There are many ways to appreciate what you have and Canada Day weekend is as good a time as any.
For me, on any long weekend that’s not full of work, my preference is a fluid plan that doesn’t have too many commitments. Some people do it different and chart out every hour.
Thursday was the first night in a while without a deadline pressure, so it was nice to end up on the south shore of Lake Nipissing. A couple pints with a change of scenery overlooking a bay was what the doctor ordered not too far from the hacienda.
Friday was rescued by a better Plan B dropping in on good friends Redbridge way. Roaring fire followed by breakfast el fresco with humming birds darting by, the dog fetching long bombs and a nosy cat being its natural self.
Saturday I focussed on my own yard work and an evening of odds and sods online “file management” chores. Before that, though, I couldn’t help posting that construction zone Reel on Facebook. Stirring it up again and then watched the UFC until it became a snore.
Sunday afternoon brought me to Lake Nosbonsing’s south sore at the Bonfield end. Gorgeous day with a lively lake, the wind keeping bugs at bay.
So important to stow away the glow of those little visits, a breaking of bread and toasts.
See my column about long drives in the country here: There has to be a better way
It’s back to work with another heavy week starting this morning.
Final proof notes before signing off to have the Summer Edition printed. And there’s a time-sensitive focus this week needed for a few events I’m helping to promote. Very interesting time indeed.
Busy is not a bad thing, though.
Idle never worked.
Writer, photographer and proud father. My mom’s family is from the Soo with its Algoma Highlands, dad hailed from Cobden in the Ottawa Valley and I spent my teen years in Capreol. Summers were at the beach on the Vermillion River and winters at ‘The Rink.’ Born in East York but Toronto never was my thing. Ever since a kid looking out the window on long trips, I imagined living on the highway in a little house with a big yard and trees growing all around me.