Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Hanging out with friends

It has been a year since I last got together with Debbie and Louisa, but we try to meet at least once a year. We all worked together over 10 years ago in Daycare. But we've remained good friends.

Louisa moved sometime ago to the outskirts of Toronto, and is presently living in Whitby working as a social worker.

Debbie lives only 25 minutes from me, and is training to be a midwife.

Louisa wanted to do something different, so after meeting at the Eaton Centre, we walked to an Indian restaurant for dinner and then on to Second City to watch a comedy show. I enjoyed most of the humour, and one comedian in particular. After the intermission they did a little improve. Louisa was worried about the 2 extra chairs that had been set next to her, concerned that they were adding more people to the table. As it turned out both Debbie and Louisa became a part of the show. The 2 seats were occupied by a couple of the troupe and the scenario was a car stuck in a traffic jam. It was very funny, especially having them both in the skit. Debbie was mortified that they chose to sit there, but she attempted to pretend to drive the car and honk the horn!

After the show we went to Gabby's for some drinks and to laugh about our fun we had just had, and the silly things we used to get up to!

Friends, no matter how often or seldom you see them are the spice of life.

Monday, December 29, 2008

Christmas Day Events

This is likely the last post for 2008.

I just wanted to document my Christmas day.
Thomas and I opened our gifts and I was surprised by a beautiful cup and infuser that Thomas brought back from Korea, as well as 4 delicious herbal teas. Kay also sent me a gift of rice cakes for Korea. I had requested a bath robe from Thomas and he found the greatest robe that I will try out tomorrow. He also gave me a mouse for my new laptop, and loads of candy and chocolate and chips from an English store I just found.
WOW it was great.
I gave him clothes and boots that he picked out as well as a pair of slippers that clean the floor while you wear them!

Later that morning Thomas made himself a nice pancake breakfast and I just fasted as I had an upset stomach and wanted to feel better for dinner.

I called my sister Lorna and spoke to her. Although my dad was there I didn't get to speak to him as he was sleeping. They had a great Christmas and were just chilling and were going to watch Lorna's favourite DVD Weekend At Bernie's.

I made dinner later. Thomas had bought a whole roasted chicken for himself that I heated in the oven. I made roasted vegetable lasagna for myself. We also had peas, broccoli, carrots and roast potatoes. For dessert we had apple crumble which is Thomas' favourite.
Later that evening we were watching my all time favourite movie, Lost Horizon (1937) and I had just finished making a cup of tea when there was a bit of commotion in the hallway outside my door. I heard a child calling out that there was a fire in the building. We opened the door saw and smelled smoke and then got ready to leave the building.
It was a fire in the garbage chute that the fire fighters had out quickly. We had the same fire in the summer time.

Of course I took my tea AND my camera!

Some of the good natured residents smiling when I said, "Merry Christmas"

(Yes there were a number of good looking fire fighters around)
When we got back into the apartment we finished watching the movie and watched t.v. and ate our chocolates.

Now I am preparing myself for 2009 and another great year. This year I predict a big change in my single status!