TGIF v.51

A high of the week was the fact that it was a short one! Today is Good Friday and there’s no school, which is great because it was a busy week for us. Isla now has swimming lessons twice a week, as well as dance, plus she had two birthday parties to go to after swimming… So needless to say the break today is welcomed by her with open arms!

A low of the week was that I had to write a final exam yesterday and I didn’t feel great leaving it. I’m sure I’m over thinking it, but still. #doomandgloom

Also, it snowed on Tuesday, so that was just wonderful.

An internet find I loved was not necessarily an internet find but an Instagram one. I’m obsessed with those dorky story templates and cannot get enough of them, lol. It reminds me of high school so I’m reliving all those wonderful days.

The best money I spent was on the used patio conversation set we found on Kijiji. Other than some sun fading (it grew up in Grand Prairie where the land is flat and the sun is ruthless), it’s in awesome shape! I can’t wait to enjoy my morning coffee out on the deck when/if it gets warm.

My favourite Isla and/or Norah moment was seeing how well Isla seems to be doing in swimming lessons. I moved her into the “big kid” lessons and it’s giving me all the feels.

A song that has been stuck in my head is “Pray for Me” by The Weeknd & Kendrick Lamar. Really, it’s the beat more than anything, but still.

My notable meals of the week were the sausages I barbecued on Tuesday… in the snow. Now tell me I’m not Canadian, lol

My plans for the weekend are going to an Easter dinner tonight at Kyle’s mom’s, *hopefully* taking the Christmas lights down at some point, “Easter Bunnying” on Sunday (egg hunt, baskets, etc.), and since there’s no school on Monday, going to the Wildlife Park for Easter festivities with my mom.

Happy Easter, everyone! Do you hide Easter eggs for your kids? Real, dyed eggs or plastic, treat-filled ones?

TGIF v.50

How is this my 50th TGIF post? And how has it been two months since I’ve written one? Regardless, life’s been busy, so here’s a quick glimpse at what we’ve been up to this past week:

A high of the week was finding out I received a solid grade on my Accounting midterm. It’s no secret of mine that I’m horrible at math and with numbers, so this course I’ve been working on has really made my head hurt. When I found out I got an awesome mark on my exam, I was pretty pumped, to say the least!

A low of the week was Norah’s early wake-up times. They’re not so bad when I’m getting up to get a run in, I just bring her down to the basement with me and she plays, but when I’m jonesing for that extra little bit of sleep she’s a buzzkill. I have a feeling she’ll pay me back when she’s a teenager and will sleep until 2pm.

An internet find I loved was Mr. T’s post on Twitter in regards to curling:

I mean, come on! Curling just earned some serious street cred. I played quite a bit when I was a kid and loved it; if I had the chance to join a team I totally would start playing again.

The best money I spent was on a bunch of fancy hand soaps at Bath & Body Works. They were on sale yesterday for only $2.95 each, so I couldn’t pass it up! (Plus the foam and yummy smells guarantees that Isla will thoroughly wash her hands when I ask her to.)

Oh, and I also bought new running shoes last Friday and I’m in love with them! So far they feel great and I haven’t had any issues, although I still need to work on the tightness of the laces. (Numb toes are no fun!)

My favourite Isla and/or Norah moment was on Wednesday when we helped Isla hand out her Valentine’s Day cards to her classmates. Norah fell in love with Isla’s classroom and I couldn’t get her to leave! (Bribery definitely happened.) It’s amazing to see how much Norah looks up to her big sister, even though they are still SO different when it comes to their personalities.

A song that has been stuck in my head is all of the new Justin Timberlake tracks. SO GOOD.

My notable meals of the week were the carne asadas we made on Saturday. Craving Satisfaction mission = Complete!

My plans for the weekend are to have dim sum with my Dad to celebrate Chinese New Year on Saturday, plus go to a Barre & Brew event that afternoon. Pretty sure I’m going to have dead legs by the end of the day!

Happy Friday! What are your weekend plans?

TGIF v.49

A high of the week was getting to go to – and participate in – Isla’s dance class on Wednesday. It’s “Bring a Friend Week” and while I kept asking Isla who she’d like to bring, she forgot to ask someone before it was too late. Cue the tears :( So, I offered to be her “friend” and she was so excited to show me how to dance! She even picked my dance outfit for me. (“You can wear a sweater and then if you get too warm you can take it off and hang in on the barre!”) Anyway, it was fun to be be 5 and I’ll tell you – it was a lot harder than I was expecting! They did burpees. BURPEES. Safe to say Isla is tougher than I am. Isla thought I was pretty hilarious and I’m glad I turned her “Bring a Friend” day around for her.


A low of the week was Norah slipping and splitting her frenulum (aka that lip-tie bit) with a straw. While she barely made a fuss about it, I took her to the dentist to make sure everything looked okay. She should heal up just fine and there’s nothing to be concerned about, so yay!

Also, our Christmas tree fell over due to GHOSTS (I swear!), but thankfully there were no decorations on it yet and nothing got broken. It’s now shoved against our railing so it won’t fall over again, and we’re seriously considering a fake tree next year.

An internet find I loved was pretty much all of the Carpool Karaoke segments with James Cordon.

The best money I spent was no money at all – I had a voucher for a free 2kg bag of dog food, but alas, my dogs don’t eat the brand the voucher is for. I got the bag anyway and I’m going to take the girls to the BC SPCA to donate it to the pups there.

My favourite Isla and/or Norah moment was taking them to see Santa on Monday after school! Norah was drawn instantly to him and cozied right up for a photo, but Isla was very reluctant and shy. She ended up not sitting with him at all for the photo, and when I asked her why she didn’t want to visit him she told me that she wanted Norah to have a turn to have her photo taken all by herself since she’s always been in the photo with her. It’s quite the excuse, but it’s an adorable one!

A song that has been stuck in my head is “Sorry not Sorry” by Devi Levato. Girl is fierce!

My notable meals of the week were dim sum on Tuesday! Norah and I went out for dim sum with Kyle’s uncle and we stuffed our faces with so much food. I haven’t had dim sum in who knows how long, so it was a nice treat!

My plans for the weekend are celebrating Christmas early with Kyle’s dad, and watching Die Hard. (a.k.a. The Only Christmas Movie that Matters!)

What’s your favourite Christmas movie??