Dear loved ones,
I spent the last three days at a cottage just north-east of Toronto. It was fabulous mainly because it had an outside hot tub. If you have never experienced a hot tub in the wintertime in Canada, you are really missing something.
There were five of us sharing this experience, my daughter and her partner, my grandson, my friend and myself. The three other adults were all drinking and having a wonderful time laughing their heads off, I cannot drink but I really didn’t need anything alcoholic to boost my mood. Imagine laying in a hot bubbly bath with larger than life snow flakes falling steadily all over. When I looked up into the heavens it seemed like I was speeding through space and the snow flakes were stars. I will never forget this experience. As soon as we were warmed up sufficiently, then my friend and I ran into the snow and made snow angels. I felt like a child again.
Yes, we had snow, at least where we were. The city of Toronto had a little bit but the rain washed it away. I used to have a sauna in a small building just off the side of our house, and it was such a pleasure to run and roll around in the snow banks and then back in the sauna to warm up. Again, and again we would do this. It was a shock to the system but in a good way.
My friend brought his karaoke machine and we spent hours and hours singing badly and just laughing. Then the dancing started. Dancing is one of my favourite things to do and I feel so happy just moving to the beat. The song at the beginning by Shaggy, is one that we played several times and I never got tired of hearing it. Such a good beat and so sensual. I danced to exhaustion.
Thank you for reading my post today about winter fun, snow angels, dancing, and hot tubs. I love you. Hugs & Kisses, Summerhill Lane xoxo
The painting at the beginning is of my dog, Spencer and myself and it is based on a photograph. If you look closely you can see my husband’s image reflected in Spencer’s eyes. They did not get along (Spencer and my husband). Rivals for my affection. I am smiling about it, but Spencer was the loser as my husband gave him away so he would not have to compete for my attention. It broke my heart.