Monday, August 6, 2012

Happy trails

Whoever coined the term "summertime and the living is easy" is full of shite, no?

I've been busier than a one-armed paper-hanger.

No, I've been busier than a two-headed rooster in a hen house, and I'm not saying which head the old boy has two of!

So please, take my apologies for not being around lately and in advance for not being around in the coming week. We're headed out for another week of internet-free camping – this time in Grundy Lake Provincial Park, which is between Parry Sound and Sudbury. My mom says I was there when I was young but I don't remember it, so this will be a bit of an adventure with all sorts of new places to explore. We've packed the canoe, our bicycles and running shoes to make sure all parts of adventures will be properly investigated. (Note to thieves - the house is being house-sat by large dogs with big teeth and small people with big guns so buzz off ... or was that large people with big teeth? ... another senior's moment)

A bit of sadness yesterday - Sam said he was homesick (for his father's house) and didn't want to come camping with us. Angus already said he didn't want to go. So it's just me and Dave. Deep down inside there's a little part of me that's jumping up and down and hollering "no kids! no kids! no responsibilities" but honestly I'm heartsick. Well, I was heartsick yesterday. Today the sky is blue and we have a whole new adventure to look forward to and I plan on enjoying every minute! Enough worrying about stuff I don't have any control over! Enjoy the moment, live in the moment, appreciate all the good things or they'll pass us by.

Speaking of good things, I had a quick moment to see that JoJo is ENGAGED!!! SQUEEEE! I am so happy for you, JoJo, I really am! I hope you're as happy as me and Dave are and that's pretty darned happy! By the way, love your ring – gorgeous!

Well, it's time to finish packing and hit the road. I hope you have a fabulous week and I'll see you on the flip side – sunburnt, bug-bit and happy as that two-headed rooster.

Oh, and yes, I shall be avoiding the hammock.

36 comments:

  1. That last line made me chuckle. Enjoy your week.

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  2. Cathy I know the feeling oh so well of those hearts strings being "tugged". Have fun with you and Dave, I am sure the weather is suppose to be awesome !

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    1. Awesome???? I dunno about that! Rain rain and more rain! Oh well, we got lots of rest and did lots of reading so to heck with the rest!

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  3. Try not to get too battered this time (good idea, avoid that hammock)... unless it's a nice crispy fish battering, of course. Have to make the most of summer in Ontario, that's for sure. Enjoy!!!

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  4. Have a fabulous camping trip! Or should I say glamping. Will there be cocktail dresses and tents blown over the water? ;)

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  5. You'll be fine. There are flush toilets and showers. Have a great week.

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    1. You're so cute, looking up my park link! Thanks Jo!

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  6. what's blue sky?
    I think I have forgotton

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  7. I hope you have a wonderful time. No boys; fancy that!

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    1. It was rather like a honeymoon, I must admit, Rob!

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  8. Aw thank you so much for the shout out! That was so sweet of you! Yes we are VERY happy!!!

    I hope you have a blast on your camping trip. I'm sure you will! Just make sure Dave does a good job of tying up the hammock this time. lol ;p

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    1. I'm so happy for you, JoJo!!!! Congrats once again! (Pfftt... hammock... we didn't even set the darned thing up.)

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  9. You're even taking the hammock?
    I don't believe you...

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    1. We took it but we didn't set it up... blasted thing.

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  10. I can appreciate the pangs of wanting your kids with you, but I'm glad you're moving on to enjoy the crisp skies and the company of at least one very good man. Cheers Cathy.

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  11. Have a wonderful time. We will be here when you return - to tell us all.

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  12. cute post, and I hear ya- "summer holidays" are busy in our house too.... gotta love it, though!! :)

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    1. Exactly, Rana! Summer is short! Enjoy every busy moment!

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  13. Have fun, party like a rock star and enjoy your freedom!

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    1. Party hardy and enjoy the trip! The kids will be there when you get back.

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    2. WOO HOO! Sorry, still partying here... Dave, stop throwing the furniture around, it's ours! Pass the hookah! Hey, who ordered the Chippendales??????

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  14. Every once and a while I wonder if I should have a baby with Tony. Then I ALMOST get the kids we currently have out of the house for a night and the thrill of that possibility tells me that I am truly done. :)

    Enjoy yourself!

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    1. NO MORE BABIES! Gawd, Juli, I'm glad you're giving your head a shake... thing is, you'd have another boy and yet another reason to throw out the toilet seats...

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