rambles here. I have enjoyed doing jigsaw puzzles. I am sharing the ones I have done on my iPad. I like the photos/illustrations and have been saving them. Each one only had 440 pieces, but they have given me many happy hours. I have put these together during the past year.
It has snowed again but not as much as last time, or as much as others have had. About 3 inches. Gregg went out to shovel the driveway. The other day we were wondering where all the young teenagers had gone. We always used to have them knocking on our door, but no one came the last time.
As my dear other half was about to start, a young man appeared on one of those electric scooters with a shovel in one hand (the snow plow came through early this morning and the roads were clear pretty much). He asked if he could do the driveway for us. He turned up just at the right time. When asked how much he said as much as you think it is worth. He was paid with grateful thanks, and he did a great job!
We had a family member stay with us for a few days. Enjoyed our visit very much. I am looking forward to doing more of that with family and friends as the year progresses. Keeping fingers crossed!
I left the Christmas decorations up longer than usual because of this visit, and today was the day to start taking them down. I am not rushing into it as I do enjoy looking at them. The place is starting to look a bit bare.
I do an inventory of each ornament that I pack away, as I misplaced a couple of boxes (down in the basement somewhere no doubt), and I want to make sure I remember where I put them for next time.
I made macaroni and cheese for dinner. Not sure what is going to be a side, roasted carrots and we have a bag of Bok Choy in the fridge that always makes a nice quick sauté. It might seem a lot of pasta considering I shared the one this past Monday, but we had that meal a couple of weeks ago.
I am about to start reading a book by Jane Goodall with Phillip Berman, called Reason for Hope. I greatly admire the lady and have done since I was young. I shared her last name before I was married, and as a teenager I wished we were related. We weren't! I read everything I could about her work with chimpanzees. My love of animals and wildlife in general, has been part of me since I could barely walk. We were always surrounded by cats and dogs and rabbits, which started me on that journey.
When I was old enough I rode into town to the library on my bicycle, and filled my basket with books, some fiction, some non-fiction, all to do with nature around the world, including Africa.
Our family almost ended up in Africa at one point in my life, when my dad was offered a job with the police force over there. It didn't come to pass because my mother would not agree to the move, but my particular fork in the road took me here instead, and I have been blessed a hundredfold. In my second lifetime I hope I will get to Africa.
In our genealogy search Gregg found that two generations ago I had relatives who traveled to that country as missionaries. I remember a family member, a cousin my mother had introduced as our family historian way back in my childhood. He told us a tale about them, and I remember being enthralled. Years later, long after I was married, I remembered this when we were talking. It was long before Gregg thought about genealogy. One day about a year ago he said didn’t you tell me you had missionaries in your family? He had found them. Mom’s cousin? I wish I could talk to him now.
And I may be repeating myself here, but according to No. 5 in my previous post, that’s okay. I am just taking a trip down memory lane again, and I always enjoy doing that.
Thanks for indulging me in my latest trip.
Have a wonderful day!