Coffee Date

Should we sit down and have coffee & a donut today?

I am actually not enjoying this right now, this is a photo from my vacation last week when I met my friend Tara for a coffee and donut at PDK Cafe in downtown Kamloops. We used to run together and now we eat donuts together ūüėČ

Anyways, as I write this blog post I am drinking a cup of coffee and also eating a sweet potato bowl. Same, same right?

If we were having coffee this morning…¬†I would probably talk about how it feels like summer is absolutely flying by. How is it already August 10? Eric’s last week off work for the summer is August 21 – 27 and we’re going camping and fishing with his family. I’m looking forward to having one last summer hurrah.

If we were having coffee this morning…¬†you might ask me when I plan to go on maternity leave (I swear I get asked that once a day right now) and I would tell you that I’m hoping to work until Friday, November 3. My due date is November 13, so I think this is totally doable. And yes I am planning on taking the full year off – so grateful to have that option in Canada!

If we were having coffee this morning…¬†I might mention that I really miss spending the majority of my day laying by the pool and reading my book, which was basically what I did for the majority of the time I was down south last week.

If we were having coffee this morning…¬†I would likely complain about how HOT our house gets during the day! The front of the house faces directly east and the back faces directly west so we get the full morning sun on the front and the full afternoon/evening sun on the house in the back. When I got home from work yesterday it was 24 C in our house! In the summer I like to keep it closer to 18 C. So I’m trying to figure out where to strategically place fans and which windows to open and close when to see if I can keep it cooler in here during the day.

If we were having coffee this morning…¬†I would tell you that life feels kind of boring lately. We haven’t been able to enjoy all the summer adventures we usually do because of Eric’s work schedule and that has bummed me out a few times this summer. However, I know this is just a phase of life we’re in now and it too shall pass. Plus for the most part our life is ah-ma-zing right now and I honestly wouldn’t change a thing.

If we were having coffee this morning…¬†I might remind you that four years ago to the day, I was doing this. Scrambling over a mountain in Squamish for my first (and so far only) 50km ultra marathon! I still cannot believe I did a 50km race. That honestly feels like a different life sometimes.

What would you tell me if we were having coffee this morning? 


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?¬†


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!) ??¬†