I don't normally have such an exciting life. Usually weekends consist of grocery shopping with my mom, cleaning my house, and sitting around on the couch (or working). My aunt has been up, visiting from Wales, so we have been doing lots of excursions.
Last weekend I went with my mom, my aunts, and my cousins to Niagara on the Lake. We went on a wine tour at Chateau des Charmes. It was just beautiful there, and the best part was the cheese and wine we got to taste at the end.
Niagara on the Lake is a really gorgeous little town. Almost too perfect... but I'd kind of like to go back with Dan at some point. We had a really nice dinner out. I shared a lobster poutine with my cousin, which combined two of my favourite foods. It was really amazing. I would go back just for that!
Last week was our 2 year wedding anniversary. It fell on a tuesday, so we weren't able to get out to celebrate. Instead, we waited until yesterday and went to the Oro Worlds Fair (a real country event!), watched a demolition derby, then went out for dinner. It was basically the best anniversary celebration ever. Fancy celebrations have their place, but I'm a country girl at heart and I prefer simpler pleasures....
I've said it before, but I have to say it again... I love the fair! One of my favourite things about the fair are the arts and crafts entries by all of the local school kids. Decorated plastic spoons, baked goods, rice krispie square sculptures... but I felt that this marshmallow sculpture took the cake. It is Princess Kate holding little Prince George. It only won third, but I think it deserved First...
We watched the demolition derby for about an hour. I can't believe how crowded it was! It was definitely the event to attend. I didn't think I was going to like the demolition derby but... it was the coolest thing ever! Like Bumper Cars but way better. I've added demolition derby to my Bucket List... right up there with seeing Big Foot and going on a Ghost Hunt.
Today I am headed out to a Spa in Collingwood for a massage with my cousins, mom, and aunts again... I have gone from never having had a massage to having two within a matter of weeks! Honestly, my life is not usually this glamorous.
A few weeks ago, I noticed a weird pull in my lower back, just to the right of my tail bone. I passed it off as a strained muscle, and went about my business. We had gone for a spur of the moment camping trip to Restoule the weekend before, and had done a lot of walking. I thought maybe the walking and the sleeping on an air mattress squished between my giant of a husband, and massive pug was probably the cause. But it kept getting worse... and worse... and worse! It eventually got to the point where walking from the couch to the fridge in my very small house was pretty difficult by the end of the day. So, I went for a massage (after having consulting with my doctor), and by that evening, I was basically back to normal and able to get around by myself again! I am a believer in massage therapy now. I am expecting more back aches over the next few months so I am glad I know this works...
We took Oliver on this camping trip. We don't usually take him because the few times we have, he has hated it and sat in the car most of the time like a mopey teenager. He had a much better time this time. We went on lots of walks, and he even put his feet in the lake. I brought his bed, but he was more content snuggling up on my lap in front of the fire. That was ok with me because it was very cold!!! I wanted to get in one more camping trip this year, but the nights are getting pretty cool, down to single digits, and it will be even colder up north...
|Oliver enjoying some light reading on our camping trip|
|Sunset over Stormy Lake... my favourite place in the whole wide world.|
|This is Oliver's content face!|
On top of all of that fun stuff, I was sick for several days with a nasty head cold. I had that kind of congestion that was so thick you can't think straight, which makes working virtually impossible. I think I slept for three days straight... this was just shortly after the Steampunk show.
So! My life has been pretty busy, much more busy than I am used to. I am looking forward to fall and weekends spent at home cooking soups and baking cookies... I actually have one other little thing that is going on that is also keeping me pretty preoccupied, but I will save that for a separate post.