I Tried Boating

“Sail away from the safe harbour” – Mark Twain

For the past few months Jamie has been obsessed with the thought of getting a boat. I never understood the whole ‘boating’ things. I own a pair a Toms and figured that was good enough.

The opportunity came for Jamie and his brother to purchase a boat and they jumped on it. They picked it up Monday, and Jamie has been smitten ever since.

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Last night I was invited to go, and I apprehensively did – I even bought a boating hat! As I mentioned on Instagram, it was the first time I was on a boat which didn’t serve dinner while touring the harbour at sunset. And you know what? It wasn’t THAT bad. I still don’t really understand the ‘obsession’, but I got a lot of sun and reading in and that was pretty cool.

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The boys had a wonderful time fishing, and they were kind enough to let me snap pictures quite often.

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Until next time…

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Things I Should Give Up For Lent… But Won’t

“A little bit of mercy makes the world less cold and more just.” – Pope Francis

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Lent officially began on Wednesday. After spending 13 years in the Catholic School system it was always a day which turned to a competition to get the best looking cross ash on our forehead – no one wanted the giant blob looking one.

Fun fact, when I was in grade 4 or 5 – that was when I learned that not everyone was Catholic – not even kidding, I thought everyone was. My mom took me to get my haircut after school while I had the ash cross on my head (I was always told it was a sin to rub it off), and the stylist asked me what it was for, and I wasn’t sure how to answer – after all the whole wide world was Catholic.

My Greek grandmother took the Lent to a whole new level. During Lent, she practically starved (in my mind at least), she wouldn’t have any meat or things which came from an animal (dairy, butter, eggs), oil, and other things. I feel like after all her years of doing that, I can slack a little bit, when it comes to Lent.

So, here is the list of things I should give up for Lent…. But won’t.

Nail Polish – I paint my nails – a lot. 1-2 times a week. Nothing looks better than looking down to a perfectly polished finger. Of course my cuticles need a lot of work, but we are getting there.

Revenge On (the American) Netflix – I don’t know how I just discovered this show. I love it. The main character is also Canadian and grew up about 40 minutes from me. It’s love.

Friday Night Date Nights With Jamie – Over 4.5 years later, and still haven’t missed a Friday.

Fuzzy Socks, A Cozy Blanket, My Kindle – That is Heaven on earth right there. Best Trio EVER. Well the best trio you can’t ingest, because let’s be honest, soup/salad/bread sticks will win every damn time.

EOS Lip Balm – I just can’t. It’s probably an obsession at this point.

Lighting Candles – Every morning and night I have one burning. But I mean, they light candles at church, so I don’t think I could give it up if I wanted to.

Starbucks – It’s just too good. Some people say “Beer is proof God loves us.” But I think it’s Starbucks.

My iPhone – you know, for safety reasons.

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What could you never give up for Lent?

It’s Been Awhile

“For a long time now I have tried simply to write the best I can. Sometimes I have good luck and write better than I can.” – Ernest Hemingway

It’s been awhile, since I’ve showed up over here. Which is something I seem to keep saying.. Between Christmas and New Year I couldn’t get myself on here.

But here is a recap!

Aside from my December looking like that, I have been:

//1. Binge watching Friends on Netflix. Previously I had only seen the odd episode, so starting from the beginning has been amazing. I am currently on Season 5, and just love it.

//2. I have been thinking about cutting my hair again. Last year when I donated 11.5 inches, I decided not to cut it again until the 1 year mark hit, mostly because I wanted to see how fast my hair grows. It’s been 10 months and it’s grown from my collar bone to just past my armpit. So my experiment can be over – I think. I love the length but I keep seeing pictures of shorter hair and love it. I don’t know what I will do.

//3. I have been having cream of chicken and rice soup every day for lunch for 3 weeks. Obviously not the same pot, I remake it every week since no one wants food poisoning. I love it. Best cold day meal.

//4. Speaking of Friends, why doesn’t Rachel ever wear a bra? Holy nipples in every episode.

//5. Jamie bought me Tropicana Orange and Grapefruit juice. OBSESSED.

//6. My electric toothbrush isn’t so electric anymore. I think it would be cheaper to purchase a new electric one than have to deal with batteries and replacement heads. Until I figure my shit out, I guess it’s just a boring manual brush.

//7. Jamie starts lacrosse back up on Thursday. I’m excited to take pictures. His last two weeks of fall league I had a telephoto lens and it’s amazing. Can’t wait to pull that baby out on Thursday.

//8. I’m drinking my juice. I love this juice. This juice is delicious.

//9. They just discussed Chinese food on Friends. I am so craving Chinese food. If only Jamie liked it more I could have it more frequently. General Tao get in my belly.

//10. One of my Christmas Presents from Jamie was a Kindle Paperwhite (he upgraded my other Kindle), and I am obsessed. I have umped my reading level. It makes the experience so much better. I can’t get off Goodreads, or watching book videos on YouTube. I. LOVE. READING.

Well, that catches you up on me.

 

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What has been going on in this little blogland?
What is your favourite Friends episode?
Do you like Orange and Grapefruit juice? If not, don’t tell me.
What is the best book you read in 2014.

Document Your Life | November 2014

“We don’t remember the days, we remember the moments” – Cesare Pavese

And just like that, November is over – which makes me so incredibly happy as Christmas is less than a month away!!

November was spent decorating for Christmas, reading books, sipping Starbucks, and having the dreaded first snowfall. Document Your Life November 2014 is up!!