Thursday, 25 May 2017

A Big Mistake

   A rainy, cold day - most unseasonable, in fact it only got up to 12C and the wind was almost gale force! I got quite soaked from the car to the building when I went to the meeting this morning.

   The meeting went off OK (despite my leaving out one of the reports from the handout - it was Donna's and she took it really well). Lunch was OK, nothing special - just the usual dry chicken - but there was plenty of coffee. There was also seconds of asparagus which made up for a lot. I love asparagus!

   The rain has finally stopped but I believe we got about 20 cms. which seemingly is what we usually get in the whole month of May. No wonder the grass is growing so fast!

  Just soup and a sandwich, probably toasted cheese, for dinner tonight as I am still stuffed and am trying to eat up all the perishable stuff in the fridge before I depart on Monday. I won't be buying too many groceries on the weekend. I had a big clean up in my office this afternoon and, of course, found Donna's report, but I won't tell her. It's just too embarrassing! 

Wednesday, 24 May 2017

My Day At the Senior`s Centre

   Out by 8:45 and not home until just before 3:00. The traffic lights were out on Huntingwood and the traffic was backed up with at least 30 cars in front of me at every intersection so I took a back route. It probably didn`t get me where I was going any faster but at least I was moving!

   Another lovely Spring day and I did a bit of gardening after I got home, then just lay in the sun for a while. The garden is looking very nice, I think this is my favourite time of the year, except the grass grows so fast!


Tuesday, 23 May 2017

Catching Some D's

   Gorgeous day today, up to 20C and sunny but now it is getting dark so we might get some rain. Tennis this morning was fun - I had three good sets and spent some time sitting in the sun and chatting before leaving around 11:00 a.m. We had quite a crowd but not too much of a wait between sets.

   Yesterday's social at Don Mills was quite special! We didn't get much tennis as it was so busy, but the pot luck lunch was spectacular with foods from all sorts of ethnic groups. I contributed sausage rolls but there were noodles and dumplings, samosas, chili, and several other dishes I didn't even get to try as I was too full. The desserts were scrumptious and there was unlimited coffee. I had to take a long nap after I got home!

   This afternoon I cut both the front and back lawns as they were really in need of a cut. The lawnmower has had a good workout this Spring, mainly due to all the rain. In between I made some soup for lunches this week. Now I am quite happy to sit on the couch and relax for the rest of the evening.

Sunday, 21 May 2017

Fickle Weather

   Chilly today and I have had the heat back on. I would have lit the fire too but the gas is turned off for the summer. Right now I am sitting with a rug over my knees!

   I walked up to the mall this morning in my winter jacket and really needed another sweater too. I dodged a bullet as the rain (quite heavy) started about 10 minutes after I got home. Tomorrow is the Victoria Day holiday and I am keeping my fingers crossed for nicer weather as I want to go to the tennis social at Don Mills. Lunch will be served regardless of the weather but it is much nicer if the sun is shining and we can actually get on the courts. Stay tuned!

   This afternoon I had the urge to do some baking so whipped up a couple of dozen sugar cookies. They will go in the freezer for snacks. Too tempting if they are left on the counter!