Victoria Day Weekend

Spent most of the weekend in Thorold. We were there, along with my brother’s family, to celebrate my dad’s 75th birthday and Mother’s Day, a week late. Things didn’t quite work out as we had planned since my nephew got sick while we were there, but it turned out well anyway. Except that the kids spent way to much time playing computer games, and I couldn’t convince them (as usual) to play outside.

Went off with my mom, again, with a shovel and various buckets to scour the forests nearby for interesting plants. Brought home lots of day lilies and some strange sort of plant that looks cool. I’ll have to identify it at some point. (No, it’s not poison ivy.) But she had also been asking her friends for plantings. She scored big time with a fern, something I’ve really been wanting, and with more hostas!! Yay!! I had decided that I didn’t want to buy any more plants. They’re so costly!! And so far, it’s working out well. It’s fun sharing/receiving plants from friends and family. I’m currently looking for a home for my rose of sharon. And as usual this time of year, I came home with various plants from dad: tomatos and lettuce.

We always go to Thorold on Victoria day weekend because their fireworks are held on the Sunday. That way, the kids go to bed on time on the Monday, but still get a great Victoria day celebration. There’s always food, drinks, and music before the show. However, this year for the first time, they decided to hold it on Monday. 🙁 So we missed out on fireworks this year.

I actually enjoy our time in Thorold because of the fact that there are no computers there. This time, Reid brought an iBook from work. So, as usual, the whole weekend revolved around it. (Just like at home. Seems like any spare moment Reid has, he’s in the basement with it. I’d be jealous if I were a normal woman. Example: Luisa’s cooking dinner, 20 pots on the stove, running around trying to get everything ready at once. Reid comes home from work, pecks her on the cheek, and runs off downstairs with the computer he hauls around with him. Great, Luisa thinks, he’ll be back in a moment and help me out. 20 minutes later…. “Reid??? What are you doing??” “Just setting up”. Ya. And checking e-mail, and checking various Apple/News/whatever web sites.) I’m sure Reid will view this paragraph as a challenge and post some exaggerated response on his own site.

Plan for the day today: finish sanding down all the filled holes/cracks in my hallway, sand down some more doorways (especially the one where I replaced the wood where the hinge was – it was cracked), and, hopefully, prime where necessary.

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