I blog so infrequently these days that I'm sure no one noticed I was away. I had a little mini vacation and got back tonight. Like the best times, this one took a few turns before arriving at its final destination.
Originally, it was the yoga retreat ladies meeting up in Ottawa where one of the ladies lives. We had that all planned - a 3 day weekend. I had planned to drive to Ottawa on Friday and drive back on Monday morning. Coincidentally, J had a photo shoot in Ottawa on Friday morning. He was driving down on Thursday afternoon. I decided to take an extra half day off work and drive down with him, attend the photo shoot and meet up with ladies afterwards. This plan worked so that's how it evolved. I took the train home this afternoon.
We had a fantastic weekend. I ended up doing a bit of everything at the shoot - this one was of an opera singer who is rehearsing in Ottawa and will be in Hamilton later next month. I felt like a bit of an assistant/stylist and had a blast. We enyoyed Ottawa - ate lots of great vegetarian meals, walked and saw the sights. We also took several yoga classes at an excellent studio. The B&B I stayed at left a bit to be desired - 6 rooms full up and 1 bathroom. But of course we survived - it helps that no one is high maintenance.
I had a lot of time to spend with J - he also met several of my friends and that all went well. Ottawa is a beautiful city - very livable. I was impressed with the amount of great housing - a lot less high density housing than either Toronto or the suburb where I live. Lot so good stuff there as well - I suppose a lot of that comes from being the capital city of Canada. Bad traffic though - worse than Toronto. The whole city seems to be under construction.
So here I am back in my little house - good to be home. Looking forward to sleeping in my own bed tonight and glad to see the cats again.