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Oof. I’m so glad it’s Friday today, even if it is pouring outside. Here’s a little TGIF post to celebrate the end of this crazy week!

A high of the week was celebrating Halloween with the girls! Isla and Norah both dressed up as Violet from The Incredibles and had the best time trick or treating. My mom came and joined us, so it was nice to have backup as they ventured from house to house.


I also got the proofs for Isla’s school photos back, and they look great! (But also – why do they have to be so dang expensive? Once Norah’s in school I’m going to have to sit down and calculate if buying a digital copy and printing them elsewhere will be better financially.)

A low of the week was Norah getting bonked in the nose by an empty swing seat. She swelled up and bruised pretty good and has a decent raspberry, but she didn’t break her nose so that’s a plus. I was hoping to take our Christmas card photos soon, but I suppose that will have to wait until the raspberry is at least healed enough to easily photoshop away.


Day 0: It looks worse in person.

Also, I got rear-ended yesterday so that was a hoot. In a nutshell, I was waiting at a yield sign to enter onto the highway and the guy behind me thought I was going and hit the back of my car. I have a bit of whiplash, and my car has a hole in the bumper and a busted taillight, but otherwise everything is okay. Norah was with me but she’s fine. (She was more concerned about me not chauffeuring her home where the cartoons I promised her awaited.)

An internet find I loved was this meme:

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The best money I spent was some Christmas shopping items that happened to be on sale. I’m having a hard time wrapping my head around shopping for Christmas, but I’m getting there. I have may more fun buying stocking items than I do with the “big” items.

My favourite Isla and/or Norah moment was taking them Trick or Treating. After Norah was done at a house she’s sprint down the driveway and yelling, “I GOT TRICK OR TREATS!” It was pretty hilarious.

Oh, and Isla lost another tooth! She proudly pulled it out herself too, after not letting me try for a whole week. Now she’s out of wiggly teeth and the Toothfairy gets a little break from visiting our house. ;)

A song that has been stuck in my head is everything Ru Paul. Is that weird? Probably.

My notable meals of the week were the homemade pizzas I made on Sunday. I finally bought fresh yeast so the crust was so much better than it usually is! (Fun fact: Yeast that has been opened for 3 years still works, just not as well.)

My plans for the weekend are relaxing, for the most part, and then some friends are coming over Saturday night for a mini games night!

Have you started Christmas shopping?


TGIF v.54

I had to scroll all the way back to July to figure out which edition of TGIF this was. I don’t know if that’s a sign that I’ve been busy or lazy … Either way, here’s a recap of our crazy first week back to school!

A high of the week was getting back into the routine of getting ready for school with relative ease. During the summer our mornings were suuuuper lazy, so I was afraid that Isla would have a hard time adjusting, but so far she seems to be doing well! It’s even been nice enough to walk to school in the morning, so we’ve been enjoying that as well!

A low of the week was nothing, really! My arm is really sore for some reason but I have an appointment with an RMT next week so hopefully that solves most of the discomfort in my muscles.

An internet find I loved was not necessarily a “find” but I’ve started watching Santa Clarita Diet on Netflix and have been really enjoying it. Timothy Olyphant is one of my favourites, so that’s perhaps why …

The best money I spent was $5 on some axes for Kyle. While it sounds like of odd, Kyle has started refurbishing old axe heads and handles and he’s gotten pretty darn good at it.

My favourite Isla and/or Norah moment was obviously getting them back in the school routine. Norah has been a bit sad leaving Isla at school, but she’s getting used to it. Plus she started Kinder Ninja training yesterday, (think American Ninja Warrior) so she finally has her own activity to go to while her sister is at school.

Of course, here’s an obligatory “First Day Back” photo I snapped of both the girls:


A song that has been stuck in my head is none, actually! Thank goodness.

My notable meals of the week were my delicious lunch of spinach with cherry tomatoes, orzo, shredded mozzarella, and balsamic vinaigrette. SO GOOD. And you know, kind of healthy too because life’s all about balance and stuff. *snort*

My plans for the weekend are relaxing Saturday and then I’m heading to Sun Peaks on Sunday for the Dirty Feet Trail Race! It’ll be my first legit trail race so I’m curious to see how my time will compare to my road races. Wish me luck!

What are you plans for the weekend? Have you been enjoying the last bit of summer weather?


TGIF v.53

A high of the week was the wonderful weather we’ve been having! While it’s supposed to cool off today, the girls and I have been taking advantage of the heat and heading to the splash park and pool to cool down. The fresh air has been wonderful for them as well, so I have no complaints!

A low of the week was Campbell eating something in the backyard and he’s been hacking and gagging trying to cough it up for the past two days. It’s gross to listen to but I’m certain it’s nothing serious as he’s eating and drinking normally.

Also, our power went out for 6 hours Sunday night and the anxiety of wondering when it would come back on made me have the worst sleep ever.

An internet find I loved was Walk off the Earth’s acoustic version of Maroon 5’s “Girls Like You.” Their work is always amazing and this project did not disappoint! Video below. You’re welcome.

The best money I spent was on a new e-book. I just finished reading The Hate U Give (review goes up on Monday) so I decided to tackle something lighter and read When Life Gives You Lululemons. (Has anyone else read this one? Love it? Hate it?)

My favourite Isla and/or Norah moment was Isla “passing” her eye exam with flying colours! Our optometrist said her eyesight is excellent and she has no issues whatsoever with her sight, and Kyle and I couldn’t be happier!

A song that has been stuck in my head is “Baby Shark.” It’s silly and ridiculous and SO DANG CATCHY I CAN’T STAND IT.

My notable meals of the week were probably the Greek potatoes I made Wednesday for dinner. I’ve been hankering for them for a while now so I decided to brave the oven being on in the summer (thank goodness for air conditioning) and make them!

My plans for the weekend are resting up for the Kamloops Marathon on Sunday! It will be a family affair as Isla’s running the 3km distance, I’m doing the 8km, Kyle’s tackling the half-marathon, and Kyle’s stepdad will be shooting for a Boston Marathon qualifying time for the full marathon. Wish us luck!!

What are your weekend plans?