I mentioned in my last blog that I was going to take Mike somewhere on Saturday. He didn’t know where we were going until we got there. I took Abby to the vet on Friday and someone mentioned a cat show in Ancaster that weekend. Sweet! It took us about 45 minutes to drive there, in rather yucky weather. I don’t think there were too many people there that day due to the weather, so it was a bonus for us. We wandered around for a couple hours, adoring the many cuties:
We watched some of the judgings:
This poof ball was quite the sight – could he be more relaxed?
And this cutie walking around collecting money in his little wagon for a cat charity:
It was a great day. The only disappointment was there were no sphynx kitties there. At least we had four to go home to (like Pinky checking out Zim):
On Monday, I was feeling decent so we decided to go for a night flight. He rented a plane from the Flying Club and of course, I took Vyctor:
It got dark around 8:00pm. He headed up first and I followed for the first circuit. We just did touch and go’s for the hour. I ended up passing him on the second circuit, then eventually caught back up to him. It was quite an enjoyable flight, and now we are both current again with our night ratings.
We landed and parked the planes for the night. An instructor was up with the students so I do believe he put the planes back in the hangar when he got back. I was kinda proud to get my nose wheel so close to the centre of the line, since it was a wee bit dark:
I was recently honoured to go back to the Tax Office in Toronto again for another mental health presentation. I’m glad I didn’t scare them too much when I was there in January. I was so thrilled to be asked back, since they were such an amazing, interactive group of folks. I left my apartment around 7:15 this morning. The traffic was typical – very heavy. The main thing is I got there in one piece! I love the view from their office:
I was asked to be part of a panel for a discussion on accommodations. While waiting for our turn to take the stage, I doodled on some pics of my cats:
I didn’t have quite enough time to do one for Mya.
The presentation went great. Everyone seemed so interested in what we were saying and were again very interactive. It was a great day – I’m so hopeful I’ll be asked back again. Not surprising, I was completely drained when I got home, but it was totally worth it. I had an interesting little situation when I made a quick stop at the Giant Tiger to grab some noms for dinner. An older gentleman saw me across the parking lot and said “Wow, I’ve never seen such blonde hair, and it’s natural too!” I was quite impressed that he could tell. He asked if I had a toonie so he could buy something to eat. I said I didn’t have any change on me (honestly). I asked what he wanted to buy and he said some sardines (yuck!). I said he could come in the store with me and I would buy him a can, which he said was $1. I told him I needed to get some yogurt for my boyfriend and a salad for me, so I would meet him over by the canned goods. I grabbed my loot and walked over to him, and his hands were full! I said “Dude, that looks like a bit more than a can of sardines. I know a bag of cookies when I see them!” He had a couple other things too. I felt bad for him but in all fairness, I did offer to buy him just the sardines. I told him I would get them, plus the can of oysters (yuck again!) he also grabbed. He put the cookies back. We walked over to the checkout and I put everything on the belt. He picked up a big Dairy Milk bar and asked if I wouldn’t mind getting him it as well. I said “Do you see me with a chocolate bar? If I can’t have one, then I’m afraid you can’t either. Besides, it’s not good for you!” Tee hee. I was glad I could help him…..and the cans of sea-grossness were both more than $1!
I pulled into my parking garage and saw this one tiny little spot in the back corner. I stepped out of Lola Corolla to get a better look at the spot, and a construction worker said “It’s way too tight – you’ll never make it.” Challenge accepted! I had to make three small adjustments but voila!
I got out of the car, looked at him, smiled and said “In your face!” Hehehehe!
Today’s symptoms: Despite very little sleep last night (evil insomnia!) I felt really good this morning. After the long drive, awesome day at the Tax Office and drive home, I’m quite drained and achy now. I’m just going to chill for the evening with the kitties and hopefully sleep better tonight.