Camp Grandma Day 5 – The Final Day

It is a gorgeous day here in Ottawa. The sun is shining and it looks like it is going to be a lovely day. The breeze is cool but refreshing.  Directly across the street is a beautiful church.  I am looking at the steeple framed by maple trees just starting to change colour and all of this contrasting beautifully with the cerulean blue sky.

I am looking out the living room window.  I can hear the tap, tap of hammers at a neighbour’s house and I can hear a small plane flying high overhead.  Once in a while a neighbour walks by pulling a wagon with a toddler inside and frequently the older residents come by for a chat about the weather or changes to the bus routes, coming up on September 4.

10:00 a.m. – The girls are up but are moving slowly today. They’ve eaten a good breakfast and are playing quietly.  I really don’t have any clue about what to do today.  We’ll probably go for a walk to get the paper, but after that, who knows?  Maybe an adventure awaits!

Noon – We are having lunch.  We made a pork roast this morning in the crock pot and it was delicious.  Just add a can of whole-berry cranberry sauce and a package of onion soup mix.  Yummy.  Then Amelia helped me make jasmin rice which went well with the pork roast.

2 p.m. – They are playing on the pull-out couch pretending it is a houseboat.  On a nearby computer, they have put on a YouTube video of the ocean waves crashing on the shore.  Modern kids!!!  They sure know how to use technology to enhance their play time!

4:00 p.m. – We finished up the day by making chocolate cupcakes. As soon as they are cool enough we will ice them and enjoy a pre-dinner snack.  Maybe with a cup of tea!!!  The cupcakes are going fast!

6:00 p.m. – My son-in-law’s mother is retiring today so the whole family has gone to dinner with them.  They even brought some of the cupcakes with them.

7:00 p.m. – Monica, my other Ottawa daughter has come over for the evening.  My brother decided not to drive me home after all so I’ve had to scramble to book my train fare for tomorrow.  All done now, though.

9:00 p.m. – Michelle, Monica and I went out for a long walk and we ended the evening and the two and a half weeks with a great conversation about books.  Recommended were anything by Mary Jane Maffini, Elizabeth Haye, and the Dear Canada series of books.

11:00 p.m. – Looking forward to seeing my hubby tomorrow.  I wonder if he ate ANY veggies or fruit since I’ve been gone.

Camp Grandma was a success, and I have to say I learned a lot!


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