Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Home Again

Well I'm back in the Hammer & just melting. It is so hot here compared to what it was up North. Yesterday, I slept most of the day away & was still tired come nightfall... the heat just saps away all my energy & motivation. Hence the lack of blog posts (sorry!). I need to live in a location where the average summer temperatures peak at around 25oC!

Anyway.... my week off just flew by - before I knew it I was packing up to come home, wondering where the time had gone. I had planned on doing so much: a boat ride to the falls, a night at my gramma's cottage, swim, work, journal & craft... perhaps a bit ambitious, but I had a whole week! Needless to say, my vacation to-do list remained mostly un-checked. What did I do all week???

  • I jumped in the river for the first time in years
  • I went shopping with my brother & his girlfriend
  • I floated down the river (& paddled up it) on an inner tube
  • I made my parents supper (pasta with fresh tomatoes & zucchini)
  • I helped prepare food & gift bags for my Aunt's surprise shower
  • I watched my niece & nephews while everyone was at work
  • I pulled weeds in the garden
  • I painted & collaged with my niece
  • I had a water gun fight with my brothers & nephew
  • I stayed up late & partied with my brothers & sisters-in-law & friends
  • I played board games (Scrabble with my dad, Monopoly with my niece & nephews, Apples to Apples & Boxers or Briefs with my brothers & sister-in-law & friends)
  • I splashed around in the pool (my brother's & Pat's parents')
  • I was surprised with some graduation gifts (now I just need to graduate!)
  • I picked wildflowers
  • I got a sunburn
  • I relaxed in the shade
  • I packed up some childhood books to add to my library (Little House on the Prairies, Nancy Drew & Anne of Green Gables)
So I guess I did get lots done after all! Most importantly, I spent a lot of time with my family - I love those guys! I love how well we all get along & how easily I fit in, even though I'm not around as much as I'd like.

I have a bunch of photos to go through to show you - including over 300 from my aunt's shower alone - but I don't have the energy to do that right now. Later. For now I'll leave you with this sunset I enjoyed while walking from my brother's to my parents' place.

1 comment:

PannaKotta said...

I hope you don't mind me sending another beam of sunshine on this hot summer day (well, at least it is quite hot over here... :D): http://panna-kotta.blogspot.com/2011/07/napsugar-sunshine.html