Friday, March 15, 2013
Marvellous March Break
March Break is winding down. We've had a really good week; here are some of the highlights. And just for fun I thought I'd provide links for the various things I mention here.
- Jonathan has been at Extend-a-Family day camp all week. He's been having a great time: two trips to the swimming pool and lots of games, Bingo, puzzles, crafts, music, and other activities with his friends. We were fortunate enough to receive a grant from Autism Ontario to cover his camp fees, which is a real blessing.
- No March Break would be complete without a trip to Tim's. Allison and I went on Monday. March Break always coincides with RRRoll Up the Rim to Win season; Allison got a prize (free coffee or latte) on her first try! I'm zero for one.
- March Break also involves lots of reading. We've gone to the library to take out books and to Indigo so Allison could use her Valentine's money (thanks Grandma & Grandpa!). And I also received 2 books I'd ordered from Amazon: A Good and Perfect Gift by Amy Julia Becker and No Easy Choice by Ellen Painter Dollar. These are both bloggers I follow who write on disability issues, so I can't wait to delve into their books.
- My friend Franceen and I went to see a delightful play, "Enchanted April," which is based on the book by Elizabeth Von Arnim, about four disenchanted Englishwomen who rent a villa in Italy and find themselves and their relationships changed by the experience. It's also been made into an excellent movie.
- Allison and Richard and I had lunch at Milestones yesterday; then the two of them went to free skating at the K-Rock Centre.
- March means it's time for the World Figure Skating Championships -- held this year in London, ON. Our man Patrick Chan is currently in the lead after the men's short program, having posted a world-record-breaking short-program score! Can't wait for tonight's final!
Coffee, books, skating, dining out, theatre ... what could be better than that? Happy March Break, everybody!