bath…

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this morning I ran a number of errands…

paid for my house insurance… it had been in both our names, but after my beloved died and they changed it to my name only, the birthdate was still his… cost me more money when I advised that I wasn’t that age, lol…

also changed over my car insurance to have the payments come out of the bank automatically, as MPI has stopped taking the monthly amounts from credit cards…

went to the credit union where they put a cheque in and immediately made a payment onto my credit card… handy, as there was no need to wait any additional time… added a few accounts and discovered that I could send up to $3,000 via eTransfer, although I am still ticked that they charge for that service…

took Indi for a bath, which she really needed as she’s been driven to Kenora twice in the last while and was covered in bugs…

finally picked up a few groceries before heading home… nice to get all that over with…

then there was eating, tv watching and napping…

whisperer…

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for the last few weeks my desk has been a bit messed up as I had loaned out a small rolling filing cabinet…

this meant that all my plants, mainly orchids, ended up on the desktop, making it a bit crowded…

today, I got the cabinet back and our amazing plant whisperer reorganized the space… she remembered exactly how it should look, which was good because I couldn’t remembered what went where…

looks amazing now… and the space has a much calmer feeling;-)… ahhh…

unscathed…

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had the oddest day…

as I was leaving the house the phone rang… a recording said they were from my credit card company and someone was trying to purchase something that they thought wasn’t a usual thing for me… I could choose 1 to approve it or 2 to cancel the purchase… I hung up the phone…

as soon as I got into the car I called the number on my credit card and spoke with someone who advised that is was a scam and I had done the correct thing…

the weather has been odd all day and coming home from work it seemed like everyone was crazy… drivers were crossing the road in front of me, sliding into spots that weren’t really there, and just acting like there were no rules…

glad when I arrived home unscathed and got to spend a few moments in the garden…

stroll…

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walked to the Park this morning… before it got too hot…

had a wonderful stroll through the English and Leo Mol Gardens…

they are stunning right now… everywhere I looked there were beautiful flowers…

haven’t been over for a few weeks and was amazed at the growth in that time…

the heat is back on in the lily pond and the lilies are looking much better than the last few years… unfortunately I was there too early to see them completely open for the day…

nice to get some exercise and enjoy the gardens…

patiently…

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had a fun time in the garden this morning…

when I walked out I frightened the baby bunny, but it came back a bit later for a snack…

and then the squirrels started running around… one was digging in the hibiscus pot… not sure what was going on, but went over and encouraged it to leave, lol…

a gray squirrel and a little red squirrel chased one another all around the garden to decide who got to be at the feeder… the red squirrel won that particular round

the sparrows were in and out of the pond as they had drinks and baths

and I spent the longest time waiting patiently for a black swallowtail butterfly, that was flitting around the garden, to land so that I could take a photo… eventually I got a few good shots…

two or three cabbage butterflies fly through the garden on a regular basis, but I’ve yet to catch one sitting still long enough to get a picture…

greens…

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had a very relaxing day…

slept in a bit… for me, lol… put out the cushions, watered the garden and had breakfast by the pond

enjoyed all the flowers on the mandevilla and spent time with my book…

while I was reading, I looked up to see this…

the little bunny that I’ve spotted a number of times, but not been able to get a picture of… today it sat by the chair and enjoyed some greens while I took pictures…

when it got too hot to stay outside I came into the house and watched sports on tv and napped…

so sluggish that I ordered my groceries to be delivered tomorrow… really the height of laziness

rays…

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we spent a short amount of time in the butterfly garden… one of us liked it more than the other…

from there we went to visit the stingrays… what fun that was… not too many visitors so we were able to view them from all around the pool… they feel a bit bumpy on top… stayed there for a long time, lol…

and finally we went for a wagon ride… we were the only passengers;-)… Bob and Tom took us for a nice tour of the area…

ended our visit with ice cream… delicious on such a hot and sunny day…

forty-nine…

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I spent the day with my youngest grandson and we had lots of fun… we also talked a fair bit about Grandpa…

he was just three when my beloved died so it is quite amazing what he remembers, although I do try to talk about him often…

hard to figure out how to commemorate what would have been our forty-ninth wedding anniversary…

one of the things we did was find the memory stones that my eldest daughter had put into one of the walkways at Assiniboine Park…

he was even happy to do some selfies which doesn’t always happen…

we saw the butterflies, stingrays, snow leopards, and had a wagon ride… it was hot out… we remembered visits to the zoo with Grandpa and the fun we had…

my eldest grandson arrived after work and we barbecued steak and lobster for our supper…

great way to spend this special day…

league…

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last night I got to watch my son-in-law and oldest grandson play soccer

my son-in-law recently joined a mixed league… they were playing last night and this was my first opportunity to watch him…

the team needed a spare so my grandson came to play…

such fun to watch the dad, who has coached a number of the boys’ teams, actually on the playing field…

I really enjoyed seeing them play together… what a treat