I was off yesterday for my winter “Monday’s” off! Truthfully, it will probably be my last Monday off because things are getting busy around the office. I am noticing that when I take my Monday off now that my work load on Tuesday is hectic.
I had one full weekend! But, it was one that I will remember forever and I was very lucky to be part of Quebec history.
Saturday morning I was up with the birds making sandwiches for our annual Irish Tea at our church. The young ladies of the church take the reigns and organize this fundraiser! The senior ladies of the church get to participate rather then doing all the work! It’s a great event!
I did feel bad however because after dropping my food off I had to leave immediately rather then stay and help. I had become a delegate of our local Liberal Party riding and was packed and on my way to Montreal for the Leadership 2013 conference. I felt honored to be part of such an event and to be one of the people from our riding getting to go and vote for our new leader. The last convention was held 30 years ago! At this convention, we would be voting for the new Quebec Liberal Party leader! I was literally going to be part of making history!
After the drive to Montreal, I checked into my hotel and then went over to register for the convention and pick up my name tag. I was in awe of the arena that was all set up for the first night, just like I had seen on T.V! The first night was for Jean Charest, the past leader of the Liberal Party who would be stepping down. The night was great and all the speeches to Jean Charest were very touching. It was impressive to hear of all the great things he did in his long running as leader. Late that evening the Pontiac delegates went out for a nice supper.
The next morning was St.Patty’s Day and Ryan’s birthday! I was sad I wasn’t there but I made sure to get to the arena 2 hours early to get one of the only parking spots! Otherwise, I’d have to take a shuttle bus from a more distant parking lot, no thanks!
Even though I had to wear my non-Irish business suit, I made sure to wear this little leprechaun!
It was an exciting day gearing up to the important vote! All the sections were cheering for one of their favorite (of the 3) candidates! I was in the green section cheering for Pierre Moreau!
By lunch time, it was time to vote! It is still always exciting to me to vote. I feel so lucky to have that opportunity and right to vote! There are still many people in the world that aren’t allowed to vote. We all anxiously waited for the results to be read to see who would be the new leader!
Although my choice had not won, I am very excited and thrilled for our new Liberal Party leader, Philippe Couillard! I think he will be a phenomenal leader and as an English Quebecer, I am extremely excited and encouraged with the direction the Liberal Party is taking. There will be some difficult months ahead being that our province is currently being run by a sovereignist PQ minority government but we have a fresh new leader who (I believe) will take control of Quebec again and make things equal for ALL Quebecers!
On the ride home I was exhausted! I was pleasantly surprised by how well I did at this mainly French convention! But, after being focused on understanding what was going on around me for so long, I was mentally spent! But, I wanted to rush home to get to my Birthday Boy!
I still hate taking these left hand off ramps!! So weird!
The birthday boy had requested Wendy’s for his birthday supper! He was pretty excited when I walked in the door with his treat! And I was just as excited to be home for supper to get to spend some time with him on his special day!
The ONLY vegetarian option at Wendy’s…The Baja Salad. Which turned out to be AMAZING!! It was SOO good! I actually can’t wait to go back for it again this weekend when I do groceries! Been craving it all week!
I love my husband for many reasons. One of those reasons being that he requests a McCain cake for his birthday! I luck out of having to make him a big fancy birthday supper and dessert! My man just wants take out and frozen store bought cake! ha ha!
How was your weekend?