Happy Canada Day (belated) and 4th of July (early)


02 Jul Happy Canada Day (belated) and 4th of July (early)

Yesterday, I’d meant to wish everyone a Happy Canada Day (or Dominion Day, in the case of my husband). But that didn’t happen.

I blame the carbs.

The day started with pancakes and waffles on the patio — with just enough protein to keep us level. Add in the strawberries and whipped cream and you can see how I was too stupified by sugar to find the keyboard. It was all I could do to grab the camera and keep my hands steady.

After gorging, it was some games and general silliness before the long-awaited summer heat claimed its victims. The results?

A true summer celebration.

So, a belated Happy Dominion of Canada Day to my Canadian friends. I hope you were too busy with family and friends to notice my absence.

And to my American friends, an early Happy Fourth of July. I don’t have a Stars and Stripes to wave but consider this platter of red, white and blue an edible salute to the flag.

I’ll be back July 11th. Once I hit “publish” on this post, I’m officially a vacation. A real vacation. Not a kitchen-reno-enforced absence, knee-injury hiatus or wave-the-white-flag swamp break. A real vacation. One that won’t involve dust, doctor’s appointments, or a computer. One that allows for unhurried second (or third) cups of coffee, spontaneous afternoon naps and irresponsible meal choices.

Will I tell you about it when I’m back? Maybe. Maybe not. After all, what happens in Montreal stays in Montreal.

Au revoir ’til then.


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  • Cheryl Arkison
    Posted at 09:42h, 04 July Reply

    Happy Holidays to you! Have a great time off.

  • lori
    Posted at 21:46h, 22 July Reply

    missing your blog….is it my computer or are you still on vacation? say hi to your mom and dad…looking forward to seeing them on August 6th at Kyle’s “wedding”
    hope all is well…Lori

    • Charmian Christie
      Posted at 17:41h, 09 August Reply

      It’s me. I’m no longer on vacation but swamped with a project and spam. I need to do some back end things with the blog and then it’ll be up and running again — better than ever (I hope). Thanks for dropping me a note. I miss the blog too. Soon….

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