(I wrote this on Sunday and forgot to post it until today)
First: While I was in Vancouver, Meg and I got our invitations for our ten year high school reunion. They booked it for a weekend when we will both be in Regina! And it sounds quite nice: formal-ish evening event (dressy but booked at a curling club) and then the next morning there's a family pancake breakfast on the lawn of our high school.
I didn't realise that I'd be so excited. I think it helps that I had such a nice time at the wedding of two high school friends, last summer. I'm looking forward to seeing everyone again, and it's nice having something to look forward to. (Face it: we all knew that I would be the sort to attend the reunions. I was also the Assistant Editor of the yearbook!)
Second: I have been cooking a bunch with my two favourite toys in the kitchen -- my KA mixer and my well-seasoned cast iron frying pan. I stole the frying pan from my Mom, and had it in with my camping gear for years. My Mom took it from Grandma. Seriously: it's well-seasoned. Everything cooks so nicely in it, and it's surprisingly non-stick.
My friend Rebecca got me digging out my frying pan from the camping gear after she demonstrated how wonderful popcorn tasted when popped in cast iron. And now I use it for everything. (My favourite: marinating chicken breasts in "Sweet Saskatchewan Heat" hot sauce and then frying them up on the pan. I tried it first on a camping trip, and now I crave it all the time. Chris's favourite: we made our best nachos ever by putting them in the oven in that skillet.)