I have to apologize for not replying to all of the thoughtful comments on this post yet. I read them all as they showed up in my inbox, but spent Wednesday night packing before flying to Toronto on Thursday. In case I don’t get a chance to reply to them all soon, know that I am a) going to keep meat in my diet, b) going to look into local farms, and c) so appreciative of all the links and resources people included in their comments.
As I type this, I’m laying on the bed in Roomie’s spare bedroom – the room that only a few months ago was still home for me in Toronto. It’s shortly after 10pm on Sunday night and I am laying on the bed, versus in the bed, because the humidity in this city is… well, it makes Toronto feel like a tropical destination, in comparison to anything you experience in BC. Honestly, I shouldn’t complain because it’s only 22°C tonight, but 88% humidity is just sticky! This is about as warm as it gets in Victoria ever, haha.
What I can complain about is how quickly my trip seems to be flying by! It’s already Day 5 of my 10-day trip to Toronto. Every part of it has been great so far, but I know that my Saturday afternoon flight home is going to creep up fast. In case you don’t see me on here or on Twitter much this week, this is what I’ve been up to and where I’ll be:
Day 1 – Stayed up until 1am catching up with Roomie. Then jetlag kept me up until 4:30am.
Day 2 – My 7am alarm hurt. Three shots of espresso helped. I went into the office and spent most of the day in meetings with everyone. After work, Roomie, her bro and I had dinner at a pub in her neighbourhood (I almost said “our” neighbourhood). Passed out cold around 11pm.
Day 3 – Slept in until almost 10:30am. Roomie and I met two of my co-workers for brunch at l’ouvrier then spent the afternoon shopping along Queen Street. One of Roomie’s friends had us over for dinner. After dinner, we all walked over to another friend’s new place for her housewarming. Passed out around 1:30am.
Day 4 – Slept in until 9:30am and woke up to heavy rain. Put my sore, swollen feet in sandals and walked in it to Starbucks; that probably sounds weird but it felt amazing on my right foot. Spent most of the day on the couch with Roomie, finishing a TV series we had started together back in March. It was a perfect, lazy Sunday.
Day 5 (Today) – Today, I’m working in the office then meeting two friends for dinner. After that, I need to come back to Roomie’s and pack for Days 6-9.
Days 6-9 – After work, the team is heading out of the city for an offsite retreat at a cottage. I am so excited to spend some quality time with everyone (and to soak up a little sun, in the process).
Days 9-10 – We’ll be back in the city sometime Friday afternoon. Depending on the weather, I’m going to do EdgeWalk at the CN Tower on either Friday evening or first thing Saturday morning! Then I’ll spend the rest of my time with Roomie, before flying back to Vancouver on Saturday afternoon.
And then I’ll be home. For a few days, anyway.
What are you up to this week?