Sunday, May 15, 2005

I have had a really nice weekend.

Friday night with Raye, chatting and then for dinner and then a fashion show in my closet. Saturday, I woke up and had a leisurely cup of tea while I read the paper and waited for Raye to wake up. I even made cornmeal muffins before we went out for a walk down Mount Pleasant. We found some fantastic consignment clothing shops and second-hand bookstores and spent money we probably didn't need to. At least I didn't buy the second-hand hot pink pashmina. But you know, maybe I'll go back...

Then Alex and I met up to shop for his neices' confirmation gifts before racing off to catch the train to Oshawa. Today we went to the confirmation and out for a glorious lunch with his whole family.

Afterwards, we all went back to Alex's parents' house where all the guys shaved their heads in support of Alex's dad who has started chemotherapy. Alex is really self conscious about it, but I think it looks OK. He certainly looks tougher. All he needs is an earring and some cool shades to really pull off the look.

I think it's nice that they've done that. I'm really sad that his dad is going through all this. It must be really difficult to deal with. I don't know what I would do. His dad tried to tell me that I have to get my dad to quit smoking.

"He's killing himself," he said. I told him that we've all said something at one time or another, but I'm sure my dad is fully aware of the risks at this point. How could he NOT be? But I don't think it really matters what I say. He has to want it.

Other than these sobering thoughts, Alex and I had a nice weekend together. Very nice.

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