I love it when I have a productive Sunday. I knew as soon as I woke up this morning it was going to be a good day for getting stuff done. Shortly after my wake up cup of tea, I was at the ironing. Next, I tided up around the house and then got started on painting my office, only to find out I was out of rollers. Ah well, I got all the edging done at least. After lunch, I made some cream of asparagus soup then went outside and did some tidying up of the yard. I also brought in a bunch of wood for the stove – a job that’s much better to do when the weather is nice. Now that the November gales have started up too, it’ll be good to have a good supply of wood ready by the stove just in case the power is knocked out. Shortly after that, the fam-jam came down for supper to celebrate my sister’s birthday. I made tacos (at my sisters request) and lasagne (for my Dad, who doesn’t like tacos) and then we had an ice-cream cake for dessert. Not a traditional Sunday meal, but good one all the same.
This week will see a change in my normal routine. This country girl is being shipped off to the big city, Toronto, for a 2 day workshop. It’ll be the first time I’ve been to Toronto in a couple years. I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t a little apprehensive about going to Toronto. I’m mostly concerned about getting lost; it may sound silly, but I’m so used to navigating by which way the lake is and being able to see the horizon. The big buildings really throw me off and it’s not hard for me to get turned around. I’ll be sure to keep my mapbook on me, just in case I get lost. Believe it or not, this will also be the first time I’ll be alone in the city. I am looking forward to getting some Starbucks though. Thankfully, the workshop will keep me busy during most of the time I’m in TO, but I will still have to try and avoid the temptation that is the Eaton’s Centre and big city shopping. I will just have to keep reminding myself to save it for my big shopping trip to the States at the end of the month. All my expenses are paid by work, so it *should* be a cheap trip.
Does anyone have any good recommendations for places to eat in and around the U of T? I don’t want to be that person who goes all the way to Toronto, the most multi-cultural city in Canada, only to eat at Tim Horton’s.
Have a good ‘un