Les Mardis de Montreal

Le weekend a commencé jeudi lorsque Peter et moi sommes arrivés à Montréal. Moi pour voir Mackenzy nager aux championnats provinciaux scolaire et Peter pour jouer dans son tournoi de hockey annuel et pour faire une surprise à Mac. Mac ne savait pas que Peter était venu de Londres pour le voir nager….

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Vendredi matin, 8 am nous étions au Canadian Tire pour procéder au changement de pneus…en même temps j’ai fait des achats de peinture (je peinture la chambre des enfants pendant que je suis ici pour la semaine), suivi par une visite au Costco pour acheter des collations pour les nageurs, pendant ce temps là Peter est aller jouar une partie de ”pick up” hockey à l’arena Bonaventure (je lui ai loué sa propre voiture pour le weekend. Divide and conquer), tout cela avant midi car nous avons rencontrés Sarah pour dîner après son examen de Calculus 3. Ouf!!!!le jetlag!

Friday afternoon we met up with Peter`s parents and sister. This annual hockey tournament is with a bunch of guys with whom Peter grew up with. Guys from the old neighborhood. There`s a lot of reminiscing, old stories, back in the day etc…it`s a lot of fun. Peter`s sister knows most guys and played ringette and Peter`s dad was heavily involved in D.D.O. hockey, so everyone knows one another. Of course, as usual, these finely tuned hockey players lost their first game Friday night, 8-3. Ouch! No matter, we all got together in the bar after the game to watch the Habs win against the Sens. Awesome! Half the team now lives in Ottawa and cheers for the Sens. A Habs win was sweet! We got home late.

Saturday morning the two of us drove to Sorel-Tracy in separate cars for the swim meet. Mac was swimming the 200 free just before 10 am. He was really surprised and happy to see Daddy there! We got him! And the grand-parents and his aunt and cousin were there. He was so happy. The 200 free was going straight to finals. He PB`d by 7 seconds but did not medal. I was happy for him. Peter left to play his 12 o`clock game and I stayed and watched Mackenzy`s team mates swim. The pool was about 55 minutes from the condo and 70 minutes from the rink. Lots of driving back and forth was done over the weekend.

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Samedi après-midi je suis retourné à Montréal pour relaxer avec Sarah. Elle avait le nez dans les livres. J’ai fait un peu de ménage, un petit roupillon et je suis retournée en direction de Sorel pour voir les finales et le relay de 200 mètres quatre nages. Peter avait sa troisième partie à 5 heures. Il a joué et ils ont gagnés, il a même compté un but. Les finales se sont bien passées, les garçons juvéniles des cantons de l’est sont arrivés en 4 ième, pas assez de jus pour une médaille. Je suis arrivée à la maison vers 8:30, j’étais crevée. Peter et Sarah venais d’arriver de souper avec l’équipe. On s’est tous couchés tôt ce soir là.

Sunday morning Mackenzy was swimming 200 IM and 100 Fly. Peter`s team was playing for bronze so he decided to come and watch Mackenzy with me. We knew that Rosa`s Ice Dogs would win it and be #3, they are always #3. They don’t usually aim higher…

Again the 200 IM went straight to finals. Mackenzy PB’d by 6 seconds and came in 7th overall. The 100 Fly, he really left it in the pool. He PB’d by 9 seconds and made it to finals. Prelims finished around 11:30 and we went to chill until finals. We came back for finals with Nanny and Pappy. He finished 6th. Didn’t matter, we were very proud of him for pushing himself. We watched the 200 free relay. Again, another 4th place for the Cantons de l’est. Was a nice meet, nice to see him swim.

Back home Sarah had ordered Chinese take out. We ate that. Peter packed and off to the airport we went. We also found out that his team did indeed win the Sunday morning game and they are #3 for another year.

Hier j’ai preparé la chambre des enfants pour la peinture. J’ai courru 5 Km avec Sarah et je suis allée visité mes parents à St-Lazare. Grosse journée! Maintenant le ”primer” est sèche, je doit allée peinturer pendant que Sarah a le nez dans les livres.

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