Friday was spent eating too many chocolate dipped croissants and sushi (wait, you can never have too much of either of those things), and finishing up the project depicted in *~detail~* above for a craft swap. I also found some nice jeans at the mall but I didn't buy them because I have about $20 to my name at the moment. Neat, right?
Wednesday, I took a trip to Toronto with my dad and my sister. There was a little shindig going on down at one of the Lush stores, so my sister and I popped in for gift bags and general good smelling-ness. We received a sample of Ring of Roses buttercream soap, a Butterfly bath bomb and a Go Green solid perfume. All yummy, fresh floral smells. Then I played some trivia and won a second solid perfume, my choice of Fever. It smells very strongly of roses and jasmine. Very nice, but not for the faint of ... nose?
Afterwards I ate the most ridiculous piece of chocolate cake I have ever experienced, studied fantasy novel fans from a distance and danced in my chair to the Clash while eating Thai food - not in that order. All in all, a grand day.
On Tuesday I visited my friends to the South, the United States of America. The purpose of this trip was a common one - acquiring fashionable goods for low prices at the outlet malls of Niagara Falls. And acquire we did! We also ate some tofu teryaki in the food court and I accidentally mistook a bottle of shower gel for a bottle of body lotion! Ha ha, how not funny.
Anyway, we found a really nice store called Casual Male XL. I like stores specifically for specific people. i.e. Big and Tall Menswear, Tall Girl, Petite Something-or-other. So Casual Male XL fit right in. My sister decided to pose as one of their regular customers. I think she was quite believable.
And just for good measure, here's a photo of my dress.
Yes, my face gets blurry after a day in the U.S. Don't worry about it.
EDIT: For some reason, the photos won't click and enlarge in another window. If anyone knows how to solve this problem, let me know!
Monday was a day of pondering. Not deep, intellectual things but instead: fall fashion. Looking over two recent purchases it was made clear to me that I have a growing affinity for stripes. More will be acquired and added to the collection, trust me.
There was a photo for this day, I promise. It was a photo of a necklace I made. But I can't find it so apparently it is gone forever. Too bad. I remember trying to photograph the necklace and how tricky it was to get all close-up and macro because the darn thing was so tiny and intricate. So there's no photo that I took that day, and I'm terribly sorry. Sunday, August 17th was a very dull day as far as I can remember. I can't remember anything about it actually so ... I guess it's fitting that there's no photo.
On Friday I attended the funeral of my great aunt Doris. I don't have any clear memories of Doris because probably the only times I met her were when I was very young. Still, it was a very somber day but also a beautiful celebration of her life. When we arrived at the cemetery the sun came out and shone down on us as if she was saying, "I'm here, thanks for coming." It was a beautiful day and it's always interesting to meet members of your family you didn't even know you had. It's strange when you realize just how many people in the world you are connected to by blood.