Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Creature Comforts

Ah, well. That was a trip and a half. So much fun and so glad to be home. Friday night I got to spend time with not only my sister and her better half but also my niece and nephew and their better halfs (halves?). Saturday we got a lovely tour of Guelph, got fully aired out on a nature trail and fed my artistic side at a few galleries. Sunday was a visit to "the farm" - what will one day be my sister's new home in the woods, deep in the heart of blackfly country. Here is a shot of Riley in what will be her pond - I think it is more swimming pool size:

You can only see a fraction of it but you get an idea from how small Riley looks in what you do see.

Monday night we got to see the Leonard Cohen Unified Heart concert at the National Arts Centre, a real treat but it meant going to bed very, very late on a day after a long train ride. And as if that wasn't fantastic enough, I got to putter around a Michael's and Wallach's art supplies store in Ottawa, picking up a few goodies of course, including a handful of Caran d'Ache neocolor IIs - hand picked colors (ones I imagine you only find in the mega set). I have bought a few on the internet but nothing compares to being able to look with the naked eye at the colors, pick them up and feel them. Ah, pure pleasure. And now we're back, the dogs have been retrieved and we are scrambling (I should say I am scrambling) to prepare for work and school tomorrow. So happy to have my slippers on, preparing to slide under my own sheets. I call these my laughing slippers because to me, that's what they look like they are doing.

Lots of blog reading to do and catching up. I'm looking forward to it.


sherry lee said...

Sounds like a wonderful getaway. That's going to be one big pond...I love Guelph...great little place!! And art shopping in Ottawa...it's nice to travel but it's always nice to come home to your own bed..and your laughing slippers!!

Brenda said...

Welcome home, I missed you. While it is always nice to go away it is always great to get home.

Snap said...

Welcome home! Sounds like a wonderful time.