Monday, 13 June 2016

Busy Weekend

Garage sale season is upon us. It seems every weekend there's a garage sale somewhere. This last weekend Andree and I helped some friends to organize one. It was a busy time from Thursday afternoon to Saturday at 5 pm. Fortunately, we were blessed with a reprieve from the rain on Friday and only intermediate showers on Saturday so all in all, I'd say we were lucky and did good.

Today pretty much disappeared by the time I made a trip to town in the morning then returned home to jump on the computer and work at booking a flight for a summer trip to Quebec city, a process that only took about 3 hours or so. Groan!

This was followed by a second trip to town to chat about those same holiday plans with my travelling partner and to locate my Fitbit which I lost on my first trip to town. Yes, I lost it and yes, I found it. Thank goodness otherwise I might of had a fit of my own after having already lost my bluetooth earbud last week.

It was around 4:30 or so by the time Andree and I returned home. As we were getting out of the truck to come into the house, I said to Andree, "How about we go have a wiener roast at Winagami Provincial Park?"

"When?" she asked.

"Right now," I responded.

Andree grabbed a can of beans, wieners, buns and drinks, I grabbed lawn chairs, firewood and roasting sticks and fifteen minutes later, we were on the road. On the way to the lake I sent a text message to our friend Marcel asking him if he wanted to join us for supper. The three of us had a grand old time sharing laughs, stories, memories and a short walk together.

Uhm, uhm, there's nothing like a simple spur of the moment picnic surrounded by nature, good company and the crackling and smell of a campfire to revive the soul!


  1. When you mention your trip to Quebec, I think of one of the very few (like, maybe two) things that would be on my bucket list if I had one, which I don't. I want to go live for three to six months in a completely French-speaking place and brush up on my own skills again. I always think it must be in Quebec. Maybe I should be coming to visit you two gals instead!

    1. You are absolutely right. Come on down! It's much closer than going to Quebec. Not that we always speak French in the house but we sure could make a special effort to do so. I've been brushing up on my skills since I started doing counselling two mornings a week at two different French schools. You are most welcome - you know that right?

    2. Well I do now, Annette, thank you! When I can fit it into my schedule, I'll contact you and see what we can arrange.