Monday, August 9, 2010


That's the sound of summer flying by. August??? Really??? Not sure how that happened.

Today was my first day back at work after 3 weeks of vay-cay. Say it with me people - UGH. Double-, triple-, mega-ugh. Work kind of sucks. Vay-cay was good though. And for the most part, it was un-plugged. I gave the blackberry a rest, and the internet too. Heck, most days I didn't even listen to the news!

The girl and I did a girls' trip to Montreal - stayed at the Queen E, explored Old Montreal, went shopping on St-Denis, ate at a couple of French bistros, as well as at a Greek restaurant on Avenue du Parc (which, it turns out, is no longer as much of a Greektown as it once was).

They boy, the husband and I visited relatives in New Hampshire and made a quick detour on our way home so the boy could do this:

Yup, that's the boy walking into the Atlantic Ocean. He got to check an item off his bucket list (he's way too young to have a bucket list - but I guess if you start it early, you have a better chance of getting it all done!). Hampton Beach was kind of cool, in a kitschy, tacky American Atlantic seacoast kind of way (boardwalk, arcade, etc.). But for his first visit to a real ocean beach, I think the boy was pretty satisifed (here he is taking in the sight - boy in red t-shirt whose Mom kind of unsuccessfully cropped out the garbage cans in the foreground, lol).

And for good measure, here's a picture of me, too:

Well, a picture of my nose and chin, anyway :o)

When I wasn't hanging out in Montreal or scarfing down a clam roll at the seashore, I was hanging out at our trailer. Reading a bunch of books, kayaking, swimming, boating, drinking, campfire-ing ... hanging out with the husband, and with friends. Do I wish I was right there, right now? Well yes I do. But hey, until I win big at Lotto Max, I'm going to have to fit a bit of work in, in between all the fun parts of life. Bless my hubby's heart, he took one look at me when I got home tonight and whisked me out for dinner and a glass of wine. Maybe if I look that pitiful every night when I get home from work, I may never have to cook again, lol!!!

Unfortunately what I didn't do during vacation is scrap. I guess I'm taking a summer break from scrapping. While I can't share any of my scrappies with you, I am going to point you in the direction of my sister D ... who surprised me with a link to her gallery at ... click here. Yes, that's little old me in the picture, doing one of my favorite things - scrapbook shopping!!! While you're there, take a few minutes to browse her gallery ... I just love her style ... her stuff just blows me away. It is so rich, and textured, and vintage-ey, and totally classy. I am an impatient scrapbooker; I go for the clean, simple look only because I'm too lazy to try my hand at any cool techniques. But Sister D - she rocks the techniques.

Hope you all enjoy what's left of the summer ... don't let me bum you out ... just because my vay-cay is over doesn't mean summer is too ... I'm sure the beautiful weather will last well into September, and I for one intend to make every weekend between now and then a vacation!