My week in pictures

IMAG0546I caved yesterday and on impulse, bought a Kindle! I haven’t really used it yet, I’m scared to let it leave the house without a case. Once I get my case in the mail I’ll use it more :) I’ll hopefully finally finish the 4th Thrones book!

IMAG0547I BBQ’ed some veggies today for lunch, they turned out really well actually! I used acorn squash, baby carrots, baby potatoes, red pepper and onions, tossed ’em in olive oil and then grilled them. Next time I will put the onions on near the end, they got pretty black.

I also made feta & sundried tomato stuff chicken with a panko crust today, but I forgot to take a picture. The chicken was really juicy, but I’m not a fan of sundried tomatoes – they kind of taste like stinky feet – so I didn’t enjoy it as much as I would have liked.

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New teas from Teavana! These 2 mixed together over ice is soooo delicious!! (Blueberry Bliss & Pineapple Kona Pop) I added a bit of rock sugar to make it less sour. My new favourite iced tea :)

IMG_20130517_224809Just a lovely fire in the backyard :)

How was your week?

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The life of a working adult.. oh joy!

I’m sorry for this post in advance, I hope it doesn’t turn into a huge rant! For those of you who don’t know, I just finished 6 years of post-secondary. I’m still in my early 20’s, and I’m feeling a little shell-shocked. I haven’t started the ‘working’ life yet, I still am juggling multiple part time jobs, going into 1 full time job at the end of August.

Knowing that I will never have to read another textbook, write another paper, or do another presentation is such a relief, but at the same time, terrifying.  What will I do to fill the time I’m not at work? When I come home at night, what will I do? I can actually watch tv shows I like, read books I want to, knit, have a bubble bath? I’m scared that I will have too much free time. I feel like I need to keep doing courses, or partake in something to keep my mind sharp and my life busy.

I feel like there are so many things I want to do now though. I can finally read the 90+ books sitting on my shelf. I can start training for the half-marathon I’ve been wanting to do since 3rd year university. I can take up yoga. All of these ideas sound amazing. But at the same time, I just want to take general interest courses at my college. Tea Sommelier? Yes, please. Animal Husbandry? Ok, maybe not so much. Sign language? Yes. I just feel like there’s so much out there for me to learn! I just want to learn forever! (Okay…. I’m kind of sounding a little bit ridiculous now.) I know that I can’t take classes forever, but I feel…I don’t know. Anxious, maybe?

Sorry again! How did you feel when/if you finished school and made the transition to an adult? What do you do to keep busy?

 

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Cancer Sucks!

Sorry I’ve been MIA this week, I had to fly out east at the last minute to be with my grandfather who passed away from cancer this week. I’m doing Relay for Life next month and am still raising money, even more fiercely than before. We need to fight cancer!

If you have any spare change to donate, you can do so here. Thank you!

I will have some posts this week I swear.

Holy Snow Batman!

After returning from beautiful Samana, I was hoping that Spring would be pretty much upon us. Boy was I ever wrong… My parents flew back from Punta Cana today, into probably was the biggest hot mess of a snow storm we’ve had all winter. I kid you not, it took me 90 minutes to drive to the airport (from where I was it should have taken 20minutes), then their flight was 2 hours late, then it took us an hour to drive home.

Upon arriving home, my stepdad and I were faced with shovelling this (I should mention it was the heavy wet snow, not light fluffy snow):

so much snow!

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Dear Spring, please come to Canada now, we miss you!

I’m Sorry!!

Sorry for the brief period of MIA, the boy and I went to the Dominican Republic for our Reading Week. It was both of our first time going on a trip like that and it was amazing!

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I did, however manage to get a lot of reading done. I finished At First Sight by Nichola Sparks, and Baby Proof by Emily Giffin. I’m also about 400 pages into A Feast for Crows by George R.R. Martin. Talk about light reading on the beach!

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At First Sight was actually kind of unpredictable (at some parts) and was pretty difficult to put down. Baby Proof I 100% couldn’t put down, pretty sure I devoured it in 2 days on the beach! I was kind of annoyed with the ending, I wanted a more concrete ending. I wouldn’t say that I loved the book, I found it very Sex and the City-esque, but I wanted to know what happened so I forced myself to power through. I definitely enjoyed Something Borrowed and Something Blue better. As for a Feast for Crows, it’s definitely not my favourite Game of Thrones book so far, but it’s good. The 3rd season starts in just over a month! Is anyone else as excited as I am!?!?

 

Tea’s the Bees Knees

As you all know, I’m quite the tea fiend. Two weeks ago, my friend gave me a can of Tetley’s Red Rooibos Vanilla Tea, and quite frankly, I cannot stop drinking it. I’d been trying to stick to loose leaf tea, but this one is one I’m never letting go of!

I got an awesome mug from David’s Tea from my co-worker for our Secret Santa gift, it came with the winter tea menu so I thought I’d share some I can’t wait to try.

1) Alpine Punch – a rooibos tea with apple, cinnamon and ginger.
2) Quangzhou Milk Oolong – I love oolong!
3) Spiced Carob Oolong – recently discovered carob chips, and love them, so this may be just the tea for me. (carob, cardamom, cinnamon and ginger.)
4) Glitter & Gold – a cinnamon flavoured black tea.
5) Pure Vanilla Rooibos – maybe this will replace the Tetley one!

Have you tried any of these? What’s your favourite tea?