Tuesday, July 14, 2009
Apologies for what is basically a drive-by blog post. What it lacks in substance will be made up for in length. (Groan and continue reading or cut your losses now.)
Having just spent slightly over two weeks at the cottage where rainy days FAR OUTNUMBERED sunny ones, I’m only back in TO this week before heading north again. If you’ve missed my in-depth, scintillating comments, take heart. I plan to visit all my regular reads while also attempting to complete my massive Back in Toronto Before I Go Away Again To Do List.
Highlights of My Cottage Time
Had a lovely birthday party and, yes, I did jump off the dock in celebration and a picture was taken. However, my a** is hanging out of my bathing suit so no picture is being posted of that.
Saw a deer grazing just behind the cottage. I was very brave and ventured out to take some pictures. The pictures are just awful. Again, no posting.
While walking through the forest between our cottages, my sister interrupted two chipmunks engaging in chipmunk pleasure (a euphemism - I consider this to be a PG rated blog). Not sure who was more surprised – all three of them scurried away. I’ve always considered chipmunks to be noisy little critters. I also thought they were simply frolicking when I heard them rustling in the leaves. Who knew?
I only spotted one loon this summer which makes me very sad and also explains the lack of loon calls – which I love and missed. What happened to his partner? I’m hoping by the time I return he’s found another mate. (That would make one of us – this particular loonie (me) has yet to join the “looking for love in all the wrong places” club.)
Got some writing done during those rainy days (yeah!) – also received some legal papers for my review and comments which I have yet to complete.
Our trips into the local town and the garbage dump were (are) always a pleasure for me. Fashion-wise, I have found my niche. I fit right in. I must confess my cottage wardrobe is appalling - ancient, ratty but very comfortable.
Basically it was a quiet, pleasurable time away with the added bonus of being surrounded by family and friends.
I received some blog comments, emails and calls regarding my absence - which really wasn’t very long - but my next one will be. Since my internet connection has improved by approximately 95%, I may attempt to blog while I’m away this time. However, the monthly cost of the new internet connection gadget I’m using is based on byte usage and I suspect uploading blogs uses a fair bit of bytes. (I like that – “bit of bytes.”) I’m waiting for the first bill to see the damage incurred by my limited usage during those past few weeks. While I certainly enjoy blogging, I’d have to really love it to pay for the privilege of reading each of your blogs.
So if you don’t hear from me, don’t think of me as gone – think of me as being in a better place…
P.S. Wedding this Friday! My eldest sister’s eldest son. Time marches on. And there will be dancing! I wonder if I’ll be able to dance in my new shoes? They are big girl shoes – with heels. Hell, I’ll dance in bare feet if need be.
Enjoy your summer!