Yesterday morning we went to Smitty's Restaurant and I had a really healthy meat-lovers skillet with bacon, sausage, ham, cheese, hash browns, and probably things I'm forgetting. In any case, it was an absolutely wonderful breakfast. They're supposed to have really good waffles and pancakes, but since I got the skillet, I didn't try them. I did get their waffle iron and a box of waffle mix though, so I'll be able to make waffles soon. Okay, so actually, I was going to get that stuff, and I'd asked to have it put on a separate bill, but then Bruce took my check and wouldn't give it back, so who am I to complain. GRIN!! In case anyone ever wondered, he's a really sweet guy!! And no, he's not paying me to say that about him.
We came back here and hung out for the rest of the day, and I threw in some mini pizzas for supper. They were really good for frozen pizzas. I'm really thrilled with a lot of the Canadian food stuff up here!! There are some really incredible things.
This morning I got to see a more summerish part of Winnipeg. I was reclining in a chair, listening to my Stream, and completely minding my own business, when I heard something buzzing around my head. It kept landing on me, and I was able to grab it. In the process of getting a grip on it though, it got me in the neck. I had every intention of drowning the stupid thing, but in the process of attempting to extricate myself from the blanket and put the footrest of the recliner back down, I dropped it and wasn't going to be stupid enough to attempt to find it again. A couple of hours later when Bruce's roommate came home he informed us that there were several bees hanging around the general vicinity of where I was sitting. Bruce got stung last night, and then of course I got it this morning. I gotta tell you all one thing. Overall, people may be more polite here in Canada, but their bees are just as rude and unforgiving. As long as I don't move my head too much now it doesn't hurt, but hopefully the swelling will go down fairly quickly. Just ouch!!!
There's a mall here in Winnipeg that offers a personal shopper to anyone who is blind so that they can go around to the different stores in the mall and do shopping. After promising Bruce that I wouldn't make him go with me, I set up a time for Tuesday when I'll be going. There are a few things that I'd like to get, and I just want to see how the service works. I've already had very good luck with their Handi-Transit service, except for yesterday morning when Bruce and I got a guy who really needs to be reported, and pretty much every other experience I've had here has been really good as well, so I'm looking forward to the shopping experience. And, get this! One of the Mall's anchor stores is Wal-Mart! I've never heard of that as part of a mall before.
On Friday I'll be touring the CNIB recording facilities. Bruce has told me about how they go about producing their talking books, but I'm really curious to see the process myself; the equipment, so on and so forth. Bruce has to work on Friday, so I'm going to walk from where I'm staying over to his building, (yay for GPS and for his work being so close), for lunch, and then I'll walk across the street to CNIB for the tour.
Other than that, I don't have too much else to write about at the moment. I'm sure that'll change though, especially after I single-handedly beat the pants off of Bruce and his friends at Thursday night's Blackjack game. I'll keep you all informed. GRIN! Later!