- christmas shopping: i am almost done purchasing all the gifts i need for my in-laws in thunder bay. my goal is to buy them, wrap them and package them to take with us when we drive there for thanksgiving. why am i doing this? for two reasons – the cost of shipping the gifts alone is worth it. and secondly – it's just more things off my list of things to do before christmas time. i hate last minute shopping – this will certainly take care of that problem!
- treating myself: i wanted very small and very tiny diamond studs encased in white gold for the two extra holes in my right ear. however, when i went in to take a look at the 0.7 carat diamonds next to their cubic zirconia equals i saved myself $40 and bought the cubic zirconias ($20 marked down for $100). when they are that small, it's so not worth the extra cash for the diamonds – you can't tell. most importantly, because the holes closer to the cartilage in my ear get easily infected with fake jewellery, i wanted the white gold encasement and backings. and i love them!
- 5th wedding anniversary: we don't have the time nor money to do any fancy get-aways but we also felt that celebrating five years requires a bit of pamparing. so we will be staying one night only in the township of kleinburg. the tentative plan… on the day of arrival, we will try to make it early enough to hike through the autumn woods (they have some nice trails there). after a quick bite, we'll spend the rest of the afternoon at the mcmichael at gallery, where i will finally get a chance to see the group of seven exhibit. i haven't been there since i was a child and having been itching to go for a couple of years now. the gallery closes at 4pm so we will then go and check in to our hotel and then have dinner somewhere local. the next morning, we have brunch reservations at the historical doctor's house. crossing fingers to be healthy and to have good weather!