65th Birthday

On Wednesday night, Oct 17, I took everyone in the family including Bro and wife and Sis In Law and spouse out to the Mandarin to celebrate my 65th Birthday.  The only ones who weren’t there were #2 Son and the Pencil as they had gone to Dominican this week.  We are babysitting their dog Ramsey.  Win is babysitting Maddy.  It was a fun night, the kids loved it.  

On Friday night Janet came for the weekend as she said she had a memorial service to go to on Sunday.  I was supposed to work but switched Saturdays.  It poured rain most of the day so we couldnt go on a hike.   Hubby found a place that had a box for his truck and install it for a good price, so we stopped and took Ramsey home and then we were to follow him to the place and give him a ride home but J and I were yakking and started following the wrong black truck.  By the time we realized, we had no idea where Hubby was!   We turned around and followed our noses and finally found him.   Then we went to see First Man about Neil Armstrong going to the moon at the matinee show.  Then we went out for supper at Swiss Chalet.  

On Sunday, I went to church then parish council.  I went home and some firewood had fallen over in the driveway so I started restocking it when Hubby came running out and said we have to go! T. fell and might have broken her leg.  We drove to #1 Sons house and I rushed in and SURPRISE!  It was a surprise birthday party for me!!  I couldnt believe it!! I had no idea!!  Janet was there, she had no memorial to go to! And so were Min and Linda, and all the family and some people from church.  M had made pasta and garlic bread, they had cabbage rolls and Caesar salad and a really nice cake.  Even the girls were there even though it wasnt their week with Win.  It was really good.

Mon Oct 23, I worked at an auction on site.  i got home about 3 pm.  Tuesday I had off as well.  We took 2 big riding mowers to the dump.  I played around with the cemetery website.  On Wednesday,  we took 2 loads to the dump.  We cleaned up all the old bits of wood around here and we cleaned out the garage attic ready to put the patio furniture away.  We were exhausted.  I went back to work on Thursday

Dog sitting etc

Thursday night #2 Son brought his Rottweiler over for us to babysit as he and the Pencil are going to Dominican on Friday.  Yesterday, Hubby and I pruned a bunch of trees and shrubs and filled the trailer.  It was lovely here today.  I went to church, then we worked outside for a couple of hours.  We were just having a nice quiet coffee break when Win and M and the 6 kids pulled in, then there was nothing but noise, dogs barking, kids yelling lol.  They just dropped off the canoe they had got from Bev’s.  Win isn’t feeling good, has a bad cold. 

They left and I went to visit mom.  The home had called to say she needed some new clothes because her other ones are too small.  I went to Walmart last night and got a couple of tops, some pants and a sweater in XL.  So the worker there had a look and thought they would fit and she helped me sort through and bag up a bunch of small stuff to take to Value Village.  BBQ’d peameal bacon, baked pots, green beans from the garden for supper.

Fencing and Sludge

On Saturday, We drove to Pt Colb.  to pick up some fencing we saw on kijiji cheap to fix the neighbours fence that got burned in the motorbike fire.  We stopped where W bought her Sienna and had a look at the trucks for sale but they were all too high mileage.  He had quite a few though. Then we stopped at Tim Hortons on the way home and I got a pumpkin latte which I didn’t really like.  It was disappointing.  Brought my geraniums inside.  The rain has stopped but now it is really muggy, still cloudy but humid.  BLTs for supper.  I was too tired to go to the photo club meeting last week, I went out to dinner with the stewarship group instead.  I was also too tired to go to euchre this week too.  Last Monday we stacked firewood that Hubby got off Kijiji, good hard oak, a good deal

Sunday, I went to church.  One of the men at church turned 98 today so we had cake after.  W went too and M and kids came about 2.  I went to see mom as they had a Thanksgiving coffee hour.  Diane and Bro showed up so we stayed til 4, chatting.  Drizzly and cool and cloudy today.  Everyone at church was saying how they were glad that they didn’t have to work on the holy grill this weekend, especially with all the rain.  

Sunday night We had a bad night.  I woke up at 1, well don’t think I I had really slept much, with pains in my back…gall bladder sludge.  I woke Hubby  up because I couldn’t stand it, then I threw up, and threw up and threw up.  He got me a hot water bottle for my back ( I need to remember to take this with us on trips from now on!) and some aspirin.  About 4 it finally abated and I went to sleep.  No more cake or donuts!! ☹️