I am in major need of a vacation. MAJOR. I haven't been anywhere in over six weeks (please remember that I live in the middle of nowhere) and the last time I went on what I'd consider an actual 'vacation' was when MN and I went to Duluth in the middle of July. Kansas City doesn't count because it was such a whirlwhind and we we were barely in the city for 24 hours. At this point I'd take a vacation to pretty much anywhere as long as it got me away from real life for a little bit.
I haven't left Canada/US since December 2012 - I could definitely use a week on a beach somewhere! But I'd also settle for exploring somewhere new like Chicago, Seattle, or New Orleans, or hitting up one of my favourite spots like NYC, Vegas, or Texas. I haven't even been on a plane for over a year! First world problems, I know
My new TMNT pajamas, that I mentioned in this post last week, tried to kill me. Yep, you read that right. Monday morning was pajama day at work so I was wearing my new bottoms since I knew the tiny humans would love them. Before I left for work I had to run back downstairs to grab something real quick. Now, these pajama bottoms are very soft and thus also very slippery. The stairs at my parents house are wood and also spiral - the pants are also just a little bit too long so they were underneath my heel and they made me slip down a step as I went down, causing my knee to hit the stair rail, my elbow to hit the step behind me, and my left foot to bend backwards onto the step below. It hurt, like a lot, but I brushed it off because I had to get to work and then didn't really think too much about it throughout the day, other than a few times to think about how bad my toes were hurting. When I got home that night I took off my sock to discover that one of my toes was SO swollen and bruised all to shit. I also had a nice mark on my knee and my left arm was pretty stiff until yesterday. Moral of the story: 1 pair of TMNT pajama pants was probably enough... haha
I feel like a new woman after finally getting a much needed hair trim on Tuesday. It had been a couple months and I couldn't get it to cooperate at all over the last few weeks. I had contemplated getting more than a couple of inches off but chickened out as per usual. I also made an appointment to get my nails filled next week- its been 6 weeks since I got them done and they look soooo ridic. Note to self: do not leave the salon without having another appointment booked! I even went ahead and made an appointment for a pedicure because its also been a hot minute since I had that done and my poor feet are suffering. Three things crossed off my to do list! Now I just need to make sure I actually keep up with these things. And maybe try to space them out so I'm not shelling out that $ all at once like I am over a weeks span...
To my complete horror I recently discovered that Parks and Rec isn't on Canadian Netflix so I can't keep watching (insert all the sad face emojis here). MN and I had got through the first season when I was there at the beginning of September and now I can't watch any more of it :( Why is Netflix ruining my life?!
I'm now taking a break from rewatching The Office and HIMYM and instead rewatching old episodes of Greys Anatomy. Please tell me I'm not the only one that feels completely qualified to be a surgeon after watching an episode? I feel like I missed my calling in life each time I watch but the feeling fades when I remember that I can't stand the sight of blood...
My beloved Blue Jays lost game five of the ALCS and that meant Cleveland moves on to the World Series as the American Leage champs and the Jays season is now over. I'll admit I was mega bummed BUT I'm still a fan no matter what and at least they made it to the post season - thats an accomplishment in itself. Now the countdown is on until spring training starts - I don't know what I'll do with all my spare time that was spent bird watching for the last 7 months!
Whelp... it's Thursday and I'm just finally making it here for the first time this week. Whooops.
In my defense, Monday was a holiday for me and blogging on a holiday should be a crime. Also, I'm pretty sure I just came out of my turkey coma late last night so there's that...
Thanksgiving weekend was so great. I got lots accomplished around the house, got to wander around my happy place (Target), my mama made an ah-mazing Thanksgiving supper (as per usual) and even though my family didn't have a Scream marathon we got something even better - a Blue Jays win! Thats right, the Blue Jays swept the Rangers and are into the ALCS - I cannot wait for tomorrow to get here for the series against Cleveland to start!
My long weekend started with watching my nieces for my sister since they didn't have school on Friday since it was my EDO and I was off of work. I had big plans for our day but their Dad ended up coming and getting them even earlier than planned so all we got to cross off our list (after watching The Parent Trap on Netflix after breakfast) was make one batch of (slightly burnt*) cookies that were just coming out of the oven when their Dad pulled into the driveway.
*I blame Toni's brand new oven as well as the fact that she didn't have oven mitts in her brand new house so I was running around the kitchen like a chicken with my head chopped off trying to find something so I wouldn't burn my hands off
I was home for the afternoon Game 2 of the ALDS (my EDO timed up perfectly with that!) and then after my sister got off of work we were off on a super quick (less than 24 hours quick) trip to the States. We didn't get to Minot until almost 9:00 Minot time (we're an hour behind in O-town) and we were haaaangry. We were also kidless for once so we decided to finally try a Mexican restaurant that Toni's coworker always raves about. I owe her a million and one dollars because that was the best Mexican food I've had since I was last in Texas (almost 2 1/2 years ago now) so some good Mexican food was looong overdue. Not only was the food ah-mazing but the portions and prices were insane. My meal could have fed four people! I know where I'll be going everytime I'm in Minot now!
We ended up wandering around Wal Mart after supper for a couple hours. Since its a 24 hour Wal Mart we wanted to get it out of the way so that we could get our Target shopping done first thing in the morning and then get back home by the early afternoon. I bought myself a new pair of TMNT pajamas. Notice I said new pair. I turn 30 next year and I currently own more than one pair of TMNT pajamas...
I also got myself a new Pioneer Woman lunch kit and convinced Toni to get the cutest measuring cup and oven mitt/potholder set (so I don't burn the cookies next time haha) from her collection. I am obsessed with the Pioneer Woman y'all. I own all her cookbooks, use tons of her recipes, and am absolutely in love with every single piece from her collections. When her collection finally came to Canada I bought these adorable measuring bowls. I'm pretty sure every time I go to Wal Mart I need to add something new to my collection. Even though I don't have a kitchen. Or a house...
The next morning I got to wander Target with a Caramel Machiatto from Starbucks in my hands and my heart was super happy. It's the little things y'all. Once again a bunch of things just ended up in my cart without me knowing how they got there. It's weird how that happens... To make my time in Minot even better I got a Caramel High Rise from Caribou for the ride home and my heart got even happier
The rest of the weekend was spent cleaning and organizing, eating all.the.things for Thanksgiving supper and celebrating that amazing Blue Jays sweep. I couldn't have asked for a better weekend!