For dinner I made pork chops with apples & cranberries poached in white wine and white cranberry, apple and lemon juice. I was going to do like, potatoes or some sort of bread but I totally spaced and we ended up with just one side (broccoli and tomatoes). I’m so embarrassed!
My neighbor had a garden party that night so we hung out in the backyard and ate cakes and had drinks- I inadvertently drank and ENTIRE bottle of pink sparkling wine. WHOOPS. Sym had her friend Ali over for a couple of hours, and then they went over to Ali’s house to see her baby degus. Taylor and I picked Sym up at eleven and we all went to bed as soon as we got home.
I sort of slept in (ie got up to take the dog out at six and then went back to bed) and although I was surprisingly NOT hungover I was totally starving, so we all went to Joe’s for brunch. I’d originally planned on conscripting Sym and Taylor into my house cleaning army but I was feeling too lazy. Instead we spent most of the day reading in the backyard, interneting and sanding the new desk (me), watching cartoons and drawing (Sym), and playing video games (Taylor).
Once Sym was picked up Taylor and I made some tentative plans to go see a movie, but instead I fell asleep while reading. We ended up having nachos and watching Tales from Earthsea, a totally nonsensical and garbled Studio Ghibli film. I didn’t think it was great, but I also didn’t think it was any worse than Howl’s Moving Castle aka the ruination of my favorite book in anime form.
I got up early to take Georgie out again, but when I went back to bed Taylor REALLY let me sleep in – until almost eleven! When I finally got up and had a shower we decided to take the dogs for a walk on the beach. But not just any beach- Dog Beach! It’s down on False Creek just west of the Burrard Street Bridge. It’s kind of small and dank but what it lacks in charm it makes up for in dogs!
Unfortunately I didn’t take many pictures, but there were TONS of dogs down there, running around being crazy. Georgie had tons of fun, and even Kichou played for a while! Afterwards we walked along the Seawall to English Bay before heading back up the hill to go home. We dropped off the dogs and had a late lunch at The Speakeasy, then wandered down to Robson St to do a little shopping (I was looking for sale dresses, but all I came home with was a grey striped tank top. Because clearly what I need is another grey tank top, haha).
Symphony was dropped off at around 6:30. We walked Georgie around the park and went grocery shopping for stuff for her lunches this week. Then I painted her nails and we watched cartoons and read in her room- we’re reading Stuart Little and I had promised to read her a chapter yesterday but forgot, so tonight we read extra.
She went to bed at nine o’clock and I spent the evening very lamely tidying (I have such a hard time cleaning anything on the weekend!) and playing with my puppins. Here you can finally see her cool, topaz-coloured eyes.
This weekend was totally low-key and uneventful but honestly, that is just so nice sometimes! I’m all calm and relaxed and ready to face another week of work!