Monday, Civic Holiday, Aug. 7th we were up at 7:30 with the exception of our little munchkin. Clem went out for his piddle at 7 and crawled right back in under the covers until 9 o’clock!! We had to check on him a couple of times to make sure he was breathing! The past weeks excitement has obviously tired him out.
|George and Suzie hooking up to get on the road|
The day look like the typical response to having 2 fairly decent days. Rain, rain and more rain. We are so disappointed in this summer’s weather, as I’m sure most Ontariens are, and we are looking forward to winter in the south for our heat. It was no pleasure opening the blinds without the sun but enough about that. We are alive and well, with much to be thankful for.
|Oh goody, more rain|
We had our morning drinks and Bill notified me that George and Suzie were hooking up the car and ready to dump their tank. I went out and sat under the nose of the Suite and then under the car shelter out of the rainy drizzle to watch and wait. We said our final goodbyes and they pulled out about 10 am headed to another spot in Plattsville.
|Using Bill's dumping process before pulling out|
We poured another coffee/tea and decided to pop over to the Acreage to sit under their shelter for a while with Donna and Gerry. Loading the chairs in the trunk and bundling up a bit more we arrived around 10:45. Unfortunately, they had packed up and the gate was locked so we turned around and headed home. Admittedly, the weather was not conducive to sitting outside this morning, but we wanted to share a bit of the long holiday weekend with them.
|Goodbye to our friends|
When we got back home I decided to purge once more. I know, I know! Many of you are probably thinking ‘how many times does this girl need to purge clothes? How many clothes does she have?’ Well, just never mind. As responsible as I am when I go shopping (usually second hand) with the 'in with 1 out with 2, in with 4 out with 8' rule, I still have a full wardrobe for any occasion in my ¾’s of the Suite closet.
This is no secret to Bill and one of the reasons I love him and we get along so well. I try to be ruthless when I purge clothing and shoes and I am getting much better BUT I do still find things that I would like. I empty hangers, I fill hangers, fair exchange. Seriously, I need to get tougher on myself and the decisions I make regarding what I will wear and what I probably won’t.
|And the sky clears up for a bit toay|
So, I went through the closet and made a big dent, in my opinion, until the next time I feel like going at it again. The weather this summer has made it tough because I haven’t had an opportunity to wear many summery things………..therefore will not, let me go back and underline that………will not toss those things into a bag yet.
In saying that, though Bill’s idea of hot roast beef sandwiches sounds yummy, I decided this morning that I need to get back on track with my Paleo diet. That would mean no bread on my plate for starters. Maybe tomorrow is the day to start! I feel that so much food has been consumed over the last couple of weeks. I need to step back and cut out the ‘enemies’ that I know affect my weight. If I don’t, the closet will need a bigger purge!
Bill settle into his recliner and delved into the book he is reading so I decided to sit as well and start The 9th Judgment by James Patterson. It wasn’t hard to get into, the prologue grabbed me. After a bit of reading, I had to go and lie down for a bit as I’m still trying to catch up, I guess.
The sun is making appearances off and on and the temperature has risen to 20C. Once more a bit of dizziness hit me so Bill brought me in some more water and I took a bottle outside, shook it off and stretched out in the hammock. I wandered down to the end of the lane and placed a card in the mailbox for a friend with a birthday next week. On the way back I brought the blue recycle bins and tucked them under our slide-out.
Checking out the vegetable garden earlier, I found quite a few little grape tomatoes ripened so brought those in. My chard is done for the season, I think, with the leaves quite spotty with holes. From this first year gardening, I’ve learned a few things for my next go at it.
|Our friends left an empty spot in the corner|
Clemson has been outside enough to miss Suzie .......... yet
Looks like we’re not going to get any more of a break in the sky than a couple of hours. As I was sitting outside reading, the black clouds moved in around 5:30 and forced me inside again. What else to do but open my book for another few chapters before dinner. At 6 when Bill turned the news on we started also preparing the potatoes. He cut them into diced pieces and I prepared gravy and the meat.
|The pond and its reflections|
|I particularly like to see the turbine in the water|
|Beautiful cloud formations tonight holding 'who knows what!'|
f days. Already I’m about half way through mine. I hope you’ve had an enjoyable holiday Monday, if you were lucky enough to have it off work.
Thank you for reading along today. I’d love to hear from you!