Friday, November 3, 2017

Five On Friday

Happy Friday, Friends!!!! It seems that Old Man Winter has made its appearance (way too early, I might add!) in Beautiful British Columbia! But that didn't (much!) dampen realizing my favourites from the week!

1) Snow!
Let's start with the obvious, shall we? It snowed on Thursday. All.Freaking.Day. A lot. I nearly bought a one way ticket to Florida, y'all! Snow does not normally come this early in this here parts. I mean, that's for the East Coast! Which is hilarious, b/c they were warmer than we were today!!! For my American friends....it was 17F this morning...1.4F with the windchill.
 My feet in the snow!!!
 The Sunset when I got home today!!
2) Christmas!
Yes, Halloween is over (and yes, I got some cheap chocolate bars at the store the day after!), and that mans only one thing! Christmas! Christmas movies are playing on W Network this weekend! Yes, I am THAT person who watches Christmas movies in November!

3) Eggnog Drinks/Tea with Friends

Christmas as come to Starbucks...and I have already had two Eggnog Lattes this week. I went to my friend's place on Wednesday, where we tried out some of our teas that we had bought. I tried the Holiday Treat Rooibos Tea with some Eggnog that my friend had, and it was really good!! I didn't know if I would like it (tea lattes are kind of weird), but it was good!!!



4) The Good Doctor.

I have only watched two episodes, but I have to say that I really liked it!!! I might try to watch the rest of them this wknd.
5) Bagged Salad

I don't usually buy salad in a bag, but I think I might start doing that, as for us, it is a bit more economical (ish), especially when they are this good!!! I think it is called the Chipotle salad, and it is SO GOOD!!!
...and yes, I had spring rolls with them! Yum!!! It comes with taco bits and ginger dressing, and I also added some more ranch dressing to it! I nearly had it tonight with supper, but I forgot (yes, we had Wendy's for dinner).





Weekend Wrap Up/Let's Be Friends Blog Hop/Show and Tell Tuesday

Happy Tuesday!!! I hope your weeks are all going well. Ours is going well (so far..I mean it IS only Tuesday!). I took a half day off today, as Anker had some dental work done, and I wanted to drive him there and from, and to make sure that he wasn't going to bleed to death. Ha! I had wanted to do a WW, as well as LAST week's Show and Tell Tuesday combined, but sadly, I missed the actual link up..no matter, I will just post it in the comments.

So...first off, last wknd. Man, was I SO happy when Friday at 3 pm rolled around! It was a week!

Friday: I ran a few errands, then I came home after work. I drank some Pumpkin Spice hot chocolate and played on my laptop. I am not sure what we had for supper, but we I am sure we ate something. I caught up on The Young and the Restless. #tvgoals. At 6:45, our Girls Group got together at our friends house to say good bye to our Snow Bird Friend who goes to AZ every year. Why she doesn't want to stay here when it is -100000C, I have no clue! They go for about 6 months. Lucky them :) Anyway, we had coffee, homemade cinnamon buns, and wonderful chat. I got home around 10:30, and I went straight to bed. I think I was on my phone for a bit (I know..it's a bad habit) before going to sleep.


Saturday: I couldn't find the TV remote, so I listened to music on my stereo (yes, I still play CDs on a stereo, and in the car....no judging!). and played on my computer. I left at around 1, and I went to the library, to Starbucks, and then went to see my brother and his family. I hadn't had a good chat with them in awhile, and I really hadn't seen much of H in ages, so I wanted to let him know that I am still around :) I ended up staying for supper, and then went to Wal-Mart on my way home. I think I went to bed around 11 or 12 again.

Sunday: I went to church. Alone. Again. I came home right after church, and I spend the day at home, which was nice. I had a few things planned, but they all ended up getting cancelled, which was fine by me. I really needed to rest my knee up. I ended up watching the old version of Father of The Bride, which was good, and then I watched some TV.

And now...Show and Tell Tuesday: Your Favourite Holiday!

I kind of fluctuate with Thanksgiving (in October), and Christmas (December 25). I love TG, as the weather is MUCH better, the roads are good, and you don't have to give presents (I love presents, but the money!). Not nearly has much money goes out, which is great. But, I also love Christmas, as we celebrate Jesus coming to Earth as a baby, and of course, there is the tree, the gifts, the food (oh, the food!), and snow (which can stay one the grass and hills, thankyouverymuch!). Also, Christmas is a two week long break from school (and lots of time celebrating), whereas TG is only a few days. (this part was done on Friday, November 3) But then we have music and decorations that go along with Christmas, whereas we don't have all that stuff to along with TG. I do find Christmas a lot of fun..there movies, lots to do, baking, decorations...and snow (which I don't like but it is pretty to look at and play in!). Anyway....it is a definite toss up between the two!!

