Column by Marlene Baker
Hi there to all of you beautiful, handsome and cute readers that have taken the time out of your busy schedules to pick up a ~SEEKER~ to find out what’s going on in and around Cornwall and the S.D. & G. area this week. I am so happy for the ~HOT~ and sunny days that we have been experiencing over the past week… they come and go, but I, for one am very thankful for the lovely sunshine and hotter temperatures. After all the “FIRST DAY” of *SUMMER* and the LOOONGEST DAY of the YEAR was on Tuesday, June 20th. I do hope that you have been enjoying these beautiful ~HOT~ days of Summer with your loving families and awesome friends. Summer is the perfect time to visit and enjoy far away relatives and friends. MAKE IT A SUMMER TO REMEMBER!!! HAPPY & SAFE TRAVELS EVERYONE!!!
Item of the Week: Seeing that I had to wear something Special to ~The Seeker’s Choice Awards~ last Friday evening, I decided to choose a NEW pair of purple and blue butterfly shoes that came in for my birthday. (Shhhh, Which isn’t until the end of next month.) I am not sure of the price that Johnny paid for them, but being so Unique & Cute… I don’t care that much of how much they were. Shhh.) To match up with these lovely pair of shoes, I choose a white & purpley summery dress that I had purchased from Sears last Tuesday for only $15.00!!! NOW That’s a DEAL!!! Do go to check out the deals for yourselves at the ~Cornwall Square~ Sears to see what DEAL Or Treasures You May Find For Yourselves!!!
John and I had a beautiful and relaxing Father’s Day weekend by spending some quality time together (at the beach on Hwy. 2, near Ingleside) and by doing some kayaking near Hoople Creek. We were out enjoying ourselves on the cool and refreshing waters, near Hoople Creek for over 5 and a half hours. John and I did get a bit of a sunburn, but Hey, We are, after all, Canadians!!!
We witnessed and photographed many of Mother Nature’s beautiful creatures that crossed our paths over the weekend, such as Great Blue Herons, Red-winged blackbirds, huge Carp that had to weigh up to 40 or 50 lbs.!!! YIKES!!! I’ve been Carp HIT!!! (as my kayak goes in the opposite direction.) Johnny and I also saw lots of Dragonflies and Butterflies, along with swift Swallows, and protective Kingfishers, along with many other things with multi-coloured or invisible wings.
I am always in AWE of what this world of ours has to offer… All one has to do is OPEN one’s SENSES to Experience MIRACLES that are both BIG & small!!! All WE have to do is be STILL … LISTEN, and WITNESS the Wonders of OUR AWESOME WORLD!!! I do hope that you got to enjoy a wonderful weekend with your Fathers last weekend. Dads Are Important!!! Without them… None of us would be here!!!
Tip of The Week: Here are SEVEN LOVELY LOGICS TO FOLLOW:
1. Make PEACE with your PAST, so it doesn’t SPOIL your Present)
2. What others THINK of YOU is None of Your Business.
3. Time HEALS Almost Everything. (Give the Time, some Time. )
4. No One is the REASON for your HAPPINESS OR SADNESS!!! (Except YOU, YOURSELF.)
5. Don’t COMPARE your LIFE with Others, YOU have No Idea what their JOURNEY is all about.
6. STOP THINKING Too Much, It’s ALRIGHT Not to know all of the ANSWERS!
7. SMILE, YOU Don’t own all of the Problems of the World. Smiles make for prettier girls and hansomer guys. Just Sayin’.
It was wonderful to see such a good looking crowd all dressed to the nines last Friday evening at ~Cornwall’s Golf & Country Club~. John and I had a rather pleasant time chit-chatting with the lovely Julia and Mai-Liis, (the owners of the Seeker) along with many of the Nominees that attended that evening.
We enjoyed drinking some fine wine provided by Bill & Jenny MacDonald of Dominion Lending Centres and a delicious supper that included chocolate cake for dessert, provided by Fairy Sweet. We also enjoyed the beautiful voice of the lovely Mena Hardy, who serenaded us before supper. Afterwards the ever so talented ~DJ Shell Shock~ ROCKED the Golf club with toe tapping TUNES until nearly midnight!!!
Although Johnny Radar & I didn’t win for ~Contributor of the Year~, this year, we both wanted to CONGRATULATE all of the *WINNERS* of the evening: ~McMaze~, ~Marrow and Spice~, ~Sharyn’s Pantry~, Jennifer Shearer, ~Alison Wonderland Band~, Katalin Kennedy, Shannon Ferguson, Stephanie Carriere, Shelley Boisvenue & Mary Patrick. CONGRATULATIONS to all of this year’s Nominees & Winners for doing such a Great & Wonderful job this year. I look forward to seeing a lot of you at next year’s ~Seeker Choice Awards~!!! “Now where is my Seeker award from last year??? Oh Johnny!!!”
Oh, yes… I was pleasantly surprised to see myself on the front cover of ~The Seeker~ with my lovely new friend, Esther MacDonald. It brought tears to my eyes that the Seeker Chicks, ( Julia & Mai-Liis) had featured my story on the front cover. Thank you kindly ladies for surprising me on the night of the awards. Thank you also for putting on a wonderful evening that was had by all!!!
Until Next week: The Trick Is To Enjoy Your Life. Don’t *WISH* Away Your Days Waiting For Better DAYS Ahead. GO FORTH MY DEAR READERS AND ENJOY EACH MOMENT OF EACH DAY!!! KEEP BEING KIND!!!
Marlene Baker of www.fashiongraphy.ca & www.photodreams.ca