On Saturday I bought the salad ingredients for the migrant workers dinner on Sunday. No Frills had lettuce on sale, so I got 5 heads for the church and 2 for me. We were short drivers as there were 50 people to pick up so Win drove her van, with me and The Pencil driving our vans and the 3 of us picked up 15 guys. We made the salads while they were in at the Spanish church service. We ate supper with them and then drove them home.
On Monday, I did some laundry, church books, did #2 Son’s spreadsheet etc and went to the doctor to get malaria pills. She said she normally charges $40 for a travel consultation but because the receptionist hadn’t told me, she waived it. She didn’t have any face masks either, they are on back-order. I felt tired and didn’t feel like doing much. On Tuesday I did some more ironing and packing. I took in 2 pairs of pants that are too big now that I have lost 30 pounds. They were expensive pants and I really like them, so I didn’t want to buy new ones.
Last night we
all went to the pancake supper at church.
Bro was there and Hubby’s Sister and husband came too. There didn’t seem to be as many people there
this year even though the weather was good.
I ate too much as usual and then felt bloated. Why do I do this? But it was so good! Hubby’s Sister has some face masks I can have
for our trip.
Hubby did not
have a good day today! #1 Son brought their dog, Peppa over for us to
dog sit for 2 weeks. So now we have 3 large dogs in the house! They are driving to Florida and then going on
a cruise. It was a wet snowy, mucky day
out there and every time the dogs came in from outside, the 3 of them were
He came in to
find the toilet had overflowed into the basement onto #2 Son’s bed directly
below it. He and the Pencil had to wash
all the bedding. He built a fire in the
wood stove down there to try and dry things up. Then a short time later, he
heard an explosion. He went down to
discover the glass door on the wood stove that he had just had replaced, had
shattered into a million pieces. They
must not have replaced it with fireproof glass!
Again, he and the Pencil cleaned everything, swept up all the
glass. He called the company and they
have ordered another one. I’m kind of
glad I was at work today! LOL
I worked on
Tuesday, and had Wednesday off. I got
Hubby all hooked up with his “new” phone, a hand me down from #1 Sons
wife. It is bright pink so I bought him
a black case to cover it. I also bought some wet wipes to take on our trip but
I couldn’t get any face masks. They are
all sold out and the clerk said, they come from China so they have stopped
importing them as they need them there.
Hubby has some dust masks we can take instead. Hope we don’t need them but better to have
them on hand just in case.
After supper #2 Son and I went to the Goober’s Ball hockey game. He is the goalie. It was a good game, tied 2/2, they went into 5 minutes overtime, killed off a 4 minute penalty, still tied, so they had a shoot out and we lost. I was absolutely frozen by the end of it!
OnSaturday I got groceries and then baked 2
quiches, some walnut crisp cookies and butter tart squares.
On Sunday, I took the boys to church and then Hubby picked them up while I stayed for our annual Vestry meeting. Everything went smoothly and it was over by 1:30. The rest of the family including Laura and Ruby (20 people total) came over in the afternoon for Puddin’s and # 1 Son’s birthdays. We did a 500 piece puzzle, the girls played with the cut out dolls, we played Password and Jenga by the fire. It was a good day. Win sent us a message saying Laura thanked us for inviting them. She said “she is in the pit of despair right now and you and your family are the best of good people”. She is so nice, I wish I could do more to help.
This morning I did all the dishes and cleaned
up, worked on church books, and then Hubby and I went to visit Mom. She was quite talkative today but kept saying
she couldn’t remember anything.
Yesterday, I took the boys to Sunday School and we came home and they played legos etc. At 5 the Pencil and I picked up 3 sets of migrant workers, 2 near where we live and 1 in VS, about 15 guys altogether. We ate supper with them after their service and then we offered the toques we had knit to them. They all took one and it was just in time as it started snowing as we were leaving to go home. When we got home, I just wanted to watch the Oscars but the cable wasn’t working so we missed most of it, very annoying. Today I found old tee shirts and started cutting them to make yarn. My plan is to make some potholders with it.
On Tuesday I went to see our travel agent to apply for the visa to enter Vietnam for our trip in March. Some planes have been cancelled and Vietnam wasn’t allowing planes to enter from China because of the coronavirus. Everyone keeps saying why don’t we just cancel our trip, but we can’t! It doesn’t work like that, everything is paid for, the insurance won’t cover the cost unless we have a good reason like sickness or death or the flights or cruise is cancelled. We asked if we could postpone it until next year but they won’t let us. Minnie at work Jokingly keeps saying I’m going to die!
Also, Jan woke up with a very sore thigh, she can’t walk on it. The doctor thinks it is bursitis. She is waiting for results of the ultrasound. And then on Friday, the First Nations put up a blockade on the Via rail from Ottawa to Toronto as a protest which is how Jan has to get to the airport. She is worried they might do it again on the day our plane leaves! Things are not looking good for our trip!
On Thursday night all the hydro went out in the JV area. We ended up closing the branch a half hour early and went home. It was off for about 4 hours but our hydro was still on at home.
Today I left work at 3 and drove to Bros. We went to see the movie 63 Up at the little theatre in Hamtown. It was good. It is a chronicle of about 10 English kids from when they were age 7 and then every 7 years after, so age 14, 21 etc. This one, they were age 63. We went back to Bro’s house afterwards and his wife made us supper – cauliflower rice, peas and ribs, yum.
I have been knitting toques to give to the migrant workers. They are just starting to arrive and our first Spanish service and dinner for them is next Sunday.
We had a mini Super Bowl party here. Wins friend and her daughter came. We sat by the fire, did a puzzle and watched the game. They all left after half time show.
Today after doing all the dishes from yesterday, I sorted out some clothes and washed them, cleaned up the craft room a bit, made a couple of placemats and fixed up my valentine wreath. It still needs work though.
Hubby and Bro and I went to see Elvis at Moms nursing home this afternoon. He was pretty good, sang good songs, told some good stories and jokes and he sang one of my favourite Tom Jones songs, The Green Green Grass of Home. He also does Johnny Cash, Roy Orbison and Conway Twitty. Mom was actually awake and clapping, so that was good. Hubby really enjoyed it, he has always been a huge Elvis fan.