Sunday, February 21, 2010

What a wonderful day!

Barry's been in Hamilton all day at a model builders contest.  I'm not sure how many he took, but pretty much guaranteed he won at least 1 award ... he always does....

My day has been fabulous!  I slept in a little, did my workout, had a healthy breakfast, sat down with my coffee and a good book and just chilled.

Of course I had to spend some time outside in gardens, which I did.  Couldn't do a lot, but tidied things up enough that I'm happy.  I forgot to fill the bird feeders tho'.  Then I went for a walk by the lake ....

We live about a 2 minute walk from the lake.  Ajax has been amazing about their greenspace.  They're created a walkiing/biking pathway that stretches pretty much the entire span of our town, following the shoreline.  Lots of people walking, running, cycling.  Everyone had a smile on their face.  It's an interesting ritual.
The sun was shining, sparking off the lake like diamonds.  There's a spot maybe a mile or so from my house that the view is wonderful.  It's just lake.  It's so peaceful down there.  I'm sure it was a lot busier there earlier in the day but of course I was so busy enjoying my backyard that I was a little late with my walk.  Nevertheless, it was wonderful.

The lake was the most beautiful sapphire blue.  The sky was bright and clear.  It was crisp without being really cold, although the wind had picked up on my way home.  But I couldn't care less ... I was out in the sunshine, getting lots of that wonderful Vitamin D.... 

I couldn't get over the number of Canada Geese that were along the lakeshore.  I even saw a number of swans, younger and mature.  I think everyone was happy today.

I'm looking to many, many more days like this at even warmer temps.  It seems like every year we talk about doing things.  This year ... we are going to make a point of doing a bunch of things that we've been talking about doing.  Like taking long walks along the lake.  Like spending the day downtown Toronto and just wandering around, checking out the changes in the City.  Going to the Art Gallery of Ontario, the Royal Ontario Museum, Harbourfront.  Visiting friends.  Entertaining more.  We're both procrastinators and getting a little forgetful.   Too many things going on....

It's kinda funny, I'm sitting in our living room typing this.  The living room faces west.  It's almost 5 pm and the sun is starting to think about setting and it's streaming in so bright but I refuse to move or close the drapes even tho I care barely see the screen.  It's the sun.  And I think I'm a sun-slut.  I guess there are worse things that I could be ...

To those of my blogging friends who live in far better climates than I do ... this may seem a little silly/funny whatever.  But until you've lived through the 4 seasons ... it's hard to fully explain.  And I'm so sensitive to the weather.  But the good weather is on its way ... WOO HOO!

Until next time ... and Mademoiselle Deva ... I do feel much better .... thanks .


  1. What a lovely day you've had. :) I can't wait until spring...I don't have as many fabulous plans as you lined up, but it would be SO nice to take a walk outside in the sun, rather freeze my butt off in the snow. Sigh.

  2. Oh Sandy...I'm so sorry to hear that you've been feeling under the weather. I hope that things are going better for you now. :)