i’ve been daydreaming about filling my entire apartment with flowers. my living room is so bright and airy, it’s so welcoming of plant life. i have two plants and a cactus and almost bought 17 teeny succulents in little pots yesterday from the market. if i have any secret admirers, message sister for my address and feel free to send along beautiful blooms.

tangentially, if this rich individual would also like to buy me a new car and pay for my adult braces (which i might need), that would be really neat.

on the flower note, i really can’t wait for spring and all of the wildflowers to be in bloom. so many hiking plans, and with my full weekends free i actually have the time to enjoy allthemountains!

follow-up from last week: i sprained a few ligaments down the pointer finger/thumb side of my hand, but the good news is that i didn’t break anything in my hand says the x-ray. the pain is pretty strong, but the swelling is going down. my paw is multi-coloured, but i know it’s healing. i’ll be back to boxing in no time.

are you noticing people are becoming oversensitive about, well, everything? i mentioned a general company policy to someone on instagram the other day (from the work account) and they responded back to tell me how attacked and hurt they felt by that. i could only shake my head.

the skin on my face is so ridiculously dry, no matter how much moisturizer i put on. someone help! i’ve been trying to fix it, and then a report on 660 news radio this morning talked about how dry skin makes your skin age faster, and i freaked out a little in my car. there was a great deal of rearview mirror glancing at my dry, flaky forehead.

this weekend we’ll be celebrating Jen’s 30th and sunday is full of fitness plans. i’ll be the one in the corner protecting my mitt.


what’s up for the weekend?

i went boxing at UNDRCARD studio last night with the blog squad girls and Jess. it’s a super fun workout; i really enjoy punching things and getting my aggression out. sadly, i threw a funny punch near the beginning of the class and feel like i’ve broken my hand. i’m sure it’s just a sprain or something, but i’m having a horrendous time using my right hand. it’s swollen and bruised, and if this pain keeps up i’ll get some x-rays done to make sure i didn’t do anything serious. leave it to me to be ultimately clumsy.

i’ve always known hands are kind of important, but once you’ve hurt your dominant hand, you don’t really realize how many mindless things you do with it. regularly simple things like doing up my bra, pulling up my pants, and blowing my nose have all been much more difficult this morning. i do love putting pen to paper, but at this time i’m much happier that technology has taken over. i can still type slowly, but trying to hold a pen has been a challenge.

more important news of the day: sister gets the keys to her condo! i’m so excited for her. it’s been a year and a half in the making! i’m sad i can’t be at home to help her paint, like i did for her first place, but i’m really pumped to see it in may when i’m home for a visit.

oh ya, i booked a flight to go home for a week in may over the long weekend! i’ve got a good dose of toronto homesickness happening, so may can’t come soon enough.

don’t have many plans for the weekend, which is good because i feel like i haven’t slept at all this week. i get to see Erin’s new place, and try a brunch place up in the northwest by her that i’ve been wanting to go to for a while – i just never had a reason to drive that far for brunch before.


what’s up this weekend?

it’s true, i’ll always take the side of tea in any argument. once you treat me nicer than an a london fog, we’ll talk.

i got sick again. my immune system is really trying to show 2017 that it’s boss. a cold this time. but actually, where does all the phlegm come from? i haven’t been able to be two feet from tissues since saturday.

sadly, this put a damper on monday’s plans of a surprise going away dinner for Leslie with the blog squad girls. i was there for the surprise and to say hello and goodbye, but with two pregnant ladies, a new born and new mama at the table, i wasn’t going to risk getting anyone sick. Texas will be an incredible place to live, but we’ll all miss Leslie in calgary.

this week’s abnormally high temperatures has me craving spring. we’ve had a lot of cold snaps and snow in calgary this winter, and the opportunities to walk everywhere without 19 layers on has been few and far between. it was 15 degrees yesterday. i walked to the dentist, down 17th to get coffee, and back home to open all of the windows in my condo. it’s so much easier to be happy with a warm breeze and sunshine filling your living space.

after doing all my dishes, taking out the garbage and breaking down and sorting the recycling last night (so productive) i wrote out a meal plan and grocery list for next week. guess grocery shopping is in my future; my least favourite part. i need to try to hit this sickness from every angle possible, and healthy nourishing food never seems to hurt. in reality, i’m only craving ice cream, but haven’t eaten any, because phlegm.

i’m meeting up with heather tomorrow for drake yoga. it’s pretty silly how excited we are for this, but drake, hip-hop and yoga all in one – followed by brunch – is something to get giddy over. *drizzy prayer hands*

other than that, i don’t have any plans for the long weekend here in alberta (and some other provinces). if i can breathe i’ll head to jess’s spin class on sunday.


what’s up for the weekend?!