April 19, 2017

Mondayest Tuesday Ever...

Yesterday was the Mondayest Tuesday to ever exist.  I got to work at my normal time, only to find a lake (slight exaggeration but it was still a lot of water) in the staff bathroom and leading out into the hallway outside the bathroom. A water line had a tiny hole in it but was still spraying water like crazy so I spent my morning mopping up water, setting up fans to try and dry up some of the water, calling the plumber, discussing the problem with the plumbers and town workers (since it was a water line), changing out towels, and mopping some more.  In the end the plumbers had to jackhammer a small area in the bathroom to access the line and then were able to put a 'bandaid' on it to close up the pinhole and stop the water from spraying. When I first heard that they needed to use a jackhammer I imagined a huge mess and my entire floor torn up but it wasn't as bad as I thought (thank goodness!). 

The worst part of it all was that I had the biggest meeting of the year last night - the Centre's annual review with our Consultant from the Ministry to renew our license for another year so I wasn't even able to focus on getting ready for it until after lunch when the plumbers were finished their repairs. After our relicensing meeting we then had our monthly board meeting so I didn't even get home from work until 7:30. 11.5 hr days are no fun! I scarfed down supper because I was hannnngry and then I had great intentions of getting my workout in but instead I fell asleep. At 8:00. Can you say exhausted?!  I'll also be accepting my worst girlfriend ever award any day now because I have been terrible at falling asleep mid conversation (via text) with MN and almost every night for the last week I've fallen asleep before saying goodnight or even indicating that I was going to go to sleep. I'm terrible! 

Also, when I left work quick yesterday to go home for lunch I stopped at the post office and was so excited that my package had finally arrived. I've needed a new pair of running shoes for a long time - right now I use my Nike Flex's for both indoors and outdoors but I need a designated pair for outdoors so that I don't find little stones all over my floor when I work out anymore - and I found a good deal on a pair of Nike's on Sportchek's website last week. My excitement was short lived though because when I tried them on I realized that they were the most uncomfortable shoes I have ever worn. It was like I was standing on rocks. I can't even begin to describe how terribly uncomfortable these shoes are. I can see now why they were on sale!  So I wil be returning them tomorrow when I'm in 'the city' and re-starting the search for a pair of affordable running shoes. Ughh! It was definitely just one of those days 

In other news, yesterday my FB memories notified me that it had been 9 years since I packed up my bedroom at my college residence and got on the road to SK to life back in O-town. 9 years. I swear I just convocated yesterday! That also means that I've officially been employed in the ECE field for 9 years now (I started my first full time job after college a week after I moved home) and that just blows my mind! I guess when I think about it I am turning 30 this Summer (eeek!) but I feel like my college days were just yesterday!

Since I went to bed so early last night I'm up bright and early this morning and hoping for a day full of smooth sailing - wish me luck! I do have to fit in two workouts today since I missed one yesterday but since I'm up early I'm going to get one in now so I only have one to do later tonight. I'd also like to get in some treadmill miles or take Krickit for a walk so I can keep listening to Up and Vanished - my brother has been hounding me to get through it since I told him about it last week and he starting listening. I told myself I could only listen if I was on the treadmill (but I'll break my 'rule' for a walk with Krickit) to motivate myself to get back on it and so far it hasn't worked - maybe tonight will be the night?!

April 17, 2017

Easter 2017...

Happy Monday y'all! I hope your Easter weekend was great. Mine was super low key -  my family actually postponed our Easter celebrations because a) my parents and I are Whole-30ing and b) my nieces were at their Dad's house all weekend and we couldn't celebrate without them. So, we will be having a big Easter supper (with turkey and all the fixings plus a made from scratch carrot cake by yours truly) sometime in May when we are done with the Whole 30. I can't wait! I also can't wait to devour the Mini Eggs that I bought over a month ago and then forgot about until this weekend when I couldn't eat them (ughh). 

Side note: I was texting MN last night and whining about the fact that he was drinking wine and I wanted some and couldn't have any. While I was whining about the lack of wine in my life I also said how I wanted Mini Eggs along with wine and he didn't know what they were (!) I had a mini panic attack thinking that they don't have them in the US but then I saw on a US bloggers IG story that they had some so all is right again. Phewww! 

After doing some research (because I'm passionate about my Mini Eggs! haha) I think that the Hershey's Eggies are more popular in the US? And the Cadbury Mini Eggs aren't as readily available? All I know is I LOVE me some Mini Eggs. You used to only be able to get them around Easter but now they're available all year (Thank goodness! Actually, maybe that's not such a good thing...)

I loved seeing all the different Easter baskets on Snapchat and IG this weekend. I was ready to adopt a child for a day just so I could make up an Easter basket! It seriously took every ounce of willpower to not go crazy in Target last week and buy tons of Easter goodies for my nieces and nephew. Every.single.ounce! This was also my nephews first Easter and when he came over on Easter Sunday for a visit he slept the entire time. Apparently Easter wore him out!

My parents always spoiled my siblings and I during holidays when we were young and our Easter baskets were always full of goodies. My mama would also hide those tiny foil wrapped chocolate eggs all over the house for us to find and months later we would still be finding them! I remember one year finding one in a plant in our family room in our basement sometime in July. JULY! Holidays are just so much fun! Though when I messaged my sister on Saturday and told her that I want kids just so I can make up Easter baskets she told me I'd change my tune when I actually have to pay for them since she had just dropped $150 buying Easter basket goodies...

For some reason the Easter Bunny missed my house this year (the last 10-ish years actually...hmph) but I had thought ahead and bought myself some Spring-y things over the last couple of weeks so at least there's that!

Since my family's Easter celebrations were postponed I spent most of the Easter weekend cleaning and organizing my basement - it seems like its never ending! The end is almost in sight though - I *think*! I also took a quick trip to 'the city' with my Mama on Saturday so I could grab my last paycheque from my part time job that I just left and to grab a few things at Wal-Mart. And then a few things turned into more than a few things... I also finally got my hands on The Perfect Stranger but I'm not allowing myself to read it until I take the train back to the Twin Cities in a couple weeks so that I have something to read on the train. It's going to take all my willpower not to start it until then!

How did you celebrate over the Easter weekend?