Busy Vacation!

Sure seemed like a busy day for a vacation day, but thankfully it was all good stuff:)


I met up with Brenda today to attend the Fibres West Show held in Cloverdale. We weren’t sure about going, but decided we should as we haven’t been to this show before.

We couldn’t believe that the parking was already almost full when we got there! It was the first day and we were there within the first hour! It cost $8 to get in and I paid for Brenda’s entrance too as she drove. So far I’m at $16. We decided to do a tour of the whole place while taking notes on the program of anything we wanted to go back to. You will be amazed, but I only spent $46 total!!!! So good for me compared to the last knitting show I went to! I ended up buying this:

I bought all from the same place. It was a mother daughter team and they had such cute stuff!

The little bags are for holding circular and double pointed needles so the stitches won’t come off when they’re in transport.

The bigger bad will hold my stitch markers and I decided I needed it because I say that exact thing so often!!!

Here are some of the other neat things I saw.

I would like to have my dad make me a bowl as I love them, but they are so expensive!!!

I took this picture because the colors were just so vibrant!!

The felting booth was amazing, but also so expensive!!!

It didn’t take us as long to go through as we thought! I think that if you were a spinner or weaver this would be a better show for you! I had to work really hard to not come home with the supplies to try one of these hobbies. I’m trying to keep my hobbies limited.

We stopped for coffee on our way home and I used the WiFi to upload some more apps to my phone.


The ride home gave me time to determine a plan for the afternoon. I had wanted to go for a thriftiness adventure with my mom but felt like we didn’t have enough time. So I indulged in a yummy tuna melt

And then laid down for a nap as I didn’t sleep well last night. As I laid there of course I couldn’t sleep, so I just got up for my run.

Squad Runner told me I was running 7km again today. Yesterday when I was nervous about doing this, I had done the four and one intervals that My Kind of Fit had suggested. Today I tried out my new Strava app and it didn’t let me set up intervals so I had to just run the whole 7km straight. My time wasn’t very different, but I sure didn’t feel as strong at the end:(. It was interesting to do the same run two days in a row and to test out the difference between intervals and straight running.

I did like the Strava app as it kept good time and didn’t lose GPS. I’ll try my old running app tomorrow to see if the difference is just my new phone.


After my run, I got cleaned up and headed over to meet up with my nephew. It was hilarious, he was supposed to be hanging out with a neighbor, but told his mom he’d rather hang out with auntie. Squeee makes my heart happy❤️💜💙💚

We met up with my parents for dinner at Mr. Mike’s. My dad had an awesome huge drink!

I didn’t have a lot of choices, but enjoyed a lobster avocado salad.

My nephew indulged in dessert:)

Afterwards it was back to my parent’s place to play pool. We discovered that everyone it my dad was horrible at this game😂

Finally it was time for some video games and then bed! My nephew just redid his bedroom and has the coolest under-bed lighting!

Well my nephew is in bed and I’ll be watching Hallmark movies in my brother’s tv and trying to stay awake later than the nephew😂

Have fun!AJ