I’m not the only who’s enjoying the time off. My dogs seem to be having a grand old time at mom’s place, making the most of her comfy couches…
Today, we headed east to pay a visit to my Auntie Jeanette. At 93, she’s still as chatty as ever. I remember, back when my grandmother was still alive (my grandmother who lived to 112 by the way), my aunt used to pick up her meds for her. One day, when she went by the pharmacy for a pick-up, the pharmacist handed her the meds and started giving her very specific instructions: “Now, when you take these pills, you have to take them with food – ”
“Oh, they’re not for me,”my aunt informed him. “They’re for my mother.”
“Sure they are,”said the pharmacist, no doubt assuming my elderly aunt had lost her mind. “They’re for your mother…”
We had dinner reservations at my fave Montreal restaurant, Au Pied de Cochon. But we got downtown early to hit a few places: Fouvrac (where I picked up some maple chocolate), Rhubarbe (a little pasty shop where we enjoyed a buttery mille-feuille), and Point G (where I had a terrific pistachio macaron – and bought a half dozen for good measure).
And then, it was dinner time!
I was really looking forward to the Pouding de Chomeur for dessert – only to be told it wasn’t on the menu. Apparently, the restaurant uses their own maple syrup for the dish and, since they were out of their own maple syrup, they elected not to take it off the menu. Very disappointing. Their pecan pie for 2 was fine, but their lemon meringue tart was another pleasant surprise.
And tomorrow, we’re Toronto-bound. A big week lies ahead: Jelly goes in for her stem cell booster, Maximus goes in for his anti-cancer vaccine, and we bid a fond see-you-later to Carl who wraps up his Toronto stint on Friday.