Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Happy Canada Day!

July 1st is Canada Day and it's a stat holiday. I'll be at home, in all likelyhood, cooking, eating, reading, writing and watching movies.

Unfortunately, Canada Day is a day that my cocker spaniel, Symon, always suffers a mini-breakdown - he's terrified of the fireworks that usually start at dusk - the city puts on a beautiful fireworks display on the water, but my townhouse backs onto a park, so the occasional pop of cherry bombs can be can be heard sporadically until the wee hours, sending poor Syms into a tizzy.

Much like the 4th of July for Americans, July 1st is a day of smells & sounds: BBQ smoke curling through the neighborhood with the promise of burgers, steaks or hotdogs; lawnmowers humming, teenagers laughing, tots squealing, the splashing of pool water, and the low hum of suped-up cars cruising down the street.

Of course, Symon is oblivious to all these goings on, except for one - the pop, pop, pop of firecrackers.

Thank God it's just one day every summer (until Labour Day!).

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Bear Sighting!

I'm serious - a bear was spotted on our property at work yesterday!

What a weird week!


There was a tornado in Midland, ON. (about 1/2 hour north of Barrie) yesterday.

Geeze - what next?

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Monday, June 21, 2010

We All Had A Great Time!

What a great time we all had on my "Sister's Weekend". Fantastic food, beautiful weather and the best company!

Friday, June 18, 2010

Gone Fishn'

Today is the first day of my annual "Sister's Weekend".

I was up at the crack of dawn, packing my bag (and my dog, Symon's), getting ready to head 45 minutes north to join my sisters, Marianne and Claudia, for a relaxing weekend. We'll be eating, sleeping, swimming, sunning, video watching (I'm bringing Sex and The City, and Avatar), magazine reading (I've got Vanity Fair and Writer's Digest). I can't wait to leave the city behind!

P.S. - There's no real fishing involved!

Let me know what you have planned for the weekend.

Whatever you're up to, have a great weekend!