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Trivia Friday Winner Announced & Labour Day Weekend

I hope you had a really nice long weekend.  This weekend marks the end of the CNE – Canadian National Exhibition which runs for 18 days in Toronto.  It is the 5th largest of its kind in North America.   I have been going to the CNE since I was really small and love it though we haven’t been  for a few years.  It also marks Labour Day and the kids start back to school tomorrow.  Fall is in the air in the mornings now even though the weather continues to be so hot and sunny.   I feel like its a bit of a sad time because “summer is almost over”.. *sigh* and I love summer, both summer and spring. 

By this time of year everything is so green and flowery and lush.  One of Marc’s neighbours grows tomatoes that are so huge and so sweet and just so darn yummy.  Sometimes I wonder what they put in that soil to make everything grow so well.

     

These  cherry tomatoes are literally growing all over the ground.  They literally look like they are trying to escape the garden….crawling to the grass…”grass is always greener on the other side”.

The beefsteak tomatoes are full on their stalks…

  

All the neighbours are invited to help themselves…and still its hard to keep ahead of them as they keep ripening almost in front of your eyes!  Oh the taste of a warm kissed by the sun sweet tomato, freshly picked!

The hibiscus are beautiful .

  

and the impatience…

 

Our window box is even more lovely now.  I love the ivy.  This is the first year we’ve put it in the box.

 

I found the perfect spot for the Teapot Set Garden Party set I made…in the wheel barrow.

My girlfriend who stopped by her with her husband for a night as they began their eastcoast vacation, just loved the one I made and gave her for her birthday.  Next year she is excited to set up an old wheelbarrow with flowers as I did and put her teapot in it also.   We all had such a fun weekend together and we were sorry they had to leave right after breakfast this morning. 

I gathered up my own things and left earlier also so that I wouldn’t be stuck in holiday traffic.  On the way I remembered what I’d forgotten to do!! Guess what it was?? Yup…I forgot to have the love bunny pick a Trivia Friday winner as I had planned.  When I got home I wrote down the names, and cut them into slips  

and put them into the bag.  I slipped my hand in and took a picture while the bag was actually partially closed, so I couldn’t see and cheat….  

I pulled out one of the slips of papers…and I couldn’t wait to open it to find out who the winner was…and … it was

 

Penny at Lavenderhillstudio  !!!  Congratulations Penny… if you email me your address I will mail the bag out to you.  

Now the answer to the Friday Trivia question, “which of the statements were TRUE??”  ALL the statements were TRUE!!   Now, go back to Question #16 and think about that one???  Yuckkkkyyyy…    Congratulations to Sheila and Judy and Laura for getting the right answer.  How clever they were.

I wanted to share the Pie Birds I had mailed to Marc’s place and opened up this weekend.  Now aren’t they pretty just waiting to sit on my next pie.  I think they are too pretty for that though.

Enjoy the rest of your Monday…we’re in for a short week.  :o)

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Special Labour Day

Great Grandmother Meets Baby Jack 

It truly was.  Marc’s mother who will be 93 in November hasn’t been able to make the 2-1/2 hour drive to the cottage for about 8 years.  She hadn’t even seen Baby Jack yet.  What a wonderful weekend it was for her…and for everyone to have her make the drive with Marc’s brother and his wife on Saturday.  She came along with her oxygen in tow.  We expected she would want to lie down for a little while but no she was set for the day’s events and visits and in fact didn’t go to bed until 9:30! 

Family and friends came and went during the afternoon to visit her and we had planned a dinner for a possible 13 people which counted up to 21.  There was enough food and enough laughter and stories to fill the whole evening. 

The touchiest moment was when she was introduced to her newest great grandchild, Jack who is almost 3 months old.   She held him so tight and they looked at each other…it was a special moment.  She didn’t want to give him up and even decided to forego her dinner to sit with him.  So precious.

Everyone contributed to setting up the table(s) and washing dirty dishes and clearing up.  It was such a nice, nice day.   Once the place had cleared it was about time to go to bed and everyone slept wonderfully with a nice, fresh breeze off the lake.  As we sat for our breakfast more family and then friends stopped by until it was time for me and then the others to make the drive back home.  It was a very memorable weekend.

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