Sunday, July 24, 2011

On Vacation!!

Just a quick note! I'm still here enjoying some time at camp with no internet and bad cell service. Kids are having a great time as am I!!
I will be bacl to proper blogging as soon as we have a rainy day!!

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Rambling this Morning

I have a couple of ideas running through my head.  They have been there for the last few days, I'm just not sure how to get them into words to write about them.  One of the titles I thought of was "Am I Just too Sensitive?" I think sometimes I am.  

Why do I think I'm too sensitive?? Here's a little background and some of the story.

Before hubby and I met, he was in a common law relationship that lasted 7 or 8 years.  She wasn't very nice when they separated and he ended up losing his shirt while she walked away with everything she wanted.  I met hubby just as their house was being sold and once that chapter was finished we started out own life together.  Over the years, we have seen her and her hubby at various places, sat and had a drink with them and hubby even did a bunch of work for her when they added on to their home years ago.  When hubby's niece was pregnant with her first child, I invited the his ex to the shower that I hosted here in my home.  Regardless of what happened in the past, she is still thought of as an aunt to some of the kids in the family and I have no problem with that. There are divorced aunts and uncles in my family that are still considered family.   Sometimes when hubby's brother and wife come to town they stay at her house.  The fact that they stay there normally doesn't bother me except for this last visit.  After our day in Tobermory we spent the weekend at camp and on Sunday we came home.  Hubby's brother and wife had come here and off loaded their quad and had gone blueberry picking.  When they got back here they proceeded to leave the quad here, charge the battery with our hydro and leave their gear in the garage and then left.  Monday morning they arrive back here and get ready to take off to go berry picking again.  They unplug the charger and leave it laying in the driveway, leave a patch of oil on the asphalt driveway and take off.  Hubby comes home and is livid with the mess that was left here and wonders why they couldn't have left the mess at her place.  His feelings are hurt which in turn bothers me.  That night his brother shows up to get his truck and ramps and doesn't even come in to say hello to anyone.  Hubby is feeling hurt again.

Tuesday night they stop in to say goodbye and I make a comment about the mess that was left and it gets laughed off.  Hubby won't even tell his brother that he is pissed off.  We say our good byes and they are gone.

I probably shouldn't let stuff like this bother me, but I do.  When they said they were coming to visit I was told that they had made other arrangements to stay elsewhere.  They couldn't even come right out and tell me where they were staying.

I wonder sometimes if not for my depression that these kinds of things would just roll of my back and not bother me.  Then I think that maybe it really does bother me and the depression has nothing to do with it.

What do you think??? Am I too sensitive??

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Macro Mania

This is my favorite time of year for taking photos!  When I grow up, I'm gonna get an actual Macro lens for my Canon, but for now my little Lumix rocks!!

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Ten on Tuesday

The Ten on Tuesday topic for this week is 10 Favorite Herbs. Fresh or dried, you decide!

  1. Garlic
  2. Basil
  3. Oregano
  4. Rosemary
  5. Chives
  6. Sage
  7. Thyme
  8. Parsley
  9. Dill
  10. Mint

Wanna play along?  Sign up here! Carole always comes up with great ideas that really gets your mind thinking!!
Thanks to Carole Knits for getting this organized every week!

Weekend Recap

The weather was perfect!  The company was perfect!  We had a great time.  The only thing I would have done differently would have been to take a sweater on the Glass Bottom Boat Tour.  We plan to do it again!!!

We were up at 6am and gone from the trailer by 645 to drive to South Bay Mouth on Manitoulin Island to catch the Ferry over to Tobermory to spend the day.  The ferry ride is just under 2 hours and when we arrived we met up with Hubby's brother and family who were spending the weekend.  We hung out at their campground, had lunch and then headed back to the docks to get on a glass bottom boat tour.  It took 2 hours and we were able to see ship wrecks and toured around Flower Pot Island.  You can actually transfer off the Tour Boat onto a Zodiak and spend the day exploring the island or even camp there too!  After the tour was done, we found some supper, had some ice cream and explored some of the shops around the water front.  We caught the 8pm ferry back to South Bay Mouth and we were back at the trailer by 1130 that night.  It made for a very long day, but the kids and the dog were so well behaved and they slept the entire truck ride from the ferry back to camp.  What a great way to celebrate our 16th Wedding Anniversay!!!!

Making our way to the dock

Hubby and his nephew

Almost at the boat

On the boat...found the life boats!

Jo went and got coffee for hubby!

Flag on the back of the boat

Front of the boat

The dog was only allowed on one deck outside!  She traveled really well!

Lighthouse almost in Tobermory

Heading into the dock in Tobermory

In South Bay Mouth, the cars drive into the back of the ferry and in Tobermory they exit through the front

The Ferry

The boat we took our tour on

One of the ship wrecks

The other shipwreck

This Coast Guard Boat is designed to roll right over in the water!

I'd be nervous if I was the one in the kayaks!!!

Lighthouse on Flower Pot Island

One of the flower pots

Can you see the face of the old man watching over the lake?

Sunset heading back to South Bay Mouth

Almost ready to dock in South Bay Mouth

Monday, July 4, 2011

And the Winner is.....


I used the Random Number Generator but just can't get the code in right!

#33 was the comment that was chosen!!

Weekend update to follow later today!!!