seeing as february 29th = wednesday, that means leap year day was an aunti day in TO, right?
the weather gods decided to have a little *fun,* and delivered a spring-like storm of flurries and freezing rain on us. since the conditions were already getting nasty before 8 a.m., aunti made the executive decision to not make the drive down the 401 to toronto. sad.
sooo…that meant that i now had an unexpected and unplanned day at home! what to do?
well, it didn’t take me long to make some plans.
first: i completed another step on the surprise project for dad:
all will be revealed [to dad + on the blog] within the next week!
given the crappy weather, i declared yesterday a car-free day. that meant that i had no other option than to get my groceries at valumart [i had been planning to hit up the neighbourhood food basics in TO]. after tabulating my grocery expenditures for the month, i realized i had saved between $100-$200 during february, thanks to switching over to food basics for the majority of my shopping – wild, eh?! so, since there was extra money in the grocery kitty, i decided to perform r.a.o.k.#2!
thinking ahead to just such a day, i had saved the food drive bags that were delivered to our building a few weeks ago:
when i went over to valumart to get my own groceries, i decided to fill the bags. there is no food drive going on right now, but the food bank always needs to replenish its stores.
my philosophy is that i only pick items that i would eat myself or give to my family. i had great FUN sourcing out sale items!
completing r.a.o.k.#2 deserves a reward, agreed?! yesterday, juanita left a blog comment to let me know that david’s tea was offering a FREE large TEA in celebration of leap year day! i scooted directly from valumart to david’s.
there were two types of tea available, for free:
after sampling both offerings, and since i am not a fruit flavour fan, i chose the green tea. i brought my cuppa back to the condo casa…because david’s is also right across the street from home!
in the aft, i coffee-shopped with mom and dad!
if you read yesterday’s blog post, i think you can guess which film i chose to see [although after reading zo's comment about "the artist," i will say that i did consider picking the oscar-winning best picture movie...but my love for meryl streep's acting won out, in the end].
totally worthwhile. i had a marvelous time watching “the iron lady,” and was very engrossed by the movie.
as anticipated, meryl is wonderful – phenomenal, even? – and deserves every inch of that oscar statue that she won. the storyline is touching, informative, enjoyable. i do recommend seeing this film! i’ll give it *** (three stars) out of a possible **** (four stars). 1.75 stars for meryl, and 1.25 stars for the movie.
all in all, it was an enjoyable leap year day. although, i did miss my little chiclets!
better luck next week!
did you celebrate leap year day by doing anything out-of-the-ordinary and/or did you see any leap year day deals? tangent: i am freaked that i will be 46 years old when the next leap year rolls around! closer to 50 than 40 = O.L.D.!!!! :0