Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Vacation Time



"Ah, sweet mystery of life, at last I've found you..." For any old movie fan, you will know this number by MacDonald and Eddy. Today is my first day back at work and I truly feel relaxed. I think the one gal I work with must think I took at least 6 valium:) My hubby and I took off to Quebec since his Aunt and Uncle live right on the Richelieu River about an hour south of Montreal.  They have a small but beautiful home located right on this river. We did shop for some clothing at this great bargain place and bought some great cheese at the Kaiser farms and we bought fruit and corn. By the afternoon we settled in watching the boats and yachts go by along with mamma duck and her 16 ducklings. The only 2 issues we had was sleeping on a bed that was so hard my ass felt numb for 2 days after we came back and these tiny little black potato bugs that pinch. Of course I had one of these buggers fly down my top and start pinching me in my boob area. Since I have lost any embarrassment issues I just looked down my top and crushed the little bastard between my fingers while the Uncle and the neighbour were right there.

Last week, I just spent sleeping because, for some reason, even restful trips seem to take a lot out of me.  That was just one day since I am not Rip Van Winkle, I also saw my best friend and helped her through another tough week of her divorcing a narcissistic sociopath. Seeing my mom, groceries and trying to get rid of dust was the rest of my time off. I did create a couple of cards and will show them later...probably next week. Here are a couple of pictures and a very short video for your enjoyment:)


Isn't this relaxing looking?


That is not a hummingbird but a woodpecker who loves the sweet juice.

video

Now if you see this video...great and if it is upside down...well, it's because I had no idea to make it right side up since i mailed it to my work here. Oh well, still relaxing to see

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  1. "Ah, sweet mystery of life, at last I've found you..." always makes me think of Young Frankenstein!

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    1. Glad your vacation went relatively well, potato bugs notwithstanding.

      And was I really the first commenter? That's never happened to me on your blog before.

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    2. Yes! Young Frankenstein is brilliant! You are the first:)

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  2. That's a lot of little ducks.
    Glad it was relaxing. Any vacation takes it out of you, whether you're relaxing or going warp nine.

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    1. It is and so cute when a few rode on her back. You are right about the vacation time

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  3. The video was right side up. Who was it that said you need a vacation when you get back from vacation? Glad you had some time to get away. I hope your friend is settled.

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    1. Yes the video is aok-I`m surprised because when i look at it on the computer it`s upside down

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  4. Glad you had a relaxing vacation.

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    1. It was very relaxing...and i am still relaxed

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  5. I remember "ah sweet mystery of life" from "Young Frankenstein."

    Glad you had a good time!

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    1. I had a wonderful time! Young Frankenstein is a gem

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  6. Hi, Birgit!

    I'm willing to bet that little black potato bug died with a smile on his face. (BA-DUM-BUMP)

    I remember you going to your Aunt and Uncle's home along the river last year. It looks like a peaceful, tranquil spot, and I enjoyed seeing the duckies swimming by in formation. Isn't it funny how a vacation getaway, even a lazy one, can leave you feeling tired by the time you get home? It happens to me every time.

    Thank you for telling us about your vacation in the Montreal area, dear friend BB, and enjoy the rest of your week!

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    1. Yes, we were there last year and it was so nice. Thenonly one to motorboat me is my hubby not the potato bug...hahahaaa.

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  7. Minus the bugs and numb ass sounds like a wondrous vacay.
    You did a wonderful job directing the film:)
    Welcome back.

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    1. Yes thank you. I don`t think I went all Cecil B DeMille

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  8. Watching the river flow and a woodpecker going at a hummingbird feeder would be a heavenly vacation for me, too. Beats valium, hands down. Hope the buzz stays for a long while.

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    1. It has:) I am still very relaxed despite being back to work

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  9. It sounds like you're getting a well-deserved vacation. Enjoy.

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    1. I enjoyed very much...but would have loved to have been in France:)

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  10. Sometimes it does seem like long sleeps are taxing too

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    1. If one gets too much sleep, it can have that effect

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  11. I live in an area with lots of lakes, but I have always thought that living on a river would be so much nicer, just watching the boats go by. Sounds like you had a good trip.
    Recently I went shopping for a new bed for the guest room, The store had the beds lined up from 1-10, one being rock hard and 10 being so soft you would need to be pulled out by a crane. I bought a 5.

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    1. I must have been sleeping on a 1:) The river hooks to the St. Lawrence and the people can go all the way to NYC and to the Atlantic!

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  12. Sure looks like a relaxing spot indeed. Vacations usually result in one needing a vacation after a vacation. Hard arse beds do no one any favors either.

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    1. Nope they don`t. I think I will bring an ass pillow next year:)

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  13. So glad you had a relaxing holiday....time to recharge....looks a wonderful place....looking forward to seeing your cards xxxxxx

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    1. I loved my holiday and loved getting my fingers all painted up:)

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  14. That does look relaxing. Can I join you? haha

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  15. This shady spot of your Richelieu River looks so tranquil from across the internet. Its the perfect setting, ducks, green grass with tall over hanging trees and we have the lights. So all we need now is a camera man focusing his lens and shouting the words "action" hehe!

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    1. You are so right about the restful spot. I could see a movie being done there:)

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  16. Hi Birgit - it does look relaxing - you are right there. Lovely you could see your aunt and uncle - little 'bugs' painfully irritating ... and good for you for helping your friend. Then taking care of your mother too ... it's life, but necessary in the scheme of things - cheers Hilary

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    1. Those bugs were engineered to take care of the worms in the corn but they have no enemy and are everywhere! I am happy to be there for my mom always and for my friend too

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  17. Sorry I'm so late seeing your vacation photos and video (which was right side up, I might add). Unlike you, my week has been really stressful, although I didn't have to deal with a friend divorcing a narcissistic sociopath or biting potato bugs. It sounds like this was one time pain outranked modesty. Welcome home belatedly.

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  18. Vacation always makes me think we need to sleep more because I sleep so much more when I am away and when I first get back.

    Looks and sounds like you had a great time! :)
    ~Jess

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