Sunday, November 16, 2008
I can't believe another weekend has come & gone.
Big daddy & I had a few Lulu free days Thurs, Friday and Saturday morning.
It was a much needed break for all of us.
I seriously don't know why I don't take advantage of all the offers my parents make to babysit for us more often.
I'm a glutton for punishment I guess.
But I think it's super important to take breaks when you can.
So needless to say the few days were filled with lots of fun things.
Big daddy & I got to go shopping-alone.
Sooo much more relaxing without a three year old to deal with.
We had a nice casual sushi dinner out, got up early to work out and seize the day on Friday.
We went for a crepe down on Queen St. did a bit more shopping.
Hey someone has to keep the economy going...
Then I had the good fortune to be invited to watch a taping of the Steven & Chris Show with a girlfriend.
(hi natilia nervosa ; thanks again)
Big Bonus that the guest du jour was none other than THE Jamie Oliver.
I love this guy.
I've been a fan since the early days- Naked Chef.
I have all his cookbooks except one.
But when they were giving out prizes to the studio audience, guess who won?
It's the only one I didn't have so I was thrilled.
Jamie whipped up a little roasted carrot salad which I of course tried when I got home.
All I can say is that it was amazing.
I tweaked it a bit and added chick peas to round it out a bit and make it into more of a main course, but I highly recommend this cook book, if only for this fantastic recipe alone.
I can't wait to try out more of the amazing looking recipes.
I'm sure they are all delicious and easy as per usual.
We also got some lovely wine glasses from Crate & Barrel, which is currently housing a nice merlot-yum.
I love me some swag.
We went for some cocktails with some other gals after the show and then big daddy & I enjoyed a fantastic dinner at
More on that soon I promise.
Saturday we went to pick up the munchkin, got home in time to go to a neighborhood annual oyster party AND a 2nd birthday party for our little pal Zo-Zo.
Oh and the fun doesn't end there folks....
Today we slipped in the tail end of the Santa clause parade AND went to see Your'e A Good Man Charlie Brown at The Young Peoples Theatre.
Lulu really enjoyed it- me...not so much.
All I can say is that the entire time I was watching Snoopy, Linus, Schroeder, Lucy, Charlie & Sally on stage, I kept wondering what in the hell the woman in front of me was feeding her kid?
I mean this kid was farting up a storm and trust me it wasn't pretty.
Thank- g-d I was wearing a turtle-neck, which I ended up wearing pulled up all the way up to my eyes.
Even Lulu was grossed out.
But other than that it was fun.
Lulu is a huge Peanuts fan so it was sweet watching her reaction to the "live" peanuts gang.
I'm exhausted though and in need of another weekend.
So that's my weekend in a nut shell, how was yours?