Monday, July 22, 2013
Yesterday I went down to Ontario Beach after I visited a friend. It was awesome. I bought my splurge lunch (vegetarian, not vegan)...a Portabello Mushroom melt...and a cup of iced coffee. I took it over to the park that looks out over the beach. It was perfect weather; in the 70's, with a nice breeze. There were lots of waves yesterday, so I had the background sound of waves washing onto the shore along with the sounds of people having fun...playing volleyball, having picnics, biking along the trails.
When I was done with my lunch, I packed up my bag and walked over to the pier. It was sunny and just warm enough with a light breeze. I took out my book ("The Distant Hours" by Kate Morton, a very well-written modern take on the gothic novel) and sat in the sunshine reading for about half an hour. I also got to people and dog watch. Met a lovely golden doodle on the way back to the bus stop. Saw the paddle boat head out for a tour...some day I have to take one of the river tours.
When I got back home, I made dinner (yellow beans from the farmer's market, sauteed green peppers and onions, quinoa pilaf, and a pork roast for the carnivores). I took the dogs for a nice walk, and sat on the porch for awhile with my mom. I weeded just a little bit along the fence, just half an hour. And then it was time for bed.
It was a perfect summer Sunday; time spent with family, with friends, and with nature.