Thursday, July 26, 2007


Has it really been over a month since I posted last? Holy Moley Cow - how did that happen???? Oh, wait a minute...I remember

My stomach is getting better and I've only had 2 bouts of severe pain in the past 2 weeks. That beats the twice a day episodes. Lots of minor (healing) pain but that, I can live with. I think that if you remove some of your stressors, life just has to get better. The best part is that has.

Business is rolling along and it's great to finally get going, full tilt. I almost forgot how much I loved my class-time and how rewarding it is to get people to think. I've been very productive in my curriculum development so there are lots and lots of products to get 'out there'.

I received a gorgeous apron from my swap-mate, Kathy and love it. How did she know how much I love Geisha images?!? Just perfect and get this!!!! It matches my new kitchen, perfectly. What's that? You haven't heard about my new kitchen?

We've found a new (and smaller) house in the country - remember that restored Victorian with the wrap-around porch that's perfect for wicker chairs and for small people to ride tricycles on, that I've wanted since we moved to Ontario? I've got it! Not that I have any small people who ride tricycles *yet* but ya never know. Our official move date is in 2 weeks but we get the keys on Monday or Tuesday, depending on when we can drive out to the house. I've already got the yard landscaped in my mind - once a master gardener-in-training, always a master gardener-in-training.

So where is this house? Isn't it more fun if you guess? Sure it is!
Read carefully and if you can guess correctly, drop me a comment - there will be prizes

1)Here's a visual clue
2)It's located on a river with a historic Scottish name
Isn't it pretty?

3)It is also named after another Historic Scottish place

4)No "Hillbilly Highway" jokes, please! (oh, just grow up, won't ya?!?)

5)It's long distance to call our current home

6)To quote Brock, it's where "the sheep are scared"

7)It's home to an amazing festival every July (one that brought Fred to town a few years ago - *sigh*)

8)It's home to the world famous (ok, maybe just 'locally famous'), Munchin' Junction and its yummy yummy poutine

C'mon, get your guesses in and see if you can name my new "home town". I'll reward you with a little something nice :)


Kathy said...

I'd guess, but I already know :-) Now I need pictures of that new kitchen!

Bumbershootska said...

That's like insider trading LOL

I'll snap some pictures as soon as I can (or add the ones from the realtor's site - which are pretty boring). I'll slip those beads into the post this afternoon :)

Angelique said...

I don't have a guess...but I wanted to say how nice to have you back. I'm so glad you're feeling better and congratulations on the new home.

Suzette said...

Is it Perth? It sounds like Perth - but the scared sheep leave me uncertain.

Bumbershootska said...

Thanks, Angelique :) I can feel things starting to change!

Suzette, you are sooooo close that it hurts - think a little bit more rural than Perth, less crowded but just as nice *hint, hint, hint*

Sara said...

Welcome back!! So glad to hear you're feeling a little better.
Congrats on the new place! Can't wait to see some photos. it Lanark maybe?

Bumbershootska said...

Yay! You've got it!!!! I thought that the stencilled frogs would be a dead give-away (the sidewalks in town are covered in them)...


I meant to bring my camera yesterday but forgot it, in excitement. Tomorrow, tomorrow...

Sara said...

Frogs on the sidewalk? I guess I always drive through!
We were at a hockey tournament there years ago, but the sidewalks were probably covered in snow:)

I really like that town! We often comment that the old abandoned store at the end of main street could be the next home of the Barking Biscuit! Ha ha.

Bumbershootska said...

That building is practically a stone's throw from our home - maybe you should move there:)