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Day 17 – December 26, 2010

This morning, I woke up to my sister tapping me on the  forehead. Last night, she said if we were to go Boxing day shopping, we’d have to get up early. When I opened my eyes, she asked me if I wanted to go shopping and after I thought about it, I decided to go for it. My dad, mom, sister, and I got dressed and went down to Sherway Mall to check out the sales around 9:30; the mall had opened at 8am.

We saw this mannequin at The Bay [a department store]

Me: "I think she forgot to wear a bra" D: "No, I think she did it on purpose *whispers*I hear she's a slut"

One of the first stores we went into was Lululemon.. but prior to going in, we had to line up.

We've lined up for Lululemon before and this was a pretty short, fast-moving line

While in line, they were doing trivia questions and they asked who the founder of Lululemon was.. and I only  knew his first name [Chip] so I said “Chip something” and since no on else knew it, I got a free headband 😀 Once inside, I saw they didn’t have many things that appealed to me. I bought a running skirt and my sister bought a top.

We shopped around some more but I didn’t find anything else. My dad was the only one who bought anything else on sale. After the mall, we dropped off the parents at home so D & I could pick up her Wii since she wanted us to pass Super Mario Bros Wii on her system and then we realized we needed a couple more colours for decorating cookies for A’s family’s dinner, so we went to Michaels. On the way home, we stopped at Tim Hortons so my sister could get some coffee and I saw they’re garbage cans — they include recycling for paper and other recyclables!

Canadians love to recycle!

Once we got home, we prepped a few cookies…

Yup.. they're meant to look like Tiffany's boxes.. what girl doesn't love to get those?!?

After I decorated the cookies, D had to go get ready to go over to A’s relatives for dinner. I decorated some more, then it was WII TIME!!!

*Whomp whomp* the Wii wants to retire 😦

I got this error yesterday too but it started working again .. today, it still didn’t want to read the discs so I played some Virtual Console games. I should have put it in my carry-on but there was no room.

While D was gone, Buster got really sad..

Yup.. he was moping around when D left...

We’re thinking it’s because she moved out and she hasn’t been home as much as she has this weekend since then. He previously had abandonment issues and I’m actually not joking: my cousin shipped him to me, I brought him here, and Cookie the cat left him (well she was put  down, but he didn’t know this) . He used to act up a lot when he was younger until he realized he was here to stay. A hasn’t been here and he’s upset with him too… So I went and grabbed him and hugged him and made him sit with us, and he was looking a little better

Sitting between my mom and me

The “Sex and the City” movie was on and I started watching it, and my sister came in about a third of the way and she enjoyed it.

Tomorrow, D and I are going to Niagara Falls and the casino after work.. I’m hoping to win some money to get a new Wii.. wish me luck!!

xoxo,
C

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Day 16 – December 25, 2010

Today, after waking up 😉 we decided to cut out the cookies. We started off with the snowflakes, and my sister, who is a little more impatient than I am, decided she was sick of snowflakes and wanted to do all the tiny cookie cutters!

A few snowflakes, some reindeer, and little cookies

After we baked them, we had to get ready for dinner and had to make more tamales. My sister helped for a bit, then she felt tired so she went to nap for a few hours. After the tamales, I had to finish the cookies for D’s boyfriend A. Oh and did you know I’m a heart surgeon??

It’s true!!

A got both pairs of mitten cookies… last year’s Olympic mitten model (bigger) and this year’s model, except I flipped the colours and I didn’t add Canada to them.. but hey, at least they can’t sue me for copyright infringement!!

Cookies for A!

Shortly thereafter, A arrived and we sat down for Christmas dinner

Awww D + A

The family (minus B of course)

As I mentioned to you before, we play Wii after dinner and during the Christmas break. Tonight was no exception except this time, it was A instead of my brother. We were taking turns playing “New Adventure Island” which is one of the Virtual Console games… we actually continued it from last year!!

Such well-behaved kids.. we were taking turns {and yes, my sister is sporting a snuggie!}

The highlight of the evening was after we spent about an hour trying to pass 6-3, I finally did it… and then A & I had our turns on 6-4; we passed the remote to my sister and she goes “oh yay! you guys passed the castle!” and we saw that she’d reset it to 1-1. Oyyyy.

A left around 10pm and shortly thereafter, my brother called from my aunt’s house. We talked to him for a bit. It was quite loud in the background… my aunt’s family was there.

B on speakerphone.. that snuggie sure came in handy!

And while this was going on, Buster decided he was going to take a nap on my Macbook.. I didn’t let him do that so he chose the next best thing.. right next to my macbook. Our cats are Macs for life!!

So warm and toasty!

I hope you had a good Christmas… we might go Boxing day shopping tomorrow morning so I better hit the sack.. after 3 more attempts at passing 3-4 of Adventure Island!

xoxo,
C


Day 15 – December 24, 2010

Today, I spent a lot of the day lounging around. D was not feeling well so she slept most of the day.. Buster came to visit her 🙂

Bubs visiting the sicky

While D and my mom went back to the walk-in clinic so she could get her sick note, I took a nap. Soon after I laid down, I heard footsteps.. it was Bubs who came to take a nap with me. Long after I got up, he was still being a lazy bum.

"What? Isn't it still nap time?!?"

Today, I also tried persimmon! I liked it; it was rather sweet, but I wasn’t a fan of the skin

But it LOOKS like a tomato.. do I really wanna try this?

