Saturday, August 19, 2017

What a Day!!!

I felt relaxed being out here the past hour with Zero and Fred - not one bark - just scoping out the yard.  It was awesome to sit and have my breakfast ourdoors and read without bugs - undisturbed!  WOW!  I can't believe it but maybe 45 min and Fred gave up wandering and came and settled near me.  Maybe another 15 minutes and Zero came up too and stood by the door and promptly Fred followed so guess that's my cue to head inside too.  LOL!!!

Boy I had a good day with Edna.  We had lunch at Stella's compliments of Edna then off to Cabela's where both of us found nice expensive hikers on sale and me a GC.  Then across to the Outlet Mall where at Quarks I found an awesome pair of black dressy shoes for $49 to go with those dresses - they feel like slippers.  The shoes I have at home caused my feet to ache walking in my bedroom so no dice wearing them all day.  😉

Then over to Angie's for a few hours of dogs and cat sitting.  Was outside playing chase etc till they headed for the door.  To hot out there.  Poor Murphy he does look sick.  Ohhh dang I tried to keep Murphy from escaping outside while the dogs were coming in and misjudged the door frame.  Yep my toe connected and I think I may have broken it and then later playing with the pups outside Grif the larger St. Bernese, stepped on it - YOWL!!!!  Both pups jumped back like 4 feet watching me on the patio.  😣  Thank goodness I was going home right then as I was not sure if I was going to cry or puke!

At this stage I gave in and ordered pizza.  As I'm paying I got confused and told the two girls that I may have broken my toe as I can't bend it.  One quickly went and got me ice for my long ride home.  Oh was I thankful!  Now I'm home and feet are up - wondering if I'll be up to the hike on Monday - sure hope so!!!

Friday, August 18, 2017

Feeling Happy!

That Zero three weeks after his hip surgery is off his meds and also the leash as long as there are no rabbits or squirrels in the yard.  Fred goes out first to clear the way and then I can let Zero off the leash to walk around but more importantly to just veg out in the grass.  Also allows me to relax on the awesome deck too.

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Feeling Thankful!

That Angela met me at the Thrift Store for their special 25% off sale and gave her advice on my selections to purchases.  I not only found a dress for my niece's wedding but found two others like new that I'm happy with and feel good in without needing any adjustments.  Like they were made for me!  So along with them I got a pair of brand new jeans, a jean blouse, tiny teapot sugar creamer set (Tina and Dianne) which I'd seen made into a sewing notions holder for beside your chair, stove broiler pan set like new, Hamilton Beach removable plates electric grill barely used that I'd been looking for for ages ($129+ new), a bag of embroidery threads, ice cube maker for skinny 4" cubes for my water bottle and a couple of stationary items.  All this for $67.50 and no killer taxes!!!

Then we went to Tim's for a late lunch n gab session and discuss plans for Wednesday's Greece sing along at the Park Theatre.  Both of us are looking forward to that along with Barb and my niece Pat!!!!

This one has a sheer beaded top.

This one has a folded gros grained ribbon empire waist.

This one is two times black checkerboard fabric.

Then supper with Linda and Patrick at Santa Lucia - I walked back home afterwards.  What a lovely end to a beautiful summer day - not so hot out walking - nice breeze.

Mine was whole wheat thin crust and still filling with side garden salad and lemon water.  I have half at home for two meals this weekend.  I'm going to check my BS 2 hrs after meal to see how it is compared to white regular crust with my ceasar cocktail.  WOW guess choosing wisely in moderation does work to allow me to enjoy my favourites.  It was only 7.2 - AWESOME! - instead of the usual 9.2 or 9.6 readings - 10 max.

Look 2 pizzas!

The bigger one was their's.

Sunday, August 13, 2017

This weekend!

I'm feeling relieved that Zero is recovering very nicely from his hip surgery and very content with his restrictive exercise.  And so is the younger Fred being sympathic and not chomping at the bit that his freedom is also restricted.  Yes I'm dogs sitting for the weekend.  When I got here I even beat Taunya and Zero came right to me with his tennis ball following me around till I asked if he wanted outside.  Promptly he walked to the patio door and stood patiently for me to leash him and out we went slowly while Fred trotted off on his own.  Zero came right back in with Fred following - well that was easier than I thought it would be!  But I can tell you l'm very happy he's not limping much at all whereas just before his surgery he was waddling painfully and sometimes slipping with that leg he hurt somehow.  I'm thinking another week or so and he'll be hard to hold back!  ☺☺☺



Iwas hungry and now tempted with my shrimp stirfry!  A little late after an ice cream bar treat earlier!  She shouldn't have told me she had a weakness and caved in and bought a box of them!

Saturday after looking after the dogs I dressed and headed out for my new planned walk myself.  It's been ages I walked to my 70's music so I'm sure I smiled lots along with a skip to my step!  See I started out at Grant Ave turned onto Park Blvd East and continued on Park Blvd North to Wellington Cres.  Then stretched my legs and headed back taking Park Blvd West and onto Park Blvd South before turning around to head back via Park Blvd East.  A total of 6.91 km in 1 hr 20 min @ 5.1 km/hr.  YEAH!!!

WOW I'm impressed with FB's selection from my pictures.  Thank you friends in your likes and comments on my postings!
The first is my first brown and blond lo n hi-lites, the second is in Sydney Australia,  the third is Facebook's artistic rendering of the first, the fourth is of my Sterling silver spoon bracelet and the last is my most recent cut taken at Ten Thousand Villages.

Today I left Zero and Fred just before lunch with their Mom on her way ETA 1:00ish and straight to Sadie and Mia till midnight or so.  Boy am I spoiled as I had lunch with June and Tom plus she got my supper ready too!  Also the girls have had their walk earlier and don't care to go outside in this heat.  I'll see maybe mid evening for a short walk.  In their picture I should have moved my water bottle aside - Mia is just peaking around it.  I gotta get out walking more and stop snacking - BADDDD!

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Mamma Mia @ Rainbow Stage

Feeling excited that tonight I'm going to Mamma Mia at Rainbow Stage, hopefully with my friend and niece.  I know it's overcast and raining but there is a roof over the theatre and viewing so hope the show goes on!  I don't think I've seen it or the play so another first in my life this year.

After a delicious meal at Santa Lucia with Pat and Barb we made our way to Rainbow Stage.  Now I've always parked outside of the park for events to be on the outside.  Well Barb thought I was crazy to do so and she guided me to the parking lot.  HA HA THE JOKE WAS ON US!  As we pulled in - there were two extra long lineups visible and as we drove into the parking lot there was another - seems even longer!  Then three rows in there's cars parked in the middle between the rows.  Now they are parking them like at the long stay airport parking.  OH NO THIS IS NOT FOR ME!!!  I quickly exited the lot - there was no way I was parking like this.  I did find a spot on the road on the way out and hope I'll beat the mass out!  MAMMA MIA is righto!!!!  Barb said, "That was just ridonkulous...thats gonna be a gong show when people go to leave....Mamma Mia".

Ahhh second song in and I lied as I've seen this movie with Meryl Streep as the Mom!!!!!  Go figure.  The three Dads were hidden in the loft or attic me thinks.  OH MAMMA MIA this is ABBAlicious!!!!  Ohhh my but that was entertaining!  I'm glad I got a discount price so I could treat Barb for her birthday - but this is one event worth the full ticket price.  All actors did an outstanding rendition in singing and acting!  We even drove out of there with no problem at all.  If Grease - The Sing Along - is half as good as tonight's event I'm going to be one happy girl enjoying an evening out with my friends!