Linking up with Andrea @ Momfessionals for Show and Tell Tuesday


...and Tiffany @ The Dwelling Tree


Sunday, October 29, 2017

Five On Friday

Even though I didn't work last Friday (ProD Day!), I somehow didn't get to do the weekly post. Oh well. Here are some faves from the last couple of weeks. And now, it's Sunday :) LOL.

1) Fall Leaves: I finally was able to take some pictures of the fall leaves after I left work the other day. Between my driving (thus not being able to take pictures), and not getting out much (sore knee), and not cloudy weather, I haven't been able to take as many pictures as I would like. I usually take TONS! I hope to take some more this week. They are starting to blow off the trees.


 2) Fidget Spinner: Y'all, I finally got MY OWN Fidget Spinner. It is pink/purple and sparkly, and I love it.

3) Steeped Tea: I co-hosted a Steeped Tea party the other Saturday, and I ended up getting WAY too much stuff in the end. I got a ton of stuff, and I spent WAY too much money. But, we have tea for ages. 
 #teaforyears
4) New Haircut: I got a hair cut last Friday. My hair had been going crazy, and I was long overdue for one. I love it!


5) Knee: I hurt me knee at work two weeks ago, and I am SO THANKFUL that it didn't break, dislocate or fracture (well, I kind of fractured it). It is painful, and I will need a bit of physio, but I was able to (though I probably shouldn't have) go back to work the next day.





Sunday, October 15, 2017

Show and Tell Tuesday: A Day in the Life




Happy Sunday!!! I am linking up with Andrea @ Momfessionals for this week's (or rather last week's Show and Tell Tuesday. This week is A Day in the Life. I ended up doing up the day that it fell on (last Tuesday, October 10), which was why I am getting to it now...that and the fact that was a week last week! 
Since it has been almost a week since I documented, I kind of forgot the exact times that things happened, but here it is...

By the time I decided that I was going to to document Tuesday, it was over an hour from when I got up....so here is a picture of my 2 alarms that wake me up in the morning. I am so not a morning person. I usually wake up btwn 6:30 and 7:30.

I usually sit on our bed and get out my laptop, play my game and eat breakfast, get my coffee, get dressed, and get ready for the day.

I will sometimes look at my blogs. I follow nealy 300. I have a problem. I don't look at all them every day, but it can still take a lot of time to read (or even scroll through) them
7:30: I play on my laptop...which of course involves Facebook.
 I look at my verse of the day.
 7:45: I end up not putting any make up on, but I do manage to put in on one of my CBA cuffs :)

I make my lunch.


7:50: I get ready to leave. I usually take a lot of stuff.
 ...and more stuff.
...
 Kitty sometimes sees me off.
 8:05 (approx): I leave for work. I get there for 8:11. I love my short commute to work.
 8:15-10:05: Work. I go to my desk, greet the teacher, and other EA in our room, and we talk about our day and weekends (we came back from a 4 day weekend!). I get ready for the day. We greet the students, and then get on with our day.

10:05: Recess! I end up throwing on some lipstick. Then I go into the bathroom and take a picture of it.
I am very happy to discover that there is a Pumpkin Spice coffee creamer in the fridge that someone brought in to the staff room. Yum!
I had an apple and pretzels for my snack.


10:20-11:55: Back to work.
11:55-12:25: Lunch. Sausage roll, yogourt and a granola bar for lunch. Yum!

12:25-2:55: Back to work/finish work.

3:15-6:15: A quick trip to the library, then to Starbucks.
 I have their Dark Mocha (which was supposed to be a Frap, but I asked for it hot. I also have my after school snack, and read magazines. Yum!

A friends asks if I want to go for coffee, and I say to come on over now, as I am here. We visit for an hour, and then we both head home. I think I go to the library after Starbucks. 
 6:30: I do dishes.
                                                   I make my lunch for the next day.
Anker has made pizza (well, from a box), and it is actually really good!

7:15-10:00: I eat supper, while watching TV. I watch some episodes of the Little Couple....
 .......and Big Bang Theory. Yes, I spend a good chunk of time in our bedroom. We are weird.

I don't remember the exact play by play of my evening, but it usually goes something like I watched TV, played on FB, and on my phone, and then go to bed around 10.



Tuesday, October 10, 2017

All About My Weekends/Let's Be Friends Blog Hop

I am linking up with the Let's Be Friends Blog Hop this week!

I say the term "I" vs "we" as Anker and I spent two weekends in a row apart. Last wknd, I looked after H for the weekend, and last wknd (Canadian TG) Anker was really sick, so he didn't come out with me. He is feeling a bit better, but his cough seems to have returned.

So, last wknd....

Friday: Work, ran some errands, packed, probably did laundry, then went out to meet up with my girl's group and had supper to celebrate our friends birthday. We ate out at a local Greek restaurant, and it was SO GOOD!! As A and K were leaving the next morning, I stayed overnight Friday. We visited and watched THE BLIND SIDE, and went to bed.

