Friday 10 September 2010

Friday September 10-Monday September 13, 2010


I thought it was supposed to be raining this morning but the sun was out although a bit chilly. I went for a long walk despite the aches and pains I have that started a couple of days ago. This is over and above the shoulder problem. My body definitely knew a birthday was coming up!

I did some cleaning this morning. When I looked outside someone had put a big red bow on the door of our neighbour's house. Our new neighbour was to move in today. There were balloons and things tied to the porch as well.

Around noon I decided to make some cookies. I've had a sugar craving so this probably wasn't a good idea but I made some gluten free peanut butter cookies anyway using Nancy's recipe and gluten free flour. They turned out very well and aren't all that difficult to do.

While I was baking cookies the neighbour arrived with, I think, her Father. I guess it was her Dad that put the bows and balloons around the house. She came carrying a vacuum cleaner and later went back to her van for bucket, mop and cleaning supplies. That's always a good sign. She's quite young, 20s or 30s. She also has a child but I didn't see him/her yet.


Today was an absolutely beautiful early Fall day. After my morning walk and breakfast Gordon said he wanted to drive to the Baxter Conservation Area. It was a beautiful day for a drive.

We parked, paid our money and started out on the hiking trails. We haven't done any trails this summer due to the heat and my eye surgery so it was so nice to get back to it.

Here are some things I spied with my little eye.....

On our return we had a late lunch and then a nap.


I had taken a muscle relaxant last night as everything was hurting so I slept about 12 1/2 hours. Even for me, that's a lot!

Although it was cloudy with the threat of rain, I started out for my walk but developed a new pain so made it a short one.

I spent the day with my book.


More rain but we did get some sun in between showers.

I put a loaf of bread in the breadmaker then headed out to do some errands this morning. When I got back I made some stew. It seems like stew weather! Then I coloured my hair. I'd been toying with letting it go gray but after I got a haircut today, I decided not to.

Tonight we decided to go out for our birthdays. We wound up at Chuckles Jack. It's in the same building as the Comfort Inn but they aren't affiliated.

We were celebrating our two birthdays. Mine was last Thursday and Gordon's is this Thursday.

The restaurant was very accommodating. I had the Jambalaya (Cajun style) and he removed the tomatoes. Everything is cooked from scratch. It was very spicy so I've taken some Divol tonight!

It was a good night, a nice restaurant on the water and I expect we'll be back. I like restaurants that accommodate our food problems.

Wednesday 8 September 2010

Wednesday & Thursday September 8 & 9, 2010


It was cloudy this morning but fairly warm for my walk. The sun did come out and then we had some rain later in the afternoon. A real mixed bag. It's been the same all week.

This afternoon I attended the Volunteer Fair. I registered as a person who is interested in volunteering then went around to the various booths to find out what might interest me.

The first stop was the Gordon Pipe Band. They have need for people to run them back and forth on parade routes, people to carry flags at the head of the parade and such and they also tried to talk me into learning to play the bagpipes. Apparently they teach for free and there's only eight notes so it's not that difficult. Since I already know music...well I took two years of lessons when I was about six. Hmmmm, maybe.....

I moved on to several other booths but the next one that caught my eye was researching genealogy at the Heritage Museum. Apparently people come in with requests to have someone search their family tree - right up my alley!

My next interest stop was at REAL. They are all about recycling. Something else that I'm interested in. There was even talk of crafting. Wow!


Happy Birthday to Me! Too bad the weather didn't cooperate. I woke up to a rainy day so took the day off from walking. I received lots of Facebook greetings and emails. It's so nice to be remembered!

After wearing glasses for over 50 years I decided to splurge today and went and got my eyebrows tweezed. I can't do it myself, it hurts! She offered to wax but I thought this time I'd go with tweezers. They look great!

When I got home I got a birthday phone call from my stepdaughter in Columbus. Thanks, Michelle!

I had put pork tenderloin, veggies and rice in the crockpot this morning so didn't have to worry about dinner. Since Gordon's birthday is exactly a week later than mine (although he's much older LOL) we usually go out for dinner on the weekend between.

Sunday 5 September 2010

Sunday to Tuesday September 5-7, 2010


It was much cooler for my morning walk. I even had on a sweater and was still chilly till I got moving!

I was out of eye drops so I headed over to Walmart to get my prescription filled. While out I did a few other errands.

After lunch, I went out and washed the interior of the truck, then tried to get the bugs off the grille. Gordon came out and cleaned the hubcaps and then washed the outside of the truck. While he was doing that I washed the car. We went out to get some Armorall and some For Sale signs but they were all out of them at Dollarama and they wanted $5.99 at Canadian Tire so we'll wait till we go to Ottawa next week and get some there. Why pay $5.99 when you can buy them for $1.00?

And then, of rained!


Happy Labour Day!

It was sunny and cool for my walk this morning. I took a different route and walked a bit through the eastern part of downtown. In walking past the Comfort Inn I saw that they have a deck built for outdoor dining. Might have to look into that!

I got one thing done today - I put mactac on the shelf below the bathroom sink. Other than that I read.

We had more rain.


It was raining when I got up this morning however it turned into a beautiful sunny, warm day.

I was up early as we had to go to Ottawa for an appointment with my periodontist's office to have my teeth cleaned as well as one to get our shots for shingles. We got that out of the way and ran a few errands then headed home.

I even got to sit out on my front porch and read for a while today (and listen to my wind chimes). It was just a beautiful afternoon which turned into a really awful evening with lots of heavy rain and thunderstorms.

Today I'm done with eye drops in my right eye which was the first one done on August 4th. It will be two more weeks for the left one. It's been said that the worst part of the cataract operation is the eye drops and I have to agree with that although having someone poking around in my eye wasn't fun either but at least it didn't take long!