Weekend Update

Happy Monday everyone! It’s gorgeous and sunny, and while I wait for some programs to download onto my loaner computer I figure I’ll recap our weekend!

I got up early and did a quick 10-minute run on the treadmill followed by 30 minutes of Jillian Michael’s Yoga Meltdown.

After taking Isla to school, Kyle and I ran some errands in the morning; we picked up our tax paperwork (we get a return, woo-hoo!), visited the chiropractor, and looked at a house that’s for sale with our realtor. (Which we decided wasn’t quite what we’re looking for.) I tossed dinner into the crock-pot (carne asadas) when we got home, and then just hung around the house until it was time to get Isla from school. We ran a couple more quick errands before supper, then came home and watched the Blue Jays game/ate dinner.

It was a horribly rainy day, but I headed out to try out a spin class at the new(ish) spin studio in Kamloops, K Spin.


It was a helluva good workout, but I think the heat was accidentally left on because it was ridiculously hot! I was literally pouring sweat and was completely exhausted by the time I got home. I showered and refuelled my body with nutrients, and then helped supervised Kyle while he changed the oil in the truck.

I had promised Isla that I’d take her to the mall, so when Kyle was done the oil change we headed out sans Norah since she was napping. Isla needed new tights for her upcoming dance recital in June, as well as new runners, plus I promised her that she could buy herself something if she was good. We were successful in finding everything, so Isla bought herself an LOL Doll. (Can someone please explain the allure behind these overpriced trinkets??)

We came home and Kyle and I started to make dinner, but due to a massive barbecue flare up, dinner was ruined and we ended up ordering takeout. (Greek!)

I went out grocery shopping with Norah in the morning and then after lunch Kyle headed out for a run. When Norah got up from her nap we went down to visit with my mom for a bit, and we went and had a quick visit with my Grandpa as he was lending me his PC laptop so I can do a course that requires Microsoft Access.


The girls ran around my mom’s yard for a bit and admired the bees buzzing away in her flowers, and then it was time to head home for the usual Sunday evening routine of gearing up for the week.

That’s about all we got up to! This week I’m contemplating taking Norah swimming while Isla has her lessons, and my mom’s birthday is on Friday! Oh, and more running/training for the Boogie the Bridge at the end of the month! We’re making it a family affair yet again with Kyle doing the half-marathon (his first ever!), me doing the 5K run, and Isla doing the 1K Mini-Boogie. (Norah will have to wait until next year I think.)

What’s a highlight from your weekend? 


Weekend Update (Spring Break Edition)

It’s back to reality today as Spring Break is over and real life resumes … at least for the next four days as the Easter long weekend starts on Friday.

We had a wonderful week off and while we didn’t tackle everything on the Spring Break list, we still had a great balance of lazy days and fun activities! Here’s what we ended up getting up to during our break:

The girls and I headed out to visit some friends at their farm out of town for the day! It had been far too long since we had seen them last, so everyone was super excited to get together. Isla and Norah had a blast being “farm kids” for the day, feeding cows, petting quail, and collecting chicken eggs. They were both thoroughly exhausted when we got home, so I call that a good visit!



Isla has not one, but two birthday parties to attend this week, so we went out to choose some birthday presents for the guests of honour! After that we went to the Dollar Store and the girls picked out a couple of “treats” for themselves; Isla got a couple of crafty items to keep her busy for a couple of hours, and both her and Norah got Shopkins toys. It was just enough to keep them busy while I worked on finishing up some homework that was due, so I call it a win!

Dollar Store crafts? ✔️

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We had a bunch of errands to run downtown and then we met up with my mom and her coworker for lunch. The rest of a day was fairly lazy: We watched copious amounts of Netflix and cartoons and rested as we were also all battled colds.

I decided to make it a lazy morning and we popped popcorn, cozied up on the couch, and watched the movie Ferdinand. It was a really cute movie and I think the girls watched it three more times before our rental expired! After Norah’s nap in the afternoon we went out and ran a few quick errands in a friggin’ monsoon, and then we resumed living the lazy life at home.


This was probably the busiest day of the week! I had an exam to write first thing in the morning and a job interview in the afternoon, so the girls both hung out at Kyle’s mom’s for the day!

