Day 24: A Giant Gingerbread Tiger Would Be Really Cool
Slept like crap, but had a good day. Picked up Pam (who you may remember from such posts as this and many others that I can't find right now and I have to get to bed - but she's the apple to my core, the cream to my ice, the soul to my less, and I love her) and went to Manotick - charming little town about ten minutes away that has some cute little stores that we weren't sure were open, but also a Giant Tiger, which we were confident was.
Even though the Giant Tiger is spitting distance from my doctor's office, we had trouble finding it. We kept going to the street where we thought it was and it.... wasn't. Then we'd say "maybe the next street?" and it was quite a few streets but oh well, we got our steps in. We bought some thermal socks and pajama pants and Christmas decorations at Giant Tiger, then went to a couple of the small cute stores and bought some fancy balsamic vinegar and Christmas present stuff.
|(Back when we could hang out like this instead of, well, you know)|
|(I don't buy decorative signs, but if I was going to...)|
Then we went to a Gingerbread Store. An ENTIRE STORE MADE OF GINGERBREAD. Okay, not really, but it smelled like it was made entirely of gingerbread, and it was full of gingerbread cookies and gingerbread house kits and giant cookies and giant houses like this:
Then I took Pam home and went to buy more paint because we needed more paint and I just found a coupon for thirty percent off paint and it happens VERY RARELY that I find a coupon for stuff I actually need right when I actually need the stuff, so this was very exciting (don't judge my life). The paint guy was really nice and helpful, and not condescending even when I accidentally asked for a litre instead of a gallon.
I knew exactly what colours I needed, but man, do you ever just get swept away by paint swatches, and their insanely whimsical names?
These are called Alchemy and Fervent Brass, you guys. ALCHEMY. And FERVENT BRASS.