Monday, 11 October 2021

A week that was and a Thanksgiving visit

 Who knows what happened the first few days of the now past week?  I can't recall and I don't have anything much written down on my calendar beyond cleaning cat litter and a few chores.  I note I did get out to Costco on Tuesday - there were a few items on sale that I wanted.  I follow a blog that posts photos and pricing of sale items (or other items that catch the writer's fancy).  One of the items I wanted was a CO detector for the basement.  It's a plug-in version with a lithium battery back-up.  I did the test and it is loud!  I hope I never hear it in real-life.

I also picked up a couple of gifts for my son and daughter for Christmas.  I'm very close to finishing my shopping.  I know it's early but with concerns about the supply chain I'm happy to get it over and done with.  My favorite Pinty's buffalo chicken "flings" (basically a chicken nugget) were also on sale. The regular price has gone up by a dollar, so the sale price isn't as good as it once was but for now I'll buy them every so often.  

Wednesday was an absolutely beautiful day weather wise.  I spent some time outdoors, cleaning up the front containers as the plants were looking pretty straggly.  A neighbour stopped as I was working and we chatted for a bit.  They had planted some lilies this summer in containers and were hoping they'd make it over the winter.  I suspect they won't and mentioned they might want to put them in the ground...he thought the dirt in the containers was the ground.  They are new to gardening so just a rookie mistake.  I pulled my geraniums and a piece of ivy from each container.  The ivies are potted up and sitting in my kitchen window, while the geraniums are drying out in the garage.  I'll put them in a bag and store them in the garage (it doesn't ever freeze since it is well insulated) and hopefully I'll be able to use them again next year.

Thursday was grocery day.  Nothing exciting to report there.  Prices just keep increasing but I really didn't need much and bought some sale items to put into the pantry.  Friday the curling started so I was lazy and spent the day watching several games and knitting.  I've finished four scarves and over the weekend used some of the remaining yarn to make up two headbands.

On Saturday I drove out to D's for an overnight visit.  She made a lovely meal that evening of ham, roasted veg and homemade buns.  I got to see the finished bathroom - it is lovely! and spend time with my favorite guy.  Stanley (the black cat on my lap had come to cuddle, so Eli piled on too.)

While I was there I cleared out D's flowers from the containers, while she scrubbed the downstairs bathroom and Eli ran around the yard.  She was taking care of a friend's dog while they were away from the weekend, so Eli and I hung out when she went over to their house.  She took advantage of the opportunity to run to the store without her little helper while she was out.  

Before I left on Sunday, Eli and I spent some time outdoors.  It was cool in the early morning but warmed up nicely.  He is getting so tall! 

I left about 3 p.m. and was home by 4:30, just in time to feed the cats. :)  C went out for dinner with friends so I had the house to myself for a bit.  I had one curling match up on You-tube on my smart television, while the other match was playing on FB.  Both of the teams I was pulling for won, and are into the playoffs.  Today is playoff day with three draws.  I've currently got the same setup as last night, but one of my teams is not shooting well today.  

Our weather has cooled off significantly, with frost forecast for tonight.  Between draws I've got to get out and clean out some containers.  But first, I have to head to the local Walmart to see if they have a charging cable for my Samsung phone.  I forgot mine at D's and she won't be able to mail it until tomorrow morning - the earliest I'll have it with our mail delivery is Wednesday afternoon.  For now, the phone is shut off and if I can't find a charging cable it will stay that way except if I need to use it briefly.

Take care everyone, stay well. Happy Thanksgiving to my Canadian readers!


  1. Sounds like much accomplished last week. You have a lap full of total cuteness going on there! Happy Thanksgiving.

  2. Cuddle time is the best time of all! I am so glad you were able to spend time with your daughter/grandson.
    Happy Thanksgiving to you!

  3. Happy Thanksgiving Day to you, too. It's cooler here in southern Alberta by quite a bit from what it was last week. Well, it had to turn seasonal some time. Is it any wonder I love the first part of autumn? Warmish days, cool nights, turning leaves, autumn skies... Sigh. I had to chuckle at Eli on your lap; it won't be long now until he's too big for that - though he'll always be grandma's little baby, I know. But how fast they grow, and how fast the time goes.

  4. Tell me more about over-wintering geraniums. My grandma used to pull them up and hang upside down inside for the winter. Do they revive in spring?

  5. Happy Thanksgiving! Neighbours had to scrape the windshield on their car this morning! We had about half an hour of big fluffy snowflakes yesterday and about 10 minutes of corn snow today. Now it's bright sunshine!! It's definitely getting chilly though.

  6. What a wonderful week you had combining getting things done and cuddling with your favorite guy. Puts a smile on your face every time you think of it, I bet. Have another wonderful week.

  7. Such a sweet photo. Won't be long and the wee guy will be too big to fit on your lap. I have all of my geraniums safely tucked away in the very cool basement. The temperature in that area stays just above freezing all winter. They were very wet when I brought them in as we'd had a LOT of rain the previous week. I'll just let them be and check the soil once a month or so. My grandmother used to remove all the soil and hang them in the rafters of her root cellar. She had magnificent geraniums.
    Nice to see your face Mae!

  8. Belated happy Thanksgiving! I'm glad you got to spend time with your daughter and grandson...and had a lovely holiday meal to boot! :-)

  9. Kris forgot a charging cord here, so when I go shopping I will pick up some padded envelopes and mail it back to him.

    Sounds like you had a lovely week.

    God bless.

  10. Happy Thanksgiving! Sounds like you had a good weekend!

  11. Happy Thanksgiving to you! I'm glad that you had time with D and Eli!

  12. Oh Happy belated Thanksgiving my friend. And how dear to see Eli and you together...cuddling. What a precious boy he is.


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