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It’s Getting Hot Out There

If your just catching up with me you can check out my latest posts:

  • Canada Day Weekend here
  • Single Lady here
  • Bar Challenge here

It’s another late post for me today. With the husband gone I’m not on much of a schedule. I’m enjoying sleeping in, hitting the gym and relaxing in the afternoon. I’m sure next week I’ll be back to a regular schedule.

Yesterday I mentioned I had a bit of a different day. Instead of sleeping in and heading to the gym I ended up getting up early for an appointment and then meeting my step-brother and his family so we could spend the day at Heritage Park.

Heritage Park is a first class tourist attraction and a year-round education, catering, and convention facility. Discover “How the West was Once” at Canada’s largest living history museum. Step back in time to our lively Historical Village. Meet friendly pioneers, ride our authentic steam train, enjoy the antique midway and immerse yourself in the old west.

It was a fun trip but the sun was out, it was 26 degrees and sweltering. After 3.5 hours of walking I was exhausted.

I was able to get a few cool shots during the day so I thought I would share some of them with you.

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I also took a few shots with my iphone and used the instagram app (my current obsession).

Here are a couple shots from that:

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And probably my favourite shot of the day:

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After I got home I was exhausted so I took a nap then got up to make dinner. I had another fun dinner planned but I was just so tired dinner ended up being super simple.

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A ton of veggies (cucumber, yellow pepper and baby tomatoes) with some hummus,  along with goat cheese and cranberry goat cheese with crackers. Plus a huge sippy cupof water. It’s exactly what my body was craving.

I then spent the rest of the evening on the couch watching a little tv and talking to the husband.

Man, do I miss him. Only 2 days till he comes home 🙂


Random Rumblings

After being MIA for a while things are started to slow down so I’ve made it a priority to get back to blogging.

Here are some things that have been going on lately:

  • Summer still isn’t here in Calgary. I keep reading on other blogs, twitter, facebook, etc about how beautiful it it everywhere. Not here. Rain, rain, rain! That’s all we’ve had. There’s mumblings that its going to warm up and be sunny later on this week but I’m not getting too excited yet. I’ll have to wait and see.
  • I’m only a day and a half away from summer vacation. I have a full day of exam supervision tomorrow and a half day next Monday. Other then that I’m done. I can not wait for some relaxation. I have been super busy that last few months and the end of the month can’t come soon enough.
  • I have been rockin’ the gym lately. I also started back at yoga.
  • The husband leaves in less then two weeks for a week long conference. That means I’ll be home alone for the first time really since moving here. I have lots of fun eats planned for when he’s gone.
  • I’ve been obsessed with instagram on my iphone lately. I know lots of people discovered this app a long time ago but I just found it and love it. I’ll definitely be sharing some pictures from it soon.
  • I’m also currently obsessed with Lululemon. Doesn’t matter what it is. Their jackets, pants, shirts, bags, headbands. I have a list a mile long of stuff I want to pick up from there.
  • I just started the book, The Help by Kathryn Stockett. I’m only a couple of pages in and I’m already hooked.
I guess that’s it for now. I have a few good posts planned for this week including:
  • A discussion on my gym plan and healthy eating
  • Some beautiful pictures of my trip to Kananaskis last month
  • And stay tuned for a big announcement (for me) on Wednesday or Thursday.

Summer Reads

The sun is shinning, it’s finally warming up outside and I’m counting down the days until summer vacation.

All of this is starting to make me think of some of the books I want to read over the summer.

Over the past few weeks I’ve picked up the following books:

  • Unbearable Lightness by Portia de Rossi (finished – review to come soon)
  • Mommywood by Tori Spelling (currently reading)
  • The Girl who Played with Fire by Stieg Larrson
I do have a few other books I have in mind picking up and reading over the summer. They include:
  • Uncharted TerriTORI by Tori Spelling
  • The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin
  • Does the Noise in my Head bother You by Steven Tyler
  • Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen
  • The Hunger Games books by Suzanne Collins
  • The Girl who Kicked the Hornets Nest by Stieg Larrson
  • Heart of the Matter by Emily Griffin
  • Mini Shopaholic and Twenties Girl by Sophie Kinsell
  • Freedom by Jonathan Franzen
  • Three Cups of Tea by Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin (although since the scandal broke about this book I’m now a little hesitant)
And of course there are a couple of blog authors out there who’s books I’d love to read:
  • Operation Beautiful by Caitlin Boyle
  • Carrot’s ‘N Cake by Christina Haupert
  • Peas and Thank You by Sarah Matheny
  • What I Wore by Jessica Quirk
As you can tell there are a lot of books on my list but here’s where I need you! Do you have any books you recommend. As you can tell I really enjoy many different types of books and looking for some great light (and maybe not so light) summer reads.
Any thoughts or suggestions would be great appreciated.