Long weekends just do not seem to hold the same appeal as they did when we were younger… Getting an extra day off of work, heading out to the lake or to visit family or friends, or simply getting away from the city for the weekend was something to really look forward to. At this stage of our lives, it becomes a weekend to stay OFF of the highways, avoid lake traffic and wild parties and stay put at home. How boring are we! Not even a concert to go to…
Last summer our garden hardened up so badly that we could barely use the rototiller. We decided to summerfallow it this year, and the first tilling occurred this week. The ground is as soft and black and perfect as it could be!! John put one load of manure into it last fall and it is amazing that it could make such a difference. It will be very difficult to leave it and not plant any vegetables this year… I still have to pull up my silver mounds and divide them, as they are getting overgrown. Then the weeds from the edges of the garden can be tilled up before they are replanted.
There is certainly a lot of yard work to do, but we are still trying to cope with a few renovations indoors. The challenge is that our livingroom is not very large. We have had our daughter’s 54 inch screen TV sitting in front of the corner entertainment centre ever since she won it at her office Christmas Party and decided that it was time to find a permanent place for it. Our first idea was to sell the entertainment centre and put the big screen TV up on the wall. We revamped the room accordingly, and put the entertainment centre up for sale on Kijiji, receiving one reply: “I would love to get this, just let me get into my time machine and go back to 1975 to find a TV to go with it”. Someone has a sense of humor!!! In any event, we set the big screen TV onto the bottom half of our china cabinet along the opposite wall to where it had been, leaving the chairs and couch where they were, just to test out the situation. After two evenings, it was frustrating that that the TV could not be seen from the kitchen area or where I have my computer. John made the suggestion that he COULD fit the big screen TV into the corner entertainment centre by removing several of the side shelves, and as it is a fine piece of furniture, we decided to do just that. I do appreciate having such a handy husband! There are still some other things to “tweak”, but I did learn that it is VERY difficult to go through the treasures in my china cabinets and try to decide which ones I am willing to part with and which are no longer considered treasures – something that needs to be done sooner than later!
Being part of the volunteer staff for the Salvation Army Friday morning breakfasts, we were very sorry to learn that our beloved Major Glenn and his wife Bonnie are being transferred to Regina very shortly. They have been a huge blessing to Prince Albert area and in particular the Salvation Army complex and church and will be greatly missed! We also pray for Major Bonnie as she has been experiencing some severe health problems and this move will not be easy for her. Prince Albert’s loss will be Regina’s gain, that’s for sure! We wish them all the best.