Saturday, February 19, 2022

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February 2022 - Toronto ON

February 2022 - FCP Toronto

When Ontario instituted vaccine passports, the 7-day case average was around 700. Now, even without proper testing, the 7-day average is over 2,600 and they are abolishing it.
Ford is fast tracking the opening of the province, with full occupancy everywhere and cancellation of the vaccine passports. Restaurants are entitled to continue to request passports. 

Sunday I was surprised by a flower delivery for Valentine's Day.

I am using up a ball of wool (probably had it for over 10 years, leftover from a sweater) to make a scarf.

Jackie - Wordle 240 2/6


Tuesday I took the 9:35 shuttle and then subway to College Park and poked around the $ store, Winners (nada) and picked up some groceries at Farm Boy.
Walking through the Royal York Hotel.

I overheard a concierge saying these gold trees would be swapped out for cherry blossoms in April.

Seems old that the cherry blossoms are already outside the hotel in very chilly, still winter February.

John went to the golf simulator and then to Costco. My Simon's order arrived.

Wednesday we took a quick car run to Farm Boy as I was still (and am still) trying to find the gluten free coconut tortillas. Didn't find them but did get other gluten free products.
Imagine wagyu hot dogs!! And gluten free. Cannot wait to try these.

Thursday John also went to the golf simulator. We've been busy watching the coverage of the Ottawa take down of the protestors. Very riveting. 
Thursday evening we attended a virtual Argentinian wine tasting hosted by our financial advisor. We were given gift cards for the LCBO (Liquor Board of Ontario) and a list of Argentina wines and cheeses we could savour during the presentation. About 50 households attended. Some with their cameras on, we kept ours off.
This notice said 5:45 to 6:15 but it should have read to 7:00. The presenter was great and we learned a lot.

It rained all day Thursday and then turned to snow. We didn't get a lot but areas around us did. We decided to go to the Stockyards as they have all the stores I wanted to visit. John ended up with 2 pairs of jeans, I got 4 tops and I bought some house stuff.
Some pics on the way - taken from the car.

Hallway is getting there.

New fake plant and towels in bathroom.


Weekend cooking was all about the Super Bowl.

Chili and garlic bread on Saturday.

Sunday wings and fries with dip and veggies.

Monday roast pork, Brussels sprouts, mashed cauliflower, roast potatoes. I have a lot of vegetables that need to be eaten this week.

Tuesday John picked up the $8 rotisserie chicken from Costco. We had it with salad.
Wednesday I made a chicken pot pie with the chicken, the bones made the gravy. It had onions, carrots, celery and turnip, I served tender broccoli on the side. The pastry was spectacular, the best I have ever made since going gluten free. Pastry has been a real bone of contention for me.

I now have to find more of this. Got 5 on our shopping trip, should be good for a while.

The pie was also lunch on Thursday. So I got 4 dinners and 2 lunches for $8.
Thursday dinner was the cheeses and cold cuts from the wine tasting.

Friday steak and poutine since John had picked up cheese curds. 


I totally binge-watched Inventing Anna. I was familiar with the story, having read about it a few years ago, I definitely have a girl crush on Julia Garner (Ruth, Ozark), we even like the same tea, Lady Earl Gray. LOVED it.
A journalist investigates the case of Anna Delvey, the Instagram-legendary heiress who stole the hearts and money of New York elites.

case sensitive: The Point of Rescue is a British crime drama series broadcast on ITV, based on the best-selling books by Sophie Hannah. BTW you can watch them on Daily Motion on your PC.

Don't Breathe 2

Kimi 2022  American thriller film directed by Steven Soderbergh and written and produced by David Koepp. The film stars Zoë Kravitz. It takes the classic concept from Rear Window (John called it) making it current in the time of Covid 19 and Alexa. Appealed to us nerds!

I also watched The English Game a British historical sports drama television miniseries developed by Julian Fellowes for Netflix about the origins of modern association football in England.


Read Downfall, set in Toronto and written by a Toronto lawyer. I have read most of his books and enjoyed them all. 
The cover of this one features the Humber Bridge which is right next to our condo.

Love these books with authentic likeable characters, with a Canadian law slant.


  1. How long is it before you can rid of this Ford bloke?

    We loved the York Hotel, even after our upgrade to nicer room with a view of construction black plastic over our window.

    Superbowl by Wedgewood amused me.

    4 dinners and 2 lunches for $8 will ensure you can spend thousands of overseas travel, once you are set free.

    Stealing hearts and money from rich New Yorker's sounds good to me. I've not hear of Point of Rescue.

  2. The Omicron boom is slowing way down here. I think I may try yoga this week at the Y (masked). It helps that my aunt and uncle in their 90s got Omicron despite all their vaccines and precautions, but had no symptoms. I feel like I'm not quite as worried about passing something on to my dad.

    I'm happy you found the wonderful gluten-free crusts that worked so well for you.

    The photo of the snow in the trees is iconic. I'd love to see that just one time!

  3. Ford always has been an idiot.

    Events here are accelerating. I'm hoping we've turned the corner in ridding ourselves of the occupation.

  4. Julia Garner is beyond amazing. I can't wait to see Inventing Anna.

    I wish we had a Sweetie Pies coming soon to our tiny Arkansas town. sigh

    Hallway looks good!

    Love the snowy trees.


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