DO ALL THE THINGS: Monthly Wrap-Up — The February Freeze

As I stood outside, chipping away at our icy walkway with a spade borrowed from our in-laws (because remember, our garage is still frozen shut from the ice storms), I suddenly recalled that February started with a surprise visit from my parents.

2012 Africa Trip — Coming Home — Unshaven Case
This… is pretty much what I looked like on February 1st.

Having missed out on seeing DoomzToo for the entire month of January, they came to Casa de Palmer to see a scruffy Casey Palmer in his house clothes, a relaxing weekend planned with his family and sister-in-law, who was visiting from Ottawa.

Lesson learned — always dress like you’re ready for anything.

Regardless, another month’s come and gone, much of it spent seeking refuge from the harsh Canadian winters we face each February. Many of my Canadian peers likely read this with disdain — after all, what does Toronto know about the cold? — but while we don’t share the massive snowfalls or the extensive swaths of black ice you endure while commuting to your destinations, we too know freezing winds that chill you to the bone. We too know the misery of days all too short, sun blotted out by snow, hail and all manner of projectile falling from above to ruin our days.

In short, fellow Canadians, we know your feel.

#100HappyDays — Day 11 — Sliders @ the Two Bite Saloon

#100HappyDays — Day 11 — Sliders @ The Two Bite Saloon
Five kinds of sliders here — Beef burger (prime chuck topped with mustard, tomato and house pickles); Pulled Pork (smoked, pulled, tossed in house BBQ, and topped with slaw); Fried Chicken; Pork Belly and Sausage.

I’d posted this yesterday on my Instagram for my #100HappyDays post, but it’s hard to get a blog together when you’re at a bar for some good times with friends. Fortunately, Tiff knows her spots and the Two Bite Saloon was an amazing place to catch up with a stellar crew that Justin put together.

It was a good night — one of my rare ones out now that I’m a family man — so in a world where every social moment counts, it was good that the night was a great one!

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#100HappyDays Day 11/100 — delicious!

–case p.