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Recovery Day 7 – Walking, shopping, working

Date #357 – Saturday, July 26, 2014

A: Finding things that don’t require me to stare at a screen are great – so we went for a walk. A photo walk; sauntering around Church-Wellesly Village and over to some bookstores on Yonge. I also got a bunch of M&Ms because there was a promo code inside to get 2 free movie tickets. Worth it!

Spending time in the bookstore was awesome. B and I picked up a couple books – I got some pulpy syfy from the 40’s and another Bradbury book which was recommended. B got a haiku book and a Richter coffee table book. I smiled like a goof when he told me his book choices. He’s basically a dream of mine. I mean, a haiku book. Swoon.

B: A adorably worked out the cost of these bags of M &Ms and how many you would have to buy to get the 2 movie ticket deal vs the cost of 2 movie tickets and determined it was worth buying the M&Ms. I was worried about all the sugar and also that A can’t eat M&Ms because of her teeth being broken…which meant I would probably eat them all.

We went though and she was super happy. It was cute.

I love being in bookstores. I love being surrounded by all that knowledge. I can’t wait to have my own book of poetry in there. It terrifies me and that means I must do it. I bought a book of Haikus by Masaoka Shiki (I think) and I book of paintings from Gerhardt Richter (one of my favourites).

First bike ride – Date #140 – December 10, 2013

A: I finally picked up my bike from the amazing and incredibly generous people at Bikes on Wheels. It’s amazing and black and I love it. My legs hurt already but I can’t wait to ride it more and more. B and I saw the lights at Nathan Philips Square, looked at suits for him, and then biked to my place. I’m not afraid of biking, I’m afraid of getting hit by one of the many horrible drivers this city has to offer. As someone whose had a car here for 2 years (just got rid of it!!), it’s terrifying to think I’m now on the road in a different and more vulnerable capacity. But I can’t dwell too much on what could be. So I won’t. Because riding beside B on the road was fun and he said, “Aw we’re so cute,” as we were riding and I know he’s been looking forward to that moment for a while and it makes me happy knowing that he’s happy.

B: It’s true. I’ve been waiting to share my love of riding around the streets of Toronto with A for quite some time. I wasn’t ever sure the day would come (bikes aren’t for everyone). This date was so carefree, like riding, and a total blast.

I met A at Nathan Phillips Square to see the Tree and Ice Rink (yes see, not skate). We then checked out the Christmas window display at The Bay – something my family does every year and A has never seen. We then went to TopMan to check out some dress ware for myself (despite me still being in gym clothes). What do you think of this blazer?

First bike ride – Date #140 – December 10, 2013

A: I finally picked up my bike from the amazing and incredibly generous people at Bikes on Wheels. It’s amazing and black and I love it. My legs hurt already but I can’t wait to ride it more and more. B and I saw the lights at Nathan Philips Square, looked at suits for him, and then biked to my place. I’m not afraid of biking, I’m afraid of getting hit by one of the many horrible drivers this city has to offer. As someone whose had a car here for 2 years (just got rid of it!!), it’s terrifying to think I’m now on the road in a different and more vulnerable capacity. But I can’t dwell too much on what could be. So I won’t. Because riding beside B on the road was fun and he said, “Aw we’re so cute,” as we were riding and I know he’s been looking forward to that moment for a while and it makes me happy knowing that he’s happy.

B: It’s true. I’ve been waiting to share my love of riding around the streets of Toronto with A for quite some time. I wasn’t ever sure the day would come (bikes aren’t for everyone). This date was so carefree, like riding, and a total blast.

I met A at Nathan Phillips Square to see the Tree and Ice Rink (yes see, not skate). We then checked out the Christmas window display at The Bay – something my family does every year and A has never seen. We then went to TopMan to check out some dress ware for myself (despite me still being in gym clothes). What do you think of this blazer?

First bike ride – Date #140 – December 10, 2013

A: I finally picked up my bike from the amazing and incredibly generous people at Bikes on Wheels. It’s amazing and black and I love it. My legs hurt already but I can’t wait to ride it more and more. B and I saw the lights at Nathan Philips Square, looked at suits for him, and then biked to my place. I’m not afraid of biking, I’m afraid of getting hit by one of the many horrible drivers this city has to offer. As someone whose had a car here for 2 years (just got rid of it!!), it’s terrifying to think I’m now on the road in a different and more vulnerable capacity. But I can’t dwell too much on what could be. So I won’t. Because riding beside B on the road was fun and he said, “Aw we’re so cute,” as we were riding and I know he’s been looking forward to that moment for a while and it makes me happy knowing that he’s happy.

B: It’s true. I’ve been waiting to share my love of riding around the streets of Toronto with A for quite some time. I wasn’t ever sure the day would come (bikes aren’t for everyone). This date was so carefree, like riding, and a total blast.

I met A at Nathan Phillips Square to see the Tree and Ice Rink (yes see, not skate). We then checked out the Christmas window display at The Bay – something my family does every year and A has never seen. We then went to TopMan to check out some dress ware for myself (despite me still being in gym clothes). What do you think of this blazer?