Saturday:

Slept until 8 (too early, but better than 6:30), saw A and K off, had breakfast, then H and I made a list of things that we wanted to. We watched some TV (I think?), and then headed over to PDK Cafe for donuts and coffee/hot chocolate. YUMMO!!! We went to our house for a a half hour or so, as I had to get a few things, and H wanted to see Kitty. Anker and him had QUITE the conversation! It was all rather cute! Went to the library, and to Sticky's Candy. B/C clearly, the kid didn't have enough sugar! We did have two stores, then one closed a couple of years ago, then we only had one, but it was large...with lots of candy. That closed this summer, and a smaller one has opened up. It only has packaged candy, which is probably for the best...but I still miss the larger selection (not that I went in much). We went to Bath and Body Works, where I still had some money to spend on a gift card that I got. I got some more hand sanitizers, and H wanted some, too, so I gave him two :) He thought it was a hoot. He LOVED being in the store, and was SO GOOD! I thought that he would have been bored, but he loved smelling everything (short of him picking out the furthest one back)!! It was all rather comical. We came home and watched a movie, and had pizza and soup, and then he went to bed, and I ended up settling upstairs and watched MADE OF HONOR. I love that movie!

                                                      My donut. It was a coffee crunch. Yum! I had their PSL, and it wasn't that great, but the donut was fab!
The four remaining hand sanitizers after I gave two to H.

 Pizza and Soup. 


Sunday:

H actually let me sleep in until 8:00!!! We ended up going to the second service at church, so we had a nice leisurely breakfast. We went to church (one right across the street from them), where I know a lot of people, so that was kind of fun. We came home and had left over soup and I made some sandwiches, and then we went to Starbucks. We came home and waited for his parents to come home. After they came home, I came home and chatted with Anker and got ready for the week. I probably watched TV, etc.
                                                         Starbucks has Kettle Corn!!


So....this last weekend:

Friday was a PD Day at school, and we EA's didn't have to be there, so I loved having a 4 day wknd...so, my weekend actually started on Thursday. I went to a local thrift store to check out their clothes, and shoes. I think I went to the library. I got a few things from the grocery store, and came home. I don't remember what all I did, but I think I watched TV all evening.

Friday: I slept in, and then ended going to do some shopping. I bought jeans, and two pairs of bras. I know, very exciting. I went to Starbucks, and then to the library, then came home. It was nice to just have a day to chill. I ended up making the pretzel salad that I was to bring, and I am SO glad I did. It took me nearly two hours (though I was doing laundry and dishes and the same time). I started packing, and I went to bed around 12 or 1 am. I think I did some blogging.

                                          I had a PSL with their PSL whipped cream! Yum!


Saturday: Anker was in NO shape to come along, so I went alone. I was sad, but I am also used to going out to the ranch on my own now, so it was kind of nice. I like being on my own...on my own schedule, etc. I made a few stops, and got to the ranch around 1. We sat down for dinner at 3:30. I won't post a ton of pics, but I will post most of them on my IG feed (some of them are already there). We went for our annual Thanksgiving Walk, and then ate pie and pumpkin squares when we got back. We played games and visited. Cool fact: A and K invited some friends of theirs from their church. I knew she was American, and after dinner, I asked her were in OK she was from..she said from around Tulsa..as a joke, I asked her if she knows Ree Drummond..and she does! She doesn't know her well, but her grandpa and Ladd's family (used to?) farm together. Pretty cool, huh!! I went back to the cabin where I was staying, and went to bed around 11:30.

Pictures from Saturday:





                                                Fall foilage. This never gets old.
                                                                 My sister V, and I.
                                                               Pie and tea. Yum!!!

Sunday: I slept in, read mags, and drank tea, then headed to the house to get to church. Came home after church, and started a fire in the wood stove, and read for an hour or so. I went back to the house, and we all lounged and lazed around. I visited with Dad and Adam, and then Mom, H, V and I all played Dominoes. It doesn't matter who won!! :) I played on my laptop, and then Mom and I read magazines together. I went back to the cabin around 8:30 or so. I read for a bit, and was in bed by 10:30.

The going from my aunt and uncle's house towards another part of the ranch...and to the cabin.
                                  I figured that I had better get at least one picture of the sheep!

Monday: I was up around 8, and played on my phone for a bit. I got dressed, and then we all had a pancake and egg brunch at the house. FYI: I still can't fry a soft egg to save my life. Oh well. We had a wonderful visit, and then it was time to get ready to go home. V helped me pack, and then I left around 12. I grabbed a coffee at Tim Horton's on the way home, and got home around 2. I unpacked, talked with Anker, and ended up organizing my CD's. #geek. I had brought home some turkey, but we  kind of wanted a bit more, so I went and grabbed a few things and we had a little (and kind of sad) Thanksgiving Dinner while we watched the news. I talked with Aunty June, and I watched TV.