When I was watering my front flower bed there were several bumble bees enjoying the Dianthus flowers. I love this variety as there can be pink, purple, white, and even red flowers on the same plant. There have been so many bees around this year, a wonderful thing. Perhaps it is because people planted so many flowers, fruits, and veggies this year. No matter the reason, bees are a good thing (not wasps or hornets, hate those!).
Yesterday was not a good health day but I think it was a fibro flare, not my stomach. I spent half the day in bed (having gone back after getting up and making breakfast) then my friend texted me to pop by and visit for a few minutes and bring me some eggs. I couldn't say no and it made me feel a lot better. Along with hubby we socially distanced in the back yard enjoying our new patio furniture. She even brought liquor but didn't know I still can't drink anything. I had water and she enjoyed a summer drink (maybe next month???). Fortunately, the weather cooperated for the visit.
Today, the weather is raining buckets and there is wind. Just a typical January day in June..... I do feel better today so I managed to vacuum the entire house and clean the 2 bathrooms. I left dusting for tomorrow. I am clean and hubby is tidy. When I got sick some of the housework slid even though by looking at it you couldn't tell. Hubby did loads for me inside and out including cooking, shopping, taking groceries to Mom, cleaning, all the yard work, and watering my flowers some days. Now that I feel better it is time to get the house in shape. Can you tell I hate dusting though? I actually cleaned the toilets first lol.
At 3pm Mom and I will go pick up our (hopefully) final online order of groceries. I hope to shop in person from here on out, she might even as well if cases stay at zero on Vancouver Island like they have been. Being virus-free on an island is a very delicate balance, and unfortunately, I think that tourism will bring the virus back (we still need it but this is a truth) as well as peoples feeling that we are safe...until we aren't. Oh well.
In frugal news, we cashed in our Aeroplan points for $150 in GCs ($100 Costco for meat and $50 for home hardware) as Air Canada pulled out of our town just at the start of the pandemic and I don't see them coming back. We don't love Air Canada but one client that we no longer have insisted we fly with them so they could earn corporate rewards. As a result, we also earned Aeroplan points. I am not sure when the GCs will arrive but I think this is a good use of those points. We still have enough other airline points for 2 tickets to Alberta *at some point in future, no plans to return this year and almost enough for 2 tickets to Ottawa for my stepson's wedding in 2021 in July. Those won't have to be booked until the Spring of 2021 so we have time to keep earning. In the meantime, since we won't be traveling a lot I reset the balance on my Air Miles to collect 30 percent in airline miles and 70% in free groceries (at Thrifty/Sobeys). This will help me earn my credit card fee back and get free groceries in the meantime.
That's all I've got today - I hope the picture of the bee makes you as happy as it did me. How can you not love a bumblebee?