What I did this week!

Other than the fact that I think Tom Brady is hot, I have no interest in the Superbowl. I might be the only one in North America who isn’t getting ready to watch the game. I figure instead I would write about what I’ve been up to!

Last Tuesday, our sorority went bowling. I’m not sure what it is about bowling but every time I go, I have the most fun! It might have to do with my secret Grease 2 obsession.

The bowling alley we attended did not disappoint. As soon as you walked in, it felt like you were stepping back in time. Most would have called it outdated but I thought it was exactly what a bowling alley should be. I snapped some pictures of the bowling alley before putting my phone away for the night.

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We so classy drinking wine in plastic cups.

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Bowling is the perfect winter activity. You don’t need to worry about the weather and its fun for every age and skill level. I don’t know why I don’t bowl more often but we all should!

On Wednesday, I headed to Montreal for our National Sales Meetings. It was back to back meetings about our 2014 accomplishments and our objectives for 2015. The meetings were held in Old Montreal and in order to take advantage of being in Montreal, there was a Scavenger Hunt organized to get us moving. I hate winter and not very competitive but it was probably the best team builder I ever participated in. One of my team members was a sales rep from Montreal who loved history so he got excited to tell us about the building and monuments that we were trying to locate. If anyone is ever in charge of planning a company meeting, I have 2 words; Scavenger Hunt!

If the week wasn’t busy enough, I booked my first official wine course for Saturday. In theory, my flight on Friday arrived at 7 so I would have had a chance to get a good night’s sleep. That is, of course until my brother invited me over to hang out and order in Indian. Since I had no food in the house and hadn’t seen the family in a while, obviously I headed to Mississauga.

It was hard to get up on Saturday but I managed to make it on time. I spent 8 hours learning how to properly taste and smell wine. As tired as I was, I loved the course. Our very smart teacher taught us that the best way to learn about wine is to continue tasting as many wines as I can. This is homework I plan on doing and excelling in!

Well it’s Sunday now and my plans today involve doing nothing. I found this on Facebook and thought it was the best way to wrap up the week or start the new week; however you look at it, hope you have a #justbe Sunday.

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Update!

Happy July!!
Can’t believe June has come and gone…

Remember my June goals, exercise, cooking, clearing out, developing a green thumb and blogging. Well some I stuck with and some I did not so great.

Exercise – Started the month off strong but then the heat and humidity kicked in. I have no air conditioning so the apartment was way too hot to work out in. I also cancelled my gym membership so I didn’t hit 30 days of the Jillian Michael’s 30 day shred. I did however get in a few runs when the weather was bearable. A friend of mine is signing up for a 5k race in September so guess who is planning to sign up for another race…

Cooking – This I have kept to. I followed most recipes from the that clean life challenge that I signed up for and have been experimenting with recipes that I’ve found online. Sometimes my meal making doesn’t actually involve cooking. On the really hot days, I preferred a fully loaded salad instead of a hot meal. This will shock those friends of mine that remember when I was 20 and would gag eating any type of vegetable.

Clearing out – Went through all my clothes. Have more to give away than keep. The bags are still sitting in my spare room waiting to be dropped off somewhere but my bathroom and bedroom have been purged. I’m aiming to have the kitchen and storage room done before the summer ends.

Green thumb – The only plants surviving this heat are the peppers and parsley. I’m not giving up though!!!

Blogging – well if you’ve been reading, you know how I’ve been doing with that.

They say all work and no play makes Jane a dull girl so I did get out there and didn’t spend the entire month hibernating. If I was a good blogger, these places would each get their own post but if you haven’t already noticed, I prefer blogging lists!

RISE The Better Living Expo – I worked this event for Coconut Bliss but I’m listing it because it was the last day I ate meat. I spent the day working with a friend who was a vegan and if you know me, you know I love to ask people questions. I spent the day interrogating her about why, how, when she became vegan and since I was curious about the life changing videos she watched, I googled them as soon as I got home. Right now I can’t un-watch them so I haven’t touched meat since then. I also haven’t touched eggs, dairy or honey. I don’t know if I will stay vegan but I had no desire to eat the steaks made on Canada Day so this is to be continued…

The Haunted Walk Tour – Our sorority event this month was to do the haunted walk in the distillery district. I have to say that I was not looking forward to this. I don’t exactly fear ghosts but I do believe in them and would prefer to not know they exist. Luckily for me, the tour guide wasn’t too great at spooky stories so it was more of a history lesson than a frightful walk. It turned out to be a really fun evening.

St. Clair UNCORKED – This wine event took place in my friend E’s neighbourhood. It’s a great concept. Local shops participate by hosting wine tastings in their stores. It’s a great way to get to know the area and go into shops that the locals probably never ventured into. We spent the day exploring and meeting people and although most people migrated to the pubs that were showing the World Cup game, we chit chatted with a few folks and E now know where to get great pate and chocolates in her hood.

St. Jacobs Farmers’ Market – my real desire was to go to strawberry picking but getting my family to commit to a time and date that works for everyone is like herding cats. Instead my parents, my aunt, my little cousin and I headed west and checked out the market. Not only was I able to get some sweet strawberries but we managed to stock up on kale, peas, peppers and cherries. The market was a little overwhelming for me, we went at a peak time and there were soooooo many people there so next time I will make sure to go first thing in the am before the craziness starts. I have so much kale that I am going to try and make kale chips. My SIL says it’s easy but that’s what she said about Rice Krispie Squares and I managed to mess those up. Wish me luck.

The only other notable thing to mention about June is that I’m fostering again.
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These little guys were found without their mother but they are still too young to be adopted. They spent the first few days hiding from me and only coming out when I was away or sleeping but I’ve made some progress with them. They were so scrawny when I picked them up but I’ve fattened them up a bit. I only have them for another 10 days so maybe they will get their own post!

I’m heading to Orlando this month with Stella & Dot so my goal for July is simply to get a tan! Will keep you updated!