Monday, June 30, 2008

One of those...

We had a good weekend, just the two of us. We didn’t do much, our usual errands, and yesterday walked around the Village and made our way to the Jazz Fest. We sat down for a while in a park where there were hosting a steel drum competition. It felt strange to be sitting, downtown Montreal, with Caribbean music. It felt like we were away somewhere. That is truly one of the things I enjoy most about living here. The City is so alive in the summer, people everywhere and so different, I love it!

Because it was such a warm day, we decided to eat out on our deck. We received our new patio set, so we fired up the BBQ, set up the table, and enjoyed our meal. Unfortunately it got cut short a little because a thunderstorm rolled in. We barely had time to finished and moved in. It was pouring hard. We then decided to finish watching Season One of “Dexter” (loving it by the way). Then we went to bed to be woken up at 6:00am by a power failure. In our house we get things beeping like hell when there’s no power, because Hubby has everything on UPS. It’s not really a pleasant way to wake up. Half-hour later he managed to turn off everything correctly, except for the alarm that kept beeping sporadically, which he eventually killed. Then at about 8:00am his cell phone rang, it was his uncle to inform us that his wife had finally passed away this morning. Forget trying to sleep after all that… I did try, but Tobi wanted to be fed, and reminded me that he doesn’t really do brunch.

Tonight we have a BBQ at a client/friend’s house. Tomorrow we’re off since it will be Canada Day. I’ve received an email from the NaBloPoMo people, saying that the theme for July's daily blogging is FOOD. So, here’s what I’m suggesting, since I know I won’t be writing daily, but for the whole month of July my posts titles will have food in them, want to play along? If so, let me know. It will be different.

On Wednesday morning we will be burying the ashes of Hubby’s mother. And that same night we have tickets for a gala at the Just for Laugh Festival (French version)… talk about a strange day that will be…

To be honest I don’t know how I’m feeling right this moment… and yet I kind of feel numb… weird n’est-ce pas? We REALLY don’t know what the future holds for us, do we? …and that is a good thing, as Martha would say…

5 comments:

noble pig said...

Well they do say variety is the spice of life and yes you have many different events going on. Sorry to hear about your losses.

Marius said...

You truly live a balanced life, cosmically that is. And sure, I'll jump on the food titles bandwagon. :-)

lizgwiz said...

Happy Canada Day!

Ananke (Goddess With An Identity Crisis) said...

That post almost makes me sorry I live in the country. Almost. ;-) Sorry to hear of your loss, it's never easy even when you know it's coming.

And Happy Canada Day! :-D

Stinkypaw said...

noble pig: Thanks, but that's all part of life, right?

marius: Cool! Can't wait to see what you'll come up with!

lizgwiz: Thank you madam!

ananke: Thanks, but at least I know her suffering is done. And the city does have its benefits, like less commute = less gaz! ;-)