Wednesday, 14 September 2011

Labor Day weekend and the last days of summer

I have been a little remiss at updating this, simply because our laptop is SO slow at processing and its so painful to do anything with it. We have been talking about buying a new one as a Christmas present to ourselves but it all depends if this lasts until then, or gets thrown out of the window!

Right - Labor Day weekend was our first ever and it was HOT. We had a great weekend. We had 4 cord of wood delivered that was cut and we split and stacked it, well actually Paul did that with some help from our neighbours up the road and the log splitter kindly lent to us by Colin next door.
Heres our new log pile;

We also went to my most favourite beach with our friends - Melmerby which is up by New Glasgow, I LOVE that beach, its so serene and beautiful and quiet and just well paradise quite frankly.

We spent a day doing little except sorting out the house a bit, its still a bit of a mess from when we moved, and we still need more furniture, but here are a few pics:

Chloe and I went on a walk / bike ride together, she rode her bike and I walked.

We also went to the wildlife park which was actually a bit of a mistake because it was way too hot for that. We had to go to Averys for an icecream on the way home. Here is the resident skunk, I think he looks rather cute:

what was amazing was that on the Tuesday after Labor Day the temperature went right down, and I mean at least 10 degrees and it downright chilly. It has been super hot today though - 26C but it cools down a lot in the evening.
My FIL and SIL are coming tomorrow and Friday for a week and I cannot wait to see them. I dont know how I am going to get through a work day tomorrow

Friday, 2 September 2011

starting to cool down

Its really chilly this morning. Theres been a very distinct change in early morning temperature in the last couple of days. It really warms up in the day, yesterday was 24C and the day before 26C but the mornings are really Autumn Fall - like
I am really looking forward to being out and about without mosquitos and have been awaiting the first of September because of this. I thought that all mozzies would disappear on the 1st of September and we would be left with a warm bug free month, but it appears that is not so. I have just killed one buzzing by my ear as I type this (how did it get in????)

Yesterday darling Lily had her first day at the sitter in the next road, I was really worried about this but she had a great day. So now she is at pre-school Mon, Weds and Fri morning and at my friends with her friend Emily on the afternoons of those days and then with the sitter on Tues and Thurs each week unless Paul is home.

I am starting to not look forward to this beautiful place losing its green and hot days. I dont want it to turn all brown and ugly and be cold, today I need to find some inspiration for the weather to come. Really we just want to be snowbirds, to be able to flee to Florida as soon as Christmas is over and to come back each May but that just isnt going to be possible for many moons yet. Still, I do love a plan!
A couple of pics from one of my evening walks around the neighbourhood. I plan to turn them into evening runs but need a decent pair of trainers sneakers first.