Weekend in the City
I’m feeling about 80% better now, and I had a lovely weekend. Friday night I went to a charity event for the Assaulted Women’s Helpline, a fantastic organization that provides a 24-hour crisis line for women. Sadly, they receive 50,000 calls per year. Such a high number, isn’t it? Want to help? Click here.
There were these fantastic belly dancers at the dinner, and I had an impromptu lesson.
In case you’re wondering, I’m the one on the right.
Saturday I had to ignore the gorgeous weather and hole up in my office to finish my last paper of the term. I was so resentful about being stuck inside, I wanted to throw up. I have really had it. I managed to finish by 5:00, and now I’m finally done for the term. I just have a three-credit course on the Bronte’s this summer, and then school’s out forever! Am I ever done.
Our next-door neighbours redeemed the Saturday for me. After I finished work, we headed to their patio for dinner. Cakes joined us for the first course. She really loves parties these days. We each had little plates of antipasto and Cakes nibbled hers so politely. She’s starting to have very good taste—we’d put some cheddar on her plate, but she ignored it and stole McHotty’s “party cheese” instead. She also swiped all of his olives. Cakes went to bed a seven, we plugged in the monitor, and enjoyed a nice steak dinner and a few bottles of wine in the backyard. Ah, summer’s back, and I’m happy happy happy.
Sunday we took Cakes to Riverdale Farm. If you’ve never been, you must go. It is fantastic there. We watched a cow being milked. The goats are pregnant—if you go in a month, there will be baby goats. It’s one of Cakes’ favourite places.
After the farm, we went to brunch for the first time in ages, at Leslie Jones. They have a great patio at the back, and were very welcoming to Cakes. We had this fabulous french toast, with ricotta cheese and caramelized pears. Mmm. Cakes was an angel. She will be three in a month, and I am really loving this age. She’s really talking well now, and she’s hilarious. You can take her out in public. She can walk a long time without getting tired. Anyone else finding it’s getting a hell of a lot easier?