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1. Last night I got an awesome text. I got invited to the Flames/Oilers game tomorrow night. Whenever we play the Oilers it’s always an extra intense game cause the rivalry is so big. I’m pretty excited.

2. I have also going to see the Flames play the Avalanche on Thursday. That’s right, two games in under a week. I’m one pretty happy person right now.

Broken Dresser January 25 2013

3. This week my dresser fell apart. The middle shelf literally fell out in my hands. It had been having problems for awhile – I couldn’t open the bottom drawer unless I was very careful – so I guess I can’t complain. I knew it was coming.

Putting Together New Dresser January 25 2013

4. I ended up at Ikea to look for another one – which I found for a pretty decent price. Wednesday night I bribed my brother to help me put it together. He thought I was weird for wanting to count all the little pieces to make sure we had them all before we started. Really though, what’s the point of building half of it if there’s pieces missing?

Running Room Magazine January 25 2013

5. I got some weekend reading in the mail the other day.

6. The boyfriend and I are going for sushi for date night tonight. I’ve been craving it for the last little while, so I’m looking forward to it.

7. Do you have any exciting plans for the weekend?

This post is better late than never, right? Just pretend it’s Monday while you’re reading this.

Five Guys September 25 2012


I went to Five Guys for the first time on Friday night. The boyfriend lives a couple blocks away from one, so we thought we’d check it out. I got a little cheeseburger and we shared some Cajun fries. It was pretty good.

Saturday was mostly errands and laundry. Saturday night was a friend’s birthday party. You know you’re getting old when your friends turn 30-something and it doesn’t sound old. As a teenager I would have thought that was ancient! I had a barbequed burger and veggies and piece of pumpkin birthday cake for dessert.

Inglewood Bird Sanctuary September 23 2012 (3)

Sunday I spent with the boyfriend. We ended up at the Inglewood Bird Sanctuary. Neither of us had ever been there before. There were quite a few paths to walk along. It was really pretty with the changing leaves.

Inglewood Bird Sanctuary September 23 2012 (1)

I swear there are birds in this photo! The Canadian Geese are by the closest island. Ironically we only saw one other bird there. Kind of funny that at the bird sanctuary we only saw two different birds.

Inglewood Bird Sanctuary September 23 2012 (2)

I would definitely go for a walk here again. Even though we were there on a Sunday morning with quite a few other people, it never felt crowded.

The bird sanctuary is in a pretty cute neighbourhood. On the way there we passed a Mexican restaurant, so we went to it for lunch. We shared a plate of nachos (oh so cheesy and delicious) and a chicken quesadilla. I may or may not have had a margarita.

Anne of Windy Poplars September 25 2012 (1)

Little Men Jo's Boys September 25 2012

We walked over to a used book store after lunch. I found the fourth Anne of Green Gables book I had been looking for. I also found the other two books in the Little Women series, which I haven’t read yet. The best part of finding these books is that they don’t look like they’ve ever been read.

Shaun of the Dead September 25 2012

Once we got back to the boyfriend’s place we decided to watch Shaun of the Dead. I don’t think that movie ever gets old. If you haven’t seen it I would definitely recommend it.

Garden Tomatoes September 24 2012

I thought I saw something read on one of the tomato plants, and when I went outside to check it out, I was right. I ended up picking quite a few tomatoes. They were perfectly sweet. No matter how many tomatoes I eat from the grocery store, none of them taste like garden grown ones.

Sunday night I had my second yoga class. We did a lot of the same poses, so it was great to be able to do them again because this time I kind of knew what I was doing. It was the perfect way to end the weekend.

What was your favourite part of your weekend?

Please tell me I’m not the only one who’s amazed when the weekend is suddenly over. Seriously, where did it go?

Weekend in Review (1)

I had bought a Groupon earlier in the week for Far Burger. My dad loves that place, so we went together on Friday for lunch. I’d never been there before so it was a new experience for me.

Weekend in Review (2)

I decided on a veggie burger (my first veggie burger ever!), which I really liked. I’d get it again in a heartbeat. It was pretty big though. I only ate a 1/3 of my fries – it was just too much food.

