I had a good day but I am beat!
I bought the wine and other liquor I intended to buy for the holiday. Did you realize that the only Grand Marnier at the SAQ warehouse is an enormous bottle kept behind the cashes which costs $61 after the discount of 15% which you get when you buy 12 bottles of anything? I need about one ounce of it for the cake.
Before crossing the bridge to Ottawa, I dropped in at Tamarack's for a few minutes, and then did my banking. I was early for my lunch date so I gassed up the car and spent half an hour buying children's books for the little 'uns. (That was fun!)
Then I met my buddy and we had a wonderful lunch at a new restaurant on Wellington called Apollo Mezzes ... a whole meal of delicious Greek tidbits. I had Arabic mezzes in London when Nolan and I went out to dinner. These were better ... I would say as good as the ones I ate many times in Jordan. And the wine was superb ... a gentle Greek red that is imported by the restaurant. The manager turned out to be the son of a former colleague and he was at Philemon as a student. I will go back.
After lunch I headed back up to the hills and stopped enroute to pick up a squash, berries, whipping cream ... and a tiny little tree that fits into a flower pot. It is beautiful. I dressed it in a half blind way ... and will likely have to make some adjustments tomorrow in daylight.
Tomorrow morning I have to cook the squash and bake the cake, and do a bit of shopping in the village. I will finish wrapping gifts in Hull where I am going for the first of the Christmas celebrations with Tamarack and her family. It will be fun.
I will stay overnight and, weather permitting, drive home early Christmas morning ... then head back into Ottawa in the afternoon to my daughter's for a turkey dinner with our family (or a good part of it). If it is a stormy day Kenya and I will stay at Tamarack's and watch movies with her brother and daughter ... and then drive over to Zoom's.