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Day 127 – April 15, 2011

My alarm went off at 4am, but I had woken up a few times throughout the night thinking I was going to oversleep. I showered, got dressed, brushed my teeth, packed the rental car, put Dusty in the soft black carrier, talked to MF for a bit, said our good-byes and off Dusty and I went. It started to rain on my way to the airport, and it actually was pouring by the time I got to the airport. I checked in, went through security and got breakfast. By the time I got to the gate, they started boarding.

Once I boarded the plane, I realized I had checked my earbuds. However, I slept for 2 hours of the flight and we had about half hour to go before we landed. I played some more Wario on the 3DS (after turning off the wireless function), and then we wre on our way down. We got to Toronto a little early… at 10:30. My mom picked me up around 11am.

We went home and I asked her how to treat burns (on my irritated legs), and she suggested some aloe vera from the asian store near home. She went to pick some up, and cut it up.

OMG soooooo soothing!

It really helped with the burning and itching and the swelling went down considerably as the day went on. I really love being home and having my mommy take care of m 😀

As soon as we got in from the airport, Dusty made himself at home. He really thinks this is his house. Naturally, he jumped on Buster’s furniture and Buster wasn’t very happy about it.

SMACK!

Buster is huge compared to Dusty.. Buster kept jumping Dusty.. I’m sure in a few days, they’ll be okay. But for the time being, we will need to keep an eye out on Buster.

My sister came by after work to hang out for a bit, and then she left around midnight. I don’t have plans this weekend, and I really like it!

xoxo,
C

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Day 101 – March 20, 2011

Today, we slept in a bit… we then went to get some pastries for breakfast then headed to AF & FF’s for lunch. She made chicharrones in salsa verde, frijoles a la charra, and tortillas. Most of these photos will be for my other audience haha.

 

P was shielding his eyes from the sun

Sleepinggg

This one's for my sister

Same goes for this one 🙂 Had to hold his hand open

Baby face

Frijoles a la charra

Before I knew it, it was 5:20 and I had to leave because I was planning on leaving at 4. I got home just as it got dark. And with that, the weekend was over!

xoxo,
C


Day 100 (!!) – March 19, 2011

Happy 10 month anniversary baby!!

Today, I took me and the cookies to visit my cousins for the baby’s party. I assisted in setting up some of the table, making sandwiches, etc. I did actually pick up the baby when he started crying and his mom was in the shower. It wasn’t pretty.. I was trying to hold his head and he kept squirming. Thank goodness MF came to the rescue and gave him a bottle. The party was fun.. we stayed up late chatting.

The baby!

Party favors

Cookies 😀

Table spread

P and his new kitty Terry

JeF, P, and Terry

JeF's husband PS and the baby daddy FF

Went to bed really late 😦

xoxo,
C


Day 73 – February 20, 2011

Today, I woke up, talked to you for a bit, then went back to sleep.. I got a pedicure as payment for work yesterday 😀 Now I can wear open toe shoes now that it’s warmed up 😀

We decided against going to get tamales and CO, MF, and I went downtown to Discovery Green (a park downtown)

Discovery Green Credits

Smack in the middle of buildings

Red/pink art

Blue art.. do not climb!

Remote control boats

The love birds

CO & me

Cousinly love!

Trees!

After we saw everything, we went for lunch at McD’s then we went back to their place and I packed up and left.

Sun rays 😀

On the way home, I got to see the sunset! Moon rise on the way, sunset on the way back.. lucky me!

Pink sun!

I got home and started unpacking, finished cleaning the kitchen, and I organized some receipts, bills, and finally watched “Easy A”… surprisingly, I also wasn’t too impressed by it. It was cute though.

Tomorrow, some people are off.. it’s also a holiday in Ontario (Family Day). I wish I were off… not ready for the weekend to be over already 😦

xoxo,
C


Day 72 – February 19, 2011

This morning, we were able to find the kitties behind the bed. They’re less than 2 weeks old!

This is chubby kitty

Mama kitty plus the 4 kitties.. the black one, chubby, white nose, siamese (they don't have actual names)

Babyyyyyy

White nose on the left, chubby on the right

Once MF & AF finished work, they came by and we rushed over to Zumba! MF was helping the instructor

Outdoor Zumba!

After Zumba, we stuck around for a half hour class of Hoopnotica. Naturally, I sucked!

I kept trying though...

A is a natural!

AF tried but the baby got in the way!

password hoop

It’s me.. MF sneaking up behind me [SHOW OFF!!] and when A pans to the right, it’s H with the hula hoop!!

After our workout… we went for lunch — Vietnamese sandwiches!!

*drool*

After lunch, AF + A went home and then MF, H, and I went out to AF’s place, but we got there before she did as AF went a different way and got stuck in traffic. MF did my nails while we waited and then MF made some leaf art.

Leaf art.. yeah we were bored.

Once we got in, AF showed us her sad little aloe vera plant.. it froze a couple of weeks ago.

Awwww

We went out to Old Town Spring to look around

 

Welcome

Scurry Doll Hospital

We looked around the town but we didn’t find much.. AF found an “F” keychain she liked for 25 cents and got it. We went back to AF’s where MF & I took short naps and then we left H there to spend the night, and MF & I went to work for a bit. After work, we went to grab dinner.. the tacos we’d been craving for a while..

Oh so good!!

Then we went to see the house that MF, CO, and H will be moving into next week. Then we went back to her place.

