It began last Thursday when I drove my sister to a doctor's appointment. Those of you who don't know the history can find it here. She was given an A-O-kay and they removed the IV pic line through which she has been fed antibiotics every 6 hours for the last 6 weeks. Yeah!
When I arrived home, I noticed our street was lined with cars, and music and laughter was erupting from our neighbour's back yard. I was met by a very excited husband who had been waiting on pins and needles to give me the news - our good friends from across the street had won the lottery! THEY WON THE FUCKING LOTTERY! One million dollars! $1,000,000.00! (I know I'm repeating myself, but it's fun to type all those zeros.) Suffice it to say, it was a hell of a party.
I've got some better photos of some of the partyers posing naked behind the cheque later in the evening, but this isn't that kind of blog.
Friday was Canada Day, a national holiday, and my husband & I and two really BIG hangovers headed for the beach with our son for a day of sailing.
Grand Bend was jammed-packed full of party-goers. The thousands lining the beach were entertained with live music and the water was full of speedboats, jet-skiers, wake-boarders and sail boats. That evening, hundreds of boats anchored off the beach to watch the fireworks.
The next day was our yacht club's yearly regatta, and although we headed out to watch the start, we couldn't compete because we were invited to our friend's son's Stag & Doe/pig roast where we had a grand time catching up with some old friends. We were really enjoying ourselves until the storm clouds rolled in and someone shouted over the P.A. system "grab your belongings and take cover!"
It's okay. We all made it out alive. But it was dramatic!
Sunday, we awoke to clear skies and headed off for more sailing. We spent a perfect day on the water - fair winds and calm seas. After an afternoon of sailing, we headed back in to port and discovered yet another great surprise waiting for us on the docks - our daughter who had been away touring Europe for the past few weeks!
By this time, the wind had died (which ALWAYS happens when Megan is around!) but she wanted to be on the water so we heaved ho and motored down to the Pinery Provincial Park where we went in to a deserted beach and anchored for a swim.
This is me on a giant piece of driftwood at the Pinery Beach. It is a tiny photo because I'm wearing my bikini and NO ONE is allowed to see me in my bikini except for my immediately family.
So...that's what I've been up to. What about you? Did you have a nice Canada Day?