Monday, August 14, 2006

Home again, off again...

What a whirlwind! We had a great week at camp. The kids had a ton of fun and actually I rarely saw Daniel. He hung out with the teens and made appearances with them for meals. The other two just entertained themselves with various things so I got to just relax.

We got home late on Friday night, and my fathers wife was still here so we chatted for a bit with plans for an afternoon and evening together the next day. Saturday dawned and I ran out for food, birthday presents and the like pressing to get back and meet Ruth. I dumped all of the stuff into the kitchen, wrapped the gift for Claire's party she was heading to, and then Ruth and I took off for lunch. After lunch we went to Grams and then went out to Peggy's Cove. It was super windy and the weather felt very fall like. I had a headache that was only getting worse so I was not enjoying myself overly. We took Gram back to her place and she made a fabulous supper. He house was so hot that Ruth and I had to keep excusing ourselves for some air. Ruth and I then took off to Dartmouth to finish the last bit of clearing out her aunts house, and the handing over of the keys. I found it very sad to wander through a womans house that I had never met, knowing that she would never be "home" again. When a house is cleared out and you take the time, you can almost feel the memories all around you. I remember when we moved here that the girls who were helping me clean thought we should walk through every room and say good-bye. I had such a hard time with that but agreed it was important. I cried my whole way through.

Today we head out camping with Dennis and Emily. The kids are beyond excited, and are very willing to help get things sorted out in the hopes that we will leave sooner. I have gone over the stash of food many times, afraid that we might starve if I don't have it all. There is always something that I forget! So here we go again....the yard work will wait until we get back!

3 comments:

Bumbling Bav said...

Thanks for all the great pictures. I am glad you all had a great time.

Stay safe!

Karen said...

You are only just back and now you are off again. Have fun!

Matt, Christine, Elijah, Joseph & TBA said...

Wow, you're busy!!! Glad you had a wonderful, relaxing time at camp. I guess that the relaxing part will come for me someday too:).

Enjoy camping!