Friday, June 28, 2013

Happy Canada Day!

To all my Canadian Bloggers            

Have a safe and fun Canada Day Weekend!!!

Monday July 1st 2013

Monday, June 24, 2013

Summer Is Offically Here!!!

They say the only thing that is certain in life is death and taxes and that is certainly true. Recently there have been two deaths within my little circle of the world making me think about how short life really is. I found myself feeling more vulnerable than I have ever felt. I guess I needed to have some “me” time, hence my lack of blogging. I spent most of my time sitting out on the deck reading or weeding the back garden thinking of nothing important and just soaking up the warm summer days. I’m glad I chose to do that during the previous few weeks since the Southern Ontario humidity has attack with a vengeance. The other day the temperature hit 102 Fahrenheit with the humidity. Now I know that to some people that’s a good temperature but for us Cunucks it’s rather a brutal heat. I’m not sure why, but when the humidity is that high my hair seems to take on its own personality. Curls pop up in the oddest ways and the frizz; well let’s just say a curly frizzy afro is soooooooooo 1980’s. The hydro (electric for my American bloggers) bill is going to be sky high since it has been running constantly. The other day I actually dug out the plastic kid’s swimming pool and filled it up so Bentley could cool off. As you see, he lounged in it for most of the day.
Yesterday I braved an afternoon of humidity and did a bit of trail walking spending some time at my favourite spot. It’s such a tranquil place that I could spend hours there. The mosquitoes were happy to see me, but I was prepared for their welcome with some heavy duty bug spray. Oh how I wish I could take this spot and transplant it into my back yard!


 Last night I was on the back deck and I was lucky enough to catch the Super Moon. The picture doesn’t do it justice since it was a pretty amazing sight. There hasn’t been a Super Moon since March 1993 and last night the moon passed by Earth at a distance of about 221,567 miles. Once upon a time I was going to be the first woman on the moon, but then my love of animals got the better of me and I decided I was going to be a Zoologist. I didn’t become either one but sometimes I feel like I AM living in a Zoo and I’ve often wished I could send certain ones a one way trip to the moon!

Since summer is officially here, I can hear the neighbourhood kids filled with exciting chatter because there is only one day left of school. It brings me back to when I was a kid. I can remember making a tent out of a few of the old blankets and slipping under it with my book. Even back then I was a book worm and read whenever I could. My sisters and brother would be drawing pictures or colouring out on the picnic table while I was tucked away in my make shift tent reading page after page of my book. There was one summer I was especially addicted to The Little House on the Prairie serious and spent almost every waking moment with Laura Ingalls at her little cabin in the big woods and then the move to Walnut Grove. As I grew older I moved away from Laura Ingalls and became good friends with Nancy Drew and the Hardy Boys. Now that I am grown I read many different books, this summer’s read is Autobiography of Us by Aria Beth Sloss.

Next Monday is Canada Day and I hope all my Canadian Blogger friends have a safe and fun holiday weekend celebrating Canada’s 146th Birthday!!

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Heading towards the Summer of 2013

Wow, already into June and summer is peeking around the corner, although one couldn’t tell with the weather we have been having. One week it is so hot and humid that I had to buckle under and turn on the air, and the next week it is chilly enough to wear a sweater outside. I did read the Farmer’s Almanac for Southern Ontario Canada and they are predicting a normal June until the end of the month and then the brutal heat moves in. I guess we’ll just have to wait and see if these predictions ring true.
Now, the fence is all up and looking very nice. Curly Larry and Moe did a damn good job and there were only a few minor bodily ohoh’s along with more than a few oop’s.  All 3 had said that the fence would be erected in ONE day because they all KNEW what they were doing, so 3 days later the final board was screwed into place. I really should have placed a friendly bet, but since I had given them the benefit of the doubt, I did what I do best and stayed quietly on the sidelines distributing Band-Aids when needed. Last fall I bought an ornamental cherry tree and I’m happy to announce it made it through the winter and bloomed exceptionally well. I just bought a yellow chain tree and I hope I have the same luck with this one. That makes a total of 9 trees in the back yard. Can you tell I love the natural look of nature in my backyard?


Lately I have been running into an acquaintance of mine. I haven’t seen her in years but my oh my did the years catch up when she told me her youngest daughter (who was in one of my preschool classes) was going on 18. We seem to be meeting in different aisles in the grocery store for the past 3 weeks, but each time we stand and chat again. It’s rather funny since we have both been growing our hair longer, she says it’s to feel youthful again (which is true) but I say it’s cause it makes my face look skinner (which is also true) so in fact we both look youthful with skinny faces!

I just went for my summer pedicure and right now my feet feel like a million dollars. That won’t last long though since I am a bare foot summer girl through and through. When I’m at home, you’ll never see me wearing a pair of shoes. I never really liked wearing shoes and socks and the only time I will were them is if I have to go out.

I hope everyone is enjoying the last days of spring and making wonderful plans for the summer of 2013!