Sunday, June 30 – I went to church. It was a bit cooler today. #1 Son brought the 2 youngest for me and Maddy to babysit. T and M were at a birthday party. We BBQd some burgers for “lupper”. Then #1, #2 Son his wife, the Goober, Hubby and his friend Frank went on a fishing boat charter in Lake Ontario. They loved it, had lots of fun and caught some big salmon, 18-20 pounds. They left about 3 pm and didn’t get back until 10. They saw fireworks out on the water. They filleted some of the fish when they got home but they were all very tired.
After church I checked out one of the migrant worker houses and left a flyer. At 5 pm I met Fr. Antonio at the one farm, we picked up one guy. I told him we should go to the house I left a flyer at and we picked up 4 more guys. I drove them to church. We had burgers and salad and cake for them.
Mon. July 1 – Canada Day
A beautiful day. We ended up working in the garden. #2 Son and I laid railroad ties along the one fence. the Goober cut a lot of branches down and burned them. B picked a big bowl of mulberries. Then we went for a swim at Marks. We had grilled salmon, coleslaw, lettuce salad, and rice for supper. So tired now
I worked Saturday which was a beautiful sunny day, then I went to see Mom after. I took her for a walk outside around the gardens. Hubby hurt his back on Friday taking stuff to the scrap yard. On Sunday I went to church and Hubby joined me at the picnic afterward. Another beautiful day. Read my book in the afternoon then Carolyn picked me up in her convertible with the top down and we drove to our work bbq at Joelle’s. We stayed until about 8:30 pm. I have today off and wanted to go strawberry picking but they aren’t open until tomorrow. The berries just haven’t had enough sun to get ripe this year. Did some weeding in The flower gardens before it rained. About 6 of us met at the JoHo for supper, including E who is here from Scotland.
Tuesday night was Carolyn’s retirement party at Fraser’s winery. Rhonda picked me up as it was on her way. It was very nice. She gave a little speech and our old manager gave a speech and gave her some funny gifts.
Wednesday night B and I could smell burning rubber. We put our flip flops on and went out in the yard with flashlights. B promptly stepped in dog poop. Ugh! We were watching the fireflies in the trees. The fire must have been down the street.
Thursday, June 27 – Win and I went to the school to see Puddin get an award for most improved in her class. She was getting mostly Bs and end up with mostly As. Bro emailed me that Mom had been put on oxygen and was in quarantine because of a virus going around. I went after work to see her. They brought her supper into her room, so I fed her. She ate most of it but wouldn’t touch the salad.
Friday June 28 – I had the day off so I woke up B early and we went strawberry picking. The berries were huge!! We picked 16 quarts in about 15 minutes! Cost was $3 a qt. When we got home we found Tyson had got into the garbage and there was compost all over the kitchen floor. Ugh!
I went to a meeting at the church about the migrant workers and then I helped Pam change the letters on the sign at the bottom of the hill. I went home and had lunch and then we hulled and froze about half the berries. Hubby and I went out for Chinese food for supper.
Saturday, June 29 – I made a batch of strawberry jam, did dishes, made coleslaw, got groceries and made individual trifles. After supper we went swimming at Marks as they are up at their cottage
On Tuesday Carolyn and I went to Katie’s Leaving Party. We didn’t know hardly anyone so just had one blueberry beer and some nachos and then left. E is here for 3 weeks, she made an appointment to see me at work. We arranged to meet for dinner at the JoHo next Monday. Wednesday night Carolyn and I went to see the movie, Woodstock at the PAC to use up our Red Joan tickets. It was 4 hours long! It didn’t end until 11:15 lol. But it was good. #2 Son got his building permityesterday too. I work late today, need to go to Costco again for dog food
It was a windy cool day today. Hubby and I fixed the railing on the porch stairs, got it finished. Then #2 Son and I picked up Puddin and Sugarplum from dance and drove them to Zippy Zooms in NF where #1 Son was having a birthday party for his oldest son who turned 6 yesterday. They had 20 kids there. Yikes!
On Sunday everyone came over for a BBQ for Fathers Day. It was so cool and drizzly we stayed indoors. Maddy helped #2 Son do stuff with the beehives. The kids gave Hubby a T-shirt, a new fishing reel and a hat. Arthur is getting chubbyand so cute and starting to coo and tell “stories”. I took photos of everyone’s hands for my photo club project.
Monday June 17– I have the day off and it looks like it will be nice. Did all the dishes from yesterday. Idid laundry and weeded, cut the grass in The ditch. Hubby got new tires put on Bs car for her and he fixed Wins bbq. We watched part of the Raptors parade in Toronto. It went on for 6 hours. Here wer 2 million people there. It was crazy.
