Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Too busy to blog

Sophie and her new son Bentley



The last time I sat down to write here, I was still numb from the stunning blue tide that had swept the country, but that seems so long ago now.  So much has happened since then, but in this hectic world it seems easier just to type out a few lines on Facebook.  Maybe blogging is already becoming a passing fancy, a luxury that life doesn't afford us any more in this ever evolving world of social cyber tech.  But today, with looming threats of 32°, I've escaped to my little piece of heaven, my never quite finished "shack" for a cup of tea, some CBC radio and a soothing view of the rolling green fields before I start my day.  So, what's new, you ask? We opened The Dorset Manor on Friday the 13th of May.  Formerly known as The Hillcrest, which Ste. Anne's last operated from 2000 - 2004, this magnificent Port Hope mansion will give us a place to send spa addicts looking for something a little quieter, but also a great place for executive retreats and exclusive use events like Liz's 'girl's weekend'.  With just 9 guest rooms and 6 spa rooms and 20 seats in the dining room.  It really is a lovely property, but she requires constant attention, and tends to be accident prone. Lots of stories!  David has been over there most days, which gives me great peace of mind.  Then on May 25th Sophie had a baby, her second.  He's quite adorable and a real character.  This past weekend, Marijo ran her 1st 1/2 marathon in Ottawa, with a great time  of 2:16 as mom, Dave, Bryan, Mike, Reem and I cheered her on.  This is my third trip to the capital this year, I like it more each time I go there; a city that has really come into it's own.  I took Massie to the vet yesterday, he has been off and on lame on his hind feet for several months now.  After much hypothesizing on possible causes it was decided to leave him over night for an x-ray.  I teared up a bit as he obediently hobbled into a kennel, and turned to give me his most adoring look, I really hope he can be helped without too much suffering.  Well there's much more I could go on about, but I should get to work, and I suspect I've lost all but my most loyal followers by this time.  

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