Living the Cottage Lifestyle

August 20, 2012

 I really miss the cottage lifestyle of Ontario, the leisurely life, the beach, the water, swimming, buttertarts, running around in bathing suits all day, reading the day away.  We just went to Ontario for a week, mainly to visit relatives (2 great grandmothers, 1 grandmother, 1 grandpa, 2 aunties, Althea has now met most of her immediate family!) but I worked in a few days at a cottage.  She had fun playing at the beach, we went for a little hike in Alonguin Park, went to a beach there, and got away from phones, tv’s, and a lot of noise for a few days.  When she was asleep Mr. J and I read, drank wine, ate butter tarts, and relaxed, relaxed, relaxed.  I find I can only really relax away from the to-do lists of the house, and work.  Once I’m back home the unfinished to-do list hits me in the face, today at work I only managed to go through my e-mails, not really reading them, and make a longer to-do list.

We also survied the visit to GGMIL without too much pain, even though it wasn’t pretty.  Althea managed to neatly demonstrate why we weren’t staying with her by almost pulling a statue off it’s low pedestal (toddler height exactly) and crushing her feet.  We stayed instead with a friend with a  2 year old in a lovely child proof home with lotsa toys.  Watching our children playing together was a delight.  Good-bye vacation, hello working straight until Christmas.

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