Sunday 29 April 2007

Visiting Gord's parents

We spent the weekend at Gord's parents' (his mom is Minnie and his stepdad is Keith) ... they live a couple hours east of Toronto. We drove there yesterday afternoon and came back this afternoon.

As always, Minnie made a great supper ... roast beef, mashed potatoes, carrots, peas, corn, beets, pickles and gravy. Yummy!

Gord's sister, Judy, and her family joined us ... Doug (her husband), Kyle (her son) and Kerri (her daughter-in-law). They live in the area.

Just after they left, Jon (Judy's other son who is living Alberta) called.

It was different to wake up to birds singing and a woodpecker this morning ... we're used to streetcars and traffic. Minnie and Keith have feeders full of sunflower seeds in the backyard (where our room faced).

A greedy woodpecker

They live on a farm of 100 acres (they rent their land out now to haymakers). KC and I went for a walk down to the river this morning. There were lots of different smells for City Dog KC.

Minnie and Keith have a dog named Freckles and a cat named Snowflake. They found Snowflake by the road last year ... they suspect someone tossed him from a car so he could find a home. And a good home he found too!

I called Sister Sarah on the drive back home. Three more weeks and we'll be meeting up in St. John's, NF.


RennyBA said...

What a lovely family reunion - thanks for sharing! Glad you could wake up the sound of nature itself! This countryside looks beautiful and it seams like the spring is equally compared to Norway.
Wishing you and Gord a great week ahead:-)

OldLady Of The Hills said...

It sounds like you had a lovely weekend and with so very many nice and different things surrounding you. I love that greedy woodpecker! And the kitty and the doggie...Very Very Sweet! Great name fpr that dear cat.."Snowflake".

Lynn said...

Will you be in St. John's for the long weekend?!?
Oh that is the best time to go!
I hear there are still great beach parties on the 2.4. weekend....or the 19th or so as it is this yr.
I love the countryside!!!
I love the rock!
Oh I am all misty now!

Unknown said...

It sounds like a wonderful get-away weekend. How relaxing!

By the way, Eat, Pray, Love is a great book so far. You read so much!

Teena in Toronto said...

Yes, Lynn, we'll be there for the long weekend in May. Can't wait!!!

Teena in Toronto said...

Naomi - the kitty goes his name because he's black with a white snowflake on his neck.

Anonymous said...

Teena, the place! How wonderful it must be to live in such lovely places. My husband and I are planning to apply for Canada but we haven't started anything yet. Although we heard that it takes at least five years to process all the necessary documents, I think we can take that chance.