Our friend Maggie rolled into town on Friday (literally rolled, she BIKED here from Toronto with over 300 other people to raise money for AIDS research) and dragged her sore self over to our place on Saturday for a visit.
We all met at Concordia University lo these nearly 12 years ago and I'm glad that we were able to keep in touch even though Maggie has since defected to her T.O. hometown (by way of many other interesting places).
Maggie actually came over and introduced herself at the Concordia orientation day lunch. She asked if she could join me and we've been friends ever since.
She met Liliane for the first time who gladly demonstrated her blueberry eating skills:
Sleepy Maggie admiring Liliane's display of dexterity...
So great to see you Mags! My turn to come to T.O. next. Someday.
Yesterday we had more visitors! Nothing like people coming over to get the tidying up done! Have I mentioned that I can't wait to get my cleaning ladies back??
My friend Julie and baby Rosie stopped by for lunch and a playdate. They were away on a month-long sojourn in the UK so we had lots of catching up to do.
Little Rose is almost 5 months old and she and Liliane have been friends since before she was born! (So say her mothers and I anyway).
Excellent upper body strength my dear.
We took the girls out on a stroll to Jean-Talon market.
Cutie! Julie suspects teeth are on their way so this may be one of her last toothless grins!
Lovely to see you both!
In other news: Saw Mamma Mia last night and had a GREAT TIME. Such a hoot. Feeling cranky? Go see it. Meryl Streep is a wonder and Pierce Brosnan... Three words: he sings ABBA. That's all I have to say.
Another chilly and rainy day here in the East. Trying to work up the courage to make dentist appointment for Friday and also waiting for news from my pal Isabelle who was having contractions when I last saw her on Monday. I'm remembering the post-delivery haze and resisting the urge to call. Maybe I'll make them some food while I'm waiting. My brother's stock of frozen macaroni and cheese kept me going for the first few months after Liliane was born so I firmly believe in the restorative properties of protein-rich pasta, especially for the breast-feeding new Mom. To the kitchen!