an extended long weekend

I must thank Mel for taking my Friday shift. Because of her, I was able to have both Thursday and Friday off. Having those two days off made for a long weekend that felt extra long. Although I had to work both Saturday and Sunday, it was still quite relaxing. No one was at the hotel and nobody called in to place orders. As boring as it was to babysit the store, I appreciated the quietness because I knew that won’t be happening again for a very long time.

Friday was my mom’s birthday and as I had planned, I cooked breakfast and dinner for the family. At a beginner’s culinary skill level, it seemed like I spent forever in the kitchen that day; it took me just over 5 hours to prepare dinner. My parents enjoyed it very much and particularly like my crispy baked chicken, but I don’t think I’ll be spending any more time in the kitchen until Father’s Day. :P

Saturday, I met up with Johnny after work for dinner at Hosu Bistro and then went to see Shrek The Third. It had some funny parts to it, but I don’t think it’s comparable to the first movie. I’m not sure which I like more, the baby ogres or the baby donkeys.

After the movie, I had an urge to go for a walk down to Harbourfront. I’ve been wanting to do that for a very long time. The last time I was there was after drinks at Panorama two summers ago with Edison, Kevin, Winnie, and Charmaine. That was the night we met Charmaine! :)

On this particular night, though, I was disappointed at first because it was drizzling a bit. But after a while it actually felt refreshing. It was also a bit chilly as we got closer to the lake. And as if everything just fell into place, the night was imperfectly perfect.

Sunday night, Georgia picked me up at 9pm and we met up with Vanesa and Tim at Cafe Mirage for the start of our summer coffee dates (except we all had tea instead of coffee). I had this huge chocolate sundae that was rather satisfying. Since it was pretty loud there and Georgia couldn’t be the centre of attention, we decided to hop over to Timmies. After having briefly stopped at two Timmies that were fully packed with people, we decided to go to Tim’s house to watch Pink Panther (2006). The movie was hilariously funny. “What’s hard?” LOL

I spent my entire afternoon studying on Monday. It was hard concentrating with my next door neighbours being a ruckus, so I was fairly excited to be out to see the fireworks later that night. It’d been almost 3 years since I last went down to Ashbridges Bay. I almost forgot how much I enjoy being there. The fireworks were mesmerizing and I had a good time. It had to be the perfect conclusion to my eventful long weekend.

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