Thursday 14 June 2018

After The Storm

   Still windy this morning - it was a real struggle to keep the ball in play on the tennis courts - but we seem to have missed the real storm. Hydro out in many places, flooding and trees uprooted. Kathy and John won the first set and we ended play at 2-2 in the second as I had errands to run, plus we were all pretty exhausted.

   Judy and I had a nice lunch and chin wag. It's hard to keep a conversation going when the grandkids are around so this was a rare treat for us. I cooked the salmon in the toaster oven and made two salads - quinoa with mint and cranberries and a regular green salad with Boston lettuce from the garden.

   After she went back to work I had a short nap before leaving for Book Club. The book we were discussing (which I didn't finish), "Do Not Say We Have Nothing" by Madeline Thiem, was not a popular choice despite having received several awards. We tried to decide what criteria the judges had used to assess it but were a bit flummoxed. Only one person said they would recommend it , and only to someone interested in that particular historical era. It was set during the Chinese Cultural Revolution and the Maoist regime.

Cleaned the skimmer in the pool when I got home - it was jammed with debris from the storm - and did a bit of a garden tidy-up. Won't need dinner tonight but will eat some of the leftovers from lunch. That should suffice.


  1. That was a wild few days of high winds - I have debris all over the gardens, I'm sure I'll be days cleaning up. Sounds like you had a very nice visit with your daughter. It's good to catch up without (wonderful) distractions (col). I am hopeful we will get rain this weekend, a nice gentle woman's rain & you'll need your pool on Sunday, 31++

  2. I couldn't live without my pool when the temperature reaches the 30's!