Hello my friends, another good day today in the life of Bernie....the arthritis is acting up a bit but not bad enough to start complaining ...... yet! I think it has something to do with our weather as it has really cooled down with a few showers tonight and rain on the way for tomorrow.
I slept in again this morning, got up at 9 and had my breakfast. As I was reading my paper and drinking coffee my neighbour called to see if I wanted to go out for lunch. Of course, I love going out to share a meal with a friend. We stayed in town and it was fun as we hadn't seen each other for awhile. We talk on the phone quite regularly but it's better visiting in person. The new Tea House in town is beginning to use my first name when I walk in as I am there so often. I do enjoy going there very much, they use china and silver cutlery, some patterns are really old and many times the settings do not even match but with their starched linen tablecloths and lacy doilies it all seems to fit so nicely with their old fashion decor. ...not luxurious just cozy and the food is really good.
After lunch I went to Curves. I am beginning to enjoy exercising each day and for me that is something. I am down 2 pounds, perhaps that is where the motivation is coming from. Anyway I am getting faster on the machines and the stretching machine is still my favorite. I still cannot believe the energy it creates, that may come from being with the other ladies who are always telling stories about their lives and so full of life and laughter. I seem to get so much more done when I get home.
Terry had called and left a message to call her, her brother in law is back in ICU and is not doing very well. I could tell she is really worried about her sister. I am going to ask you all to say a prayer for them, Terry's sister's name is Peg and she is exhausted from spending so much time at the hospital these past few weeks, her husband's name is Allan and he has been through so much, fighting so hard to live. He has had 2 surgeries already and may need another one. So prayers for Allan and Peg will be greatly appreciated.
This afternoon I did a load of laundry, cleaned my bathrooms and polished living room furniture. I also made a meatloaf for supper and had fresh green beans and salad with it. Oh it tasted good, I enjoy eating out but prefer home cooked meals, (sounds like I like my own cooking) but after going out to dinner last night and lunch today I was ready for something from my kitchen.
After supper I put my deck cushions away before the showers began. I also vacuumed downstairs. My feet and back were beginning to ache a bit so I put off vacuuming upstairs until tomorrow. It will wait and the cleaning lady is coming in on Tuesday anyway. She only comes in for a couple of hours every 3 weeks but it makes such a difference just having her do my floors as I don't have a problem doing other things. I know I am a bit fussy but I like my home to be clean especially when I never know who might stop in for a coffee.
I tried to upload a picture my sister sent me from Scotland (of the two of us) to my home page. It uploads okay but it is too big for the page and it only shows a piece of the room we are in. I have to find a way to crop it, I'll figure it out somehow.
I had another full day today, one of good food, laughing with friends and cleaning my home. Life is good people......I truly am blessed and you, my blogging friends are one of my blessings I am so thankful for.
Am off to read post and comments......Good Night and God Bless
Just came back in to say I was finally able to upload my sister's and my picture. It feels good to have both of my sisters on my blog with me. Sheila is from Scotland and I get really lonesome for her at times. Night...