Saturday, 15 February 2020

Grandies, Day 2

I'd banked the fire Thursday night. Friday morning I had coals, but it was so cold even the fire didn't want to get going! (The girls snorted when I said this to them!) Isabelle cheered me on from her nest on the couch. Every morning, "Thank you, Gramma!" when I work to revive the fire.

Grampa had an appointment for foot care in town. He was up early, and off he went.

I was watching news. Note the morning temperature!
Izzy emerged around 9:30. Jos about 10 a.m. The fire needed help, says Iz. We bragged to Momma that we were easing into the day. She was working at home on her laptop, by the fire!

The kittens were quite busy.

Out the front window, I called the girls to look, was a doe and yearling. Nutmeg was watching the 'giant squirrels', too.

After breakfast, we took off for the auction house. I'd participated in the online auction. There were some lovely pieces to be had, at a fraction of the original cost. The first were silver earrings, the second pearl earrings, surrounded by small gems. They were more than I wanted to spend these days. As I recall, the freshwater pearls set in 14 kt. gold, were valued at $885 and went for $220.

This is what I ended up with:

It was so cold.
I grabbed my Burt's Bees lipstick, put it on in the car. The road was really bumpy with our freeze/thaw weather patterns. I told the girls I managed to put my lipstick up my nose. They snorted, again!

Small town Ontario, he was wandered across the highway, having just visited his post office, at his own pace!

Sadly, a home lost in a house fire.

I really liked this bright red mailbox. It helps to have them visible, as the snowplows often blow right through them!!!

Barn charm

We made it. Someone else got the snowy owl print!


Miller's Bay Farm always has great signage!

We arrived home for lunch, and Valentine's celebrations! There was much art work done

Grampa favours these musical cards!

For grampa, I'd bought two door stops!

For fun, I bought a handsome Tiger!

I asked Isabelle if she was interested in the shells in the 18" glass jar. She said she had a collection of shells from her trips. She's rather have her own collection, with shells that are meaningful to her. What a lovely comment!

I have little chance of visiting anywhere with shells. I thought I would help a family trying to pass on lovely pieces from an estate, and give it a new home.

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We made it to 3 p.m., movie time. Actually, we were late. It was 3:03!
It was Maleficent.

Nutmeg was napping with Lambie. The kittens will miss them. Nutmeg was just settling in with them.

Valentine's Day dinner was pizza. I ordered it, and Grampa picked it up. We'll have leftovers for breakfast. Well, not Joffie. She doesn't do pizza in the morning! Izzy and I do!
Hostage exchange is at 10 a.m. in CP, in the mall parking lot. Both girls have more sleepovers, arranged prior to our caregiving Thursday/Friday. One is hosting one, the other is visiting someone else.


Tom said...

...-25C, that's COLD, stay warm! I invite you to link to The Barn Collective tomorrow.

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
fun finds... and I too am a fan of pizza for brekky! YAM xx

Jocelyn is Canadian Needle Nana said...

Hi Jenn, just caught up on your posts. Before I forget, who do you order from online for groceries.
Yes, I’ve had extra Nana duty lately with my 6 year old grandson too due to the strike days. What great memories you are making with those girls...and how they are growing. My 15 year old grandson no longer needs me to babysit and a part of me is sad about it.

Anvilcloud said...

The car was a good place from which to take pictures that day.

Jenn Jilks said...

I order with PC Express, our local store is only 8 km away!

William Kendall said...

The cats must be fascinated by deer.