What a crazy good long weekend it was! Saturday morning kicked off with a fast-paced game of (indoor) field hockey…my team kicked butt thanks to a speedy young player we picked up!
Then I got home and threw a chicken into the crockpot – first time slow cooking a chicken in there – used this recipe – and the only note I would add to it is that next time I would choose the cooking it on high option – on low, in mine, even after 8 hours it hadn’t quite reached 165F.
Then I met and welcomed a very special person into my home – TG’s 8 year old daughter!! OMG. She is adorable…a real cutie patootie (CP). No joke, within 5 minutes of meeting me, she looks up at me and says, “Jane, do you like to cuddle?” When I told her yes, she literally squealed and said, “Can we cuddle?!”.
CP is a total animal lover (she now wants a wiener dog lol) , so the three of us went to the Museum of Nature’s special Reptile exhibit that they have on right now…super awesome…because they were behind thick glass! lol
Gaboon viper…with 5cm fangs
Tarantula…ugh, so gross.The elusive Giant long haired wiener dog…oh wait, that’s Abby! lol
Then we got back home and had dinner – the chicken was a hit (thank god) and CP and I made dessert together: Dirt Cake Parfaits
Sunday morning I woke up before everyone else (not hard to do as TG & CP are NOT early risers lol) and got in 12 miles…IN GORGEOUS WEATHER…in terms of sunshine and temps that is…road conditions were um, pretty brutal…icy and slushy almost everywhere!
Yeah…any asphalt showing is actually glare ice. It was an adventure!
This is a quick video ad for it…basically people race down this twisty maze filled with jumps, WHILE WEARING SKATES.
Here is where construction is at now:
We spent Sunday wandering around downtown…it was the last weekend of the Winterlude Festival here so there was lots to do – CP had never been to Parliament before and she was very curious about whether Trudeau’s office was at the top of the clock tower! (note: it’s not lol)
Yesterday was Family Day here in Ontario so, with the weather still behaving, my dad and I headed up to the cottage just to check things out (i.e. make sure the cottage was still standing despite the more than 8 feet of snow we’ve had this winter. Ugh.).
Literally, without my snow shoes, I would still be in our driveway in hip deep snow!
Yup, we’ve had enough snow…summer can start now!
Three day weekends are THE best!!!
TG took this pic on the weekend…so cute.