Busy Week

Last Thursday morning we had a church budget meeting and then I worked late.  Saturday I worked on the church books and the Carolyn picked me up and we went to the Winter Wine Fest to volunteer from 4 pm to 7 pm.  We were in a tent selling tokens.  It was cold and very busy, so busy we ended up working until 8:30.  Then we walked around and had some wine and ani dwindled cream filled donut and a butter tart and then went home.  My feet were frozen!

On Sunday I went to church, and after lunch Hubby and I visited Mom, the I met Dianne at the movie theatre and we saw “The Basis of sex”.  It was good, then we went to Kelsey’s for supper. Watched the new Queen Victoria series on TV.  

Yesterday we stayed late for a staff meeting and had antipastos for supper.  Tonight we went out with the suction gang toLinguinis pasta bar.  I am so full!  I work late tomorrow night and have an auction at the church Friday night, then I work Saturday and then we go to see the girls do Scottish dancing at the Robbie Burns dinner.  Sunday I have parish council.  By next Monday I will be dead tired!

First week

last Wednesday we went to the funeral home for a lady at church and then I went to play euchre at the church.  Saturday I worked.  Sunday I went to church and then went to see mom.  Came home and took down the Christmas tree and vacuumed etc.  We had a leg of lamb for supper.  Monday I had off, I went shopping and did church books, then Win dyed my hair and I went to the dentist for a cleaning after supper.  I was tired and grumpy today and very busy at work.  Tomorrow night I’m going to the photo club meeting. Bro is supposed to go too.

New Years Eve and Polar Bear Dip

On Sunday I went to church then came home and read my book for a while,  about 3:30 I decided to go for a skate at the M centre.  I drove around and around looking for a parking spot finally found one.  I thought it was a free skate but turns out you had to pay.  Skated for a while but the ice was rough and I fell, so left.  Worked on Monday.  We were very short staffed and it was busy.  We didn’t do anything for New Year’s Eve, just sat by the fire, watched TV and read.

Today, January 1st, Bro and I decided to do the Polar Besr Dip in Lake Ontario.  We drove to Bros house and went together.  We paid $25 to register and got a T-shirt.   Everyone ran into the water at the same time at 2 p,m.  The temperature was +4C but the wind was very cold and the lake was brown and wavy.  The beach was all large stones.  Even with our water shoes on it was hard to walk on them, they were slippery and it was steep going into the water.  But we did it!!  We went in and got back out.  It was freezing but we had a robe and towels and out our coat back on.  We rushed back to the car and took our water shoes off.  Our feet and hands were freezing.  Hubby started the car and got the heater going.  By the time we got back to Bros we were warm.  We took some pictures and got changed.  Bros wife made a beef stew, potatoes, green beans and Yorkshire puddings for supper with chocolate cheesecake for dessert.

Christmas, Boxing Day, Hockey

Tuesday, Dec 25 – Christmas 2018 – I worked until 3 pm yesterday. I was busy at work.  Came home and had BLTs for supper then Hubby and I went to church at 7. Bro came alone as his wife hurt her back.  Win and kids were in Buffalo at Ms until late Last night then came home so they were home this morning.  We got up about 7:30 and it is starting to snow!! Yea!  Win and kids came over about 11.  A picked them up at noon.  We all opened presents and then had dinner about 4.  A nice Christmas.  

Boxing Day we got and did all the dishes, cleaned up, vacuumed and made meatballs and veggie and cheese trays to take to get together at #1 Sons.  Rose was sick so didn’t come and oldest nephew and wife weren’t there either but everyone else was.  A good time.

Saturday, Dec 29 – I met Bro and wife at the nursing home. We took mom down to listen to a pianist playing Christmas songs.  Bro and I decided to enter the Polar Bear dip on Nee Years day.  It is on both our bucket lists. Then I went home and had lunch and read until it was time to leave for the Goobers hockey game.

Wow what a hockey game. In the first 6 seconds Goober got smashed into the boards like a bug on a windshield!  He was down for a long time but he’s okay.  Later he got a goal to tie it up 3/3 but they scored and won 4/3.  Several times there were 3 players from both teams In the penalty box at the same time.  And after the game a couple of the parents were in Each other’s face. Geez!

Came home, had supper and read by the fire.  

Hurt Back and Dancing

Friday night we had an auction at the church.  I did t buy anything.  When I got home Hubby wasn’t feeling good.  His back hurt and it hurt when he breathed.  Saturday morning I had to go to work but I called and got him in the see the doctor who sent him for xrays and thinks he has a broken rib.  I didn’t go for a skate.

