Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Chasing Summer

     I stuck my head up and it's September already? This summer has flown by. It's been a bit bitter sweet this year. But not quite done yet. I'll be enjoying it right to the end, the 22nd of September.

    So what has been happening? Well I'm glad you asked because the topic for Listicles this week is 10 memories of summer. I'm linking up with Stasha, okay a few days late but.....

10 memories of this summer

1 Working on the house.

Going from this,
to this
2 Gardening in the new place

From this

To this

3 The trip home for my aunt and uncle's 50th wedding anniversary

the happy couple

4 The trip home for my grandparents 70th wedding anniversary

70 years and still going

5 Celebrating a friend's 50th. We've know each other over 30 years. Even though we don't see each other often, she is the kind of friend, when we do it's like no time has passed. We pick up right where we left off.

Everyone should have at least one friend like this

6 A promotion at work

7 Partying with my cousin aka Rorybore for four insane days at Fan Expo. Although I love SAHM Rory,
it was so much fun to hang out with Fangirl Rory. She's like a force of nature. LOL

Oh yes we did!
The link to the whole picture gallery

8 This is the bitter part. The progression of ALS has my other half in a wheelchair now. It's hard not to wonder if this is our last summer out and about. BUT I've decided to not dwell on what I can't change and to try and make the most of whatever time we have. For the most part it works. Sometimes with hilarious results. Be sure to ask Rory about the wheelchair debacle. LOL

To that end

9 A surprise 65th birthday party for my mother this weekend.

10 And it really will be a surprise because 3 days later we leave for...

That's right, a freakin' castle
In Tuscany
For a good friend's wedding

And if that weren't enough

Tickets for "La Traviata"
The 160th anniversary of it's debut
Il Teatro La Fenice
in FREAKIN' Venice

And just because the awesome couldn't stop there, four days touring Rome, then back to Toronto on the 22nd, just in time to say hello to Fall. I'm squeezing every last drop out of summer this year.

Drop by Stasha's and see what memories made everyone's list this summer.


  1. sounds like an eventful summer, glad you had so much to do. Sorry about the progression of ALS...but I'm sure you'll both face it head on and make fun no matter where you are.

    1. This has been a crazy summer. The ALS just is, can't change it so accept and adapt. Works for the most part.

  2. But I got him there!!!!
    I will never live that down, will I? LOL

    ah, so what - I touched Norman Reedus. 3 times. :)

    This will definitely by the summer to remember!!
    And I do expect lots of pics from Italy


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