Tuesday, I had the day off work, so I celebrated the arrival of summer by heading up to the rooftop for my first visit of the year.
Before going up, I packed up a bag of tricks. [Sidenote: when I was about three or so, my mom would pack a few quiet distractions to occupy me during church on Sunday mornings. For whatever reason, this was always referred to as my "bag of tricks").
Today we had...
…all of which went into this bag:
This stayed behind in the kitchen:
Let’s go upstairs!
Basically, our entire rooftop is one big patio with cement tiles encircling the building.
We’ll take a walk around.
If you squint, you could convince yourself you were in an outdoor garden setting:
I headed to my favourite spot:
Once settled, I was able to
- finish my book [Sidenote: Yes! after a number of false starts, I am happy to finish a book in June. This read, part of the Stephanie Plum series, is truly mindless, light, forgettable. Nancy Drew with humour, for adults. And it was just what I needed].
- attempt a crossword puzzle – I didn’t fare too well, today. Not that it’s really different any other day…
- knit a few rows
So, while it’s not exactly Aruba…
…but for an oasis of tranquility right at my fingertips, I’ll take it!
I predict just *a few* rooftop visits will be in order this summer!
Where can you escape to for a quick quiet moment? In < 10 minutes, I can be at Waterloo Park, too – I feel fortunate to live in this central location!
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The celebration of summer continued Tuesday when VFBF Joanne and I met for coffee. Yes, it’s summer and yes, hot coffee still tastes delicious!
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Man, where did the time go this month? I’m in deep trouble if I’m going to fit in all three coupon of the month redemptions this month. :O Luckily, ONE outing of the month took place Wednesday eve:
The Brother and SIL Ana got out for their outing. This coupon redemption is the more challenging one to organize due to time and distance complexities. I do plan to fit in shopping with Mom (she has a mission in mind!) and a food outing with Dad…but only seven days remain at my disposal! Good thing my folks are right next door – and retired!