Sunday, my two sisters are taking me out to lunch at the Dockside Restaurant down in Granville Island in the big city of Vancouver. I always say that because I've lived in the 'burbs for so long, I feel like a tourist every time I drive in. I've never been to the Dockside before, but apparently it features floor to ceilings windows overlooking the water and a 50 foot aquarium. I'm really looking forward to it and will let you all know how the food is there.
Then after my students leave on Tuesday (my b'day) Lorne is taking me out to Earl's Restaurant for dinner. It's probably going to be a late night, replete with lots of vino, so it's a good thing Wednesday is a light day with only 2 students late in the afternoon.
The family is coming for Thanksgiving dinner on Saturday so we'll be busy cooking a traditional meal of roast turkey with stuffing, mashed potatoes, a corn scallop I make that everyone requests, and maybe a few brussel sprouts for colour. Seriously, I have a video of my grandson eating one last Thanksgiving and he actually liked it!
Halloween is a Saturday this year, so I'm expecting it to be a noisy evening after all the little ones finish their rounds. I'm sure all the teenagers will be out and about lighting their firecrackers and getting into all sorts of mischief. But we'll be cosy in our nice little house with the fire on and nibbling on popcorn and Halloween candy and sipping warm apple cider.
We've been wanting to get away for a few days, but life just seems to get in the way. Sometimes I wish time would stand still for a little while so I can absorb the moments rather than flitting through them to get to the next task.
October is one of my favourite months for all the reasons mentioned above. I hope it's sunny a lot, too, so we can go on a little photo safari to capture the colours of the season. Stay tuned for updates on all our activities. And wishing everyone a wonderful autumn season!