Thursday, 28 September 2017

First Days Of Fall.....









The first day of Fall at the cottage, was like mid-July weather.

Absolutely gorgeous!!! 

The boyfriend and I swam every day!!

Just to get the grimy sweat off of us! hahaha!!

We truly hated to come home...

But we had a special visitor on Monday, and it was soooooooo
worth coming home for💛💙💜💚





Papa got the pool heated up...and we all had a great day!!

When we were in the pool with Miss V, we let her take her floaties off, and she was doing really well with her dog paddle. She will be swimming in the deep end next year for sure!!





After her last swim, we had a treat of Butterscotch Ice Cream...and I did her hair in a French Braid...

Her Mommy and her stayed for dinner, we it was her Mommy's b'day the day before...I made Summer Pasta, as requested by Erika...it was delish!! 

We iced up a banana fruit loaf...added some sprinkles and candles... such fun!!




Hope you are all well...

The heat has finally broken here...it was a great run!!

More seasonable temps today...very refreshing indeed...

                                       ******************

On a sad note...my boyfriends brother passed away on Tuesday evening...

He had been ill for a long time...but still shocking nonetheless... 

He had been a widower for 15 years...and feel ill not long after his wife Maggie passed away from lung cancer. He and his son Michael, live on the next street from us, so we will miss Paul very much. We will wait and see what our nephew Michael will do with the house...a rather large one, with a pool. 
The funeral is in the morning...very short and sweet...just the way he wanted it. My son will be one of the Pall Bearers...a sad day for all the family.
My Brother-in-law was only 68 years young...♥️

                             RIP Paul...you will always be remembered...

                                          ******************


                       Until the next time...

                           Cheers!  :o)

                               linda ♥️



                                          ***************

Thursday, 21 September 2017

Lovely Last Days of Summer & Welcoming Fall....🍁🍂🍁










It is officially Fall today...can hardly believe it...we have been having a very unusual heatwave here in Southern Ontario...very nice indeed!!

Hope you are all well...

We found out that our cottage rental in Florida escaped the wrath of IRMA...

Thank goodness for that!!!

Thanks to all for your concerns....

Nothing much else to say...just wanted to say HI!!!

Miss V is visiting on Monday, so I am sure I will have a sassy post next week!

Pool is still open, and with this heatwave, I am sure we will be splashing around! hahaha!!

And some gorgeous photos of the last day of Summer 2017 at the Lake!!

            Enjoy your weekend... 

                       Cheers!    :o)

                              linda ♥️

Tuesday, 12 September 2017

Weekend Skies.......






The drive to the cottage last Thursday, proved to be a cloudy one!!!

Drove thru downpours...

Sunshine...

And when we reached the cottage...

This beautiful sight!!

The day went from bad to worse...to beautiful again!!

We were able to sit on the sunporch, and watch the most incredible lightning across the lake!!






Early Friday afternoon, we decided to take a run into town...

More fabulous clouds on the way...and some rainfall...

By the time we got back, the skies were clearing up a bit...

And we were able to enjoy a wee bit of late day sunshine...

But...

The BEST was yet to come!!!




This was Saturday morning...

G O R G E O U S !!!!!

To celebrate our anniversary!!!

It was a fabulous day, indeed!!





And the S U N S E T !!!!!

We got the firepit loaded up...and enjoyed the evening...with this fabulous view!!

What could be better???



This was the lake on Sunday afternoon, when we were leaving to come home...

But...

Never fear...

Thursday is right around the corner...and we will be back in P A R A D I S E !!!

                                         ***************

Hope you are all well...

We are a bit concerned about our cottage rental in Florida...

We have been unable to find out if it is still standing!!!

I had emailed the owner on Friday...she lives in Tampa, not at the cottage...and she said she was evacuating her townhouse...but the cottage is right on the beach in the Gulf...so...not sure how it faired IRMA....

I cannot even imagine what those people are going thru down there...

I do not think I would be very good in this type of situation...

Scares the hell out of me!!!

Anyway....sending good wishes to all affected...chin up...and all that...♥️ 

                                         *****************

   On the menu tonight...

     Stuffed red and green peppers...{the house smells delish}

         Fried Basa { a fairly new Fish to us...quite Delicious}...coated in Jerk      

                                   seasoning...

                             Greek Salad...

                                     Enjoy your evening...

                                             Cheers!   :o)
 
                                                   linda ♥️



 

Thursday, 7 September 2017

A Short Catch-Up......






The 2 days leading up to the long weekend were picture perfect...

Unfortunately... On the Saturday...when the kids arrived...the winds picked up, and the rain started...we headed inside....and even enjoyed a small fire inside...
 

This Tuesday and Wednesday...Miss V spent the days with us...she swam and did a few crafts...she started SK this morning...we will miss our days with her...
Of course...there will be PD days to enjoy with her ♥️
 

We are all packed, and heading to the cottage...

Weather looks iffy...but I sure can't complain...

Good wishes to everyone in the path of IRMA...geesh...what a time the United States has had with their weather the last few weeks...

Devastation in the Caribbean....horrible...:o( 

Saturday marks the 45th wedding anniversary for the boyfriend and I...

Where did all those years go??? 

We are so lucky to have 3 beautiful kids...a wonderful SIL and DIL...

Of course Miss V...and our next Granddaughter due in December ♥️


        Hope you are all well...

                 Cheers!  :o)

                       linda ♥️