Thursday, December 30, 2010

It's purty!

For those of you who remember this post will recall that I entered a contest last month. Well, lo and behold, I WON! The stroller is now sitting in little one's room and it's going to stay in its box until we get our referral. Truth be told, I did take a peek at it and I'm in lurve.

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Always a story...

Josh, mom and I went to Buffalo this past Monday and Tuesday. We wanted to get away and do some shoppy goodness.

We left at 6:00am Monday morning, so we could be at the Walden Galleria mall by the time they opened. Before we hit the road we had to stop at Tim Hortons for breakfast. By the time we hit the road it was closing in on 7:00.

We started out, as usual, at Target and walked around there for an hour or so.

We did a lot of shopping, I got myself some nice sweaters at Macy's, and a couple pairs of jeans at Lord & Taylor. They were having a post-Christmas sale and I got the jeans at 25% off, plus they had a it was a really sweet deal. :)

By the time we were finished with the mall, it was closing in on 2:00pm and we were all pretty hungry. We decided to go to the Olive Garden. We used to love that restaurant when they used to be in Canada, and we haven't been there in years. Now I see why they went out of business here.

I called the restaurant and did "call ahead" seating. There was a 35 minute wait for a table, but since I called ahead, we only had to wait for about 10-15 minutes which wasn't too bad.

We were sitting at our table for a good 15-20 minutes before the waiter came over. We were too hungry to get up and leave, though in hindsight we should have done just that.

We placed our order and they brought out the warm breadsticks and salad. We were talking and eating, and then my mom found...something in her salad. A hair. Eww. It was pretty nasty.

We asked for the manager to come over. He trundled over and apologized for the "inconvenience" (yes, he actually said that). He then went on to talk about how all the staff in the kitchen wear hairnets and that it shouldn't have happened. He then asked if we wanted more salad. Umm, really? Do you really think we want MORE hairy salad?

A few minutes later our waiter then came over with our meals. He got Josh's meal right, my mom's meal was right, but he totally screwed up mine. I ordered the cappelini pomodoro, and he gave me chicken parmesan. Apparently they sound alike? He took away my meal and said it would be about five minutes for a new one. Fine. He came back about two minutes later and my mom told him that hers was cold. He said that he could make another one and it would take "five minutes". Oh yes, the story gets better.

He finally got the orders correct and as we were eating, the general manager of the restaurant came over to talk about our meal. She said that she was just told about what happened, again mentioned the hairnets that the kitchen staff wear and gave us a five dollar coupon for our next meal. She also said that "lunch would be on us".

We finished eating and decided to order dessert. The desserts were fine and the waiter came back and said that there would be a bill for them. We asked to see the manager again, and after some hemming and hawing, she said that they would throw in the desserts. I mean, she DID say that lunch would be on them, she didn't say anything about dessert being extra. :P

Thankfully, the rest of the trip was uneventful...

Thursday, December 16, 2010


WTF gets into people's heads? This is freaking hilarious!

Monday, December 13, 2010


Today marked 51 months that we've been logged in. FIFTY ONE. I don't think I really have much to say about that.

On the upside, we got a piece of mail from the CIC (Citizenship and Immigration Canada) saying that they are processing our immigration paperwork for little one. Not that it means much, since our referral is still X number of months away, but it paves the way for little one to become a Canadian citizen when we get her. In the letter, it mentioned that it's going to take 27 weeks for them to "approve" us. I can do 27 weeks standing on my head, when you compare it to FIFTY ONE months. (Yeah, I just had to say that one more time).