Ah, some days are just like this, ...picture perfect!!!
We made a quick run to Lakeridge Hospital today to pick up paper work, just in case I should need it before Friday, when we have a morning appointment for blood work and to see the oncologist.
Having missed all of the previous "BBQ lunch" days held out in front of the hospital due to my Chemo/Appt. times, today I joined John in a "combo" lunch in affording me sustenance even when my body doesn't know enough to ask for it and helping with funds for the hospital!
I haven't been anywhere this summer or done much of anything and that can really bring me down at times. It's that financially we're missing my pay and paired with that, I only seem to have so many really "feel good" days! The last two have been pretty good and with John on holiday this week; minus the Monday he had to work, I am hoping the next couple of days will feel close to that good again!!! Friday may be the start of the injections which could; will likely, change things once again! While everything is very different this summer, CHANGE, the one thing one can count on is very consistent! You have to be happy for the things you can count on.
On our way home we meandered away from Oshawa on Taunton, down to county rd. # 9, through
Kendal, Elizabethville and finally sitting high above Garden Hill stopped in to Richardson's Lookout. Growing up I think we knew it better as Dean's Hill Lookout.
I had taken the camera and tripod with me today in anticipation of a photo shoot, with nature and John! Hmmm, that could almost sound kind of kinky! Even out there we ran into a Ward 2 Town employee John knew, so no "kinky" allowed! We're not exhibitionists by any stretch of the imagination! I won't say we haven't been there before! LOL!
It's a beautiful spot for a picnic...which we didn't have with us today! Years ago I do recall a big family picnic with all of my cousins.
Today it was very evident the amount of area that used to be cut back is no longer. A narrow strip leading up to the deck of the lookout is all that is cut now. The many saplings and new trees I recall around the perimeter of the hill have grown immensely and impede some of the view but you are still most certainly afforded a great view. It's an especially rewarding trek in the fall! I've never been in the winter but I think I should make note to do that.
Can you tell I really enjoyed my "escape" today, and am perhaps full of "sillies", or as my Father-in-Law might say, "Piss and vinegar"! My apology if that offends. He is a lovely person and I have to admit to having come to appreciate and enjoy; when needed, some of his phrases.
We did some photos; some with lots of laughs, and I'll leave it to you to recognize the 'scene' if you will. John is 'silly' too today and as we went through the photos once home had a few comments of his own!
It was a much needed outing for us both.
Following the pictures of ourselves I went about photographing the panoramic view, the vegetation, some butterflies, etc.! Next time we will have to do a picnic.
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