As I write this it is Sunday afternoon and I am sweating because it is 20°C+ today. Our condo has certain times of the year where they will switch from heat to air conditioning and from central air back to heat. Usually the heat gets switched on at the beginning of November and the central air goes on Victoria Day weekend (towards the end of May) so if it gets cold or hot on off-season times you have to suffer ;) I’m not complaining thought because we don’t pay for either, it is included in our rent. It would be nice to have a little cross breeze coming through the windows though.
I just started watching Girlboss and so far I love it. I can kind of relate to the beginning where she sells vintage clothes on Ebay. I used to do that too in the Early to mid 2000’s and to quit due to Ebay’s policies and it changing way too much to be profitable anymore. It was fun though and I totally miss those days on Ebay. And while I am on topic of buying and selling clothes on Ebay I found a killer pair of Converse at Value Village on Saturday. They are an off-white with silver studs on the side Have yet to take a picture). They were only $6.99 and I got 30% off because we had a discount coupon for donating a lot of things. It literally pays to purge your closet and home. Roo found a million t-shirts as well. I wish there was one a little closer (like walkable) so we could hit it on weekdays instead of weekends when Tom isn’t working and the car is home.
It’s the end of an era and my old college watering hole is closing after 152 years. This is depressing in a “I can’t believe it’s over” sort of way. So many great memories, many of which are foggy, and one which ended in “borrowing” a bike and doing a drunk biking pub crawl.
* I posted the picture of this pink dress on Instagram asking for opinions about it. I bought it because I liked the print and colour, but I don’t really like wearing short dresses. The dress’ hem is unfinished so it would be easy to shorten it a couple of inches to have it as a long tee/tunic top. I got mixed opinions on whether to shorten it or leave it so what do you think?
Cleaning tactic 101: “accidentally” let is slip that the easter Bunny need cleans places to hide chocolate. My 6-year-old was scrubbing baseboards and wiping dust off of shelves. I need to figure out someway to bring this kind of motivation in to our daily lives ;)
As per usually we hit the Value Villages on a weekly basis, and when Tom went before work last week he found Merle a pair of barely worn, floral, leather, 8 hole Doc Marten’s in size 1. They are slightly big but will be a perfect fit and boot for fall. Roo is jealous because she grew out of her Doc’s and wants another pair but since she has moved in to women’s sizes in footwear the cost for Doc Marten’s for her has quadrupled so we haven’t replaced them yet.
I’ve recently discovered two Spotify playlists that are like being reunited with old friends (one an Instagram friend told me about) and the other I came across accidentally. Between the two I get my fill of my favourite musical time period (aside from 80’s music which I adore). I’m sure my kids roll their eyes every time I turn my music on, although Merle has decided that she likes The Cranberries. True story: I kind of met Dolores O’Riordan once years ago when I was managing the skateboard shop West49. She had a cottage nearby (where I lived was considered part of cottage country) and was at the mall. That was probably the highlight of my time working there.
As per usually the weekend flew by even though it was a long one. Here’s to a shorter week (for those that have Monday off). I hope you all have a good one :)
I got sucked into an internet hole on the theory of Edgar Allan Poe potentially having a time machine. It’s fascinating stuff and because I would love to use a time machine, I really want to believe that he did actually have one. A funny thing when I get lost in these internet holes (usually a Wikipedia hole) is that no matter what I start looking at, for some reason or another I end up at the page for a monarch in British history. It’s so bizarre. I started with Edgar Allan Poe and ended up at Edward the Black Prince this time. I can’t even pinpoint where my path changed. It’s fun though, and I do it often.
This first week in April was typically Canadian. Friday I had to break out the winter coats again, while today I am wearing a summer dress. And this is one of the reasons that strictly seasonal capsules don’t work for me. Things just change too fast, and too often to keep only one season in my closet at a time. I remember eons ago in college there was a ridiculously hot day in April (30+°C) and it brought everyone out that night in hordes. I was wearing a long, sarong type skirt, with a tank top, my trusty jean jacket (which I still have), and some platform sandals (early 2000’s fashion). All the patios at the clubs were open and flooded with people so we went to a strictly indoor dance club. When we left at 2am it was snowing. I had to walk home in a summer outfit in a blizzard and it was brutal. It was only about 2 miles but it sucked bad even though I was loaded at the time which I am sure helped to keep me warmer. I learned to pay attention to the weather carefully after that.
I almost forgot that Easter was coming up. Am I the only one that doesn’t really like it and wish that we never really turned it into a celebrated holiday with the kids? (Aside from those that celebrate for religious purposes. It obviously has a completely different meaning than the Easter bunny does). I had to go out and do a quick easter run on Saturday while Tom was home so I don’t have to worry about it last minute. And since there is generally at least one kid with me 24/7 it makes it hard to be a super sneaky present buyer. Next thing you know, it’s going to be time to start buying Christmas presents again :/
Nothing motivates you to clean quite like your husband saying at noon while you are still in your pyjamas, that people might be coming over that night. I also think he would have neglected to tell me at all if I hadn’t mentioned that I had a dream that night that he had a party, and someone stole my shoes*, so Kurt Cobain helped me try to find out who stole them. Tom was like, “oh yeah, that reminds me. Some people may be coming over tonight.” Needless to say I began to rush round and multitask at that point. I had plans on colouring my hair this day so while it was in, I cleaned the bathroom. Then I folded the massive pile of laundry that I have ignored for weeks while Roo cleaned out her closets so we could actually get in a put the clothes away. Tom made a run to Value Village to bring down our donations of two large, clear garbage bags full of clothes and shoes, one rubbermaid container filled with games and puzzles, and the old easel. At least that clears out the front doorway (minus the old coffee table that needs to vamoose).
I still have some more closet purging to do but that is enough for the day. After I go through everything in there I plan to update the “What I am Currently Wearing” post because things have changed a bit in the last few months. I’ve had to replace a few worn things, some wardrobe holes have been filled (hello boyfriend jeans), and some new ones are discovered (I am looking for a trench coat). I still have all my trusty favourites though like my Moto jacket, Fryes, band tees (I get them from here, and here, and thrift stores), and sneakers. I have meant to do an update forever and keep forgetting. You need to remind me to do these things ;)
*This totally happened to me before and apparently angered me enough that I am still dreaming about it 15 years later ;) Way back in college when I lived with roommates, the weekend I went home to have my wisdom teeth removed my roommates had a get together. It wasn’t even a party according to my then best friend whom I also lived with. When I came back that Monday my brand new pair of shoes that I hadn’t even worn once were gone. My friend thinks she knows who took them but there was no way to prove it. I was pissed. And I am a total grudge holder so I am still pissed.
Do you have anything you are still angry about that happened years ago?