How was your weekend? 

I only just arrived home a few hours ago from visiting my husband's family up in London Ontario.  The drive feels longer and longer the older I get, yet it's a bit faster now that more highways connect where we go.  Go figure.

We had excellent traveling weather and even though it rained all day Saturday, we still had a great time seeing everyone, especially 'just because' visiting.   We were up in early September for my father in law's grave side service.  I'm glad we went up once more to establish some happy memories.

Whenever we are visiting, we go to Chapters book store, I think they are now all Indigo owned but the Chapters sign is still outside so I'll stick with what they have advertised.  I love to find books that are in paperback in Canada but are still hardback in the US.  I picked up the latest Kate Morton's book, The Clockmaker's Daughter.

I ate out way too much and need some boring home cooked food this week, sadly I'll have to cook to achieve this goal.

Driving up and back through PA, NY and Ontario, we were treated to peak fall foliage and that was pretty awesome.

chicken to be auctioned at a flea market

 I'm exhausted and tired.  I was on prednisone for five days (ending Friday, thankfully) and the lack of sleep has caught up with me something fierce.  All I want to do is close my eyes.

Tonight I'll be sleeping in my bed - I cannot wait, first for the perfect bed in the whole world and second for hopefully a good sleep (fingers crossed).

car knitting = happy person

How was your weekend?


  1. Happy memories are important and a book store is a nice part of those memories. How lovely to have access to books before they are available in the US!

  2. It was a rainy and cold weekend, but that didn't stop Vera and I from getting together for some knitting and chit-chat. Today was a rather chore heavy day ................I'm guessing YOU had a better day than that. LOL

    Hope you get a good night's sleep tonight.

  3. Wishing you forty times forty winks. Those steroids they can keep you awake. So sorry. My weekend was half good and half worry. Someone in my family is intensely stressed and I just don't know how to help. Im listening, checking in, making plans with them, but I just want to hug them and hold them and i cant

  4. How cool to live near the border. I like that bookstore, how it's well lit and well stocked. Yeah, no bed like your own. We have a Temper-pedic so I feel it's harder for us since it's a specific type of mattress.

    1. Thank you, Karen, for your love on my last post. I'm glad plan B worked out successfully. I need to get started on that hat. I prepped some sewing today and have been busy with laundry and overseeing the neighbor's kids and mine here.

  5. Your weekend sounds lovely (and the bookstore looks wonderful!). I noticed that suddenly there is more color in the foliage around here...but many of the trees are already half-bare. Hoping you were able to get a good night's sleep last night. I never sleep great away from my own bed...and eating out a lot makes it even worse for me. Hope you have a great, calm week!

  6. It's good to have weekends away, but I know what you mean about getting home, there's nothing like your own home and bed. My weekend was ordinary (tiny bit boring really), mowed the lawn, tidied the garden, did a bit of work on my dolls house and watched a couple of things on Netflix.

  7. Sounds like a great weekend! Love that big bookstore, looks fun to spend some time browsing there.
    We had a wonderful weekend too, though somewhat busier then usual. We met some great (American) people. And a dinosaur. Yes, it was fun ;-)

  8. Sorry to hear you needed drugs, hopefully you are feeling so much better. The comment you left regarding Gerard made me rethink so I do thank you for that.

  9. Glad you had a good trip with family..
    The Clockmakers Daughter has been on my TBR list.. looking forward to see how you like it.


  10. I'm so glad you got a happy weekend away to see your MIL! The scenery looks stunning ... and yay for paperbacks! Looking forward to your review of Clockmakers. I think I'm going to pick it up on Audible because my sister and SIL both want to listen, too. We all enjoy Kate Morton's writing. Have a great week!

  11. Hope you got that much needed sleep! Loved seeing your photos but was so sorry to hear about your FIL. We had a big choir program yesterday which made for a busy day. (If you wish you can connect to some of our music with the link on my blog sidebar.) We got to sing with a brass band which was fun. Hugs to you and your family.


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