Friday, July 17, 2009

I'm Back

You know, sometimes you just have to let it all out and then once you do, you feel 99% better. That was the case with my last post. I no sooner posted it and the hormones balanced out and I was me again. Thank you for listening and for leaving me so much comment love. I don't have to tell my fellow bloggers how much comments mean to me, but thank you times 1,000. Coming home to them was just lovely. As was sleeping in my own bed. Am I the only one who loves my bed as much as my husband and kids? Okay maybe not as much but the bed is a close second. Just saying.

We just got back from a few days at the lake with my in-laws. The weather was terrible off and on but thankfully we had some decent semi-decent weather. Note to the weather gods: It's JULY. Not late October. JULY. Temperatures barely above freezing? NOT OKAY.

We also were blessed with scenery like this. And how I wish I could adequately capture it's beauty because, trust me, this picture doesn't do it justice. It was breath taking.

And jogging down a road like this is such a treat. Although I dragged my feet in the gravel a bit more than usual, you know, on account of wanting to scare away the bears. I am bearaphobic (trust me, it's a word, just like beeaphobic is, which incidentally I also am). I love bears. They are gorgeous majestic animals that I need only ever see on TV or from a moving vehicle, thankyouverymuch. And no, tenting is NOT an option. EVER. I need walls between me and the bears.
The one above was taken the day we were leaving. Notice the bright, warm sunshine (sorry about the glare). This is Murphy's Law #8000 - the day you are leaving the lake, the weather will turn gorgeous, perfect for basking on the beach and stay that way for several days after. While you are there, however, there will be cold northern winds blowing. Seriously, one day it was likely warmer at the north pole.
Remind me why I live here again?
Yeah, I don't remember either. The scenery is nice and all but doesn't nearly come close to making up for freezing my @ss off in July. Nuh uh.

This is a field of canola - we live in the middle of grain farming central - it's quite pretty to see fields of yellow as far as the eye can see - from the vehicle anyway, can you imagine the bees in there? *shudders*
We are home, we had fun as did the kids playing with their cousins, and life is back to normal. Best part of all, I get to sleep in my own bed.


Kami said...

YAY! you're back! I missed you :) Your vacation looks like it was a beautiful, if chilly, time. Don't feel bad, though. I live in NY, which is the North East in the US but is probably waaaaaaaaay south of you, and we haven't had a rain-free, sunny summery day all season!! It's just rain, rain, rain, and some cool weather thrown in on the few sunny days. Boo! I want 80 degrees and SUN!!
Glad you had fun :)

Stacie's Madness said...

welcome back.
love the pictures especially the last one!!!

Lori: Teacher Turned Mommy said...

glad you are feeling more yourself and had a great time away... beautiful pictures

Elaine A. said...

So you get freezing cold and we get hot as Hades. Where is the perfect weather again? Oh yeah, Cali, that's why everyone lives there! HA!

Your pics are lovely! That last one looks like it needs to be blown up and framed - so pretty!

Hope you had a good night's sleep in your bed! ;)

Amy said...

What lake where you at? I love watching the canola fields out the window when driving in the summer. Takes me back.

Kristin said...

I was zipping through my reader tonight and yada yada, no offense to anyone else but it was sort of blah, blah - then Yippee Kami's back and I was smiling before I even read it. I'm really glad you are beeaphobic and bearaphobic and really funny about it! cheers and happy homecoming.

Debo Hobo said...

Sounds like fun....I'm sure the kids enjoyed themselves despite the weather; they are resilient.

Weather was lousy for the Tiger Cruise I just went on. Spent most time under decks.

Jen said...

I LOVE watching the canola fields as we drive by them. So pretty.

ps. glad you're back :)

Cheryl said...

That last pic is breathtaking.....we are so lucky to live in the prairies!!
Glad you're home, let's face it, summer is not coming, we must deal with mediocre temps and hope for a mild winter!!

Natalie said...

cold in July?!?!?! Come see me! I got in my car the other day and the temp said 114'F! I don't think hell is this hot!

Oh and I love your pics!

Debbie said...

Beautiful! I love canola fields, and your pic is waaaay better than the one I took driving up to Edmonton this weekend.

Welcome home. :)

And I love my bed more than is healthy too.

Kristin said...

I don't have my own bed anymore... :(
Pooh on bad weather!

Love the field of canola picture too!

BeachMama said...

Glad you are feeling better! As much as I would like to complain about our weather too, I think yours has been just that tad bit cooler and crapier, so I will give you the Grace of it. If ours doesn't get better soon, I will be packing up and heading back South, just to warm up.

teeni said...

Oh such pretty scenery! I've never seen canola growing before - it's much nicer looking than I would have thought! :)