On The Point

Words and images to capture the joy of vacation, the value of family, the chaos of kids, and the beauty of The Rock.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Thursday, July 29, 2010 - You look like a monkey...

It's a beautiful clear night here in Calvert, and I am sitting at the kitchen table sipping an ice cold Diet Coke and munching on spicy hummus and Triscuits.  You'd think I'd be perfectly content, but in fact I am a little lonely.  Today, all the men (Silas, David, Gary, Ed, Cornelius, Jonathan) packed a lunch, piled in the van, and went to drive "around the block" in search of seabirds and caribou and whales and a good restaurant for supper.  Although it is now after 10pm (a time when Silas usually turns into a pumpkin if he hasn't made it to bed) they have yet to return.  In fact, they called to report their ETA as pretty close to midnight!  No details yet on the adventure, but I'd bet Cornelius "made" plenty of pictures.  Anyway, I miss those guys.

But we had a fabulous day here, especially since, eight years ago this very day, I (along with MANY others) was at St. Martha's Hospital in Antigonish welcoming Margaret Esther Power into this world.  Thank God for Maggie!  These past eight years have been very good to her, forming her into a thoughtful, smart, generous, and loving little girl.  We celebrated Maggie today with pancakes, swimming, phone calls from friends and relatives, cupcakes, cards from her brothers, and visits from uncles and aunts and cousins.  A wonderful day for a wonderful kid.  She is still patiently waiting for her Newfoundland birthday party.  Our busy social calendar is making it tricky to squeeze in another celebration!

Even with a busy social calendar, though, our days still end peacefully.   Sweet dreams, everyone.


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