Tuesday, 11 October 2016

Catching Up....& Taking A Break...For A While...







the last few trips to the cottage have been wonderful...

sunny summer-like weather...

fires at night to take the chill off...

electric blanket on the bed...

perfect Fall weather...

but...I guess all good things must come to an end...

this week is warm, but then getting quite nipply by the weekend...

we were very fortunate indeed to be able to have the freedom to visit the cottage, when the whim hits us.

my boyfriend will be retiring at the end of this year...and he will be 70 next month...quite a year of special events!!

my son is marrying on October 22...so I will be taking a break from my blog for a while...I will most likely still be posting on Instagram...I LOVE THAT!!
but...the blog will take a well deserved rest for a while...
 








we had the pleasure of having Miss V for the day and a sleepover last Friday...it was perfect weatherwise, and she and I had so much fun!!

she went Thanksgiving grocery shopping with me...

a trip to the flower store for a few tiny pumpkins for the Thanksgiving table...

she brought her own nubbly pumpkin with her, as she wanted to paint it!!

she did a fabulous job...and we painted some stones that I brought from the cottage...she filled the birdbath, and had fun running thru Nana's garden!!  

we picked a few white snow berries at the park for the table as well...

everyone came here yesterday for the meal...it was delicious!!
 


Hope that you are all well...and enjoying your Fall...

I am sure that all of my Canadian friends had a wonderful Thanksgiving, and celebrating our beloved Blue Jays in the baseball playoffs for the World Series once again this year...

I must say...I have watched bits of the American Presidential Debates...
GEESH...good luck with that one!! Should be a very interesting outcome either way!!

So....

I will see you in a few weeks...but I will definitely visit you guys in the meantime...just cannot think of worthy posts right now...I am sure you all understand, that my mind is elsewhere!!

Take care....Cheers!  :o)

                     linda ♥️
 

63 comments:

  1. I just came in from putting more gardens to bed..it's so gorgeous out..no frost..so much stuff to cut..I don't want to be stuck with it later when it's garlic planting time..
    I concur what fab weather we had ALL summer..
    Love your garden fairy♥
    And you find the cutest bugs..

    you do have a busy time coming up!
    Jacques has been retired for 20 years..loves it..
    Enjoy the break!

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    1. I did not get outside today! Laundry and putting the dining room back together!
      Cutest garden fairy EVER !
      We will see how boyfriend adjusts! Me too! Hahaha!

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  2. Flip flops this time of year? It must be warm! I packed all my summer clothing away a week ago. E have the flannel sheets on the bed.

    Vivian is looking very much a little girl and not a baby anymore. She is a beautiful glowing girl.

    Enjoy your blogging break but I am looking forward to pictures when you get back! xo

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    1. Of course flip flops! Still warm here....
      Isn't she a doll?
      See you later!

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  3. first... congrats on your boyfriend finally getting to retire! I hope he's excited about it.
    to me there is nothing better. i thought my 25 years of work would never end! LOL. many people have so much more. but it was definitely enough by the time it was over.
    and
    good grief.
    i am SO behind the times! i had no idea you have an Instagram. how did i miss that!!!
    i will be visiting for sure.
    enjoy your well deserved break. some exciting celebrations coming up! XO♥

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    1. I have a private account....you need to send a request! Hahaha!
      Looking forward to the wedding.....

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  4. That is going to be lovely - retirement!! Enjoy your break, but it may not be a break if you are getting ready for a wedding? I love the pumpkin painting! Looking forward to your posts when you do decide to come back. (Is the first sign of winter the putting away of the flip flops?) -Jenn

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    1. Yes...I will retire them when winter arrives!

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  5. Congrats on your boyfriend's retirement and your son's wedding! Enjoy your family, fall season and blog break. See you on instagram, in the meantime.

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  6. Hmm...I'm not on Instagram, but I'll track you down. Love Miss V's nubbly pumpkin and the stone with her name painted on it. And she's such a big girl in her little trendy outfit. How wonderful to have all of these celebrations coming up, enjoy everything! 💕

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    1. She is a snappy dresser...for sure!
      I will Hester!

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  7. PS..re the presidential race..I have to keep my thoughts to myself..as I am a Canadian..and have no say..I have watched the debates..the ads ..the you tube farces..it is all quite sad really.Must all debates etc..be so cantankerous?
    I would never want to be a politician

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  8. Hi Linda: So many 'accomplishments' coming up. A big birthday, retirement and a wedding. Wow! I hope the boyfriend is ready for the big change. And you, too. lol Loved your photos today. Especially those of Vivian. She has grown so much. All the best for a beautiful wedding. I hope the 'mother of the groom' is all ready. hugs, Deb

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    1. Not sure Deb....he loves his work! Time will tell!
      She is really a big girl now...still precious!
      Looking forward to the big day...

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  9. Lots of good things happening over at your place! Enjoy the break and I'll see you on Instagram!

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    1. Thanks Martha....see you over there!

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  10. I was just thinking today that I need to send you a note and ask when the wedding was! Can't wait to see pics...I know it will be fun and fabulous! Have a great blog break....see you on Instagram!

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    1. Won't be long now! Hope it all goes smoothly, they have put in a lot of work....

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  11. Hi Linda, It sounds like you and your family have a lot of celebrating in the next while! I'm sure the wedding will go off well and your boyfriend will be excited to be done work and ready for retirement!! Wishing you both all the best in the weeks to come. I'll watch for you on Instagram. xoxo Pam

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    1. Lots happening Pam....time for a break!

