Wasn’t it just a week ago that I was wearing a toque and mitts to walk Abby and yet this past weekend a total heat wave hit us! We are in the low 30sC (90sF) and with the humidity it’s approaching 40C (over 100F). And you know what? I LOVE IT SO MUCH…because it means COTTAGE TIME with Abby!!!
Friday night I had a date. And it was basically a “What not to do on a first date” experience. Sigh. We had made plans to go mini-putting but then last minute he decides we’re going to the driving range…because HE wants to go hit some balls. I have never golfed in my life…oh wait, that’s a lie. I did it once. In high school gym class. 20 years ago. And he knew this. So this guy is a teacher and when he tells me about our change of plans I said, “Ok, given you’re a teacher, I’m expecting you to teach me how to hit a ball properly”. Do you think he did that? Nope. Set himself up and started hitting balls. I was NOT impressed. Thankfully I have a wee bit of athletic ability in me and when I hit my first ball and it went straight and relatively far, he turned around and was like, “Wow! That was really good”. I said, “Yeah, no thanks to you.” After golf we had planned to go for beers. He asked where I wanted to go, I told him the place I wanted, he said no, and took us somewhere else. He won’t be getting a second date. LOL.
Saturday morning was the annual run in memory of Emilie Mondor – scroll to the bottom of this post to learn who Emilie was. Because it is a 5k (one year they had a half marathon, which I did), I don’t race it (because 5ks terrify me lol), but pretty much my entire team does. So I am the unofficial cheer squad and photographer!
Saturday night I organized our street’s annual bbq…and it was a HUGE success!
Sunday morning I quickly packed up the car and headed out of the city to the wonders of the cottage…it was still stinking hot up there, but at least I could jump into the lake every 5 minutes. I think I used an entire bottle of sunscreen yesterday! This is Abby with her nose shoved into the vent as far as she can inhaling the her favorite smell…COTTAGE TIME!!!
When I got home, I did some laundry…and was totally panicking when I realized I had left two $20 bills in the pocket of my jeans…until I remembered that Canadian bills are made out of plastic!! #winning