Jan 24, 2021

Nothing to shout to the roof tops about


Its my blog so I choose to start with a sunset from the 22nd, two nights ago. We have been getting some colour here and there.

We continue to hunker down, going out every 7 – 10 days for a medical appointment ( chiropractor or medical massage ) followed by small errands ( drop off a dremel to have the battery rebuilt as well as a cordless stick vacuum ), quick stop at the health food store, stop at the post office and a grocery shop. It makes for a long day. Five hours away from home is four hours too many but some things need doing, especially picking up new library books. We then spend the rest of those 7 – 10 days walking here within our park, not driving anywhere. We certainly aren’t filling up the Jeep much. I think we are becoming hermits. Despite being home so much we never run out of things to do. We are content with computer time, reading, guitar, cooking and watching a movie every evening. If we ever get bored we can always play games or watch a second movie. I guess I should mention that we do spend a good deal of time looking outside, it is never boring.

Finally the birds are starting to eat the Mountain Ash berries. I guess that the berries need to have matured to a certain point before they indulge.

Taken yesterday morning on the Isla. Beautiful photo Sue. She gets to see this every morning and then walks the beach. Big sigh!

We kept hearing voices throughout the day yesterday. I kept popping up to see families out front – lakeside. I should have counted how many people were out walking, like this person. Parents and children were a first. Where did they come from?

I wonder if they parked along the highway and walked down to the lake. It was a perfect blue sky day with bright sunshine. If you layered up you were warm enough. We certainly enjoyed our walk.  Perhaps we might attempt the lake another time.  I need to get my walking sticks out. I can’t remember which tip to use on the ice?? It really was fun seeing people out enjoying the day. At one point we had stopped to chat with a neighbour a few streets over. She was outside with her dog, and as we chatted I kept hearing a whack. Someone was out on the lake hitting golf balls.  She said that they often did it. Well that explains where the coyotes and eagles have been getting their toys:)

We came home to find this couple standing next to our beach and checking out our home.  Easy to see inside with all the windows. We prefer to heat the house with solar so we always leave the blinds up. We are used to folks going past in their kayaks but not to standing on the ice looking in. It happened a few times, we just wave.

This pair were skating. She is somewhat shaky and each hung on to an end of the stick as they skated.  No idea where they disappeared to.

I was pretty certain that this was a mouse moving about the ice. Colin checked and checked. It was just a leaf moving in the gentle breeze.

We had a lovely happy hour yesterday face timing with friends. It was enjoyable and we really need to do so more often. One of the things we talked about was baking various veggies in different ways.

Baked veggies were on the menu for our dinner. There were beets, turnips, parsnips, carrots, onions, broccoli, more carrots and a good deal of cauliflower. Can you believe that we ate 3/4 of those veggies along with our “vegan turkey cutlets”. Great dinner.

The end of the day on the Isla yesterday. One day we will be back.


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8 Responses to “Nothing to shout to the roof tops about”

  1. Maxx Trails says:

    We put fuel in our truck on Thursday, that was the first time since we moved in here last October, and the tank was still half full! I love the picture of the bird eating the Mountain Ash 🙂

  2. Judith says:

    Having only two years experience where bodies of water froze over regularly and more than a few days, I am wondering, how can you tell if it’s safe to walk? Who goes first?? Meanwhile, I think you should post how long and at what temp you did those vegetables. They look wondeerful all laid out there….

  3. Trish says:

    I, too, would love more info on the roast veggies! Do you toss them in oil and spices? Also, can you suggest any good movies that you have enjoyed? We are always looking for something to watch but find so many are horribly violent, fantasy, science fiction or just fluff! Love your blog and really enjoying your enjoyment of the lake and your (usually) summer home!

  4. Enjoy those Winter scenes because they should disappear in less then Two Months.
    Be Safe and Enjoy!

    It’s about time.

  5. Kathryn Tycho says:

    The Robin’s eat all the mountain ash berries at home before the are barely ripe. Then they fly around looking drunk! When we first moved to Terrace in 1974 Eric, our girls 5 & 6 and dog were walking on the ice along the backwash of the river. I wouldn’t and they all laughed at me until the ice broke. Not too deep but mighty cold and the girls cried all the way home saying ” we won’t believe Daddy again!” I’ve never trusted ice over water! Glad you are relaxed and settled in at home. Covid cases are up here in Mazatlan and we remain vigilante. They are presently cracking down on lax public transport masking, cleanliness and occupancy regulations.

  6. Beautiful sunsets – you will be back there hopefully in October or November. Hopefully I will get back there one day too. We got a tiny bit of snow but it is snowing as I type this – still just hovering around the zero mark though so not cold. The hummingbirds who stay here all winter disagree

  7. Jim and Barb says:

    What a difference in sunsets! We would like to get down there someday…..

  8. Barbara says:

    There’s no way I could be tempted onto that lake. On a brighter note, please do share more about how to prep those veggies!

    Barbara in Florida

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