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Retired from 35 years in health care in 2017. Visual Artist Teacher of English as a second langugage

A Homebody Saturday

Love these colour full tote bags. Santa. R U listening?

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Rico’s weekly sheep herding lesson was canceled for today. So I planned to spend a nice and rainy Saturday at home.

After breakfast we took a nice long 5 mile walk. I knew the rain would start in the afternoon so a second walk was unlikely. We walked at a good clip!

The boys were happy to start the day with a nice long walk. The got to pose on a stump. They thought it was somewhat lame.

We really lucked out on the rain. We didn’t get more than a sprinkle at any time during our walk. But it rained most of the afternoon and evening.

When we got home I cleaned up the kitchen and made a big pot of split pea soup. It turned out really good and made a nice early dinner.

After I had the soup on the stove I hit the sewing room to…

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