Saturday, March 10, 2012

James was off to work this morning, while Spence and I stayed home.  I took Karma & Hunter out around 10am and met up with Lucky & Echo and they played for a good hour.  When I got home, Spence and I left to meet James at the Holy Grill.  The place serves panini sandwiches and they were delish. 

We then headed off to a few stores and I headed home to continue cooking / baking.  Today was cinni buns, banana bread, garlic naan (for our dinner tonight) and sourdough bread.  I was going to do cookies - but ran out of steam.  I also made spicy curry potatoes, butter chicken, rice and tried a daal recipe.  The daal didn't turn out as well as I would have liked, but everything else was good.

Christine came over for supper and we all chilled watching some shows.

Friday, March 09, 2012

Another busy day....Atlas Shrugged, spelling quiz, math quiz, we read about Akbar the ruler of India in the late 1500's.  We reviewed the driver's handbook together - me quizzing him (chapter's 1-7).  He did his printing, drums and continued to edit his essay based on what we had talked about earlier this week.

He had lunch and did some chores and then had a bit of a break before we headed off to his first swim lesson for this season.  He's doing Level 10 and hopes to successfully complete it this time around.

We finished swim lessons and headed to Cross Irons to get Greg's little girl her BD pressie (a cute house) and a snack for Spence.  We then headed off to get Karma and get some salami for the pizzas tonight.

While Spence took the dogs for a walk, I worked on making supper - pizza, flat breads and salad. 

Dave arrived safe & sound and after a quick shower, went off to work.

Thursday, March 08, 2012

Well, I got a great treat this morning.  James went off early for a swim and let me sleep in...then the dogs participated and didn't bother getting me up until 8am!  I got up and headed out the door with Karma & Hunter - we met up with Lucky (one of the other dogs) and we played for over a half hour.  Spence got up while I was out and made breakfast for himself.

We read Atlas Shrugged and then Spence watched Ancient Discoveries (Ancient Torture Techniques).  He was hungry again and so ate again while we did spelling, then he read some and did his driver's handbook chapter.  He practiced drums, printing and he finished his mid-booklet chapter test.  He finally finished it and did fairly well - one section was weak, but overall it was good.  Then it was time to tidy up and prep the guest room (my bro is coming for a few days).

While Spence was upstairs, I finished painting part of the dining room that I had started yesterday and did my chores.

Spence and I walked the dogs and stopped at the pizza place to get him pizza for the night - James and I were heading out for a wine tasting / dinner at Osteria in Kensington.  So the first thing I have to say about the experience is - that putting wine in the wrong glass = swill.  I couldn't believe how much difference it made using the correct glass for the wine.  We also got dinner with the wine tasting and it was very good.

We got home around 10pm and chilled until bedtime.

Wednesday, March 07, 2012

I got around to painting a bit of the wall today and then it was time for Spence to have breakfast.  Math test today - 60% on the self test, so we'll spend some more time on that next week.  One more self test for the week to do tomorrow.

He did printing, spelling, drums and worked on editing his essay and then had lunch before we got ready to head to parkour.  Spence managed to climb the wall, but couldn't get down....so they brought the big mat and he dropped the 12 or so feet to the ground.

We headed home, got Karma and made dinner (stir fry tonight).  We ate and headed back out to the doggie class and Karma did pretty well - still having issues noticing we're there when other dogs are in the room, but better than before.

Now time to chill and relax for the rest of the night.

Tuesday, March 06, 2012

Another busy day.  I needed to get groceries / dry cleaning done and I let Spence sleep in a bit.  We did math quiz today, printing, spelling, Spence watched Ancient Discoveries and then did his driver's exam.  We reviewed his essay and he'll be making more changes to it in the next few days.

He got ready, tidied up his room and was looking for lunch.  After lunch, it was time to head out for drum lessons and then finally I dropped him off while James and I went climbing. 

Tonight of course is Taco Tuesday - James and I were tired of tacos and so we had taco salad instead.

Monday, March 05, 2012

Spence got up and we started on our new book - Atlas Shrugged.  Then he went and did his shower and got organized for the day.  We did the driver's handbook - chapter 5 review and then we did spelling, math (it was review day - he did well).  He read Reven, did his Italian, printing, drums and history. 

I left for a client meeting and Spence chilled until grama came to take him out for their day together.  They were off to see a movie together and then off to dinner.

James is off to ski at COP tonight and I got Karma and finished working on supper.  Tonight its Orzo with mushrooms and chicken.

Sunday, March 04, 2012

The weekend was great - Saturday, I cooked and baked all day and we had company over.  James had to work, so I had the kitchen and the house to myself :)

I made biscuits, gravy, roast beef, corn, roasted garlic mashed potatoes covered with cheese.  I made chocolate babka, pecan rolls, nutella pizza (not great) - all pretty yummy.

We had company come over (Tina & Marion) around 6pm and they stayed near 1am, we all had a great time chatting and relaxing. 

Today we all slept in and pretty much chilled all day.  Scrounge for dinner tonight - Spence had pizza, James and I both had soup and now we're watching a Batman movie.