Thought I'd pop in for a quick "hello". I've not felt much like writing up anything for the ol' blog lately, and haven't even tried to keep up with reading everyone's blogs. I just felt I needed to step away from the virtual side of things for a while.
|A lovely "rock garden"|
Summer was a bit of a bust weather wise, but we've suddenly got sunshine, heat and humidity now that we're into September and kids are back in school. The pool has been drained, but the a/c had to be switched on. I'm sort of hoping the storm they promised us clears the air overnight.
I don't have much to share these days (hence the break), and these photos are all from July since I haven't been very busy with the camera either.
I've been tossing around the idea of quitting the blog, but haven't come to a firm decision there. The time spent on the computer has been interfering with other things, so I'm just trying to sort all of this out in my head and hopefully come to some sort of solution.
My daughter has gone back to university town last weekend, and the house seems empty without her. We had a fun day moving her back and doing a big grocery shop for her, then an early family supper out. I thought I saw a bit of glassiness to her eyes this time, so I hope things go okay again this year. Her housemates are starting to cause waves, and I'd hate for her to have to deal with silliness there when she's studying. I've moved her rabbit Smudge back into the living room to keep him company, but I too enjoy having a furry friend beside me. He's been enjoying the view out the front window today after his cage got a thorough scrubbing.
My son has gone back to high school, but with a new career path set out in his mind. It's not a career path that will be easy for him, but I know he has the smarts to get there. His plans are ambitious, and they've made me unsettled throughout the summer. Why can't these things ever be easy.
The dog's allergies are in full swing and he's an itchy mess, leaving fur balls all through the house and adding daily vacuuming to my chores now. Poor dog. Nothing we've tried helps his suffering and this continues until the first killing frost. He's rubbed his eyelashes right off, and his paws are starting to bleed from his biting them :P My daughter suggested I give him a good soak in the laundry tub, which I might do, but I don't think it'll help once he's out of the water.
I've got a few things to attend to in the next few weeks. Some projects, some work-related stuff, some reading. I've been enjoying reading more since I took my break. I used to read all the time, but then put it aside when I started blogging (no time!). I've just finished three books, my favourite being Margaret Laurence's "The Stone Angel". A favourite author of mine, and a wonderful novel.
Well, like I said, there's not a whole lot of exciting things happening here. I've been wandering the aisles of a couple of thrift stores, but only picked up a few things this summer. Nothing spectacular, and I've really come to the point where although I enjoy looking at the stuff, I don't have much need for any more things in the house.
I've noticed a few migrating birds through our backyard again. Heading back south. I enjoyed hearing the Snowbirds roar past our house on Tuesday too! I missed seeing them though. By the time I got out the front door they were gone. The Snowbirds buzz one of our local schools every year on the first day of school in honour of one of their downed pilots that grew up in our town. The town named the school after him. I hope they can continue this wonderful tribute each year as I love seeing the jets. The year he died, the Snowbirds paid tribute by having an impromptu air show over Lake Ontario. My husband phoned me and told me it had been announced on the radio, so I grabbed the kids (they were quite young then), and headed down to the lake and enjoyed an amazing air show right there in front of us.
Well I guess I've rambled on long enough. Enjoy your weekend folks.