A Day with the Girls

I am visiting Ottawa again.  Hubby and I drove up (in a rental car) on Saturday afternoon.  We went house hunting, saw a couple of interesting places, and he drove home Monday morning, leaving at 3:30 a.m.  He had to be back by 9:30 to avoid paying for the car for another day.

I got together yesterday with my cousin, Ninette.  We are the same age and grew up together.  She drove me to look at a house and then we went to Denny’s for lunch.  We talked all afternoon and walked together to pick up my two grandchildren at school.  I am looking forward to seeing a lot more of Ninette once we are living in Ottawa.

Yesterday evening, my daughter Monica and I met with my daughter Michelle and her daughter Amelia.  We spent some time at Scholar’s Choice, a resource store for teachers and educators.  From there, we went to Michael’s Craft Store.

Amelia, who is almost 12, bought supplies to make fabric bears.  She bought felt and embroidery thread as well as some artist’s pencils.  She and her little sister, Enid, are taking art lessons and are quite talented.

We strolled down the mall to Bulk Barn, where there are bins full of every kind of candy and chocolate imaginable.  The Christmas goodies were very evident and although I was tempted by the sight of my favourite Christmas candy, Chicken Bones, I resisted and feel good about it.  Chicken Bones are hard candies, with a strong cinnamon flavour.  They evoke memories of my childhood in Nova Scotia.  Just the thought of them!!!

It was a beautiful evening and as we walked outside, we chatted and laughed and made plans.  Hubby and I are planning to move to Ottawa very soon and we are all excited.

Today was busy, busy, busy.  Tomorrow I am going to visit my brother and spend the day with him.  I may be able to see another brother or two while I am there. 

On Monday I am going home to Oshawa on the train.  I think I could use the rest!




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