D was feeling better later on and had some sort of cream of potato soup… no actual cream, mostly pureed potato

Potato soup?

I decided to start baking the cookies without my sister since she still wasn’t well enough to do anything…

"Oreo" cookie dough

but she was well enough to say “ooooh that really does smell like Oreos!!”

I only baked the regular sugar cookies since we had to go to D's to pick up her stuff

Oh and by the way, somebody touched my butt today!! I was standing by the dining table cutting out cookies and I felt someone touch my butt! I thought it was my sister because my mom was next to me and  she’d been on the couch. I turned around and it was BUSTER!! He wanted cookie dough. As it turns out, he also likes sweets, bread, icing, etc. I gave him a tiny bit and he then left me alone. What a cat! Normally he digs his claws into your bum when he wants something like a few mins ago..  I was standing by the TV watching the ending of “Family Man” and he dug his claws in twice because he wanted to go outside! I made him go upstairs so that he’d quit asking to be let out. I’m glad my cats aren’t as strong as he is!!

Yesterday, I was freezing while wearing my sneakers and my mom asked me why I hadn’t put on my boots and I said “because it’s not snowing!” and she said “how could you forget already? Boots aren’t only for snowing.. they’re to keep your feet warm!” So today, I learned my lesson and wore my boots out!

Not just for snow

Tomorrow, we’re going to have our Christmas dinner and maybe go see a movie. We shall see.

Merry Christmas, baby!!

xoxo,
C


Day 12 – December 21, 2010

Today, I sent a package to you.. hopefully it will arrive soon!

SURPRISE!

Next, I prepped some cookies for the some of the crew..

Leftover cookies

… and met up with them at Trudy’s for Happy Hour. T suggested we wear flip flops so I did!

EE knows the drill… “PICTURES FOR [YOU]!!”

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Mexican Martinis!

Extended creeper!

Group love

Family Photo!

I started packing but someone got in the way…

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My new bed!

And now I gotta finish as I watch Scooby-Doo!

I hope I don’t freeze much up north! I’ll talk to you from there!

xoxo,
C


Day 9 – December 18, 2010

Since it’s technically the 19th right now.. Happy 7 month anniversary 🙂
As you know, I started frosting cookies this morning and finally made it to my cousin’s around 4pm.

cookies

I brought a plate of these for each - MF & AF. There were chocolate chip cookies under the decorated cookies

Before I left my place, MF called me to ask me to bring some dressy clothes because we were going to go to CO’s work’s Xmas dinner.

MF & CO

We went to CO's work's Xmas Dinner

MF & CG

MF and me 🙂

After dinner, they had a sports improv team come in and do some improv stuff for a while..

Sports Improv

Sports Improv - they were really good!

Then we had a table While Elephant gift exchange. Instead of each person picking out a present, a representative from a table went up to the tree to pick out a present. The lady at our table stole a blanket from someone, and then the blanket was stolen from her. So she got a Snuggie, then it was taken from her, and she did end up getting it back. Then when it was over, we had to look under our chair; the person w/the sticker under their chair would win the table’s present. So our representative had the sticker and got to keep the snuggie (so rigged!! lol)

Snuggie winner!

Snuggie winner!

We came home and chatted for a bit w/MF’s friend and now I’m going to sleep cuz I’m super tired!

xoxo,
C


Day 8 – December 17, 2010

So you’ve been gone for a week… yet you haven’t been where you are for a full week yet.

Today was a busy day at work.. I was tired from the lack of sleep last night due to the cookies, so when I got home I took a nap. Then I slowly began to work on cookies again. Oy…

I made some black cocoa cookie dough. I put less black cocoa than the recipe we got in class (and it tastes much better)

I baked ornaments with the dough left over from last night

I have baked 2 batches of Nestle Toll House chocolate chip cookies, and I need to bake about 2-3 more

I'm watching the Star Wars trilogy so I can watch "Something Something Something Dark Side Something Something" and actually get it. I don't remember the Star Wars movies from when I was a kid.

As if we needed any more proof that Eddie loves sugar.. he stuck his head in the sugar bag, then his front legs, then his head, and so on and so on trying to get sugar out. Oyyy

And now I’m going to put some more chocolate chip cookie dough balls in the oven and maybe make some more royal icing to decorate the cookies I have made.. I’m getting tired though. Hopefully I’ll talk to you before I go to bed. I missed talking to you this morning 😦

xoxo,
C


Day 6 – December 15, 2010

The day started off with me making some dough so I could bake some cookies today.

Prepping the dough before going to work

When I came home from work, my knife block had been delivered, so I went to the office to pick it up. Naturally, Eddie couldn’t keep away from the box!

Eddie biting the box

After a few challenges, I finally got it installed and loaded it with some knives.. ones that I know what they’re for [ok the ones I think I may know what they’re for] 😀

Wusthoff Under Cabinet swinger

Wusthoff Under Cabinet swinger

Baked and decorated some cookies

Snowflakes

Christmas Trees

Reindeer and presents

Perhaps decorating cookies isn’t for perfectionists.. those who are really *picky* about making sure things look the way they’re supposed to. Crooked lines, gaps in lines, and not perfectly round dots were making me go nuts!! Perhaps the icing was a little harder than it should’ve been… I’ll continue to try because I can’t let it defeat me!! Maybe I should stop wearing glasses while decorating cookies or have a beer or 2 so I’m less uptight about the decorating!

We’ll see how tomorrow goes w/the cookies…

xoxo,
C