This week was pretty uneventful. I am currently sitting in Tim Horton’s sipping a coffee much too late in the day. William is at the bowling alley across the street for a birthday party, so I thought I’d take the time to do a recap. Overall the week went well; it had a few events and A LOT of post holiday recovery hibernation.
I spent Sunday night at T’s and in an effort to have a productive day I headed home when he went to work. It seemed to have worked because after my morning coffee and some FB time I got right to work decluttering the kitchen. My cupboards seem a little empty now, but it makes me extremely happy (once I completely finish I will do a full ‘tour’ post on it). With all of the organizing going on in the kitchen I hated the thought of messing it back up, so I treated myself to some sushi for dinner, YUM!!
Tuesday was mostly a ‘work’ day and I spent the majority of it at my desk. I did a load of laundry and decided to wash my blinds in the bath tub after having read about it several times on Pinterest; they were filthy as I had never given them a deep clean like this before. Over all it was a success with the exception of the bathroom blinds where the coating on the aluminum has started to flake off!! Oops! I’m not sure why this happened I didn’t use harsh cleaners and the other 4 were fine, looks like it may have been a manufacturing flaw.
I had yet to leave the house since getting home Monday morning. William had been at his Dad’s house for the past 4 days and I was going to be picking him up from school. I had to venture out and restock the fridge and my coffee canister. Burrrr!! I also added a specific goal to my strengthen relationships category, NO DUMPING. I originally learned about this from one of author Gretchen Rubin’s books, I think it was The Happiness Project, but I’ve read them all and can’t quite remember. I’ve noticed for the past little while that I have been unloading every little thing onto T during out end of day check-ins. While he takes it all very well and offers out his no BS advice that I LOVE, this is incredibly unfair to him. So from now on I will be monitoring the no dumping rule, it doesn’t mean I won’t ask his advice, or talk about problems it means that I won’t unload every little thing on him and will try and deal with more of it on my own.
I worked for most of the morning on Thursday and did boring chores in the afternoon. At about 3:30 I loaded up my little shopping cart with the 9 books I had to return to the library and headed out. I completely lost track of time and was almost late picking William up from daycare. It must of been quite the sight to see me sprinting through the neighbourhood with my Granny cart in tow. Luckily I made it with 5 minutes to spare! I absolutely hate being late, I usually don’t pick William up on Thursdays so I think that is what through me off.
I did my first volunteer shift at The Clothing Drive, I spent most of the day sorting and packing bins of clothing. The clothing was all donated and was used to set up a ‘pop-up shop’ at a hotel hosting of 400 Syrian refugees who are in need of winter clothing. They are able to ‘shop’ in the store for free clothing to get them started here. You can find out more about this awesome imitative on their website here.
After a being bent over and lifting boxes for most of the day my back was SCREAMING, but luckily T came to the rescue. In exchange for dinner I got an hour long massage (who do you think won that deal!!!) We spent the rest of the night watching How to Make a Murderer on Netflix, is anyone else hooked, we’ve only watched the first 3 episodes but keep teasing each other about not waiting til were together to watch the rest ( T is going away so it will be at least 2 weeks until we can get together again).
Had a great sleep in Saturday morning and we ate breakfast in bed while watching another episode of How to Make a Murderer. After that we decided to quit being lazy and go do something. We ended up wandering around a nearby mall as the weather wasn’t the greatest for walking outside. I got treated to these awesome new socks from Roots; the Roots Cabin socks are my go to boot socks. I also tried on lots of boots, I’m in desperate need of some black leather riding style boots unfortunately I didn’t find anything that fit me well. I have very slim calves and ankles and I always struggle to find boots that don’t look sloppy on me. I’m open to suggestions if you know of any slim fitting boots
And that was my week!