Happy Father’s Day to all the dads out there! I hope that you had a great weekend and were duly celebrated and lauded by your family. The reason this weekend’s post is so very late is that I was busy enjoying some fantastic down time with my dad (and my mom and Erick!). We had a lovely weekend together, which began with a scrumptious dinner at my friend Annie’s place. She’s a wonderful chef and my dad really enjoyed seeing “Daughter No. 3”!

Yesterday was a bit chilly, overcast, and windy, so our fishing-in-the-boat plans were, sadly, curtailed. Even so, we enjoyed a great meal at a relatively new restaurant here on L’Ile Perrot, Blaks No. 1. Their specialty is BBQ, so Erick and I had great pulled pork sandwiches, my mom had ribs, and my dad had a burger (which he loved). We also enjoyed what they call a “blooming onion”, which is basically a deep-friend altar of salty deliciousness that we consumed with the fervour usually reserved for religious fanatics or soccer fans.

As an aside, I finally watched an entire game of soccer. I can see why people enjoy it, but their total self-abandonment in the face of pro sports continues to baffle and bemuse me. I kind of looked like this:


And this:


So whatever. Go team-with-the-best-looking-players team Go!

Anyways… Back to Father’s Day.

We spent today working at my choir’s fundraiser garage sale. We’re off to Newfoundland in just two and a half weeks, and everyone’s been working really hard to raise money for it! There was so much loot at this sale! It was a DIYer’s dream (or nightmare for the DIYer’s husband), and I’ll definitely have some posts about my haul of vintage thread (yes, you read that right; be still your beating hearts) soon.

When we got home dad and I finished painting the chairs (!!!!!!). I was SUPER grateful to have his help getting those babies finished.


Then we enjoyed another mouth-watering meal on our deck. It was my dad’s first time taking our BBQ for a spin and he loved it. Yay!

I’ll leave you with the photographic evidence of our delightful Father’s Day celebration. Have a great week and see you on Wednesday!






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