Monthly Archives: April 2011

Day 134 – April 22, 2011

Today is a statutory holiday in Canada so I am the only one having to take a vacation day. I woke up to Dusty kneading me; I looked at the clock and it was almost 4am… we were supposed to be on the road at 3am. It turned out, only my sister set her alarm and she had set it for 2pm instead of 2am. We scrambled around and got ready to go.

Printing out the hotel confirmation and Buster watching intently

On our way to Boston (after the 2 hour wait at the border so I could get my passport stamped), we had to keep ourselves entertained.. I chatted with you for a bit and my sis mostly slept, especially as a co-pilot… but she was awake enough to try out the 3DS.

she liked it.. but playing w/the 3DS plus being in a moving car was not a good combination for her

Once we got to the Boston area, we went straight too the mall.

On their way to shop

We shopped until the mall closed (I got a dress and a pair of shoes), then we went to check into the hotel. We were pretty exhausted and fell asleep before 11. More shopping tomorrow!

xoxo,
C

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Day 133 – April 21, 2011

Yay.. Today is my Friday ๐Ÿ˜€ Today, I also went into the office and met up with an old friend (GB) for lunch with another coworker (LW). We went for Mexican at El Sombrero. GB was my cube neighbour back when I worked in this office. We had a lot of fun.. I missed her so much when I moved to Boston.

After work, I did my laundry then took a nap. Once I woke up, I packed for Boston… that, of course, took longer than it should have. Everyone was in bed before I was… Bed time is 11pm for me… gotta be up at 2am for the long drive to Boston!

I’m sorry I forgot to take photos ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

xoxo,
C


Day 132 – April 20, 2011

This morning, I was having a hard time getting up… I’m still not used to the Eastern time zone, let alone getting up earlier than I normally get up at for work in Austin. I asked my teammate to grab me a Tim Hortons iced capp ๐Ÿ˜€

love Timmy's iced capps

As you can see, I’m wearing a jacket in the office.. I was freezing but I don’t ย drink hot coffee so an iced capp it was. It didn’t really help much. I was still exhausted.

After work, I went home and took a nap. Now, I find my parents’ house to be a little on the cold side. My mom likes to keep the temperature at 21 or 22 * C (69-71F). Dusty ran up the stairs and joined me.. but he likes to make sure he’s warm.

All wrapped up

Dusty is missing the microfleece blanket back in Austin… he’s using this wool blanket. No joke.. he loves the orange side which is the microfleece side. When the blanket isn’t available, he likes duvets.. they keep him warm. Poor kitty.. he doesn’t like the cold weather! My nap was 2 hours long.. I am going to have a hard time getting to sleep tonight ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

xoxo,
C


Day 131 – April 19, 2011

Happy Birthday Baby!! I hope you had a fabulous day…ย Also happy 11 month anniversary ๐Ÿ™‚

Today, I went into the office and I talked to a couple of people I’ve known since around the time that I started… It’s always fun to catch up ๐Ÿ™‚

In the evening, my sister and I went to the gym.. which is at a grocery store so we went to grab a couple of things at the store. My sis asked me to bake her a cake, so I did. It was a marble cake. I didn’t take a photo ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

On the cat front, there’s already progress being made!

Dusty took up one of Buster's spots.. Dusty's new favourite spot is on the couch

See? No mad ears!

Another day at the office tomorrow..

xoxo,
C


Day 130 – April 18, 2011

Today, I worked from home, and after talking to my boss for a bit, my sister and I went for lunch. We went to grab Vietnamese sandwiches. I had a photo for this.. but the photo was of my sister and it’s one she wouldn’t approve of, so I can’t post it.

Anyway… my sister loves to harass Dusty… she believes it’s her job to hug cats when they’re sleeping…

today was no exception!

She says that it’s their cat duty to be picked up/hugged while sleeping.

Someone that’s not too happy with Dusty being home is…

Buster.. look at his little ears

He’ll get used to it though.. he always gets used to having Dusty around. Nothing else too exciting today. I’ll be going into the office tomorrow.

xoxo,
C


Day 129 – April 17, 2011

This morning, I saw some stuff falling from the sky…

SNOW... in APRIL!! I thought it was April showers not April snow...

We just hung out at home during the day and in the evening, we pulled out the Wii for a…

Dance Party!

We had a lot of fun… even my dad played! After we were done playing “Just Dance 2,” we pulled out the Michael Jackson game Diana has. It was way tougher and only she and I played.

She beat me at Thriller...

It was still fun.. I didn’t take photos of us dancing because we all felt like such dorks haha

Tomorrow, my sister is off so I’m going to work from home to spend some more time with her ๐Ÿ™‚

xoxo,
C


Day 128 – April 16, 2011

This morning, I got up and showered, dressed, and ate. It was a big day for my mom… so we got in the car and drove to the mall.

Of course, the sun is gone and it's raining!

We got to the Apple store and it was crowded!! My mom finally got her birthday/Christmas present:

One happy mama with her iPad

After it was paid for, she was assisted in setting it up and got a small tutorial on the iPad. It’s like a big iPhone of course… but there were some differences.

We got home and played around it until my dad got back from work. We had lunch plans to go to St. Lawrence Marketย in downtown Toronto. St. Lawrence Market has all kinds of foods and kitchen goods for sale, and there are also a bunch of restaurants. ย We went to my parents’ favourite sea food place.

The crab cakes were sooo good

My dad had a salmon salad that was mouth watering! To the right is yummy calamari

You know you're in Canada when they have vinegar available for your fries

After lunch, we went to walk around.. my mom got some pasta sauce and fresh pasta to take home

Pasta sauce

Fresh pasta made at the market

A friend of my mom's asked her for some dog bones next time she went.. maybe she didn't want them that big!

After we left the market, we went to Kensington Market to get tortillas.. and while we were there, we also got some churros

I must admit, they looked better than they tasted

After all that excitement during the day, we came home and it was nap time! When I woke up, my sister was home and I hung out with her for the evening at home. it’s nice to have a relaxing weekend.

xoxo,
C