Manic Wednesday?

Driving by

At least that’s what yesterday felt like. It was a long weekend for many in North America. Extra long for me as I took Tuesday off after the holiday Monday. I’m suffering from heavy eyes, a sore neck and sore knees. That’ll teach me to party like I’m still 19. But what fun! I’ve missed having him around and I didn’t even realise just how much I’ve missed him. I mean I knew I missed him but until we got to hang out again… I remembered just how much fun we have together.

We started off the weekend apart; he went to meet with his soccer boys on Friday night and I went out on a night on the town with a girlfriend. Cathy1 and I had a great time and it made me wish we had done it more often this summer. But I’m sure we’ll have plenty of time for that.

Saturday started off a pretty late surprise2 breakfast but we made it down to Niagara Falls in time for a moist walk around and a decent lunch. On the way back from Niagara we stopped off in Hamilton to meet up with Matt3 and hang out with some of his friends. We were meant to go out in Hess4 but I was too tired and wanted to go home – I’m not normally selfish but since I was driving us back, I was entitled to be a bit selfish.

We had planned to go watch the Yankees v the Blue Jays on Sunday, but as it turns out he read the schedule incorrectly. They were playing at Yankee stadium and not The Skydome5 so we just headed on down to the harbourfront to redeem our free harbour tour as offered by an old co-worker of ours. After our wonderful catch-up session on Lake Ontario, we headed on down to Harbour Sports Grille6 for a nostalgic lunch. We headed home to have a nap and some ‘pre-drinks’ before the big party at the Guvernment7. The party was amazing, but I can’t do that as often as I used to.

Monday was a bit of a write-off, I did some housekeeping while he lazed around the house. We slept intermittently. I went to my parents house to drop off some laundry and other things I knew I wouldn’t need for the rest of our stay here. We knew we wanted to reserve our energy for Tuesday.

We woke up early8 and headed down to the Outlet mall in Niagara. Luckily, they didn’t have that much great stuff so we didn’t end up spending a lot of money, but got enough that we didn’t feel like the trip was a waste. We then went off to visit sone wineries9. We got three wineries in, mostly because we didn’t get to do tours at each of them and then we headed off to meet my parents for dinner at our favourite Chinese restaurant in Toronto.

  1. name has been changed to protect the innocent []
  2. that he made for me []
  3. name has been changed to protect the innocent []
  4. the ‘party’ town in Hamilton []
  5. it’s now called The Rogers Centre, but let’s face it: it’ll always be The Skydome []
  6. aka Sol’s []
  7. I didn’t mis-spell, they did []
  8. earlier than he wanted to but I knew we’d take ages to actually get out of the house []
  9. which I hope to write a whole other post on []

Light my fire

Pillar Candle from Black & Light co. Upon Clement’s suggestion, I decided to light the candle and how gorgeous it is. It’s even more beautiful than I could have ever imagined.

It was just another dinner with the family. (I love that I can say that now, since we never used to have dinner together) But it was my first day off in a while, and I was tired. I had decided to wait until I could share it with someone special to light it for the first time. And I’m glad I waited until I could share it with my family.

They love the candle, and now after dinner when my parents are watching TV they light the candle along with our lamps (that don’t give off that much light. Since we don’t have proper lighting in the TV room and they don’t like to leave the chandelier on in the dining room.

Thanks again Holly Eve!

Feeding my love of light

Whether it be from sunshine, candle light, artificial light or the glow from my mobile phone when I get a text message from him. I love the warm glow that can come from certain light sources. Well, even though I haven’t lit this candle yet, I absolutely love it. From the packaging to the item itself, I have never been more excited over a single candle!


You see, these are no ordinary candles, they don’t just have a little flicker at the top like any ol’ candle. Oh no… the entire candle glows! How fabulous is that? I think it’s brilliant!

If you like these candles, please visit Black & Light Co. and help them out!