Monday, 28 July 2014

Street Food, Markets, & The Pier

Don't you love when the weekend feels like more than 2 days?
Some of them feel like they last an afternoon to be honest.
But, I think this past weekend was one of my favourites of the summer!You know how I said in my last post I was going to try and start taking more pictures, well this weekend it seemed like I was just whippin' my camera out whenever I could. My sister also agreed to become the family's other official photographer (if she can use her boyfriend's camera). Not sure how long that will last to be honest haha but hey, it's a promising start!

Because of my picture RAMPAGE over the weekend, I thought I'd do a picture-post this time 'round.
So, without further adieu, let's all go back to the weekend!

I've counted Friday, cause when you work Monday-Friday, you've gotta take what you can get ;)

Mmmm street food (Do you ever wish you could have a second stomach for desserts? I was so full after dinner I didn't have dessert, what a travesty!)
A picture of a tree... This is when I said I would make a great fake tourist haha my camera got good use
One of the street shows we saw - a little boy practicing his magician skills
(We watched a fire show as well which I'll try & add a picture of later!)
THIS is Feeny the pomeranian. (Isn't that just one of the best names?! 80s/90s kids?)

Went out for lunch out with my mom & sister! The chipotle aioli was ah-mazing too btw! Mmmm...
The view was gorgeous, right on the beach... West Coast living for sure...
Mom got some lovely flowers & we took a trip to the health food store for these DELICIOUS drinks
These seriously are SO. GOOD. 2 for $5 too - what a steal, what a steal.
Brushing the little guy 
Then we had a little evening volleyball practice! Gotta prep for next weekend's beach volleyball game ;)

After a lovely farm lunch out with the family, we saw these awesome little signs at the market by the pier...
...and these cute little painted rocks! (Pet rocks maybe?)
There was a show happening that day too apparently...!
(We never found out what it was for but it drew quite the crowd hey?)
Did you see that pig...?! (And the person sitting under it's chin, ha!)
We ended up at the pier...
... and it was a gorgeous view! The weather couldn't have been better that day :)
On our way to get ice cream cones, we passed such a pretty flower shop - I'm allergic to pollen but even I can appreciate!
Sunday was capped of with me doing the last hay feed of the day, and taking a few pictures out in the barn :)

 More and more I'm feeling like these posts are like diary entries haha but that's cool,
it can be like an online-weekend-diary-entry of sorts (catchy)

I think I like these Monday posts! You know how some people do a recap of their WEEK, this can be a recap of my weekEND.

A little shorter but still a handy little post to look back on when people ask:
"So, how was your weekend?"
Plus, maybe I'll pull out my camera a bit more often like I did this weekend :)

Hope everyone else had a good weekend as well!
And hooray for the upcoming long weekend!
*Happy civic holiday(?) next monday if you live in BC!*

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Friday, 18 July 2014

Catching Up!

So... June, hey?
Boy time flies.

Since my blog's been alive and somewhat regularly updated (all of 6 months), I don't
think I've had as long of a hiatus as I have this last time now that I think about it.
You know how people say, "I'm not good with good-byes", well that's true for me as well,
but also, I'm not too good with "re-hellos" either if that makes any sense... what I mean is that,
when I finish something or don't talk with someone for awhile, if I ever do decide I want to change that
and get back in touch, I honestly don't know where or how to start...!
(Maybe it's just me making things more awkward than they need to be, who knows)

So... how's it going with you...?

*shuffling thru the awkward hellos*

One thing I've noticed that I want to try and get better at is: taking pictures.
I'm not usually the one to just whip out my camera when I'm out and about in
social settings, which usually means that either:
a). I don't have pictures, or
b). if I do manage to take some, I don't get to be IN them.


I think I'm gonna work on that! But for now, here's some of the things I've been up to lately,
with a few of the pictures I do have scattered throughout :)

Beach Volleyball
So. Much. Fun. My arms were kind of (really) bruised the next day
after playing for 3 hrs but I'd say it was worth it! It had been about 6 yrs
since I'd played a game so it was cool to do it again - plus on sand! Bonus.

A set of workout DVDs by the oh-so-motivating Shaun T that lasts up to 3 mths.
Reached the 10lbs LOST mark which I'm pretty stoked about!
Pretty much ALL from the different exercise I've been doing lately, woo!
Still not done the T25 discs either, so I'm gonna keep going with 'em :)
25 mins. a few days a week is definitely do-able!

Martial Arts (...again?)
A friend & I just finished our Spring Zumba classes and wanted to try something different,
then stumbled onto a groupon for unlimited classes at a Martial Arts dojo.
Just had 3 classes there so far and it seems to be going really well!
(Shhhh... don't tell anyone I used to do Karate when I was younger ;)
I haven't told the people at that dojo, but maybe I'll tell you guys more about it in a future post!
It was something I was really into when I was younger so it's interesting being back in a dojo...)

New Job
I've officially been at my new job for 8 weeks now which is crazy!
I'm currently on contract at the University I just graduated from actually.
Interesting seeing how everything runs behind the scenes,
as opposed to being in the student's perspective :)

New Hair
Think Brittany Snow at the MTV Movie Awards 2012... except with black hair.
I had just been letting it grow out in no particular style for the past year or so
and it was, just feelin' like ALOT, ya know? There was just no shape or style,
 and it would take almost a half an hour to blow dry! I just don't have that kinda time in the mornin'.
It did make for a good blank slate to try a new haircut on though, and so I took advantage of it ;)
Really liking the shorter angled bob, much easier to look after!

Lots of Dinners – LOTS.
Like, until about a week ago, I feel like I was having dinners out at least 3 times a week...
I think it might've been the whole initial now-I-have-a-paycheck mentality
but I've recognized and budgetized(...?) - plus I was stopping by the mall about once a week,
and you know how that can go. Gotta check yourself somethings, but I got it now guys, no worries ;)

Ontop of that, I'm still volunteering, doing my weekly jobs around the farm,
taking the odd bootcamp class (running up & down stairs for 15 mins straight
really is harder than it sounds), and have gone to many a coffee & frozen yogurt shop.

Throughout the spring everyone always says "Oh, I can’t wait till summer! I’m going to do
'this' and 'that'", but before you know it, it’s here, and you’re right in the middle of it.
I really want to try and do more things this summer, and not just go home everyday after work
and scroll through my computer, eat dinner and go to bed...

Gotta get out there kid!!
Phew, well I'm glad to have gotten that first “What have you been up to?” post up and out!
Lookin’ forward to writing a bit more again!!

How’s your summer been going?!
Anything exciting happening in your life? :)

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