Last week, I got into the Christmas spirit in a big way, and it definitely carried forward into this week. After watching one Christmas movie with a friend in Toronto, I started binging on them. Honestly, I think I’ve watched 6 or 7 already this week. Someone needs to stop me! (No, don’t… I love it.)
Aside from watching movies and finishing my shopping (hooray!), this week I also started looking into what Christmas activities are available in Greater Vancouver. Since this is my first Christmas living on the mainland (as Vancouver Islanders call it), I want to take in as many activities as my budget allows, and see what some of the most popular traditions are.
On Wednesday, I met my friend Kasey downtown and we walked through the Vancouver Christmas Market together. One baked apple and a hot chocolate later, I can see why its a popular activity for families and friends. I’d also love to check out the Festival of Lights but still need to find someone who’s willing to go with me (any volunteers?).
Aside from those two activities, what I really want to find are the best Christmas light displays! I know where all the best houses are in Victoria, and I’d love to drive around and see what Vancouverites have to offer.
Oh! And it snowed here! How weird is that? (It’s weird.) If I didn’t love the view from my new place enough already, the roofs and treetops covered in snow make it breathtaking…
The low of my week was realizing I’d already gone over my December budget. I know $72 doesn’t seem like much, but my budget is tight this month. I just need to watch my spending now.
The high of my week was finding the motivation to finally step back onto a treadmill, for the first time since my car accident. It hurt a lot, but it also felt so amazing to break a sweat.
A blog post I loved was How to Save $10,000 and Track Every Detail of Progress in an Awesome Spreadsheet. If you’re getting ready to make some savings goals for 2014, read Bridget’s post now!
The best money I spent was $38.41 on a gift I never imagined Baby Bro would ask for: a trilogy of books! I wish everyone asked me for books. Although, if they did, I’d probably be broke.
My plans this weekend include having dinner with Krystal, hanging out with Wendy, then baking cookies for some people who have helped me out a lot since my accident. ‘Tis the season!
How was your week? What are you up to this weekend?