Sunday, September 25, 2016

Sunday Thoughts

So hello there and happy fall

I am just finishing up a week of vacation
my errands are complete
I have a banana bread in the oven and getting ready to make some muffins too

last I posted other than the news about Mom was in May
can you believe it!  yeah I can
so much has happened and I wanted to throw this one out there
as life has not been all bad over the summer

the weekend before my surgery I finally took the leap and did my gallery wall
I have since changed the mats out from white to a linen colour
and I do like it much better

I like things all in a row so I was not sure how I was going to react to all
the different frames ~ but when all was said and done
I do love it.  I added some red as we have a red recliner now
and some other red details in the room so it all works together

Rocky, Tracey, Nancy & Lori

my bestie turned 50 in June so we gathered the girls
and headed off to a local vineyard
so much fun!

when Tracey turned 50 last year, Rocky and I got her a cuff bracelet that read:

"A good friend knows all your best stories ~ A best friend has lived them with you"

it only seemed fitting that I get one for Rocky for hers
and while I was at it ~ I picked one up for myself as well
and had to get a pic of the 3 of us

the end of June brought another proud Auntie moment
when Katrina graduated from college

I love this little one that has grown into such a beautiful person
she has come such a long way

sorting through things at Mom's apartment over the summer was emotional
but some of the gems I came across were priceless
this is me with my Grampy and my Dad
a party at the cottage and I dare say this 3 generation shot
we were singing like nobody's business
such sweet memories

the junior high gang got together again in July
loads of laughs and catching up as the guys joined us this time around
another fun night

a day at the shore and a visit with one of Trev's Aunts
we sat on the deck and enjoyed the sunshine and the salt air

more beach time was had the long weekend in August
but this time on the Northumberland Strait

we walked and walked the beach at low tide
looking for treasures and splashing through the water
it was down time that was needed and appreciated

Rocky, Tracey, Kim & Lori 

this night was so much fun
we bought the tickets back in June
and the girl's were worried I would not be ready to go out for a night of fun
well they were wrong ~ we danced and sang like it was 1980
to the music of Loverboy
a good time was had by all

we got to the cottage again on Labour Day weekend
it was so nice and full of beautiful sunsets,
bonfires, fireworks and relaxation

date night with this one, this past week
she is a high school senior this year!  I can't even think about it.
We went to see Bridget Jones's Baby
so funny!

Trev and I got out on a little road trip as well
it's nice to just jump in the car and go for a little afternoon trip
go somewhere you have never been
top it off with a great cup of coffee and a treat
and still be home for supper.

I have some things on my heart but will save them for another time

much love,


Ann said...

Love those cuff bracelets,
and the sceneries are lovely.

Blondie's Journal said...

I know your heart still aches for your mom, Lori, yet you had some really great times tis summer. Hurray for friends! I love the pics. Your pics along the ocean are spectacular as well.

I can't do a straight wall for galleries, I do the random placement. My daughter is good, she measures and uses light chalk marks. She uses toothpaste on the hanging thing on the back of the frame...just press it to the wall to see if it's where you want it. If not, try again before you make a nail hole. She's very savvy!


Cathi said...

It sounds like you have had some very fun moments these past few months mixed in with your heart break over the loss of your mom. I'm happy that you were able to enjoy those good times with your friends and family. It was just what you needed I bet! It's so good to see you posting again - I've missed you! Lots of love and hugs sweet friend! xxoo

Jacqueline @ HOME said...

So lovely to see you enjoying yourself Lori .... you know that your Mum would want you to have fun. You have some really good friend's .... so important.
... and, lovely to see a post from you too ... we all miss you.
Look after yourself Lori and have a cocktail for me !! XXXX

Van@Luxuria said...

So pleased you had some happy moments Lori in which was a very emotional Summer. Clearing out parents' homes (I did that last year) is heart-wrenching but also a little cathartic.
Sending you love from across the Atlantic xx

Leslie Harris said...

Oh Lori I've been meaning to get over here and catch up. I'm so glad you shared this, I'm happy to see you smiling and enjoying hife...❤️

Leslie Harris said...

Not wearing glasses did I write 'life' ?