Sunday, June 5, 2011

Friday Catch Up

OK.  This blog about everything I do for a week continues.  Except I had to laugh at Amelia's comment on that post because yes I was busy on Thursday, but then there was Friday.

Friday, June 3, 2011. 

8am.  Out of bed.  Cup of tea.

8:30 - 10:00am.  Read blogs.  Cry.

10:00am.  Try to do some work, shop online, post blog, cry, try to do some work.

1:00pm.  Eat lunch.  Leftover pizza.

1:30pm.  Consider showering, cry, try to do some work, cry, consider showering.

2:30pm.  Decide not to shower and instead put on extra deodorant plus running shorts and tank top so that if I do stink, people will assume I have been working out.  Congratulate self for brilliant plan.  Half-heartedly pick up stuff strewn around the house and do a load of laundry.  Eat an apple.

4:00pm.  Go to learning center, tell owner that I will be quitting, proceed to offer him dating advice.

5:30pm.  Call mom on way to fabric store.  Buy fabric for dog bed project and a couple of other projects.  Celebrate that fabric store is closing so everything is on sale, lament that relocation of fabric store will be further from my house.

7:00pm.  Arrive home.  Finish laundry.  Pick up house slightly more energetically as David will arrive home in fifteen minutes.  

8:00pm.  Dinner.  Baked potato with broccoli and cheese.  David has same, plus slab of dead animal.

9:00pm.  Hook up new iPad.

11:00pm.  Realize two hours disappeared into iPad time.  Shower (at long last).  Go to bed.

What a Friday.  I mean really.

In other news, I want to whine for a moment about summer vacation.  Not vacation itself.  Trying to plan it.  Because even when I'm doing okay in the moment (and in this moment, I'm doing okay), when I look into the no-baby future, it makes me so sad I don't want to make any plans.  Also planning is hard for me anyway, grief notwithstanding.  We've got the place decided (I think):  Vancouver.  I have to go for a conference, so the idea was just to extend our stay.  But where to stay?  Vacation rental?  Condo?  Hotel?  What part of the city?  Will we need to rent a car?  How many days will we want to stay?  It is TOO HARD.  I know nothing about Vancouver.  I have never been to Canada.  And I stress over vacation planning anyway (we like to create detailed itineraries before we go places for fear of MISSING OUT on something that might have been SUPER GREAT) so part of it is my own personality psychosis and part of it is the weirdness about looking forward to something (sort of) and feeling sad about other things (all the time) and trying to channel to energy I have (relatively little) into doing something besides downloading stupid apps on David's iPad.


Currently seeking:  Vacation planner, preferably an expert on the Vancouver, BC area, to plan a 7 day vacation to Vancouver that includes some outdoorsy stuff, like hiking and zip-lining, sight-seeing, maybe a museum or two, some shopping, and some good restaurants at various price points.  Also nice but affordable accommodations and a thorough explanation of public transportation needed.  Will compensate with a graciously written thank you note and also I could sew you an elastic waist skirt with pockets.  E-mail me!


  1. i'm no help but i love the deoderant+ workout clothes in lieu of showering trick. i do have a canadian friend but she' not in that part of canadia (that's what we like to call it). (sorry for no caps, typing with 1 hand.)also, david gets home really late! are you looking forward to him being off?

  2. I used to live in Vancouver for a number of years, so let me think about it, there is one restaurant for sure that you have to go to - excellent seafood - The Cannery - although not sure if it is still there, as I haven't lived there for over 10 years. Will write more after I've had time to think. You'll love it there, it is a beautiful city, often voted one of the most livable cities in the world for a reason.

  3. You are hilarious. I snorted at the "David has same, plus slab of dead animal". ahha

    I got nothing on Vancouver. But if your plans change and you end up in Ontario, I can give you numerous examples of things to do which are boring. I don't recommend. ;)

  4. Well at least I'm not the only crying while reading blogs. You're day is still busier then mine. 9pm to 11pm; sit on ass.

  5. dead animal... loved it!

  6. I'm in Vancouver!!! Woo hoo! I can be helpful!!! Okay, the Cannery isn't there anymore I don't think, but yes, it was very, very good.
    There is a nice boutique hotel downtown called The Loden that is super nice, with kind of a funky/modern/hip decor that is really fun, with big/deep soaker tubs. It is centrally located downtown too, if that's where you are going to be.
    In Gastown (still downtown by the water) there is a restaurant called Cobre that is like latin tapas where you order a bunch of dishes and there are 3 or 4 of each item. It is Andy and my favourite restaurant EVER. And if you are looking for outdoorsy, the north shore has lots to offer with hikes, mountain biking, kayaking etc... Oh, you could do the Grouse Grind which is a killer 3500-4000 vertical foot climb (or so, I'm guessing and did not look it up). It is friggin' TORTURE while you are doing it, but can treat yourself to a drink and some wings at the top and then take the gondola back down to your car. Oh, and you are obliged to log your time so you can brag (or lie) about your time at the top with others who have also completed the Grind. Also, be sure to come up to Whistler while you are here. The olympics were just here and it is a great place to visit. Mountain biking/hiking/ziplining/downhill mountain biking... the list goes on. I currently live 25 minutes north of Whistler, and I must say the drive alone to Whistler is worth the drive.
    Okay, this might cut me off soon, but I will think about more and repost. Yay! You are coming to my hood. you will LOVE it, I promise.
    Does that count to get the skirt??? :0)

  7. I haven't been to Vancouver in almost 20 years, but you will love it -- it is gorgeous & there are tons of opportunities for outdoorsy activities. We stayed at cheap budget hotel. AFTER we did that, my great-aunt recommended the Sylvia Hotel to us. Never have been there, but it is always recommended in books & articles on the city-- charming old hotel near English Bay. We took one of those hop on, hope off trolley tours, which was a great way to see the city & pick out places we wanted to go back to.

    If you have time, take the ferry over to Victoria on Vancouver Island for a few days. I know you're a bit of a Britophile, & it is a VERY British city. I don't know if it's there anymore, but we had breakfast every day at a little place called the James Bay Tearoom which reeked of British atmosphere. And the Butchart Gardens are spectacular & not to be missed!

    I've never been to Tofino, on the other side of the island, but I dream of going there some day.