There is a wonderful woman here who happens to be my hubbies Grandma, her name is Georgie. Today she turned 90 and we just returned from a little dinner with her at their nursing home. Here in PEI they call lunch dinner and eat a hot meal at noon, then have a little rest. I could get used to that! Later they have supper and it is a lighter meal. Probably a much healthier way to eat then the normal evening feast most have.
We have gone to visit Georgie and her hunk of burning love Bruce (who happens to be 94!) everyday. They have lots of stories and jokes to share and the boys are so enjoying their company. Today when we left Noah commented that he missed them already! It makes me sad that my Grandparents are not around anymore to share with them. Spending time at their nursing home is a pretty humbling experience, seeing all the folks with such wisdom who have lived amazing lives. Everyone has a story to tell, even the lines on their faces and the twinkle in their eyes speak of all they have experienced. Many laughs, and hardships can be seen in their faces. I have been using my zoom lens to try and capture them secretly and I have printed off shots of most of them to have to give to their families. Our lives are so complicated at times... it is funny how when you are old that such little things like Fish and Chips on Friday can be the highlight of your day.
I am having some major problems figuring out my laptop as I normally use photoshop from our PC but I will keep plugging away at getting some photos coming. I am the biggest computer dorkus and I am dying to meet a Mac expert somewhere to sit with me for a minute and answer some of my questions. If ever I win the lottery I would love to have my own personal computer nerd to live with me and help me figure out all I want to do!
My hubbie has been hard at work helping his Dad clear some overgrown trees from the lot. I was nervous yesterday watching him at the top of a ladder in a huge bush wielding a chainsaw! It was quite the operation. I sat on the porch with a radio and told them which branches to chop so I could see the ocean. The boys picked up the clippings and loaded them in a trailer. Later in the afternoon I took the boys to the shore and they had caveman wars whipping seaweed at each other for a couple hours. Then I had to take them right into the ocean to try and remove all the slime. It was great fun. Back at the cottage I had to turn the shower massage head on full blast to get the last bits of slimy green from their ears and bum cracks.
Gotta run, I will shoot off the photos soon,