Saturday, November 17, 2007


Whoever said there is nothing to do on the Island is sorely mistaken! In the summer, it's "busy season" with all the tourists visiting the Island. In the winter, we've got so many teas and bazaars, fundraisers, luncheons, and community events. It's almost impossible to be anything but busy! I was told years ago, that I would never survive living on the Island and that winters were very long and harsh up here.

Personally, I think boredom is just a state of mind and it's up to the individual to make their own fun and entertainment. I'm never bored here and I am always busy! In fact, my life is busier here than it was in the city. It's a different busy though. Now, I'm busy doing things that I love to do and not things that I have to do out of obligation. As for the cold...Well, I spent twenty three years living in Montreal, and the winters there were much colder and harsher than they are here!

Coasting along the winding highway with the crisp air and blue sky just made me smile. My student grinned as we belted out some Simon and Garfunkel songs. Zipping around the bend past Big Lake, with the sunshine and the shimmery flecks of gold reflecting on the waves just always brings such a natural high. It's days like today that remind you how amazing and wonderful life is!

Today, my student and I met up with a friend (whom I will refer to as Awesome Girl). We went to a Christmas bazaar and to the farmers' market. We got some wonderful little presents for friends and family, and I picked up a Christmas tree for our home. It's made with real cedar and it isn't too big. It was just too pretty to pass up. I'm not normally an impulse buyer, so I wonder what Hubby will say when he sees my purchase. My mission for the day was to get some of our family Christmas shopping done. So far, I've got my mother-in-law, one of Hubby's sisters, Hubby and one of our nieces taken care of. I've also got presents for my cousins, aunts and uncles. Since I have a very large family, I am making a good portion of our gifts this year. I hope everyone loves cookies! LOL!

Awesome Girl and my student are off to go curling. We thought it would be an amazing experience for my student, since she will never get the chance to experience this in Korea! I would have gone with them, but Hubby and I have to leave soon so we can serve at the Annual Fowl Supper tonight. I just love these community events! What fun!


Karen MEG said...

Oh what fun! I love curling, only done it once and banged up my knee, but it was such a lot of fun.
Kudos to you for getting into the whole Christmas spirit so early! I will be sooooo behind this year

Ellie said...

Hi! We are having a craft fair here at the university, and Hawberry Farms is there!!!! Ahh!! A little bit of Manitoulin here, and I was too busy being an elf in a parade to be able to go!! Wahhhhh!!

I will email you soon, once I can email more than 100 words without deleting it!!

C said...

I've never been curling before. I wish I had been able to go with my friend and my student. They had a blast.
I've gotten a good part of my Christmas gifts done. I always have a hard time figuring out what to get for my parents. What do you get for people who have everything they need already? :)

I LOVE Hawberry Farms! Their jellies and preserves are sooooo yummy!
Talk to you soon! :) xo

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