Wednesday, July 26, 2017

And......

.........it's still raining. hard. most of the day.

I'm laid up so it has been a productive day of laying about working on my genealogy research. I have two new DNA matches that broke down a very difficult brick wall! These two individuals descend from a sister of my assumed 5xgreat grandmother. They are showing as 4x cousins so that would work!

I had some work done on my wonky knee yesterday. They were trying to cut through this stuff that is growing out of control in the joint and then injecting some other stuff in there to cut inflammation and pain.  It is very swollen and painful today. I'm to keep it up on a pillow until the swelling and tightness go down then exercise it as much as I can without undue pain. The dr. who was working on my knee said she can't for the life of her understand why my knee replacement surgery is being stalled. She is writing yet another letter to my GP urging her to send me to the orthopedic clinic.

My mother in law passed away on Monday. I had told her I would see her this week. Well I sure wasn't anticipating seeing her in the funeral home.  I can't go to the funeral home and stand in a receiving line (this family does that..) but I will attend the funeral with my daughter and grandson. Her obit. was published today. My sister in law, who doesn't like me one bit, didn't post my name as the wife of my late husband. My feelings are rather hurt but I'm not going to make a fuss. My children are LIVID.


Monday, July 17, 2017

July 17

This will be a boring post.
It is raining, almost every day. It is humid and uncomfortable, even when it is cool and raining.

BUT!

Our garden is putting on the show of shows! We have tomatoes, cucs, onions, radish ready to eat. I haven't checked the carrots or potatoes yet but they have big showy plants up top that look promising!

We took Baya to the lake on Saturday. She had a wonderful time. The other day Marlene and I went shopping and I forgot to grab the trash bag that I was dropping at the head of the drive. 'Nuff said





That was a horrible mess to clean up. I had thrown a container of rancid flour into the bag. It was wedged into every crook and cranny and ground into the rug. She ate a lot of it too. The next morning we got up to dog poop from one end of the kitchen through the dining room. I was scouring hardwood with disinfectant at the crack of dawn - yuck!

I want to wish John Grey a happy retirement! I wish you many virtual Scotch Eggs and a wonderful rest of the summer to enjoy all your free time. (Somehow I don't think John will be spending the rest of his days "in front of the telly eating crisps")

Monday, July 10, 2017

July 10

This month is just flying by!
It continues to be like a rain forest here in Ontario. It's a rare day when it doesn't rain!
Our gardens are doing just marvelously. The grass grows like mad too though.
My puppy is doing very well. She has gained some much needed weight and is learning her commands. She won't sleep on the nice bed I bought her though - no way.
The fellow who arranged for her to come to us said the previous owners kept her locked in a crate all day. She peed and pooped in the crate and then would cry to be let out. When we pulled her blankies out of the crate they were quite soiled so they went right into the trash. The crate was folded up and put away.  I don't want that dear girl to ever be in a crate again. The cat enjoyed the crate for awhile.



Glaring at each other. Look at Kitty's ears!





Hmmm, what is so interesting in that slipper?



Kitty hangs out on the crate for awhile. 

Last weekend we went up to Barrys Bay for an arts festival. Lots of interesting stuff for sale, though I didn't see any of the artisans that I thought would be there.

Scenes from Wilno.


The beautiful Polish church.


I can't believe I walked up all those stairs!!!!! It was so worth it though.


The view from the church steps. This site must have been so inspirational to the founders of the church.

I don't have a photo of him, but I FINALLY found a Buddha statue for my garden. He is sitting proudly side by side with Confucius.