Today, I went to church, then had parish council afterwards, then Win and I went to the girls Scottish dance recital for 3 pm.  After supper I went to the Lessons and carol service at the church. Hubby was going to go but he was too sore. Bro and wife came.  Tomorrow I told Win I would help her clean her house if she would help me buy my Xmas gifts.  I haven’t bought one yet! Yikes!

Advent, Fall, Birthday

Sunday, Dec 2 – I started posting a photo-a-day for Advent.  I went to church.  It was so warm and sunny out! I cut evergreens for my urn a d then I did my Christmas cards.  

Saturday Dec 8 – I had an auction outside at a house today.  It was cold but I was dressed warmly enough. Hubby drove by As house today because I bought a bbq at the auction And there was a uhaul trailer in his driveway.  Maybe his girlfriend is moving in.  Hubby took the bbq out of his truck at home and fell on his back.  He almost passed out.  Now he is really sore. Geez he will never wait for me to help him!

On Wednesday I went to euchre.  Win showed up to decorate for the concert on Sunday.  We took the girls for a pedicure and manicure today. I paid for Sugarplum, That was her birthday gift.  I went had supper and then went for a skate at the arena. I had to wait for the Brock U girls to finish their hockey game, it was tied but they lost, good hockey though.  

Sunday, Dec 9 – Win and girls went to church.  I brought Puddin home after and we iced Sugarplums cake while Win and her got groceries.  Then we all went to the concert at the church with a wine and cheese reception afterward.  Then we went home and everyone came over for supper.  I made 2 lasagnas and spinach mandarin orange salad. 

Monday, Dec 10 – I had the day off so did all the dishes from yesterday and vacuumed and cleaned up.  Then Hubby and I went to visit Mom and happened to meet Bro in the parking lot so we all went in and took her down to the cafeteria. There was a bake sale going on so we bought some butter tarts and had coffee and talked for an hour or so.  In the afternoon I did church books.

Ramsey, Party’s, Show

Sunday, Nov. 18 – I put up the rest of the Christmas lights outside and then went to church.  I read the recap of the Synod but I was so hot and nervous, the sweat was dripping down my face. Geez!  We had parish council after.  Then I watched part of the eastern final CFL game between Ticats and red blacks.  Ticats lost so went out and picked up brush etc and loaded trailer.  

Tues we had a stewardship meeting at the harbour restaurant and Wednesday we had a Staff meeting after work.  Thurs I worked late, I put the Christmas tree up and will let the girls decorate it on Sunday.  Friday, I had the day off so I vacuumed and we put the outdoor carpet away then we cleaned up the workshop.  You couldn’t even move in there but you can now.   We are both exhausted.  We went to Walmart and got a new heating pad.  Saturday I am going to make 2 quiches and a ham and scalloped potatoes for Sunday when everyone comes for Wins birthday.  Then we are going to the Copacabana for our work Christmas party.

Hubby didn’t go to the Copa, he stayed home.  So I had to drive. I picked up carol who wasn’t ready so we got away late.  I drove to the restaurant and as we pulled up out front, a shuttle was pulling out from behind it. I told Carol to roll her window down and ask where they came from.  He said follow me. So we let him in and followed him.  He took us to a big private gate that Carol thought looked like a cemetery!  Anyway we left the car and he took us to the restaurant and gave us a phone # to call when ready to go home.  After he left, Carol said, I hope he comes when we call I don’t know where your car is! And I said me either!  But it was fine, we had dinner and called and he came and got us.  

Sunday, Nov 25 – I went to church, and we had stewardship Meeting afterward,  it was over about 1:30.  I went home and had a rest before everyone came for dinner for Wins birthday.  The girls decorated our Christmas tree.

Monday, Nov 26 – After work, I went to the dentist and had a permanent crown put on, then I went to #2 sons to say goodbye to his dog, a beautiful Rottweiler Ramsey, who was cancer and has to be put down on Tuesday.  #2 Son and I went to the Goobers hockey game.

Saturday, Dec 1st – on Wednesday I went to a seminar about astrophotography.  It was interesting but too complicated for me.  Friday, I had the day off.  I took Sophie to the vet for her shots.  She will be 4 in a couple of weeks and weighs 96 lbs.  I did some washing and the dishes, then we took a load to the scrap yard.  We had 500 lbs so got $50.  I worked an auction at the church at night.  Today I went to work, then visited Mom, then we went out to dinner at Swiss Chalet and then saw Bohemian Rhapsody at the show.  It was good.

