Friday, June 26, 2009
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
L to R - Nel, Lorraine, Me(back), Judy, Lee(back), Monica, Jayne, Lindy
Judy - Sweet as sugar is Judy. She didn't know me from Adam and that did not matter to her. Judy is engaging, interested and full of pitchah! And has the most awesome Boston accent EVER! I only got to spend a day and a half with Judy, which was too bad. But I am so very happy I got to meet her!
The trip was amazing. The ladies, even more amazing. I will be posting separately about them :)
I drove down with Lee. So great to chat away! And I have 2 major milestones from that drive!!
1) I didn't fall asleep! I tend to fall asleep when riding in vehicles. Has nothing to do with the company. I started to lose consciousness toward the end, but the point is I made it! LOL
2) I used a public washroom. Not once, TWICE! Lee got to witness my gagging reaction to having used a public loo. To me, washrooms are like bowling shoes - seats of a thousand asses. Gag.
The 5 days in Cape Cod were refreshing. We shopped, we ate, we chatted, we shopped, we toured, took photos, hunted seashells and shopped some more!
At Lee's recommendation, we had some "must see" spots:
Scargo Tower - It was not as big as I had pictured from Tricky Dickys description (he was a character and a half!). The view from the top was beautiful. Scargo Lake is actually shaped like a fish, fins and all.
Glass Blowing Museum - a quaint shop with some beautiful pieces. They have a viewing window so you can see how they blow and shape the glass.
Local Scrapbook Store - how could we not visit here!! I really liked this store. I wish we had one in Ajax just like it. The gals in the store were so helpful and patient with all my questions. They had great treats in there!
Local Cemetary - ok, I admit it seems weird to go to a cemetary, but this was unique! It is the resting spot of many revolutionary and civil war vets. It was fascinating to read the inscriptions on them. Some were specific - Died at 47 years, 6 months and 18 days. Some were vague - Died at sea 1807. Some even told stories! So-and-so died after being captured on a rogue ship and was drowned. I love history and being in the cemetary was eye-opening.
We also drove by General Hale's house (I took a picture of his grave), stopped for some All American Ice Cream, walked the beach and toured the grounds to take in the beautiful flowers and natures smiles. We also created. I made a clipboard with the help of the girls, especially Monica who helped me file since I couldn't with my elbow. We also sat in the gathering room and chatted away - until I leaped out of my chair because of a grasshopper figurine that scared the shit out of me. He had been sitting beside me the whole time and I never noticed. When I did, I yelled. What a fool. I took a picture of him. LOL.
We sat and chatted about any and everything, laughed wholeheartedly and meshed together like peas and carrots. It was a fantastic time, thank you again to Lee.
Here is a slideshow of some of the pictures that were taken.
Friday, June 12, 2009
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Sunday, June 7, 2009
This is a very accurate test. Give it a try!
PLEASE try it without looking at the answers. No peeking otherwise youll ruin it!!!
1) Pick your Favourite number between 1- 9
2) Multiply by 3, then;
3) Add 3, then again multiply by 3 (I'll wait while you get the calculator......)
4) You'll get a 2 or 3 digit number....
5) Add the digits together
Now scroll down..... .... .. ... .. ... .. ..... .
Now with that number see who your ROLE MODEL is from the list below :
2. Richard Branson
3.. Jacob Zuma
4. Mother Teresa
5. George Bush
7. Brad Pitt
8.. Bill Gates
9. Charlene O'Hara
10. Tiger Woods
I know, I know !!!!
I just have that effect on people - one day you too can be like me!!! Believe it!
PS. Stop picking different numbers. I am your idol, just deal with it!!!!
And there is your Sunday humour :o)
Saturday, June 6, 2009
I kept praying that things would turn around. I also realized that if I didn't let things go, they wouldn't turn around. Thank God for Lee and her invite to Cape Cod. It is amazing what dipping your toes in the Atlantic Ocean and watching a sunset can do for your soul!
It was not as cold as I expected it to be! But what a great feeling! I just stood there, mezmerized by the beauty of this place and the feelings that wash over you.
Afterward, I went up to Monica and Jayne and hugged them. I am sure they didn't realize why, but the emotions hit me like a wave and I just needed to hug! LOL. They probably thought I was just being "Crazy Char".
One of the last evenings we were there, we all watched a beautiful sunset.
From the start.....
.... to finish.
I have "seen" many sunsets, but very rarely are they "watched". The last time was with my husband at our honeymoon spot. I was due! It was spectacular and breathtaking.
The sunset completed it for me. Again, I felt emotional and went to hug Lee to thank her. I am quite sure Lee understood the hug. At least I hope she does. I am truly grateful. The year may be half over, but for me, after this trip it is a new start.
I really had a wonderful time in Cape Cod and I will share some more details soon.
Until then....much love,
Thursday, June 4, 2009
Yes, that's right. My bubbaloo is graduating! LOL
How cute is it that they dress the Kindergarten kiddies in a cap and gown for a picture?? I just had to purchase the package. Toward the end of the month they will have a mini ceremony so they can receive a certificate and the blubbering parents can take photos. Then it is summer break and hello Grade 1!!
And yes....Pretty sure I will be one of the blubbering ones :o)