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?!

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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?

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last weekend’s snowshoe adventure was not completely successful. there hadn’t been new snow in a while at lake louise, which means the trail was very packed down eliminating the need for snowshoes. we just hiked it instead. my first experience with snowshoeing will have to wait. maybe at the end of this month with the alberta adventure girls. even though my snowshoe hopes were crushed, it was still an incredibly gorgeous hike to the fairview lookout, and it has me itching for summer where i may attempt the fairview summit. i need to spend my life on the stepmill in preparation for all of my summer adventures.

i stopped into the grocery store this morning to get tupperware – because why wouldn’t you do that at 7 a.m. on a friday – and saw a large, cheerful display of tulips. they looked so happy and sweet and have me hopeful for spring ahead of another cold snap here in calgary.

have i mentioned how amazing it is to not work weekends? i quit my weekend job at the end of last year and have thoroughly enjoyed all of my saturdays in 2017. having one job (+ blog, + freelance, + school) is incredibly relaxing and a lot of fun!

i’m the most excited for this saturday, because arkells are in town and i’m very ready to sing and dance and smile like a goof all day with jess. there is no way you can’t be happy with those men around. we went to our first arkells concert together last january and had such a great time we decided to fly to seattle to see them play in april, and then went again in september when they came back to calgary for x-fest. this concert might put me in the double digits of times i’ve seen them? maybe i’m already there? i can’t fully remember them all. i’m still trying to plan an outfit, shopping may be involved. pray for me – or suggest flattering ideas.

on the annoying side of things: i’m on two types of medication that as a great side affect are supposed to make my skin great, but i actually think my complexion has got worse. dull, acne, more acne. i just increased my dosage two weeks ago, and know my body needs time to get used to it, but if my face could clean up that would be really swell. i booked a facial this evening to hopefully help with a bit of the situation. plus, i’m excited to lay still for 75 minutes and have someone be nice to me.


what’s up for your weekend?