Let's see... what have I done since last Thursday? Well on Friday me and Mat ran around most of the day doing errands together, first we went to the south shore to get some stuff done for him and stop off at his mom's place for a while to pick up his brother, then to the Revenue Quebec offices downtown for some paperwork for me (and waited about an hour for it). Afterwards we went back to my place to have dinner and watch a movie, both me and Mat had already seen it, and Max fell asleep lol. So I made dinner and then we packed up and left to go to Mat's dad's place till Sunday, Mat had his daughter over for the night there for the first time. So we arrived there at around 8:45pm Friday evening, and sat and talked for a while before going to bed.
On Sat. morning we were up at around 8:30am, we made breakfast and then I got dressed, tidied up a bit and did some laundry while Mat put up some gyprock in the basement with his dad before we left at noon to go pick up his daughter at her mom's place. She was sick with the flu and fever, but when Mat offered to come back next weekend she insisted on going to her dad's place. So we took her back to Mat's dad's place and gave her her birthday presents which she played with for a while and then she had a bath and a nap. After dinner we went to rent some movies, 1 for her and 1 for the rest of us. When we got back Mat and his daughter went downstairs to watch her movie and I went and sat on the front porch for a while before the sun set. There were tons of june bugs flying around the houses and trees, there were lots of birds singing, and it had rained all day and the sun had finally come out just before setting, it was really nice out. I saw some woods off further so I decided to take a walk and investigate. I found a little 4-wheeler track going through empty fields down at the end of a dead end. The fields were full of low fog, and it was so pretty with the twilight and bats flying around overhead and the frogs singing. The end of the road overlooked a golf course with woods around it and the 4-wheeler track running beside it through the trees.
The last house at the end overlooking the golf course was still being built, I wish I could buy it just to site outside and listen to the frogs and birds singing in the evening with the fog on the golf course at twilight. It must be beautiful there in the winter too. I went back home when it started to get too dark to see through the woods. I didn't get any pictures though cause I forgot (gasp!) to go back inside to get my camera before going for a walk. By then their movie was almost finished, when it was over Mat put his daughter to bed and we watched a movie with his dad and went to bed after.
Sunday morning we had to get up early to drive her back to her mom's place by 9am, then we went to my parents place and Mat waited for me there while I was at church. Afterwards I invited some friends from church over for coffee, and they stayed for half an hour or so, after they left me and Mat stayed another half hour and left as well to go back to Montreal. Before leaving Mat's friend Dew called us and invited us over to try some of the rum he had brought back from Cuba, so we stopped at his place for a while and I left quite tipsy lol. Then we went back to my place and packed up and left for Mat's mom's place since he's going to be staying there for the next two weeks to dog-sit his mom's 3 dogs while she's on vacation, and I'll be spending most of my time over there too. We arrived at around 8 or 9pm, and I made dinner and took a shower and did some laundry and went to bed.
Yesterday was nothing special besides being the first day back at work after my vacation, and I happened to find the MOST AMAZING recipe for fries EVER, which I made, took pictures of, and then consumed with glee (and some french dressing). Mat pronounced them the best fries he'd ever had as well. I'm gonna make an EVEN BETTER version tonight when I get to Mat's mom's place, I can't wait :D It's here, not the one given in the article (which I'm going to try as well soon), but the one given in the first comment by NotAmerican. I just used flour, salt, and pepper to coat the fries after they were boiled. And it's true that the oil really does explode, not in the usual sense, but it foams up like crazy, there was maybe 3 inches of oil in the bottom of the deep fryer and at least 6 inches of space till the brim, and it foamed to within an inch of the brim! I was starting to worry but then it stopped rising and eventually started to go down again. The only flaw with mine was that they were a bit too thick with the chopper I used, so tonight I'll try using the chopper first and then slicing those up in 4, I'll get something equivalent to the thickness of McDonald's fries, which is what I want because the thick ones got less crispy after a few minutes because of all the moisture still inside. Pictures will go up tonight hopefully.
Tomorrow is Canada Day, so we have the day off. I have no idea what I'll do, maybe give the dogs a bath and go back to my place to get some stuff/hang out with Scott a while if he's home.
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