Despite feeling a little bit lazy, we actually got a lot done this weekend.
It started early (on Thursday) with an impromptu trip to the Sens game. The Sharks (with Heatley) were in town, so we took a walk down to Scotiabank Place to see if we could get some cheapo last-minute tickets from scalpers. Score! The Sens lost pretty spectacularly, but it was great entertainment with all the booing and taunts from the fans.
Saturday saw us finally start putting some christmas cards in the mail (or at least in envelopes). A nice thick stack of envelopes is just the visual encouragement I need to complete a repetitive task.
I was also finally able to buy some more fish for the aquarium. Woot! I found a few really neat fish that I plan to buy later on (including completely transparent fish, where you can see the full skeletal structure; and adorable flounder fish, which are quite flat and stick to the walls), and the store had posters up advertising a massive (their words, not mine) boxing week sale. Woot again! Guess where I’ll be bringing my change jar come boxing week?
For the moment, I have
- two red swords (on the left is the guy I bought first, on the right is the new guy)
- two batman platies (nor in these pictures, were part of the original tank inhabitants)
- two sterbai corys (possibly my most favourite ones for now, the well-camouflaged pair of spotted fish near the bottom right of the picture below)
- three neon tetras (the neon blue guys)
Today was a day of relaxation. I had taken a chance on a purchase through the (relatively) new Groupon site – go check it out if you haven’t seen it yet, they have fantastic daily deals from local businesses – and today was using my facial+body scrub certificate. Fully scrubbed, moisturized and pampered, I headed home, where the beauty treatments continued with an acupuncture treatment from our christmas tree. I’m only half-kidding – this guy’s needles are sharp! Sadly, I remembered about my gardening gloves only after it scratched up my hands as I was putting the lights up.
On one of my breaks from decorating the tree, I had a hankering for something sweet, so I decided to make an apple cake. I used fresh farm eggs I bought from a friend, and as always was amazed at just how yellow the yolks are!
This morning, Dan surprised me with breakfast in bed, but before he passed me my scrambled eggs, he tentatively asked whether the eggs in the fridge were still good, because the yolks were so yellow – this boy’s never seen really fresh eggs! I guess it didn’t help that I got them in a reused carton, so the expiration date was somewhere in July…
Of course, you’ll notice that still missing is an update on my spice shelves. Yeah, uhmm… look, it’s snowing!