Our weather has improved to the point that I have added an outdoor walk to my daily fitness routine. 🚶
Yesterday I ventured far enough to take in Patricia Park. Due to health issues, I never made it that far last summer, so I was pretty excited about this excursion.
That was it for my walk. It will be way nicer in a few weeks but for now it is great to get out in the fresh air and sunshine – and my future body will thank me for the exercise that I am getting now. 👍👍👍
My update today will no doubt be one of favourites to do as it the subject is such a joy to me. On March of 2020, I put together a collection of my favourite spring photos to celebrate the kickoff of my favourite season.
This post was written on the last day that I was gainfully employed. Much has changed in the past two years, much has changed for the better, and one of the best changes has been the amount of time that I now have to enjoy and appreciate SPRING.
For my update to this post, I add photos of some of the special springtime moments that I have had the privilege of enjoying over the past couple of years.
All heartwarming memories of warm spring days. I am so fortunate that events conspired to move up my retirement plans. I love all of the opportunities that retirement has brought – but I particularly appreciate these days with yet another spring on the horizon. 🌞
That is it for today. Take care and have a great day!
The only way to update this 2019 post, is to add a few ‘Summer in Saskatchewan’ photos from 2020 and 2021. For anyone living north of warmer weather, I hope this is a little something to brighten your day and warm your heart. 🌹
The beauty of a Saskatchewan summer! It cannot get here soon enough, even if it is well worth the wait.
That is it for today. Take care and have a great day! 💞
I was so excited about sharing my amazing Saucy Butterscotch Pudding yesterday that I forgot to include the recipe. 🤦 It has now been added and the post updated here or you can just check it out below!
Our ventures out and about yesterday went well. Kat was a perfect little pup when she went for her blood tests – and she aced them! She is ready and cleared for surgery. We brought her home and went our to run the rest of our errands, rounded off by a nice lunch at The Barley Mill. The food was good and the portions generous.
Neither of us were up for much at suppertime, so I grilled a couple of porkchops, made a box of macaroni and cheese, and served with some fresh broccoli. We do not used boxed macaroni and cheese as a rule. In fact, I am not that into pasta other than the occasional plate of spaghetti with tomato/meat sauce or fettuccini/shrimp Alfredo. Dan loves pasta and does make homemade macaroni and cheese for work lunches. We bought a couple of boxes of this Cheetos Mac’N Cheese at a specialty food shop in a gitchy mall here. Dan got overpriced Mac’N Cheese and I got a jumbo Gummy Bear which I wrapped and gave to daughter-in-law Amanda for a wedding present. 🧸
It is a beautiful 2 above Celsius today. Dan has some shovelling to get caught up on, so I made a heartier than usual breakfast this morning.
That’s it for today. Take care and have a great day!
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. 💞