Monday, May 27, 2013

It's Monday again.

Oh heeey!

These days have been filled with leisurely walks, thrift store shopping, discovering Calgary in the spring, watching Arrested Development, library visits, eating popcorn and sleepovers in the living room.

Since discovering our neighbourhood library and getting library cards last week we've been back twice. They have everything there guys! I'm never downloading another movie... they have them all! And so many documentaries. It's amaaazing. Today I picked up 'The Meaning of Marriage' by Timothy Keller (on recommendation from a few friends) and also, I'm downloading an iBook of 'The Hour I First Believed' (the library copy was falling apart) by Wally Lamb, because oh. my. goodness I LOVED 'I Know This Much is True' by him. So addictive. Very long. But verrry addictive, see? I also finally picked up 'The Book of Negroes' by Lawrence Hill which I've never read (gasp!) This book has literally been starring at me from friends bookcases and bookstores in the airport for years.

The job search continues. I have heard back from one place so that's good. Interview on friday. This is so nerve wracking, by the way! I kept checking my email obsessively, feeling quite slighted when I hadn't heard anything, until Mark told me to stop cause it was the weekend and no one works on the weekend. I applied to Apple. Teehee.

I found this cart at a garage sale for $1.00, isn't that insane? 100 cents.  

Then I painted it and I love it so much! I can't decide where to put it. I might put plants on it and leave it in the kitchen. But it also is sweet for putting snacks on. So many options. 

I found this bright red/orange ottoman at MCC this weekend. It's so great! I also found an HBC blanket for 12 bones. Not bad..

I've been slowly collecting a random assortment of 'pots' for outside and today I hunted down a nursery in the area. So far I have rosemary, mint, parsley, edamame, chives, & strawberries and some annuals. I think they've really upped our curb appeal. When I was taking these pots out of the car this afternoon, one fell onto the ground and smashed. I thought it was the mushroom pot (my FAVE) and my heart dropped and out loud I was like 'NOOOOO!!' in the middle of our street, and then I realized it was just the other plain beige one, and mushroomy was safe and sound. I then felt really guilt for being so happy it was the other pot that got smashed. In conclusion, both pots were both beautiful in their own way.

I found these sandals at Bibles for Mission. They are so comfy, I love them. Bibles for Mission is great, all their clothing items are one price, for example, all the dressed are $4.99. Value Village kinda pisses me off lately. I couldn't find any dresses for under $10.00 and lots were $19.99. That's not even that cheap and they smell funny. Not worth it, VV. 

$3.00... but they're a little tight. I might stretch them out, or give them to a friend who has smaller feet. Which is pretty much every single one of my friends. 
Like my oddly tanned feet? Thanks Cali.

He's pretty handsome, no? 

We've seen so much more of our neighbours in the past week than we did all winter. I love this nice weather. The beach volleyball courts nearby have been packed. I can't wait till they fill up the outdoor pool. We need to buy some park things.. like a frisbee, nerf football (Mark says) and a tennis racket for me. 

He's like 'C'mon girl! This way!' 

The flowers are so pretty! I got to be home in BC for Spring and now it's all happening in Calgary. It'll be like two months of blooming flowers. The streets smell so good from the lilac trees. Oh, nature, you're too much! 

What we've been up to! Anyone else been watching Arrested Development? I can't wait to talk about it with peeps. Some episodes are so funny (Gob, Tobias) and other aren't as funny, but still have their moments (George Sr.), but all in all its just so nice to see them the whole gang again! 
I'm also currently listening to the new She & Him album. Typically it takes me a couple (dozen) listens to like their stuff, but once I do, I'm in love! It's weird. There is so much new music lately and it's overwhelming and awesome. So far, I love Justin Timberlake and the new Daft Punk. 


Bye friends!

1 comment:

  1. Whoooa Nelly, you make me LAUGH woman. While we have never met, I feel as if I have known you a long while. Friends by association. Thank GOD for Elizabeth Ashton- bringing cyber folks together. Anyway, this is a weird and completely random gesture to write but why not? It must be said that I feel a little insane because I just sat through 108 minutes of Monte Carlo on netflix alone on a Friday night in my bed (not to mention enjoying it 100%). Please know that you have inspired me here today with your gumption. Keep writing and please keep posting what you score for 100 pennies or less/more on those thrift missions. GREAT sandals (wear the white ones in the shower and let em dry on your feet in the sun). Libraries are tops. What I am trying to say is, thanks for making me laugh. Hard. You're nuts. And I like it. Keep going.

    Love your world wide web fan friend, Meg Kroeker of Winnipeg!