Sunday, August 13, 2006

Home again

I took Ian to the airport yesterday and then went back up to the cottage. It was quite a lot of fun - we went tubing again, and it was WAY more fun than the last time. The water was much calmer, and so my head didn't get bounced around so much. My arms got really tired from hanging on, though :) I got to go sideways across the wake of the boat as it made really sharp turns, and that was a lot of fun. The water wasn't calm enough to go kneeboarding, so I'll have to try that some other time.

We also went sailing again. There wasn't very much wind, but that was good, because one person on the sailboat had never been on one before and has a fear of deep water. I'm so proud of her for going on the sailboat! She also jumped off the sailboat before we reached the shore, and I'm really, really proud of her for that, too. It turns out that it was pretty shallow there, but it's a huge accomplishment to go into the water at all in that situation.

They took the jet boat out later for a cruise and unfortunately picked up a hat in the intake pipe. They took a long time to come back, and that was pretty well the end of the boating fun for this week. I did spend some time afterwards while dinner was being prepared playing Scrabble with some friends. I was doing well until the 3 1/2 year old decided to "help" me :) I think we lost that game, but he had a lot of fun playing.

This morning we cleaned up the cottage. The 3 1/2 year old was responsible for spraying the Windex - he's pretty good at it. The 1 1/2 year old walked along the length of the built-in vacuum hose, making sure that his right foot stayed on the right side and the left stayed on the left. That seemed to entertain him quite a bit. I wound up taking the leftovers and a bunch of food home. Ian's not here this week, and I don't cook, so this means that I can now eat a meal or two without having to do too much :)

As fun and relaxing as this week has been, it's good to be home. I'm not going to do much today, of course, but it's still nice to kick back surrounded by my own stuff.

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