Happy hump day coffee date!

Good morning and happy Wednesday! Let’s have a super quick catch-up via coffee shall we?

If we were having coffee today I would definitely talk about how we get possession of our new house today! I unfortunately have to work at an event all day until 6 tonight, but Eric is on days off right now so will start moving our stuff over today.

If we were having coffee today I would definitely complain about the weather. It’s been around -30 C (-22 F) with the windchill for the last week. Considering we got our first heavy snowfall on October 1 it has been a lonnnggg winter!

If we were having coffee today I would also tell you that in the future I will be planning warm weather getaways for March, not December. Don’t get me wrong, going to Hawaii in December was amazing but I am needing a warm weather getaway right now more than anything!

If we were having coffee today I would tell you that not being on social media has honestly been amazing for me. I truly don’t miss it at all. I literally feel like I have gained extra time in my day, which I know is also sad because that shows how much I was on social media before. The endless scroll was a serious problem in my life.

If we were having coffee today I would admit that I have replaced some of my social media scrolling with online shopping.. I’ve ordered a few things from Wayfair for our new house and I ordered some new workout clothes from Gap Fit because they were having a 35% off sale the other day!

That’s it for me! What would you share with me if we were having coffee today? 

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Tea Date

It’s 8:43pm on Wednesday night and I’m curled up in my bed with my favourite cream knit blanket from my grandma, a cup of green tea, Webster curled up at my feet and Drop Dead Diva on in the background. It feels completely luxurious!

One week ago at this time I was curled up under multiple blankets shivering like crazy with a terrible fever. Last Wednesday night I got quite sick and didn’t really start feeling better until Monday. Even now, a week later, I still have a nagging dry cough that is driving me crazy and keeping me up at night.

Anyways, since I’m writing this blog post while sipping on a cup of tea I thought I would do a tea date style blog post.

If we were having tea tonight I would tell you that getting sick last week and missing two days of work has completely thrown my routine off. I have felt so so behind and so busy this entire week!

If we were having tea tonight I would probably tell you that Eric started a new job (same company but new department and moving to a union position) and he now works 21 days straight and then gets 7 days off. 21 12-hour days I might add! This means we will only have one weekend off together per month. I am feeling kind of sad about it, we hang out a lot on the weekends since moving north and I’m not sure what I’m going to do to stay busy 3 weekends out of the month!

If we were having tea tonight I would tell you how I’m so over the book I’m reading. I feel like I’ve been reading The Passage forever. I kind of have been honestly, I started it my birthday weekend! By the time I was really not liking it I felt like I was too far into it to stop. I definitely won’t be finishing off the trilogy.

If we were having tea tonight I would probably complain about my cough. I actually think it’s getting worse. And of course it’s the worst at night, which sucks the most since I’m trying to sleep and stuff at night.

If we were having tea tonight I would tell you how much I’m loving doing at home workouts from Fitness Blender! I signed up for an 8-week program for busy people, all the workouts are under 30 minutes, and I’m really enjoying it. I haven’t really been doing much strength training for the past 6 – 8 months so it’s been nice to get back into it. The best part? Their workouts are FREE and their programs are sooo cost-effective. The 8-week one was only $20 Canadian!

I think that’s it for me tonight!

What would you tell me if we were having tea tonight (or this morning if you’re reading it in the morning!) ?? 

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Coffee Date!

This is going to be a weekend recap coffee date style with a few other small tid bits thrown in as well and of course some snapchat photos since that is my main form of social media / sharing photos lately! I really love the “day in the life” style of snapchat and I think that’s why I’ve gotten so into this latest social media craze. First I loved Twitter, then I loved Instagram and now I love Snapchat! And of course Facebook has been along for the ride through it all. 🙂

If we were having coffee today I would tell you that I am attempting to make Kombucha. My cousins wife let me borrow her scoby and it sat on my counter for weeks until I went to the Farmer’s Market with her last weekend and she talked me down from the ledge and explained it’s really not as hard to make it as it looks online. So that afternoon I brewed my tea, added my sugar and dumped it in the jar with the scoby. It is now fermenting on my counter and we will see how it tastes in 5-7 days!

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If we were having coffee today I would tell you that my little brother is home after 3 months exploring Europe! Check out his adventures on his instagram. I picked him up at the airport on Friday night and Sunday afternoon we took advantage of the sunshine and went for a big hike! This will be the first time I’ve lived in the same city as him since 2013 so I’m excited to spend more time with him.

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If we were having coffee today I’m guessing we would both talk about our Labour Day long weekends! How we used the 3 days off. I didn’t get up to much. I grocery shopped, read my book, went to yoga, had lunch with a friend, went to the movie, mowed the lawn, cleaned out my closet and went clothes shopping. Mowing the lawn was a workout on Monday morning! This is the first time we’ve ever had a lawn we have to mow, and trust me it’s not a big lawn, but it takes about 30 minutes to mow and in 30 minutes I became a sweaty mess and also walked 1.5km going back and forth! This was also my first time mowing the lawn as Eric usually does it but with the rain and his work schedule he wasn’t able to and it was getting very long.

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If we were having coffee today I would tell you that I only have 2 more episodes to go in Gilmore Girls. *tear* This is the 3rd time I’ve watched the entire series – I actually own them all on DVD! – but it still makes me sad to finish it and I will really miss the Stars Hollow crew. I already can’t freaking wait for November 25 when Netflix releases 4 new episodes. I will be parked in front of my TV that entire weekend and I think I will have some Gilmore Girls inspired snacking food as well!

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If we were having coffee today I would tell you that I took myself “back to school” shopping the other day. My new job is very casual and in almost 6 months of working here I have worn a dress…. once? Maybe twice? So I *sadly* cleaned out my work clothes and will be dropping off most of my nicer dresses at the consignment store. Some I just couldn’t bear to part with but I might need to suck it up in a few months when I still haven’t worn them… I bought myself two new pairs of jeans, a new pair of combat-style boots (which never used to be my style but I really like these ones!) and two new tops including a plaid shirt. I’ve been searching for a plaid shirt for MONTHS so I was happy to finally find one I liked and that fit well!

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If we were having coffee today (while we’re on the shopping note) I would tell you I cannot get into distressed jeans! I want a pair but I just can’t find a pair that has the right amount of distressing — for me that would be very little. I will keep looking!

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If we were having coffee today I would tell you how much I am LOVING the sunshine after 7+ days of pouring rain. Man, that was depressing. I would also tell you that I really, really hope the weather holds out as Eric and I are sneaking away for one last camping weekend in the mountains this weekend and I can’t wait. I have some amazing hikes planned for us as long as the weather stays good!

If we were having coffee today what would you tell me? How was your long weekend?

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