1200 – 12:50 a.m.: Watch double episode of Million Dollar Listing: New York, one of Akemi’s favorites. She’s particularly fond of Fredrik and even purchased his audio book. I, on the other hand, am with Team Ryan.
3:00 a.m.: Wake up with a recurring cough and congestion. A progression of that lung thing? Benilyn is my friend.
6:00 a.m.: Lulu starts dry-heaving. I am UP and she is OFF the bed – just in time. She has been restless all night. Akemi says she ate something “yellow” off the elevator floor. Mustard? Ecstasy? She is seems agitated so I massage her back until she falls asleep, some 45 minutes later.
7:00 a.m.: Start checking and responding to birthday messages!
8:00 a.m.: I jump out of bed to answer my first birthday call! Only to discover it’s my alarm going off. Time to wake up.
9:30 a.m.: Get reacquainted with Toronto traffic.
10:00 a.m.: Find THIS sitting in my office compliments of Alice and co. in the production office…
Inside = a chocolate selection from Soma, Toronto’s premier chocolatier.
11:30 a.m.: Return to the apartment with a bunch of stuff I’d been storing in my office since I left town = socks, doggy beds and, for Akemi, the “humidifighter” (“It fights for humidity!” – Akemi). I manage to ease the car into my extra-tight parking spot.
Fits like a glove! Of course because the doors won’t open, the only way in and out is through the sun roof.
12:30 p.m.: Lunch and gelato with my former Toronto nemesis, Tara Yelland.
I couldn’t imagine two people having more fun!
3:00 p.m.: Pass out on the bed and nap for 30 minutes until Lulu hops up onto my chest and then, when I fail to respond, sneezes on my face.
5:00 p.m.: Early dinner at Buca Yorkville
My favorite dish was the tiramisu – which I was too busy eating to photograph.
6:30 p.m.: Take the dogs for a walk, field some phone calls, update the blog and then the night is WIIIIIIDE OPEN? How shall we cap off my birthday celebrations? A trip to the CN Tower where we’ll take in a breathtaking view of the city? Drinks at an upscale bar? Dancing? Nah. We’ll probably just watch another two episodes of Million Dollar Listing: New York.