The White Cottage

MY DAYS IN RETIREMENT

I’m Now Thinking It’s Sunday

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This past Wednesday afternoon Gail and Bonnie dropped by. They were taking a break from Bonnie’s house hunting and came by for a visit which I really enjoyed. I fed them cake and cookies and we had a gay old laugh or too!! You can’t go wrong in my family feeding us cake and cookies – it’s a silent rule! They also took the time to drive around the neighbourhood to check out any possible houses for sale.

Before the Girls came over, Nat and I enjoyed a relaxing morning out on our little patio. We have a little friend who comes by now and again and sure ‘nough he showed up for a mid-morning snack. He has a little buddy that he scurries about the garden with, through the flowers and in and out of the little wood pile down by the stream, but we’re thinking he’s extra shy ’cause he don’t come round much! Every now and again, however, he’ll show up and join “Chipper” at the base of the bird feeder to feast away on sunflower seeds. So I thought I would take a couple of pictures as he was so willing to pose!!

Chipper enjoying a mid-morning snack.

Chipper enjoying a mid-morning snack.

As I’m now starting to get a bit house-bound and dusty, Nat and I decided to take a trip into St. Catharines and do a Costco run Thursday. We also headed over to our favourite bakery for some of their great crusty kaisers, along with giving a donation to Habitat for Humanity (we had some inside doors that we knew they could re-use). After lunch and gassing up (cough, cough, choke, choke!), we wanted to drop by to see our good friends, Cecil and Floris, but Floris was a bit under the weather, so we just headed home. At least I had a chance to get out in the fresh air and rid myself of some cobwebs!!

That evening we headed down to Port Colborne to Lucas’ baseball game.  And what a great game it was! Lucas was in fine pitching form – didn’t let in any runs – and we hooted and hollered for all we were worth. Lucas loves to pitch and he’s very good at it.  He’s got quite the fast ball!! The park they were playing at was beautiful and we were all remarking how nice it was and extremely well manicured. Four baseball diamonds, several soccer pitches, bike paths and grassy knolls – you couldn’t ask for more in a good sports park. So a good time was had by all as we hooted, hollered, sat around in perfect weather and watched our guys beat the pants off the opposing team!

This morning (Friday) I decided to get some weekend chores done – cleaning and laundry. I must be in a good mood because I’ve even taken down the shower curtain and tossed it into the laundry, along with cleaning off the shower curtain hooks!! I’ve also tossed a couple of rugs in there just for old time sake!  I’m sorry, but who the hell does that on a regular basis??? So now that I’m knee deep into it (I’m only taking a lunch break right now and posting this), I’ll be thinking it’s Sunday, the day I usually do laundry. Oh well, another Sunday morning I’ll have free to enjoy – yawn!!!! Gotta go, I’m being beeped!

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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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