June 23, 2017

Five On Friday (June 2017)...

Happy Friday! I only work for a few hours this morning so it really is a happy Friday (I do love my job, I swear!)

It was my plan at the beginning of the year to do a Five on Friday post once a month but I've been slacking in all aspects of this little space of mine so this is the first one in a long while... hopefully this is the start of recurring monthly ones though!

Eleanor is home and all fixed up! I finally got her back on Wednesday afternoon and by then it had already been over a month since I had last driven her. Thankfully the repairs were all covered under a recall - if it hadn't been for the recall it would have cost me over $4,500 in repairs. Yikes! But if it weren't for the recall I wouldn't have had to worry about repairs so there's that... I'm just glad she's finally home and I don't have to worry about any of it anymore! She'll be paid off in 4 months and I cannot wait to not have to worry about a car payment for awhile.

I'm off to Saskatoon today for my cousin Dana's wedding. I'm looking forward to a Cameron wedding - its been almost two years since the last one (my brother's)- but I am not looking forward to the 5 hour drive. I'll need some drinks as soon as we get to the hotel tonight! It's just a quick trip, I head back on Sunday, so there won't be time for shopping which is probably a good thing for my budget but I don't make it to Saskatoon very often so it would be nice to get to spend a little more time.

Work is holding an online FB auction to raise funds for the Centre and my office has been bursting with all of the awesome donations for a couple of weeks now. The problem is that I want to bid on everything. It ends at 6:00 tonight and I'm going to have to restrain myself from bidding on every.single.thing. I'm really hoping this auction goes over well for us and we raise a good amount of funds for the Centre! 

Myself and my staff put in some money and this is what I put together for us to donate to the auction. Is it bad that I just want it for myself? haha

Jillian and Justin premiered on Wednesday night and I haven't gotten a chance to see it yet and its killlllling me! I do have it PVR'd, I just need to find a chance to be able to watch it. I LOVE Jillian Harris so I'm super excited to watch the series - I just wish there was more episodes! And for once living in Canada has paid off because it's currently only available here - it's usually the other way around 

June 21st marked three years since I picked Krickit up in the parking lot of a Subway in a town 35 minutes away and she fit into the palm of my hand. I can't believe it's been three years already!

Oh Krickit...

Have a great weekend y'all!

June 22, 2017

Summer Bucket List (2017)...

Happy Summer y'all! My favourite season is FINALLY here and I am so excited. The past two Summers were absolutely crazy, with 2015 being the year I was MOH in my brother's wedding and wedding activities pretty much took up every single weekend and then last Summer I was still working at my part time job and was working weekends and long days throughout the week so I really didn't get to enjoy my Summer as much as I would have liked. 

This year my Summer is fairly open. I have a trip to Vegas for my 30th birthday in July, a trip to the Twin Cities at the beginning of July, and then the rest of my Summer is open to enjoy and be able to be a little more spontaneous. I do have two weddings to attend but they're at the very beginning of Summer and closer to the end of Summer so they really don't affect the months of July and August, which is what I think of when I think of Summer. 

The last four years I have made Summer Bucket Lists for myself (2013,2014,2015,2016) and then pretty much forgotten all about them and hardly crossed anything off of them (whoooops). But this year will be different! I've taken things off my lists from the past few Summers that never got accomplished that I'd still like to do and hopefully this Summer will be the one to finally get them off the list. Then next Summer can be full of brand new ideas and adventures!  

I managed to get a few things crossed off of my Spring Bucket List, just not as many as I would have liked. Obviously I should be striving to do everything since they're all things I picked for myself but time just got away from me. I thought about adding the things that didn't get crossed off to my Summer Bucket List but decided that I'll just finish up a few of them and update my Spring Bucket List with some items completed in the Summer months. 

I also still have lots left to cross off of my 30 Before 30 list - and only a little over a month left!- but there's not a snowball's chance in hell that I'm getting everything crossed off that list. Oh well, I guess the things that don't get crossed off will get added to my 101 in 1001 list (since there's NO way I'm doing a 40 Before 40 list - that freaks me out just thinking about!)

What's on your Summer Bucket List?