Five on Friday

Happy Thursday! Wow...has it ever been BUSY! Part of it that I WANT to be busy, and part of it is that it just IS! And that's ok! I have been housesitting, babysitting, meeting friends for coffee....the list goes on! It never ends! I was going to go to the ranch this wknd, but I think I will just be home (and be busy here!), and, well, hang out! now Friday :)

1) Family/Beach/Ice Cream/Park Time
This last Sunday (after our church picnic/BBQ), I went and met up with my brother and our cousin and their families at a local beach/park. I don't know why I didn't put on my bathing suit, as I even had it with me, but I didn't, but I still had a great time, anyway.  We had Fresh Slice Pizza on the beach, and it was delicious! Afterwards, we went to Scoopz for ice cream. We walked to the park, and we sat and visited and watched the kids play.

2) Pedicure
A few years ago, my SIL had promised me that we would do a pedicure together. We never never ended up going, due to our…

The Last Day of School, and Canada Day Weekend

Well, I do realize that we are well into July, but I am still going to write about the end of school and Canada Day, anyway.

The last day of school finally came! Actually, due to unforeseen circumstances, I actually missed the last day and half of school (I did go in 12-4 on Tuesday). I was really sad about it, but it couldn't be helped. I did go in on Thursday to gather any end of the year gifts, and say goodbye to people (I actually cleaned up my stuff on Tuesday). The last week of June was busy, as we were dealing with some family health issues, and I was helping and supporting my aunt. Thursday night, my other aunt and I had sushi together and then we wandered around Chapters to look for some gifts. I was able to go to our Farewell Brunch on Friday, and say goodbye to everyone properly, and I sort of helped in getting stuff ready to move to another classroom.

That weekend, I house/cat/garden sat for my friend, which was fun. I enjoyed being on my own, and I loved sitting outsi…

Five on Friday

I haven't done an FoF in AGES, so I thought I would do one for this week. I don't even know if I will link up, as the way links are done have changed SO much in the last few months! Anyway, here are some of my favourites from the last couple of weeks :)

1) A couple of weeks ago, I spent some of the day with my teacher friend. We went for coffee, went to the mall, and I found a couple of fun things to buy for myself at La Vie en Rose. We went to Sephora, where I had a quick eye makeover, and I got a few things. It was a fun day, and I really needed it :)

2) Last week, my friend and I (and her two kids), went to her parents' house, about 30 minutes east of the city for 28 hours, and we had the BEST time! We watched A Star is Born, ate, visited, went for a walk, slept, ate, visited, and ate some more! I will probably try do to a blog post about that soon :)

3) I haven't been reading books much lately, but I actually (re)started one today (plus another one last night). The…

Birthday Weekend

Well, it has been over a month since I had my birthday, but I am going to write about it anyway :)

To be honest, I am not 100% sure of EVERYTHING that I did during the weekend, but I will try to remember!

The Friday of my bday wknd, I had a few gifts given to me at school. One of the students' moms gave me a GC to/for Starbucks. My teacher bought me a Starbucks drink, and Anker had made strawberry muffins the day before (I think!). Friday itself was a great day, if I can remember. Not sure what I did on Friday evening. Judging from my IG and Twitter feeds, it looks like I watched TV and threw up some pics :) Fun and wild times at our house!

Saturday: According to my blog, I hammered out a few blog posts! I actually started one of them on Thursday, at Starbucks, of course! My parents were in town, so they stopped by to drop off my gift (on Thursday), which was a Lavender Pillow. It was fun to see and have a short chat with them. So, back to Saturday, my brother called to ask us for…

43 Things About Me/12 Things About US (Plus a few more!)

So, I have 8 or so blog drafts to post, but I am going to start with the easiest one :)

First off, Happy (Official!) Summer, Everyone! I love summer! I love the time off (though, two months is too long for this girl, and our bank account isn't happy!). I love the weather, I love the lazy, hazy days of summer. I haven't done a lot of "summer things" (ie: swimming) yet, but I will most likely get to them soon....or not :) I have already had a few nice days of doing nothing, which have been lovely!

So, it was my birthday last month (yes, I am months behind in blogging some of parts of my life!), and I had wanted to do a post on 43 Things About Me (you know, like in Us Weekly!). I did a similar post here a few years ago, and I am pretty sure that I have done another one just like this, but I cannot find it anywhere, and I am going to try to find it, because #aintnobodygottimeforthat!

Here Goes:

1) I grew up on a sheep ranch (where my parents still live). For a number of …

Big Little Science Centre

Before we went on our Easter Break, a couple of classes went to the Big Little Science Centre for a field trip. We were doing a segment on water, and they have a good water information/experimentation program, and we also wandered around the general Hands On rooms, as well as there are several exhibits (like you would find at a museum) that "visits" throughout the year. I had only really been there once for a Mining and Gem show, but I hadn't actually toured it, so it was really fun to spend time there. The day was perfect for walking, and we also had a picnic before we went in, so it was a fun, but busy day!

There are two main "Hands On" Rooms (it is in a former school, so it has a very "school-like" feel to it), and that is in the former gym. The kids had fun playing and experimenting with stuff. There was everything from a magic table that makes you look like you are cut in half, to rocks, minerals, and fun puzzles to put together, and an eagle tha…