Relief

I feel as though a giant weight has been lifted off both me and the house. We spent the weekend putting the beds to sleep for the winter, tweaking the hot tub and raking up the last of the leaves. I was so inspired, I even set out the Christmas lights. They are not plugged in, but come December, when everyone else is out freezing their fingers setting up their seasonal displays, all I have to do is flip a switch (and set up the snowman. I didn’t go too crazy!). And I had help…

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This is where the true relief comes in – both Finn and Bronwyn were eager to help out and while Dean was raking and filling leaf bags, the kids were helping me cut down frost-withered hosta leaves. I nearly lost a finger to a rogue pair of loppers on more than one occasion. Luckily, they are still easily bored and left me to do most of the cutting myself.

But the icing on the cake was when, on Saturday afternoon, my Ice Raiders crushed the George Bell Titans, 7 – 2. Finn was a bit tired and lazy on the ice, but did manage to score an assist. The team is really working well together and Dean’s offside lessons have really taken hold. At one point in the game, they even cleared THEIR offensive zone. I think it was a bold tactical move, done to confuse the opposing team. That coach is one smart guy.
 
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