If we were sharing a cup of tea right now, I would start by saying that I am still tired from flying back from Washington but happy to be back to my regular bed. I already miss M, that’s to be expected, though. Back to work, also! It’s a blessing and a curse to work somewhere that closes for the holidays- you get time off, but everyone is catching up and your inbox is flooded. I’ve been off for nearly two weeks (took a few extra days), so the adjustment period is a little longer than I would like. Still I should think I’ll be back to normal this upcoming week. (For more info on Weekend Coffee Share, visit Part Time Monster here!)
I was absolutely starving when I got to Calgary, and I knew I had to eat an actual meal- not just a bagel or snacks. Last Christmas I ended up with food poisoning eating Chinese food at the Calgary airport- I know, never get fast food Chinese food!! I’ve learned my lesson. However, there is an A&W here and I felt more confident with it. I eat Mama burgers, which aren’t common (too small for most people) so I knew that they would have to make it fresh! I arrived home in Winnipeg to a windchill of -26°C (-15°F for my American readers), which wasn’t the most pleasant of welcomes that my fair city has ever given but what can you do?
I made off like a bandit at the Tulalip outlets! I’ll be posting them on Style Saturday, but I was able to find quite a few things that I’ve been looking for. I was able to get new Adidas running shoes for THIRTY TWO DOLLARS!!! And they are exactly what I’ve been looking for. A similar pair at home in Winnipeg would be upwards of $100 CAD, and I snagged these for less than $45 CAD. Definitely a motivating factor to get to the gym at lunch with new shoes!
I got a shellac manicure before I left Seattle (classic red) to keep my nails from breaking. However, it has been over two weeks now since I got it done and my nails grow way too fast and it clicks when I type and I want to cut them off. Here’s hoping I have the strength to make it Tuesday when I can get these cut down. I don’t know how people do it with long nails, I really don’t- they get in the way of everything. Now I’m just left wondering- is everyone else just better at coping with longer nails, or do my nails grow absurdly fast? So many questions that can’t really be answered….
Although I love the holiday season, I do appreciate that January really quiets down. I’m looking forward to reading, baking, and staying inside/not getting frostbite. I’m hoping to do some more work on the blog in January and February, so I may be asking for opinions/advice/experiences!
Does anyone else hibernate in January/February? Or do you take the new year as an opportunity to get out there and try new things?