Omg, I came home from Photo Club last night and just got sat down and B starts yelling the basement is flooding! The sump pump quit. #2 Son was trying to fix it, I got out the shop vac, B woke up Hubby who was in bed already. B and I spent 2 hours shop vaccing water. Ugh just 5 minutes or so not working and all that water came in. We mopped the floors with towels and set fans running. Fortunately she had just cleaned the basement and got most stuff up off the floor because it was supposed to rain today, which it is. It’s fine down there now. Ugh
I had a rainy day off today so Win and I went shopping this morning at this store in Jordan owned by a lady from church that did the fashion show at the tea. W bought a cute dress that looks good on her and I get a dress too. Yes you read that correctly, a dress! It doesn’t wrinkle so will be good to take on trips, a little fancy, black with rusty red flowers. Than we got a pedicure, then we went to Bass Pro shop to get K a new reel as he lost his in Jordan pond a couple of weeks ago and I got new sandals. A productive day.
Yesterday, I went to church and then we had parish council. It was a nice day out so sat outside and read my book. #2 Son and Maddy did stuff with the bees. Hubby fixed the porch steps. Hubby picked wild asparagus To have with our bbqed steaks for supper. B picked 7 ticks off him. Ugh!
On Saturday I worked and then went to see Mom. I took her for a walk around the gardens. Friday everyone was all excited because the raptors won the third game out of 7 for the nba championships. They play again tonight back in Toronto.
Last Tuesday night Carolyn,Bernice, Win and I went to see the movie Red Joan at the PAC uptown. We had bought our tickets earlier and were waiting in Line, waiting and waiting and then about 20 minutes later they told us the projector was broken and they had to cancel it. They gave us 2 tickets to replace these ones. So we went to Linas instead and sat drinking wine and talking.
Friday morning I got my hair cut by Debbie. I like her, she did a good job, I will go back to her. Saturday, I weeded the veggie garden along the fence and cut the grass. I made Mac salad for supper. After supper Carolyn and I were going to try to see Red Joan again but the projector was still broken so we went to see Rocketman about Elton John. It was good, well done. When we got in her car to drive home, she says, my headlights don’t work, we’ll have to use the fog lights =S. Sunday I went to church, read my book, went to visit Mom and took her for a walk outside, went home and took the dogs for a walk. Monday night #2 Son and family took us out to supper at a new steak place nearby called Mikes.
Friday was a nice sunny day so we worked outside all day. I weeded flower gardens, cut the grass with the riding mower and cut the grass in the ditch etc with the push mower. B stained Dads old wooden bench and tabl that he made years ago. B picked up some nice cushions for the bench she stained. They didn’t quite fit so we switched them with the chair cushions and the back porch looks great now! Hubby cemented in a new post for the porch staircase. I was so tired, I had 16,500 steps. Saturday morning it was pouring rain so me, Hubby and #2 son cleaned out the garage. It was great! #2 Son got him to throw out a lot of stuff and scrap a lot. I had a shower then went to the tea and fashion show at the church. It was fun. I bought some annuals and planted them. On Sunday I went to church, defrosted the extra freezer and mostly rested until B and I went back to church at 5:30 to do the salad for the migrant worker dinner. We got home at 9. Today Hubby and I put the chicken wire up around the veggie garden and then I got groceries. I made a leg of lamb with fresh mint sauce and asparagus for supper. I a,so made a shepherds pie for tomorrow. I went to pick up the pork from work but the traffic was terrible, stop and go everywhere.
Sunday, May 12 – Mother’s Day – Yesterday, Brandy and I made a rhubarb mullberry pie and a homemade chocolate pie for the bbq today. I got caught up on the church books. And the Goober helped me get all the patio furniture out of the barn. It was too cold to eat outside so we cleaned up the dining room and ate inside. We played scrabble. #1 Son and wife gave me a bunch of roses, the others gave me 2 metal heron garden ornaments that light up at night.
Sunday, May 20– I worked yesterday and then went to see Mom. She was very alert, talking and asking questions. I showed her a photo album and pointed out people like Miriam Milburn and Mary Tufford etc. She quite enjoyed that. I went to church and we had parish council after. About 2 we all drove to Grimsby to a lagoon that has been made into a park and went for a family hike. We saw some tree swallows, not too many birds. Afterwards we all had to pick ticks off our clothes. Ew! We came home and had ham, fresh asparagus, mashed pots and cheese sauce and rhubarb muffins for dessert.
On Monday, Victoria Day, I did some housework, laundry, vacuuming, made a ham casserole etc. It was cool and cloudy.
Tuesday, May 21 – I had the day off so Hubby, B and I got a load of firewood from these people on Marketplace. They lived out in the country and had a bunch of chickens, guinea fowl, ducks etc. Brought it home and stacked it all. Then we cleaned off the back porch and out the carpet down. Made sloppy joes and spinach salad for supper, then I went to the dentist for a cleaning.