Tuesday, 19 June 2012

More Visitors

This was family weekend. My sister, Betty from Toronto via the cottage at Lindsay arrived early Saturday afternoon to stay with us for a couple of days. My cousin, Terri and her son, Benjamin arrived from England at my sister, Margie's in Ottawa late Saturday afternoon.

After Betty arrived I gave her the tour of Smiths Falls and we looked around downtown. She even bought a pair of pants at Vickie's. Betty has lost a lot of weight over the past 1 1/2 yrs so she brought me lots of clothes. She is a shadow of her former self. Saturday evening she and I sat out on the swing and chatted for a couple of hours. It was a beautiful evening.

As you know I've had trouble with my shoulder resulting from a pinched nerve. The last time I saw the doctor last week she put me on Lyrica. I started at 1/day so Sunday I started 2/day. Consequently I spent 5 1/2 hours reading and napping outside on the swing while Betty went to Ottawa to go shopping with Terri, Danica and Margie. I can't walk very far due to the drag on my arm.

Monday afternoon Betty, Gordon and I piled into our Squirt and headed for my sister, Margie's house in Ottawa. I had brought my food with me as it was my 'fish' day. It's been a long time since we've seen cousin Terri and an even longer time since we've seen her son, Ben so it was great catching up with them.

Back row: BIL John, Husband Gordon, Cousin Ben
Front row: Sister Margie, Me, Niece Danica, Sister Betty, Cousin Terri, Nephew Nick, Nick's wife, Becky and Great Nephew Jack.

Ben with Jasper (the dog)


Great nephew, Jack, has grown since we last saw him at Easter. He's now walking and has 3 teeth! He's a really cute little guy.

 Betty left this morning (Tuesday) heading back to the cottage so we're alone again.

I went out looking at refrigerators today. Ours works ok but it's really old and is not an energy saver. I also have a chiropractor appointment today to see if he can work more on my pinched nerve. The joys of getting old!


  1. what a nice visit...you girls all look alike..all of you :) the sisters and cousin...hope the shoulder gets better soon....Jack is a sweetie for sure is he ever growing..

  2. ♪ ♫ Sisters, sisters...♫ ♪ You do all look a lot alike. :)

  3. Agree, you guys look so much alike, that's a good thing.

    I hope the shoulder gets better!

    One year ago we were there. That seems so long ago.


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