Saturday, 26 December 2009

Saturday December 26, 2009-Freezing Rain

The freezing rain started during the night and continued all day. The temperature was hovering at the freezing mark but it didn't seem to want to just rain.

We stayed in all day and read. I watched the Dog Show from Philadelphia this afternoon.

My sister and her husband who came from Toronto for Christmas braved the weather to head home.

Leftovers for dinner!

Friday, 25 December 2009

Friday December 25, 2009-It's Christmas!

It was a mild, cloudy morning but a beautiful morning for my walk. I walked along the Trans Canada Trail to the cut off at Old Colony Road and then walked back through the residential area. I really like my ice grippers!

We opened gifts this morning. Nancy had gotten us a lot of foodie stuff as she knows that we don't need anything extra to put inside the RV.

I finished up making my cornbread stuffing this afternoon and we headed over to my sister's house around 4 p.m. My nephew, Nick was working today so he arrived just before 6 p.m. We had a lovely dinner as usual and even though we weren't supposed to be getting any gifts, we did! I also brought home my Mother's winter coat which has been in my sister's coat closet since 2002. It's a nice winter coat so I'm getting it cleaned and I'll probably wear at, at least for this winter.

Our niece is quite the accomplished musician. She has three horns now so she bought herself a carrying case so she can carry all three of them.

Her three horns

The whole family

Becky, Nick and Gordon. Becky has a new hairdo!

Betty & Garth

Margie in her new hat

This is the Cottage frame that we made for Nick and Becky. We bought the frame and Gordon made the photos fit in each of the letters. No easy task!

We got home around 10 p.m., tired and stuffed!

Even if I do hate winter, it was so nice to be able to spend time with the whole family! Hope everyone had a great Christmas Day!

Thursday, 24 December 2009

Thursday December 24, 2009-Christmas Eve

Today the plan was for the ladies to meet downtown to go for lunch.

Just as I was getting ready I got a phone call from my niece saying her Mom had just been taken to the hospital by ambulance as she had passed out and hit her head on the bathtub.

Plans were canceled and others put in place as the day went on.

After getting the phone call I decided I needed to get out for my walk. It was a beautiful day at 2C (36F).

Betty and Garth came out to Nancy's. Danica took the car over to the hospital so her Dad would have a way to get home as he had gone in the ambulance. Then Becky (Nick's wife) picked Danica and Nick up at the hospital and dropped Danica at home. Betty and I then went and picked Danica up and brought her to Nancy's along with the lasagne and caesar salad they had made. So the potluck that we had planned for my sister's was moved to Nancy's where we're living.

Here we are having finished eating - left to right - Gordon, Me, Betty, Danica-Garth took the photo
This photo has Garth in it and I took the photo

Nancy was going to her cousin's for dinner tonight so she didn't get to partake of our feast.

In the midst of all this, Margie was able to come home. She had been dehydrated and had some kind of bug in her system that was attacking her but she seems ok now so thanks again for all your prayers. There are so much appreciated.

Wednesday, 23 December 2009

Wednesday December 23, 2009-Christmas Lights

It was still -20C (-4F) with wind chill this morning but I decided to go for my walk anyway. I was only out about 20 minutes.

Nancy and I went out this morning to pick up some stuff. We were back in time for lunch and then we had a restful afternoon.

We had decided to go out for dinner tonight so Nancy took us to Swiss Chalet for Christmas. After dinner we drove around looking at the Christmas lights.

The photo tonight was taken by Gordon.

Tuesday, 22 December 2009

Tuesday December 22, 2009-Just Another Cold Day

It was another cold one this morning with the wind chill -25C (-13F). Needless to say, no walk today again! I'm really getting tired of this.

I spent the afternoon cooking. I made a meat loaf and a gluten free pasta salad for Thursday night at my sister's and cornbread stuffing for Christmas dinner on Friday. I need more chicken broth so it hasn't been baked yet.

We only went out for a couple of hours to pick up a few things then it was back home to bask in the warmth! Warming up tomorrow.

Today's photo is of my new hair do. It's short but it will grow! The only thing that really bothers me is the hairdresser cut it too short over the crown. I have a double crown and when it's short I look like Dennis the Menace!

Monday, 21 December 2009

Monday December 21, 2009-Merry Christmas!

Well, we decided to do our Christmas photo so this morning we went out and got Santa hats. My Santa hat includes braids. Then we made our way to Andrew Haydon park, slogged through the snow to find a bench in the middle of a snowbank and here it is.

Prior to that we stopped and got haircuts. I even got a new 'do'! I've had the same hairdo since probably the year 2000 so it was time for a change.

We stopped to pick up a few groceries and then headed for home!

It was bright and sunny today and the temperature wasn't bad but the windchill was brutal! Can you see us shivering in our photo?

Merry Christmas everyone!

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Sunday, 20 December 2009

Sunday December 20, 2009-The Elk Farm

This morning I went for my walk. The Trans Canada Trail was packed down so I didn't have to walk knee deep in the snow. It was also fairly nice out (considering the time of year).

After lunch, Gordon and I headed out to the Elk Farm. We were there a couple of weeks ago but wanted to go back when there was snow on the ground. We also hadn't taken any photos of the male elk.

These are farm raised elk and they sell the meat so we went into the store (their garage) and since neither of us have ever eaten elk, we got a small package of ground elk to try.

While there we took some photos. The male elk were very skittish and the largest one hid behind his hay feeder when we came close to the fence with the cameras (as seen below).

The smaller male elk stood a fair distance away from the fence but at least he didn't hide (photo below).

The larger one then took off into the trees. I was able to get this one of him peering between the trees.

The females didn't appear to be as skittish, just curious.

These two even posed for me.

We drove around a bit after that just looking for interesting photo spots. Then it was home to get dinner ready. No elk tonight, just leftovers.