I'm well into week 8 of working from home, physically distancing and what everyone generally calls the "lock-down". I've been thinking a lot about the "stay-cation" Rob and I had in February. We decided to take a week off in February to break up the winter, even though we weren't going anywhere. We did do something on this week off to make it feel very "vacationy" for me. We ate out at a restaurant almost daily. It was a way to give me a break from meal planning, grocery shopping and cooking.
I'm not lost on the irony of this. Grocery shopping 3 months ago was a breeze compared to the anxiety inducing, I need a drink after I get back from the freak show it is now. I'm meal planning and cooking more then ever, as at the moment, Rob and I have lunch together daily before he goes to work. I sometimes find myself daydreaming about that magical week off back in February, where people brought me food and drink of my choice that I didn't have to shop for, cook or do dishes!
I started that vacation week by meeting up after work on the Friday with a girlfriend at a favorite local spot, "Toast on Bloor". They make a lovely Taffy Apple Martini, and that's how I wanted to kick off vacation!
|Taffy Apple Martini at Toast on Bloor|
Below are a few pics of the food and drink we enjoyed that wonderful week off......
|Pork Schnitzel Dinner|
We joined some friends for brunch on a Sunday at Milestones. Remember how lovely it was to meet up with friends for a meal? I can't wait to do that again.
|I enjoyed the Mushroom Soup and Crab Sliders at Milestones.|
|My delicious Martini and Rob's Moscow Mule.|
|Wine and a Lemmy!|
|We shared Calamari.|
|Chicken Parmigiana for Rob.|
|Spaghetti and Meatballs for me!|
|Love the breakfast at Toast On Bloor.|
|I miss this French Toast.|
|Mango Mai Tai|
|My dinner at Red Lobster.|
|My Valentine themed Martini.|
|6oz steak with 2 lobster tails.|
|Valentine's Day Cake|
Rob and I are on vacation next week, we were suppose to be flying to Las Vegas for 5 days on Sunday. Though I am disappointed that our trip isn't happening now, we are still looking forward to the week off. This stay-cation is going to be very different then the last one, but we'll do what we always do, make the best of it.