Since last blog, lots has been going on. Here are the highlights:
Mum arrived in Vancouver
We have been on a couple of adventures, including dinner at The Acorn on Main Street. We then went to Bellagio and had gelato.
|I think mum took this picture. I can't find any pictures from that evening with her in them!!|
Dad arrived in Vancouver
He has been in Italy for the last three weeks, great adventure. Also, it was his birthday! His flight was delayed so we couldn't pick him up, but we had lunch together a couple of days later at Fable on 4th Avenue. We then went op-shopping. Watching mum and dad in an op-shop, I realise I come by my enthusiasm for thrifting honestly.
I defended my thesis, and passed
THANK GOODNESS FOR THAT. It was early in the morning (10am) so I did a lot of cardio and then the bus was running late, so I got to the defence with 5 minutes to spare, not really enough time to get my knickers in a twist. My committee was quite gentle on me, in retrospect, although I did find their questions challenging, and am still puzzling over them now.
So Matthew and I are at home, waiting for Mum and Dad to arrive for lunch and pie-making. Then we will rendezvous with the whole family in Burnaby for Aunty Lorraine's famous Thankgiving Turkey Dinner. (This will be a moral temptation for me, since it is the first turkey I have encountered since vegetarianism. But cousin Carolyn will be my partner in Tofurkey, so I'm not alone. Wish me luck.)