MF and me at her place

Oof.. we crammed so much stuff into one day! I’m exhausted!! Hopefully I’ll be able to sleep in tomorrow 😀

xoxo,
C


Day 19 – December 28, 2010

Today, I worked for a while and then my parents, sister, and I went for lunch to celebrate my mom’s birthday which is the first week in January. We usually have a dinner just before I leave but my sister is working nights starting tonight so we opted for lunch today. The place we ended up at was Moxie’s! We always take photos but I guess I didn’t take photos of my parents with my camera even though I thought I did; I must’ve taken them with my mom’s camera.

Sisters in Black Part Deux (this time with white and grey!)

My dad's Caesar, my Mango Margarita, D's Raspberry something Margarita and I forgot what kind of margarita my mom had

I forgot to take photos of the food… it was all really good! After lunch, D went on her way and we stopped at Future Shop (similar to Best Buy) to get my dad an external hard drive so he can copy his stuff onto that and delete it from my mom’s iMac.

Future Shop.. yes, it's a Canadian company.. well it was, then it was bought by Best Buy

It was snowing a tiny bit when we left Moxie’s but I couldn’t really take a photo because the flurries were so fine, so after we came out of Future Shop, I took a photo.

Only way you could really see the snow flakes

Buh-bye Moxie's! {Yes the weather has been crappy!}

After we got home, I took a nap with Buster, and then I helped my mom with the iPhone.. I loaded music on it, installed a few apps, and taught her how to use it.  It is now working well with the Canadian SIM card and she was very happy 😀

I’m gonna go give the neighbour’s cat some food so he will leave. He’s been hanging around on the window sill for almost an hour and I figured it’d go away if I didn’t feed it, but it didn’t.

xoxo,
C


Day 14 – December 23, 2010

Baby.. get ready for a picture post!

Today, I was working from home and my mom asked me to go get her some beans from the Asian market across the street. After I showered, I went to get the beans and thought that maybe they’d have Vietnamese sandwiches (the stores prior to that one always had them delivered from the Chinese Center down the street). I was excited and cold as I walked to the store. I could see my breath, and my ears got red really quickly, so I put my hood on. It wasn’t even a 5 minute walk… “it must be below freezing!!” I thought.

The door of the store said they had fresh sandwiches at the deli. Yay!! I needed some baking supplies along with the pinto beans, so I went to grab a basket… the basket was oddly shaped. Turns out there were wheels and a handle!

Basket-cart

I grabbed a couple of bags of beans and put them in my basket-cart, and then went to the “baking supplies” aisle and looked at the price of the flour. I wasn’t going to pay over $5 for a bag of All-Purpose flour!! I made my way over to the deli section, and looked around for the Vietnamese sandwiches only to find that there were none. I asked the lady at the deli counter and she said that they just had regular sandwiches *sad face* However, the produce looked really nice. I don’t like the fact that they used so much plastic, but it looked fresher and in better condition that way…

Purdy Produce

Buster was being a brat because I was working on the table near the window. He wanted to go in and out as he pleased. I just heard him complain just now because it’s too late to let him out!

Another Brat Cat

Once my mom got home, we played CityVille for a bit then we headed out. Her car said that the temperature was 1*C (34F) and I was like “that’s it?!? I was freezing earlier!” and she teased me.

Me wearing gloves, my mom driving without them {"it's not cold!"} and the temperature on the dashboard reads 0*C / 32F

On the way there, I was commenting on how cloudy & dark the skies were.

Ewwww no blue skies and all grey clouds!!

"Over there! There's a tiny bit of blue sky!" "WHERE???"

"Behind us, it looks better!!" Then she pulled a U-turn and said "that's as good as it's going to get!"

[She pulled a U-y because she realized she wanted to go to another store than the one we had previously been headed to] We finally made it to the store. We got out of the car and were making our way to the entrance of the store when my mom goes “WAIT WAIT!!” She had forgotten her shopping bags!

"Good Canadians bring the store shopping bags"

Now we were free to go in! I forgot how much French is around us..

All I wanted was some unsalted butter 😦

Once we got all the stuff, we headed home and my mom started on the tamales.. she seasoned the fillings, made the dough and started to spread dough on the corn husks.

Step 4 of like 7? Take note of our tiny little tree... My mom said she didn't feel like putting up a big tree

Once we were done w/the tamales, I helped my dad with his phone (he was having trouble accessing hotmail from it), found him a Christmas present, and tried to figure out how to unlock the iPhone.. My sister decided she would let my mom have it. While I was researching, the phone rang and my mom was all like “IT’S [my sister]!!” and I was like “okay….” but she hadn’t even picked up yet. I figured it was call display. Nope.. mother’s intuition. She knew something was wrong.. D was apparently throwing up while on the phone w/my mom so we rushed over to her place because she’d been sick for a couple of hours. My mom was worried that it was some virus going around at the hospital and D didn’t want to go to the walk-in clinic because she thought it was nothing. We stayed with her for a bit, then she wanted to just be covered with more blankets as she was freezing (but no fever).

Sicky wearing a hoodie and her snuggie and some over her legs pillows. After this, we put the duvet on her

This is her Xmas tree in her room

D's mini tree. Had to make sure the pic showed it with the lights on

So once we thought she was ok, we came home. We hung out for a bit and as I started writing this, D called. She said her roommate had taken her to a walk-in clinic. They went to Shopppers Drug Mart and she was coming home [she got home and is currently sleeping]. She has the stomach flu. I’m not going near her.. I really don’t want that.. especially since my insurance doesn’t cover anything outside the US.

I’m off tomorrow.. not sure what we’re going to do just yet… maybe make some tamales for ourselves (the others were for the pot luck at my dad’s work) or maybe we’ll wait until Saturday to make them when D feels better.

Merry Christmas Eve day!!

xoxo,
C