It’s been quite the weekend. It almost felt unreal.
On Saturday morning, my husband spent the day in Toronto writing the Level 3 Chartered Financial Analyst exam. A 6 hour exam that he has spent the last year cramming for. He was understandably nervous, but went into the exam and gave it his all… only to have wait 3 months for his final grade. Talk about stressful!! All we can do is hope for the best.
This past weekend marked our 10 year (dating) anniversary. Call me corny.. call me a sap… call me a romantic or whatever you want… BUT – yes – not only do we celebrate our wedding anniversary, but we always make a point to celebrate the anniversary of our first date too.
On our first date we saw Star Wars: Episode 2 (Attack of the Clones). Don’t ask me what I thought of it because I wouldn’t be able to tell you. I never really understood the movie. Heck, I had never seen any in the series prior to our date. I went along with seeing the movie simply because I was a 12th grader who was too shy to ask the boy she really liked to see something more along the lines of a romantic comedy.
So this year… I suckered my husband into taking me to see Bring It On: The Musical. Oh yes, I did. (insert evil laughter)
We decided to make a night of it. We arranged for my Mother-in-Law to babysit and we arranged for a hotel room downtown. Planning to go out to dinner, stay the night and hit up the show the next day.
Little did we anticipate the shoot-out at Eaton Centre to put a damper on plans. We arrived in Toronto 30 minutes following the shooting. Had my husband arrived home sooner, we would have arrived and been walking through the Eaton Centre just as it happened. I’m counting my lucky stars that we weren’t in the wrong place at the wrong time.
The hotel we were staying at was adjacent to the mall. We had a lovely city view room of the cordoned off Eaton Centre. I have chills just thinking of it.
We wound up staying in our room on Saturday night. My husband picked up some McDonald’s, a 6-pack and we ordered an in room movie. The streets were just too chaotic and most blocks within the vicinity of our hotel were blocked off.
On Sunday morning, we checked out of the hotel and headed over to Joey Toronto for some lunch. We sat on the patio… sipped some cold refreshers and I enjoyed The Beach Salad (lettuce, goat cheese, candied pecans, quinoa, strawberries, avocado and poppy seed dressing). It was delish!
After lunch, we made our way over to The Ed Mirvish Theatre to see Bring It On: The Musical. Bring It On: The Musical was a cute show. It had it’s humorous moments. The hubster was a total trooper for attending the show with me.