Friday, July 27, 2012

A fun week...

My apartment is getting re-painted right now. Coleen (my dad's friend and co-worker) is doing the job. I'm excited! The bedroom is first. It's a different shade of blue.

The past week was busy. It was the Observer's parents' 40th wedding anniversary. Joe and Gisa (The Observer's brother and his wife) had a surprise BBQ. Close family and old friends came. I tried a pulled pork sandwich which was yummy. Pulled pork seems to be the sandwich of the summer. The Observer's niece hung a sign with 40 rings on it to symbolize each year of her grandparents marriage. Diya is such a thoughtful girl.

On Monday we went to the Coldplay concert. What a great evening and show! Before the concert we had dinner at Hot House Cafe. I had salmon on spinach salad and garlic crostini. The Observer had anti-pasto, sausage penne and we shared chocolate cake. Everything was delicious! Emeli Sande and Marina And The Diamonds opened. I enjoyed Emeli Sande singing Next To Me. We wore wristbands that lit the venue up! Near the end, the band switched spots and performed from the middle of the audience. I got so excited I peed my pants, but it was worth it!

My aunt Cheryl is having treatment for cancer at Princess Margaret Hospital. She staying at the Hospital Lodge just a block from my apartment. Dad and I took her out to dinner at Cafe California on Church Street. She's understandably lonely, but seems to be in good spirits. My aunt is reading Melissa Fung's Under An Afghan Sky. The book is about the author being held captive in a hole for a month. I read the same book and saw Melissa Fung speak at the library. Her story moved me. Ms. Fung's ordeal showed me that, if you can live in a hole, you can live through anything. Maybe my aunt needs the encouragement and escapism from her own fight to survive. Our dinner made my Tuesday a good one.

My friend Danielle came by for a mid-week coffee. We went to Timothy's. She came over afterwards and waited for the rain to slow. There is a pretty purple plant on my table from Danielle. I'm enjoying it. Drinking my water last night, I dumped a bit into the plant. The flowers looked thirsty! I went to my Thursday appointment yesterday. Our session was hard. All the eating out has been rough. I'm heavier and it bothers me, but it always does. On my way home, a lady walking beside me stopped and offered a homeless man sushi. He gratefully accepted. The whole exchange made me smile. The man must have a diverse palette. People are kind.

Enjoy your last weekend in July!

- OCG

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