all I asked. Sometimes, a steady job of sanding, sanding, sanding is good for calming. I was pleased with how the tailgate and sides ended up. There is a happy medium, and I think I finally found it. M was happy with the job. I may not be working next week because of where he stands on the paint job but we’ll see. A week off would be fine with me!
Back home, I was greeted by a quiet, happy pooch and he was well rewarded with loving and his favourite treat. I had my leftover lasagna for lunch and then started putting things away from the dressers and counters. I closed upper cupboards and those in the bedroom with the small bungee cord thingys. 😉 Yup, the Suite is going for a run tomorrow! With as much stored as I could today, I gave Gibbs another biscuit and drove into Durham.
I needed to pick up milk, bread and a card for our retiring cousin. That’s where we’re headed for the weekend. I also dropped off my collected bottles and cans at the Beer Store and picked up a couple of Spritzers to try. Not sure if I’ll like them, depends on how much they taste like beer……..not my favourite taste, but I’ll drink them regardless.
|The clouds are lovely|
Bill was home at 4, which was a nice surprise for both of us. He changed and then took Black Beauty back into town once more to fuel up and fill a propane tank. The day had warmed up considerably, now resting at 25C/77F. A beautiful afternoon! I checked a lottery ticket that I bought yesterday and won BIG! I got a free play! Woohoo! I’ve learned not to grumble at small wins, because I usually get nothing. 😊
|This should keep the hummers hanging around|
until we return
We had toasted tomato and cheese sandwiches for supper. Neither of us were too hungry and that fit the bill just perfectly. I believe some chips might be the snack for tonight. This has been a great day and a lovely evening. Two days ago, my hummers had disappeared. I hadn’t seen them for a couple of days. Yesterday, they returned and today they are frequenting my feeder. I should boil some more food for them tonight so they don’t get discouraged over the weekend. Good plan!
Today, as you all know, we lost a Monarch. Our Queen Elizabeth II was born 4 days after Mom and Mom never forgot that. She thought it was pretty special to share her birthday month/week with the Queen. 💖
The Queen held reign for 70 years plus 214 days, the longest of any British monarch. Can you even imagine holding a position for that length of time and as she said herself, a position that was constantly linked with her 'home' life. I think God truly Saved the Queen as she can now reunite with her husband and touch His hand if she chooses. RIP.
so natural, happy
Probably laughing at something Prince Philip
said to her 💗
A question that will come back often in the coming years:
"What were you doing when.....?"
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