nyxie's parents came down to visit last weekend. I met her mother a few months back, but this is the first time her father and I met. The four of us went out for dinner on Saturday night -- they were a bit nervous about not having reservations, but I think that they really just had a hard time imagining the number of places to eat in Ottawa and understanding the "no reservations on weekends" policy that's popular at a lot of places we like. We ended up in the new expansion of the Black Thorn with good beer and gourmet pizzas. On Sunday, Dad and Golda came up from Belleville, and all of us and Mom and Jim went out for brunch, and everyone hit it off well. WHERE'S THE FAMILY DRAMA? THIS STUFF DOESN'T WRITE EXCITING ENTRIES, FOLKS!!
Before they came up we did a big spring cleaning in the apartment. What a difference! Both of us are giggling about our place again. Need to remember to work at keeping it the way it is.
The motorcycle hunt still hasn't started, although I'm keeping an eye on ads. I want to wait until I've finished my intro course so I have some idea about how a bike should feel, especially the transmission and clutch. I'm hoping to have some gear (at least helmet and jacket) by the end of next weekend. I can't wait to get riding, but I'm not really looking forward to the whole finding/buying/registering/insuring process. Too many chicken-and-egg problems.
Tonight we're meeting the first photographer we're considering using for the wedding. Having no idea what I want might make it hard to decide what I like, but we'll see what happens.