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We hit Square One today. It was a very successful day. 🙂

My main goal of the day was to find shoes to wear to the baptism we’re attending at the end of the month. I found the shoes (front in pic), and also ended up with a few more things:

  • Glittery lobster T-shirt and 3 tank tops for layering from Old Navy
  • Top and belt from H&M
  • 4 pairs of shoes, all black: 1 pair of low-heeled black patent for the baptism, 3 pairs of flats – The Bay, Spring and Payless
  • Lounge-y dress, lip gloss and other stuff from Victoria’s Secret
  • Boyfriend pants and other stuff from Pink (came with free stuffed dog)
  • Sensuous Noir perfume from Estee Lauder


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Girls weekends are awesome.

Nicki arrived yesterday and we enjoyed a satisfying dinner of pizza and wine (yes, they paired well together) while we talked (and talked and talked) until late.

This morning, I made Sour Cream Coffee Cake (Barefoot Contessa’s Parties cookbook) for breakfast. We then went to Square One for to do some much needed shopping (I’ve been in withdrawal for the past few months).

Many of the clothing stores were in that awkward in-between-season phase where they’re clearing the winter stock and some of the spring is trickling in. The first half of the day wasn’t very successful, except for Sephora (3 eyeliners, 1 eyeshadow palette, 1 blush, 2 makeup brushes).

** Break for lunch: Shwarma chicken plate **

The second half of the day was much better. I was looking for tops and I got tons: blouses, tunics, camis, tees and sweaters. Even an oatmeal coloured “cocoon”. 🙂 I’ve been saying “cocoon” since I got home. It’s an open-front cardigan with a curved hem. Cozy.

The Victoria’s Secret and Pink stores were awesome – I got loungewear (2 pairs of “boyfriend” sweatpants and a sweatshirt) there.

Also picked up a couple of journals – one is a wine journal and one is blank.

We’re now relaxing on the couch, playing with our loot. 🙂

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You heard correctly. We finally did it – we lit a fire in the wood fireplace. Well, Ok, Chris lit it but I was nearby (no, not with the fire extinguisher…) – I was making soup and grilled cheeses. You know, fire food. 🙂

It was awesome and it smelled so good!!! Wow – I could get used to this! Chris did amazing – he was all Survivor-ish. So we enjoyed a nice evening with hot chocolate, xmas tree lights and a crackling fire. Very cozy! So proud. 🙂

So that’s the fire part. The ice part was the dusting of snow we had on Saturday. Not very exciting…just a flurry. I wonder if we’ll ever get dumped on like in Mtl…

So we went xmas shopping on Saturday. Went back to Square One and got almost everything done. Well, I should mention that we got lost and went around in circles for about 20 minutes, but when we finally got our bearings, it was very productive. 🙂 ha!

We’re thinking of going back to Disney for our next trip in the spring. If anyone has any recommendations on any of the Disney resorts, please send word. We stayed at the Port Orleans French Quarter last time and it was just Ok.

Gas was at 72.9 today – I see a 69.9 in the near future!! I can’t believe it!!!

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Chocotinis Rule!

My close friend Nicki came down from Montreal for the weekend, armed with a chocolate martini kit (I was to provide the milk and booze – like that was gonna be an issue. Pshaw!) and an urge to shop. Well, let me tell you, it was quite the successful weekend.

She arrived Friday night and we had a wine and cheese, gave her the tour, chatted and went to bed (no, not together). We had a big day ahead of us tomorrow.

Saturday: We began with a big breakfast (eggs, bacon, hashbrowns, fruit, toast) to prepare ourselves for the shopping day ahead. It’s like getting ready for battle, I kid you not. And boy, we would have made Uncle Sam proud… Well, ok there’s no Uncle Sam in Canada but I bet those Canadian soldiers in Afghanistan would get a nice chuckle out of it. 🙂 Ahem.. moving right along.

After breakfast, we donned our comfy shoes, tripple checked that all credit cards were locked and loaded and hit the road to Square One, the largest mall in Ontario. We arrived, took the scenic route arooouuund the mall to find parking, probably cut a couple of people off doing so (but it’s ok, I still have my Quebec plates on so they couldn’t have been too surprised lol) and finally entered the mall. *Insert Hallelujah chorus here*

After months of careful money-saving following the move, it was finally time to let loose. We tried on lots of clothes, bought lots, ate lunch, gossiped, then dropped off our parcels in the car and went back for more!! Now THAT’s how it’s done ladies and gentlemen. 🙂 It was a beautiful thing. So when they finally called the cops and ripped our hands off the racks to kick us out at closing time, we drove home. I’m just kidding about that…it was just mall security. 😉

Dinner was Dominos pizza. Then Chris had to go into work (server maintenance) so Nicki and I broke out the martini glasses and made a mess trying to make them. These were made while we were sober so our only excuse was that we were high on shopping. They were quite good though. Chocolate mixed with 1 cup vodka and 1 1/4 cup milk (skim milk so they were *healthy* martinis yessirree), with chocolate sugary glass rimmer. Yum. We watched the latest episode of Lipstick Jungle and the Da Vinci Code. Then off to bed to dream of our purchases. |-)

Sunday – had a quiet morning at home, breakfast and lunch then waved Nicki off. She was going back to Montreal.

We’ll be in Montreal from the 24th to the 28th. Spending xmas eve with Chris’ family, then staying one night at my sister’s place for Christmas morning with the girls, then the rest of the time at Chris’ parents’ place.

We’re hoping to have time to visit everyone!! It might have to be group dinners on the 26th/27th so come one, come all. More details to come.

Oh – We’re getting my bumper drilled on Thursday (yep, it still sounds kinky…) to finally install the Ontario plate on the front of the car. Then we’ll officially be ontario drivers and have to be all courteous and stuff… 3 more days of road-rage to go. I find myself much calmer driving over here…it’s really pretty funny. Montreal has that “kill or be killed” feeling that just comes naturally after a while so I’ve been weaning myself off of that and it’s quite the change. Cars stop for pedestrians here. All the time. And they do full stops. Even at night when there’s no one around (they can’t see me peering at them from the bushes). It’s actually quite bizarre… Very Edward Scissorhandish.

So that’s the latest.

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