Let's see - last weekend on Saturday we went out to dinner with some friends from university - Steph, Jess, and Carolyn, and their boyfriends/husbands. We hadn't seen each other since the wedding in the summer, which is especially bad since Steph was my maid of honour. But we have all been busy with work and stuff so at least we were able to see each other before the holidays! We went to a pizza place on Queen East called Queen Margherita Pizza - ohhhhhhh such good pizza. They have a great deal - $25 for an appetizer, a HUGE pizza, and a dessert. Great for a big group of people and they have a good wine list as well. We went to a pub after as well to catch up. We are definitely older because us girls were yawning by the end of it. Instead of Christmas presents, we agreed to get together again for dinner and drinks in January, just us girls.
Sunday I went to the annual birthday dinner for my grandpa at Kally's with my mom's side of the family. It was nice to have everyone together - I think my grandpa is lonely. We are also not doing Christmas day with my family like we usually do, so I won't see them in a few weeks, so this was our gathering instead.
This week I had an ultrasound for my abdominal pain...you have to drink a LOT of water and I thought it was bad right before the appointment, but it was actually worse on the way home, because your bladder fills up again very quickly and I was DYING by the time I got home. Maybe TMI, but funny to everyone but me I suppose. My doctor was supposed to get results by the end of this week, but nothing yet. Pain still about the same.
Wednesday I got my hair done - it has been a few months, and went to a new stylist since mine just had a baby girl - Congrats, Heather! Just did some highlights & lowlights and cut off some length to keep it healthy.
Friday we went out to dinner in Durham with some high school/pool friends - Meg, Steph, Bianca & our husbands. We are now all married! Steph and I were the last ones in the summer, and Bianca is going to have baby # 2 soon! So much has changed since those gossip sessions at the pool 5 years ago. We went to The Brock House in Whitby - pretty good food, too. Again I haven't seen these girls since the summer but with new houses and married life and babies and job promotions, it's been crazy. I'm glad we've been seeing friends - November was a bit of a shut-in month for Matt and I.
Yesterday I braved the Eaton Centre and Queen Street and did some Christmas shopping as well as a bit of shopping for myself. Ended up getting something for Matt, my parents, my brother's girlfriend, Jessica, Matt's brother Jamie, and for Marta (for her shower today). We did a bit already a few weekends ago. For myself, I wanted new dressy boots, some new dress pants, jeans, and a few nice winter tops. I got most of that. From Zara I got a nice grey top - it's sort of flowy and sheer. From Le Chateau I got a dressier top that I could wear on New Years or out to dinner - looks better with dress pants or a skirt. I also got a silver and grey bracelet. From Browns I got a pair of dressy boots - they are a greyish-beige - good with both earth tones and black. I have little black boots and grey uggs, so this was a good middle ground. They were on sale too! From Banana Republic I got grey dress pants and a black pencil skirt, and with 25% off I got a good deal. From GAP I got black dress pants. I tried to get jeans at both BR and GAP because they have petite, but they did not have my size. BR had one size smaller and they didn't fit, and GAP sizes are way different and all the pants were too big and none smaller! SERIOUSLY? I need straight leg/skinny leg pants to fit in my boots. I only have flared and boot cut, or leggings (which I can't wear without a long top). I didn't get any wintery tops, however, which I was disappointed about, but by the time I was focused on that I had a large handful of bags and was ready to go home. The stores weren't too bad - I got there at 10 and was home by 3 with most of my Christmas shopping done. A few more things to get when I am off from school. One more week before the break!
While I was shopping, Matt got a Christmas tree and set it all up, and decorated it. He did a good job. He cleaned too while I took a nap - what more could I ask for in a husband? Last night we watched "Knight and Day" which was funnier than I thought and relaxed on the couch. I'm up early today doing laundry. Heading to Oshawa for 1pm for Marta's baby shower! So excited for her!
Pictures of the tree and decor, and from the shower, later! :)