i hope that you all had a wonderful easter weekend. ours was very non-traditional, though we are usually very traditional when it comes to easter. we did; however, take time out to remember the reason for this weekend.
this weekend we had the honour of helping our friend, r, who was recently diagnosed with stage 4 cancer, and his wife, set up a bed in their spare room. we told r that it was for times during his treatment when he just wanted a place to sleep by himself. he loved the idea and the bed. little did he know that the bed was set up for his son, whom he hasn't seen in 15 yrs, who arrived last night at midnight. my sister e sent me a few pics of the homecoming and i am just so glad for all of them.
now let's get on with the 12 million pics shall we? we didn't have our traditional turkey but that doesn't mean that we suffered....here's some steak and grilled veggies - yummeh!
and not proper korean bulgogi but, let's say my way of doing proper korean bulgogi and at the last minute throwing in some broccoli:
yesterday was a gorgeous day - a true and proper cape breton spring day! it started like this:
yep, sitting in the hottub and enjoying the gorgeous view. well, as long as you don't look at all of the junk in the yard and the upturned furniture on the berm...and well...just ignore all of that and enjoy being in the hottub. if there is one thing that i want for all of you is for you to go out and get yourself a Softtub hottub - they are the best in the world. and so good for your overall health.
after the hottub it was a walk to the river.
look at the beautiful clouds and sky.
after you go around the turn in the road it's just another 700 or so feet to get to the river.
isn't it amazing that from what everyone tells us - our piece of land and nearby is where the deer converge to mate every year.
oh my! look at that beautiful river!
and we have 2 swamps on either side of our road to the river and they are filled right now with tadpoles. soon all we will hear is the "meep-meep-meep" of the spring peepers!
our last big windstorm busted the crap out of our lockbox that we keep down at the river - have a look:
the wind was so bad that it busted the lock and busted the top of our box. no worries - jambaloney will come up with some kind of macgyver fix for it!
there's boatdura (we call it that because of our 1980's chevy vandura....we call our truck "truckdura", and everything else we own gets a "dura" on the end of it's name....ahhh whatever.)
probably the ugliest boat known to man but we love it. it glides us up and down our river like magic.
and here's our beautiful river, sky and clouds. it's so healing to be down at the river.
here's my man doing what he loves most - casting! he's not trying to catch anything - the water is still too cold and the trout still too sluggish but he loves casting anway.
i love watching him!
here is my "sitting" rock - it's where i sit when i watch him casting.
as a child, i used to collect rocks. not anymore though...our land is covered in rocks.
but every time we go to the river i pick a favourite rock. the purple/blue one at the bottom was today's favourite!
here's my favourite rubber boots - i just love them!
another pic of the side of the river.
on the way home after a wonderful afternoon enjoying our river.
i woke up early this morn and was glad i did. look at this beautiful sunrise.