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?!


i made a dream catcher when i was little and i’ve always loved the idea of them. these gorgeous ones drape the wall at junction 9 yoga and pilates studio, which might just be the more beautifully decorated space i’ve seen. i saw them a few weeks ago when i was there for a yin class, and i’ve been thinking of them ever since. i think i need to make another one…or buy a cute one on etsy, since they’ll be so much greater than what i can do.

this week has been an interesting one to say the least. coming down off a concert high is always the worst feeling, mix it with freezing temperatures and a ton of snow and it’s a hangover that last for days.

have the ghosts from your lovers past come back to haunt anyone else lately? maybe it’s because valentine’s day is so soon and everyone is lonely or desperate or something? don’t get me wrong, some attention is nice – i was suffering from incredible attention withdrawal last week – but it’s a little strange. catching up with someone i went on dates with in 2010 has been…something.

i have no strong feelings about valentine’s day this year. usually it is met with hate, a little jealousy, but mostly an overwhelming feeling that people are incredibly stupid for expecting/purchasing $44 roses from the grocery store. PSA: they are regularly priced at $19. i will, though, put up the adorable pompom garland that sister made for me, and i might even walk across the street to the lindt store and buy myself a few different flavours of individually packaged chocolate truffles.

the last lady in our group of girlfriends (me not included) has got engaged! well, on december 24 she got engaged. we are all so excited for Katey and David and tomorrow we celebrate. i’ve planned a little surprise, along with the four other gals, for our little group – i’ll tell you what it is next week. as i said, surprise!

make sure to enter my kombucha and beer giveaway if you haven’t yet.

what are you up to this weekend?