Hello, friends! I’m going to keep this post short and sweet, because it’s 11:30pm and I can barely keep my eyes open. As I think most of you know, Mom, Baby Bro and I drove from Vancouver to Edmonton this week. The drive is a little over 1,100 km (nearly 700 miles), which takes about 13 hours, because half of it is going through this little hilly area known as the Rocky Mountains! Even though I’m from BC, see mountains everywhere and have flown over the Rockies many times before, driving around them was an experience I’ll never forget. We often take these things for granted here, but I was seriously humbled by their size and beauty.
Anyway, we’ve just been hanging out in Edmonton since Wednesday evening – doing some last-minute shopping for Baby Bro, touring the university, etc. It’s nice to see where he’s going to live for the next 4-5 years… or, probably forever, since he’s studying petroleum engineering! I’m also extremely grateful I was able to take a few days off work for this trip, as it unfortunately began the day after receiving some sad news. If I wasn’t here right now, I would probably be home alone still in a puddle of tears. Instead, I’m surrounded by family, which is all I could ask for. Baby Sis flew in and joined us yesterday, so we’re all here except for Dad… and it’s his birthday today! Happy Birthday, Dad! We miss you!
I have to add the low of my week back to this post, because I got the news that a friend of mine passed away on Monday night. He had one of the biggest smiles I’ve ever seen, the deepest laughs I’ve ever heard and a crazy sense of humour. If you see a star shine a little brighter this weekend, say hi to him up there.
The highs of my week were teaming up with Sarah on a new project, driving across BC and seeing just how beautiful our province really is, and finally watching my old pension get transferred into my RRSPs!
A blog post I loved was 12 Month Goals and Workaholism. I’m scared to track how many hours I work (including on this blog) each week, but I probably should…
The best money I spent was $30 at Rostizado last night. It just opened last week, so I met three friends from Royal Roads there for dinner. We split the bass ceviche (if you like citrus, you must eat this dish), I had a cemita for dinner and we split an order of churros for dessert. Everything was deeelicious!
My plans this weekend include having lunch with Mikhaila (and Lemons!) today, having coffee/macarons with Cassie tomorrow, hanging out with the family and then moving Baby Bro into his dorm on Sunday. Then we’re leaving first thing Monday morning, driving 13+ hours to my place, and crashing there for the night before I fly to Toronto on Tuesday morning. Good thing I can sleep on planes!
How was your week, friends? What are you up to this weekend?