Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Too busy to blog

Sophie and her new son Bentley

The last time I sat down to write here, I was still numb from the stunning blue tide that had swept the country, but that seems so long ago now.  So much has happened since then, but in this hectic world it seems easier just to type out a few lines on Facebook.  Maybe blogging is already becoming a passing fancy, a luxury that life doesn't afford us any more in this ever evolving world of social cyber tech.  But today, with looming threats of 32°, I've escaped to my little piece of heaven, my never quite finished "shack" for a cup of tea, some CBC radio and a soothing view of the rolling green fields before I start my day.  So, what's new, you ask? We opened The Dorset Manor on Friday the 13th of May.  Formerly known as The Hillcrest, which Ste. Anne's last operated from 2000 - 2004, this magnificent Port Hope mansion will give us a place to send spa addicts looking for something a little quieter, but also a great place for executive retreats and exclusive use events like Liz's 'girl's weekend'.  With just 9 guest rooms and 6 spa rooms and 20 seats in the dining room.  It really is a lovely property, but she requires constant attention, and tends to be accident prone. Lots of stories!  David has been over there most days, which gives me great peace of mind.  Then on May 25th Sophie had a baby, her second.  He's quite adorable and a real character.  This past weekend, Marijo ran her 1st 1/2 marathon in Ottawa, with a great time  of 2:16 as mom, Dave, Bryan, Mike, Reem and I cheered her on.  This is my third trip to the capital this year, I like it more each time I go there; a city that has really come into it's own.  I took Massie to the vet yesterday, he has been off and on lame on his hind feet for several months now.  After much hypothesizing on possible causes it was decided to leave him over night for an x-ray.  I teared up a bit as he obediently hobbled into a kennel, and turned to give me his most adoring look, I really hope he can be helped without too much suffering.  Well there's much more I could go on about, but I should get to work, and I suspect I've lost all but my most loyal followers by this time.  

Monday, May 2, 2011

Farewell Osama

This morning as I was getting ready for work, I turned on the TV and tuned to CNN.  A tape of President Obama was being re-aired as he announced that Navy Seals had killed Osama Bin Laden in Pakistan.  Not quite ten years ago, I remember sitting in front of the TV as the horror of September 11th played out.  I remember thinking that this could be the end of the world as we know it.  On Saturday night, I laughed out loud as President Obama and later Seth Myers humiliated Donald Trump for his decision to use the birther movement as a platform for his bid for the presidency and as a thin cloak for his angst over the fact that a black man is living in the white house.  You know Donald, I think we have the right man in charge.