We had a wonderful summer, enjoying some of Ottawa's endless summer celebrations including the Ottawa Fringe Festival, the capital's Canada Day celebrations and the Ottawa Bluesfest where we lucky enough to see the bands Fun, Tegan and Sara, Serena Ryder and the legendary B.B. King.
We also had a quick trip to Nova Scotia for my father's wedding on the beach and for the 50th Anniversary of the Sea King helicopter.
Finally, we squeezed in a camping trip during which time we went caving in the Lusk Caves in Gatineau Park in Quebec. It was definitely a physical challenge for me and, after I relaxed, I thoroughly enjoyed myself. The pictures shows me with my elder son who went through the caves not once but twice with me.
Now it is back-to-school time. A bittersweet time, I think, for those with grown children. I have just one son going back to school, which means he is moving out, again. He is going into his third year at Queen's University in Kingston and his companionship will sure be missed. No longer will I have the chance to TRY to beat him at Scrabble. Well, not until next summer at least and in order to improve my chances of one day beating him, I think I should spend the long, cold Canadian winter ahead doing Scrabble worksheets!
Once again, we will be empty nesters. I wonder what is happening in your household this September. Do you have children? If so, are you sending little ones off to school or are they all grown up or somewhere in between? If you don't have children, does September feel like the beginning of a new season for you?
We always start school with new jeans so I decided to gather up some fabulous denim pieces from my eBay store, including some name-brand blue jeans as well as some great jean jackets for this post. They are perfect for the fall days ahead whether you are going to school or not and remember, all of my items feature FREE Canadian and U.S. shipping.
Take care until next time.
Treasures By Brenda
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