The White Cottage

MY DAYS IN RETIREMENT

A Quiet Easter

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After so much rain this month, Nat and I have become a bit complacent. We’ve lacked ambition, we’ve lacked enthusiasm and we’ve lacked any oomph! We knew we had to do something for the grandkids for Easter, so we headed down to our favourite chocolate shop – Nigh’s – on their busiest day of the year – the day before Good Friday. We joined the hordes of people circling around the various chocolate goodies, managed to find four chocolate treats and grabbed a dozen dark chocolate creams for ourselves, all within a half hour. We then headed into Fort Erie and grabbed some iTune’s gift cards, which each of the kids love, and were home and in our easy chairs in no time. We were ready despite the fact that no one was having an actual Easter dinner except for Susan’s family, who look for any excuse to have a turkey dinner – their all-time favourite meal.

As Susan’s family was having their dinner on Easter Sunday, we decided to invite everyone over for a pizza and wings supper on Saturday night. Laura wasn’t feeling well and decided to stay home, and Shawn was celebrating with their two kids and his mom at her house. We ordered the pizza and wings once Susan called to say they were on their way and once they arrived we were ready to eat. We all sat around the dining room table chit chatting away and had a great time. A little unconventional, but fun nevertheless.

After our meal we all sat around the living room, whereupon I gave the two girls their gifts, and we continued with various discussions ranging from the graduation of Bridget, Lucas and Karly all on the same date, and how were were going to spread ourselves out in order to see each event. This is one problem that’s going to be very difficult to solve, as no matter what we do we won’t be able to attend all three events – so we’ll have to soon choose which one looses out. We all had a great time and the kids were off and on their way home by 7:30 pm.

Easter Sunday then arrived and Nat and I pretty much spent the day puttering about. Nat managed to get a little gardening done in  between rain drops and I was able to complete another tape conversion. We’ll be out of the house on Monday as we head into Niagara Falls to see Laura’s two kids and give them their Easter gifts and we’re hoping to spend a little time with the two of them as we don’t get to see them much at all these days. So I’ll stop this posting here and pick it up later this week …. (to be continued)

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Author: Twila

Born and raised in a small town in Ontario, Canada, with 5 sisters and a brother. Now retired, my husband and I travel, play golf and am slowly renovating our new (old) home. After my kidney transplant in 1999, we've learned to enjoy life to the fullest. Nat and I have driven across Canada, taken an Alaskan cruise and drove home via the Northern United States. We've also been to Mexico, the Caribbean, the East Coast of Canada and Cape Breton. We've done the "Snowbird" thing, having lived in Destin, Florida for a couple of months of the year. In 2007 we changed our travel plans in order to move into and renovate our new "old" home, but hope to someday get back on the road again. We also love returning to Scotland (Nat's origin of birth) to visit his family and tour the Highlands and surrounding Isles.

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