This Past Week

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I thought I’d write a little bit about this past week before settling in for the fun job of preparing my taxes…

So last Friday we had a few people over to celebrate William’s 50th birthday, with a ‘not so’ surprise visit from his cousin and girlfriend from Port Stanley. It was a great time and it was nice to see William celebrating with friends.



His new thing is gin. Gin and Squirt to be specific… Interesting to note that Gin and Wink (the kinda Canadian equivalent) was a favourite alcoholic beverage of teenagers, back in the day and at least in this area… Most of our friends who’ve tried it the Squirt version had stories of being wasted as teens on Gin and Wink, so that always makes for good stories (personally, I ended up in a huge ditch across the road from a huge party… long story…) Anyways, as mentioned, Squirt is not available in Canada. and is better than Wink (hard to find Wink too, now that I think of it…) so before our cruise, we loaded up at Meijers on somethings you just can’t buy in Canada (we often do this on our trips to Cleveland…).

So anyways, with his friends knowing about his new (or re-) found love of gin, we now have A LOT of gin… this is just a sampling…


With his cousin’s visit not being such a surprise (thanks Aunt Vera, lol!), he was surprised when we told him that the next day we were heading to Cleveland for the night for some pinball and a great dinner.


Weeks before I contacted our business rep at the Hyatt in Cleveland to reserve a night on the down low, and because we’re ‘Platinum’ Hyatt members they went above and beyond for William. When we checked in, he was given a pretty awesome hand made card, signed by a bunch of staff members and in the room was a mickey of gin and a few cans of Squirt! There was also a huge Cleveland Browns cutting board loaded with specialty cheeses and deli meats. How incredibly nice!

At our favourite bar, our friend and best bartender ever (she’s also the bartender at the stadium) she made sure they had Squirt for him too (not normally a soft drink they have on hand). At the steakhouse, after a fantastic dinner, they had a special dessert for us to share.

All in all, it was a great week-end and I think Billy felt pretty darned special… as he should!

The rest of the week:

  • Monday was his actual birthday and we had dinner at his mom’s.
  • Tuesday night I had my indoor golf league.
  • Wednesday I worked about 11 hours and William had his indoor golf league.
  • Thursday, trying to avoid some of the craziness of St. Paddy’s Day, I met my ‘boss’ for a round of indoor golf and dinner.
  • Friday I cleaned the house and felt like crap. We lounged on the couch and watched TV.

It was a pretty busy week, and the last few week-ends we’ve been out of town, before that was SuperBowl, football playoffs, New Year’s Eve, Christmas, football season… etc. etc. etc… the point being this might be the first week-end since about October that we a) William’s not on call, b) we’re not going anywhere and c) no one is coming over. So tonight’s plans are for date night in… dinner, pinball, hot tub and relaxation. It’s gonna be a great day.

That’s all for now… tax time!

Life is good.


One thought on “This Past Week

    GOM in Oklahoma said:
    March 19, 2016 at 11:39 am

    Have fun with the taxes!

    Isn’t Squirt the kind of grapefruit flavored soda?

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