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  12. Hope your son's wedding goes wonderfully! Enjoy it.

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  13. You've got a lot of exciting events coming up! Enjoy your son's wedding and congrats to your boyfriend on his birthday and retirement! Enjoy your blog break!

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  14. You are very right in taking a break! Best wishes to your son and I send the same message to your boyfriend. He certainly pushed the 'retirement age' forward a few years. Hope you enjoy the coming years as you have!

    I love your busyness and Vivian's part of it all. Happy Thanksgiving again...stay in touch!

    Jane

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    1. Thanks so much Jane...I'll be back before you know it!

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  15. Enjoy all the Happy Times ! I will miss you. I decided not to sign up to anymore websites and waste anymore life online lol ... having a blog and being on travel forums is more than I need for time wasting ! Have a good time whatever you do and wherever you go, be safe and happy, C

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    1. I'll be back Candice....don't worry! You take care...

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  16. Oh retirement!! What's retirement? We find that we are busier than we have ever been. Don't know how we fit work in.
    Enjoy your time away from blogging and I'll catch up with you on IG.

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    1. You ARE busy Linda....and you are both talented artists! We'll see how it goes!

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  17. Congrats on the first photo particularly . . . it is superb, Linda . . . :)
    Have you written a message with the stones in ancient hieroglyphics . . . lol

    Hey, sad you are leaving us for a while . . . a song from me to you, "Don't Leve Me This way" . . lol

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2mlpxOaQinE

    I need to do a post soon so maybe I'll see you at my place.
    Have a good break and hugs from me . . . :)

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    1. Hi Eddie...
      Hahaha....I'll be back soon....lots to do....off to the cottage tomorrow for a few days...perhaps I will surprise everyone with a few photos!
      Probably not....lots of work out there to do...
      Yes...you lazy thing....do a post!

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    2. haha!
      Like the song?

      Enjoy the trip . . .
      . . . haha! yes I am a little lazy regarding lacking posts but, boy, I am so busy these days including garden landscaping and building a tree bench . .. I will do a post on that but not finished. I have made 3 of the 5 legs with mortise and tenon jointing made from fence posts . . . what a busy drone . . . lol

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    3. Get yourself a post Eddie!!

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    4. . . . and Happy retirement for b/f . . . give him lots of projects to do . . . :)

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  18. Wow...retirement!!! How wonderful! And the wedding too! You take your well deserved break. I am just awful at blogging anymore. I did today though. I hope you had a good Thanksgiving. Little V is precious, through and through!!!
    The debates get me all riled up. Slim, sim pickin's here!!!! But it is a big fat NO for Clinton!!!
    xo Kris

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  19. Lovely photos, as always. Miss V is getting so tall!
    Put some of my pics of Thanksgiving on IG. A quiet weekend made special by neighbours and friends.
    Enjoy your break... although I know you'll be busy.

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    1. Yes...always busy Suzanne...sometimes just going in circles! hahaha!

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  20. Such wonderful photos of your precious little Miss V and your days at the cottage. Love the flower with the spotted beetle :) Congratulations to your son on his upcoming wedding. I love weddings, but they are busy times, I know. Enjoy your break. xx Karen

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    1. Thanks Karen...love your new profile pic!!

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  21. Big changes ahead. Enjoy and make the most of all the extra time you'll have together. More extended breaks at the cottage next year? Enjoy the blogging break as well, I know what a commitment it is.. But don't leave it too long!

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    1. yes...hopefully Jessica...hope the boyfriend can keep himself occupied! hahaha!
      I'll be back before you finish your bedroom!

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  22. Hi Linda, have the most wonderful and enchanting day at the wedding! You will love it all. And a nice break from your pretty blog. That yellow bug on a flower is the Best :) PS I think I might be your boyfriend's twin....

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    1. you in November too Patricia?? Scorpio?? 70?? Best wishes to you!

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    2. Saggitarious - happy birthday to us!

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  23. Lovely photos . I have been busy putting my gardens to bed as well whilst the weather has still been lovely . My Miss V is growing like a weed and quite the cutie pie to . Have a great time at the wedding hope it doesn't get to chilly for it and is sunny . Thanks for sharing , have a good break and see ya here later gater .

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  24. May you enjoy Happy Wedding days and some time away . . .
    Love Miss V's bumpy pumpkin . . .
    She is a creative little one . . .
    Love ~

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    1. Hi Lynne...
      She is, isn't she? 💕

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  25. Oh, those debates! Oh, those candidates for that matter!
    I really can't stand it anymore.
    Love your yellow leaves and flip flops. Perfect!
    :0)

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    1. i really wonder what the outcome will be...
      Michelle Obama made a lovely speech...loved her thoughts...
      enjoy your weekend!

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  26. Your photos are always great...and inviting!
    Miss V gets cuter with every passing month. Just precious!
    My husband just turned 70, is retired and I am getting closer to my retirement (but not 70). What a joyful time you will have. And blessings to your son and his bride.

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    1. Hi Barbara...thanks for commenting!
      we are anxious for the wedding.....

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  27. Congrats on your boyfriend's retirement. Enjoy your weekend ♥

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  28. Retirement... someone's 70th birthday.... a wedding....

    Sounds great, Linda!

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    1. Hi Blue....
      Yup....it is all good....getting excited!

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  29. oh thats exciting,, retirement,, its an adjustment for all parties involved but all good lol,,,,

    you photos are so lovely,, I missed you,,little miss vee is quite the artist!! and my gosh she has grown,,

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    1. I was so pleased to see your comment Laurie! Welcome back! I missed you too!

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