It is hard to believe that this is the last week of August! It really feels like 2016 is flying by!
The last time I posted, I was starting my week’s holidays. I camped in Goderich in a lovely Provincial Park on the shores of Lake Huron. It would have been a lovely few days away, that is, if Mother Nature didn’t save a summer’s worth of rain for when I was in a tent. Seriously, Tuesday was a hard day. Sleep wasn’t had due to the rain, and by the wee morning hours, my tent was wet, my sleeping bag was wet, and so were my pillow and clothes. I was miserable. My plan was to spend my camping days leisurely passing the time on a beach. The best laid plans of mice and men… All I can say is thank goodness Provincial Parks have clothes driers. Best $2 I’ve ever spent.
The rain didn’t stop the reading. I managed to read two books, Lawrence Hill’s The Illegal, and Stephanie Pearl-McPhee’s All Wound Up (she’s also very well known as the Yarn Harlot. She’s amazing), and I finished reading Us by David Nicholls, one that I had been reading intermittently since January. Granted, the reading took place either in my dry car, or sitting on a camp chair under an umbrella, but I was able to blissfully lose myself in a good story.
While in Goderich, I (surprise, surprise) visited a yarn shop. Signature Books and Crafts is located just off Goderich’s historic Courthouse Square. It had a good selection of yarns, conveniently organized by weight, and the owner who helped me was friendly and good to chat with. There was another lady in the shop, as I had arrived after a knitting circle had finished, and together the three of us ‘oohed and aahed’ at this skein I bought:
And I bought two balls of this dusty rose colour for my Travel Afghan.
My shopping was cut short due to ominous black clouds that did, indeed, pour down that Wednesday afternoon. Apparently, Mother Nature felt she didn’t get it all out of her system the day before. It was perfect timing, actually, as I met with my university roommate and had a lovely time catching up and eating yummy Chinese food!
While my mini-getaway plans may not have gone off as hoped, I still had a good few day, a nice chance to escape and recharge.