pick your holiday!

yesterday, it was…

  • family day in ontario [the fact that we have this holiday slays me as it is a day off made up by the provincial government a few years ago. so, stores, schools, banks, private industry, and municipal/provincial employees are all off…but federal services are still running (so, i can’t go grocery shopping, but my mail is delivered!). makes no sense! and there is no real reason for the holiday except to break up the span of time between christmas and easter!].
  • louis riel day in manitoba [thanks, gina, for that fyi!]
  • islander day on prince edward island [thanks, mom, for that tip!]
  • presidents’ day in the states [i was ignorant about the very existence of president’s day until going to aruba. my american friends warned never EVER to travel to aruba for president’s week because paradise the island is jam-packed with families. the only GOOD thing about all the swarms of people is that is the bingo pots are sky high – haha!].
  • also, did you know that february is: national grapefruit month; national snack food month, national sweet potato month, national cherry month, and national canned food month? ’tis true. i found out here! [would it not make more sense to declare february national chocolate month, thanks to β™₯ lovey-dovey day β™₯ on the 14th??].

anyway, to get back to yesterday – all i did the whole entire day was be social and drink hot beverages! it was fantastic!

in the morning, i went out to sarah’s house. sarah gave me a tour around their lovely, new home…

notice zoe the kittie peaking out from upstairs?!

…and then we went out for coffee to tim hortons. it is now roll up the rim season…and, surprise, surprise, i won a coffee!

i will be cashing that rim in for the LARGEST size possible!

in the afternoon, i met mom and dad at our uptown starbucks:

what's one more coffee in a day??!

i had to see family on family day, for sure!

in the evening, i got together with my neighbourhood + blog friend, tricia! third coffee shop of the day ->we met up at coffee culture:

tricia and i realized we have the exact same cameras!!

i was actually feeling a bit “coffee’d out,” (what a surprise, eh?!) and switched to decaf tea. it was wonderful to chat with tricia – our schedules are such that they conflict completely, normally, so it was really fun to be able to meet up – all thanks to family day!


which national food would you be most likely to celebrate? me = canned food – yes! i love all manner of tinned seafood; mushrooms; and many varieties of beans!

what was the theme of your day, yesterday? ummm, coffee?! πŸ™‚

and sunshine! check out the spectacular day we enjoyed!

...and no wind, temps above zero

the rink in the uptown square was packed!

today it is back to reality…and less coffee!

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  • Carrie  On February 27, 2012 at 2:19 pm

    Tricia looks so cute!

    • 1970kikiproject  On February 27, 2012 at 3:25 pm

      i enjoyed reading your write-up about the book launch on your blog, carrie! glad the evening was such a success in every way!

  • dorry  On February 22, 2012 at 9:49 pm

    I would celebrate national cherry month or potato month! I love cherries, but they seem to have a short season, and they are so expensive. I also love sweet potatoes and could eat them everyday for a month…although I’d likely turn orange. πŸ™‚

    I worked at “the other store” yesterday and thought of you. it was my 1st time working at the other Dallas location and I loved it!

    • 1970kikiproject  On February 22, 2012 at 9:54 pm

      that is so cool that you got to work at another location in dallas, dorry! i’m glad you had fun! i’d love to know if you noticed differences in clientele, busy times, traffic etc (these things intrigue me, as a retail fan!). cherries are really expensive here, except for a short time in the summer – but they’re a delicious treat!

  • The Orchard  On February 22, 2012 at 9:17 pm

    Hi there,

    It was so great to get together for coffee with you! I knew that we would have lots to talk about! Looking forward to seeing you on Saturday night. Should we walk by your place around 7:15 or so?


    • 1970kikiproject  On February 22, 2012 at 9:25 pm

      i had such a great time, too, tricia!! we must try to arrange a coffee date again! yes, 7:15 saturday eve would be perfect! see you then! hope the kidlets are better tomorrow!!

  • Lisa  On February 22, 2012 at 7:42 am

    Yay for sun! How funny about family day! I didn’t have president’s day off, but I did cut my work short for kid time…so it was like a holiday!

    I’m glad you got to spend so much time socializing! I do know that too-much-coffee feeling…blech!

    I think I appreciate canned food the most this month. I’m obsessed with canned crab meat (although for my non-existent budget, I really should try and switch it to tuna!)…it’s so good, crab cakes, crab dumped on salad, crab bits eaten with a piece of cheese and a hot pepper slice!

    The theme of my day on Monday was definitely Kids! I took matthew to play with joe’s nieces and nephews (a 6 yr old boy, 4 yr old girl, and twin 2 yr old girls!).

    • 1970kikiproject  On February 22, 2012 at 9:14 am

      that is wonderful that you had a “family day” anyway, lisa!! i bet you had a lot of fun with all those children around! crab is awesome, i agree! but, yes, tuna is cheaper – it was actually $1 a tin at walmart on sunday when i was there, which is amazing!!

  • Nicole  On February 21, 2012 at 7:42 pm

    Oh, I love Family day. so. much! It makes for a 3 day long weekend! What could be better than that? In 18 days, it’s March break, then after that it’s Easter, then Spring. Hooray. Family day was pure awesomness. We spent the day outside soaking in the rays, playing at the park and a stop at Timmies for some hot chocolate. A national food holiday…. hmmm, I pick brownies. Yes, brownies. Yum
    You may or may not know, but you can sign up to win extra stuff with Tim Hortons during the roll up the rim time. Check it out: rolluptherimtowin.com – You get to spin daily (you have to register) and you accumulate points. You can win coffee every day for a year. WOWZA! Totally worth it.

    • 1970kikiproject  On February 21, 2012 at 7:45 pm

      i adore your enthusiasm, nicole!! that is WONDERFUL that your family enjoyed such a good day yesterday. i agree, the weather was awesome!! thanks for the info on roll up the rim AND the link – you always come through with the best fyi’s!! free coffee for a year?! that would be soooo amazing!!!

  • Gina Unger  On February 21, 2012 at 4:01 pm

    that is totally weird about some services running and others being closed for the holiday yesterday. here in winnipeg it was similar… grocery stores were open noon to 5pm but everyone else had a holiday.
    our holiday has been a b’day theme for the past few years.
    i’d choose a national sweet potato month – we love them!

    • 1970kikiproject  On February 21, 2012 at 4:10 pm

      ok, that is funny that you had grocery stores open!! such a confusing holiday!! i LOVE that you family had the opportunity for a bday celebation again yesterday! i bet you have some great sweet potato recipes!! πŸ™‚

  • Johanna B  On February 21, 2012 at 9:08 am

    I would happily celebrate national pumpkin day. I’m an addict when it comes to canned pumpkin. I eat it so many different ways all year long.

    We didn’t get off for President’s Day but no mail, no public library but the groceries and all the stores had big sales. Today is Mardi Gras! Kind of wish I was in New Orleans just one more time to celebrate.

    • 1970kikiproject  On February 21, 2012 at 9:14 am

      Ah! I wish that you could be in NO, too, johanna. Maybe some year?!
      That is interesting re what was open yesterday where you are. I would have hit up the sales, for sure!

  • Zo  On February 21, 2012 at 9:01 am

    My day was the opposite of yours! I had to work. Grocery stores were open, but there was no mail. At least the holiday made for a lighter commute.
    Love the kitty peering in the picture.
    For your questions…ice cream day for sure, and yesterday’s theme was cereal… Part of breakfast and dessert.

    • 1970kikiproject  On February 21, 2012 at 9:16 am

      You can bet I was thinking of you when I saw that zoe would be in the photo, zo!
      Every day is a good day for cereal – i am in agreement!

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