Whatever it is, it's been really nice. We've been watching Christmas movies, listening to Christmas music, eating chocolates, and enjoying the warmth of the season.
I made some butter tarts recently, and have a couple other treats planned for the next few weeks.
We spent this weekend seeing my mom for our Christmas visit. We brought some presents to her home, and a bunch of goodies for her to enjoy, and had a nice visit on Saturday and Sunday. We were pretty wiped when we got to Saskatoon on Friday night - especially Christopher, who works a lot of overtime this time of year. We checked into the Bessborough hotel, and crashed really early.
On Saturday morning we were up early, we grabbed a couple of bagels, and then spent the day with my mom in her care home, and attended a care meeting for her.
My mom is very young to be in a care home, and most of the people in the home are quite old, and so cute. I just love old people! They are so precious! So many little old ladies compliment Christopher on his tattoos - it's pretty adorable. He's so good with them too, and always takes the time to help them out - I love it.
We went for a late lunch to The Mardi Gras Grill.
This place is a great place in Saskatoon to get soul food. We went back to visit more with my mom after our late lunch.
For dinner we dressed up and went out to Ayden. We wanted a romantic, Christmasy evening out. This restaurant is owned and operated by the first winner of Top Chef Canada. We had gone once before, and it was really good, but unfortunately last night we were dissapointed.
Our appetizers were quite good - we had scallops, and tuna (unpictured).
We shared an entree, and this is where we were really dissapointed.
We ordered the fried chicken and grits, but I wouldn't have called the side dish "grits". There were barely any grits to be found. It was a bowl of way too salty, melty cheese, with a grit or two floating around in it. It was inedible. The fried chicken left a lot to be desired too. Oh well - we're glad we only ordered one entree.
We went straight back to the hotel after dinner, and then today got my mom a bunch of groceries, and went for another visit before heading home. It was a whirlwind road trip, but nice to spend some quality time with my mom.
Tonight, we're cooking a turkey dinner! We figure the leftovers will last us until we leave for Vegas on Christmas eve. Hollllllaaaa!!
How was your weekend? What did you do?
Are you ready for Christmas?