and I both had two consecutive days
off work, together! We both worked all
day the Saturday of the three day holiday
weekend, and both had Sunday and Monday
off work. This is the first time in
two years that we've had two consecutive
days off together, during summer weather.
We made the most of it.
Although I was quite tired from my long Saturday shift, on Sunday Attila and I got our little garden started. Our shopping trip, to purchase soil, seeds and plants, was very successful. We managed to find what we needed for under $20.00. This took a lot of searching, hemming and hawing. After spending hours and hours comparison shopping, we dropped in on Harriet and Hogan, their daughter and her boyfriend, on our way home. We decided to visit with them Sunday. A wise decision as it turned out.
Sunday was one of those perfect sunny days. Warm, a breeze, bright sunshine.. Attila and I were treated to a boat tour of the lake where Harriet and Hogan have their cottage.
While out in the boat we stopped by the old homestead (farm on the lake) that my grandparents owned, and now my cousins own, to say hello to a cousin I hadn't seen in decades. Lovely to meet her husband and children and to see her again, all healthy and happy. Also it was good to be able to ask after her brother, my cousin also, who is recovering from cancer surgery and treatments.
Attila enjoyed sunning on the beach; a rare opportunity for relaxation in a perfect setting. We had a wonderful visit and by the time we headed home I found myself completely relaxed and able to recover my peace of mind after the busy work-weekend.
We are experiencing a bit of a heat wave! The routines I developed over previous summers have been put into action. As soon as the temperature outside is the same as the temperature inside the house, I close all windows, draw all blinds against the sun and turn off all electrical lights and appliances except the refrigerator, the freezers and the computer of course! The house will heat up a bit during the day, but not significantly.
I have a load of laundry on the go, and will be going out to hang it on the clothesline soon. Already this morning I've brought up four pots of soil and placed them on the deck. I planted beet seeds in them and watered them thoroughly, before coming inside and closing up the house.
Mist and I are now contemplating the day. I'll be spending some time tidying up the screened in porch, which seems to collect objects like a magnet. Mist likes to sit out there, so I'll be spending some time letting her enjoy the "outdoors". Because we live in the wilds, our precious Mist is not allowed outside the building without human supervision. She would be easy prey for owls, coyotes, fishers, foxes and the like. I like to err on the side of caution when it comes to the safety of my loved ones.
I am a little miffed because my USB hub died on Sunday. It just suddenly stopped working; the lights are on but nobody is home. This means running around to the back of the computer every time I want to plug in a USB drive, several of which I use for file storage.
If that is my worst problem today, I am a very lucky woman!
|RECIPES :: Cast
In the Garden
Mist snoring, the clock ticking and the refrigerator humming.
On The Screen
A Loving Father
starring Gerard Depardieu
"When we are unable to find tranquility within ourselves, it is useless to seek it elsewhere."
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
(1613 - 1680)
Pressure: 102.4 kPa
Visibility: 15 km
Humidity: 60 %
Wind: WNW 9 km/h
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