- for dancing
in the street on the deck
- for hanging out with my sister
- for leaping in the ocean
- for drinking rose wine
- for hiking in the mountains
- for watching The Breakfast Club in Stanley Park
- for mini-vacations to Whistler,
as well as Seattle, Toronto and Kingston
- and for just about anything other than cleaning, laundry, editing/rewriting and yes, sad to say, but even blogging.
Summer has arrived in the Pacific Northwest and I am lovin’ it, especially after the quick trip to Ontario last week with my daughter where I felt – and probably looked – like the Wicked Witch of the West in full meltdown mode. After all, it was only 45 degrees celsius, or 113 degrees fahrenheit.
But don’t worry, things have been anything but boring in my neck of the woods. Here are a couple of tidbits to give you some idea of what’s been going on.
Words of wisdom a couple of weeks ago from my husband, the Original Obnoxious One:
Don’t worry about anything. My people will sort out everything for the firm BBQ we’re hosting at our house tomorrow night.
But what about timing and numbers and set-up and…?
My people are on-top of it all. Someone is bringing food, someone is bringing drinks, someone is bring plates and glasses and someone is serving. My people will talk to your people.
What people?! There’s just me – and Franklinstein! Your daughter’s camping on the top of Garibaldi Mountain and lord knows where your son is.
Fine then, I’ll tell my people to talk to you, because all we know Franklinstein is scared of strangers.
And just last week at eleven o’clock the night before university orientation for the Weird One, my daughter, while sharing a King Size bed at the Delta Hotel in Kingston Ontario:
Mom, turn off the reading light, it’s too bright!
Fine darling, I’ll just watch Damages on my iPad, with my earbuds in.
Mom, turn down the volume on your iPad – I can still hear it!
Mom, turn down the brightness on your iPad – I can still see it!
Of course dear.
Mom, stop wiggling around, you’re keeping me awake! Just go to sleep!
And then, 20 minutes later – so it seemed
Mom, it’s 6:30am and I’m really hungry. I’m ordering room service NOW!
But we don’t have to leave the hotel until 8:45am. Why are you waking me up?
Mom, I’ve been awake for 2 whole hours and I can’t stand it anymore – I need French Toast NOW!
Okay, okay so order me the healthy breakfast.
And of course I can’t forget about the Obnoxious One:
Mom, I’ve been thinking a lot about what I want in a girlfriend next year, and I’ve decided that I need someone who’s NOT too nice. But I really need someone who’s temperamental…kinda like you.
Like me? Aren’t I nice?
Yeah, but you have an edge. I just take advantage of girls who are too nice, so I need somebody who’s mean to me, who keeps me in line, kinda like you!