Saturday 5 December 2009

Saturday December 5, 2009-Decorating For Christmas

It was -4C (25F) as I set out on my frosty walk but once I got going it wasn't bad at all.

Nancy had bought lights for the outside of the house yesterday so I decided that today was the best day to get them up since our weather is supposed to go downhill this weekend. So Gordon got out the stepladder and with minimal curse words he got the ones up on the eaves. Then I did the garland wrap on the railing outside. So the outside is pretty much festive looking. (Photo compliments of Gordon.)

The rest of the day was spent quietly reading or taking a nap. Oh, the life of a retired person!

Friday 4 December 2009

Friday December 4, 2009-Road Trip

It was bright and sunny this morning and 0C (32F) when I went for my walk. I was actually warm, couldn't believe it. Maybe my blood is thickening up!

The gray squirrel is trying to figure out how to get into Nancy's new bird feeder.

Gordon called the Dodge dealer this morning as we had a headlight out and one of the roof lights as well so we got an appointment for 1 p.m. The Dodge dealer that he trusts is in Smiths Falls, a small town about 57 km (36 mi) southwest of here. On our way we stopped at the RV to check it out and everything looked ok.

Gordon dropped me at Walmart at Smiths Falls as I had some things to pick up, then came and got me after he finished at the dealer. We took the scenic route home.

We thought this was a pretty barn

For a minute there, I thought we were in Arizona when we saw these people on horseback along the road.

We reached a high of 4C (39F) with times of clouds and sun.

Thursday 3 December 2009

Thursday December 3, 2009-A Restful Day

It poured rain during the night and was still raining this morning so I didn't brave the weather today.

We spent the day here at the house reading, watching TV, napping and on the computer.

I talked to my younger sister this morning. I had planned to go over to see her today but I'm paranoid about bringing germs to her so I told her I'd wait for a nicer day.

It rained off and on for most of the day but we reached a high of about 5C (41F) which is warmer than it was in Kansas City!

Wednesday 2 December 2009

Wednesday December 2, 2009-A Drive

It was cloudy and -2C (28F) when I went for my morning walk. I didn't have much energy and I expect it's from my H1N1 shot yesterday. It seems the only affects I'm having is lack of energy (which isn't rare for me) and a sore arm where they gave me the shot.

Later in the morning the sun came out and stayed out for the day. Since it was sunny we decided to go for a drive.

Pretty area

Elk & turkey farm

Marshy area

Pinhey's Point

Tuesday 1 December 2009

Tuesday December 1, 2009-H1N1 Flu Shot

I had my walk this morning. It was cold but I was dressed for it. Since it was cloudy I didn't take my camera.

After breakfast I had errands to run one of which was to stop and get a bracelet and a time to go for my H1N1 flu shot. I got a time of 3:30 p.m. to return.

On I went to run other errands, then home to unpack the groceries and read for a bit with a nap thrown in before heading back over to the Kanata Recreation Centre to get my shot. I didn't even feel it. I was in and out in about 1/2 hour. You have to wait 15 minutes after your shot to be sure you won't have a bad reaction. So far so good.

Nancy had purchased some strip loin steaks so Gordon barbecued them for dinner while I made a sweet potato and marshmallow casserole and some friend onions and red and yellow peppers for our vegetable. It was a pretty good dinner!

Monday 30 November 2009

Monday November 30, 2009-Some Snow

When I got up this morning there was some snow on the ground. We had light flurries for a short time this morning and I don't think it got much above 0C (32F) all day so the snow is still with us. We had more than this on November 5th but it melted right away. Not so sure that's going to happen with this as the forecast for the foreseeable future seems to have snow in it every day. I think our winter has begun!

Max in the snow in the backyard

Snow on top of the truck

The cleaning lady was coming this morning so I didn't get my walk in. I try to get all our stuff put away off the tables and floor so she can just clean.

I spent a quiet day reading and finished a book by V.C. Andrews.

Max is a dog that doesn't like to be under blankets but I couldn't get him out from under this one this morning for a couple of hours.

I downloaded, printed and completed the forms from the website that need to be completed for the H1N1 flu shot so I might go and get that done tomorrow. The crowds are thinning out. I'm just afraid because of my sensitivity to eggs that I might feel pretty lousy for a couple of days. Oh well, it's not like I have a lot to do!

Sunday 29 November 2009

Sunday November 29, 2009

We did have some sun today but it was chilly. There are reports of some snow flurries coming our way tonight and for the next couple of days. I took my walk along the Trans Canada Trail and walked through the industrial area that is just on the other side of it.

The rest of my day I spent reading. My sister called and wanted to see if I could find her a better rate than she obtained by phone from the Westin Hotel in Ottawa for over Christmas. Amazingly, I couldn't! I thought internet rates were supposed to be cheaper!

I was also looking on line at places to rent in Mexico. They don't appear to be very cheap either! We thought I could fly down and Gordon could drive so we'd have the truck while there. Tioga George has mentioned Aticama so much that I was looking for something in that area but their prices seem comparable with Florida. I'm sure there are other places that I haven't looked where there are better deals.

I did spend some time writing our end of the year newsletter today.