Monday, November 24, 2014

A Quick Visit

Another grey, damp day saw Mr.T and I hanging out at home. In the morning I decided to make some biscotti to warm up the kitchen and in the afternoon Mr.T made some yummy pizzas for dinner. Later that night Ms.M came over for a quick visit with Mrs.M who had come in Toronto to visit with Ms.M. It was nice to catch up with friends even for a short visit. 

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Pink Power



House of Ruth Handler creator of Barbie in Santa Monica, L.A. California

A Grey Saturday

Yesterday, the temperature rose melting the first snowfall, but brought with it cold rain. After our Saturday morning trip to Kensington Mr.T and I decided to go for a walk to Dufferin Mall. The place was packed with shoppers and stores decked out with Christmas shopping. We then made our way back along Bloor Street and settled in for a quiet afternoon at home. For dinner Mr.T picked up some Italian sandwiches, eggplant for me and veal for him from California Sandwiches in Little Italy. 

After dinner I began a biography of Vampira, a television horror host that looked at her as a campy reaction to the repressive culture of the 1950s. Written in a brisk approachable manner the author writes about culture because of the few and often conflicting details about her life. Later I watched a documentary about Vivian Maier created by the man who discovered her negatives at an auction. Fascinated by the photographs the film traces his journey to discover the woman behind the camera. 

Saturday, November 22, 2014

A Beautiful Friday with Friends

Yesterday, Mr.T took a vacation day and after a morning yoga class we met up with Ms.M who is in town for a week. We wanted dim sum for lunch so we walked down through all the construction along Queen's Quay to The Pearl Harbourfront. It was the perfect day to sit inside gobbling down warm and toasty dumplings admiring the beautiful view of the lake. The food there is always delicious, offering something new to try. Outside while it was crisp and cool the sun was beaming making it a beautiful day. 

After lunch we walked along Harbourfront weaving in and out of all the construction sites and fences surrounding the development along the new road. We then walked north on Spadina, to Queen then west to Bathurst, walking north to the house we were sat and chatted over some tea. It was a nice way to spend an afternoon with friends. 

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

A Smokin' Sandy Claws


He has risen

Choose your DESTRUCTOR!

Wasted Days...

Yesterday, Mr.T decided to work from home because we had to wait around for the delivery of our new refrigerator. He ordered it a couple of weeks ago because the existing fridge was making all sorts of strange noises while refusing to actually cool the fridge or the freezer. After hunting around we decided on a GE/Moffat counter-depth 11.3 cubic foot model that would fit better into the kitchen space. We were hoping for a white finish to match the oven, but it only came in stainless and black, so in the end we opted for the stainless finish. 

When we ordered it from Home Depot we were told the delivery folks, a third party, would call the day before delivery with a delivery window. Sure enough they called on Monday giving us a four hour window from 10:30 to 2:30. That morning we emptied out the fridge and placed all the freezer items in a freezer bag outside. Having been through similar experiences before I knew that if it came in that window it would be towards the end of it, but you always hope you will be wrong. As the window came and went we were informed the delivery guys were running late and we were no looking at delivery sometime around 4:00. They actually arrived after 5:00, having to take the door off the old fridge and the house to get the old one out, and installed the new fridge. We hurried to fill the freezer and then walked up to Bloor street for a quick dinner at Sushi on Bloor, because we were hungry and we needed to get out of the house. It was a long day of waiting.