I’ve often said that I should not be allowed in London Drugs with my credit card. I can always find something that I need. And by need, I mean I could absolutely live without.
The past few weeks have been beyond busy. I felt like it’s been weeks since I’ve had five minutes to sit down and spend five minutes relaxing. And I was having a hard time seeing the light at the end of the tunnel. So one day last week I stop at London Drugs on my home from work. I’m stressed. I’m hungry. And I have a credit card.
Here’s what I left with:
- garbage bags
- coffee filters
- chocolate covered cranberries
- Pear flavoured dark chocolate
- Sea Salt and Lime Crispy Minis
- Caramel Kettle Corn Crispy Minis
- Salt and Vinegar Crispy Minis
- chili and lime almonds
- a steam mop
It should be noted that I don’t even like Crispy Minis, I was not out of either deodorant or garbage bags, and pear flavoured chocolate is disgusting.
Despite not needing a steam mop, It’s actually pretty great. Makes washing the floors pretty easy and keeps the carpet clean too. I bought the cheapest one they had on sale. It came from the “as seen on tv” section, but it still gets the job done. And the miracle of all miracles is that I resisted the urge to buy the Emery Cat while I was there.
I was brutally brought back to reality with my 6:00 a.m. alarm Monday morning. I was hoping to have had enough of a break from work that I’d be kind of bored and looking forward to getting back to it. You know that feeling as a kid when mid-August would hit, the flyers for school supplies would come out and you’d actually be looking forward to going back to school? Yeah, I was hoping for that, but it didn’t happen.
I think I was just having too much fun being on staycation. Once I got to the office Monday morning I immediately looked up how much vacation time I have left for the year. Theoretically I have another two weeks I could take. Hmmmm…
Despite not being overly thrilled to be back at work, I am looking forward to September and a change in schedule, not to mention the cooler weather.
Here’s a recap of the last few days of staycation. It just kept getting better and better.
- afternoon tea with mini sandwiches and scones
- my first ever Cirque du Soleil experience (without a doubt the highlight of my week)
- lazy sleep-ins
- homemade peach pie
- hot dogs
- watching Back To The Future on a big screen in the park
It’s February 14th and I’m actually excited to celebrate this year. It’s Singles Awareness Day! Traditionally people celebrate Valentine’s Day. I can’t remember a Valentine’s Day when I wasn’t disappointed. This year will be different. There will be no disappoint, just celebration of all the great things about being single!
I’m off to a concert this evening with a friend or two. The great thing about being single? I can leave when I want. There will be no waiting because I’m dating someone that MUST stay to the bitter end of any social event.
I will come home and before I unlock the door, I will know exactly how clean or messy the apartment will be.
As a midnight snack I will be able to eat an entire bag of potato chips with no one to judge me except the cat. And let’s be honest, her dinner doesn’t look much better.
It seems many people want whatever they don’t have. People in dull relationships wish they were single and able to enjoy the fun parts of dating. Those singles sitting at home alone on a Sunday night wish they had someone to share quiet moments with. But I say, enjoy whatever state you’re in. You never know when your situation will change.
So here I am, saying “Cheers to Singles Awareness Day!”
I love making lists. There is something so satisfying about checking items off and seeing all that you’ve accomplished.
Over the Christmas holidays I checked several things off my lists. I had made a list of fun things to do over my two week Christmas vacation. A few of the things included skating at Robson Square (You’ll notice it was the perfect occasion to sport my red Olympic mitts) and eating my first Japa Dog. Mmm…Japa Dog, so good!
I had also heard great things about the Ravishing Beasts exhibit at the Museum of Vancouver. I figured anything that was described as “the strangely alluring world of taxidermy” was something worth an afternoon of my time. I headed out on a Wednesday afternoon to discover the animals that were waiting.
The exhibit explored the world of taxidermy from a cultural and design perspective, as well as a scientific and environmental conservation perspective. The part I enjoyed wasn’t so much the educational information presented, but rather immersing myself amongst all these animals that seemed to stare right back at me. The huge moose, “Lucky” the dog, the albino skunk. All of their eyes followed me throughout the exhibit. Around each corner there was a new set of eyes.
Here are a few of the sets. It’s on until the end of February and I would highly recommend checking it out if you can.