Summer is Over

There was frost on the roof this morning when I got up.  I dressed in my warm running tights to go meet Patti for our Saturday morning run.  Patti tells me she had to scrape frost off her windows before driving.  It was sunny and still so it didn’t feel as cold as it was.

I started out wearing a fleece hat and sunglasses.  On our return in a shady section I put the glasses on my head over the hat.  I then decided I was too warm, pulled off the hat and it wasn’t until about a kilometre later in a bright sunny section I realized my sunglasses were gone.  We doubled back, but never found them.  They were the new non-polarized sunglasses I bought for cycling so I could read the polarized screen of my bike computer while riding.  Darn.  It meant we ran more than we expected, doing repetitions of two minutes running, one minute walking, for a total of about 35 minutes of running.

I headed home and then Michael, Owen and I went to the last farmer’s market of the year in Brampton.


When we returned home, Owen and I tidied the basement to make room for our deck furniture, while Michael, Alun and Trystan dismantled it and carried it to the basement.





I did get a message from Ravi, one of the more frequent users of the ice rink my neighbours and I built in the local park last winter, wondering when we would start the rink again. Another sign, summer is over.

If you haven’t done so already and you live in my neighbourhood, head over to the Facebook Page I set up for the rink and like it to receive updates for when we need help building it and rink opening times and ice quality updates.


About Lisa Stokes

I am a stay-at-home mother of four whose hobbies include photography, quilting and cycling. I have recently started to advocate for better cycling infrastructure in my community. I am the photographer at the Brampton Quilters' Guild.
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