Saturday, August 08, 2015

Cottage day 8: not long now

Another lovely day - not quite as lovely as yesterday though, when we finally got enough sun for me to break out my bathing suit and sunbathe for a bit. I'm not absolutely fish-belly-white anymore! I wouldn't go so far as to call it a tan though.

Wednesday, August 05, 2015

Cottage day five: The Cottagening

Today The Boy left to go back South (TFC was calling) so T and I went into Sudbury to get groceries. And didn't come back for 6-1/2 hours. That's what it is to go for proper groceries and lunch up here - either you get meagre overpriced pickings in town (perfectly understandable of course) or you drive out to get proper groceries, too many DVDs, cottage supplies, boating supplies, lunch and cheezies. We chose the latter.

Sunday, August 02, 2015

Gloomy cottage afternoons

T and The Boy and I came up to the cottage on Friday night, driving through absolutely terrible traffic until past Barrie and rain just ahead of us most of the way, making our usual stop in Parry Sound (this time we needed lemon for our LawnGuyLand Iced Tea), finally docking at the cottage about an hour later than we'd originally planned - but the water! The water was so high we could almost walk from the floating dock to the upper dock! So nice to see, I've been coming up here since 2001 and I've never seen it this high - T says it's been about 30 years. Big difference from a couple of years ago when we broke not one but TWO propellers on the boat within three days.

Sunday, July 26, 2015

iPhoto/Flickr shenanigans

Meme Generator
Today has been a long, beautiful Sunday afternoon. Took The Boy for brunch for his birthday, went to the beach (where the water was WAY too cold), visited The Boy's family, swam in the pool (which was perfect, I'm so spoiled), went for dinner. Then I thought I'd do a bit of blog maintenance - I've now added a 'related posts' widget thingie, do you like it?

Wednesday, July 08, 2015

Way too obvious, Cineplex.

via Meme Generator
So I noticed about a month or so ago that the size of the concession stand drinks has changed, but the price has not. I just made the assumption they were after more money and left it at that.

Monday, May 04, 2015

Things that happened today

  • Had a good hair day
  • Made it through another shower with my nails intact
  • Didn't need my jacket even after 9pm
  • Was thwarted, along with the rest of the world, in my attempt to buy Gally tickets for February
  • Had a relatively healthy lunch, which then disagreed with me
  • Saw Avengers: Age of Ultron with friends
  • Was rewarded for spending yesterday cleaning up my filing
  • Discovered that, once I fix my tax return, I'll still be getting money back - 30% less but still OK
  • Found out my next course is going to end two weeks earlier than previously scheduled BUT will require TWO SATURDAY MORNING CLASSES to do it

A couple of hiccups, but still a good day.

Saturday, February 28, 2015

I miss a man I've never met.

Gorgeous original from MR-Bestiya
Yesterday, the world lost someone amazing. Someone I'd never met, and yet I feel his absence sharply. Someone who many say helped shape their minds and dreams, someone who showed us that every day was a blessing and every person was unique. I speak, of course, about Leonard Nimoy.