Daily Archives: September 5, 2011

A Labourless Day

Happy Labour Day everyone! Hope it’s been a fun and relaxing weekend! I am at my cottage on the north shore of Nova Scotia


This is probably my last trip out here for the summer, so I am soaking up the fresh, salty, grassy air.


Squeeze your eyes – can you see Prince Edward Island in the distance?


It’s been a wonderful trip because I had BOTH of my big sisters here with me. It’s not often the three of us are all together, only lately since I’ve gotten sick.


I’m feeling particularly tired after chemo #4 last week, so I’ve been more subdued than usual. Lots of resting, but making sure I get my daily walk in!


And losing at solitaire. I always lose at solitaire.

Admittedly, one of the other great things about this particular visit has been the food. We’ve been eating like royalty thanks to all of the fresh, local goods in the area.


I mean, if I’m going to eat beef, at least I can see where they raise ’em.


Meals have included brisket, home grown green beans, local potatoes, and heirloom tomato salad made with basil picked by this guy…


A lot of people in the area keep large gardens and put up signs on the side of the road. I wish Canada had such great weather that we could eat like this all the time!


Leftovers: Brisket, white cheddar, donair sauce, CSA lettuce and green onions, all on homemade German rye.


Walks have taken place in the woods instead of on the beach. I have to wear shoes on the beach so I don’t cut myself, and it’s just not the same when I can’t get the sand between my toes.


As well as a walk around Amherst!


Seeing as my main form of exercise is now walking, I’m always excited to explore some new scenery. Including a trip to a nearby town.


What is it about small towns and murals?


And what is The Great Amherst Mystery?? I am so confused and intrigued.

That’s just a snapshot of my weekend. We are headed back to the real world later today.


I woke up with a sore throat this morning which is another one of those normal symptoms that becomes a not-so-good symptom when chemotherapy is involved. A common cold can turn into deadly pneumonia. So you know, just becoming a hypochondriac over here.


Going to spend my last few hours soaking in the fresh air and reading the second book in the Hunger Games trilogy. Catch ya on the other side!