halloween…

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barely slept last night and my cold seems to be a bit worse so I decided to stay home… slept for most of the day…

put up the last few decorations in between and took a few pictures…

IMG_9100.JPGpicked this up at the dollar store and put it on the front door… looks pretty good…

IMG_9109.JPGfinally got dressed around 4:30… put on my new velour cape and my witch hat from a few years ago… kids started coming about 5:45… by 6:30 there weren’t any more… most of them commented on the candies being in the hand:-)…

the little boys came about 7:30 and we got a picture together, thanks to daddy…

IMG_9108.JPGmy total was 18, counting my boys… too funny, because when they started coming I was worried I was going to run out…

prep…

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this morning I prepared for an afternoon memorial service as I got dressed… chose a purple top and a special scarf so that I could leave right from the office…

saw these geese as we were driving…

IMG_9032.JPGthey were everywhere… sadly I didn’t get a shot of them flying overhead…

here’s a picture of my afternoon snack

IMG_9033.JPGtook the smallest plate because it had purple on it…

today the sky went from dark and filled with clouds, to sunny and clear as we drove home…

after supper I prepared the goodies to give out tomorrow… I put together 30 medical gloves filled with candy and 3 sets of Halloween gloves for my boys

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headache…

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this morning I woke up with a headache… not the greatest start to the day…

had an 8 am dentist appointment for a filling… was very proud of myself… for the first time ever I wasn’t gripping the chair the entire time… I have been very nervous of dentists since I had a bad experience when I was little… my dentist specializes in “chickens“, lol…

IMG_9022.JPGthe sky had some mighty ugly clouds as we drove home…

the headache didn’t go away, so when I got home, I slept for an hour and a half… still there when I got up, but I made some supper and got ready to go out…

one of my BS buddies picked two of us up, and we peeled and sliced just under 15 pounds of potatoes for another member of the group… her brother’s memorial service is tomorrow and the extended family will be gathering at her place for dinner… she is a great cook and it was fun to see her family recipe for scalloped potatoes, slightly different than the ones we each use…

were done in an hour and home shortly after…

heading to bed looking forward to waking up with a clear head…

dinner…

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been a long day… hard to get out of bed as I felt very tired…

on top of that it snowed today… thankfully it melted as it hit the ground…

usually we get our first snow on Halloween

dark and overcast all day… bit of a downer…

really thought about putting the meat in the crockpot, although I wasn’t sure how long it would take so I decided not to…

when I got home I got the pot with my dinner in it all organized, but didn’t turn it on… still not sure of the new stove so I didn’t want to be worrying about whether the liquid might be evaporating and burning up…

after aquasize I put it on and then watched some tv while it was cooking…

should really have simmered a bit longer, but after an hour or so I had some and it was good…

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important…

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started the morning following a boat that was motoring down Portage Avenue…

IMG_9011.JPGran a few errands on my way home and picked up a Swanson’s TV Turkey dinner for my supper as I was running a bit late… haven’t had one for years, but it is one of those comfort things, lol…

had a nap, tidied the kitchen and spent good time with my BS buds…

IMG_9012-0.JPGimportant conversations tonight… great to be together…

IMG_9010.JPGhad to eat the last two Girl Guide cookies after everyone left…

Sunday…

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early morning hot tubs are becoming a Sunday pattern…

this morning I took out my phone and took a few pictures right from the tub…

IMG_8997.JPGit was lovely… for the first five minutes the jets weren’t going so I could hear the quiet and watch the squirrel make his rounds to collect peanuts…

ran out to do a few errands and picked up a pastry for my lunch… it was delicious…

IMG_8999.JPGthe sky was beautiful…

IMG_8998.JPGsun shone for the majority of the day although the clouds filled the sky in the early evening but it didn’t rain, so that was good…

a young friend stopped by so that I could get some baby snuggles… she has twins, but only brought the little guy… the little girl had gone out with her daddy…

IMG_9001.JPGnothing like baby snuggles to make your day… it was great fun to watch the boys take turns holding him as well…

good times…

normal…

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spent my Saturday in my new normal… a quiet day to recharge my batteries…

a few chores – watering the plants, putting chemicals in the hot tub, laundry… chatting with my girls on the phone or by text…

the garden needs work before the weather changes, but this Fall I am not motivated at all to get the work done…

George loved to putter around on Saturdays… cleaning the garage, working in the garden… going for bike rides… he liked TV as well…

watched some skating and a few cooking shows…

made coleslaw and used up a few frozen wieners which I cooked with brussel sprouts and a baked potato…

IMG_8973.JPG pleased that I’ve been using up things in the freezer…

used to run around and do shopping and errands and use Sunday to relax…

missing my beloved… don’t really love my new normal

blink…

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this morning as I was taking out the garbage and recycling to the lane, the pond sounded funny… walked over and realized the strange sound was the pump sucking air… couldn’t really see it because it was still very dark, but I unplugged it to be sure it didn’t burn out…

tonight I took a picture of the pond…

IMG_8966-1.JPGhard to tell how low the water is with all the leaves in it, but it is low… also got a shot of these flowers which just keep blooming

IMG_8967-0.JPGwas reminded again today that our lives can change in the blink of an eye…

hug those you care about… tell them you love them… take the time to do what you want to do…

every moment is precious… don’t waste a single one…

treat…

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beautiful day… sunny and plus 18 Celsius… what a treat…

luckily I had two meetings away from the office, so got an opportunity to be outside… another treat…

was picked up by my daughter and we seemed to fly to my grandson’s volleyball game… it was a few minutes away from where my doctor’s appointment was…

IMG_8956.JPGgreat to see him play… third treat of the day…

after the appointment I was in a cab and on my way home by 6:20 pm…

made a bit of supper, tidied the kitchen and vegged in front of the TV…

wonderful day…

attention…

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today’s events in Ottawa are a reminder that we never know what is going to take place…

felt disconnected all day…

need to pay attention to what is going on around me and enjoy each special piece of life that comes along… stop and smell the roses…

got dropped off by the high school and had a good walk home and took the time to enjoy that walk…

IMG_8946.JPGa few leaves are still on some trees and these ones were a lovely colour…

IMG_8948.JPGmany of the trees are dressing as skeletons for Halloween…

IMG_8949.JPGthe sky had been overcast all day and it seemed to mirror my feelings… not long after I got home it started to rain and it has continued for quite a while…

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