My last post was about our "Enchanted" Friday night. Saturday we had parent/teacher interviews for the Gaffer and found out that she is as perfect, smart and brilliant as we already thought. Apparently she is also quite creative and musical so I think her parentage may come into question if this continues.
Following the pre-school parenting pat on the back, I took the little Gaffer and her big sister Mlle Jensaispas to get our hair done. No matter what is happening in life, a little hair wash and blow dry can always either pick me up or put me right on the top. Spoiled me got to go to a very fun birthday celebration in Yorkville following the lovely hair and dutiful Mr. Husband picked up the kidlets.
This is my very funny and talented birthday-girl friend Jacq and her friend Christian who had a friends and family party at his jewellery store, Daniel Espinosa at the bottom of the Four Seasons. The parking was so brutal and I had such nice hair, I sprang for the valet (which by the way is only 50 cents more than regular parking) and then quaffed a glass of bubbles with Jacq and her friends and found another sympatico chiquita in her buddy Janine.
Notice the fancy orange bags. Christian and Valerie are so nice and the store is so gorgeous I am doing a little shameless product placement.
To make it even worse, here’s my neck with my new Daniel Espinosa bling – much more sparkly in real life.
But this isn’t even the best part of the weekend. No offence Jacq baby…
That’s right ladies. It’s Jimmy C.
Mr. Husband and I got a last minute invite from our great friends Ian and Libby to the CFL Grey Cup pre-party. We went to the Liberty Grand for cocktails while Jim and Greg and the rest of the Blue Rodeo boys played for us. Jim and I locked eyes and had a moment. It could have been a glazed stare from the power of the lights …. or not.
We had pictures with the Cup, had a fantastic dinner, heard great tributes by Brian Williams and a hilarious stand up routine by Brent Butt of Corner Gas fame. The party was thrown by Scotiabank and I was almost ready to jump up and ask how I could get an account after the hilarious welcome from the bank’s president, Rick Waugh. Then Ian whisked us over to the Convention Centre for a phenomenal show by Great Big Sea with the most energetic crowd I’d seen in a long time. Over half the people were in Saskatchewan green…not sure where the Blue Bombers fans were. I saw more Argos fans than anyone else.
For two months I had been looking forward to this weekend because we had nothing on. By the time it was over we had been to more entertainment than some people get a chance to go to in a month. I am very spoiled, and very lucky to have such great friends who think of us when these opportunities come up.
The next four are Greg Keelor, Great Big Sea, Jim on the mandolin and the crowd at the convention centre!
Whew! This picture thing is hard! I hope you enjoyed them!