The White Cottage

MY DAYS IN RETIREMENT

Going to Graceland, Graceland, Memphis, Tennessee

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Been laid up with the broken toe the past few days and it’s starting to get a little boring. I thought the swelling was going down, as it was looking pretty good this morning – so I decided to bake a couple kinds of cookies. My first mistake was assuming the swelling had gone down completely!! My second mistake was continuing on with the baking!! 

I stuck to it despite the blood rushing down “south” and giving me some choice words to repeat over and over in my mind!! I sat down in between baking “shifts” – 10 minutes a pop – and managed to get the chocolate chip and oatmeal cookies made. We were right out and Nat likes to have some with his tea at noon. Plus they’re a nice munchie for me when I’m listening to podcasts and archiving photos.

Nat is on his way down to watch Lucas play ball tonight. I decided to stay home and keep the old foot elevated after abusing it today – as we also made a trip to Beamsville to water the flowers at Mom and Dad’s gravesite. Man it’s a scorcher out there today!!!! Surprised the geraniums were still holding up their little heads!!!

Nat’s got a golf game lined up for tomorrow, so hopefully I’ll get back to the archiving. Discovered I made a major screw-up and forgot to scan quite a few pictures from the 1940’s. So I have to go back and see what’s missing and see how I can fit them in. Serves me right for leaving it for so long. At least I’ll be able to keep the old foot rested on top of the paper shredder/waste basket while I’m working away.

Nat and I are also thinking of Susan, Tom and the kids. They left for Orlando this past Saturday and have planned a side trip to Nashville and Memphis. Bridget has become a major Elvis fan and they thought they would surprise her by going to Graceland for a day. Having been myself, I’m quite excited for Bridget, as I know she’ll get the biggest thrill out of it. Too bad they didn’t have a laptop as it would have been real handy to email back and forth to see how they’re doing. Nat and I are to the point where we can’t travel without ours. It’s so nice to just reach out and touch someone!!!

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Author: Twila

Born and raised in a small town in Ontario, Canada, with 5 sisters and a brother. Now retired, my husband and I travel, play golf and am slowly renovating our new (old) home. After my kidney transplant in 1999, we've learned to enjoy life to the fullest. Nat and I have driven across Canada, taken an Alaskan cruise and drove home via the Northern United States. We've also been to Mexico, the Caribbean, the East Coast of Canada and Cape Breton. We've done the "Snowbird" thing, having lived in Destin, Florida for a couple of months of the year. In 2007 we changed our travel plans in order to move into and renovate our new "old" home, but hope to someday get back on the road again. We also love returning to Scotland (Nat's origin of birth) to visit his family and tour the Highlands and surrounding Isles.

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