It’s that time of year again, the end of June, when we start all the holiday festivals, and the long weekends—we just had one this weekend for St. John Baptiste’s day, and there will be another one for Canada Day next weekend—which all leads perfectly into our own extended holidays.
We have the entire month of July off.
Yes, you read right. My Other Half works for the government so we’re lucky enough—because most families want to take August off—that we can enjoy July, the hottest month of the year, bumming around one festival after another, here in the City.
But, of course, no holiday preparing would be complete without the obligatory head cold/sore throat/strep throat to start the proceedings. And yes, we both started with strep throat this weekend. And last night, I had to sleep on the couch propped upright, just to breath. UGH!
Hopefully, we’ll be through the worst before we head off to Montreal on July 5th for the Comic Con, as I don’t fancy cozying up to the star guests for photographs/autographs and breathing toxic germs all over them!
Note to self, don’t go kissing any frogs, it really is bad form!
Anyway, Kiddies, play nice in the sand pit while I’m off sweltering in the Big Smoke (Montreal) enjoying pizza, bagels, jazz festivals, comic cons, and lots of ice cream … you know, to ease the sore throat.
Meanwhile, you’ll either hear the crickets playing our song around here or, be inundated with lots of photos and gossip. Either way, I hope you all have a great summer! Now, if you’ll excuse me, I’m off to gargle some salt water.