I have heard from several of my girlfriends how cool they think it is that I am going away on my own. More than one has called it brave. That’s pretty cool. The majority of the feedback has been about eating alone which seems to be a real fear for some people. I have done it many times but I stated to think about it then over think it. So this morning I am doing a test… breakfast by myself at the Creperie.
I had a lovely chat with the girl who took my order about what is more terrifying scuba diving or sky diving (it was a tip cup thing). I sat in a nice sunny central location where I could people watch. And I sat for a good while enjoying my coffee and breakfast and no one seemed to notice that I was alone. No one noticed me at all except when my phone dinged loudly because my my ringer volume is set to max (it’s my on call week, don’t judge). It was a perfect lovely morning, not scary or uncomfortable at all. I actually think everyone should go out on their own. Take yourself on a date, spend some time with your thoughts after all you are a pretty cool person!
I had the most glorious Sunday!! Morning snuggles with the hounds and kitties. Amazing brunch with my work bestie. Great good, great booze and the best company a girl could ask for. The evening consisted of an AWESOME game of dodgeball, tacos and binge watching Nashville. I could not have asked for a better day!
I have seen many lovely declarations of love today, some heartfelt, some humorous, all fantastic. Gil and I we, well we aren’t really valentines people. Anytime we put effort into romance it always comes across… awkward and disingenuous.
Sure I like flowers but I like getting to sleep in while he takes the dogs out for a pee much much more. I like nice dinners and sweet treats but we have never needed a special occasion for any of those things. So this is how my sweet guy and our spent our glorious Sunday which also happened to be February 14th
It was a extra chilly morning and I really didn’t want to get out of bed but my honey lured me into the cold car with the promise of bum warmers and adventure. I have to be honest, he can talk me into pretty much anything… he has a way with words.
Breakfast at Norbert’s. They make the best Golden Milk. The market is a lot quieter on Sunday so we were able to and enjoy ourselves. I love talking to my husband over breakfast.
While Gil was at jugger in the afternoon I spent some time napping and writing and then I made us a “we miss Cuba” feast. Rice and black beans, Cuban pulled pork and Cuba Libre’s. I can neither confirm nor deny rumors that there was salsa dancing in the dining room but I will say my name can shake it!
While Gilly was distracted my sweet girl decided she would make a better dinner companion. God she is adorable.
I don’t hate Valentines Day and I adore watching people celebrate their love, I’m not hater. Gil and I, we just know that if you do it right… every day can be the most romantic day of the year.
Before heading to the market hubby and I had a fantastic Saturday brunch at the Portland Street Creperie. RUN DON’T WALK. This place is killer.
I spent Saturday afternoon drinking tea and watching my godson grown before my eyes. He now says my name with perfect clarity and he speaks in full sentences.
I got this AMAZING hand carved box for my birthday. Isn’t is beautiful? I love it.
Lunch courtesy of Humble Pie . Honest to god this was probably the best chicken pot pies I have ever tasted.
We had dinner at Jamieson’s with friends who we adore. It was a wonderful night with lot’s of laughs and great food.
Today was a bit more subdued, I wasn’t feeling great and I was really kind of cranky and bitching all day (yes my poor husband) and by late afternoon I was feeling nauseated and like I had vertigo almost like when I have a migraine but with no pain. I was hoping it would pass before my 6:30 dodgeball game. Alas when I the time came I still felt like crap so Gil took me home after his game.
This is kind of what it looked like to me tonight
I am back on split shifts for the next few weeks. I know a lot of people wouldn’t like the splits but I personally love them, specifically in the winter. I find that having those day light hours really improves my mental health and then in turn my productivity. When I am getting things done I feel good! It is a cycle of goodness.
The last few days I have been very productive but today slightly less so. I spent much of my 4 hours off hanging out with my husband. It wasn’t anything fancy, lunch and grocery shopping, but I love any extra time I get to spend with my fella. Once groceries were put away I made myself some muffins for breakfast this week and I am pleased to say they turned out so well. This evening I made lunch & dinner for tomorrow and spent soem quality cuddle time with my hounds while Gil made dinner for tonight. Yeah he’s smart and sexy AND a good cook. How could I ask for more?
Tomorrow I take on Mount Washmore!
I tried a new recipe tonight that was so easy and so delicious. Rice, chicken, black beans, corn & salsa all baked together then topped with cheese. I think this might become a regular feature at our table. I love it when something new turns out so well!
This is just blows my mind. I genuinely believe it is better to give than receive. Thank you to everyone who made a donation to Feed Nova Scotia for my birthday. It is truly the best gift ever. I am so proud of what we accomplished.