Come From Away, Baseboard, Dentist

Sunday, Nov 11 – Remembrance Day – it is the 100th Anniversary of the end of WW1.  All the church bells across Canada were to be rung at 4 pm.  Pretty cool.

I worked yesterday.  Today Diane and I went on a CAA trip to see Come From Away in Toronto.  It is about the Newfoundlanders and 911.  We had lunch at Quinn’s Irish pub first.  I had the salmon.  The show was at the Royal Alex and was really good.  We got home about 6 pm.  

Tuesday, Nov 13  I had yesterday off.  We had bought the baseboard for Rose St and we borrowed a saw from our nephew.  Win helped us too as Hubby has bronchitis and wasn’t feeling good.  We got it all on though.  I had to race to the dentist at 3 pm where I had a crown put in and a wisdom tooth pulled.  We babysat the boys overnight as it was # 1 Sons 7th Anniversary.  It rained on Tuesday and we were both tired so didn’t do much.  Win dyed my hair Wed. Night

Saturday, Nov17 – I went to the barber yesterday morning but she was late so they said to come back today.  I went shopping instead and bought 2 pairs of boots.  I went today and got my hair cut.  Then went to a potluck lunch for the new Canadian family.  We all brought a dish from our ancestry, somhere was lasagna, pierogies, meat pies, baklava, trifle. Butter tarts. I took shepherds pie that Hubby made for me.  He didn’t want to go.  And we had wine, punch, ice wine and coffee.  On the way home I stopped at the Pen and bought a new winter coat st the Bay as they had a big sale.  Put some of the Xmas lights up outside. Hoping to go for a skate after supper.  My face has been hurting the last couple of days because of the wisdom tooth/ crown.  Have to keep taking Tylenol.


Last night there was a very strong wind.  When Hubby went into the garage this morning to measure the arbor on the chop saw so he could buy a new blade to cut Wins baseboard, the saw was gone! He looked all over for it to no avail.  He thought maybe someone borrowed it but don’t think so.  Also the old motorbike was knocked over.  At first he thought it was the wind, but it’s too heavy and he thinks whoever took the saw knocked it over.  We do t think they took anything else.  It’s weird.  When Hubby went to bed last night there was a car sitting with its lights on next 3 doors down for the longest time.  

We had a call night after work so I missed the photo club meeting.  I stopped off at euchre but they had enough players so I didn’t stay.  Tomorrow night I am going to a wealth seminar at a local winery after work.  

Gravel, Synod, Cough

On Friday we went to Flower St and raked and shovelled gravel in the rain.  It was just spitting but I already caught a cold and cough from Moms nursing home!  But we wanted to get the heap spread out.  We worked for 2 hours and got about half done.  Went home for a rest and then we went to the auction at the church.  There was a stainless BBQ for sale but I didn’t get it.  Got home about 9:30.  My cough is bad.

Saturday Pam picked me up at 7:30 am and we drove to Synod in Hammertown.  We got home about 4:30.  Win’s basement had water in it so we had called for a service call thinking it was the hot water tank leaking but when we went over to wait for the guy, Hubby decided that wasnt it, it was a crack in the wall.  So we cancelled the service call and went home.  

On Sunday, I didn’t feel good so I didnt got to church.  Hubby went over and put hydraulic cement in the crack.  He just got home, when they called from the nursing home saying mom wanted to talk to me.  Very strange as she never does this and can’t hear but they put her on.  She was upset, she said she didn’t know how she was going to get home.   I said you are home.  She said, no I’m at the credit union and i cant get home.  So because i have a bad cough, Hubby volunteered to go and see her before supper.  He said she was talking a lot and couldnt hear because her hearing aid was broken so he gave her his…and left it there!  I freaked because I didn’t want him to lose his good hearing aid!  I called Bro and he was going down after supper so I arranged to meet him in the parking lot and he would bring me the hearing aid.  He said she was in good spirits and talking a lot too.  

Today, Monday, Hubby is feeling rotten and has a bad cough now.  Ugh!  And of course it is raining again!  So can’t do much.  We went to Flower St to check the basement and then to Shoppers.  I made a beef stew and some apple muffins.  I dug up the yams and the gladiolus from the garden.  Then we went to Rona and bought the baseboard for Flower St.