Man oh man, Lifeology Ladies, come walk with me – you won’t regret it!
I had some not-very-nice things happen to me last week which put a slight dent in my faith in the human race. After moping around for 4 days shaking my head in disbelief like a mad woman, I picked myself up and I spent Saturday doing some much-needed cleaning, laundry, yard work.
Ok, I may have gone a bit overboard with the laundry, but everything that came out of my linen closet lately had a strange odour to it. I could figure it out. I searched the entire closet, but couldn’t find the source of the, er, smell. Then Mr. Thisupcycledlife solved the mystery – it was the cedar shelves that hadn’t been cleaned in, I-don’t-know-how-long. So we soaked the wooden shelves in the bathtub in Dettol. The water turned black! Then we dried them outside in the sun. I cleaned the inside of the closet from top to bottom, put back all the shelves and … the smell remained!! Except not so strong. So I laundered EVERYTHING, as you can see, because it all had that horrible musty smell – and put it all on a shelving unit in the spare room. And I’m telling you this because I don’t know why.
I did feel a bit better after cleaning, so yesterday I decided to do things that I love, to make myself feel even better. I spent a couple of lazy hours reading my book in this
And then in the evening, we loaded up the dogs and took ourselves off to Steveston for a beautiful seaside walk along the Steveston Dyke.
We started off with a swim for MJ – she loves the water so much!
Our first stop – Scotch Pond – so pretty with the fishing boats nestled in between the flowers. I’ve been to Garry Point in Steveston so many times and have never come across this little hidden gem.
This building used to house the Scottish-Canadian Cannery workers in the late 1800’s. It’s now managed and maintained as a traditional fishing boat moorage. It looked so peaceful, I could almost imagine myself living on a barge here. Aah, the life of a daydreamer!
In honour of the Japanese carpenters who built boats here in about 1925, this little Japanese Garden was created.
I spent a few minutes comtemplating my life in this peaceful place and felt my troubles starting to melt away.
We ended our walk with a little rest under the trees at Garry Point. Oh so very relaxing.
Before heading home for supper. The perfect end to a summer weekend. And I felt so much better, thank you.
I made another cushion cover for my Etsy Store. This is really fun to do – and to look at!