When we bought our house it was listed as having a pool sized lot. We’re not really swimmers, but having a nice lot with a small house is often enjoyable. Not so much when mowing, but when it comes to spreading out, we really like it (and Batty, D mowed the little maple trees on Canada Day, so if someone’s having their passport taken, it’s not me!).
As cyclists, we’re often hot and sweaty when we arrive home and there is a theory that to sleep well, you need to get your core temperature down.
One way to do that is a shower, the other a bath – you get the picture.
A few years back, while I was working at the bike store, D made a surprise purchase for me while I was at work one day. I biked back to the house and found he had full filled our house’s destiny – we now have a pool.
Sure it’s a wading pool, but it fits our lifestyle perfectly. We drain it once a week to water the flower gardens, it is deep enough that I can get in up to the arm pits if I slouch, the sides are sturdy enough to lean on and both of us can sit in it. The black is 1/2 of a garbage bag as a solar blanket. Heats the pool AND keeps the water from evapourating.
After dark we’ve been known to go skinny dipping (just remember to bring out a towel!) . Sometimes we sit out with dessert or a drink after dinner and soak our feet.
On days like today where the humidex has the temperature into the high 30s (Celcius!) there is nothing like getting in the pool right after getting off the bike. I did change out of my ike clothes and into my bikini.
No pictures of me in the pool as D is off biking right now, but I can guarantee he’ll be in it tonight!
On the knitting front, I’m making good progress on the Bliss Baby Blanket. What a great knit. It’s in a Bernat acrylic so it’s uber washable for the mommy and daddy to be. With the TdF on right now, I should have it done by the end of the week. Then it’s onto the Apres Surf Hoodie in Cashmere. Seriously. I even ended up with FREE cashmere due to the niceness of Richard at Colourmart.
While getting the pictures off the camera, I found this one from a few weeks ago. It had hailed, the sky had cleared and a goldfinch had come to our feeder. It was amazing light. I wish I had the skills to take better photographs.
OK, gotta run. Someone’s saying “rub the belly, Rub the Belly, RUB THE BELLY”!