August 28th – Saturday

Today is yet another quiet Saturday. Dan is working days this weekend. He is off to work at 3 A.M. For me this weekend, that means I am wide awake by 3:05. 😳

Yesterday, Kat and I fell back to sleep so I was able to have a somewhat productive day once we got up at 7.

I made my cucumber relish. I have no idea whether the recipe I used will be to our taste, but the jars sealed properly so I am excited and super proud of my efforts. 😁

I also got a little yard clean-up done yesterday before my I got rained out (or in as the case may be). I took out some Drake garlic sausage for supper. While Dan barbecued the sausage, I cooked up a big batch of pierogies, heated up some sauerkraut, and sliced some fresh garden tomatoes. Needless to say, our supper was amazing.

Today is not going nearly as well. I could not go back to sleep so I decided to do my morning meditation before I got up. I felt Kat jump off the bed, but since she did not bark or whine as usual, I assumed she was just getting a drink. Needless to say, I was wrong. At five when she started to complain, I got up to let her out. At least I had socks on when I stepped into whatever she had been working on at four. πŸ˜’ I am not sure what prompted that but I am thinking she had too much garden fresh tomatoes and cucumbers yesterday. 😣

Since I was up, I decided to get on with my day. I cleaned the porch carpet and took out the garbage. I fed Kat and the squirrels and birds. I checked the weather and scanned through the Leader Post epaper, while I had my morning coffee and vitamins. To round things off, I dusted the livingroom. It has been raining for a week and I had already dusted twice. Why? Where does this dust come from? 🀷

The highlight of my morning was catching up on some wandering Canadians.com . I love this blog! If you are looking for an upbeat blog with a huge offering of gorgeous Canadian scenery, you must check this one out. L & K, generously share their hiking adventures while including a well written history and details of the sites they visit. πŸ₯°.

Reading up on all the latest in great Canadian outdoor recreation took the last bit of energy I had this morning. I joined Kat for a nap, followed by a ham and cheese omelet for lunch.

Thankfully, there is still time to get more done around here today. I should take out our recycling, scrub down the washroom, and do some laundry. Dan requested pizza for supper, so that is as good as done.

Meanwhile, I am feeling grateful that my husband continues to work so I can enjoy my retirement. I am feeling grateful that I have the luxury of a nap when my day calls for it. And, I am feeling grateful for the company of my little dog – even when she is less than the perfect companion. πŸ™‚

Wishing all a great day! Take care and see you tomorrow. πŸ’ž

8 thoughts on “August 28th – Saturday

  1. Your relish looks great. What you had for supper sounds yummy. I am hoping little Kat is okay now after getting rid of what was upsetting her tummy. You sure have been accomplishing a lot. I am in low gear and can’t seem to get motivated to do much, but once we get rain and the weather cools I suspect that will change. Keep enjoying every minute of your retirement.

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  2. Kat will be fine. She is taking it easy today and staying in (and out of the garden). I feel the same way when it is overly warm out. This cooler spell is helping me to get a few things done. I can’t imagine ever getting tired of retirement. πŸ‘ Even when I am feeling my age (or much older), it is so good to know that I do not have to do more than I can handle. πŸ™‚

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  3. Kat is so darn cute! I’d love to hug her. Your relish looks tasty, Annmarie, yes, please? I’m glad that Kat is doing better. β˜ΊοΈπŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦

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