Weekend in Review (3)

After lunch I ended up doing a little shopping. On the way to the store I wanted to go in we walked past a sports store. They had these big metal things outside on the sidewalk. I had to have my picture taken as a goalie. It’s probably the closest I’ll ever get to playing.

Friday night I went to a barbeque at my boyfriend’s friend’s place. There were hamburgers, beer, and roasted marshmallows. Does it get any better than that?

Saturday morning  I went for a walk with a friend. We ended up going 5k in a little over an hour, which is pretty good considering we had two dogs and a little one in a stroller.

Saturday afternoon I spent looking for a bike. I’ve narrowed it down to 2 or 3, and hopefully I’ll buy one this week. I’m pretty excited about getting a new bike.

Saturday night was a girl’s night. We went to go see Paranorman (I really liked it), and then went for drinks afterwards. The pub was right by the movie theatre. We got an amazing platter with wings, seafood, and potstickers. So tasty! By the time we left I think it was later than we all thought it would be. Apparently we’re pretty good at talking.

Pocky September 17 2012

Sunday for lunch I went to a sushi restaurant with the boyfriend. While I’ve had sushi before, this was my first time eating at an actual sushi restaurant. I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t a little nervous about it, but he assured me there were lots of options if I didn’t want fish.

I ended up really liking it for the most part. The California rolls were amazing, along with a veggie roll I got. I tried the boyfriend’s spicy tuna rolls, but wasn’t a huge fan of it. The gyoza’s were great too. All in all I’d definitely go back. They brought us a box of Pocky at the end of the meal, which I have yet to try. They look pretty tasty and full of sugar, so I’m sure I’ll like them.

After all that food at lunch, I played floor hockey Sunday afternoon. Somehow I managed to avoid throwing up, which was good. I put in 110%, and almost had one or two goals. It was lots of fun,

Unfortunately I was pretty exhausted when I got home, even though I had a yoga class Sunday night, I definitely shouldn’t have played as hard or as long at hockey, cause the yoga class was really tough.

So that was my weekend. What did you do?

Friday August 10 2012


Is it just me or is anyone else very grateful that it’s Friday? I have two work free days ahead of me that I’m really looking forward to. I think it’s when I have a long week at work that I most enjoy the weekends.

I have a date tonight, but other than that I have absolutely nothing else planned for the weekend. It’s going to be nice not to have my weekend full of things I have to do. I’ll actually get a break!

After work this afternoon I stopped by Old Navy cause their jeans were on sale. Of course once I was in there and looking around, I ended up getting a couple other things too, but when you’re at Old Navy it can’t be too bad for the budget, right?

If you haven’t seen it yet, you should check out today’s Google Doodle. Take it from someone who’s played as keeper, it’s a lot easier to play online than in real life!

Speaking of soccer, yesterday Canada played France for the bronze medal in women’s soccer. It was on really early in the morning here, and I knew if I turned it on, I wouldn’t want to turn it off when it was time to leave for work. So instead I kept checking the score online. Right before I had to leave, I checked one more time, only to find out what Canada had won! I was pretty excited to say the least. Those ladies definitely deserved it and worked hard. This is the first team medal Canada has won in 74 years. Hopefully it won’t take another 74 years to win another one!

Enjoy your weekend.

Girly Stuff July 25 2012

Who knew girly stuff was so expensive. I was out or almost out of a bunch of stuff so I ended up heading to Wal Mart to get replacements.

I usually hate shopping there, but they have most things cheaper than anywhere else. I figure I can put up with annoying customers and employees that have no idea what they’re doing to save some money. I went voluntarily, so I guess I shouldn’t be complaining to begin with.

Anyways, I by the time I got all the things I needed and the cashier told me how much the total came to, I was kind of shocked. It was all essentials (yes, shampoo and conditioner are essentials as I have collar bone length hair – I would be pretty disgusting if I didn’t use them), but it’s still surprising how expensive all that stuff is.

Besides shampoo and conditioner I got mousse (to attempt to give my lifeless fine hair some volume), hairspray, toner, shave gel, contact solution, and sunscreen (I work outside for a living, so I go through at least a couple tubes of it each summer).

I may have also gotten some candy, which although it wasn’t something that was on my list, I still felt I needed when I walked past it. I’m pretty sure that’s how Wal Mart is able to have such low prices – it’s those darn impulse buys!