so i experienced my second round of the cottage life this week in port carling, muskoka. the cottage was located right on lake rosseau where apparently a few celebrities & athletes have cottages, but no sightings. i did see deer though! even a baby deer! it was the closest i have ever come to one without it running away from me. instead this doe starred at me for a few seconds then proceeded to lick it's butt as i tried to get a picture. i am kind of in love with these creatures and wanted to take one home as a new pet. errrrrr.. would that be weird or would i just be a modern day audrey hepburn? ok fine, i'll stick to wanting a pet fox instead. i also finished a knitting project i started back in february, my first blanket! maybe it shouldn't have taken five months to complete, but i finished it and that is all that matters! then i saw a zillion gorgeous pendleton blankets in one of the downtown shops [sigh]. the best. aside from deer sightings, we shopped, we ate bbq, we kayaked, we built a bench & watched movies. all in all a good relaxing week. the only thing i won't miss is the millions of bugs that seemed to be attracted to me the most, i felt like pig pen from charlie brown. now i am back in my own kitchen & can't wait to get baking.