Monday, August 31, 2009

three bottles

Tom has been working on this wine for months now. He inherited all the equipment necessary for winemaking at home... last week we bottled and today Tom labeled...we now have 90 bottles of wine in our cold room!

Sunday, August 30, 2009

my mom

We spent the last four days in the Port Hope area visiting with my parents, my mom has MS, is in a wheelchair, just closed her retail shop in Port Hope Dec 31th. Imagine my parents are finally retired at the ages of 80 and 75! I speak with them weekly and see them about every 6 weeks for a few days...they are 3 hours away from us...too far...

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Beach Day

Finally yesterday...a beach to Port Stanley...28 degress...summer! Read and napped on the beach, it was warm and windy, the beach was packed, no swimming for us though, red flag, riptide, strong undertow and bacteria...yuk! Well that is southwest ontario...funny though ran into my brother and sister-in-law as we were leaving...what are the chances of being in the exact same place at the exact same time!

Monday, August 24, 2009

after Julie and Julia

Last night Tom and I saw the movie Julie and Julia. We both loved it. If you have not seen it...go see it. It is such fun, it will make you laugh and it will make you hungry and it will make you want to visit Paris. After returning home Tom had to cook so he whipped up a batch of French Onion Soup, opened a bottle of wine...great way to spend a Sunday evening.


Tuesday, August 18, 2009

on a city street

This fellow asked me for some change, I gave him the little that I had...I had already given away what was in my wallet. He was so appreciative. I just had to ask him a few questions...he told me his was quite a story...after chatting for about 15 minutes I shook his hand and wished him well.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

A Good Read

If you saw and enjoyed the movie Revolutionary Road or perhaps have read the book you may also enjoy A Special Providence by Richard Yates as well. I like his writing, his stories are a little gritty but full of the human condition complete dysfunctional family dynamics. I always seem to care about the protagonist in his books.

Monday, August 10, 2009

my guy

I have been married to this man for almost 38 years...oh my gosh that does not seem possible! Together we have 2 grown children, a son in law and 4 grandchildren...we are truly blessed. More about our family later.

Sunday, August 09, 2009

The Goderich Celtic Roots Festival

Yesterday we attended this festival and it rained and rained and rained...exactly the same as last year but in spite of this we had a wonderful time. The music was great. This is the 17th year that Goderich has hosted this festival...what a class act it is! They should be very proud!

Tuesday, August 04, 2009

Mallory and Ryan's wedding!

My niece Mallory was married June 27, 2009. I was asked to take pics while the girls were readying for the day. Now this will be fun! To my surprise I was asked also to take pics at the wedding and after. Yikes! I don't know how to do this...but it was a fabulous day and I enjoyed every moment. I did manage a few good pics. I will post a few now and later.

Saturday, August 01, 2009


There is something I absolutely love about store windows at night. I love to walk around downtown Stratford as well as any other city I am visiting and take a few pics of window displays that speak to me in some way. One of my fave windows is The Green Room in Stratford...this window often makes me think of New York. I took the pic of the red shoes last night at The Green Room. The Mannequins were down the street.