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10 Neato Things We Did Today

May 18, 2009

I don’t really use this site as a diary very often, but I just wanted to share with everyone for a moment. See, we’ve just had a tremendously great day. It’s a holiday here in Canada, so Elizabeth is off. The kids weren’t here, so it wasn’t as perfect a day as it could have been, but man, it was good.

So here are 10 great things we did. They may sound simple to you. But they offered us a little taste of spring magic, a hint of a great summer to come. Today, we …

  1. Hiked an old rail line, looking at birds, listening to bullfrogs …
  2. Ate pancakes. Pancakes …
  3. Walked across a dam and had to shout to be heard over the rushing, raging river …
  4. Saw someone we know (and don’t much like) smooching with a strange woman …
  5. Took turns mowing the rather large lawn …
  6. Planted new flowers …
  7. Ate ice cream cones in a tiny village …
  8. Considered buying a hot dog from a cart, but succesfully resisted …
  9. Explored an antique store in a barn, which included more old books than I can count, rusting Civil War weapons, vintage tin toys and a Star Trek room …
  10. Enjoyed a wonderful dinner, including apple-glazed pork, carrot rice, fresh asparagus and homemade apple pie …

Really, does it get any better? Happy Victoria Day, everyone.

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2 comments

  1. “I know it’s just a memory; some memories last forever.” Seemed like the best possible time to quote Neil Peart. Despite Rush being an acquired taste, and not always an easy aftertaste … well, it’s “Lakeside Park.”

    “When the dragons grow too mighty to slay with pen or sword, I grow weary of the battle and the storm I walk toward. When all around is madness, and there’s no safe port in view, I long to turn my path homeward and stop awhile with you.” (Madrigal)

    Sounds like you had a wonderful example of finding that way “home”!


  2. Sounds like a diem thoroughly carped.



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