Good Morning Company Girls!
It's a beautiful sunny spring day here in my part of Ontario.......and I am pleased to say that unlike last Friday, today I don't have fifty million places to go and people to see......and Megan has gone off to school so I get to do it all by myself.
It was a little humorous yesterday when I was sitting with my parents having tea at Tim Hortons...of course Megan was with me and my dad was asking her about going to high school in the fall (yea!). She told my dad that it was going to be hard for me because I'll be all by myself, that I enjoy having her with me...just the two of us. My dad looked at me and grinned because he knows just how difficult it has been to have her around, constantly, for the past school year...I not only look forward to her being in the special class in the fall just because she'll be with other kids, like herself....maybe she'll even get a friend, who is her own age...she usually gravitates to the five year olds...but I will admit to looking forward to having my days back where I can string two thoughts together without her interrupting with a question(s)...the same question(s) that she would have asked me yesterday, and the day before and the day before.....it's like my own personal version of the movie Ground Hog Day!
So to get to Rachel's question about summer activities.....we have, since my oldest son was two...so about 30 years,..gone to a place called FairHavens Bible Conference......a retreat centre where they have many kinds of accommodations from camping to cabins to hotel like rooms.....it's situated right on the Trent Canal system...about 2-1/4 hours from our home...on the other side of Toronto.....it has many, many activities for all ages....golfing, swimming, volleyball, soccer, baseball, basketball and so on......ample time to read and snooze, and each week they have a new speaker bring us the Word with similar age appropriate activities for the kids. We have our trailer there permanently....not a huge trailer.....not like some of the beauties up there but it's ours....not the banks.....It takes most of our Tax return to pay for the fees each year so there isn't any money left over to do other things with the kids.....that's our life...they don't like it that we can't do other things ...but...that's too bad.
We don't live very far from Lake Ontario...a five minute drive...so sometimes we take the kids there for a walk along the beach and a stop at the Dairy Queen on the way home....but that's about it....not a fascinating life...but it's ours.
We do have a special treat for the kids tomorrow.....hubby's company picnic is at Canada's Wonderland, and he got some greatly discounted tickets so he's taking the kids.....they don't know about it yet...he wants to surprise them. They will be very excited....they always talk about wanting to go but at $50 a ticket normally, it's way out of our price range!
So...that's summer time activities...not very fascinating but then again...we're old so fascinating isn't found in our word repertoire very much any more when talking about our lifestyle! Have a great weekend, girls!