My exam went fairly well and I felt pretty good leaving it. I had a little bit of time between that and my interview, so I enjoyed a little bit of quiet time at home by myself before getting ready for my job interview…

Full disclosure: I applied on a bit of a whim for this job and didn’t really expect to get a call, but low-and-behold, I did! I’m not sure how things will pan out, but I’ll put it down for experience since it’s been a loooooong time since I’ve ever interviewed for a position. (The last interview I had was for an internal position at the paper, so that was a solid 6ish years ago.)

Anyway, after the interview I picked the girls up and we ordered Chinese food for dinner. Kyle also brought me home a Blizzard as I was fully willing and wanting to eat my feelings that night.

Saturday was Kyle’s only day off, so Isla got to hang out with him for a bit and go for a “noisy truck ride” while he ran some errands in the morning. Norah and I hung out at home and she was being especially miserable. I ended up putting her down for a nap just after 11 and she slept for a loooooong time! Clearly she needed it. Kyle’s aunt and uncle came over for a visit in the afternoon, and we also had friends staying the night as they were in town for a wedding. Also, another one of Kyle’s friends came over to play some SNES Classic, so we ended up having a pretty good visit!

Sunday I had to go pick up a patio set Kyle found on Kijiji, so I picked up his uncle as he was the “hired muscle” and dropped the girls off at my mom’s. It turned out to be a great set for an awesome price, and we’re happy to finally have some furniture on our deck! (Now if only the weather would stay warm …)


After we got everything unloaded I went back down to my mom’s for some lunch, then the girls and I came home. Norah fell asleep on the way home, so Isla and I hung out in my bed and watched Netflix until it was time to get dinner in the oven.

That’s about it! Now it’s back to the grind and a busy few weeks as Isla heads back to school and dance, and starts swimming lessons for the next 5 weeks. No rest for the wicked, that’s for sure!

How is/was your Spring Break? Do you get one or two weeks off?

Weekend Update

Hello, beauties, and Happy Monday! This weekend was cold and awful and I’m really not loving how March has started, but in like a lion, out like a lamb, right? Right! So, here’s what we got up to this weekend!

I almost ignored my alarm in the morning and skipped my workout, but reluctantly, I dragged myself out of bed for a quick 1-mile run on the treadmill followed by 30 minutes of Jillian Michael’s Yoga Meltdown. My legs have been feeling heavy this past week (I blame this damn cold I’ve caught) so I thought a switch in exercise wouldn’t hurt.

After I took Isla to school I puttered around the house and didn’t get up to too much; I vacuumed the house and tossed dinner into the Crock Pot and was generally pretty lazy for the rest of the day. I even had a short nap in the afternoon before going to get Isla from school. Win! She was off to a birthday party, so it was just Kyle, Norah and I for dinner. After I picked Isla up it was time for her and Norah’s bedtime routine and then Kyle and I adulted hard watching bad movies on TV and playing on our phones in bed before turning out the lights. Rough life!

When I woke up the wind was blowing and it was cold and miserable outside. I had plans to go buy groceries in the morning but decided to be lazy and ordered them online to pick up in the afternoon instead. As it turns out, I’ll have to go back to the store because whoever selected my groceries got me salad dressing that was already expired … You win some, you lose some I guess!

We had a pretty lazy day otherwise until Kyle’s aunt & uncle came over to help celebrate Kyle’s birthday! It was actually on Wednesday but because Kyle worked we had a big dinner for him and he opened presents on Saturday.

On Saturday I had bid on a SNES Classic on one of those 24hr Auction pages on Facebook, so I had to go pick that up in the morning. On my way there I stopped by the grocery store to exchange my items that were messed up from my online shopping trip as well.

By the time I was done running around town it was time for lunch, and since I was feeling especially … crabby … I had a quick power nap when Norah went down for hers. I woke up from that and helped Kyle make a big batch of breakfast burritos for the freezer, then we set up the SNES Classic and relived our childhoods, haha!

That’s pretty much all we got up to on the weekend! Nothing too wild and crazy. This week doesn’t have much planned either. I live an exciting life, is what I’m saying.

What did you get up to this weekend?