Dan is resting for work tonight. Dom is here for a few hours so I have been trying to quietly entertain him. Dom is six so quiet isn’t that natural for him. I made his favourite for lunch (leftover pierogies with sausage). He ate them while watching cartoons. The good news is he ate all of his lunch and managed to do it without stabbing himself with his fork. 👏 (I know, Grandma should make him eat at the kitchen table but Grandma’s a bit of a rebel).
After lunch we went up to the playhouse for a while but the wasps were pretty bad up there today. We came back in to play with Playdoh and marbles. The marbles were not quiet. For the record, they were not my idea. We are back to watching another cartoon. In a bit, we will head out to pick some peppers for Erin. That should be a fun bit of entertainment.
There’s not a lot of anything else happening today. We got our Canadian Tire bill in the mail this morning. Years ago, when I was alone with my teenagers, I worked long hours to provide for us. At the end of the month, I would sit down to write cheques for our rent and for any bills I had to pay. I was always so happy, relieved, and grateful when I had the funds to cover all of our expenses, fill my gas tank, buy groceries, plus stash a few dollars away into savings. 😊
Fortunately, we never had a month when I came out of this exercise unhappy!
It has been many years now since I have had to wonder if my hard earned money would cover our regular expenses plus the miscellaneous costs or raising a family. Now, when I go to my bank account to transfer funds to cover bills, I know that our funds will be more than adequate. 😁
But twenty years later, I still get excited when we receive a bill and I open my bank app to pay it. I am so grateful and happy that we have the funds to cover every expense we incur. It just never gets old. 🤣🤣🤣
Wishing all a great day! Take care and see you tomorrow. 💞
It has been a relatively uneventful day today. I was up at six a.m. compliments of Kat – our little dog has to eat.
After coffee and checking out the news (such as it was), I got ready to go shopping with Dan. Our first stop was Superstore. I ran in to the smoke shop to get Dan cigarettes. (I haven’t smoked since 2010 – I should never smoke again but I am keeping my options open). The clerk was none other than Grandpa’s Genie. I ‘accidentally’ left the cigarettes on the counter so Dan would have to run in to see her. 🤣
We travelled on to Walmart to pick up a few items. There was a big sale on TP. We should now be good through to the next pandemic.
We came home. I changed into shorts and a light top to give Bob the Boulder a bath with the pressure washer. It was supposed to be 31 above (celcius) – it was not.
I froze my butt off and took all the shrapnel I could handle before going in to change – again! I put on a black sweater and pants (the closest I have to a ski-doo suit) poured myself a glass of wine and headed back to the frigid outdoors.☃️
There wasn’t a cloud to be seen. It was hot as hell! I powered through the wine and headed back in to change into something cooler while Dan made us icy cold Caesars. 😊
Fortunately we picked up hotdogs and buns for supper. After wine and a Caesar, I am not up to cooking anything too challenging. 😉
Dan and I had a productive day yesterday so today it is all rest and relaxation. Dan left to go golfing at 6 am so it is just Kat and I. We are going for a walk and then spending the day hanging out in the yard. It is supposed to be a sunny 31 degrees above (celsius) so should be a perfect day for doing next to nothing.
I also got a bit more yard clean-up done and washed down the patio set (again) so we are pretty much ready to spend some time enjoying our yard.
Monday is here and the sun has finally returned. Other years, I would be at work glancing out the front windows of the office, to see the sun across the street. The office faced straight north so the sun was never on our side of the street. Now I am retired and the sun is mine to enjoy every day that it shines.
I was just out watering the plants. Being out in our yard is so relaxing. I love nature. I love all forms of life – except for a few people. For the most part, I ignore people I do not care for but I do struggle with those who are arrogant or cruel.
I prefer to focus on the people and other life forms that I love.
Have a good week, all! Hopefully I will have pictures of peppers and cucumbers to share soon.
Today is the first day of summer 2020! With our less than hospitable winters, I live for spring and summer. The shining sun, the singing birds, the warm summer breeze… Life is good! Actually as much as life is always good, we have barely seen the sun for days, the birds are too cold to sing and that breeze is 50 to 70 km gusts of northern gale force winds. What’s a Canadian girl to do?
It is an absolutely perfect day out today – warm, dry and no wind. I am trying to get lots of yard work done because it is supposed to be rainy and windy all weekend.
Try would be the operative word. It is so nice out that I have been distracted by neighbours who are also outside trying to get their yard work done. I had a nice long chat with Faye next door and then Kim and her son Kingston, who live next door to Faye.
Time to head out and try again. I want to finish cleaning out the cedars before I take Kat to visit the ducks at the storm channel across the street.