Monday, February 04, 2008
Lorne, Andrew and Peter took me out for beers at the Perch late on Friday. Although the closed kitchen couldn't bake us any nachos after 10, they at least didn't kick us out at 11. This is a group of guys I don't often talk about, but every couple of months we hook up for what usually turns into a couple of hours of intense conversation, and it's become something I value a lot. Andrew's wickedly smart and insightful, Peter brings a very grounded, straight-up perspective, and Lorne would probably say something about how much he relishes the fellowship of his friends -- it might be his ideal setup, and he's the point-man for the whole operation.
I got to sleep in on Saturday, a rare treat for sure. We hung around with the kids through the morning, and Lorne and the girls came over for a quick toboggan session later in perfect weather. My mom and dad came to take care of the kids while Tannis and I zipped out to Theo's in Penticton for some great Greek. Sunday I drew with the girls, and in the afternoon we skated at the Dueck's perfect Faulder rink. A few beers, watched some hockey, and then I guess we stayed long enough that they made us supper...pretty ideal for me.