Saturday, July 31, 2021

Time to Head Home, I Was Missed

The Ridge

On Friday, July 30th once more I woke around 6:40 and Donna was already up and out of the room. As I finished my stretches, she said they were all going to have a hot tub. I was keen for that so didn’t take time to make my tea, just put my swim suit on and joined them. Rub a dub dub, four girls in a tub. 😊 Ha ha, couldn’t resist saying that. It was a bit crisp but we didn't have far to go to the deck. That hot water felt wonderful and I often wish I had more access to a hot tub or bath.

This is the Pink Room that Donna and I share
Nice and roomy

Then I made my tea and eventually worked on and finished my blog. I packed up a few things and we puttered around with our own thing until 11. It was time to head out for lunch. Today, we were going south to Williamsford to Great Books, The Mill and Restaurant. I’d never been there. I loaded Ptooties with my stuff and the other sisters hopped in Donna’s car. I would be heading directly home afterward.

Gayle has a green thumb
Her Rose of Sharon is in bloom with
umpteen buds yet to blossom

They're so pretty and i wish they
liked our Ridge

A view from the car
We had access to our room along the left side of the garage

We placed our take out orders, since there was no room for indoor dining, and then wandered around the store. I don’t recall ever seeing so many books in one building. It just went on and on and on and on. 

The owner seemed a bit 'harried' but he
was friendly and told us almost to the minute how
long they would be before ready. 😃

I found a couple of books that looked interesting by authors I’m not familiar with so hope it was $ well spent The books weren’t cheap but all under $10 at least. My meal was a Breakfast Burrito, loaded with 3 eggs, peppers and onions. It was delicious and so were the home fries that came with it.

There were likely 5 little rooms like this
full of paperbacks, all organized and alphabetized
by author
I could work here!

It was wonderful and so was the hot apple cider

We had a nice spot in the sun


I left the girls chatting after I was done, said ‘goodbye for now’ and drove home to my baby. 😊 

A quick snapshot as I drove by towards home

I knew Bill wouldn’t be home yet but Gibbs would be in his crate hoping for release. It was around 1 when I arrived and got greeted with happy ears, a wagging tail and some piddle dribbles from excitement. Just what I hoped for. I missed his little antics and cuddles in between our busy adventures! We sat together after I put my things away and received a lot of kisses.

There's my little fluffy sweetheart

We walked out to meet Bill
and in our front field, I let go of the leash
He is carrying his retractable handle in his mouth
Not easy but sure cute!

A very interesting, large fungus on our tree
by the road

Bill texted just before 2 that he was on his way home from the job site at Wingham and it was about an hour later when he pulled up the drive. Gibbs was just as happy to see him too and I think their time together without me around was a very good thing. Bill spent all day Wednesday at home, working outside, and Thursday Gerry, John and Tom dog-sat him at the Acreage from 11:30 until 5 when Bill got off work. How nice! That saved Bill a big worry and it kept Gibbs from being stuck in his crate for way too long.

We had sun, clouds and wind in the forecast today

A quick, easy, tasty supper tonight

I’d had that big lunch so asked Bill what he felt like for supper. He was content to have grilled cheese sandwiches so I began making those. Bill cut the cheddar cheese and I added onion slices to mine. After dishes, we took warm clothing and Gibbs’s blanket over to join the Acreage gang. The guys stayed together out there during Ladyfest and Bill popped over after work for a campfire a couple of nights. They also enjoyed supper out on Thursday.

We headed to the Acreage for a campfire
around 7:30

Gibbs is starting to pay more attention to the road as we drive

This weekend is Donna and Gerry’s August long weekend campout so we’ll be popping back and forth to see whomever shows up. 😊 It used to be much bigger when our children were younger and they didn’t live so far away. Saturday is usually the best day for gatherings when family just comes for the day and possibly a campfire. Gibbs is always an entertainer and very excitable for the first hour when everyone arrives and gets settled. He was a good puppy, emphasis on puppy.

Gibbs loves everybody and Gayle likes
to hold him for a while, as long as he'll allow it 😍

We were home shortly after 10 for bed and we all dropped off really quickly. This was another great day coming to an end.

The mosquitoes weren't around until around 10
and didn't last long but it was a dampish night
Donna kept a great fire blazing
Good night!

Thank you for your visit! Happy long weekend!


  1. Welcome Home! It's always fun to get away, but nothing better than home, along with Bill and Gibbs I'm sure! What holiday weekend is this? We don't have another one until Labor Day in September. Looks like you had another awesome Ladyfest this year! Your breakfast today looked oh so yummy! Visiting and a fire, doesn't get any better of a way to spend an evening!

    1. Sorry, I should have mentioned that the long weekend is our Civic holiday. It isn't something many of us know the meaning of - "a holiday to honour the first Lieutenant Governor of Ontario. He also founded Historic Fort York, the birthplace of Toronto". Who knew?
      We had a great time at Ladyfest and yet it is always wonderful to be back in our normal routine. :)

  2. Nice that you all enjoyed this year's Ladyfest.
    It is certain the boys are happy that you are back home especially Gibbs. He's new to you being away.
    Be Safe and Enjoy!

    It's about time.

    1. Thanks Rick and Kathy. Gibbs missed me but also got to associate closer with his Daddy. ;)

  3. What a beautiful Rose of Sharon. I would be in seventh heaven with all those books surrounding me.

    Gibbs is growing by leaps and bounds.

    God bless.

    1. I know, her flowers thrive on their property.
      I would love to work in that book store.

  4. Sounds like a really nice end to your Ladyfest time :-)

  5. I bet Gibbs was a happy camper!!!! Every time I come home, Cooper acts like I haven't seen him in months. I love it!!