Good Thursday morning! July 29th is my Mom’s – Granny Marj’s birthday. She would have been 99 today!
It’s a rainy day here and that is good since we don’t have AC right now. This will be a low key day for us.
July 29 is Rain Day! I have never appreciated rain until I started gardening!
I find this a fascinating story. Stranded During COVID, Athlete Trained With Water Jugs—Now She’s Won Olympic Gold, a First for Philippines! “The most amazing thing about her story is that she got stuck in Malaysia during the COVID lockdown. She was only there for an Olympic qualifying event when the government banned traveling and she ended up being stuck there for more than a year. I read she had to build her own workout equipment using water jugs,” one Reddit commenter reported.
Learn the great art of doing the best you can, with what you have, where you are.
Such a sweet day.
Hubs and I walked the Port Weller Spit. This is the time when we get to talk about the things of our heart. OK, we’re not that deep. It’s more like “What time do we need to leave St. Cats to get to Sudbury by 1 pm?” 😊
We soaked our gardens at Grace and left some produce for our friends at the Seniors Apartments. Love Notes. Really small love notes.
In the afternoon, I had an appointment and Jasper and Laur went park-hopping. But, saving the best for last, we then went to T’s and A’s house. We met these folks through our church but we’d want to be their friends anyways.
Grumpa and Jasper played around in the pool and then we all had healthy snacks. T and I are huge fans of Mennonite Central Committee. And A is an amazing artist – having illustrated some of the books our kids enjoyed when they were little!
So silly. This is Air Conditioning Day. We got home and our AC has died. Thankfully our superintendent picked up our call after hours and has arranged for a reliable AC company to come to our place tomorrow morning.
(Goodness! Life without AC is a huge awakening! 😊)
Good Wednesday Morning! This morning I hope to talk hubs into walking the Port Weller Spit and then water our church garden in the morning because we have an action packed afternoon. Jasper and his grands (us) are delivering freezes, looking for a train, going to a park in Niagara Falls, and then going for a swim in a pool. Some friends from our church have invited us over. Hoot hoot!!
Today is Air Conditioning Appreciation Day! I surely do love AC! Live without it in St. Cats would be brutal.
Good new story… Blind For 15 Years She Now Has 20/20 Vision And Sees Her Grandchildren For the First Time! A woman left blind for 15 years has finally regained her sight after a life-changing operation.
Doctors believed 59-year-old Connie had glaucoma when she rapidly began to lose her eyesight over a decade ago. But then an ophthalmologist diagnosed cataracts in 2018—one of the most common and treatable adult vision issues.
Faith is [also] about doing. You are how you act, not just how you believe. –Mitch Albom, author
Dear Life, You’ve been very good to me today. This morning, I got to have a walk and do my weight-for-seniors exercises. Laur and I didn’t vow to divorce each other at Costco. That’s a big plus. And this afternoon, I got to visit with AKSG, remember my code at the bank machine, and go to Giant Tiger. No pics from today, but do enjoy some cartoons. I sure did! HUGS! Moi
Good Tuesday morning! Getting some exercise this morning plus a Costco shopping. And visiting with daughter Anna this afternoon. Oh, and packing away stuff from Costco – that is a workout in itself! 😊
Today is Take Your Houseplant for a Walk Day! I move our cactus plants from inside to outside on sunny days. And our sunflowers from inside the patio to the outside every weekend!
Fun news story! Dashing Support Cat Helps Kids With Eye Problems Feel Confident About Wearing Glasses. “Meet Truffles the support cat. Not only does she purr and play and do all the things regular kitties do. She also supports her optician friend in a very special way.
How? By encouraging nervous children to see glasses and eye patches as fun, friendly—and not at all scary. See, this former stray is more than happy to wear a pair of glasses herself.
“The whole world is a series of miracles, but we’re so used to seeing them that we call them ordinary things.” – Hans Christian Anderson
Glory! What a great day to be an older person!
We had a marvie hike with our friend John.
After lunch, a pool party. Jasper and Andrew get along like peas and carrots, and Andrew’s folks are super awesome.
Then to Serendipity where the boys had more ice cream and candy than is good if you have it every day. But this is a treat.
I’m including pics of our gardens / plants here at Jubilee Place. Over the next few days, I’ll add pics of gardens at M’s, Grace, and Jasper’s.
Note to self. Next year …. Nah! I’ll never learn! 😊
Good Monday morning! A hike with our friend John this morning. And Jaspering with his new friend Andrew in the afternoon. (M is at a day camp.) The plan is a backyard pool time and then Serendipity Ice Cream. Following by watering the gardens at Grace. We’ll be falling face first into our tofu at suppertime! 😊
July 26 is World Tofu Day! I LOVE tofu. Here are some recipes for you.
Some fun news. Apparently “adventure cats” are becoming quite the media sensation.
A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
Better keep yourself clean and bright; you are the window through which you must see the world. -George Bernard Shaw, writer, Nobel laureate (26 Jul 1856-1950)
A very good Sunday. Church was awesome. Our gardens at Grace and Jubilee are hanging in there. I got to make up “love notes” to send to people. Supper includes the biggest zucchini you can imagine. We bought it for a dollar at a veggie roadstand. I’m baking it in the oven. Off to mail notes and water our patio garden.
Do enjoy these cartoons! I certainly did. Welcome home Ray! Thank you Judith for being awesome!
Good Sunday morning! Church this morning and I think hubs is the “sound-man.” Grace Menno is not a high-tech church. 😊 Hopefully, a nice walk in the afternoon and – time permitting – working on cards.
Today is Auntie’s Day. I love being a crazy aunt! Do you need a crazy aunt? I have a very loose definition of “family.”
I love this story! Realtor Transforms Abandoned Properties into Tiny Home Villages That Give Permanent Housing to Chronic Homeless. For nine years Linda Brown and her husband David organized a nightly drop-in shelter where homeless people in Springfield could eat, shower, do laundry, use a computer, and socialize during bingo games and karaoke—but they wanted to do more.
So they transformed an abandoned mobile home property into a village of tiny homes that provides permanent housing to the chronically disabled homeless.
Thought for Today:
“Discomfort is the beginning of transformation.” - Valarie Kaur
Well, this day went a whole lot better than planned. (Not that we had anything planned.)
Serendipitously, we got to have Jasper and Walter over while their folks did an errand or two. Jasper was delighted to rediscover his “old” toys and playhouse. Walter enjoyed looking at new toys and being outside while I transplanted plants. Grumpa Laur took both boys for a walk around of our garden. One day we’ll have an apartment that faces into the greenspace, and that will be fun.
After lunch, we got to visit briefly with my amazing brother and sister-in-law Jim and Dorothy. And with Dorothy’s awesome Mom Grace. And with Dorothy’s wonderful sister S and son D. And this afternoon I worked on August cards. Know someone who would LOVE a card, I’ll gladly send one.
Some days, my body feels like a dump truck. But today it’s a meaningful dump truck. 😊
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When I turned 64 on January 31st, 2021, I felt a significant shift in my little universe. Likely related to the Beatles song “When I’m 64.” While my mother, Marj Carrie, lived to be 98, the average life expectancy for women in Canada is 84. So I did a couple of things.