Happy Valentine’s Day, friends! I’ll be honest and say I’ve never been a huge fan of this so-called holiday. I’m much more of a surprise-me-with-flowers-on-a-Tuesday kind of girl than a buy-me-expensive-stuff-because-Hallmark-says-you-have-to. But I can still appreciate all the love that’ll be in the air today…
So, with that being said, I did make my way over to Walmart earlier this week to buy some baking supplies for the red velvet chocolate chip cookies you’re looking at here. (Actually, I had a woman chew my head off because I picked up the last bottle of red food colouring. I’m sorry!) I subbed out semi-sweet chocolate chips for white chocolate chips and, not to toot my own horn, but they came out perfect! And then I gave all but 4 away, because I certainly don’t need to eat 24 cookies, haha.
Other than that, my week was pretty uneventful… which, after the last few, is probably not a bad thing. I caught up on some sleep, caught up on some work, and now somehow it’s already Friday! While I don’t have a valentine this year, Chris is in town from New York and he invited me to high tea this afternoon. After chatting online for a couple of years now, it’ll be nice to finally meet face-to-face! And then I’ll come home, order pizza and watch a horror movie… because that’s what single people do on Valentine’s Day, right!? Just kidding, hehe.
The low of my week was just that I’m starting to feel extremely frustrated about the limited amount of physical activity I can do still, since my accident in July. I still can’t hike (or even walk on an incline on the treadmill) without limping the next day. I can’t swim 20 laps without feeling shooting pains in my low back (but I still do it, because I need to). I just want to run! For like 10 minutes! Pain-free. Wah. /rant
The high of my week was playing with my “niece” at Science World last weekend. She absolutely hated the body exhibit (and the TV with the freaky eyeball that follows you everywhere), but finally started having fun when we got to the area where we could play with drums, water, etc. I love seeing that kid smile.
A blog post I loved was How Anyone Can Become Addicted to Money. The article looks at how certain work situations can fuel an unhealthy relationship with money. Kind of interesting.
The best money I spent was $11.35 on the ingredients I needed for those cookies.
My plans this weekend include getting things together for the bridal shower next weekend, continuing to plan the bachelorette party and practicing my PechaKucha presentation. Oh, and it’s a long weekend! Because I work for a company based out of Toronto, I get Ontario holidays, so it’s a belated Family Day long weekend for this BC resident. Woo hoo!
How was your week? What are you up to this weekend?