Monday, November 21, 2011

We're in TO

Yes indeed...To it is for a week....celebrating a family member's 100th no less. 

So, yesterday a big breakfast, a good skate, we got new shoes for Youngest and the man, got groceries and I went to some alternative dance last night.  All in bed by 7:30 pm and up at 5am, trying not to get TOOOOO far around on the jet lag so we function better when we get back in Spain.

This morning I called out to the girls asking if they wanted to go walk the dog.  They both said that yes, they would.  A minute or two later they realised that his Chuckiness isn't with us.  So we walked an imaginary dog instead.  There are a lovely group of dog walkers I meet every morning in the summer and they are still here in the winter off we went.  Stopping at some poles for Chuck to pee and throwing some pinecones too.  Eldest even wore here clown nose for the event....we were getting on the subway yesterday, unaware that it was the Santa Claus parade, and if you bought a clown nose kids rode the kids had to wear them on the subway, they were totally game, and Eldest had hers in her pocket this morning.  Kept her nose warmer! 

I think I'm still cold from that walk.  It's nicer out there at 6am in July, I must say.  Today: visits, banks, schools, phones and drs.

Go big or go home!


Beth said...

You are full of surprises! You sound pretty busy. Any spare time for a quick visit? (Perfectly understandable if you don't.) I am free (sort of) every day but Tuesday.
Email me if it's possible to set something up.
Enjoy TO!

Mother Theresa said...

Wow, sounds busy, but fun. Have a great time, and keep warm. I just love your new header...that looks like one happy dog! :)

thecatalanway said...

where is His Chuckiness? Staying with girlfriend? Have a great time and glad you decided it was do-able. K x

kate said...

Aha! Does this mean that the skating is ice skating? Or isn't it quite ice skating weather yet?

Jocelyn said...

"Walking the imaginary dog" sounds like a euphemism for something entirely different.

Lovely trip for you all! What is the alternative dance you did/saw?

Anonymous said...

Hahaha :). Sounds like a fun trip. Happy birthday to the 100th, and how was the parade?

The Bodhi Chicklet said...

You do get around, don't you?! Too bad I wasn't closer these days. Indeed it is a different world at 6:00 a.m. in July!

swenglishexpat said...

Sounds like you are busy as always, but in a different way now. 100th, not bad! Congratulations.

We also sometimes have an imaginary dog (although we don't have a real one), which we walk for instance at Christmas when we have been sitting indoors for too long and really need to stretch our legs. These family gatherings can sometimes be rather tiring.

Enjoy Toronto, despite the cold!