TGIF: Until Next Time, Victoria

November 22, 2013
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I know I ask this often, but how it is Friday already!? Normally, I’m asking because I’m in shock about how fast the week has flown by, but this time I’m asking because I can hardly believe that my two-week trip to Victoria is coming to an end. When I came over here, I was so excited to have a longer amount of time to visit with all of my friends. Unfortunately, I was sick for more than half of my trip, leaving me scrambling to fit in as many visits as I could in just a few days. In the end, I didn’t get to see everyone I wanted to… and now it’s time to say goodbye (again).

As usual, the highlights of this trip included coffee dates at the beach, snuggles with my friends’ kids and lots of laughs with my family. I also got to help a girlfriend register for wedding gifts, and had another girlfriend ask me to be a bridesmaid in her wedding. I even had coffee with a girl I knew in high school but who has just recently become a friend.

Maybe it’s because the holidays are coming up, or because the year is winding down, but I’m a little sad to say goodbye to Victoria this weekend. I know I’ll be back in a month for Christmas, but each time I’m here I make so many new memories with the people I love that it gets harder and harder to say, “until next time”.

The low of my week was not being able to fall asleep at night, because of this stupid cough. But if that’s the worst thing that’s happened all week, I really can’t complain.

The high of my week was saying “yes” to being a bridesmaid in one of my best friend’s weddings in 2015! Oh, and earning $250 of side income that I wasn’t expecting to.

A blog post I loved was Why Hipsters Should Be Our New Financial Role Models over at Common Sense Millennial. Kali is definitely my new favourite blogger; her content is so refreshing.

The best money I spent was $0.30 on a book order I placed on I was given a $50 gift card earlier this week, which I used to buy a few books, including Drink, and my order came to $50.30.

My plans this weekend include picking my parents up from the airport tonight, hanging out with them for a day or so and then heading back home to Port Moody. After three weeks away, I’m so excited to sleep in my own bed…

How was your week? What are you up to this weekend?

  • Kali @ CommonSenseMillennial November 22, 2013 at 4:44 am

    Congrats on being asked to be a bridesmaid! That’s always so much fun. And I’m jealous of your thirty-cent Amazon order – my wishlist has become a mile long with all the books I’ve been eyeing lately. And of course, thanks so much for the kind words! You just made my day :) Hope you have an excellent weekend, Cait!

    • Cait November 22, 2013 at 10:01 am

      My list is long too – it was so hard to choose which books to buy! But I finally decided on mostly fiction, other than Drink, and am excited to get some relaxing reading time in over the holidays. :)

  • Rob November 22, 2013 at 1:13 pm

    Cait, not to sound like your dad (although I probably am here – lol) but if that cold of yours, that’s been hanging on for way too long now, persists then it might be a good idea to get yourself checked out at your family doctor or nearby clinic. A good cold prescription of antibiotics might be in order to completely lick it.

    As for me, well all the yard work is now complete, so I plan to do a little holiday shopping and just chill out, reading a few hundred blog posts and catch up on some Kindle reading.

    Have a great weekend!

    • Cait November 22, 2013 at 8:53 pm

      I’m ok now – just a bit of a dry cough.

      And a few HUNDRED blog posts? Is that an exaggeration? ;)

      • Rob November 23, 2013 at 4:22 am

        Not at all, although many of them are from many of the major worldwide news organizations. They generate postings all day long in volume like fire hydrants!
        As for the financial blog posts (like yours, Gail’s, and many others), these number well over a hundred most days. Btw, I happen to be a speed reader! :-)

  • Sara Hamil @ They Call it Gumption November 22, 2013 at 2:01 pm

    I’d really love to visit Victoria one day. I’ve heard nothing but wonderful things from people who have/do live there or even those who have just visited. Sorry you were sick for most of the trip but like you said, at least you’ll be back soon!

    • Cait November 22, 2013 at 8:54 pm

      Oh, you must! Victoria is beautiful. :)

  • Natalie November 24, 2013 at 9:02 am

    Thanks for sharing CSM’s blog – I loved it and am now a follower :)

    Also, what are your thoughts on real books vs. Kindles? I am still buying real books but am thinking of asking for a Kindle for XMas… I think it might pay off in the long run since you can borrow E-Books from the libraries as well… However, you can never buy a used Kindle book for less…

    • Cait November 25, 2013 at 8:00 am

      Hmm, I think it comes down to personal preference. I love my e-reader – use it all the time to buy cheap / borrow free books. But I still like to buy a few real books here and there. And, like you said, sometimes the real books are cheaper! So, I usually choose that way: if I really want the book, I get it the cheapest way I can (buy real/e-book or borrow from library).

  • Kate November 24, 2013 at 6:49 pm

    I hope you’re feeling better soon! I have just started by debt repayment blog and the journey out of my parents’ basement. Feel free to drop by and offer any advice you might have :)

    • Cait November 25, 2013 at 8:01 am

      Congrats on starting a blog! My first piece of advice would just be to stick with it. Talking about money on even a weekly basis will make you much more aware of whatever your financial situation may be.