Monday, September 07, 2009

A Slice of Heaven

The weather this trip has been nothing short of a slice of heaven. It's the only way for me to describe days in the mid and upper 70s and nights in the 40s where the cottage cools off without the use of an air conditioner. We haven't even had to use it this trip.

For the first time in a while, I've had a chance to really relax. I've spent hours just reading on the deck with Rascal stretched out beside me and the DH either on the lake fishing or not far from us inside the cottage napping on his easy chair.

When the weather is perfect, you don't need too much more on vacation. I take that back. I am also enjoying my trips to Lake of the Torches Casino each day. Saturday night I played this Jaws game with sharks which was so much fun - lots of bonus rounds and different screens coming out of nowhere. I lost on that machine, but I didn't mind because it kept me entertained.

Oh, I didn't mention the food. Saturday for breakfast was the Magnificent Seven at Perkins, Sunday the Tremendous Twelve. I'm guilty of eating all of the first, but half of the second. Then there's the broasted chicken dinner at Fibber's in St. Germain Sunday night, followed by white chocoate raspberry truffle ice cream at Susie's. We just made it for the ice cream, since they're closing for the season on Labor Day.

Monday is the St. Germain Flea Market, where I'm going as a customer. My friend, Jeanne, and I will be on the lookout for one of the vendors whom we call the sock lady so we can fill up on socks for the winter. Who knows what else we'll find. We won't know until we get there.

How will you be spending your Labor Day?


  1. Like I spend most holidays - hiding! In NC, everyone flocks to the beach during a holiday. It's insane enough on a normal weekend, but I wouldn't go anywhere near the beach right now. Actaully, all travel areas are way up. Sorry, I just tend to hide when a book or speaking committment doesn't force me out of the house.

    Good to hear about the weather! Ours is a little better, but I'd love for it to cool off at night.

    L. Diane Wolfe “Spunk On A Stick”

  2. I'm so glad I stopped by here to see what you're doing. I'm incredibly jealous, but I loved getting to hear the fabulous things you're doing and eating. Oh, to have that cool weather.

    Today is like other days around here, except I'm reading a little bit more.

    Straight From Hel

  3. So glad you have the opportunity to relax after the horrendous few months you have just been through getting the book off the ground.

    And sorry I missed your post yesterday about the flea market. You are right, that could nave been handled more professionally.

    Enjoy the rest of your break from the hectic pace.

  4. Spent the day with my favorite people and rode the Lakes Park train with my grandson - couldn't have been a better day!


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