A Little Break

[On my way to town]

Today (Wednesday) I had some small errands to run at the mall. I took some photos along the way. The top photo is the main thoroughfare through the North Shore of the city. You can see the mountains in the background . The very large building on the left side of the photo is a Full Gospel Church.

[Getting closer to the mall]

[Looking across the street to a 2nd mall]


I made my way to the yarn shop in this small mall. I was looking for red yarn to mend a sweater sleeve of mom's. The salesclerk recommended red embroidery thread and I accepted her recommendation, happy to be on my way with a beautiful shade of red thread.

I also felt very hungry as a I passed by a place called "Senor Froggy's", a local Mexican restaurant. I decided to stop and have a taco and some Mexi-fries. Here is my window view of the busy traffic from my table.


Once I placed my order, I quickly grabbed a few small pots of salsa for my Mexi - fries. I was so hungry (I was having a low blood sugar attack) that when my order arrived I forgot to take a photo until half way through so this doesn't look so appetizing.

The snack break also gave me a chance to enjoy this casual restaurant's decor and furnishings. I like this new location for the restaurant. The former location was just across the street but this new place feels much more spacious with it's very high ceilings.


[There are all kinds of lovely plates adorning the walls].

[And tin frames]


After my snack of Mexican food, I dropped by the dollar store to get some colouring books for my niece who will be visiting for lunch. She has asked for two colouring books. I purchased 6 of them so my mother can ration them out to her over the coming weeks.

I am not sure if I've mentioned it before, but my niece is autistic and her current obsession is the Australian Band, INXS. She has "ordered" an INXS t-shirt as she has virtually destroyed the one she bought at the INXS concert just over a year ago.

I called Wal-Mart, an American mega bargain store, to see if they had any INXS t-shirts for sale. The young lady I spoke to said Wal-Mart does not carry them so I looked for merchandise on the INXS website. Wouldn't you know it, their website is under construction!

I then searched on line and found that most INXS t-shirts for sale appear to be located in the UK. It prompted me to decide to make a t-shirt. I called the local pharmacy about photo transfer services for t-shirts. They provide the service but sadly, this procedure cannot be done on site.The job order will be sent out of town and it will take up to two weeks to get the t-shirt. I've decided to wait until I return home later this week to place my order and send the t-shirt by express post when it is ready. This will be a nice surprise for my niece. The trick will be to find just the right photo for the t-shirt. I'm thinking this one below might work. My niece only started listening to INXS when JD Fortune joined the band (he is no longer with them) so it seems like an appropriate photo.



7 comments:

  1. Hi Joyful,
    i wish i had a nice Mexican restaurant near home !
    xoxo

    ReplyDelete
  2. What a treat it was to (virtually) spend the day with you! I would sit down to that mexican meal with you any day!

    Perhaps we can persuade your niece to become a fan of The Tullys!!!

    ReplyDelete
  3. Lala, it is so nice to have access to a Mexican restaurant here. I don't live near one myself in Vancouver :-)

    ReplyDelete
  4. Awww, Shell you are so sweet to visit me for the day :-) I can't wait to get your post (maybe it is there already and I will see it when I get home on Monday night).

    Next time I see my niece I will introduce her to the wonderful music of the Tullys. xx

    ReplyDelete
  5. What a treat it was to (virtually) spend the day with you! I would sit down to that mexican meal with you any day!

    Perhaps we can persuade your niece to become a fan of The Tullys!!!

    ReplyDelete
  6. Hi Joyful,
    i wish i had a nice Mexican restaurant near home !
    xoxo

    ReplyDelete
  7. Awww, Shell you are so sweet to visit me for the day :-) I can't wait to get your post (maybe it is there already and I will see it when I get home on Monday night).

    Next time I see my niece I will introduce her to the wonderful music of the Tullys. xx

    ReplyDelete

Thank you for visiting and commenting This blog does not allow Anonymous comments or comments with hotlinks directing readers to another page.

On My Walk Today

 Hi friends, I've had a busy few days despite the rainy and stormy weather we've been having.  I had to run out and do errands on Fr...