It was my last full day with my mom:(. I was super sad thinking I wouldn’t be able to visit at Christmas as it was going to be super expensive, but I think I may have found a better option.

Exercise:

I went out for a run this morning with my usual Sunday morning run buddies. We had to reschedule as yesterday we were all busy in the morning.

I was very happy to see that I only had to do 5km today. I did end up doing a little more than that, but not much as it was our first day with below zero temperatures. It was freezing out there! I had forgotten how hard it is to get my legs to get moving in the cold! Thankfully tea after warmed me up:)

Shopping:

I had planned to drive downtown this morning with my mom to hit MEC and Ivivva but decided that other chores would be better to tackle. We hit the nursery so they could tell me that I have to not water my Christmas cacti for a few weeks to try and save them. I thought I was being nice:(

We also hit the grocery store and I found three kinds of Halo non dairy gluten free ice cream. I’ll try all three and decide which one I like best so I’ll know which one I should buy.

Crafting:

We headed back to finish putting a hanging sleeve on the back of a quilt. We got that done and even managed to get it onto the wood to hang it. I’m hoping to get it up this week!

We took the rug off the blocking mat, but it still isn’t completely straight. I think it would have worked better if I’d been able to block the whole rug at once. I’m looking for a larger blocking mat so if anyone knows of a good blocking mat, please let me know:)

Reading:

I finished another NetGalley book, Driven to Distraction so I think I’ve bought myself enough time to read a book a colleague loaned me.

This is the start of a new series by Lori Foster. The story is if Mary and Brodie who are brought together through business. As they carry out the boss’ orders and avoid trouble, they are brought together.

This book has well-rounded characters with interesting back stories. Brodie, for a change, is the one with the strong, close family that he works with in the family courier business. Mary, meanwhile has become very strong overcoming her childhood. Both characters evolve through the book. Brodie settles and Mary becomes confident. I liked how this transformation became the real focus of this book.

The book moves along at a good pace though it does all happen over a few months.

I really liked how the ending has an epilogue so I got to know what happened to the characters at the end.

I have to admit that I felt like I knew what was going to happen with parts of the book before it happened. What I did like was that I don’t know which character is going to be the topic of the next book. I wonder if the brother Jack is going to fall for the “little sister”?

This book is a very hot and spicy read and I would like to thank Lori Foster, the publisher and NetGalley for the free ARC in exchange for an honest opinion. It was an another lovely read from Lori Foster.

Movies:

I’ve been enjoying rewatching some Hallmark movies while I started my next knitting project. I love the movie, “Love on the Air” with Allison Sweeney! I also got through “Moonlight in Vermont”. It was a nice way to end the long weekend, but I’m ready for bed!

Have fun!

AJ

16 thoughts on “An Extra Day Off and My Last Day😀☹️

  1. Sounds like you have a green thumb like I do!!! 😂😂 I’ve given up on taking care of plants…
    I love your logic for buying the ice cream… Yes, three kinds IS needed to compare and contrast! 💖💖
    And great movie choices! I need to take some time soon to see if I’ve missed any new ones! I feel like they usually have new fall thanksgiving sort of ones…. 🤔

    1. Lol I’ve kept these plants alive for years so I don’t know why they suddenly hate me?!
      Yup it will save me buying ice cream I don’t love in the future🤣
      I know they have new ones but I just have old ones:(

  2. Oh, we’ve just discovered Halo ice cream (or whatever they have to call it), too – even though we’re not gluten- or dairy-free I’m on a low saturated fat regime for my cholesterol, so it seemed like a good choice. I love the mint choc chip and salted caramel; Matthew my husband has bought the peanut butter one but I will NOT be going near that (I can’t bear pb!). What a funny coincidence!

    1. Oh peanut butter is one of my staples with no being able to have gluten or dairy. I’ll be sure to let you know what I think. I wish they had a dairy and gluten free caramel one?

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