you better start reading that book club book!
could i drive a taxi?
damn it…i forgot about the #100dayproject
i bet i totally could drive a taxi.
do i have enough yarn to knit a blanket?
where did i put the knitting needles…
oh! july…where am i going to watch the fireworks
do i remember how to knit
oh yeah, i was totally going to knit a robot!
i should watch marie kondo
or maybe some clint eastwood movies
a make your own sundae party would be fun
art classes for kids? would anyone come?
can i rent the shop out to someone as a workspace
oh! i bet i could build a robot in the shop if i knew how to weld!
note to self - google how to drywall
i wish i had a camper van…just a little one…
i want to kayak
i should really learn how to swim
i should get my bike fixed…
i need a new raincoat
oh! i should paint my toenails
paint…i need to get the watercolors out again….
it sounded windy, it looked like it might rain…
I wasn’t going to go.
I woke up late.
I had a little bit of a headache.
I wasn’t going to go.
But then I did
AND I AM SO HAPPY THAT I DID!
It’s funny. I go for drives
all the time…
and I have gone to this wharf
in Egmont Bay
a million zillion times
but this was the first time
I ever drove down the little
dirt road that takes you
to the lighthouse
and I literally
was so excited
that I am pretty sure
I squealed and
clapped my hands
when I saw the view…
all I could think was
HOW have I never been here before?
and how many other views
on the island
have I never seen before?
and, for the record, it was REALLY windy…
to the point that I was a little afraid to go too close to the edge
of the cliffs because I was literally afraid
of getting blown off…
all in all, a pretty good first day of fall <3
On one of my beach days this summer,
I went to Victoria by the Sea
(which is one of my most favorite places...
but...not at the height of tourist season...).
I went to the beach and hung out there for the afternoon,
then ended up in Canoe Cove...
and drove through Bonshaw on the way home
which was where I saw those adorable sheep
and could have sat by the
side of the road watching them
for the rest of the day....
if that wouldn't have been creepy for the people
who lived in the house that owned the sheep.
and then there was the dirt road
on the way home...
that even had a DIRT ROAD INTERSECTION.
:) :) :)
I don't think it is a secret
like the air show.
I go every time it comes to Summerside.
And, by "go", I mean, I don't just buy a ticket
and go one day...
on Friday, I drive around until I can find somewhere
to sit and watch them and practice
(which means sitting in a field from about 10:30
until 4:00 in order to see anything...)
Then, on Saturday, I make my son drive around
with me until we find a spot to watch them from...
this year, we found a great spot
but unfortunately, the CF18 was down for repair
but we did get to see the Snowbirds!
But then on Sunday, I go for the whole day.
18 came with me today and we got to see my brothers for a bit, too.
It was a beautiful day with blue skies
and fluffy white clouds...
and the CF18 was all fixed!!!!
PLUS I got to sit in the Hornet.
Completely stationary but...still!!!!
I was pretty excited...
even if I felt a little silly being the only grown up
in a group of 5-7 year olds waiting to get a chance
to sit in a stationary plane
and pretend they were driving it
(don't judge me...the little kids already did that.)
All in all....
it was a VERY successful weekend.
I can't wait for next time!
it has been a bit of a
the sun seems to be trying to
push its way out of the clouds now
but for most of the day,
i have found myself inside...
with extra time on my hands.
i haven't been doing any doodling.
at first, it was because, a while back,
i had some very strange dizzy spells...
or maybe vertigo...
kind of like hangover bed spins
but without the fun the night before.
eventually, they decreased in severity
but seemed to come back when i would
look down which meant
i couldn't write, doodle and even taking photos
with the big camera was difficult.
i did go to the doctor
but it was about 3 weeks after the worst of it...
she did some neurological tests
and everything seemed to be ok
although i was still getting dizzy quite often at the time.
but...long story short...
i seem to feel fine now!
it was so sunny and warm outside
that i just couldn't seem to make myself
sit inside at the desk and play
so here's a little fairy.
i feel a little rusty but also kind of excited to get back to
paper and pen and watercolors again.
also, i am playing along with an instagram challenge
that susannah conway has created
which has daily prompts...it's been a long time
since i have done one of these and so far,
i am really enjoying it!
if you are on instagram, check it out!
and...just a few photos from North Rustico...
my sister in law & her husband recently invited us to stay
at a cottage with them for a night or two...
which meant some early morning shots of flowers
(there were other photos taken but alcohol-driven-dance-offs
are not so pretty the next day...)
and...because today is today...
and this weighs heavy on my mind...
don't drink and drive.
call a cab, a friend, your mom, your friend's mom...
sleep on someone's couch, walk home, hitch a ride...
call your ex, your buddy, the next door neighbor, your mailman...
just don't drink and drive.