Let me start this by saying Happy Friday that feels like Wednesday! Even though this week felt like there were two Mondays (the worst thing ever) it was worth if for a Friday that seemed to come out of nowhere. Unless you didn't have Tuesday off work... sorry bout that...
Anywhoodle, I'm finally coming out of the foggy state I was in from the pain meds I was on from my wisdom teeth surgery and when the urge struck me like a ton of bricks to finally get a blog post up I jumped on it! That urge is very rare these days, unfortunately. I haven't done a Five Things on Friday in a hot minute so now seems like as good a time as any to get back to it. Here we go:
Wisdom teeth surgery is no joke y'all. I had it done last Friday and I thought it would be a piece of cake. I was wrong. SO wrong. One of the teeth was impacted and growing in underneath another tooth - lets just say that one has been no fun at all. Last night was the first night in a week that I was able to eat a full meal. It was glorious even if I did have to come up with some clever ways of getting it down. The pain from the extraction wasn't the only thing - the pain medications were also wreaking havoc on my body. I ended up giving up on them on Tuesday and have just been taking regular strength Advil when the pain gets bad enough - I didn't like how 'foggy' I was feeling with the combination of pain meds. The only plus side to all of this? Weight loss right before another trip to Vegas!
Even with the loss of our starting QB 'we' still managed to make it to the playoffs. Sunday is the Western semi-final and I can't wait to watch my team go all the way to the Grey Cup (again!) with a little stop to win the Western Final first, of course. I have faith we can bring the cup home for the second year in a row
I leave for Vegas on Monday and have a million and twelve things to get done beforehand. Nothing like leaving things until the last minute right? This will be the quickest trip to Vegas I've ever taken but also the cheapest due to my free rooms. Lets hope for some more wins on the slot machines like my July trip so I can get some more free nights banked!
Funny (but not really...) story: My Mama had to come with me to Brandon, MB for my wisdom teeth surgery since I needed a driver. My appointment was for first thing Friday morning so we headed up on Thursday so we could do a little shopping beforehand (and get my first red cup of the season!). When we first checked into the hotel and got to our room my Mama couldn't stand the smell of the room - she said it reminded her too much of the room my Grandpa had been in at the home he was in before he passed. I had to spray some perfume just to get her to be able to stay in the room. Anywhoodle, the point behind this background knowledge: We settle into the room. Turn the tv on, start going through some of our shopping bags. Mama all of sudden decides to start looking through her purse for her passport, to check the expiry date, only to discover it had expired the day before. 10 days before we leave for Vegas and she realizes her passport is expired. TEN DAYS! I quickly started googling how soon she could get one done up. To say I was stressed is an understatement. Mama Bear has determined that Grandpa was in the room with us making Mama take out that passport and check the expiry date. If she hadn't we might not have ended up in Vegas after all! Thankfully she headed to the Queen City on Monday and is heading back Friday morning to pick up her shiny new passport. Moral of the story: Always have your passport current!
Also to note: Remember how I couldn't convince anyone to go to Vegas with me? Well, after I finally twisted Mama Bear's arm, my aunt (her sister) decided to come along. Then, after realizing that we will be in Vegas on what would have been my Grandpa's 89th birthday, my 'Auntie' Jen decided to come along too. My Grandpa loved spending time at the casino with my mama and aunt so its so fitting that we'll be celebrating his birthday in Vegas this year. He was fortunate to have been able to go to Vegas back in the day and he had a favourite slot at Circus Circus that we are going to go play for him. I'm so excited for this trip y'all!
I've been selling a bunch of my 'things' on a FB buy/swap group and I'm having major separation anxiety over letting go of some of them - purses, clothes, etc. The extra spending money for Vegas is a nice bonus though!
Something I've realized over the course of de-cluttering? I'm a major brand name snob. A post about this is coming up next week!
Remembrance Day is over and that means bring on CHRISTMAS! The decorations will be going up this weekend - I would have had them up on Wednesday if I would have had more time! I can't wait to show y'all my Winter Wonderland