Sunday, Nov. 25th
OK, I carry on with our tale!!! I'd taped some shows. We eased into the morning. I negotiated with Josephine to do her homework at 11 a.m.
Next, breakfast, then we could finish the movie we began at bedtime. Gramma suggested we tidy and pack, then we could be ready. This was acceptable. That done, movie time!
A rainy day, I'm happy we played outdoors Friday and Saturday. We had to get homework out of the way. Firstly, I looked up tuning a ukulele! The strings are G C E A. I have a tuner, which helped. C was tuned to C#, and it wasn't right. We fixed it.
A group of students are being taught the ukulele at Jos' school, taught by students. It's for the December concert. I explained that we strum in a regular rhythm pattern, not the rhythm of the melody. It worked better.
Isabelle wanted to take a selfie in the mirror! I encourage their experimentation!
Swedish Irish Magic Viking Meatballs
There is a good story behind the Swedish Irish Magic Viking Meatballs
. Grampa went into the bookstore in town. He didn't know what to choose for 11-year-old Josee. He consulted the three 11-year-old girls who happened to be there with a mom, and came home with this. Success! Josephine had accidentally left her iPad on and went from 50% power to zero, so she couldn't read her book.
Out we went for a play. We were captured on the trailcamera.
Notice the difference between the frogpond ice Saturday and Sunday.
- Sunday, lots of dirty water and the grass turned green, peeking through.
It was time to go. Grampa came down to the frogpond to say he'd spoken to Caitlin. We were packed, Isabelle prepared a snack: grapes and dried cranberries. The parental unit phoned when they made it to the station, and we all hopped in the car.
On our way, we were stopped in a R.I.D.E. program. They asked if Grampa had been drinking (no, not in 17 years, he thought, but didn't say aloud). Then, she checked that all of us, including the girls, had their seatbelts on. We sure did! With a smile, and a verbal pat-on-the-back, we were good to go.
On our way. Isabelle's preference was The Beatles CD, disk 2. Grampa searched high and low for it.
We made it to the mall parking lot, where Momma and Papa were sitting waiting. They'd gotten off the train in Barrhaven, where they had gotten on, and drove here to meet us. There were Close Eyes for all. Josephine made us recite the Swedish Irish Magic Viking Meatballs
incantation. (It used to be 'Irish Swedish Meatballs' – it has evolved.
Souvenirs! My Dad's team. I remember going to the Maple Leaf Gardens.
I waved to you, Anvilcloud
We had to visit our naturopath's office, We had to pick up meds for hubby from the athletic facility. They are doing more renovations.
The big kids had a grand time in Toronto! I grew up there, in the inner city.
We went home, and all was quiet. We miss them!