In the fridge

There is just a little housekeeping to mention today. For the record there are two milestones. Well, one milestone and one event.

We had our first snow on the local mountains on Tuesday. A few years ago it only lasted a couple of days. I suspect we will see a lot more of it this year. Fine by me. We aren’t going anywhere.

Years ago I gave up knitting when they took most of my wrist bones out. But I have all of this gorgeous wool sitting unused in a bag in my closet and thought I could maybe handle the weight of a child’s toque. I gave it a go this week and although the result was nothing fancy it was fun to do. One toque done for granddaughter and now I am going to try a fisherman’s style hat for E. The trick, I have found, is to put the needles down and rest for an hour when my hands begin to resemble a claw.

Without any witnesses to see us, we have fallen into the most juvenile of routines. We live on, as we call it, Edmonton time. What it is, in fact, is an inability to physically accept the recent time change. Dinner early, bedtime really early and then we wake up crazy early. In our defence, when it gets dark at 4:30, it is hard not to think it is time to put our work down and eat.

We highly recommend Queen’s Gambit on Netflix. We finished it in two nights. Now we are watching season two of Undercover. Nothing much else of interest to mention.

Oh the milestone? You want to know the milestone?

On November 13 at 7 am in the god awful year of 2020, after a wild and stormy night of wind and rain, we finally filled all of our water tanks. We have 8000 GALLONS OF WATER !

As promised, we won’t need to talk about water anymore.

(Pause for applause)

And with that, I have pulled out all of my gardening books and seed catalogues to plan my new and improved summer garden. It will be a lovely halibut dinner to celebrate tonight. The champagne is

in the fridge

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