Archive for September, 2011

A 24-hour getaway to Parry Sound.

If I haven’t complained enough about this already, I need vacation.

These days, it just feels like we have no time.  For anything.  Not even a coffee.

For example.  There’s this little neighbourhood cafe, not far from us.  And it is adorable.  Tin-ceilings, tall windows, ornate wood carvings thick with decades of paint.  We talk about going for a midday coffee break there like it’s a vacation to the freakin’ Maldives.  Maybe if we win the lottery, we say, I could try their tea.

In short, if I can get any time to myself, any time at all, I’ll take it.  Grab it by the horns and probably strangle it to death.

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Anyway.

This past weekend, Husbo had a gig in Parry Sound.  So we all hopped in the car and went on a little 24-hour getaway.  Of course, Husbo was working so not much romance was involved but at least I had Jeans.

And we managed to go for not one, but two long walks.  Two!  In one day!

It was a miracle.

Photobooth fun!

Snaps from Nat + Frank’s lovely day.

Three years later.

I love my job.

 

Ultra mini-vacations.

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I don’t know about you but I’m really sad that summer is over.

Feels like we didn’t do anything except work.  A lot.

Oh wait.  We went to a beach.  Once.  For two hours.  In-between appointments.  On a weekday. 

That was our one summer holiday.

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But not one to give up so easily, today I hog-tied Husbo into coming on a 2-hour canoe trip with me.

And while the freeway could still be heard faintly and occasionally in the distance, I couldn’t believe how still the water was.  Or how one could do something so idyllic, right in the heart of the city.  Floating by turtles and geese and blue herons.

I think I might’ve even caught my breath, even if only for a moment.

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Shoes at the Ritz-Carlton.

Lotsa fancy people hanging at the Ritz-Carlton on a Thursday night.  Also, TIFF is here.  Not sure if the two are related.


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