Saturday, November 29, 2014

FriendsGiving 2014 & DWSCO Bowling

Being originally from the States, some holidays I get to double up on. Independence & Thanksgiving are the 2 big ones.  I usually host American Thanksgiving here in our home, calling it Friendsgiving. I invite over some friends, either a mishmash group or like this year, Chrissy & Co.  We had a lovely dinner; roast turkey, homemade cranberry sauce, cherry soup, fresh bread with butter, beans & crispy bacon, and mashed potatoes with gravy.  Our places at the table were adorned with little name tags written by Kev.

After dinner, Jeff took Q home, we left LilC' & Loosh in the care of Kev while us gals headed out to the local bowling alley for our first step into hanging with the Doctor Who Society.

Friday, November 28, 2014

Tinsel Town with KL

I love Christmas and secretly wish I was one of those people who had the time & patience to go all out in decorating. I recently discovered we have a store here in Ottawa that is Christmas year round & went out for an afternoon with my darling friend Kara for ornaments, cupcakes and tea.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Paint Night w/J-Bear

Art does not come easily to me and I find as I get older it's even more difficult. I am prone to perfectionist ways and painting fills me with such an overwhelming sense of dread & anxiety that I do not know why I agree to these evenings -lol-

However, I signed up for one of these Paint Nites with Juli. We drank, we painted, I fussed and generally came home unhappy with my project but happy to have had the experience.

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Unrefined Olive Shopping Trip

Sometimes Chris and I just take trips shopping where we get up to all sorts of shenanigans. Honestly I'm surprised we have never been asked to leave a store yet for being loud and inappropriate. One of our favourite trips was to the Unrefined Olive in the Glebe. We were there for over an hour. We tasted and tried every oil and vinegar we were allowed to have. Then we tried to decide what we wanted and then tasted a whole bunch more again.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Pop Expo 2014

Honest truth, it was so much of a blur I hardly remember Pop Expo.

I got to meet John Barrowman and got the biggest hug during our photo op. It was a terrible photo but that's ok. Chris and I baked lots, Jeff worked the booth with me while she was home baking like a fiend.

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Montreal Comic Con 2014

MTLCC14 was on our radars for a little bit because we couldn't make it to FanExpo in Toronto for various reasons. It became a reality when Matt Smith was announced as a guest of honour. We booked our photo opp, bought our tickets, purchased 2 tickets for the special Who event. We planned our costumes; Amelia Pond & Impossible Astronaut Amy Pond down to the last detail (including a last minute "suitcase" making for Chrissy to carry her stuff in). Some of our plans changed in our lodging for the weekend, we ended up spending the weekend with Fran and Steffee in their hotel room - which was cool as we were able to see several celebs over the course of the weekend.

Monday, May 12, 2014

Ottawa ComicCon 2014

Prepping for ComicCon was insane, for both costume and baking. Costume wise,  I spent a ridiculous amount of time and effort finding plaid shirts in the beginning of Spring.  There was hair drama, busty girl shirt problems, kid forgetting to bring his shoes home from school for his outfit drama. It all came together though nicely.  Baking was long and exhausting. There is something mighty scary and amazing about 40-50lbs of brownies at the end of the day.