Sunday Six-Pack

We’ve come to the end of another whirlwind weekend. I’m looking forward to work tomorrow, only because my tired body needs to sit for a while. The weather was a mixed bag, but it didn’t stop us from enjoying the neighbourhood’s annual festival, or from getting our hands dirty in the gardens. There was something for everyone.

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1. We woke up to the threat of rain on Saturday morning but we weren’t going to let it stop us from attending the annual pancake breakfast at our local church. It’s the big kick-off for our community festival. We finished our pancakes and got home just as the rain started falling. It didn’t look good for the parade, but we decorated the wagon anyway. When the thunder started rolling, we knew there was no hope for us this year. 

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2. By late morning, we braved the weather and made our way over to the high school for the Indian River Reptile Zoo’s annual show. In the three years we’ve been living here, Finn hasn’t missed a show. He even dragged us all the way to Peterborough to see the zoo last August. Once the show was done, he stayed back, like a groupie at a rock concert, to talk to the zoo keeper and ask a few more questions. The man was so impressed with Finn, he offered him passes for the family. Looks like we’ll be heading back to Peterborough this summer. Yipee.

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3. The sun started burning through the clouds late Saturday afternoon. We managed to spend a few hours playing in the yard, but it stayed damp and cool. I picked up a new swing for the play fort so that we now have two regular swings. It made me a bit sad to take down the baby swing – we’ve gone from one baby swing, to two, to one baby and one big-boy swing and now we have a big-boy AND a big-girl swing. While I’m sad that my babies are growing up, it will be nice not to have to referee their time on the swings every night.

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4. Saturday night was a big deal – Game two of the Stanley Cup Finals. Finn put on his Canucks jersey, Dean made some fresh popcorn and the boys sequestered themselves downstairs to watch the game. Bronwyn and I watched a movie and by 11:30, I turned off the lights. The boys hadn’t made a peep all night. I figured it was a tense game with a lot of overtime. When I woke up Sunday, I found out that neither one made it past the second period. Dean woke up to an infomercial in the early morning and carried Finn up to bed. They may have to PVR the games from now on – it might be the only way they’ll see the full three periods.


5. Sunday afternoon, I finally planted the annuals I bought three weeks ago. I spent the better part of the afternoon, shovel in hand, digging and splitting plants. The hostas surrounding our Japanese maple had grown so big, they had dwarfed the little tree. I thinned the garden out, planted a few impatiens, mulched and started a new border before I retired my shovel for the day. We even donated a box full of hostas to our neighbour who has been working on his house and yard, non stop, since moving in last fall.

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6. Now that the yard has been cleaned up, we’ve showered, fed the kids and put them to bed, I’m going to find some A535 for my sore shoulder muscles and a few bandages for my blistered palms, brew a cup of tea and attempt to watch some TV before I fall asleep. Who am I kidding, I won’t even see the TV before passing out.

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