Wednesday, September 17, 2008

R&R

I am up north right now, enjoying time with my mum. We are hanging out at the local film festival and otherwise just sitting chatting and reading books. It's been over a year since I've had real time off (as opposed to a long week-end). Slowly all the hectic work schedue of the past year - including switching jobs with no time off in between - is seeping out of my psyche, and all the disappointments of the past summer are becoming manageable.

I have a wonderful house/cat-sitter staying in my Toronto apartment so I am not worried about the kitties or my things. Tomorrow I am driving mum and I back to T.O. where we will meet up with my dad who is returning from a trip. Friday I plan to sit in my garden and weed out all the plants before winter. Having a garden has been an unexpected joy for me this year. Sitting in the dirt and picking tomatoes is better than therapy.

5 comments:

Roxrocks said...

You are right about the gardening therapy! There's nothing better than trying to keep something alive!

eroswings said...

Sounds like a great time! It's so nice to take time to reflect and get out to a different place and enjoy life.

Have fun with the gardening. I'm the grim reaper to the plants.

Snooze said...

Rox: The best part was I did nothing. We had so much rain this summer that I only had to water the garden twice. Apart from that my herbs and tomatoes took on a life of their own.

Eroswings: I usually refer to myself as Agent Orange which makes me especially excited about the bountiful harvest. I love the term "grim reaper to plants"

Stewie said...

What's the film festival? Did you see anything good?

My friend called me a dork because my next vacation will be two weeks on a film set.

He can kiss my ass. Movies rule.

Snooze said...

Stewie: The film festival was in my home town of Suds. We saw three movies which were all delightful in their own way. Run Rabbit Run was a Canadian independent film about crystal meth and I thought they did a great job.